Where to Take Yoga for Runners Classes in Philly This Month

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It’s easy to forget the value of cross-training when you’re working up to a big race where all you’ll be doing is running for hours on end. But it’s important not to skimp on activities that can strengthen muscles that running just doesn’t hit. In the end, substituting a yoga class for a run every now and then could make you a better runner down the line. Read more »

Yoga On the Pier Returns! — And 8 Other Fit and Healthy Events This Weekend

Yoga on the Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yoga on the Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

I hope you plan to spend as much time out of your house — and outdoors — as possible this weekend. The weather is going to be gorgeous! With a full roster of fit things to do — from the return of Yoga on the Pier to the Wharton 5K to the Philly Farm and Food Fest — you have no excuse but to have a blast. Check out our picks below. Read more »

Broad Street Run Training: The Real Deal on Common Running Injuries

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but at some point in your running career you will get injured. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the sport. Think about it: Even professional runners get injured despite having access to the world’s best coaches, doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists and sports scientists. If injuries were 100 percent avoidable, don’t you think professional athletes would be able to escape them?

The key is too reduce your chances of getting injured by focusing on what you can control. And if you do get injured, there are ways to minimize the time you’re unable to run.  Read more »

The Perfect Mantra for Your First 5K Race

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Spring running season is finally here! We are heading right into great weather, longer days and the excitement of fun outdoor activities.

Many people are nervous about running a 5K because they think they’re not “real runners.”  But yet, they are fit and healthy. They use the elliptical, they walk, they take Spin classes, they ride their bikes. But ask them if they want to join you on a 5K, and the answer is, “I don’t run.”

I get it. I was incredibly anti-running for years. I didn’t run a race until I was 36 years old. In my mind, fitness and running were completely different and exclusive activities. While I could take a spinning class, I was convinced that I could never run one whole mile.  Read more »

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