Exercise Really Is a Fountain of Youth, New Study Shows

The key to keeping your cells looking nice and young? It looks like exercise might just be the answer, my friends. As TIME reports, a new study published in Preventive Medicine found that participants who exercised most had biological aging markers that were significantly younger than their sedentary peers. Nine years younger (!!), to be exact.  Read more »

CycleBar Is Also Opening in North Wales (And Yes, There ARE Tons of Free Classes Involved)

First Rides at North Wales CycleBar studio | Photo Credit: HughE Dillon

First Rides at North Wales CycleBar studio | Photo Credit: HughE Dillon

CycleBar, the franchise indoor cycling studio, is probably still fresh in your memory from our post last week about their new studio opening in Plymouth Meeting (with TONS of free rides). Well, we have some good news: Turns out CycleBar is also opening an outpost in North Wales this month. And you know what that means? More  — yes, MORE — free rides. Read more »

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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Put This on Your Calendar: Free Roaming Outdoor Boot Camp

Charge Performance and Wellness has a new boot camp series on deck — it’s called the Rise and Grind for Summer Bootcamp, and starts on May 7th. And to give us all little taste of what to expect at it, the Bella Vista gym has scheduled a boot camp preview event on Thursday, April 27th — and it’s totally free. And yes, you are invited.  Read more »

4 Cheap (or Free!) Outdoor Workout Series to Have on Your Radar for Spring

Photo courtesy Unite Fitness

A Unite Fitness Cross-Training Run | Photo courtesy Unite Fitness

With the next few weeks come a bunch of fun and cheap (or, in a few cases, free!) outdoor workout series to add to our calendars. There are almost too many to keep track of! What a nice problem to have, right? Here, a handy guide to help you keep it all straight. Happy sweating! Read more »

This Fitness Event Gives You Three Awesome Workouts in One (All for a Good Cause!)

Looking for a weekend sweat session worthy of your time? Well, Fitness Works, Fitness Alive and PHL Athletics are teaming up Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day), to get sweaty for Autism Awareness Month — and the workout sounds pretty darn awesome. The fitness trio put together a three-part workout that works in spinning, running and a boot camp-style full-body workout. And to make the deal even sweeter, 100 percent of the proceeds raised at the event directly benefit the Center for Autism Research at CHOP. Read more »

Philly Dance Fitness Is Taking Their Killer Classes to Brewerytown

If you love to shake your booty (who doesn’t?), take note: Philly Dance Fitness, known for their killer dance workouts, will be adding a fifth outpost to teach their classes starting in April. Starting on April 3rd, they’ll be hosting their classes at a satellite location at 2511 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown. Now, if that Brewerytown address looks familiar, it’s because that’s the home of Sound Space’s new bigger and better dance studio that just opened last month.

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FYI: You Can Work Out With the Bachelorette’s Shawn Booth in Philly

CitySTRONG event | Photo credit: Zach Harrison Photography

CitySTRONG event | Photo credit: Zach Harrison Photography

On Saturday, March 25th, Philadelphia will be graced with the presence of two (2!) Bachelorette celebs: Shawn Booth, who won the heart and hand of Kaitlyn Bristowe on season 11 of the show, and the Bachelorette herself. And it gets better: They’re hosting a workout — and you’re invited. (We promise not to judge if you’re jumping with joy.)

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Find Your Tribe: The Ultimate Guide to Running Groups in Philly

Let’s be honest: Running is much easier when you have someone to chat with to take your mind off of the fact that your legs might start a protest and stop moving on you any second. And I won’t even bring up the various foot issues or occasional chafing — you runners know exactly what I’m talking about. As it turns out, running groups are a means of both distraction and encouragement.

If you’re looking for both of those things this spring training season, peruse this list and you’re bound to stumble upon a running group that’s the right fit for you. We’ve got all the bases covered, from trail-running groups to training groups to beer-running groups, with meet-up locations all over Philly and in the ‘burbs. So take your pick and get movin’!  Read more »

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