5 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Free Classes at Barre3, Dan’s Down Dog and Dash and More

Barre3 // Photo via Facebook

Barre3 // Photo via Facebook

If this gloomy, grey, wet weather has got you down, just remember: We’ve only got one more day until it’s the freakin’ weekend! And to help you get the most out of those cherished 48 hours of free time, we’ve rounded up five fun fitness activities to try around Philly this weekend. Check ’em out below.

1. Take a free class (or two) at Barre3’s new Rosemont location
Where: Rosemont
When: All weekend long

Last month, we told you guys that the Portland-based barre-studio franchise, Barre3, would be making its way to Philly with a few new locations. Well, the Rosemont studio opened on Monday, and to celebrate their arrival, they’re hosting free classes all week long so folks can try them them out. Eeeee! You can check out the schedule here.

2. Go for a guided hike through Haddington Woods
Where: West Philly
When: October 18th

Remember those guided hikes through Philly parks we told you guys about a few weeks ago? Well, you can catch one of them this weekend: Luke Rhodes of the Fairmount Park Conservancy will be leading a 90-minute guided hike through the Haddington Woods in Cobbs Creek Park. Just think of all the pretty fall leaves! You can find out more and sign up here.

3. Get your ride on for STAR at Body Cycle Studio
Where: Center City
When: October 18th

You know those cute pups you see in our weekly Adoptable Running Dog series? Well, a good chunk of them are cared for by the lovely folks at Street Tails Animal Rescue, and this weekend, Body Cycle Studio is hosting a day of charity for the animal rescue organization. The studio will be holding classes and accepting donations for STAR all day long, plus there will be a “badass raffle” where you can win snazzy stuff like gift cards to spots like Sweetgreen and Sip-N-Glo, a five-pack of classes to Focus Barre Yoga, and more. Um, yes, please!

Oh, and did I mention the puppy kissing booth? Yeah, that’s happening. You can sign up for classes here.

4. Run the Dan’s Down Dog and Dash
Where: Wayne
When: October 19th

This isn’t your average 5K: Dan’s Down Dog and Dash kicks off at Radnor Middle School with an hourlong yoga class led by instructor Kristin Page which is followed by a 5K fun run through South Wayne. Bonus: All proceeds from the event go to charity. You can register here or on site.

5. Bike the Manayunk Wall
Where: Manayunk
When: All weekend long

And to cap off this roundup, we’ve got an activity from our Ultimate Philly Fitness Bucket List. This weekend, scratch number 20 off the list by riding up the killer nearly-half-mile hill on Lyceum Avenue in Manayunk. Then make your way on over to Taqueria Feliz for a Chiquita Margarita—you deserve it.

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