Last week, we told you how to properly warm up before a long run or hard workout. Today, Philly yogi Jake Panasevich (you know him from those awesome Yoga for Dudes classes at Maha Yoga) offers a tutorial for an easy-to-follow yoga routine aimed at stretching out IT Bands, hamstrings, quads and hips — all areas runners need to focus on most.
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I completely understand why people hate CrossFit. CrossFitters are an incredibly annoying group of people. They talk about CrossFit non-stop, they wear CrossFit sneakers, and they display misguided pride over their disgusting hand calluses. And CrossFit workouts? They’re ridiculous. How do they expect a 41-year-old mother of two to do a handstand pushup? And am I really supposed to push a weighted sled around a parking lot? Read more »
GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon | Photo via Facebook
Just a quick reminder to set your alarm for midnight tonight, if you want to get in on the Philadelphia Marathon’s super-early-bird registration deal. The first 500 folks to register will get discounted entry fees for both the marathon and half marathon. Read more »
Terrain at Styers
We love a good brand collaboration, especially when said collaboration results in a delicious vegan dinner with Vedge chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. The two are hosting a five-course dinner at Terrain in Glen Mills next month featuring dishes from their cookbook Vedge. Read more »
Calling all night owls: On Wednesday night, two of the coolest free fitness resources in the city, Run215 and the November Project, are teaming up to bring you the first-ever #NIGHTSHIFTPHL fun run.
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• If you have a loaf of stale bread sitting at home, don’t condemn it to a life of bread crumbs just yet. This simple trick is apparently incredibly effective for bringing stale bread back to life. [Bon Appétit] Read more »
Mastering the art of packing the perfect gym bag is like mastering the art of packing the perfect carry-on bag: It takes time. And every now and then, before you’ve become a true packing pro, you find yourself in a smelly situation that can’t be fixed because you pulled a totally amateur move and forgot to pack a stick of deodorant. Or worse: your shower shoes. We’ve all been there.
But fear not: To help us all become gym-bag-packing pros, we went to the actual pros. We asked 10 fitness pros around Philly to dish on the three items they always, always, always have in their gym bags. (By the way, my favorite part of my job is that I get to be nosy without shame.)
From the snacks that keep them from getting hangry to the dry shampoos that keep them looking fresh to the sentimental tokens that put a smile on their faces, take a peek at what these pros keep stashed in their bags — and take pointers! Read more »
Photo via Facebook | Indego
The time is near, friends: Philly’s brand spankin’ new bike share program, Indego, is a comin’. And while you won’t be able to get into the saddle until April 23rd, you can sign up for a membership starting today.
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Photo via Google Maps
UPDATE 5:18 p.m.: Well, this is pretty awesome. Randy LoBasso from the Bicycle Coalition called me a few minutes ago to say the city has done a total 180 on the Ben Franklin Parkway bike-lane situation. In response to the general, well, outrage over the proposed yearlong removal of the bike lanes between the 1600 to 1800 block, the Streets Department now says they are going to maintain four feet of bike lanes in both directions for the duration of the project. Victory! The Bicycle Coalition has the full skinny — check it out here.
ORIGINAL: I almost spit my lunch out today when I saw a troublesome new post on the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s blog about the not-so-bright future for a portion of the bike lanes along the Ben Franklin Parkway — namely, that they’re about to disappear for the next year. What gives? Read more »
Photo via Plank StudioP
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since Plank Studio opened its doors in Wayne. But next week on Tuesday, April 7th, the popular Megaformer Pilates studio will celebrate its one-year anniversary, and they’re doing it in style — with a day of free classes, of course. Read more »