Jared Leto Gets Ripped to Play the Joker in Suicide Squad

Jared Leto, who cut his acting teeth at Philly’s University of the Arts, is packing on pounds and muscle for his role as the Joker in director David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad. He offered a sneak peek at his new buff bod in an Instagram photo on Tuesday.

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Looks more like Superman, huh? Over the weekend, Ayer posted the first official photo of Leto, 43, in full Joker gear, which, somehow, doesn’t find the actor looking quite so ripped. He is, however, decked out in tattoos, metal chompers and the Joker’s iconic green locks:

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Where to Find Affordable Workout Clothes You Won’t Mind Wearing in Public

Black Milk Gym leggings | Photo via Facebook

Black Milk Gym leggings | Photo via Facebook

We all have those days: Days when you get dressed to go for a run, dip out of the house and hustle as fast as you can to the most deserted trail you can find, because there is no way you want to run into your neighbor/boss/future husband while wearing your high school boyfriend’s “Welcome to the gun show” t-shirt and so-worn-in-they’re-see-through leggings, otherwise known as your go-to exercise outfit. Trust me, I have been there.

But no more, friends: The very fashionable Shoppist editor Emily Goulet, who happens to be training for the Philadelphia Half Marathon herself, has tracked down five spots to buy ultra-stylish, wouldn’t-mind-meeting-your-soulmate-in workout clothes that you’ll actually want to wear in public. Read more »

The Checkup: How to Stay Insanely Fit Without Ever Stepping Foot in a Gym

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• You know when you see someone who’s insanely fit and looks like they probably ran a marathon, like, yesterday? And then you ask them what they do for fitness and they say, “Oh, I don’t work out,” and you kind of want to punch them in the face a little bit? Well, here, one of those people dishes on how she never does your typical gym workout but still manages to stay in tip-top shape. Hint: She does not just sit around watching Netflix all day. Listen and learn, people. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
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Check Out the Full Schedule for Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2015!

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Be Well Philly Boot Camp | JPG Photography

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 »

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