5 Healthy (and Fun!) Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Looking for some fitness fun? Here's our guide to healthy things to do for the weekend of October 12.

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Looking for healthy things to do around Philly? Try a free workout in Dilworth Park. Photography by Peter Tobia.

Happy Friday, Be Well Philly fam! We made it. The weekend is almost here, and if you’re wondering how to spend yours, we’ve got some ideas for you. Read on for some healthy things to do this weekend around Philly.

SHOP There’s a new CBD store in town, and you should totally check it out. (For one thing, it’s kind of gorgeous.) From CBD salves and tinctures to bath products and lotions, this place has all your cannabidiol needs covered. Anthology Wellness is located in Northern Liberties, at 825 N. 2nd Street.

PAMPER Speaking of CBD oil, the new CBD manis and pedis at The Logan Hotel are what we call peak #selfcare. Unwind with a manicure, including a CBD-infused exfoliation, massage oil, and bath bomb, for $40 at The Spa at The Logan Hotel.

BRUNCH Make Sunday brunch an educational experience with Reap Wellness (founded by Be Well Philly alum, Adjua Fisher), and Freedom Apothecary, Northern Liberties’ soon-to-open clean-beauty shop. The morning will include brunch bites, cold-pressed juice mimosas (yes, please), and tips on eating functional foods and self-care practices to show your skin and stress levels some love. Plus, the event comes with a goodie bag filled with clean skin care products and recipes. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

SWEAT Free workout events are always a good idea. There’s several ways you can join in on some gratis fitness fun this weekend, including a three-hour Zumba pop-up at Dilworth Park on Saturday at 1 p.m., thanks to the folks at Center City District and Optimal Sport 1315. Alternatively, hit up the Walnut Street Athleta for a Total-Body Sweat with Serena at 9 a.m. on Saturday and a donation-based yoga class (benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) with Katie Hartsock on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

READ Pull up a comfy chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee (or tea or matcha — you do you) and join the Huffpost Highline on their deep dive into how everything we know about obesity is wrong (yes, you read that right). The piece (recommended to me by Philly Mag writer Steve Volk) covers a lot of topics, but some of the stand-out points look into how being overweight can mean you get worse healthcare, how weight isn’t necessarily an indication of health, and how destructive fat shaming truly is.

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