As you know, we LOVE us some outdoor yoga, so when we heard about this 60-minute free session at Rittenhouse Square next week, we couldn’t help but squeal. Listen to this: The class, put on by The Rittenhouse Spa & Club, will be held on Tuesday, June 28th at 6 p.m. — and it ends with boozy green juice and chair massages. Yassss.
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Y2B Fit | Photo courtesy Crystal Widmann
’Tis the season for fitness studio openings: In the past few weeks, Philly has seen quite the influx of studios, with Freehouse Fitness Studio opening in the Grad Hospital area, Sculpt Fitness Studio opening on Broad Street and Wake Up Yoga announcing a soon-to-come Rittenhouse studio. Then there’s Solidcore and Unite Fitness’s new Rittenhouse studio, both slated for summer openings. And now, another one to add to the list: Y2B Fit, a new yoga and barre studio setting up shop on Emlen Street in Mount Airy. Read more »
Sure, you’re probably prepared to indulge in the dinner of your dad’s choice this Sunday night, but for those of you who want to get the celebrations started a little earlier, why not begin the day with one of these five father-focused fitness events (try saying that five times fast)? From a 5K to a free boot camp with post-workout booze, there’s bound to be something you can rope your pops into. Read more »
Yoga at Hotel Monaco | Joe Longo Photography
Trying to get ready to confidently strut onto the beach this summer? Kimpton Hotel Monaco wants to help. Their prescription? A Sunday full of $7 exercise classes. Their Summer Sweat Sesh, an extension of their Resolution Rx events that you may remember from the past two Januarys, will offer you a slew of opportunities to, well, get your sweat on. Duh. Read more »
Sweating then boozing seems to be a trend this summer (remember the winery runs?!). The latest to jump on that bandwagon: SWEAT Fitness. Starting this Sunday, June 19th, SWEAT is teaming up with City Tap House in University City to put on SWEAT + SIP, a totally free 10-class outdoor pop-up fitness series. Read more »
Wake Up Yoga | Photo courtesy Corina Benner
Anyone who’s walked around Rittenhouse can tell you: There’s no shortage of yoga studios. So why did Wake Up Yoga owner Corina Benner decide to open her third Philly yoga studio at 2030 Sansom Street? Well, as she tells us, the studio was actually sort of a “‘whoops’ baby.” The new studio space, located in the same building as the Shambhala Meditation Center of Philadelphia, where she practices meditation, just kind of fell into her lap. But she did consider whether setting up another studio in the neighborhood, which already has a good number of them, made sense. In the end, she decided it did.
As she says, “There’s so much yoga in Center City, so it was a big consideration: Does Center City need another yoga center? And my hope is that we’ll be able to reach people who might not already be served by the current offerings.” Read more »
Photo courtesy CorePower Yoga
Picture this: It’s a Thursday, mid-morning, and you’re slumped over at your desk trying to decide what’s more vital when it comes to getting you through the day, an afternoon sweat session or a running to grab a healthy, energizing lunch. But before you waste time making a pros and cons list, listen up: Our friends over at Rittenhouse’s CorePower Yoga are helping you kill both birds with one stone.
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Yoga on the Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley
Would it be a stretch to call this handy, giant guide to outdoor yoga in Philadelphia this summer season a masterpiece? Mmmmm, I don’t think so. Below, we’ve rounded up over 30 regularly scheduled outdoor yoga classes and series — many of them free! — going on around town throughout these warmer months. So please, consider this your go-to guide the next time you get a hankering for a sun-kissed (or moonlit) savasana. Read more »
If you were one of the many Phillies fans more than bummed you wouldn’t get to Warrior II at Citizens Bank Park when the Phillies’ first-ever Yoga Day — a morning of yoga in the outfield with Maha Yoga, followed by an afternoon Phillies game — was postponed back in May, cheer up: The Phillies’ first-ever Yoga Day has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 26th. Read more »
• Newly anointed SoulCycle devotees, take note: Here, an indoor cycling instructor outlines all the ways your sabotaging your indoor cycling workouts with poor form. [Greatist]
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