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.
Going to go ahead and say I told you so: A few weeks ago, we told you guys you were going to want to start paying attention to the free fitness happenings being organized by the folks over at Lululemon’s new Fishtown outpost. But in case you didn’t take that suggestion to heart, we thought we’d bring their truly awesome January lineup of events to your attention: Over the course of 21 days, which kicked off this Monday, they have a free event of some form or another — from hot yoga classes to Spin sessions to resolution mural workshops and more — on the roster, with events going down at the Frankford Avenue store or at studios in the Fishtown ‘hood. Uhhhhhhh, yes, please!
Back when we told you guys about what to expect at Lululemon’s new local concept store, dubbed the Local Fishtown, we told you to keep an eye on their events calendar. The concept for the store, after all, is to be a hub for the fitness community. But even we weren’t expecting their community events lineup to be quite so full.
If you’ve had trouble sticking to your runs as the temperatures drop, Lululemon and the November Project Philadelphia are here to help keep you from turning into a complete lazy bum this December: They’ve teamed up for a free three-week running series, kicking off this week. And if a free group run isn’t enough incentive to get you to leave your heated living room for the brisk outdoors, note that each run ends at a local bar for happy hour. Yes, please!
The Local Fishtown, Lululemon’s new local concept store, opened on Frankford Avenue last weekend — and tonight, they’re bringing yet another Lululemon concept to Philly for the weekend: Lululemon Lab.
The company has two locations for Lululemon Lab, Vancouver and New York City, and this weekend, the NYC Lab team will be coming to Philly for the first time to show off pieces — which you, my friends, can shop! — from their Winter ’16 collection during a weekend-long trunk show at Lululemon’s The Local Fishtown.
Well, that was fast. In September, we told you guys that Lululemon’s new ‘local’ concept would be setting up shop at 1424 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. And now, just a short two months later, the new Lululemon location, dubbed The Local Fishtown, is ready to open its doors. Eeeeee!
Back in September, we told you guys that Lululemon was bringing the fourth location of their new concept store — the ‘local’ concept — to Fishtown. If you need a refresher (it’s been a long few days, we know), the new Lululemon location, dubbed The Local Fishtown, will be going in at 1424 Frankford Avenue, the former home of Kit and Ace. But it won’t just be any ol’ Lululemon store: The idea for the space is part hyper-locally focused store, part hub for the fitness community.
Back in September, the folks at Lululemon were a bit vague about what exactly we could expect from The Local Fishtown, but we just got a whole lot more information from them, and in short, it sounds like a mini Lululemon store with a community calendar on steroids. Think: yoga and meditation classes, workshops, speaker series, seasonal pop-up markets and more. Yep: It sounds like it will be pretty darn awesome.
Below, three things to know about Lululemon’s new Fishtown spot, including when they’re opening. (Hint: You’ll be able to see it for yourself before the month ends. Eeeee!)
Last week, the American Psychological Association reported that, according to their annual Stress in America survey (which included a question about the election this year), more than half of adults in the U.S., regardless of political party, felt very or somewhat stressed by the election.
Raise your hand if you’re surprised? No one? Okay. So you know what many of us could all use? Some mindful meditation. If you’re thinking, “Uh, yeah, like I’m going to do that myself,” note that you don’t have to.
Calling all runner friends! Remember how we told you guys about the awesome weeklong 8K race Lululemon is putting on along the Schuylkill River Trail this month? In case you forgot (we forgive you), it’s called the Ghost Race, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty darn sweet.
You can read up on the race here, but as a quick rundown: For the Ghost Race, Lululemon has teamed up with Strava and Silverline Athletics to create a virtual 8K race course along the SRT that you can complete anytime, starting next Monday, October 17th through October 23rd. And while you can complete the course on your own, Lululemon has also teamed up with a bunch of running leaders in Philly who you can run the course with throughout the week, starting with a midnight run (!!) on October 17th, led by Jon Lyons of Run215. (That would be 12 a.m. on Monday morning.)
Other folks you can run with include City Fit Girls, Rebecca Barber of the Rocky 50K and more. And if you run the course with them, you have a chance at snagging some free Lululemon gear. Yes, please! You can check out the full lineup of events below.