6 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Chilly Cheeks 7-Miler, Hip-Hop Yoga, Free Workouts at Hotel Monaco and More

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Chilly Cheeks 7-Mile Trail Run | Photo via Ron Horn/Facebook

Starting to think about the weekend? Us, too! If you’re hoping to figure in some time working up a sweat, you’ve come to the right place. There are a handful of fun fitness activities to keep you more than occupied this weekend. Just remember: There’s a chance of snow on Friday evening and into Saturday, so be sure to keep an eye out for any last-minute cancellations or changes to the events below.

1. Chilly Cheeks 7-Mile Trail Run
When: Sunday, January 25th at 11 a.m.
Where: Reading Liederkranz German Singing & Sports Club, 140 Spook Lane, Reading.

A bum-freezingly cold (Get it?) trail race with hills, obstacles and breakfast at the end. Runners get a long-sleeve tech shirt (while supplies last), the aforementioned breakfast, and a post-race party with a live band and plenty of time/space to hang out with friends and spectators. It’s $39 to register; advance online sign-up is encouraged but not required.

2. Hip-Hop YogaDance Flow
When: Saturday, January 24th from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: The Yoga Den, 303 East Church Road, first floor, King of Prussia.

Yoga meets dance: You’ll master a series of dynamic yoga poses carefully choreographed to the beat (so, yes, expect a killer soundtrack). Instructor Rachel Brennan will lead the all-levels class. It’s $25 to participate; sign up here.

3. Happy Hour Yoga
When: Friday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Yoga on the Ridge, 493 Domino Lane, Roxborough.

The über popular Happy Hour Yoga class returns with a special winter beer lineup to keep you toasty. The evening begins with an hourlong, all-levels Vinyasa class taught by studio owner (and Be Well Philly Health Hero semifinalist) Theresa Conroy. Once you’re nice and sweaty, she’ll hand it over Daily News beer columnist Don Russell (a.k.a. Joe Sixpack), who also happens to be Conroy’s hubby, for a guided beer tasting featuring spicy winter brews. It’s $25 for the entire event, beer included. Preregistration is required, and you’ll want to sign up ASAP; as of this writing, there’s only one spot left!

4. The Great Philly “Tour De Core” Fit Challenge
When: Saturday, January 24th at 9 a.m. {UPDATE: This event has been postponed until January 31st}
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount.

CoreFitness is hosting a killer fitness scavenger hunt this weekend. You’ll meet at the top of the Art Museum steps and be split into two teams. From there, you’ll be given a clue that will send you off on a wild goose chase through the city, stopping at points along the way for some quick fitness challenges. The course will take between 50 and 90 minutes to complete. It starts and ends at the Art Museum steps and costs $20 to participate. Sign up here.

5. Abs Blast for Yogis
When: Sunday, January 25th from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Stillpoint Yoga Studio, 217 West Church Road, King of Prussia.

A core-focused class that’ll have your midsection trembling. This two-hour workshop features a series of poses that encourage core engagement and instruction for using core strength to balance on your hands or head. All levels are welcome. It’s $25 in advance or $35 at the door; sign up here.

6. Resolution Rx
When: Sunday, January 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 433 Chestnut Street, Old City.

Hotel Monaco is hosting an open-to-the-public fitness fair featuring free fitness classes with DIG Yoga, Pure Barre and the hotel’s own TKO with T, a cardio-boxing class led by the Monaco’s doorman (who’s also a personal trainer). Laugh Yourself Skinny’s Jessica Procini, a Be Well Philly contributor, will give the keynote address. Flywheel Sports will also be on hand with its competition bike, Red Owl Tavern will provide healthy treats, and there will be raffle prizes from all participating partners to Back On My Feet. The event is free, but you can sign up for the free fitness classes ahead of time here. (Space is limited.)

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