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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Do This: Free Yoga at South Philly’s Bok Building

HgAthletics pop-up yoga at 30th Street Station | Photo via Facebook

HgAthletics pop-up yoga at 30th Street Station | Photo via Facebook

Yogis, rejoice! Our friends over at Honeygrow’s HgAthletics are teaming up with PLUSgives and yoga instructor Alex Holmes tonight, February 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. for a free pop-up vinyasa flow class. And yes, you are invited.

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Cheap Yoga: 37 Philly-Area Yoga Classes for $10 or Less

At this point, yoga is more than a trendy way to get your sweat on — for many, it’s a lifestyle. And, after a while, this lifestyle can realllly put a dent in your wallet. Between the cost of getting there (those Uber pools add up!), drop-in fees and the inevitable gear splurges (lookin’ at you, Lululemon), reflecting on the financial burden can snap a person right out of their post-yoga zen state of mind. Fortunately for your bank account, though, if you look for ’em, there are plenty of cheap yoga classes around town every single week.

To wit: Below is a pretty darn exhaustive list of 37 Philly-area spots where you can find yoga classes for under $10. Ranging from aerial lunchtime classes to all sorts of flow and hot yoga classes at almost any time of day, all over Philadelphia, there’s bound to a class or two here that fits into your life. Now, say it with us: Namaste out ya wallet.

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Sweet! $5 Yoga, HIIT, Barre and Zumba Classes at Hotel Monaco

Yoga at last year's Resolution Rx event | Photo by Joe Longo

Yoga at last year’s Resolution Rx event | Photo by Joe Longo

If on January 1st, you vowed that 2017 would be the year you become the next Jillian Michaels, and now — a mere 16 days in — you’ve already fallen off the workout wagon, Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco is here to swoop in and save you from self-sabotage. On Sunday, January 29th, the hotel is hosting their third annual Resolution Rx event to keep you on track, with tons of $5 fitness classes from studios around the city, mini massages and acupuncture (!!) and healthy grub.

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