If your New Year’s Resolution—you know, the one where you vowed to finally, finally be more mindful of what you eat—went down the drain about a week ago (because pizza), here’s your chance to jump back on the wagon: Starting January 26th, the folks at Unite Fitness are leading a seven-day carb cleanse challenge.
If a serious sweat session followed by a killer brunch is your idea of an awesome date, listen up: Unite Fitness is hosting a Valentine’s Day singles event that doubles as a workout and match-making mix-and-mingle for fitness-focused singles.
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On Saturday, local gay-owned gym Unite Fitness hosted its first-ever day of working out dedicated to gay men. #GayMenUnite was a free, hour-and-fifteen-minute cross-training workout that included 30 minutes of cardio intervals, 30 minutes of strength training, and 15 minutes of yoga stretch and relaxation. Unite Fitness owner Gavin McKay tells me the venture was a huge success, bringing together 40 local gay dudes for bonding, exercising and a boozy post-workout brunch at Penn 6, another gay-owned establishment just around the corner. Participants also donated more than $300 for the Movember Foundation, an initiative fittingly aimed at “changing the face of men’s health.”
So, with all the success, can we expect another #GayMenUnite in the near future? “Lots of guys asked us to do it again, even weekly or monthly so you can be sure there will be another,” says McKay. He even hinted that he may host a #LesbiansUnite, so keep your ears open for that one, too.
McKay shared some photos of the afternoon. Check them out below:
Philly gay-owned exercise studio Unite Fitness is hosting a day of working out and brunching just for the boys. Owner Gavin McKay tells me that #GayMenUnite is a free workout led by Unite Fitness
babes trainers Mark and Austin. The hour-and-fifteen-minute session will comprise Unite’s cross-training format: 30 minutes of cardio intervals (running, spinning, rowing), 30 minutes of strength training (dumbbells, suspension-training, etc … ), and 15 minutes of yoga stretch and relaxation, McKay says.
So in other words, be ready sweat and hurt a lot—but there’s a reward at the end!
Afterward, the group will wander over to another gay-owned establishment, Penn 6, for a post-workout brunch. While the workout is free, you’ll have to pay for the food, though co-owner Tim Adams is offering a special of $15 bottomless mimosas with your brunch entree. Order away. You deserve it.
I think you’ll get a pretty good sense of what the new Run4UrLife 3K (yes, 3K) is all about by watching the video about. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
6 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Unite Fitness Decathlon, Eastern State Breakout, Zumbathon and More
Just one more day until the weekend, friends! To help you get up and moving, we’re kicking off a new weekly post highlighting our picks for fit events happening around the region. Here, six fun options for getting your sweat on October 10th through 12th.
If you haven’t tried Unite Fitness’s cross-training workouts—they squeeze cardio, strength training and some much-needed stretching into one jam-packed workout—now’s your chance: All month long, the studio’s Midtown Village location is hosting free lunch-break classes for you to try ‘em out.
Our pals at Unite Fitness are launching an immersive 10-week boot camp program this fall. And by “immersive,” I mean it’ll totally kick your butt—in the best way ever, of course.
Hey guys, let’s relive our fun on Tuesday night one last time, shall we? The folks at Unite Fitness shot video of the cross-training run and it pretty much makes me want to do it all over again. Can you spot yourself?
I don’t know about you, but I’m still buzzing from last night’s insanely amazing cross-training run with Unite Fitness. We had over 110 people RSVP on our Facebook invite, and I’m fairly certain almost all of them showed up—which, of course, was awesome.