The Bridge Run Training Program and Happy Hour Is Back!

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I’m sure you already know this because you’ve gone ahead and planned your entire month around our March Fitness Calendar. But in case you were remiss (It’s right here! Geez!), I want to make sure you realize that the über popular Philadelphia Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program is back for a second year. Also worth noting: Organizer Carl Ewald, who doubles as the race director for the ODDyssey Half Marathon, emailed me earlier this week to let me know that there are only 45 spots left. So if you want in, you’d better sign up soon.  Read more »

Meet the (Sort of) New South Philly Running Club, Passyunk Beer and Java Runners

Passyunk Beer & Java Runners | Photos via Facebook

Passyunk Beer & Java Runners | Photos via Facebook

You know we have a particular obsession with Philly-area running clubs, right? I mean, it’s no accident that we maintain a rather exhaustive list of Philadelphia-area running groups. It’s also why we’re so stinkin’ psyched about the first-ever running club championship, the Mayor’s Cup, debuting this summer.

So we were tickled pink yesterday when the Passyunk Beer & Java Runners followed us on Twitter. Yes, a South Philly running group formed around a shared love of beer and coffee. What could be better?  Read more »

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 25 Songs Guaranteed to Get You Out of Bed for a Saturday Morning Workout

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Getting out of bed for brunch on a Saturday morning is rough enough, let alone getting out of bed to go work out. If you’re anything like me, a few Saturday morning sweat sessions have fallen by the wayside in favor of a few more minutes cozied up under your down comforter. But not this weekend: These 25 songs are guaranteed to get you up and get you moving, even on a Saturday morning, when all you want to do is sleep forever. Happy sweating! Read more »

Super Secret Workout with Be Well Philly & Foobooz

underground leadWe’re not allowed to say much, but we can say that we’re excited to be part of the next Be Well Philly Underground Event. Be Well Philly’s Underground Events are secret pop-up fitness events around Philadelphia and in order to participate, you have to sign up for free to be a member of Be Well Philly Underground.

Past events have included candlelit hot yoga, a glow-in-the-dark run to Yards and a pop-up spin class.

As for this event we can tease, If you’re a Foobooz loving runner, this event will be right up your alley. So sign up now.

Pssst: We’ve Got Another Secret Pop-Up Workout Coming Up! [Be Well Philly]
Be Well Philly Underground [Be Well Philly]

7 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

The Lucky Run | Photo via Good Day for a Run LLC

The Lucky Run | Photo via Good Day for a Run LLC

Hooray for weekends! This one is particularly jam-packed with sweaty goodness. Celebrate the grand opening of Bombay Yoga Company, try a free Barre3 class, learn how to foam roll like a pro, and much more. See our picks below.  Read more »

Broad Street Run Training: How to Train Your Brain for a Long Race

Blue Cross Broad Street Run

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No matter how many miles you log in your Broad Street Run training, there’s no escaping that point in the race where your breathing becomes more difficult, your legs feel heavier, and your ability to keep pace feels, well, completely out of reach. Slowing down seems inevitable — but it doesn’t have to be. What you choose to do in this moment completely within your control.  Read more »

The Checkup: Science Says You Should Watch More Comedies (for Your Waistline)

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• If cry-watching Blue Valentine is hobby of yours (feel no shame, I am totally with you), you might want to make a conscious effort to start watching more comedies instead. A new study found that people eat as much as 55 percent more when they’re watching a sad movie than when they’re watching a comedy. Yikes. [Huffington PostRead more »

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 20 Songs That Will Get You Excited for Warmer Weather

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Next week’s forecast calls for highs of 52 degrees by midweek, and considering the temperature outside is a frigid 21 degrees as I type this, that basically sounds like summer. So to get you pumped for the warmer weather — and warmer workouts! — we’ve rounded up 20 feel-good songs that will get you sweating, smiling and looking forward to some much-need sunshine. Check ‘em out below.
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