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I Gave Up Carbs at Dinner for a Week. Here’s What Happened.

I’m not one of those people who thinks carbs are evil. I love carbs. Carbs are fuel. Dave’s Killer organic bread is practically my comfort food, […]

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I Tried It: Philly’s First Boutique Treadmill Fitness Studio

Running on the treadmill is to runners what eating at a Roy Rogers off the highway is to a road trip: A last resort — […]

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The Cruel (But Awesome) Way Solidcore Totally Tricks You 

Last Saturday, I found myself in a Solidcore class at 10:30 a.m. The studio, home to a popular Pilates-style workout done on a resistance-based machine, […]

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The Philly-Area Yoga Class That Won a Staunch Om-Hater Over

I hate yoga — hated, I should say. That opinion never bothered me because I thought I gave yoga a fair shake and it, like […]

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We Tried It: The Drumming-Inspired Workout Where You Rock Out All Class Long

The Need-to-Know Beginner friendly: Yes. Time commitment: 45 minutes. Cost:$12. What: Pound Fitness at Philly Dance Fitness, 1624 South Street, Graduate Hospital. When: Wednesday, February 10th at 8 p.m. […]

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I Tried It: A 20-Year-Old Guy’s Very First Yoga Class

“Just relax your leg!” the doctor said with a smirk while shaking my suspended limb back and forth. “My leg is relaxed, it just refuses to […]

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I Tried It: The 12-Minute Workout Science Says You’re Supposed to Enjoy

To say I enjoyed the 12 minutes I spent trying 10-20-30 training on Sunday morning like I would enjoy, say, a mimosa followed by a […]

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I Tried Acupuncture for the First Time — And I Can’t Wait to Go Back

Growing up, I always had a book in my hand. In middle school, I read “A Mango Shaped Space,” by Wendy Mass, and it quickly […]

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I Tried It: The Awesome (and Insane) Hot Barre Class at City Fitness

When I tell you that there was not a minute — not a single minute — during the new hourlong hot barre class at City Fitness’ […]

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I Tried It: Stiletto Fit Pole Dancing, A Workout in Six-Inch Heels

I don’t know what I was expecting when I stepped off the trolley in West Philly onto a deserted stretch of Lancaster Avenue on Monday […]

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I Tried It: Aerial Yoga Foundations at Kaya Aerial Yoga

Let me just start off by saying that I am petrified of heights. Like, “why-did-you-pick-me-up-two-inches-off-the-ground-put-me-back-right-now” kind of petrified. It’s not that I don’t like being […]

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I Tried It: SUP Yoga on the Schuylkill River

I don’t like water sports. Not one bit. I developed this distaste circa age five when, during my weekly YMCA swim lesson, we learned how […]

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I Tried It: Beginner’s Belly Dancing at Studio 1831

I’ll let you guys in on a little secret: I regularly convince myself that I am totally capable of doing things that I don’t actually […]

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I Tried It: 3 Fitness Apps for My Apple TV

My crack-like addiction to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman enticed me to buy an Apple TV earlier this year. But once I blew through all […]

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I Tried It: Cooking Lesson at Clean Your Plate with Christina Dimacali

I don’t think chef Christina Dimacali realized what she was in for when I signed on for one of her cooking classes. “I’m a beginner,” […]