This Local Company Wants Yoga Mats to Look More Like Skateboards 

David AHemsa on a mat designed by JohnFtheArtist | Photograph by Joe Longo

David AHemsa on a mat designed by JohnFtheArtist | Photograph by Joe Longo

“A good friend of mine is a yoga instructor in Doylestown, and I was leaving her class one day when I thought to myself, Skateboards have awesome art on them. Why aren’t yoga mats the same?” Holly Rogers, founder of local yoga mat company Spiritual Revolution, says. That’s when the Upper Dublin resident decided to ditch her life as a lawyer in downtown Philly and start a yoga company instead.

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Kill Two Birds With One Stone: 6 Philly Workouts That End With Booze

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Sometimes, after a killer workout, all you want is a nice cold drink, and we’re not talkin’ water. Lucky for you, you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to getting your boozy workout on around Philly — some of these workouts’ sole goal is to run to booze. Efficient, right? Below, six Philly workouts where you’ll get your sweat and drink on.

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10 Coolest Fitness Events in Philly This Month: August 2015

Yup, the Mummers made a major appearance at the first ever Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yup, the Mummers made a major appearance at the first ever Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Every year, when August rolls around, I find myself walking around the deserted streets of Philly wondering where the heck everyone is. The answer? Down the Shore, of course. But this year, it looks like there are a few fitness events worth staying in town for. Check ’em out below. Read more »

Yoga in Cemeteries Is All the Rage: Do Yoga in the Cemetery at St. Peter’s Church

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So, for the past few years, outdoor yoga classes have been going down at Laurel Hill Cemetery on a regular basis, and now it looks like we’ve got another yoga-in-the-cemetery class to add to the mix: On Saturday, August 1st, Justine Bacon of Philly Yoga Factory will be leading an hourlong donation-based yoga class in the cemetery at St. Peter’s Church (at 3rd and Pine Streets), complete with live music, bagels and coffee.

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You Can Go to Adult Sleepaway Camp in the Poconos Where Wet Hot American Summer Was Filmed

Soul Camp | Photo via Facebook

Soul Camp | Photo via Facebook

If you’ve been watching Wet Hot American Summer on Netflix weekend after weekend in an effort to relive your youth, we can do you one better: This September, you can go to adults-only summer camp at Camp Towanda in the Poconos where Wet Hot American Summer was filmed. Adult sleepaway camp, people!

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Now You Can Do More Than Just Drink at the PHS Pop-Up Beer Gardens

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While sitting outside with a beer and watching the day go by is a perfectly legitimate way to spend your time at either of the PHS gardens (located at 15th and South Street, and 9th and Wharton), they will now also be hosting summer activities, garden programs, and beer celebrations throughout the rest of the summer. So if you’re looking to combine yoga, gardening, or your dog with an outdoor beer, look no further.

The new schedule for both gardens is right after the jump.

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Free Fitness Galore! Wellness Wednesdays Start at the Oval This Week

Photo via Facebook | The Oval PHL

Photo via Facebook | The Oval PHL

If you’re a fan of free outdoor fitness classes in iconic Philly locales, listen up and listen good: The Oval’s Wellness Wednesdays kick off this Wednesday, July 22nd and they’re offering a slew of free classes that span the afternoon and evening. The best part? Almost every class — yoga! kickboxing! dance! — is free, and there will be food trucks lined up nearby all day, including the beloved Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies. Ah-mazing, right? Read more »

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