A friend who’s gone to a few RowZone classes in the past forwarded me a string of emails that went out to the studio’s Rittenhouse and Newtown Square members this week explaining a new towel policy—that effective immediately, towels, which were once handed out for free, would now cost a dollar.
Broad Street Run “Bandits”: Horrible People?
The vitriol against bib-less, unregistered runners—let's discuss.
Turn Your Black Thumb Green
Saturday: “How to Grow A Killer Vegetable Garden” chat at the Flower Show
6 Gems in Trader Joe’s Frozen Food Aisle
A nutritionist spills her TJ's secrets.
Sweat With Us at the Flower Show!
We're hosting two pop-up workouts on March 8th.
You may have looked at the sun-filled weekend weather forecast and already dreamt about your glorious long run on the Schuylkill River Trail (rocking out to our long-run playlist, of course), but note: There are a few sections of the trail that are still closed due to all the snow we’ve had this winter, with some unplowed, shaded areas potentially posing some issues.
By the looks of her Facebook page, Andrea Kyan and her Pure Sweets & Co. crew have been seriously hard at work these past few months, turning the former Adresse boutique space at 1706 Locust Street into a bakery, cafe and juice bar. I checked with Kyan this morning to see how progress is coming along, since the last time we spoke in the fall, she thought they’d be open by March or April. Looks like things are right on schedule, because Kyan says they’re moving in next week, with a target grand opening date set for March 28th.
Training for the Broad Street Run is no easy feat. And training on the weekends, when all you really want to do is sleep and then brunch and then sleep some more? Even harder. But not to worry, my friends: We feel your pain. Which is why from now until race day, every Friday we’ll be bringing you a little weekend-running incentive: a brand spankin’ new playlist to hit the pavement with for your Broad Street Run long runs. Simply subscribe to Be Well Philly’s Broad Street Run Training playlist on Spotify and watch the tunes roll in. We’ll post them here on the blog, too.
Got a favorite training song? We’re taking requests! Just let us know in the comments section below. And check out the first of many Broad Street Run Training playlists below.
Organizers for the Love Run Half Marathon on March 30th say their race is poised for a sell-out—an impressive accomplishment, considering this is a first-time race for Philly.
As of now, there are a handful of the 10,000 spots left, but spokesperson Kate Matheson says they’re on track to sell out in the next week or so. She says they’re also a contender to become the largest inaugural half marathon in the country in 2014. Go, Philly!
What if everybody ran? Good question.
Guys! We’re just two days out from our Be Well Philly extravaganza at the Philadelphia Flower Show. On Saturday, we’re hosting two fitness classes smack dab in the middle of all the Flower Show action at the Convention Center. Plus, I’ll be leading a fun discussion with two local gardening experts on how to grow a KILLER vegetable garden.
• The numbers are in, and they ain’t pretty. Despite the fact that obesity rates among young kids have dropped ever so slightly, the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that U.S. obesity rate for adults is up: 27.1 percent in 2013 compared to 26.6 in 2012. And with an obesity rate of 28.2 percent, Pennsylvania certainly isn’t helping things. [Gallup]