Mary Clare Fischer - Philadelphia Magazine

Mary Clare Fischer

Health & Wellness Editor

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Be Well Philly

This Francisville Personal Training Gym Is Launching Group Fitness Classes

Culture Philly is celebrating its expansion with a grand opening party on October 12th.

Be Well Philly

Vegan Cheese Has Come to Mainstream Pizza in Philly

Vegan pies are flying off the peels at mom-and-pop shop Joe’s Pizza.

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Be Well Philly

3 Bread Recipes Packed With Fruits and Vegetables to Bake This Fall

Two Philly food bloggers passed along their recipes for yummy loaves.

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Be Well Philly

Announcing Be Well Philly’s October Studio of the Month

Take a boxing, circuit training, treadmill, or yoga class with EverybodyFights.

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Be Well Philly

An Athlete-Savvy Chiropractor Just Opened in Northern Liberties

Epic Chiropractic’s two docs have experience treating everyone from bodybuilders to the U.S. water polo team.

Be Well Philly

This Private Chef for a Sixers Player Shared His Go-To Meals

Jason Pabst, who cooks for a local NBA star, gave us his favorite foods for fuel.

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Be Well Philly

This Vegan Egg Substitute Has Invaded Philly Restaurants

Just Egg is taking over our breakfast scene.

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Be Well Philly

This Philly Influencer Shares Her Coming-Out Story to Help Others Feel Less Alone

Kate Austin has used her platform to shatter stereotypes and build community.

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Be Well Philly

Philly Just Got a Less Sugary Pumpkin Spice Latte

In this week’s News You Can Use.

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Be Well Philly

This Local, Pregnancy-Focused Trainer Is Opening a Studio in Fishtown

Ashley Reid’s small-group training sessions will have their own home.

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Be Well Philly

How to Make Your House Plants Thrive in Your Rowhouse

Indoor plants can reduce our stress levels — but only if you keep them alive.

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Be Well Philly

This Lupus Patient Wants Alternative Medicine to Be Available to Everyone

Meet Desiree Ivey, one of our Health Hero Challenge semifinalists.

Be Well Philly

This PA Woman Was “Almost Grateful” That She Needed a Heart Transplant

Alin Gragossian’s had a hell of a year. Here’s why she’s remained upbeat.

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Be Well Philly

Philly’s Upcoming “Social Impact Fitness Studio” Has Found a Space

Read on for more local fitness news tidbits in our new News You Can Use series.

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Be Well Philly

This Main Line Nurse Is Helping Cancer Patients Combat the Cost of Fertility Preservation

Meet Anne Wendel, the founder of