Yelp Fit Club: How to Work Out (and Eat) for Free All May Long

Unite Fitness is one of the studios Yelp has partnered with for Yelp Fit Club | Photo via Facebook

Unite Fitness is one of the studios Yelp has partnered with for Yelp Fit Club | Photo via Facebook

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.

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Flyers Announce Annual Pick-Your-Distance Cycling and Running Event

Photo courtesy of the Flyers

Photo courtesy of the Flyers

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.

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Whoa: CHOP Working on Womb-Like Device for Premature Babies 

An illustration of the womb-like device

An illustration of the womb-like device

“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.

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The Checkup: The Calorie-Saving Way You Should Be Using Cauliflower (But Aren’t) 

• 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]

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Trampoline Fitness Classes Happening ALL Day at Be Well Philly Boot Camp 

A rebounder class at Freehouse Fitness | Photo via Facebook

A rebounder class at Freehouse Fitness | Photo via Facebook

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.

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Listen Up, Wine Lovers: These Local Winery Fitness Events Are Back!

Crossing Vineyards and Winery | Photo via Facebook

Crossing Vineyards and Winery | Photo via Facebook

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 »

A Viewer’s Guide to the 2017 Penn Relays

Penn Relays | Photo via Shutterstock

Penn Relays | Photo via Shutterstock

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 »

Be Well Family: 9 Easy Ways to Find a Babysitter in Philly

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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.

The Listservs
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.

Facebook Groups
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 »

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