Gina Tomaine is Health and Wellness Editor of Philadelphia. Follow her on Twitter @gtomaine.

Gina Tomaine

Health and Wellness Editor

Gina Tomaine is Health and Wellness Editor of Philadelphia. Follow her on Twitter @gtomaine.

Be Well Philly

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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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.

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Meet the Man on a Mission to Make Triathlons Cool

Soj Jibowu started Cherry Hill-based Varlo Apparel to bring representation to the triathlon and cycling apparel space and to share his love of the sport with as many people as possible.

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A Peek at the Fitness and Skin-Care Routines of Flyers Host Andrea Helfrich

When she’s not working as the in-arena host for the Philadelphia Flyers, Helfrich is recording her podcast and relaxing with an impressive array of candles.

City Life

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Opportunities to Volunteer and Celebrate in Philadelphia

Honor the legacy of the civil rights leader with these events and service opportunities.

Be Well Philly

This Cool Philly Coloring Book Gives Back to the Community and Highlights Local Artists

“Draw to Action” includes the original work of 30 local artists, and 100 percent of proceeds will go to 15 Philly nonprofit and social impact organizations.

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A Week in the Poconos Life of the Founder of Rae’s Roots Wellness Teas

Joanna Linton, who co-founded United by Blue and founded Rae’s Roots, is currently renovating a motel in the Poconos with her family, Schitt’s Creek-style.