The Fitness Classes Beyoncé Will Love If She Moves to Philly

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There’s a rumor floating around that Beyoncé and Jay Z purchased a nearly $20 million condo at 500 Walnut Street. Key word here is rumor — but I’m going to go ahead and keep my hopes up.

When I heard said rumor, the first thing I thought was, “OMG, when she gets here, I am going to FIND her.” Total stalker? Without a doubt. But it got me thinking about where one might just so happen to stumble into Queen Bey if/when she moves to town. Here are the six fitness classes in Philly I think she’d like best.

Keep in mind, this is IF Beyoncé ever decides to leave the $17.6 million penthouse mansion — with a 50-foot indoor pool and spa! — she supposedly purchased in Old City. Which is not very likely. Because, why would you ever leave?  Read more »

Broad Street Run Training: How to Warm Up the Right Way

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If you’ve ever run a race before, odds are you’ve seen some runners jogging, jumping, marching, and even sprinting before the gun goes off. Perhaps you thought to yourself, “They’re elite runners. I don’t need to do that stuff — I’ll save my energy for the race.” While it’s true that you most likely won’t need to be as thorough as the elites, everyone needs a good warm-up, especially before a longer-distance race like the Broad Street Run. In fact, I would argue warming up is absolutely essential for peak performance and makes handling those first few miles a bit easier.  Read more »

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Tired Fitness Routine

Photo via Schuylkill Banks on Facebook.

Photo via Schuylkill Banks on Facebook.

Now that we’re all coming out of our winter hibernation, it’s time to get serious about our fitness goals. No more of those lame-o elliptical workouts you use to justify your addiction to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. No more skipping long runs to sleep in on Sunday mornings. No more canceling workouts to hit up happy hour. (Side note: We’re totally okay with combining the two.)

If you’re feeling trapped in a fitness rut, we don’t blame you one bit. But now that warmer weather is upon us (Any day now! Promise!), we thought it might be a good time to reexamine our routines and make some, er, much-needed changes.

Here, five ways to spring clean your sad, tired, winter-weary fitness routine.  Read more »

The Ultimate Springtime Workout: 8 Exercises You Can Do on a Park Bench

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Warm weather is coming our way any day now. With spring officially here, let’s celebrate the end of a cold, nasty winter by getting out of the gym and spending more time outdoors.

Most people think an outdoor workout involves one thing: running. But if you get a little creative, you can work your entire body using a piece of equipment that’s readily available in parks and greenspaces across the region. You guessed it: I’m talking about benches. Read more »

New Spa/Fitness/Nutrition Center Opening in Cherry Hill

pg3For Kate Galvez, PB3 has been more than a decade in the making. The idea of a multifaceted, holistic wellness center began as a thesis project back in 2004, when she studied interior architecture and design in college. She envisioned an all-in-one facility that incorporated yoga, meditation, fitness classes and more.

“It became a dream of mine to have a spa of my own,” she says.

After college, Galvez worked at a Philly architecture firm but became active in the local fitness community. Three years ago, she began working on a business plan that would bring her 2004 thesis to life. The result: PB3 — it stands for “Pure Body, Pure Bliss, Pure Balance” — which is set to open in Cherry Hill on April 11th.   Read more »

The Checkup: 11 Science-Backed Health Reasons to Get a Dog This Weekend

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• Not only do dogs make for the perfect cuddle buddies and Netflix-marathon partners, they’re also really good for our health: Having a dog around can lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease — they can even be trained to sniff out cancer! (You can start looking for your new furry friend by perusing our weekly adoptable running dogs.) [Greatist]
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