“Finish my first full marathon!” — Christine M.
See running pro Phil Clark, owner of Northern Liberties’ Training Station, who considers fitness level, race experience and injury history before creating your personalized training program. $40 per consultation. 1033 North 2nd Street, third floor, 215-964-9558, phillytrainingstation.com.
“Maintain my all-organic diet.” — Stacey B.
Sign up for Farm to City’s weekly “Winter Harvest” buying club. Through April, shop online for hundreds of locally grown, sustainably produced herbs, milks, eggs, cheeses, meats, breads and winter veggies, delivered to one of 23 pickup locations. $50 start-up fee goes toward first order; no cost to join. 215-733-9599,farmtocity.org.
Get back to pre-baby shape — or better!” — Victoria K.
Pure Barre’s “Baby Bounce Back” special for new moms includes barre work, light weights and endless ab toning, and will lift, firm and burn while seriously re-sculpting that waist. $375 for three-month package. 1701 Walnut Street, 267-234-7825, purebarre.com.
“Play volleyball as well as I did in college!” — Ruth W.
Though they’re not guaranteeing the NCAA will call, the Philadelphia Sports Network’s indoor volleyball league will get you torching calories and having a blast via six-on-six games. Tuesdays, January through March, $55-$65. 267-519-3987, philadelphiasportsnetwork.com
“Get to the gym, regardless of how busy I am.” — Carlo M.
Lose It or Lose It, an online gambling-inspired motivator devised by two (formerly chubby) West Chester-based programmers, lets you bet $100 to $5,000 against your weight-loss goal. Hit your target, keep your money. Miss it, they keep it. How’s that for motivation? Loseitorloseit.com.
Originally published in Philadelphia magazine’s January 2011 issue.