News

A New Strength Training Gym Is Opening in Graduate Hospital

Control Lab officially opens on September 20th, with free classes Monday through Wednesday.


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Longform

The Pandemic Forced Big Changes in the Philly Fitness World. Where Does It Go From Here?

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Here Are This Year’s 10 Health Hero Challenge Semifinalists

Best of Philly 2021: Health & Self
BEST OF PHILLY

Best of Philly 2021: Health & Self

Find It PhillyWhat you need, when you need it.

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Opinion

To Hell With It All. Take a Bath.

I’ve found it’s nearly impossible to be too perplexed about anything when you’re submerged in a hot bath.

News

Philly’s Gyms Don’t Have a Lifeline

As we hurtle into a second pandemic shutdown, Philly’s gym owners feel they’ve been given no choice but to fail.

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Guides

6 Gorgeous Philly-Area Hikes Near Breweries

Spend your weekends exploring great hikes near local craft breweries that offer socially distant pick-up or seating options.

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News

And Now, a Charity Run From Four Seasons Total Landscaping to the Four Seasons Hotel

The 11-mile Fraud Street Run will take place on November 29th.

News

Run Jam, a Philly-Based Running Event with Global Reach, Kicks Off This Week

The three-day Run Jam event includes a panel on the future of running, a live-streamed elite track competition, and a Coast to Coast 5K.

Q&A

How This Solidcore Coach Is De-Stressing and Listening to Her Body in 2020

When she’s not teaching classes, Brianna Williamson is studying for her nursing license exam, cooking, talking daily to her family and friends, and making time to unwind.


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6 of the Most Peaceful Places to Hike in and Around Philly

6 of the Most Peaceful Places to Hike in and Around Philly

We polled local outdoor enthusiasts for their favorite places to clear their heads in nature.

Biking Was Big in Philly Even Before the Pandemic. Then the Past Year Sent it Skyrocketing

Biking Was Big in Philly Even Before the Pandemic. Then the Past Year Sent it Skyrocketing

Philly’s cycling scene has been growing for years. Now, record numbers of newbies are turning to biking for exercise, travel, and access to the great outdoors.


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Guides

5 Wellness Resorts to Visit Near Philadelphia When You Seriously Need a Break

All within driving distance from Philly, all with enhanced health and safety plans to keep you well while you unwind.

Guides

Take a Free Election Day Yoga or Meditation Class Instead of Anxiety Spiraling

Local studios are stepping up to help you stay grounded and centered on Election Day with free and donation-based classes.

News

Meet This Year’s Be Well Philly Health Hero Finalists

You can vote now for the winner of the 2020 Health Hero challenge.

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News

6 Philadelphians on the Virtual Tools They’re Using to Stay Centered and Healthy in 2020

From workout apps to Zoom classes, here’s what they’re relying on for wellness throughout the pandemic.

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Guides

10 Scenic Fall Foliage-Filled Hikes Near Philadelphia

Soak up stunning vistas during a walk or hike at these local spots, all within 45 minutes of the city.

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Where to Find Free Tennis and Pickleball Courts Around Philadelphia

Where to Find Free Tennis and Pickleball Courts Around Philadelphia

All the no-commitment places to practice your serve, mapped.

The 8 Best Facial Treatments to Get in Philly After Wearing a Mask All Year Long

The 8 Best Facial Treatments to Get in Philly After Wearing a Mask All Year Long

Maskne, be gone! These local treatments will help you flaunt the skin you’ve been hiding.


Q&A

This Physician Assistant Begins Each Morning Feeding Her Chickens

When Jessica DeLuise isn’t tending to her five chickens or working at AFC Urgent Care, she’s whipping up healthy recipes as The Wellness Kitchenista.

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Q&A

Rising Star Gabe Stone Shayer on Breaking Stereotypes as a Black Male Ballet Dancer

The Philly native was recently promoted to soloist at American Ballet Theatre, one of the most distinguished ballet companies in the world.

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Guides

10 Philadelphia-Area Farms for Pumpkin Picking and Outdoor Fall Fun

Check out these delightful local pumpkin patches where you can stock up on fall gourds while staying socially distant.

Q&A

This Warminster Gym Owner and Trainer Teaches 18 Classes a Week

When he’s not sweating it out at his studio, Tony Bria is spending time with his family and having silly dance parties with his kids.

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