7 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Yoga happy hour, free barre class, St. Paddy's Day runs and more.

The Lucky Run | Photo via Good Day for a Run LLC

The Lucky Run | Photo via Good Day for a Run LLC

Hooray for weekends! This one is particularly jam-packed with sweaty goodness. Celebrate the grand opening of Bombay Yoga Company, try a free Barre3 class, learn how to foam roll like a pro, and much more. See our picks below. 

1. Bombay Yoga Company’s Pre-Opening Happy Hour
When: Friday, March 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 756 South 11th Street, Bella Vista.

Bella Vista is getting a brand new yoga studio. While Bombay Yoga Company will officially open its doors on Monday, they’re getting the party started early with an in-studio, pre-opening happy hour this Friday night. Attendees can expect beer, wine and the chance to win an unlimited monthly class pass.

2. The Leprechaun Run 5-Miler
When: Saturday, March 14th at 9 a.m.
Where: Race starts and ends on MLK Drive near Paine’s Park and the Art Museum.

This chip-timed race is an out-and-back along MLK Drive. There’s also a two-mile walk option, if you prefer. The event benefits Special Olympics Pennsylvania. It’s $35 for the run, $25 for the walk. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

3. Free Pop-Up Run with the Love Run Half Marathon
When: Saturday, March 14th at 9 a.m.
Where: Meet at the base of the Art Museum steps.

We’re teaming up with the Love Run this weekend for a pop-up training run and course preview to help you prep for the big race on March 29th. You can opt to run the full 13.1-mile course, or participate in three- or six-mile running groups. You don’t have to be a Love Runner to participate. After the run, the group will head over to Urban Saloon for a post-workout drink.

4. Free Barre3 Class
When: Saturday, March 14th from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Where: 1149 East Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr.

Nordstrom is teaming up with Barre3 for a free pop-up class at the studio’s Rosemont location. In addition to the workout, there will be giveaways, including a five-class pack of Barre3 classes for one lucky participant.

5. Roll With It: Foam Roller Technique for Release and Relaxation
When: Saturday, March 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates, 2016 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.

Work out your kinks, with some expert instruction, at this weekend’s workshop. You’ll learn self-massage techniques aimed at releasing muscle and connective tissue, and methods for maintaining flexibility and relieving pain.

6. Conshohocken St. Paddy’s Day 5K Classic
When: Saturday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Joseph Burns Plaza, 54 Fayette Street, Conshohocken.

This second-year event raises money for the Conshohocken Fire Company and the Distance Run Scholarship Fund. The course is a double loop, beginning and ending on Fayette Street. Awards will be given to top overall finishers and age-group winners, with additional prizes for the most festive costumes. There will be a post-race St. Patrick’s Day party at Baggataway Tavern (31 North Front Street), and you can stick around to watch the Conshy St. Patrick’s Parade, which begins at 2. It’s $25 to participate in the run if you sign up by Friday at noon, or $35 day-of.

7. The Lucky Run
When: Sunday, March 15th at 10 a.m.
Where: Clancy’s Pub, 485 Woodbury-Glassboro Road, Sewell.

There are only a few spots left for this timed 5K, for which you’re encouraged to wear head-to-toe green. Along the course, you’ll be serenaded by bagpipe players. After the race, runners will get a free Guinness beer and food at Clancy’s Pub. It’s $40 if you sign up in advance, or $45 on race day.

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