Waaaaay back in April, we told you about the Wall Cycling Studio’s plans to move into a new, bigger space in Manayunk and add barre classes to its repertoire. At the time, owner Juliet Sabella was pretty tight lipped about where, exactly, the new studio would be located. Well, today she finally spilled the beans. Read more »
Your Jam-Packed Weekend Fitness Guide
Run the Philly 10K, do waterfront yoga, try trapeze and more.
What I Learned After a Year of CrossFit
An inside peek at the cult of CrossFit.
How to Train for Your First 5K the Philly Way
You're just nine weeks away from tackling your first 5K.
Make These Gluten-Free Muffins ASAP
You will not regret it.
This week’s adoptable running dog Einstein comes by way of Street Tails Animal Rescue. He’s a great runner with lots of energy who just so happens to be deaf. Learn more about this sweet guy below. Read more »
Can you BELIEVE the Philly 10K is already here?! Neither can we. But it is! So, to help you make it through the race (and, more importantly, to your free beer and custard) nice and strong, we got one of our favorite Philly runners, Rebecca Barber of the Rocky 50K, to put together an awesome playlist for you. Barber has made many a long running playlist — she does run 50Ks for fun, after all — so you are in good hands. Good luck, folks! (And pssst: If you’re running this weekend, make sure to come by our tent at the finish line festival for some yoga for runners and massages after the race!) Read more »
• If you plan on grilling up a hamburger this weekend, one thing you should know beforehand: A new Consumer Reports investigation found that pretty much all store-bought hamburger meat “contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination.” Yeah, there’s poop in your hamburger meat. But, if you’re going to buy it anyway, you’re better off going with grass-fed. [Mother Jones]
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To say I enjoyed the 12 minutes I spent trying 10-20-30 training on Sunday morning like I would enjoy, say, a mimosa followed by a fat stack of pancakes would definitely be an overstatement. But it was over in time to squeeze both a workout and brunch into a packed morning, and that counts for something in my book.
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Happy last weekend of August! The summer’s going out with a bang this year, with a jam-packed almost-end-of-summer weekend. Check out our picks for how to stay busy below. Read more »
• If your go-to salad is a bowl packed with nutrient-loaded greens like kale along with tofu, legumes and the like, this probably doesn’t apply to you. But for everyone else, picture your favorite salad without the lettuce. Now, does it still look nutritious? Oftentimes, the answer is no. And that’s just one piece of the pie in this food writer’s argument for skipping salads. [Washington Post]
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Last night was our very last Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow session of the season (insert all the teary-eyed emojis here), and we are oh-so-sad to say goodbye to Tuesday nights of outdoor yoga with our friends from DIG Yoga — but at least we have these wonderful photos to tide us over until next summer!
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Late last month, the world fell in love with Zion Harvey, the eight-year-old Baltimore native who received a double hand transplant in early July at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The surgery, the first-ever hand transplant performed on a child, was a joint effort of physicians at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania. It was deemed a resounding success.
Penn Medicine announced that Zion was released from the hospital today, posting several new photos of Zion with transplant team leader L. Scott Levin. The caption reads: “Zion is a tremendous, brilliant child, and though he has a lot of work ahead of him, he’s already talking about ways in which he can help others who face similar circumstances. We’re privileged to have been a part of his story.”
Check out all the photos below. Read more »