• If you’ve never been able to grasp the skill of waking up early to go sweat your face off (because the snooze button), here: Five folks who force themselves out of bed at the brink of dawn on the regular dish on their fail-proof methods for making it to morning workouts. [Men’s Health]
Two years ago, I was biking along Spring Garden Street when, seemingly out of nowhere, I was suddenly engulfed in a sea of naked people on bikes. I quickly saw there was no escape route so I went with the flow for a few blocks until I had the chance to turn off. It was the Philly Naked Bike Ride, and it had taken me by surprise, but I knew it was a thing that happened, so I wasn’t too taken aback by the steady stream of bare-naked butts peddling past me. You know what would leave me incredibly taken aback, though? If I were sipping on a soy latte at Rocket Cat Cafe and, all of a sudden, I looked up and saw a naked man ordering from the barista.
That’s what happened to some not-so-happy customers last Friday, after a man promoting the Philly Naked Bike Ride showed up to the cafe naked and, with the owner’s permission, walked around the cafe with zero clothes on (!!) for a good hour.
This week, we’ve got a challenge for you: You’re going to try your best to do 100 reps of five exercises: rotating push-ups, planks with alternating leg lifts, dead lifts, squats with overhead presses and double-under jump rope jumps. But don’t worry, we’ve broken the reps up into five rounds for you, so it shouldn’t be too hard. Ready to get your sweat on? Let’s go!
Philly is the land of cheesesteaks, and not just meaty ones: A veggie cheesesteak of some sort can be found on pretty much every menu, whether it’s a Mexican restaurant (Hi, Cantina’s vegan cheesesteak burrito), a bar, or a true-blue cheesesteak shop (though, this is more rare).
But knowing which of these is actually a good veggie cheesesteak and which would be better left off the menu is a whole lot harder than finding one. So, since you guys had such strong opinions about Philly’s veggie burgers, we figured we’d get you to help us weed out the veggie cheesesteaks worth skipping and ask: What’s your favorite meat-free, veggie cheesesteak in Philly? Tell us in the comments section below!
Every year, when August rolls around, I find myself walking around the deserted streets of Philly wondering where the heck everyone is. The answer? Down the Shore, of course. But this year, it looks like there are a few fitness events worth staying in town for. Check ’em out below. Read more »
As you might already know, Philadelphia magazine’s brand-spankin’-new Best of Philly issue just hit shelves, and it is loaded with everything from the best healthy eats in town to the best healthy sweets to the best running trails and more. And of course, we included some of the best workouts, too! Below, the five best workouts in Philly, each to fit a different sweat-session need. Read more »
Sitting inside all day during these sunshine-filled months is practically a sin. So this week, soak up all the sun you can: Grab some friends, a blanket (insider tip: yoga mats make great picnic blankets in a pinch) and head to Rittenhouse Square — or the closest park you can find! — to fill up on fresh air and good food.
Dinner picnics can be a little tricky — food can get cold, or soggy, or fall apart en route — but no worries, we’ve got your back: We found five healthy, picnic-friendly meals that you have to try. From Tupperware-friendly pasta and farro salads to innovative BLT spring rolls, there’s something for everyone. Happy picnicking!