Hey closeted Backstreet Boys fanatics, this week’s playlist is for you. We’re taking you back to the ’90s for the ultimate dance-your-butt-off workout playlist, including all of our favorites. So let your inner 13-year-old self show. We’ve included a wide variety of tunes from every genre, all the way from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to Big Pun’s “Still Not A Player.” So throw on your ’90s best (although we don’t suggest working out in denim everything) and get to groovin’. Read more »
This week’s adoptable running dog is a very young guy (eight months old!) who is waiting for someone to come scoop him up from ACCT for rescue, foster or adoption. He’d be a pretty cute pup to sneak turkey scraps to under the table this Thanksgiving, am I right? Learn more about him below.
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We’re really digging all the fun new things going on at Hydro+Pose studio, the new fitness space and hydroponic indoor garden that opened in South Philly in September. This weekend, they’re hosting their first-ever indoor farmers’ market, with plans to offer it every Saturday, well, for the foreseeable future. Read more »
If you wandered along Chestnut Street between 17th and 18th this week, you might have noticed that something was missing: After five years at 1717 Chestnut, RowZone Rittenhouse has moved. Last weekend, the studio officially opened up shop two blocks away in a newer, bigger space at 2006 Chestnut. Read more »
• For all our Lululemon addicts out there, the brand has a limited-edition Black Friday collection, available online and in stores the day after Thanksgiving. Just be warned: Unlike most Black Friday goods, the stuff doesn’t come cheap. A pair of reflective running leggings will run you nearly 300 bucks. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really hard time even thinking about the holidays right now, considering it’s 65 degrees and rainy outside. But considering Christmas is just five weeks away (!!!), it’s time to start making the mental shift to all things Yule log and Christmas trees and fireplaces and eggnog. Read more »
Looks like workout/brunch hybrids are officially a thing, and we are not mad about it all. A few weeks ago, we told you about a new monthly yoga-and-breakfast club at Hydro+Pose, and weeks before that, Animo hosted a yoga-and-brunch class at their Center City location. Now, Animo has a few more fitness-and-brunch shindigs coming up, and Lisa Ransing from Full Moon Fare (Remember her? She was behind this Namaste for Dinner yoga series.) is teaming up with South Kensington’s new Paperbox Yoga Studio for a yoga class followed by brunch in December. See? I told you workout/brunch hybrids are officially a thing.
Below, all the info on the upcoming sweaty brunch gatherings at Animo and Paperbox. Go, sign up to get your sweat (and mimosa) on. Read more »
Picture this: You’ve crossed the finish line at the Philadelphia Marathon, proudly hung your medal around your neck and wrapped yourself in one of those reflective space-blanket thingys. So, now what? It’s time to celebrate, duh.
What better way to toast your big finish than with a beer and a big ol’ pile of pancakes. That’s what you’ll find at these bars and restaurants within hobbling distance of the finish line. Read more »
• Fact: We all probably all need to wash our sheets more often. According to experts, we should all be washing them once a week. (Insert the ashamed-monkey emoji here.) But what’s more interesting is probably when we don’t necessarily need to wash them — like after fighting off a cold. Who knew? [Yahoo Health]
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Testing date: Monday, November 16th. See the workout here.
Total time commitment: 40 to 50 minutes
Difficulty (out of five): 3ish. Maybe up to a five — some of the exercises are naturally hard, but you can choose the weights to use on others to make this workout easier or harder.
Soreness factor (out of five): 3. This one hurts so good
Overall grade (out of 5): 5. Lots of exercises here, but you get through them quickly and it’s super fun. Read more »