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A New Study Suggests Women Are “Naturally More Fit” Than Men

In the classic Amanda Bynes movie She’s the Man (raise your hand if this was the sleepover movie at your middle school), the coach turns down Bynes’ character’s request […]

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I Gained 15 Pounds — And My Abs Have Never Looked Better

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one Philadelphian’s transformation story.  Who: Taylor Merget (@_hustle.and.heart), 24, a respiratory therapist and cycling instructor from Queen […]

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20 Great Fitness Gifts Under $50 on Amazon Prime

If I had all the time in the world, I would love to spend some of it running around to all different stores, listening to […]

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You Can Workout for FREE With a Canned Goods Donation at This Philadelphia Gym

People look for any reason to celebrate during the holiday season — especially in the work place. Secret Santa parties, Christmas parties, holiday parties, the […]

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A MASSIVE New Indoor Rock Climbing Gym is Coming to Center City

Philly climbers, rejoice! The fall of 2018 will bring The Cliffs Climbing and Fitness, a New York City-based indoor climbing mega-gym, to a VERY accessible location for most […]

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The Checkup: The Simple Exercise Tweak to Boost the Benefits of Your Workout

• According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, working out in groups offers some serious added benefits to your […]

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Burn Off Halloween Candy With This 30-Minute Workout

This workout is an extra sweaty one because, well, Halloween candy. Because let’s be honest: We’ve all been eating the Halloween candy we “bought for […]

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The Checkup: 3 Pitfalls Preventing You From Reaching Your Fitness Goals

• While creating fitness goals is a great idea, choosing unattainable fitness goals — like hitting a way lower number on the scale than you’re currently at […]

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The Fall Fitness Activity You Should Be Doing (But Aren’t)

Fall weather is (finally!) here. The temperatures have dropped and cooler weather has set in. Meaning: It’s prime time for biking here in Philly. If you stayed […]

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Get Spooked: 10 Philly-Area Halloween Runs to Have on Your Radar

It’s that time, friends: Halloween time! This year, instead of vegging out on the couch with mounds of Halloween candy and Hocus Pocus, strap on […]

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Ultimate Living Room Workout

Who says you need to go allllll the way to the gym to get in a great workout? You can get a tough, full-body workout […]

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The Checkup: SoulCycle Just Unveiled a New (Bike-Free!) Fitness Concept

• We waited patiently for SoulCycle to finally (finally!) open up in our neck of the woods, and now it seems they’ve given us something […]

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The Checkup: The Protein-Packed Dinner Staple You’re Better Off Buying Frozen

• There’s something about the frozen aisle that just feels less fresh than it’s non-frozen counterparts. But as Bon Appetit points out, when it comes to […]

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The Checkup: How to Hack Your Strength-Training Session for the Best Results

• When it comes to strength training, how much does it really boost your metabolism?  Preventative medicine professor Tim Church points out that our metabolisms are […]

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The Checkup: Exactly How Many Seconds to Hold a Plank to See Results

• The plank — tough as it may be — is a godsend for toning out abdominals. But the length of time to hold a […]