The outdoor-yoga fun just keeps on coming, folks. In addition to the new outdoor yoga series kicking off tonight in Kahn Park, there’s another new al fresco series debuting this weekend.
Beginning this Sunday, August 23rd — and running each Sunday through September 13th — you can get your yoga on atop the soon-to-be-transformed Bok Technical School with instructor Katie Gould. Stunning city views and a killer soundtrack are guaranteed. Read more »
• Yikes! Researchers in California just released a study which found that “triple washed” and “pre-washed” baby spinach found in bags at supermarkets isn’t nearly as clean (and bacteria-free) as you probably hoped. [Yahoo Health] Read more »
Photo by Jeff Fusco
When local cyclist Alexandria Schneider heard that the Pope was coming to town, she didn’t freak out about the influx of visitors, potential traffic, road and business closures, and general sense of, um, cluster like the rest of us did. She saw an opportunity.
“When was the last time the streets were closed for something other than a natural disaster?” she says. “I’m looking to make the best of a bad situation.” Read more »
Yards Brewing Company | Photo via Facebook
The summer is juuuuuust about over (sniff) , so make the most it this weekend with a fun, sweat-filled fitness activity. Our picks for what to do are below. Read more »
• Do yourself a favor: Start your day on the right foot by avoiding these a.m. pitfalls. [Men’s Health] Read more »
The steps near Boathouse Row | Photo by Gina Mancuso
Last month, you guys went bonkers over our post detailing the best places to do stair workouts in the Philly area. We actually got the lowdown from CoreFitness’s Gina Mancuso, and she had the genius idea to turn the post into a real live workout series. And so we give you: the CoreFitness Stair Climb Challenge Series. Read more »
Well, friends, it’s been 10 months since we posted the Philly Fitness Bucket List, our handpicked compendium of the 25 things every local fitness enthusiast needs to do at least once. So it’s time for a status check: How many items have you managed to check off? (You can go ahead and tell us in the comments.)
While we’re certainly smitten with all 25 to-dos, we’re particularly jazzed today about #17, the Schuylkill River Sojourn. See, the just-posted video, below, documents the seven-day, 112-mile kayaking journey from Schuylkill Haven to Boathouse Row in a speedy three-minute reel. And the kayak-mounted camera aaallllmost makes you feel like you were there. Read more »
• You know you’ve always wondered about coffee’s mystical (wonderful?) poop-inducing properties. Now science can explain why it happens. [Health] Read more »
Oh, hi Internet! It’s good to see you again. It’s been a few months since I’ve been around these parts, and it feels good — really good, actually — to be back.
For the three of you who noticed my absence, I have a really good excuse, I swear. His name is Noah, and he’s the cute little guy smiling at you at the top of this post. See, um, I had a baby. Back in May. Without telling you. Sorry about that. Read more »
I know it’s disgusting — and maybe a tad embarrassing — but can we all just cop to feeling a giant sense of satisfaction when we dig a big, honking ball of wax out of our ears with a Q-tip? Surely I’m not the only one who marvels at how all of that was crammed in there in the first place. Read more »