Tons of Free Fitness Classes at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 10th, is Global Wellness Day and the folks at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club really want to pamper you. They’re helping you get in on the holiday festivities with 13 — yes, double digits! — free classes throughout the weekend. And if that’s not incentive enough to head on over to The Rittenhouse Spa & Club (210 West Rittenhouse Square), there will also be some complimentary post-workout prosecco in it for you.

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Psst: There’s a New Wellness Fest Coming to Fishtown This Spring 

Good Festival founders Kate and Jessica | Photo courtesy Jessica Baumgardner

Good Festival founders Kate and Jessica | Photo courtesy Jessica Baumgardner

Wellness fiends, take note: Local healthy-eating gurus Jess Baumgardner (you might know her from Instagram, where she resides as @healthcoachphilly) and Kate Van Horn (again, you healthy eaters out there have probably spotted her on Instagram at @she_be_kale_in_it) have teamed up to create Philly a wellness fest called the GOOD Festival, coming up at Fishtown’s Skybox Events on Saturday, April 22nd.

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The Checkup: How to Make Perfume and Cologne Scents Last Longer

• If you’ve always sprayed perfume or cologne on your wrists or neck, well, you’ve always been doing it wrong. Experts say there’s no proven evidence that spritzing these areas, which are pulse points, makes the scent last longer. The good news: There are ways to optimize your perfume and cologne habits to prolong your pleasant smell. Click through for the cheat sheet. [GreatistRead more »

Free Acupuncture in Center City Today

Healing Arts Community Acupuncture | Photo via Facebook

Healing Arts Community Acupuncture | Photo via Facebook

I have no idea if Healing Arts Community Acupuncture timed today’s free acupuncture day just in time for the onset of Pope madness here in Philadelphia, but if you’re already looking for a means of escape — even just five minutes away from the security barriers, parking restrictions and tow trucks — this might be just the thing.  Read more »

You’re Fooling Yourself If You Think Your Treadmill Desk Counts As Exercise

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I know. Treadmill desks seem like a such a great idea. You can happily clack away on your computer while offsetting some of those terrifying side effects of sedentary office life. Heck, I even had a blast when I got to try one out for a few weeks.

But a new study aims to temper at least some of your expectations when it comes to the good your treadmill desk can do for your health. Namely, that it doesn’t provide enough of a workout to, well, count as real-deal workout.
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HEADS UP: The Happy Healthy Lesbian Online Conference Starts Next Week

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Happy Healthy Lesbian founder Amy McDonald (top right, surrounded by rainbows) and the array of speakers in her upcoming weeklong telesummit for queer women.

Your 2014 resolution to become the best lesbian you can be just became a little more attainable. Next week the Happy Healthy Lesbian Telesummit kicks off with an informative, online women’s wellness conference. The gathering features five days worth of empowering, lesbian-centric discussions on everything from staying in shape to traveling to keeping things nice and steamy in the bedroom.

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