Be Well Workout of the Week: Total-Body Tone Up

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Your workout this week is pretty straightforward. It goes like this: Complete the following circuit four times, performing the exercises below as fast as you can while keeping good form. At the end of the circuit, do a quarter-mile sprint. You can do the sprint on the treadmill, elliptical, bike, somewhere outside, or if none of those are an option, you can always do the workout without the sprint. Try not to rest for more than a minute or two between circuits; this keeps your workout efficient and your heart rate high.

Good luck!

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Sip-N-Glo and Supper Team Up for Boozy Juice Happy Hour on Thursday

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The drinks at Thursday’s Supper and Sip-N-Glo Happy Hour. | Photo via Sip-N-Glo

If you haven’t checked out for the holidays just yet, add this to your agenda this week: South Street neighbors Sip-N-Glo Juicery and Supper are teaming up for a juice-and-booze-fueled happy hour on Thursday evening that you might not want to miss.

Sip-N-Glo will be bringing three juices to be used as mixers for a trifecta of very delicious and unique cocktails. The cucumber, celery, apple, mint, ginger, and spinach juice with get spiked with Hendrick’s Gin; a beet, carrot and pineapple juice shaken with unsweetened almond milk will be mixed with Bacardi rum; and the oh-so-seasonal sweet potato, apple, and pumpkin spice juice will be fused with Snap, the ginger snap spirit from Philly’s own Art in the Age.

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The Insanely Easy 15-Minute Dessert to Try This Holiday Season

Photograph by Becca Boyd

Photograph by Becca Boyd

When it comes to dessert, I’m a bit of a traditionalist (i.e. I don’t want bacon in my cookies, thank you very much), and what’s more traditional this time of a year than an apple pie? While I could attempt a low-fat or gluten-free pie crust to impress you, I’m sure I’d be hard-pressed to come up with a recipe that tastes as good as the real deal, and that just doesn’t work for me.

So in the vein of my crust-less pumpkin pie from last month, I decided that the most sensible route would be to forge on with the elemental ingredients; after all, the velvety smooth, sweet and tender filling in an apple pie is the best part. Agreed?

This dessert is quick and easy enough for a weekday after-school snack but elegant enough for company. Experiment with different spices or purchase some cinnamon gelato to really up the ante. Best part? You’re just 15 minutes away from this new, lightened up classic.

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Where to Find Christmas Day Yoga Classes In and Around Philly

Both Yoga Garden locations are hosting Christmas Day Flow classes. | Photo of Narberth studio by Avi Loren Fox

Both Yoga Garden locations are hosting Christmas Day classes. | Narberth studion photo by Avi Loren Fox

If you can find time between opening presents, guzzling egg nog and carving the Christmas ham, head to one of these Christmas Day yoga classes to get centered in the middle of the holiday chaos. Consider this handy-dandy guide our gift to you.

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0.0-Mile Instant Gratification Run to Debut in Philly Next Year

gratification featuredI honestly thought I’d seen it all. Then I received a tweet on Friday afternoon inviting me to check out a new race coming to Philly in February called the Instant Gratification Run. It has all the elements of a traditional road race—a start and finish line, entry bibs, awards for top finishers, commemorative t-shirts—except, er, the mileage. Participants in the Instant Gratification Run will cover exactly 0.0 miles.

Huh?

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Attention Runners: Expect Closures at the Schuylkill Boardwalk This Week

Photograph by Laura Kicey

Photograph by Laura Kicey

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.:

ORIGINAL POST: Just a quick PSA to help you avoid running-route snafus this week: The Schuylkill River Development Corporation has announced that the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk will be closed for a few days this week while a pair of pergolas are installed.

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