Ask and ye shall receive. I was more than heartened last week when, after posting my plea to Philly fitness studios to offer kid-friendly classes at convenient times for working moms, I heard from several local trainers and studio owners who promised plans were in the making. GoalsFit’s Kasey Manwaring wins the award for fastest turn-around time, as she’s kicking off a boot camp series this weekend for moms (or dads) with kids in tow. Yes! Read more »
For the workout this week, you will have five minutes to complete a circuit of exercises with weights. along with a bit of cardio. Once you’ve finished the circuit, whatever’s left of the five minutes will be your recovery before you do the circuit again. You’re going to aim to keep going through the circuit for 30 minutes, which should get you through six rounds. Good luck, folks!
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For the early bird: CoreFitness
This is the kind of wake-up call you won’t mind answering: a wee-hours-of-the-morning workout on the pretty Water Works Pier overlooking the Schuylkill River. Trainers from CoreFitness run classes there Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. While every class is different, the high-intensity workouts typically feature conditioning exercises, core work and cardio. $20. Read more »
If you asked me to walk up a steep flight of stairs right now, I would probably whimper just a bit. Why? Because local trainer Jayel Lewis totally kicked my and a bunch of other Be Well Philly Undergrounders’ butts last night at our first Be Well Philly Underground event of the season: a killer hourlong boot camp in Rittenhouse Square followed by some well-earned, and oh-so-rewarding ice cream courtesy of Little Baby’s (if you haven’t tried their dairy-free Speculoos ice cream, you haven’t truly lived). Because we’re all about balance and beating the heat here in Be Well Philly Land, ya dig?
With the dog days of summer (hopefully?) behind us, fun, outdoor fitness options are really picking up around town. Take this weekend, for example: We’ve got runs, outdoor yoga sessions, and even an opportunity to learn to row on the Schuylkill. Check out our picks for how to stay busy (and then some) below. Read more »
I know I’m new at this whole “working mom” thing — I’m, what, three weeks in now? — but I’ve already noticed a few things: I’m much more tired than I expected to be, my days feel extra long since they start at 5:45 a.m., and I can’t for the life of me figure out when and how to squeeze in a work out. Read more »
The workout this week will work like this: You’ll do five reps of the first exercise, 10 of the second, 15 of the next, and so on until you reach 50 reps of the last exercise on the list, mountain climbers (oof!). Once you’ve done all your mountain climbers, you’re going to work your way back down the ladder again, all the way back to the very first exercise, walk-out push-ups. Think of it like climbing a workout mountain! And I know, it’s going to be a tough climb — but you’re tough! You got this. Now, who’s ready to sweat?
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Name: Lia Belardo
Role: Leader of the Team Humane League Meatless Monday Running Crew
Who or what motivates you to be healthy?
Being healthy is more than just waking up and going for a run. To me, it’s about being kind to myself and my body. I view my health as a gift that must be tended to, and while I know that I am so fortunate to have the ability to push myself, I also know that it’s my will that fuels the fire. Read more »