Here in Philly, we’re pretty lucky — there’s almost always a great fitness event going on somewhere. And turns out, some of our very favorite stores and eateries host A LOT of ’em. Below, seven Philly stores that have sweet community fitness calendars filled with everything from runs to pop-up yoga to boot camps and more.
The Lululemon Local Fishtown
1424 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown
The Lululemon Local Fishtown’s events calendar is chockfull of fun like trunk shows, cocktail tastings and even burlesque, but they also host some great fitness events — like this summer solstice shindig coming up — as well. Keep your eyes peeled for what the future holds!
HgAthletics, which is Honeygrow’s newborn fitness arm, has a hand in nearly every pot — pop-up yoga, run clubs, outdoor boot camps, and more. Visit their Facebook events page frequently; some super-neat events (think: rooftop yoga in Center City) tend to fill up quickly. A bonus perk of rolling with the HgAthletics crew is you get 20 percent off your post-workout meal. Score!
From groups runs (like, SO many group runs) to yoga for runners and track workouts, Philadelphia Runner provides the tools (sneakers and such) and the community that help make running in Philadelphia so great. Added bonus: Since they have four locations, their events happen all over the city, making the fun super accessible for folks from all different ‘hoods.
Lululemon has a slew of locations in Philly and ‘burbs (Walnut Street, Cherry Hill, Suburban Square, Glen Mills, and more), and they are known for hosting events both in-store and outside of it (hey, free popsicle boot camp!). Your best bet for tracking their workouts down is to keep an eye on their respective Facebook events pages.
160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Who knew the purveyor of your trusty duck boots also hosts a whole slew of outdoorsy fitness events? I sure didn’t. Sunrise kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding “SUP with your pup” events (really!), archery and starlight hiking are a few of the adventurous fitness events L.L. Bean brings to the table. (Note: A good chunk of the events are free.)
1615 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
Every Sunday morning, the New Balance run club ventures out on a three-to five-mile run followed by some light refreshments at the store.
200 West Ridge Pike, Conshohocken
REI has your back when it comes to survival necessities from their aisles upon aisles (upon aisles) of gear to classes teaching the basics of camping and map/compass navigation. They also host kayaking lessons and organized hikes to help you get good and fit in the great outdoors.
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