If you’ve always been curious about the whole detox thing but aren’t sure you want to make the investment, here’s a great way to test it out: Enter Lithe Method’s just-posted contest for a chance to win a free three-day Lithe Foods detox plan the week of September 4th.
Just head over here and leave a comment. The winner will be selected on Monday.
Photo via Body Cycle Studio on Instagram
I’m not going to lie—I’m totally wagging my finger and singing “nah, nah, nah, nah, boo, boo” at all of you who aren’t still in school. (I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to be a college student.) But seriously, if you, like me, are home from college this summer and in need of a fun workout to get you through, I’ve got two ideas.
First, Flywheel is offering discounted entry to its indoor-cycling classes for any student with a valid ID. Normally $25 a pop (my broke-college-student heart weeps), the popular Spin classes will be $15 each for college students (yay!). All you have to do is stop in to either of their locations in Center City (1521 Locust Street) or Bryn Mawr (711 West Lancaster Avenue) and show your school I.D. They’ll put you in the system as a student so you can sign up online for any class at your discounted price for the rest of the summer.
Over at Body Cycle Studio, which is another indoor cycling studio in Philly, students can score $13 walk-in entry, down from $20 for non-students. You can also get a discounted class card: $100.00 for 10 classes, which brings you down to $10 a ride, or $170 for 20 rides, which gets you down to $8.50 a pop.
Also note that at both Body Cycle and Flywheel, the first ride is always free. How’s that for motivation?
>> Know of other studios in the area offering killer student discounts this summer? Share in the comments!
Time to stock up on your quinoa and flaxseed, people. Whole Foods is having a flash sale tonight featuring 20 percent off all bulk-bin items, which includes beans, nuts, rice and even trail mix. Score the discount from 4 to 8 p.m. at any Whole Foods location.
If you’re planning on running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on September 15th but haven’t pulled the registration-trigger yet, today’s the day. Race organizers are running a special deal for National Running Day (today! Woo!) for $20 off registration. That brings the grand total down from $95 to $75—that’s $10 cheaper than the race’s lowest pricing tier, which ran through April 30th. So I guess in this case the early bird didn’t exactly catch the worm …
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half starts and ends at the Art Museum and includes loops in Center City and along the Schuylkill on Kelly Drive and River Road. Its biggest selling point are the live bands stationed at each mile marker, as well as the concert at the finish line.
Today’s promotion expires at 11:59 tonight. Learn more and register here.
In related news, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half is teaming up with Philadelphia Runner tonight for a free fun run at 6 p.m. The group will tackle an easy three to four miles, then make a pit stop at Rita’s for free (yup, free) water ice afterwards. Meet up at the Center City store at 16th and Sansom to join in.
It’s about time, right? The Philly area’s first Pinkberry location officially opens for business today in Bryn Mawr. To celebrate, the shop will be handing out free fro-yo from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, according to Foobooz.
Pinkberry is located at 763 East Lancaster Avenue in the Bryn Mawr Square Shopping Center.
Photo via PRG
If you’ve never tried rock climbing, I highly recommend it. I took a climbing class back in college and used to belong to a climbing gym when I lived in DC—which is all to say it’s super fun, super challenging and a terrific workout.
Longtime Oaks and Coatesville indoor climbing facility Philadelphia Rock Gyms just opened a new 15,000-square-foot facility at 3500 Scotts Lane in East Falls. It includes bouldering areas, 40 top ropes and lead-climbing routes. The gym officially opened last weekend, so owners are offering special discounts this week to get you in the door. Through Sunday, you can get half off an Intro to Climbing package for you and a friend. Day passes are $15 (typically $18) with free gear rental (costs $7 usually), and everything in the pro shop is 20 percent off. Gym hours are noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
I’m not usually one to share the daily-deal emails that flood my inbox every morning since, honestly, they’re sort of a dime a dozen these days, but this one was just too good to pass up. Lithe Method is up on Gilt City this week, with a deal for five classes for $50 at the Old City, Main Line and NoLibs studios—a $100 value. (The offer doesn’t apply to the Rittenhouse studio, sorry.) You don’t have to be a new student to get the deal, which is awesome, but the class vouchers are only good through July 1st. The limit is one voucher per customer.
Also on the deal site are vouchers for a discounted three-day Lithe detox at $160 (normally $225) and a detox-and-classes combo pack, with 10 classes and the three-day detox for $255, a $415 value. Get the deal here (free registration with Gilt City required). The deal ends at 10 a.m. on April 8th.
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Holy free stuff, Batman. On January 22nd and 23rd—that’s next Tuesday and Wednesday, if you don’t have a calendar in front of you—The Gap is taking over Body Cycle Studio, the fab indoor cycling studio in Center City, and offering free classes and free workout clothes to everyone who comes. (Ladies only—sorry, guys.) The event is part of Gap’s latest promotion for its GapFit fitness clothing line.
Here’s how it works: Sign up for one of the free 45-minute indoor-cycling classes (there are nine to choose from between the two days), then, when you show up, you’ll be given a pair of GapFit pants to try during the class. If you like ’em, they’re yours to keep afterwards. Sounds like a win-win, eh? Refreshments and snacks will follow.
Learn more and sign up here. (If the classes are full, you can add your name to a wait list.)
Body Cycle Studio, 1923 Chestnut Street, second floor, Philadelphia, 215-563-3663.
Quick—when’s the very best time to stock up on gym clothes, workout gear and running shoes? Right now! On Cyber Monday, you can score all kinds of deals on top fitness brands if you know where to look. Here’s a roundup of the best Cyber Monday deals on fitness and workout gear. Happy shopping!
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While it’s easy to spend a small fortune on fitness gear, you don’t have to break the bank to look good while working out. Here, eight websites that offer deep discounts on everything from running kicks to GPS watches to sweat-wicking tanks. Happy shopping!
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