Weighing your workout options for tonight? Here’s one that won’t break the bank: Tonight—and every Wednesday, actually—Larkin Silverman of Vinyasa Vixen Yoga teaches a $5 yoga class at the Edward O’Malley Athletic Association in Pennsport.
Get ready to squeal with joy, King of Prussia yogis. The King of Prussia District has teamed up with the folks of Lululemon and Stillpoint Yoga Studios to bring you a free outdoor yoga class, held at 1000 First Avenue (at the Maschellmac Office Complex), every Tuesday evening. And the good news doesn’t stop there: Each week, the 45-minute class will be followed by a free healthy happy hour with refreshments courtesy of Wegmans.
The yoga session will begin every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. and all levels of yogis are welcome. Just grab your mat, a towel and a bottle of a water and head to First Avenue ready to get your sweat on. The weekly class, which kicked off last Tuesday, will run through the end of July. You can find more info here.
According to The New York Times, a recent study found that thinking of a workout as a fun activity instead of just boring ol’ exercise can have a serious impact on how effective your gym time is. The problem is, it’s really hard to have a good time working out when you’re trudging away on the treadmill. So to help you guys make the most of your workout time, we’ve rounded up five Be Well Philly approved fitness classes that are anything but boring.
We’ve tried each and every one of these unique local classes, and they were all tons of fun. Plus, each one left us feeling that good kind of I’m-totally-going-t0-have-a-six-pack-tomorrow sore. And lucky you for you, we took note of our experiences in our “I Tried It” series. So now that we’ve tested the waters, all you’ve got to do is read up, pick a class, and have a blast.
Good news, yogis: This Sunday, the Philly Yoga Factory is partnering with Lululemon Walnut Street to host a free Synergy Partner Yoga class—a therapeutic yoga that incorporates elements of Thai massage, yoga and Capoeira, all done with a partner. Sounds like a nice way to start your Sunday off, huh?
The free class will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bikram Yoga of Philadelphia (where all Philly Yoga Factory classes are held) on Sansom Street. No need to RSVP. Simply head to the studio Sunday morning to join in on the fun. If you don’t have a partner lined up, no worries: They’ll pair you up with someone when you get there. And if it turns out Synergy Partner Yoga is totally your jam, you’re in luck: Philly Yoga Factory will officially add a weekly donation-based Synergy Partner Yoga class to their roster starting June 8th.
The other day, I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I came across this video of a New York City socialite of sorts, getting her groove on in a Beyonce-inspired dance class. The envy that I felt was absurd. All I could think was, Why isn’t every dance studio in Philadelphia hosting hourly Beyonce-themed dance classes, every single day?! Whyyy? (Dramatic, I know) And then Philly Dance Fitness came along with their Bootylicious Beyonce Twerkshop. Yep, that’s right: A Twerkshop.
Last year, the dance studio hosted Beyonce-themed dance classes and Twerkshop classes, and after tons of requests to bring these favorites back, the studio decided to combine the two, creating the 90-minute workshop of everyone’s dreams. (Okay, maybe not everyone.) During the workshop, participants will, first, learn how to twerk. Then they will “pop, grind, shake and wind through 90 minutes of nonstop dance routines,” to the beat of Beyonce tunes, of course.
If you’ve fallen off the New-Year’s-resolution wagon more than a few times this year, here is the perfect opportunity to hop back on: This April, Yelp Philadelphia is teaming up with over 15 Philly businesses to bring you an entire month’s worth of free fitness and wellness classes. Yep, you read that right: free! It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
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.