Guys, the first day of July is tomorrow! I know, we can’t believe it either. But the facts are the facts, so to help you fill in your fitness calendar for July, below are our top 10 picks for sweating (and refueling) this month, from Beyoncé yoga to #SELFCARESUNDAY to a (vegan) Sunday Gravy dinner. Have at ’em!
1. The Beyonce Yoga Experience
When: Friday, July 14th and 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Priya Hot Yoga, 1828 Callowhill Street, Fairmount.
Beyoncé yoga has become all the rage, and we couldn’t be happier about it. This coming month, Priya Hot Yoga is giving you two chances to get your downward dog on to a playlist of Queen Bey — Beyoncé-inspired attire (hi, leotard) and singing encouraged. $15.
2. Rock the Night Away 5K
When: Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
An evening run through a winery, complete with live music (from a rock cover band, natch) that ends with wine for all. What more could you ask for? Nothing. The answer in nothing. $40.
3. Be Well Philly’s Summer Yoga Flow
When: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., from July 11th through August.
Where: Dilworth Park, Center City.
GUYYYYYYYYS! Be Well Philly’s Summer Yoga Flow, our free weekly yoga series running through August, starts in July. YIPPPEEEEEE. (Can you tell we’re excited?) This year, the fun will be going down at Dilworth Park with Three Queen Yoga’s Mariel Freeman leading us all through a killer sweat session and DJ SYLO spinning beats. Yep: It’s going to be great. Free.
4. Franklin & Whitman’s #SELFCARESUNDAY
When: Sunday, July 16th at 10 a.m.
Where: BOK Building, 1901 South 9th Street, South Philly.
First, let me start by saying this self-care-filled day is for a good cause: All proceeds from this event go to the Pennsylvania SPCA. So there’s your excuse to dedicate the morning to yourself, if you needed one. You’ll get in a yoga session, a skin-care demo, and a gift bag featuring Philly-based Franklin & Whitman products (think: a botanical steam, a face mask and tank.) Oh wait! AND you get a post-event drink at BOK’s rooftop bar. Quite the steal, eh? $45.
5. Philadelphia Dance Day
When: Saturday, July 29th, all day.
Where: Various locations throughout the city.
This is the one day all year where you have a perfectly valid excuse to dance your ass off all day long. Throughout the day, there are free workshops — from Barre Fit to BollyX to Contemporary Dance Fitness — going on at studios all around town, and at night, there’s a giant dance party. Daytime workshops are free; $5 for evening events.
6. Public Art Bike Tour
When: Saturday, July 22nd at 10 a.m.
Where: Meet at 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairmount.
Bike 10.5 miles through West Fairmount Park and along Kelly Drive, get your culture on by stopping at note-worthy pieces of sculpture, like the newly installed Big Bling and the Pavilion in the Trees, and make friends — for free! We’re sold. Free.
7. Sunday Gravy at Miss Rachel’s Pantry
When: Sunday, July 30th at 7 p.m.
Where: Miss Rachel’s Pantry, 1938 South Chadwick Street, South Philly.
If you’ve yet to feast at South Philly vegan spot Miss Rachel’s Pantry, this installment of Sunday Gravy would be a great time to knock it off your bucket list. Expect a four-course BYOB vegan dinner, Sunday Gravy-style. $45.
8. Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Guided Hike and Meditation
When: Sunday, July 16th at 10 a.m.
Where: Meet at Mount Pleasant Mansion, 3800 Mt. Pleasant Drive, East Fairmount Park.
This morning consists of a three-mile guided hike through the lovely Fairmount Park, with a meditation session led by Evolve Philadelphia’s Nicole Taylor speckled in the mix. Doesn’t that sound just lovely? $10 or free for FPC members.
9. Flyers Charity Classic
When: Sunday, July 16th; start times for events vary.
Where: Wells Fargo Center, South Philly.
This year, the Flyers are giving you a slew of ways to raise money for charities: There’s a 5K run or walk, a 10-mile family bike ride, a 50K bike ride and a 100K bike ride. See? A little something for everyone — all for a good cause. Prices for events vary.
10. Vetri Cucina’s Local Farm Dinner with Primal Supply Meats
When: Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1312 Spruce Street, Midtown Village.
This a treat yo’self option (check the price-tag). Think: a fancy-shmancy dinner filled with local meats, led by Heather Marold Thomason, the butcher behind local Primal Supply Meats. Bonus: You’ll certainly glean some ideas for sprucing up your meal-prep at home. $185.
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