To Do: Lady Gaga Dance Workshop This Weekend

Photo via Google+

Photo via Google+

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.

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PPA Has Issued Over 260 Tickets for Cars Parked in Bike Lanes Since January



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.

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How to Get Free Beer After the Broad Street Run

beerI 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.

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Your Sweatiest Lunch Break Ever: 5 Fun Midday Classes to Try



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.

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Where to Find Free Workouts Every Day in Philly for Spring 2014

Join the November Project crew for free workouts at the Art Museum every Wednesday // Photo via Facebook

The November Project hosts free workouts at the Art Museum every Wednesday // Photo via Facebook

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.

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The Checkup: This 10-Minute Activity Could Replace Your 30-Minute Run



• 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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