Where to Find Christmas Day Yoga Classes In and Around Philly

Both Yoga Garden locations are hosting Christmas Day Flow classes. | Photo of Narberth studio by Avi Loren Fox

Both Yoga Garden locations are hosting Christmas Day classes. | Narberth studion photo by Avi Loren Fox

If you can find time between opening presents, guzzling egg nog and carving the Christmas ham, head to one of these Christmas Day yoga classes to get centered in the middle of the holiday chaos. Consider this handy-dandy guide our gift to you.

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0.0-Mile Instant Gratification Run to Debut in Philly Next Year

gratification featuredI honestly thought I’d seen it all. Then I received a tweet on Friday afternoon inviting me to check out a new race coming to Philly in February called the Instant Gratification Run. It has all the elements of a traditional road race—a start and finish line, entry bibs, awards for top finishers, commemorative t-shirts—except, er, the mileage. Participants in the Instant Gratification Run will cover exactly 0.0 miles.

Huh?

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Attention Runners: Expect Closures at the Schuylkill Boardwalk This Week

Photograph by Laura Kicey

Photograph by Laura Kicey

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.:

ORIGINAL POST: Just a quick PSA to help you avoid running-route snafus this week: The Schuylkill River Development Corporation has announced that the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk will be closed for a few days this week while a pair of pergolas are installed.

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The Ultimate Philly-Fitness Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

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If you’re feeling the holiday crunch, we feel you. As of today, you’re just 11 days out from Christmas, which means if you’re still shopping, you’d better kick it into high gear.

We can help. With expert input from Philly runners, cyclists, yogis and more, we’ve created eight curated gift guides for all of your holiday fitness-gift needs. So whether you’re looking for gear for your CrossFit-obsessed boyfriend or kitchen gadgets for your healthy-foodie best friend, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to get all of our gift guides in one easy-to-find place.

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What to Eat This Week: Mouthwatering Winter Salads

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This is the week it starts: holiday parties, holiday happy hours, holiday everything imaginable. And while I love me a good party, the bazillion hors d’oeuvres and champagne cocktails that come along with this season’s social calendar can leave anyone feeling, well, a bit heavy. That’s where these salads come in: On your off days, give yourself a break from the pigs-in-a-blanket fare with these light salads loaded with good-for-you winter veggies like squash, kale, beets and more. Happy, well, tossing!

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Meet Miss Buttersworth, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo via Kristin Facinelli

Photo via Kristin Facinelli

If you’re looking for a winter cuddle buddy, look no further: Miss Buttersworth is just as sweet as her name implies, and she loves to snuggle. She recently had pups, so she has yet to hit to the trails with the Monster Milers, but they predict she’ll be a lean mean running machine once she regains all of her energy. Learn more about this lovely lady below.

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Greatest #SeenOnMyRun Ever? Photos from South Philly Holiday Lights Run 2014

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It was fitting that we were treated to a festive dusting of snow flurries yesterday, as runners across the city got amped up for last night’s South Philly Holiday Lights Run, organized each year by the Fishtown Beer Runners and South Philly Striders. The festive nighttime run is a tour de South Philly, of sorts, where holiday decorations and twinkly lights are in anything but short supply. Runners gathered at Broad and Oregon at 7 and set off to peep the lights. The run ended at American Sardine Bar with—what else?—drinks and fun.

Check out photos of the festivities below.

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