Good news, friends: This week, Philly Dance Fitness is giving you the chance to get your groove on at any of their newly refurbished Midtown studio’s dance classes for just 5 bucks. Yes, please!
Good news, fellow yogis: I think we might have uncovered the best-kept secret in Philly. And anyone who knows me knows that I can’t keep a secret to save my life, so here it goes: Bikram Yoga Philadelphia hosts donation-only yoga classes Every. Single. Day. The classes are run by Philly Yoga Factory, a yoga collective founded last summer by Justine Bacon and Bikram Philadelphia owner Katelynn Ingersoll. And if you’re not into Bikram, no worries: They also hold vinyasa, anusara and hoop dancing (!!) classes, as well. (Note: The first two are heated, but only to around 90 degrees, which is 15 degrees cooler than Bikram; the hoop dance classes are not heated at all.)
I spoke with Justine to get the inside scoop on what PYF is all about, so consider this a little required reading for your first class. Then head over to the studio and join in on the fun.
Being snowed in is great for many things: catching up on Girls, chowing down on too much mac and cheese, snuggling with your dog. But you know what it’s not so great for? Getting to the gym. Not to worry, though! This Saturday, you can catch up on your missed workouts at Inner Drive Fitness’s Open House: The Newtown Square cycling and fitness studio is introducing some cool new classes to their lineup, and they’re letting you try them out for free.
Moms everywhere can attest to the difficulty of fitting in a shower, let alone a workout, when there’s a baby in the mix. And this is exactly why the Fit4Mom Stroller Strides program is such a freakin’ lifesaver. Stroller Strides is an hourlong fitness class that incorporates power walking and body toning, all done with your little munchkin along for the ride in her stroller. So babies get some fresh scenery on their daily walk and moms get to fit a serious workout into their day. All without scrambling to find a babysitter! Pretty brilliant, huh?
If this doesn’t rid you of the Monday blues, I don’t know what will: Lithe Method is offering 10 classes for the price of five to celebrate the opening of its new Rittenhouse studio!
You know how much I love cheap fitness classes, so imagine my joy whenever I come across free ones. This week, the Yoga Den in King of Prussia is offering two free classes in exchange for canned goods, which will be donated to local food banks.
Here’s the dealio: On Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., you can get a free Zumba workout, and on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., you can try their kettlebell/yoga fusion class (cool!!)—all for a few cans of beans and veggies.
Sign up for the classes here.
Thanks to Rue La La and Lithe Method, we’ve found the perfect treat yo’ self purchase that won’t break the bank. The local Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting studio, Lithe Method, is offering a package of five classes for only $49 this week on the deal site. That’s less than half-price, you guys!
This package would be the perfect gift to yourself (Post-Thanksgiving toning? Please and thanks!), or a great holiday present for a fitness-loving friend. You don’t need to be a new student to purchase the voucher, so current students, buy away! You can only redeem one voucher per Rue La La account, and it must be used by May 8th, 2014, at either the Old City or the Main Line location (sorry—the Rittenhouse location is off limits).
The deal closes on Thursday, so get it while the getting’s good. Learn more about the details and purchase a voucher here. (Note: You’ll have to sign up for Rue La La if you’re not already a member.)
Here is a class that will finally get you into the gym on Friday evenings! For four Fridays throughout the month of November, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance and go2max Fitness will be joining forces to host Fit to Feed circuit-training classes. All of the proceeds from the donation-based classes will go to MANNA, which prepares and delivers nourishing meals to Philadelphia-area residents battling life-threatening illnesses. The classes will be held at 12th Street Gym, but no gym membership is required.
Maha Yoga and Healing Arts will debut of a second practice room in its Center City studio tomorrow, so instructors will be hosting three free classes to celebrate. Best part? They’re all after work, which means you can get your weekend off to a yoga-rific start.
The schedule is as follows:
5:30 to 6:45 p.m.: Open Levels with Lisa O’Rear
6 to 7 p.m.: Yogahour with Justicia DeClue
7 to 8 p.m.: Yoga and Reiki with Sean Jacobs
RSVP at the Facebook invite.
1700 Sansom St, 6th floor, Rittenhouse.