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All good things must come to an end—including, of course, the free yoga series Urban Yoga Philly, which has been keeping us busy on Saturday mornings since June. Just a quick reminder that September 6th will be the last Urban Yoga Philly class of the season.
August and September are fun ones for us here at Philly Mag. With our Best of Philly issue hitting stands in August and our Be Well Philly print issue coming out in September (more on that in a bit), it’s basically a two-month-long celebration of everything that’s awesome about living in and around Philly.
All of the Best of Philly winners and Best of Be Well Philly winners are now available for your online perusal. Best of Be Well Philly is part of the annual Be Well Philly print issue that just went out to Philly Mag subscribers. You can’t find it on newsstands, but in the next day or two, we’ll have a way for you to subscribe for free online; just give us your info and we’ll be happy to mail you a copy. (By the way, this year’s issue has more than just the Best of Be Well Philly winners. We also have the results of a massive reader poll—yes, we probed your deepest, darkest gym habits—and what we’re calling the Ultimate Philly Fitness Bucket List, featuring 25 things every fitness-obsessed Philadelphian needs to do at least once. So yeah. You’ll want to snag a copy.)
There’s nothing fancy about this week’s workout. It’s straight forward, easy to follow and, most important, gets the job done.
Here’s what you’re going to do: Simply work your way through the list of exercises below, completely 10 reps of each. When you finish your reps, hit the treadmill (or track, or neighborhood sidewalk) for a 30-second sprint. Then it’s back to the top to start all over again.
You’ll repeat the circuit five times through, for a total of 50 reps of each exercises and five sprints. Get it? Good. Now get to work!
The Made in America music festival takes over the Parkway again this weekend. Mentioning the arrival of a music festival is kind of like saying, “It’s supposed to snow this weekend:” For some, the news inspires a flurry of squeals and jumping for joy, and for others, it inspires the urge to lock themselves in the safety of their homes until it’s over. But regardless of how you feel about music festivals, I’m betting you’ll enjoy this music-festival inspired playlist.
This week, we’ve loaded the workout playlist with artists that will be playing at Made in America, like Kanye West, Grimes, Pharrell and more. Plus, for your listening pleasure, we’ve sprinkled in some songs that just scream “America”—think Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Krativz and the Beach Boys. So whether you’re braving the Parkway to get your sweat on along Kelly Drive this weekend or just dancing in your crowd-free living room, these beats will keep you moving.
Do I really need to tell you how insanely gorgeous it is outside today? Ugh, fine. You guys: It is insanely gorgeous outside today. Really!
If you’re like me and toiled indoors in front of a computer screen for most of the day, you owe it to yourself to spend some time outdoors this evening. And what better way to soak up the low-80s-with-low-humidity weather than by getting your sweat on outside?
Here are some awesome outdoor workouts and group runs you can get in on this evening. Tell ‘em we sent ya. Have fun!