Listen Up, Wine Lovers: These Local Winery Fitness Events Are Back!

Crossing Vineyards and Winery | Photo via Facebook

Crossing Vineyards and Winery | Photo via Facebook

Calling all fans of grown-up grape juice (that’s wine, duh): We have a series of fitness events that were created with you in mind! Crossing Vineyards and Winery, of Newtown, is bringing back their seasonal Cycle and Sip series as well as their Wine Tasting and Yoga sessions. And yes, each workout session is concluded with a wine tasting paired with cheese, cured meats and chocolate. Read more »

Barre, Yoga and HIIT: 3 Fitness Studio Expansions to Know About Now 

JTown Hot Yoga | Photo courtesy Stephanie Weinstein

JTown Hot Yoga | Photo courtesy Stephanie Weinstein

It’s official: I can’t keep up. There seems to be a never-ending stream of fitness studios pouring into Philly, and now we’ve got three more to add to the list. Over the next few months, we’ll be getting new outposts of JTown Hot Yoga and GFit Women, both of which already have studios in the area, and the Bar Method will be moving into town with its first Philly-area studio. Learn more about what to expect from each of them below.

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Do This: Free Lunchtime Yoga in Center City PHS Pop-Up Garden

It’s that time of year again, folks. This week at the Comcast Center’s West Plaza, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has designed and created another pop-up garden in celebration of the annual Comcast Cares Day. And it sounds like quite the sight: PHS has decked out the garden with over 20 perennial plants, including pansies, chamomile, mint and five types of lettuce with some wooden botanical cutouts added for flair. And get this: They’re doing everyone in the area a solid by providing free lunchtime yoga sessions on Wednesday and Friday.  Read more »

Giant Early-Morning Yoga/Dance Party Daybreaker Announces First Philly Date

Daybreaker Seattle | Photo via Facebook

Daybreaker Seattle | Photo via Facebook

A few months back, we told you guys that Daybreaker, the giant early-morning yoga/dance party that travels to cities around the country, had announced they were officially coming to Philly. But they didn’t say when. Womp, womp. Now, though, we have an official date — but there’s a caveat. This event will be their Daybreaker Campus experience. Their first time in Philly will be for their new Daybreaker Campus experience, in conjunction with the Wharton School, on Tuesday, April 18th. (Yep, that’s next week!) And in case you hadn’t already figured it out, Daybreaker Campus is aimed at University students, so you do need to show ID to enter.

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Hugging Strangers During Workouts: A Do or a Total Don’t?

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” That oft Instagrammed quote was the first thing that came to mind during a recent yoga class when the teacher instructed us to (insert horror movie music here) hug someone in the class. Luckily, my friend was there. We both, not the kind of people who generally hug one another, let alone people we don’t know, could feel the fear in our eyes dissipate when we realized we could just hug each other instead of embracing a stranger.

Phew.

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