Elena Myers is a professional motorcycle racer from California. The first woman to win a professional race at Daytona International Speedway, she is widely considered the Danica Patrick of the sport. But the 23-year-old recently vanished from the racing scene, confounding her hundreds of thousands of Facebook followers, who have been wondering why a young woman with such a promising future would quit the sport she loves. Today, she’s ready to break her silence and tell her story. And it begins on a massage table at a four-star hotel in Philadelphia. Read more »
Rendering by Mural Arts Program artist Michelle Angela Ortiz.
Details are emerging about a new large-scale artwork that is being created by the Mural Arts Program to honor the late civil rights leader, LGBT activist, and Philadelphia’s first Director of LGBT Affairs Gloria Casarez. Read more »
N.A. Poe likes to push buttons. And this time, the comedian, marijuana activist, former City Council-at-Large candidate and future state senate candidate has pushed the buttons of none other than 12th Street Gym, the popular-with-the-gays fitness emporium that has been a landmark of the neighborhood since long before anyone thought it would be catchier to call the area Midtown Village rather than the Gayborhood. Read more »
Philadelphia Juice Bar
Philadelphia Juice Bar opened inside 12th Street Gym this week, with a menu of organic juices and smoothies packed with superfoods galore.
The menu changes regularly, but right now you’ll find four juices and four smoothies: Read more »
Yesterday, our friends over on Philly Mag’s Property blog gave us the heads up that a new gym, 12Fit Spa and Gym, veeeery quietly opened in South Philly last month inside the Marine Club apartment building at the corner of Broad and Washington. And yes, they’ve got a hot tub.
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If you thought pole dancing was a ladies-only kind of workout, think again: On September 8th, 12th Street Gym is teaming up with Flaunt Fitness to host a pole-dancing workshop open to both ladies and gents. And if you’ve never dabbled in the world of pole-dancing, no worries—beginners are totally welcome.
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Just a quick heads up about something I thought you might be interested in:
12th Street Gym posted a pretty awesome Groupon: $44 or $88 for one or two 70-minute customized massages. Here are the details about the masseuse:
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Noe shows off his tightest black undies. Photo by Jim Graham.
My coming-out story is …
Sitting at dinner with my mother and suddenly telling her I was gay. She left the table, went to her bedroom, and I thought, She will never talk to me again. After a couple of hours she came out and said, “You are my son and I will love you no matter what.”
If I’m checking a guy out, chances are he has …
An athletic body, big arms, wide shoulders, thick legs, a nice butt, dark hair, big eyes, and a killer, mischievous smile.
I feel sexy wearing …
Briefs. The smaller the better.
I think love is …
Like a tree that you have to nurse and water every day if you want to keep it alive. When you stop watering the tree, it dies. You cannot expect to get love if you don’t give love.
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Mazzoni Center HIV-testing hub Washington West Project.
HIV TESTING: Washington West Project
Thanks to a $20,000 grant from Philly AIDS Thrift, Mazzoni Center’s HIV-testing hub recently spruced up its four-story digs to provide a more comfortable, streamlined experience, including rapid HIV testing, state-of-the-art STD screening and free treatment referrals. 1201 Locust St., 215-985-9206, mazzonicenter.org.
Personal trainer and Best Day Spa after the jump »