Yoga and running dominate the fitness lineup this weekend, with a free outdoor yoga festival, 12-hour (!) trail run and more. Start filling your calendar … now. Read more »
If you haven’t noticed, Pilates is having a bit of a moment in our area. Philly’s veteran studios are as awesome as ever (Thrive Pilates in Rittenhouse, Urban Front in Center City, Ploome in Northern Liberties, among others), and the new kids on the block are adding some fun, fresh offerings to our Pilates plate (both the one-year-old Plank Studio in Wayne and the six-month-old Sculpt Fitness Studio in NoLibs specialize in trendy Megaformer classes).
Now, we’ve got a whole new concept all together: a Pilates studio housed inside the Healing Arts Center of Philadelphia at 123 2nd Street in Old City. Helmed by former Thrive Pilates assistant director Lauren Kelly, the new studio, called Prime Fusion Fitness, will open on Monday, October 12th. Read more »
Confession: If my boyfriend broke up with me and my dog died and a doctor told me I was allergic to avocado all in the same day, Robyn’s “Show Me Love” would still put a smile on my face. There’s just something about that song — and the other 17 songs on this playlist — that makes you smile. And considering this weekend is supposed to be a very dreary, very rainy one, I’m sure we could all use some spirit-lifting. So listen up!
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For this week’s workout, you’re going to complete four rounds of exercises, each with three different moves. Once you complete the first group of exercises, move on the next. You’re going to go through the full circuit three times and once you complete your third round of tricep dips, you’re done! Not too bad, huh? Happy sweating, guys! Read more »
My legs are shaking, sweat is rolling into my eyes, and for about three minutes in the middle of it all, I have to focus what little energy I have left on not barfing. True, I’m just doing some aerobic dancing in Lithe Method’s Rock Steady class, but it’s intense aerobic dancing. Aerobic dancing on Four Loko. With complex choreography. I wonder: Is this how Kevin Bacon felt working on Footloose? Probably not — Kevin Bacon wasn’t attached to the ceiling with stretchy bands for added resistance. He also wasn’t taking breaks to drop down for a hard-core arms/abs/legs series. No, this is definitely harder than anything anyone has done ever — so when I finally figure out the moves and push through the whole routine (without barfing), it’s a major high. I’m killing it. Forget Kevin: I am basically a Laker Girl. Read more »
Finding a good personal trainer is like finding a good pair of jeans: Once you find ‘em, you never, EVER let go. But actually finding one can be tough, and that, my friends, is where Find Your Trainer, which just launched in Philly last week, comes in. The website allows you to book time with vetted trainers whenever the urge strikes you, and the trainers will meet you wherever you want, be it the office, Rittenhouse Square, your apartment — wherever. As CEO and co-founder David Hung says, it’s the perfect option for people who aren’t into all the “sexy” (read: intimidating) fitness classes and gyms out there.
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