Free Yoga on Black Friday at Sweat Fitness

sweat yogaThree Philly Sweat Fitness locations are hosting boozy yoga classes on Friday that are free and open to the public. The classes are at 5:30 p.m. at the following locations: Sweat Queen Village (700 Passyunk Avenue), Sweat South Philly (1509 E. Passyunk Avenue) and Sweat Manayunk (4151 Main Street).

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide: What to Cook, Where to Work Out and More

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Well, it’s official: Thanksgiving week has finally arrived. And if you can already feel your stomach knotting up in anticipation of everything to come—hosting every single relative you’ve ever met in your one-bedroom apartment; attempting to please your vegan aunt and your Paleo cousin during the same meal; making sure Great Uncle Lonnie doesn’t fall asleep at the dinner table—trust us, you are not alone. Case in point: Last night, I woke up in a deep sweat after having a nightmare that my Thanksgiving pecan pie turned out all wrong, with chunks of uncooked butter floating throughout and everyone at the dinner table was disgusted. I had a Thanksgiving nightmare, you guys—the struggle is real.

So, because we totally feel your holiday-anxiety pain, we’ve created The Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide, a resource for all your Turkey-Day needs. Here, you’ll find Be Well Philly posts on everything from Turkey Trots around Philly to Thanksgiving recipes for every diet to clever ways to get your family out of your tiny apartment for a few hours (hiking in the Wissahickon, anyone?). Now, read up and watch your blood pressure drop.

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Pre-Feast Downward Dogs: Where to Do Yoga on Thanksgiving Day

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Before you hunker down at the Thanksgiving dinner table and gorge yourself with enough turkey and pie to feed a small village, we suggest you get your sweat on—you know, to make room. We’ve tracked down a slew of yoga studios around Philly that will be hosting Thanksgiving Day classes, from donation-based classes, to bird-themed classes (seriously) to plain ol’ vinyasa classes, and more. So read up, pick a class and sign up to get your sweat on before the big Thanksgiving feast.

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New Yoga Studio Opens Today in Haverford

prana houseListen up, suburbanites: A new yoga studio opens its doors today in Haverford, and you should make a plan to check it out this weekend. Prana House Yoga is opening at 385 West Lancaster Avenue in Haverford. Tonight, they’re hosting a free grand-opening party, where you can check out the space and meet the instructors.

The studio is the brainchild of Dhyana Yoga vets Nadia Stadnycki and Derek Hopkins. “From the words out of our mouth as an idea to launching today has only been about two months,” says Stadnycki. “It’s been a magical ride.”

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“People Who Say Yoga Isn’t a Workout Are Totally Wrong”

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Get ready for your morning chuckle, folks: Buzzfeed convinced a few reluctant men to do yoga for the very first time, and they got it all on videotape. Granted, some of the poses the instructor throws at these guys would never, ever come up in an actual beginner’s class. That said, watching someone say yoga is “just kind of sleeping, right?” and then, moments later, groan while attempting a forward fold is pretty chuckle-worthy. And, the faces—oh, the faces are good.

If you’re a dude and this somehow inspires you to get off your tuckus and give yoga a chance, check out Philly yoga instructor Jake Panasevich, who pretty much specializes in yoga for guys. Check out his class schedule here.

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Love SUP Yoga? Try Indoor Balance Board Yoga This Week at Bee Inspired

indoboard yogaSo here’s the thing about SUP yoga: It’s a super fun, challenging workout, but if you live here in the Philly area—or anywhere with cold winters, for that matter—it’s an activity you can only do for a few happy, sunshine-filled months in the summer. Which, of course, is a total bummer.

Bee Inspired Yoga in Woodstown, New Jersey, is taking the practice indoors this week with two classes aimed at mimicking on-the-water SUP classes. They’re done on wood balance-board decks called Indo Boards that offer the same stability challenges as stand-up paddleboards: namely, they wobble. That means everything from your downdog to your headstand will have an added measure of difficulty as you use your core to brace your body.

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6 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Yoga Movie Night, Lemon Run, Pickling Workshop and More

The Lemon Run | Photo via Facebook

The Lemon Run | Photo via Facebook

1. Philadelphia Runner’s 10 Year Anniversary Run
When: Friday, November 7th at 6 p.m.
Where: 16th and Sansom streets, Center City.

A free, casual run with Philly’s best running store (if we do say so ourselves) to celebrate a decade of business and community building. Beers back at the shop will follow.

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