Be Well Workout of the Week: A Total-Body Circuit Workout That Never Gets Boring

This workout consists of three different circuits, each composed of four different exercises. Your objective? To complete each circuit four times as quickly as you can.

For each circuit you’ll need a different piece of equipment: a bosu ball, a jump rope and a kettlebell. (If you don’t have a kettlebell, you can simply sub in a weight.) And with all these switch-ups, it’s pretty hard to get bored.

Okay, you ready? Go!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Do These 10 Moves As Fast As You Can

Are you ready to sweat, Be Wellers? Yes? Great. For this week’s workout, you’re going to complete a circuit of exercises four times through as quickly as you can. Before you tackle the first exercise, make sure you are nice and warmed up. And as you make it through at a quick pace, keep a watchful eye on your form — even when you’re moving quickly, you want it to be top-notch, as always.

Now, ready, set, go!

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See Photos From Last Night’s Secret Be Well Philly Underground Workout 

Be Well Philly Underground's STRIKE! and Snacks | Photo by Susan Nam

Be Well Philly Underground’s STRIKE! and Snacks | Photo by Susan Nam

Another month, another Be Well Philly Underground secret pop-up fitness event in the books. This month, we teamed up with the folks from Life Time Athletic (yep, the ones opening three giant fancy new fitness clubs in the Philly area) and Pure Fare for a very (very, very, very) sweaty workout followed by breakfast-for-dinner snacks at the lovely Independence LIVE space on Market Street.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Break a Serious Sweat in 6 Minutes

It’s Monday, and you know what that means: It means it’s time to get to work! This week’s workout will be set up in four six-minute rounds, with each round broken down into 30-second intervals of three different exercises. So, you will do four rounds of three exercises, completing 30 seconds of each for a total of six minutes. Got it?

This one is short, but challenging, so work as hard as you can and make the most of each 30 second-interval. Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Conquer Your Fear of Heavy Weights

During this week’s workout, you’ll challenge your strength by doing a low number of reps with heavier weights. You will start with 10 reps and decrease your reps by two each round until your final round is just two reps. (It won’t be as easy as it sounds — promise.)

So each round, grab a pair of weights that will challenge you (as in, you’ll just barely make it through the final rep with good form), and adjust weight based on the exercise. And no slacking: Increase your weights as you decrease your reps each round, so you continue to challenge yourself with each rep.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Torch Calories in 30 Minutes With HIIT

For this workout you’ll need your stopwatch — and that’s about it! You’ll do the following circuit four times, doing each exercise for 50 seconds for the first round, 40 seconds for the second round, 30 seconds for the third, and 20 seconds for the final round. So work hard during the time allotted for each round, and push yourself to keep the intensity for the entire interval. You can rest easy knowing the whole shebang  should ring it at under 30 minutes.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The 50-Rep At-Home Workout Challenge 

For this workout, you only need one set of dumbbells and a space the size of a yoga mat to move around in. Now, if those requirements don’t make for an excuse-busting setup, I don’t know what does!

You’re going to do 10 reps of each exercise listed below, holding the weights for each, completing a total of five rounds. By the end, you’ll have done 50 reps of each exercise, and your muscles will be feeling the burn.

Yep: You’ve got a new favorite full-body at-home workouts at your fingertips. Happy sweating!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: A 30-Minute Workout Worth Bookmarking

If you took on our Be Well Philly No-Gym-Necessary New Year’s Workout Challenge, hopefully you are feeling fit, strong, and ready to continue working hard. But, still, we all know it can be easy to slide back into old habits once the New Year’s glow wears off.  So, let’s not let that happen this year — let’s keep up the hard work with this workout, shall we?!

For this workout you are going to complete the following circuit as many times as you can in 30 minutes. Pretty simple — but definitely not easy. Good luck!

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Prepare for FOMO: Kevin Hart Spotted Working Out at This Philly Gym

Kevin Hart at City Fitness | Photo via Instagram

Kevin Hart at City Fitness | Photo via Instagram

If you didn’t know that comedian Kevin Hart, originally from Philly, has a serious side hustle going as a fitness superstar, then it’s time you take note: His Instagram account is a treasure trove of hilarious fitness inspiration; he’s put together 5Ks all over the country (including here in Philly!) as part of his Move with Hart collaboration with Nike; and he was recently featured on the cover of Runner’s World — because the dude LOVES to run.

So, long story short: Kevin Hart is on his fitness game. And yesterday, he got his sweat on at a gym that you may very well belong to. Yesterday morning, the folks from City Fitness posted an Instagram (see below) of Hart at their Graduate Hospital gym, thanking him for choosing to get his workout on with them. Got FOMO? Same.

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