If this gloomy, grey, wet weather has got you down, just remember: We’ve only got one more day until it’s the freakin’ weekend! And to help you get the most out of those cherished 48 hours of free time, we’ve rounded up five fun fitness activities to try around Philly this weekend. Check ‘em out below.
More then 500 readers spilled their guts on their health and fitness habits—how they eat, sleep, sweat, diet and more—for this year’s issue of Be Well Philly print. And thanks to all of you who took the time to dish on even the most intimate of daily habits, we learned a ton about the average Philadelphian (that’s the AP to you), from what foods they can’t stop craving, to how often they work out, to whether or not they shop organic. And we put all that info into the sweet infographic below. So, how do you stack up?
If you live here and love to get sweaty, consider this checklist your official game plan: 25-only-in-Philly things you must do, see and experience at least once in your life.
For this week’s workout, we’re doing a timed circuit. And the best part about this sweat session? The time for each exercise gets shorter as the workout goes on. Can’t say no to that, can you?
Here’s the deal: The first time through the circuit, you’ll do each exercise for one minute. Next, you’ll go through the circuit again, doing each exercise 45 seconds. Then, the final round will be short and sweet, with each exercise lasting just 30 seconds. Simple as pie, right?
Now, get your stopwatch ready and get moving, folks. Happy sweating!
You don’t need to do three dozen crazy exercises to get a good workout. Sometimes less is more.
Take this week’s workout, for example. It’s a straight-forward circuit of five exercises. The kicker is the reps: You’ll start with 25 reps of each, then you’ll do 20 reps of each, then 15, 10, and finally finish with five reps of each exercise. Work as hard and as fast as you can to push yourself through this workout. As you go through the rounds and have fewer reps, you can always increase your weights for more of a challenge.
I’m pretty sure this week’s playlist needs no introduction. If you’re here, it probably means you’re some kind of latent NSYNC or TLC or Destiny’s Child fan, am I right?
I sure am, except for the latent part: I am very, extremely, outgoingly proud of my undying love for both boy and girl bands. And since I don’t like choosing favorites, I decided to put them together into one giant playlist.