17 Free Workouts, Fun Runs, Bootcamps, and Other Fitness-Related Events Happening This Month
Challenge yourself to a fit February.
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Thursday, February 1
MONTH-LONG CHALLENGE AT THE WALL Treat yourself to some serious studio time this month at The Wall (107 Cotton Street, Manayunk). They’re challenging folks to do 25 classes in 28 days — which sounds like a lot, but you might just be amazed by your mind and body’s abilities. This challenge will run you $175 and you should contact the studio via email (email@example.com) to sign up and pay. And for the reward-driven folks out there, prizes will be waiting for you at the finish line. $175, all month long.
Saturday, February 3
FREE BARRE3’S BIRTHDAY PARTY Calling all barre-dicts! Barre3 Rittenhouse (1500 Sansom Street) will be hosting free classes all day — five of them to be exact — plus, there will be a live deejay, tons of refreshments and some awesome giveaways. Get the full scoop here. Classes kick off at 8:45 a.m. and run until the last class at 11:15 a.m. Grab your free spot here. Free, 8:45 a.m.
FREE BAR METHOD’S GRAND OPENING CLASSES Talk about a barre-filled weekend, are we right? Bar Method‘s Rittenhouse location (255 South 17th Street) opening at the start of the New Year, but their grand opening — which is spanning Saturday and Sunday — will be chock full of free barre classes and giveaways. Get the full scoop here. The studio is offering three classes on Saturday and two on Sunday, grab your spot here. Free, various times.
FREE SANSOM STREET DONUT RUN Now that is what Saturday morning dreams are made of, are we right?! Philadelphia Runner and Federal Donuts have teamed up to create a new, fun running series on the first of every month. Don your Eagles green and meet the group at Philadelphia Runner Center City (1601 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse) for a free group run that should last about three miles, before returning to Federal Donuts for coffee and doughnuts. Find more info here. Free, 9 a.m.
Sunday, February 4
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY BOOTCAMP Just because our team is in the Super Bowl, doesn’t mean that CoreFitness will be skipping their Art Museum Steps Sunday morning workout! Join the CoreFit crew for a killer bootcamp-style workout. Don your Eagles gear, or anything green, and get the positive vibes flowing for our team’s victory. Sign up here; Be Well Philly readers get a special two for $20 deal with code: BeWellPhilly. $20, 9 a.m.
FREE GROUP RUN Chasing Trail is going along with their usual Sunday morning run — meeting at the Valley Green Inn — but for this special occasion, the group will be joined by the folks of Highline, who if you haven’t heard, lead amazing running retreats through America’s national parks. After a 5(ish)-mile jaunt through the Wissahickon, the Highline folks will give the group a quick run down on their upcoming retreats. Check out the details here. Free, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 10
CANDY HEART BOOTCAMP This is CoreFitness’ fourth annual Candy Heart bootcamp, so you better believe it’s full of love! Come with your partner, lover, BFF or single and ready to mingle because this body-weight-focused bootcamp is open to everyone! Be Well Philly readers get a special two for $20 deal with code: BeWellPhilly. Grab your tickets here. $20, 9 a.m.
CUPID’S UNDIE RUN Run a mile-ish, at your own pace, to help find a cure for Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children born — all in your undies, or a costume if that’s more of your style. The run kicks off at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street, University City). Get more info about the Cupid’s Undie Run and tickets here. $40, 12 noon.
PAINT YOGA FLOWS Use your body to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Jen Holford will be leading this two-hour class popping up at TORC‘s Old City Studio (31 South 2nd Street). Dress in your finest all-black or all-white outfits and be ready to get down and dirty with some paint and a canvas mat — you’ll be flowing through your sequence with paint en tow. Tickets cover the cost of materials for the two-hour class. Sign up here. $35, 1 p.m.
CUPID’S CHASE 5K Runners, walkers, and stroller-pushers are welcome to visit the Philadelphia Zoo for a 5k benefitting folks with disabilities. Plus, your registration fee will get you into the zoo for free — so you might as well make a day of it! The run kicks off at 7 a.m.; grab your ticket here. $30 now, $40 on race day; 7 a.m.
Sunday, February 11
FREE FRANKLIN FIELD CLIMB CLINIC Whether you’re gearing up for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Big Climb Philly, or not, this free workout is open to all. CoreFitness will be hosting their tried-but-true bootcamp-style workout, with the added bonus of a TON of stairs. The workout is taking place at Franklin Field (235 South 33rd Street, University City); grab your spot here. Free, 10 a.m.
YOGA WITH CATS Need we say more? One of Amrita Yoga‘s instructors will be popping up at the PSPCA in Fishtown (1546 Frankford Avenue) to teach a kitty-filled yoga session. Imagine chaturanga-ing with a totally adoptable tail brushing against you — talk about the feels. Reserve your spot here. Donation-based tickets, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, February 14
FREE VALENTINES DAY YOGA SWEAT Fitness is known for their free pop-ups that seem to occur just about every month. This month, they’re helping Philadelphians celebrate Valentine’s Day with a nice stretch, accompanied by (or fueled by, shall we say) complimentary champagne and strawberries between vinyasa flows. Feel free to show up with your lover, partner, BFF, or stag to SWEAT’s Old City and Queen’s Village locations on the 14th at 6 p.m., or their Manayunk location at 6:30. Give the studio a call to reserve your spot. Free, various times.
ACRO YOGA MIXER Because Valentines Day can’t be all chocolates and champagne, you might as well spend some time wiggling in the air at TORC (31 South 2nd Street, Old City). Whether you’re in love or looking for love, participants will mingle around the studio, practicing with multiple partners. Refreshments will be served after the session in hopes of promoting more mingling. Grab your ticket here. $35, 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, February 17
TORC NUTRITION LAB As we all know, self-care and self-love are #trending right now. Spend a Saturday afternoon at TORC (31 South 2nd Street, Old City) for a heart-opening yoga class followed up by a lesson on the importance of mindful eating and cooking. The class will discuss how certain foods can best nourish our bodies and minds plus, Snap Kitchen will be there slinging some healthy foods to sample. Grab your tickets here. $30, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 18
SIP AND CYCLE The Positivity Charge and Body Cycle have teamed up to create a mini-retreat of sorts. You’ll hit the bikes at Body Cycle’s Rittenhouse location (1923 Chestnut Street) for a killer spin session, followed by some post-workout smoothie fuel, rounded out by a quick positivity talk — all of this in one hour! Grab your ticket here. $20, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 21
SKATER-CISE While the lure of ice skating is definitely strongest closer to the holidays, Dilworth Park’s Rothman Ice Rink is still open and ready to be skated upon! Their Skater-cise series happens every Wednesday evening and is open to anyone who wants to get in an on-ice workout. Find more info here. Regular admission and skate rental fees apply, 6 p.m.
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