This weekend is all football talk, and if you, like me, do not care at all, this week’s workout playlist is designed specifically to help you drown it all out. Put some headphones in, get your sweat on, and avoid everything Super Bowl this weekend. I mean, besides the Puppy Bowl and the party guac. Because, well, duh. Read more »
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SoulCycle! HipCityVeg! Snap Kitchen!
Back in December, after stories of cyclists and runners being harassed by teenagers on the Schuylkill River Trail began to circulate, Jon Lyons, founder of Run215 and a stakeholder on the Schuylkill River Trail Steering Committee, wrote a piece for us breaking down how, exactly, the committee, with the help of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and the city, was working to make the SRT safer.
The efforts he talked about then included increased patrol, repairs to lighting along the trail, and the improvement of mile markers and trail signage, among other pushes to make sure people feel safe using the trail. Now, after three new incidents of people being harassed on the trail were reported this week, the steering committee, along with Johnson, has added another effort, this one community-based, to the mix in order to make the trail safer for all users: Meet the Schuylkill River Trail Community Watch, a volunteer program consisting of trained members of the community who will be tasked with patrolling the trail and promoting a positive, safe environment for all users. Read more »
Total time commitment: 30 to 35 minutes
Difficulty (out of five): 3.5
Soreness factor: Do humans need shoulders? Because ours might fall off.
Overall grade (out of 5): 4.5 This was a really great workout. It was hard to stick to one set of weights, though, so we changed things up. Read more »
What’s better on a gloomy Friday evening than a piping hot slice of pizza? Nothing. The answer is nothing. And the folks at P.S. & Co., are making that very easy to find for the vegan, gluten-free folks of the world: Starting tonight, the all-organic, vegan, gluten-free Rittenhouse eatery will be hosting BYOB Pizza Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., offering a slew of pizzas along with cold-pressed juice mixers. Read more »
Up this week, we’ve got Chorizo, the gentlest of gentle giants. Seriously, he’s 70 pounds of pure puppy love. Learn more about him below.
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Registration for the third annual Sly Fox Brewing Company Fox Trot 5K, coming our way Saturday, May 21st, opened at 10 a.m. this morning. And if you’re into the idea of playing life-size beer pong while chowing down on food truck grub and drinking craft beer — oh, and running, of course — you’ll probably want to snag your spot soon; the race expects a speedy sell-out. Read more »
• You know that scene in Sex and the City, when Carrie reveals that she finally (finally!) went number two at Big’s house? Well, here’s why you should always just do it instead of holding it in — whether you’re at your boyfriend’s house or at work or wherever else it’s awkward. Turns out, habitually waiting it out can really screw with your insides. [Greatist] Read more »
If you’ve come to Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our annual day of wellness for women in June, you’ve no doubt had your butt completely kicked by the trainers of Northern Liberties’s Ploome Fitness & Lifestyle Boutique. Last year, they taught a Cardio Burlesque class that was quite the (SUPER sweaty) hit. Anyway, the folks at Ploome recently launched a virtual platform full of fitness videos, and they’re giving Be Well Philly readers a chance to try them by getting their sweat on for just a $1 a day in their Sweaty Superhero Challenge. Bonus: You never have to leave your house to get in on it. Really. Read more »
As we’ve told you guys, Snap Kitchen is coming to Philly in a BIG way: The Austin, Texas-based company is opening its first East Coast outposts, at 243 Market Street and 1901 Callowhill Street, this weekend, and they have plans to open five more locations in the Philly area before the year ends.
In case you hadn’t noticed, we are over the moon about more quick and easy healthy food choices coming to Philly. But, to be honest, I didn’t totally know what to expect from the market until last night, when I got to to hang out at their soon-to-open Old City shop and soak it all in. My takeaway: Snap Kitchen is basically the healthy person’s Wawa. And don’t get it twisted: I mean that as a compliment. Read more »
Hey yogis, you’ll want to add this to your calendar pronto. On February 18th, Old City kombucha fermentary Inspired Brews is hosting a yoga class complete with an essential-oil infusion to really ignite your senses. Read more »