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Take a Look Inside Philly’s New Barry’s Bootcamp

Well, folks, it’s finally here. After months of rumors and anticipation, Barry’s Bootcamp finally opened in Rittenhouse on November 16th. And while I know many of […]

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I Hate Treadmills, But I’m Obsessed With Treadmill Classes

My arms are pumping. My feet are pounding. The room is dark, with strategically placed spotlights creating a dramatic contrast. Just as my body starts […]

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How This Pack of Locally Made Playing Cards Helped Me Make Positive Changes

I am big on daily affirmations. Growing up, my mother had a little book of quotes and poetry that a family friend had made — […]

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I Tried Shopping Ethically for One Month and Failed on the First Day

I’m a typical millennial, chowing down on avo toast and drowning in student loan debt. But, like many millennials, I’ve taken up the cause of […]

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You Can Take a Walk With Goats for Free, and It’s As Great as It Sounds

“Are you here for the goats?” Karen Krivit calls out. Strangely, I am indeed in Northwest Philly at the Awbury Arboretum (and metaphorically VERY here) […]

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I Went on a Mindful Hike in the Wissahickon, and It Was Glorious

When I walk up to the women gathered in a circle at the intersection of West Bells Mill Road and Forbidden Drive, I can’t tell […]

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Inside the Philly Journaling Workshop That Brings Up All the Feels

Three Christmases ago, there came for me the landmark moment that occurs in nearly every young adult’s life: My mother forced me to clean out […]

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I Walked Across Philadelphia With a Record-Breaking Endurance Swimmer and About 50 of Her Friends

Have you heard of Diana Nyad? I had heard of Diana Nyad. But when I received an email with the subject “Diana Nyad – interview […]

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How a South Philly Pole Dancing Class Helped Me Find My Confidence

My friends and I work out hard. We spend our nights and weekends in a powerlifting gym, giving no thought to how we look. I […]

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This Philly Kickboxing Gym Believes Everyone Can Learn to Fight

I first met kickboxing coach Mike Sulit not in a gym but at the birthday party of a dear mutual friend, named Marie. She knew […]

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Need a Designated Space to Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety? Center City’s Got One

I was having a bad day. A Sisyphean day, if you will, where you spend all day rolling the rock up to the top of […]

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The Futuristic Headband That Reads Your Mind and Makes You Better at Meditating

When somebody told me there was this meditation headband called Muse 2 that supposedly helps you quiet your mind and meditate, suffice to say I […]

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This New Philly Pool Workout Is How You’ll Want to Exercise All Summer Long

Look, I’m not one of those girls who loves hanging out in her bathing suit. You’ll never find me sunbathing in a public park. I won’t […]

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Rumble Boxing’s Upbeat Workout Is Surprisingly Beginner Friendly

For a region that’s already packed with upscale fitness facilities and healthy eateries, it’s amazing how much attention and activity new gyms get. But if […]

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This Philly Sports Massage Therapist Uses an Insane Gadget to Help Your Body Heal

After my first sports massage at Helms Performance, I almost didn’t go back. I’d signed up for a three-session new client package at a discounted […]