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These “Psychs on Bikes” Want to Help You Finish the Philadelphia Marathon

Hitting the wall during Sunday’s race? Not if Mitchell Greene and his team of bicycling psychologists have anything to do with it.

Life & Style

This Alaskan Cruise Blends Wilderness and Luxury

Explore the outdoors — and drink Veuve in a luxe stateroom — on Holland America Line’s “Alaskan Explorer” trip.

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This Local Trainer Is Making Fitness More Accessible in Underserved Philly Neighborhoods

Wylie Belasik helps returning citizens become fitness coaches through his nonprofit UliftU.

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6 Gorgeous Philly-Area Hikes Near Breweries

Go for the fall foliage, stay for the delicious brews.

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Philly’s Herbal Workshops Made Me Look at the “Weeds” in My Yard in a Whole New Light

With help from Philly’s growing number of plant-centric businesses and herbalists, you can actually learn about the stuff growing around you (and all its benefits).

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Meet 7 of Philly’s Olympic Hopefuls, Class of 2021

These Philly athletes are all champions in their fields — setting records, winning titles, outshining the competition. Will their hard work take them to Tokyo?

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6 Newish Ways to Shop Eco-Friendly Products in Philly Now

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How Taking Shockingly Cold Showers Helps Steamroll My Anxiety

Level-up your meditations with Philly’s latest trend: breathing your way through bone-chilling water.

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How M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant Ended Up a Major Donor to CHOP Research

When the show producers approached Rittenhouse residents Jay and Stacey Storm about filming in their rowhouse, the homeowners had one condition: donate the location fee to CHOP.

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A Week in the Life of Fitness Trainer and Health-Care Worker Lonnie Perry

When he’s not working with patients at CHOP or training clients with Get In Lon Fitness, Perry stays energized with smoothies and black bean burgers from local spots, plus meditating and burning sage once a week.

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A Week in the Life of Trainer Jordan Deane, Who Launched a Virtual Studio Amid the Pandemic

From teaching kids’ fitness classes to training clients through CUTLOOSE, Deane is often on the move — but he also makes time for plenty of rest, reflection and hydration.

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Philly’s No More Secrets Is Opening a New “Menstrual Hub” in Germantown

The brick-and-mortar location, The SPOT Period, will provide support for underserved populations and continue the work to end period poverty.

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Say Goodbye to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half, and Hello to the Return of the Philadelphia Distance Run

The iconic race was beloved by locals and elite runners alike in the ’80s and ’90s. Now the annual event is back under the guidance of local organizers, who have big plans for it.

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Reach Opens the Factory, a Huge New Rock-Climbing Gym in Bridgeport

Combined with sister facility Reach Climbing and Fitness, the Factory is the largest rock-climbing and training center in the area.

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Gyms and Restaurants Can Apply for COVID-19 Relief Through This City Program

The application is open until February 9th, and eligible business applications will not be reviewed until after the final deadline.