Check Out the Full Schedule for Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2015!

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Good news, friends: The full schedule for our just-for-women Be Well Philly Boot Camp is here! The big day is Saturday, June 6th, and, as always, we’ve got a slew of fun fitness classes, culinary demos and speakers lined up for you guys. You can check out the full lineup here.

Below, to give you a taste of what to expect, we’ve highlighted just a few of the many awesome people and classes you’ll find on the Be Well Philly Boot Camp lineup this year. Read up, then hop on over here to get your ticket, if you haven’t already. Read more »

Is New Philadelphia … a Fit Philadelphia?

Illustration by Tim Parker

Illustration by Tim Parker

It started out innocently enough. Most plans conceived on yoga mats do.

After a grueling sequence, the instructor paused to offer a gentler, modified pose for pregnant students. Now, I wasn’t technically pregnant, but on that particular Sunday I was experiencing considerable morning sickness and bloating. Hungover, with child — the symptoms are similar. And, whatever, yoga teaches compassion. Look it up. Read more »

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: The 25 Best Workout Songs Ever

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Earlier this week, we asked you guys to tell us what your favorite, cant-live-without workout songs are, and you guys listed off some great picks by everyone from Florence + the Machine to Jay Z to the Foo Fighters. We also asked our fellow Philly Mag staffers to chime in with their favorites and, boy, did they bring some good stuff to the table (Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” for one).

So, below, this week’s crowd-sourced workout playlist: The absolute best workout songs out there, chosen by Be Well Philly readers and Philly Mag staffers (and a few thrown in by us over here in Be Well Philly Land). Enjoy! Read more »

8 Reasons to Go for a Run Today (Besides the Amazing Weather)

Photo via Schuylkill Banks/Facebook

Photo via Schuylkill Banks/Facebook

Have you been outside today? It. Is. Amazing. It’s 70 degrees and sunny, and basically everything we’ve all been dreaming about for the past six months. And it is the perfect running weather. But if sunshine isn’t enough incentive to get you to lace up your sneakers, we’ve got a few more reasons you should definitely get out for a run today — like to get your runner’s high on, for one — below. Read more »

Tell Us: What’s Your Absolute Favorite, Can’t-Live-Without-It Workout Song?

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Every Friday, we put together a brand spankin’ new Spotify workout playlist (You can follow it here, if you aren’t already) for you guys to get your sweat on to — but this week, it’s your turn to put the workout playlist together. We’re asking you guys this: What’s your absolute favorite, would-die-without-it workout song that always, without fail, gets you moving?

List off your favorite songs in the comments, and don’t be shy! We promise not to snicker at your love of the Backstreet Boys or Kid Rock or anyone else, for that matter. After you guys have told us what you love, we’ll compile all the songs into the biggest, baddest, Be Well Philly workout playlist of them all. Now, ready, set, comment!  Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: Turn Your Trail Run Into a Cross-Training Session

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Your workout instructions this week? Take advantage of this beautiful weather and get outside for a run, people! Find your favorite running trail (we’ve got a ton of great options here), grab a running buddy, and get moving.

During your run, you’re going to make a few pit stops — every few minutes, you’ll stop at at a bench, a big rock or some stairs — to do a strength-training circuit one time through. Then get back to your run, and stop again in a few minutes for another round. Aim to do the circuit five times throughout the course of your run — and more if you’re feeling ambitious.

See the strength-training circuit below. Happy trails, friends! Read more »

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