Best of Philly 2018: Health, Fitness, Self-Care, and More
Here's a few of this year's winners from our annual Best of Philly awards.
Best of Philly 2018, our annual listing of the region’s outstanding food, people, shops, services, and more, is now online as well as on newsstands. Here are some highlights from the Health & Fitness sections:
BEST RUNNING CLUB
Sansom Street Donut Run
The only things that could get us out of bed and exercising at 9 a.m. on the weekend? Fresh FedNuts and coffee, both of which are served after a three-mile loop through the city. The group meets at Philadelphia Runner on the first Saturday of every month.
1601 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 215-972-8333 | Website
BEST WORKOUT TREND
Don’t expect to do a lot of working out in this workout. It’s mostly about animal rescue orgs helping puppies find homes – and puppy snuggles. Lots of puppy snuggles. Popping up at studios like Amrita Yoga & Wellness and OpenBox Athletics.
BEST WORKOUT THAT’LL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE BEYONCE
Alexis Rose Xperience
Picture this: The lights go out, the disco ball starts spinning, and “Yoncé” blasts through the speakers. Instructor Alexis Rose Artis leads you step by step through cardio class, bolstering your confidence at every move with #bosslady affirmations. Next stop: backup dancer. Website.
BEST WEIGHT-LOSS GURUS
Whether you’re trying to lose 100 pounds or 10, OnPoint Nutrition will be the digital hand that smacks the doughnut away, via its easy-to-use food diary app and twice-weekly video-conferences.
350 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | 215-867-9424 | Website
BEST MEDITATION STUDIO
Stressed about not meditating enough to deal with your stress? Drop into a class at Vitality, where a pro will guide you through a 30-minute unplug sesh in the cool, quiet, well-appointed studio.
1856 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 | 267-738-3351 | Website
BEST INEXPENSIVE MASSAGE
V&V Foot Spa
At $50 for 60 minutes, this strip-mall spa massage is crazy cheap – so don’t expect marble tile, fancy amenities, or a ton of attention to your personal preferences. But you’re not here for that; you just want someone to knead your sore muscles to within an inch of their lives, and that’s exactly what you’ll get.
1100 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | 215-271-8697 | Website.
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