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 »

Do This: Free Yoga at South Philly’s Bok Building

HgAthletics pop-up yoga at 30th Street Station | Photo via Facebook

HgAthletics pop-up yoga at 30th Street Station | Photo via Facebook

Yogis, rejoice! Our friends over at Honeygrow’s HgAthletics are teaming up with PLUSgives and yoga instructor Alex Holmes tonight, February 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. for a free pop-up vinyasa flow class. And yes, you are invited.

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My Top 5: Philly Fitness Instagrams for Instant Motivation

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Instagram, for me at least, is a never-ending scroll of photos featuring everything I love — baby animals, feminism, food, and beauty. It can also be a great source of inspiration for your health and wellness journey — if you follow the right accounts, that is.

So, how do you find the best fitness Instagrams to keep you motivated? Well, you don’t have to find them, actually, because we’ve done the work for you: We chatted with Philly fitness Instagram star Fabiana Ferrarini (@fabiana_ferrarini), a certified health coach, fitness instructor and founder of Fit With Fabi, who has a whopping 25,000 Instagram followers herself (!!), to see which Philly health and fitness Instagrams are at the top of her list to follow for daily motivation. You’ll find her top five picks below.  Read more »

5 Common Workout Mistakes That Make Philly Fitness Trainers Cringe

Nothing kills an exercise high quite like injury — especially when it’s an injury you could have prevented. Here, at Be Well, we want you all to be as healthy as can be. So, to learn about common workout mistakes that can cause injury (and how to avoid that mess), we went to the professionals, asking Philly fitness trainers and running coaches what the top injury-inducing mistakes they see their clients making are. Because no one wants to be benched after just getting into the groove. Follow this wisdom and you’ll be movin’ and groovin’ through your workouts — safely. Read more »

Wait — Is It Actually Worth It to Join a Gym?

It’s that time of the year when everyone’s asking the question: Should I join a gym? And this question is probably forcing you to ask yourself the question: But wait, will it be a waste of my hard-earned dough? To help you make up your mind, Iowa State University conducted a study, published in PLOS ONE, to see just how much healthier gym members — gym members who actually use their memberships, that is — are than those without gym memberships. The short answer: Much.  Read more »

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