7 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend
Yes, it’s a white-out out there right now, but things will be clear and bright by the weekend. Beat your stir-crazy blues with these fun fitness activities around town, from free Pilates and yoga to group runs and more.
1. Lululemon Walnut Street Grand Re-opening Events
When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: 1422 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Lululemon Walnut Street will celebrate its grand reopening this weekend, after being shuttered for more than a month following a partial roof collapse in late January. The events kick off on Friday evening with an in-store DJ dance party. On Saturday, they’re offering monogramming services on Lulu clothing. And on Sunday, they’re hosting a free in-store yoga class at 9 a.m., with complimentary sweet treats afterward.
2. Back On My Feet 5-Miler Training Run
When: Saturday, March 7th at 8 a.m.
Where: Meet at Dilworth Park, 1401 JFK Boulevard, Center City. Run ends at Philadelphia Runner, 1601 Sansom Street.
Join BOMF runners-in-training for a two-, four- or six-mile run through the city. The run ends at Philadelphia Runner, where you can score discounted $20 entries (normally $35) to the Back On My Feet 5-Miler on March 28th and enter to win raffle giveaways. The runs are free and open to all runners, whether you’re registered for the five-miler or not.
3. Free Mat Pilates Class at Athleta Philly
When: Saturday, March 7th from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
Where: 1722 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Thrive Pilates is hosting a free pop-up class at Athleta this weekend. Be sure to bring your own mat, and RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot.
4. Athlete’s Closet Winter Series St. Patrick’s Day 5K
When: Saturday, March 7th at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Starts and ends at Athlete’s Closet, 11 North Five Points Road, West Chester.
This 5K race through residential West Chester is the final event for the Athlete’s Closet Winter Series. It’s both stroller- and pet-friendly, and awards will be given to the first male and female overall winners, as well as the top three males and females in several age-group categories. Runners are encouraged to come decked out in head-to-toe green for St. Patrick’s Day, with an additional award given for the most spirited costume. It’s $30 for race-day registration.
5. Vitality Yoga Class at Whole Foods Market Jenkintown
When: Saturday, March 7th at 9 a.m.
Where: 1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown.
Whole Foods is teaming up with Mamma Chia for a donation yoga class benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation. The 45-minute class will take place in-store, and there will be grab-and-go breakfast provided by Mamma Chia afterward. It’s a $10 suggested donation, and you need to bring your own mat.
6. Doylestown Food Co-op’s “Changing the Way We Eat” Viewing Party
When: Saturday, March 7th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Doc Bakers Farmulations Juice Bar, 22 North Main Street, Doylestown.
The Doylestown Food Co-op is teaming up with the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance for a live-stream viewing party of TedX Manhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat” talks. The full-day event is broken into three sessions, composed of a series of 18-minute talks, exploring the state of our food system and progress toward sustainability. The viewing party is open-house style, so feel free to drop in and out throughout the day.
7. Free Yoga at Lululemon Wayne
When: Saturday, March 7th at 8:45 a.m.
Where: 220 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.
Instructor Michelle Baldino will host a free in-store yoga class. Bring your own mat.
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