Insane Groupon Deal Alert: $3 Classes at Raja Yoga Studio

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If Tax Day has you down in the dumps (Ugh, I’m with you.), this ought to cheer you right up: Raja Yoga, located in Graduate Hospital, has teamed up with Groupon to bring you some seriously sweet deals. The studio is offering 10 yoga classes for $45 or 25 classes for $75. With the first deal ringing in at $4.50 per class, and the second at a measly 3 bucks per class, this deal is kind of insane.

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BeWOW: The 15-Minute Workout



This week, your workout is going to be short and fast—but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.  The challenge is to work as fast and as hard as you can to push yourself through the exercises so that you have nothing left to give at the end.

You’ll complete 20 reps of each exercise for the first round, 15 reps for the second and 10 reps for the third. Pick your weights accordingly, and get going. Since there are only five exercises in each round, try not to take breaks. I’m betting you could finish this entire workout in less than 15 minutes.

Here’s what it’s going to look like.

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Your Sweatiest Lunch Break Ever: 5 Fun Midday Classes to Try



I have a confession to make: I spend most of my workdays glued to my desk chair. But when I have time to sneak in a midday workout, I jump at the opportunity — and so should you: Research shows that lunch-hour workouts boost productivity, turbocharge energy, and can even improve brain function.

This month, let’s steal away from our desks for an hour each week to fit in some fitness. Here are five terrific lunch-hour classes — one for every day of the workweek — to get you started. Each studio has shower facilities, making your post-workout cleanup routine a cinch. I promise: Your boss will never know you left.

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The Checkup: What the Heck Is Carb Backloading? And Should You Be Doing It?



• I always eat my biggest meal for dinner, and I’ve been told time and time again how terrible this is. But looks like all those naysayers might’ve been wrong: A new study shows that consuming most of your carbs in the evening—or carb backloading, as the experts call it—could help with weight-loss and inflammation. Ha! take that, nay-sayers. [Q by Equinox]

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Where to Find Free Workouts Every Day in Philly for Spring 2014

Join the November Project crew for free workouts at the Art Museum every Wednesday // Photo via Facebook

The November Project hosts free workouts at the Art Museum every Wednesday // Photo via Facebook

We posted about a slew of free fitness options earlier this year, but since there are always fun new workouts cropping up, we’ve decided to make the whole free-workout thang a semi-regular feature that we’ll update seasonally. So here you have it: free workouts every day of the week this spring.

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The Checkup: This 10-Minute Activity Could Replace Your 30-Minute Run



• Two words: Jump. Rope. [Q by Equinox]

• These three science-backed motivation tips will keep you on track with your workouts—guaranteed. [Women's Health]

• Meal inspiration: 25 healthy dinner recipes that are über-popular on Pinterest. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• And then there was the time an Ivy League college tried to dictate what one of its students ate. What? [New Haven Register]

• How to know if you’re running too much. [Men's Fitness]

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