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 »

Field Guide: Our Favorite Fitness Classes at the Art Museum Right Now

Philadelphia Art Museum Workouts: Fitness fanatics swarm the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Fitness fanatics swarm the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art | Photograph by Gene Smirnov

Rocky’s iconic ascent up the Art Museum steps would look far different now than it did back in 1979. For starters, he’d have to bob and weave his way up to avoid bumping into the countless Lululemon-clad fitness junkies for whom the steps serve as a year-round outdoor gym. If you haven’t embraced the steps yet, you should — if not for muscle tone, then at least for the unparalleled views. Here are the season’s top fitness classes at the iconic spot, perfect for Art Museum addicts and wannabe stair masters alike.

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My Top 5: Awesome Outdoor Workout Spots in Philly (With Workouts for Each!) 

Trainer Jordan Hankins making the most of Cira Green (Don't try this at home kids.)

Trainer Jordan Hankins making the most of Cira Green (Don’t try this at home, kids).

While the sun seems a bit reluctant to shine these days, all other signs say outdoor workout season has arrived: Dilworth Park has had their free Spring Training fitness classes going for the past few weeks, all sorts of outdoor yoga has kicked off (here and here, to name a few places to get your downward dog on), and the Schuylkill River Trail is oh-so-busy come 5 p.m.

So, for days when you want to squeeze in an outdoor workout without taking a workout class, we got Jordan Hankins (remember the trainer from that insane Art Museum video? That’s him), training director at Weston Fitness, to dish on his top five outdoor spots around Philly to squeeze in an awesome outdoor workout. And being the helpful gent he is, he even included some ready-made workouts for you! (Bonus: Most of them just take about 20 minutes.) Check out his top five spots for outdoor workouts in Philly, plus the workouts, below. Read more »

Honeygrow and Philadelphia Runner Launching Free Summer Workout Series

Walnut Street Noodle Salad at Honeygrow | Photo via Facebook

Walnut Street Noodle Salad at Honeygrow | Photo via Facebook

What’s better than a free outdoor workout? A free outdoor workout that ends with a discounted noodle stir-fry from Honeygrow, am I right? And come May 9th, Honeygrow and Philadelphia Runner will be giving us all just that on a monthly basis with their new summer workout series. Eeeeeee! Read more »

Free Fitness Galore: Dilworth Park’s Free Fitness Classes Are Back Next Week 

Yoga at Dilworth Park | Photo via Facebook

Yoga at Dilworth Park | Photo via Facebook

Eeeeeee! Outdoor workout season has arrived: Starting next Tuesday, April 5th, Dilworth Park will be hosting a slew of weekly fitness classes, from yoga to Zumba to cardio-kickboxing — and they’re all free. Plus, many of the classes start right after work, at around 5 or 6 p.m., making them super convenient for Center City 9-to-5ers. Read more »

13 Reasons We Can’t Wait for Warm Weather in Philly

Yoga on the Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yoga on the Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Lately, the weather has been like a flaky Tinder date. One minute, it’s sunny and warm and the next, it’s cold and isn’t answering your texts. Okay, maybe the ghosting-on-texts part doesn’t apply, but the cold definitely does. This week alone, the temperatures are supposed to flip-flop between the 40s and the 70s. Just as confusing as your last Tinder fling, right?

But the first day of spring is just 13 days away (!!), which means that temperamental weather should soon — hopefully! — be a thing of the past, with warm temps here to stay through September or so. Below, 13 reasons we can’t freakin’ wait for warm weather in Philly. If you’ve got reasons to add, list ‘em off in the comments! Read more »

13 Reasons We’re So Stinkin’ Excited for Warm Weather in Philly

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Newsflash: We’ve only got nine more days of winter, people! Spring is a comin’ — on March 20th, to be exact — and I, for one, could not be more excited for the warm weather it’ll bring with it. Just about every single day of this dreadful season we call winter, I say to anyone who will listen, “If we lived somewhere warm, we could be doing [insert fun outdoor activity here] right now. Ughhh, winter!” And I’m sure I’m not alone.

But with spring headed our way, soon we’ll all be able to start checking things off the long list of activities we’ve been talking about wanting to do for months, from hiking in the Wissahickon to playing frisbee down the Shore to picnicking anywhere we can lay a blanket down.

Below, 13 reasons we here in Be Well Philly Land are so freakin’ excited for warm weather in Philly.  Read more »

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