5 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Free Beginner’s Yoga, Marathon Madness, Rowing on the Schuylkill and More


Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

1. Free Yoga for Beginners
When: Saturday, November 22nd from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Avenue, West Philly.

Teacher trainees will lead this nearly two-hour class at Studio 34. The class will be slower-paced and demo-heavy, with hands-on assistance if you want it. It’s geared toward beginner yogis.

2. Decadent (Allergen-Free!) Tarts and Pies Workshop
When: Saturday, November 22nd from 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: P.S. & Co., 1706 Locust Street, Rittenhouse.

P.S. & Co. owner and baker Andrea Kyan will show you how to make delicious (really!) gluten-free, organic, plant-based pie crusts and fillings like pumpkin-sweet potato, apple with vanilla cream, and chocolate truffle. Classes are demonstration format with opportunities for hands-on participation, plus plenty of taste-testing. It’s $45 to participate.

3. On-the-Water Learn to Row
When: Saturday, November 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 
Bachelors Barge Club, 6 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia.

Get out of the studio and on to the water with this outdoor rowing class with Rowzone Manayunk. It’s $40 to participate; no rowing experience necessary. Email [email protected] to sign up.

4. Cranksgiving Food Drive Bike Ride
When: Saturday, November 22nd at noon (Get there between 11 and 11:30 to register.)
Where: Penn Treaty Park, 1341 North Delaware Avenue, Delaware Riverfront.

This all-levels group ride will have you hustling around the city from checkpoint to checkpoint to collect food donations for Philabundance. The ride is free, but plan to bring at least $15 to $20 to purchase food at each stop. The ride ends at Tattooed Mom with a fun after party.

5. Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Events
When: Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd.
Where: Locations throughout the city.

You didn’t think we’d forget, did you? The Philly’s biggest fall running weekend is here with events happening beginning tomorrow at the race’s Health and Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Yes, that’s where runners will go to get their bibs and race packets, but there’s stuff do even if you’re not running on Sunday, including seminars with running experts, vendor booths with deals on gear, and free samples. The Expo runs from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. (Heads up: We’ll have our picks for what not to miss at the Expo in a post tomorrow, so stay tuned.) Running-wise, the Rothman 8K happens on Saturday and the half and full marathons on Sunday. Check out our coverage for more.

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