• I am a master at scrambled and hard-boiled eggs, but after that I’m out. Which is why I’m going to bookmark and reference (again and again and again) this guide to cooking eggs every which way under the sun. [The Week]
I’m going to be brief here, because there are only a few spots left for Saturday’s Lady Gaga Cardio Pop Workshop with Philly Dance Fitness. The 90-minute dance class will get you seriously sweaty as you learn routines to some of Gaga’s biggest hits.
The class is at the Arts Parlor in South Philly at 1170 South Broad Street, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. It’s $25 to join the fun.
Oh, and by the way, PDF founder Deborah Hirsch will be teaching a version of this class at our upcoming Be Well Philly Boot Camp on June 7th. Actually, it’ll be this class on steroids, because the Cardio-Pop Dance class she’s planning for Boot Camp will be a mashup of her routines from PDF’s Timberlake/Gaga/Beyonce/Michael Jackson master classes. So you definitely don’t want to miss that.
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia posted an update today on its joint #unblockbikelanes Twitter campaign with the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Between January and March, the campaign, which launched in December, generated 55 complaints, and PPA reports that it doled out 264 tickets to cars illegally parked in bike lanes; the bulk of the tickets were issued on Spruce and Pine streets.
I was Googling around yesterday looking for info on local hiking groups and stumbled on to the website for TerraMar Adventures, a local company that puts together some pretty rad outdoor adventure trips. Then I got really in the weeds and found a posting for free post-race beers for Broad Street runners in May. So how, exactly, do TerraMar and running go together?
Here’s how: The guy who runs TerraMar is Carl Ewald—he’s the same guy who runs the ODDyssey Half Marathon in June and the new race-training program on the Ben Franklin Bridge I told you about last month. So, obviously, he’s big into running. The ODDyssey will have a booth at this year’s Broad Street Expo, so Carl is teaming up with the folks at McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park to offer free beer to Broad Street runners after the race.
I have a confession to make: I spend most of my workdays glued to my desk chair. But when I have time to sneak in a midday workout, I jump at the opportunity — and so should you: Research shows that lunch-hour workouts boost productivity, turbocharge energy, and can even improve brain function.
This month, let’s steal away from our desks for an hour each week to fit in some fitness. Here are five terrific lunch-hour classes — one for every day of the workweek — to get you started. Each studio has shower facilities, making your post-workout cleanup routine a cinch. I promise: Your boss will never know you left.
I’ve shared a few of my patented smoothie concoctions with you in the past, but I think my current obsession is one for the record books. I’ll have this smoothie for breakfast, of course, but it also makes for a pretty tasty dessert—with way fewer calories than a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.
We posted about a slew of free fitness options earlier this year, but since there are always fun new workouts cropping up, we’ve decided to make the whole free-workout thang a semi-regular feature that we’ll update seasonally. So here you have it: free workouts every day of the week this spring.
Your Thirsty Thursdays are about to take on a whole new meaning. The Wall Cycling Studio in Manayunk is debuting a new class tomorrow that features both indoor and outdoor workouts and a post-workout happy hour to boot.
I knew I was on to something all those times I’ve chugged a mug of coffee before a run. Not only does the caffeine improve my performance, coffee gives me about the same level of hydration as drinking a glass of water, according to a review of recent studies reported in a “Medical Myths” column on the BBC.
• Two words: Jump. Rope. [Q by Equinox]
• These three science-backed motivation tips will keep you on track with your workouts—guaranteed. [Women's Health]
• Meal inspiration: 25 healthy dinner recipes that are über-popular on Pinterest. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
• And then there was the time an Ivy League college tried to dictate what one of its students ate. What? [New Haven Register]
• How to know if you’re running too much. [Men's Fitness]
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