Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Ploome’s Favorite Super-Sexy Workout Songs

Ploome/Christina Stoltz

Ploome/Christina Stoltz

Our second guest curator steps up to the bat—or, well, Spotify account—for our latest weekend workout playlist: Christina Stoltz, owner of Northern Liberties Pilates studio Ploome.

If you’ve ever taken a class with Christina (at one of the past two Be Well Philly Boot Camps, perhaps?), you know that her workouts are almost feel like a party; they’re high-energy, dance-like-nobody’s-watching, raucous good fun. So it comes as no surprise that her workout playlist is just the same.

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5 Best Running Routes at the Jersey Shore (With Maps!)

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Shuttestock

Not everyone R&R-ing it at the beach wants to sit around all day. If you’re antsy to move—and log some serious mileage—check out these expert-approved running routes in towns up and down the Jersey Shore, courtesy of NJShoreRun.com’s Steve Antczak, Cape May runner and triathlete Michael Mader, and Good Day for a Run’s Ken Culbertson, who organizes races throughout South Jersey.

Check out the routes below, and click the links to see maps.

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Marc Vetri Thinks Many Gluten-Intolerant People Are “Grossly Ill-Informed”

Marc Vetri

Marc Vetri

Philly chef Marc Vetri posted a nearly 1,400-word rant on the Huffington Post yesterday about his growing intolerance of gluten intolerance. He describes a diner who identifies herself as gluten-intolerant and who declines to eat his restaurant’s risotto, even after Vetri explains that it is made with rice and is therefore gluten-free.

His words:

I still couldn’t get over the fact she really believed there was gluten in risotto. Or for that matter, that people consider wheat to be so bad for us. To me it’s simply a lack of understanding about what wheat is, and what it is processed into. This diner most likely wasn’t gluten intolerant at all. She’s simply mesmerized by the latest fad that is consuming the nation–but it’s a fad based on misrepresentation.

I would like to offer another meaning for G.I: Grossly Ill-informed.

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Pssst! HipCityVeg Has a Secret Menu Item You’ve Never Tried

Hip City Veg | Photo by Christoper Gabello

Hip City Veg | Photo by Christoper Gabello

Just a quick redirect here: The folks over at Zagat Philly have a post this week about secret menu items (i.e. off-menu dishes you have to know to ask for) at 20 Philly restaurants. Color me surprised to find a delicious-sounding item from one of my favorite lunch spots, HipCityVeg: a vegan grilled chick’n club sandwich that apparently only people in the know have been enjoying for who knows how long. I feel robbed.

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Wegmans, Trader Joe’s Pull Fruit Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Shutterstock

A California company has recalled peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. While no one as of yet has been reported ill, the company, Wawona, says in a statement that it shut down and sanitized its processing facility when a sample tested positive for the bacteria, which can cause flu-like symptoms; they are using other facilities to maintain normal operations while the problem is being dealt with.

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Study: People Who Live Near Bike Lanes Exercise More

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Looks like whole “If you build it, they will come” thing might actually be true when it comes to bike lanes and bike paths. A new study out of the UK and published in the American Journal of Public Health found that people who live near bike lanes get more exercise each week than people for whom such infrastructure isn’t as easily accessible.

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