Reminder: This Sweet Free Fitness “Scavenger Hunt” Around Philly Is This Week

A Unite Philly Run Strength Station | Photo via Unite Fitness Philly’s Facebook

In case the Unite Philly Run hasn’t been on your calendar all month long, or if you haven’t seen the lovely banners strewn along the SRT, consider this your reminder: Unite Fitness‘ giant free cross-training run — or a fitness scavenger hunt, as they’re calling it — is going down this Thursday, September 21st at 6 p.m. And since it’s free to run, you have no excuses for skipping your workout.

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The Free (No-Gym-Necessary) Fitness Challenge to Help You Get in Gear

If you’ve been to Be Well Philly Boot Camp in the past two years, you’ve likely gotten your sweat on with the lovely (and butt-kicking) Philly fitness trainer Jayel Lewis. (Remember that Beyoncé Boot Camp? What a day.) And if you left thinking, Man, I wish I could soak up more of her workout inspiration, good news: Lewis is putting on a 14-day fitness challenge for women, starting Monday, September 18th — and it’s totally free. Yes, please.

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Splash Around at These Free Pool Workouts Next Weekend

We love when we see former Be Well Philly Health Heroes out there making the world, well, healthier. And next weekend, our 2014 Health Hero Challenge winner, the lovely Pia Martin, will be doing just that, leading free all-levels water aerobics classes in Washington Square West. Yes, please! (By the way, voting for this year’s Health Hero Challenge starts next Tuesday — mark your calendars!) 

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Switch It Up: 10 Boutique Fitness Studios in Philly Where Your First Class Is Free

SoulCycle or Pure Barre loyalist? It’s awesome if you’ve fallen in love with a workout to the point that it’s the only class you frequent — but it’s also awesome to try new things. And here’s some incentive to switch it up from your go-to workout class: a ton of boutique fitness studios in Philly offer your first class for free. And lucky for you, we’ve rounded a bunch of ’em up for you so you don’t have to sleuth around the web like an extreme couponer trying to find these sweat-worthy deals.

Who knows? Switching up your workout class might just be the cure for your lack of motivation if you’re in a rut. Or maybe you’ll fall in love with a new class to add to your usual repertoire. Long story short: We think your body AND your bank account will thank us for this list.  Read more »

7 Philly Stores With Community Fitness Calendars Worth Bookmarking

Here in Philly, we’re pretty lucky — there’s almost always a great fitness event going on somewhere. And turns out, some of our very favorite stores and eateries host A LOT of ’em. Below, seven Philly stores that have sweet community fitness calendars filled with everything from runs to pop-up yoga to boot camps and more.

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Photo Recap: Last Night’s VERY Sweaty Rooftop #BWPUnderground Event

Photo by Theresa Regan

Yesterday was two things that can make for a pretty miserable time: It was Monday (insert eye roll here) AND the temperatures were in the 90s (hi, frizzy hair and pit stains). BUT it was still a great day for us and we have Be Well Philly Underground to thank for that. Yesterday evening, we held our last Be Well Philly Underground event of the season (don’t worry — we’ll be back in September!) on the rooftop at Stratus Lounge. And despite the heat and any case of the Mondays we might’ve had, it was a really good time.

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Yessss: Barre3 Is Hosting Free Outdoor Pop-Up Classes

Barre3 on the Plaza | Photo via of Barre3 Rittenhouse Facebook

GUYS, how awesome is it that we have sooooo many outdoor workout options coming up? Well, here’s another one to add to your calendar: Barre3 Rittenhouse will be hosting two outdoor pop-up barre classes in the next two weeks. And they’re totally free. Meaning: You better sign up ASAP before all the spots are taken. Read more »

Yelp Fit Club: How to Work Out (and Eat) for Free All May Long

Unite Fitness is one of the studios Yelp has partnered with for Yelp Fit Club | Photo via Facebook

Unite Fitness is one of the studios Yelp has partnered with for Yelp Fit Club | Photo via Facebook

Don’t you love it when you admit to your couch-potato ways like, “MAN, I have been mimicking the behavior of a person recovering from inpatient surgery for a minute now,” and then, the second you realize just how immobile you’ve been lately, a gift from the fitness gods drops into your lap? Well, what I’m about to tell you guys is a true gift from the fitness gods. Or from the Yelp gods. Either way, it’s a gift.

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Warning: You’re About to Be Really Upset You Missed Last Night’s Secret #BWPUnderground

Photo by Susan Nam

Photo by Susan Nam

Last night, I couldn’t fall asleep until 11:30 p.m., and that’s like 4 a.m. in my world, which is filled with  premature Grandma-like tendencies like going to bed at 8:45 p.m. on the regular. Why couldn’t I fall asleep, you ask? Well, because I was still buzzing from all the good vibes I soaked up at last night’s Be Well Philly Underground Sweat + Sip + Shop event with City Fitness and the lululemon Local Fishtown.

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Amazing: Missing Richard Simmons Podcast Inspires Hilarious Free Workout Series at Bok Building

Image courtesy Bok Building

Image courtesy Lindsey Scannapieco

Raise your hand if you consumed the Missing Richard Simmons podcast the same way you consume, say, Sip-N-Glo’s Radiant Glo juice or any sweet treat from Cake Life (that is embarrassingly fast and with extreme delight, duh). Okay, if your hand is raised (I’m with you), you’ll be happy to hear that the folks at South Philly’s Bok building were so taken with the podcast that they’ve decided to put on a month-long free workout series in honor of the video-workout king himself, Richard Simmons. And it sounds ah-mazing.

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