Don’t you love it when you admit to your couch-potato ways like, “MAN, I have been mimicking the behavior of a person recovering from inpatient surgery for a minute now,” and then, the second you realize just how immobile you’ve been lately, a gift from the fitness gods drops into your lap? Well, what I’m about to tell you guys is a true gift from the fitness gods. Or from the Yelp gods. Either way, it’s a gift.
On Sunday, July 16th, Flyers fans and fit Philadelphians will be pounding — and cycling across! — the pavement of Broad Street for the first Flyers Charity Classic, an annual event benefiting the Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association, who, in turn, support a bunch of nonprofits across Philadelphia. This is an expansion of the annual Flyers Charities 5K, which you probably already know and love, enhanced with a new course, new date and the addition of a cycling component.
“This certainly is a project that would have sounded more like science fiction than a reality,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Fellow Emily Partridge says in a video explaining the womb-like device she and a team of researchers at CHOP are currently working on. And really, it does sound like something straight from a science-fiction novel.
• We’ve all heard time and time again that subbing in Greek yogurt when you’re whipping up something creamy is a smart and easy way to lighten up a dish, but bet you hadn’t thought about using steamed pureed cauliflower to get that creamy consistency in dishes like risotto and creamed spinach. One chef says you should start doing just that, plus more chef-approved cooking tricks that will lighten up your plate. [Greatist]
I’ve been keeping my lips sealed while we tried to figure out just how we were going to make rebounder classes — yes, as in fitness classes done on mini trampolines (eeee!) — work at this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our ladies-only all-day wellness extravaganza, going down June 3rd. But now, my friends, we know. So I can FINALLY spill the beans.
Well, this is sad: University City’s Herban Quality Eats, a fast-casual eatery that focused on healthy homestyle food (think: quinoa mac and cheese) announced on Instagram yesterday that they will be closing their doors for good this Friday, April 28th.
Calling all fans of grown-up grape juice (that’s wine, duh): We have a series of fitness events that were created with you in mind! Crossing Vineyards and Winery, of Newtown, is bringing back their seasonal Cycle and Sip series as well as their Wine Tasting and Yoga sessions. And yes, each workout session is concluded with a wine tasting paired with cheese, cured meats and chocolate. Read more »
The Penn Relays kick off this week! And before we even get started, I have to say: sunscreen, people! Sunscreen!
Now that that’s out of the way, below you will find everything you need to know, from how to get there to where park to where to sit to what you’ll see. Read more »
Babysitters — the good ones, at least — are lifesavers. But finding them — the good ones, at least — can be an arduous process. Here, some creative and productive ways to find quality help in and around Philly.
There are bunch of local listservs targeted at moms, ranging from ones that are citywide (the uber popular PennsyMoms) to ones more neighborhood-focused (Queen Village Kids, The Kids South of Washington, Fairmount Parents). Post what you are looking for and a caretaker or fellow parent might hook you up. I’ve found great sitters and even an awesome nanny this way. Find the listservs on Google or Yahoo Groups. Note: For some, you’ll need to put in a request and be “accepted”, which might take some time.
Similar to listservs, there are some hyperlocal closed Facebook groups you can turn to, like Queen Village/Bella Vista Kids and New Moms of Center City. Do a search for ones in your neighborhood. Read more »
• We are all about efficiency around these parts (because why waste time doing one thing when you could spend it analyzing Lemonade yet again?). If you are too, you’ll want to take note of these abs exercises that, according to a trainer, are probably a waste of your time if a flat stomach is your goal. [Prevention]