Some big news for Manayunk-area fitness junkies: The Wall Cycling Studio is set to announce this week that it’s moving to a new (bigger!) space in town and adding barre classes to the roster. Read more »
Jillian Dreusike, creator and owner of Allongée Technique, announced on her blog this week that she’s inked a lease for a brick-and-mortar studio. In May, she’ll be moving into the former Dhyana Yoga space at 68 North Second Street.
“After nearly five years of running our classes in a pop-up-like structure, I am so beyond excited to have finally found us a permanent home,” she writes. Until now, she’s been operating her dance-centered fitness classes out of rented studio space in Old City and Fairmount, as well as running outdoor classes at Race Street Pier. Read more »
You’ve seen it: the bands, steps, pulleys and other strange equipment gathering dust in the corner of the gym. You’ve probably even wondered (out loud, maybe?): What the heck is that stuff, anyway?
We wondered, too — which is why we enlisted Center City-based personal trainer Brian Maher to decode that oft-forgotten gym equipment we should have been using all along. Here, how to get a great workout with five awesome pieces of equipment most everyone ignores at the gym. Read more »
I hope you plan to spend as much time out of your house — and outdoors — as possible this weekend. The weather is going to be gorgeous! With a full roster of fit things to do — from the return of Yoga on the Pier to the Wharton 5K to the Philly Farm and Food Fest — you have no excuse but to have a blast. Check out our picks below. Read more »
Rania Campbell-Cobb was practically born a farmer — except, she wasn’t born on a farm. The 29-year-old West Philly resident actually grew up in suburban Maine, where her family had a robust backyard veggie garden. It was one of her favorite places to spend time with her hands in the dirt. “I grew up with food growing around me, and I was part of the process,” she says. “I understood that connection of where my food came from, and how it got from dirt to dinner table.”
In late high school, she began working on a family friend’s farm and continued to do so during summer breaks in college. So it wasn’t a surprise to anyone that after college, she found herself in New Zealand for five months, working on farms. “I got to see a lot of different ways that people were growing food and making it work financially, and supporting themselves, the community and the environment,” she says. Read more »
Let’s all start doing our anti-rain dance for tomorrow because Philly Power Yoga is hosting a free outdoor yoga class at Dilworth Park during your lunch break. Read more »
Washington Square West personal-training studio Relentless Fitness is moving to new digs this week — from 249 South 10th Street to 722 Chestnut Street — doubling the studio’s size to 3,000 square feet of fitness space. “Our goal is to be the best personal training facility in the city,” says co-owner Roger Dickerman, adding that the new space is a step in that direction. Read more »
It isn’t every day a person is invited to join Team USA for the world championship of, well, anything. But Body Cycle Studio instructor and competitive triathlete Barry Lewis recently received word that he’d earned a coveted spot on the USA Triathlon Team for the 2015 ITU Long Course Duathlon World Championship in Zofingen, Switzerland this September. The catch: He had to pay his way there, and he was a bit light on expendable cash, having already spent his race budget for the year.
When his pals at Body Cycle Studio heard about his dilemma, they knew they couldn’t just let this opportunity pass by. And so, the BCS Fundraiser Day, set for Saturday, April 4th, was born. Read more »