Mary Clare Fischer

Health & Wellness Editor

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This Local Spin Instructor Almost Quit the Fitness Industry When Her Sister Passed Away

A year later, Jess Sullivan is still teaching indoor cycling — and has found a way to smile again.

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This Pennsylvania Couple May Have Found the Sounds That Will Put You to Sleep

The Harmony Project’s huge database of tracks is designed to help you doze off more and more quickly over time.

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5 Shaded Walks to Get Away From Philly’s August Heat

Staying inside isn’t the only option to enjoy the dog days of summer.

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You Can Take Free Classes at PA’s First Tough Mudder Gym

Blue Bell’s now got a bootcamp-style gym based off of the popular obstacle course race.

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This Local Youth Organization Is Trying to Get More Girls to Play Soccer

The Manayunk-based Starfinder Foundation recently received a U.S. Soccer Foundation grant to expand its girls’ programming.

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Dark Chocolate and Barre Keep This Temple Student Satisfied

Hannah Blank takes us inside her week.

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Meet the Nonprofit Founder Connecting Breast Cancer Patients With Wellness

Sue Weldon tries to ensure that all women diagnosed with breast cancer can receive complementary therapies.

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This Wayne Teenager’s Selfie Was Broadcast in Times Square

Lexi DiMarino is trying to raise awareness for pediatric migraines.

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This South Philly Man Decided to Trade Boozing for Baking

Now Louis Remolde is five years sober.

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A New Wellness Collective Is Opening Today in Midtown Village

Wellness Above Walnut will offer chiropractic care, hydration therapy, massage, and health coaching.

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This Chestnut Hill Communications Consultant Loves Her TV Shows and Life Time Workouts

When she’s not running her own business, Jessica Lawlor’s probably strength training or binge watching.

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This Exton Nonprofit Founder Wants to Beat Cancer With Fitness

Christine Meyer uses exercise-related events and programs to raise money for fighting cancer.

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This PA Native Was Addicted to Heroin and Pills

Now David Hem is running his own yoga studio, the Healing Fields Philly.

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Haley Morris Seemed Like a Healthy 20-Year-Old — Until a Genetic Disorder Took Her Life

The Fishtown native collapsed on Valentine’s Day, thanks to a rare bleeding condition known as HHT.

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5 Places to Rent Outdoor Gear for a Summer’s Worth of Adventures

Kayaks, tents, mountain bikes, and more.