Trampoline Fitness Classes Happening ALL Day at Be Well Philly Boot Camp 

A rebounder class at Freehouse Fitness | Photo via Facebook

A rebounder class at Freehouse Fitness | Photo via Facebook

I’ve been keeping my lips sealed while we tried to figure out just how we were going to make rebounder classes — yes, as in fitness classes done on mini trampolines (eeee!) — work at this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our ladies-only all-day wellness extravaganza, going down June 3rd. But now, my friends, we know. So I can FINALLY spill the beans.

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Why You Should Snag Your Ticket for This Ladies-Only Fitness Fest Stat

Beyoncé Boot Camp at Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2016 | Photo by Nell Having

Beyoncé Boot Camp at Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2016 | Photo by Nell Having

We’re just here with a friendly note to remind you that if you’ve yet to get your ticket for our annual ladies-only fitness fest, Be Well Philly Boot Camp, going down at Drexel Recreation Center on June 3rd, you’re going to want to hop to it. We have a TON of fit fun lined up for you guys this year, from an outdoor Pop Divas Workout Party to SUP Yoga to amazing speakers, cooking demos, and more. And through Friday, April 14th, your ticket will only cost you $40.

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It’s Here! Check Out the Schedule for This Year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp

Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2016 | Photo by Nell Hoving

Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2016 | Photo by Nell Hoving

We have some VERY exciting news, ladies: We are finally revealing the schedule for this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our annual just-for-women day of ALL things health and wellness. This year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp will go down on Saturday, June 3rd at Drexel Recreation Center and, not to toot our own horn or anything, but the lineup of fitness classes, culinary demos, inspiring speakers and more is truly awesome. Okay, so maybe we’re tooting our own horn just a little bit.

Below, to give you a taste of what you can expect, we’ve highlighted just a few of the many wonderful people and classes you’ll find on this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp lineup. Read up, then hop on over here to see the full schedule (we’ll be announcing some surprise additions down the line, too) and snag your ticket, if you haven’t already. We can’t wait to see you there!

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PHOTOS: Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2016 (Also Known As the Best Day Ever) 

Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2016 | Photo by Nell Hoving

Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2016 | Photo by Nell Hoving

I don’t know about you guys, but I am STILL floating on a cloud after this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our annual ladies-only day of everything wellness that brings together hundreds of women from around the region, which went down this past Saturday. I mean, not to toot our own horn or anything, but between the fitness classes — from SUP Yoga to Beyoncé Boot Camp to Hip-Hop Yoga — the awesome speakers, the oh-so-helpful cooking demos with Philly chefs, the packed Marketplace and the post-sweat-session (er, sessions) happy hour, it was pretty much a fitness lover’s dreams come to life. (Okay, okay, fine: Maybe we are tooting our own horn.) Read more »

Cecily Tynan’s Official Weather Forecast for Be Well Philly Boot Camp

An outdoor pop-up workout at Be Well Philly Boot Camp

An outdoor pop-up workout at Be Well Philly Boot Camp

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that every year, when we begin planning Be Well Philly Boot Camp, we have a conversation about the weather — the what ifs, the backup plans, the what-the-heck-will-we-dos when it comes to planning an event, half of which takes place outside, on an early summer weekend.

It also probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that each and every year, our conclusion to this conversation is, Eh, screw it. And so, we take our chances, plowing ahead with our best-laid plans.

What this means is for the week leading up to the big day, we all sit around secretly checking our weather apps and obsessing over each and every bit of weather-related minutiae. We’ve been enormously blessed with perfect weather each and every year for this event, but I have to say, this spring’s wet-and-wild ride has left more than a few of us biting our nails. (Read: me.)

That’s why I reached out to 6 ABC weather guru Cecily Tynan yesterday to ask her straight-up what we can expect on Saturday from good ol’ Mother Nature. I was secretly hoping she’d tell me it would all be sunshine and rainbows.

Well, guess what, friends. It’s pretty darn close.  Read more »

Be Well Philly Boot Camp: Everything You Need to Know to Have an Awesome Time

A pop-up workout at Be Well Philly Boot Camp | Photo by JPG Photography

A pop-up workout at Be Well Philly Boot Camp | Photo by JPG Photography

I want you to do something for me. Close your eyes, ignore the gloom and rain outside, and picture yourself having a freaking blast at Be Well Philly Boot Camp tomorrow. Now, aren’t you psyched?

We’re pretty much bursting with anticipation over here, as we gear up for our 5th (!!!) annual Be Well Philly Boot Camp, Philly’s biggest, baddest fitness event for women of all ages and fitness levels. We’re amped to be back at the Drexel Recreation Center this year with a whole new lineup of fitness classes, speakers, chefs and marketplace vendors, all of whom we’re preeeeeetty sure will knock your socks off.  Read more »

10 Coolest Fitness and Foodie Events in Philly: June 2016

Floating fitness with Aqua Vida at Spruce Street Harbor Park | Photo via Facebook.

Floating fitness with Aqua Vida at Spruce Street Harbor Park | Photo via Facebook.

The fact that June is somehow already right around the corner blows my mind. Time flies when you’re packing your schedule with fitness fun, it seems. And speaking of packing your schedule with fitness fun, you’ll find our top 10 picks for filling your schedule this month below. Happy sweating, friends! Read more »

A Sneak Peek at Your New Favorite Workout Shirt (And Where You Can Get It!)

be well philly shirtAt last year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our annual ladies-only fest of ALL things health and wellness, everyone who was part of the Be Well Philly crew putting on the event was wearing a snazzy Be Well Philly Boot Camp tank top. I can’t tell you HOW many women wandered up to me and asked, “Um, can I buy one of those shirts from someone?” The answer was no, but this year, it will be a firm “Yes you can!” At this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, coming up very soon — on Saturday, June 4th, to be exact — we’ll be selling the snazzy shirts in the photo above at our Be Well Philly table in the Marketplace. Read more »

How Running Ultramarathons Changed My Life

Rebecca Barber, running with her signature braided pigtails.

Rebecca Barber, running with her signature braided pigtails.

I’ve run 5Ks before, a few Broad Streets, and even a handful of half marathons, but I’ve never approached anything close to the mileage local ultramarathoner Rebecca Barber logs on, say, a rainy Tuesday.

She’s the founder of the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run and a 17-time ultramarathoner and, man, let me tell you, this gal has stories. In fact, one of her stories, about what it was like completing a 100-mile trail race earlier this year in Florida, is what prompted me to invite her to speak at this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, coming up on June 4th. Her topic? How running crazy-long distances has challenged her and changed her life in some pretty radical and unexpected ways.

Below, I chatted with Rebecca about some of what she’ll share at her Boot Camp session to give you a taste of the awesomeness she has planned. But you can hear her speak and pick her brain at the 10:30 a.m. session in our Speakers’ Lounge. Check out the full lineup of Boot Camp fun here, and snag a ticket while you still canRead more »

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