I Tried It

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This Indoor Cycling and TRX Fusion Class Will Bring Out Your Competitive Side

The first time we tried BPM Fitness was on the very first day they opened their doors. The studio was launching their highly anticipated indoor […]

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This Disco Barre Class at Tuck Barre and Yoga is the Perfect Friday Night Plan

Hi, my name is Bailey King and I am a self-proclaimed barre-dict — yup, that’s a “barre addict.” The pulsing and squeezing is 100 percent […]

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I Joined a Waitlist to Try $25 Vegan Yogurt. Here’s What It’s Really Like.

Cult-followed, probiotic-filled The Coconut Cult yogurt is currently only available at one spot here in Philly — Snap Kitchen’s Rittenhouse location (1901 Chestnut Street). And even though […]

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I Gave Up Carbs at Dinner for a Week. Here’s What Happened.

I’m not one of those people who thinks carbs are evil. I love carbs. Carbs are fuel. Dave’s Killer organic bread is practically my comfort food, […]

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I Tried It: Philly’s First Boutique Treadmill Fitness Studio

Running on the treadmill is to runners what eating at a Roy Rogers off the highway is to a road trip: A last resort — […]

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The Cruel (But Awesome) Way Solidcore Totally Tricks You 

Last Saturday, I found myself in a Solidcore class at 10:30 a.m. The studio, home to a popular Pilates-style workout done on a resistance-based machine, […]

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The Philly-Area Yoga Class That Won a Staunch Om-Hater Over

I hate yoga — hated, I should say. That opinion never bothered me because I thought I gave yoga a fair shake and it, like […]

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We Tried It: The Drumming-Inspired Workout Where You Rock Out All Class Long

The Need-to-Know Beginner friendly: Yes. Time commitment: 45 minutes. Cost:$12. What: Pound Fitness at Philly Dance Fitness, 1624 South Street, Graduate Hospital. When: Wednesday, February 10th at 8 p.m. […]

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I Tried It: A 20-Year-Old Guy’s Very First Yoga Class

“Just relax your leg!” the doctor said with a smirk while shaking my suspended limb back and forth. “My leg is relaxed, it just refuses to […]

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I Tried It: The 12-Minute Workout Science Says You’re Supposed to Enjoy

To say I enjoyed the 12 minutes I spent trying 10-20-30 training on Sunday morning like I would enjoy, say, a mimosa followed by a […]

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I Tried Acupuncture for the First Time — And I Can’t Wait to Go Back

Growing up, I always had a book in my hand. In middle school, I read “A Mango Shaped Space,” by Wendy Mass, and it quickly […]

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I Tried It: The Awesome (and Insane) Hot Barre Class at City Fitness

When I tell you that there was not a minute — not a single minute — during the new hourlong hot barre class at City Fitness’ […]

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I Tried It: Stiletto Fit Pole Dancing, A Workout in Six-Inch Heels

I don’t know what I was expecting when I stepped off the trolley in West Philly onto a deserted stretch of Lancaster Avenue on Monday […]

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I Tried It: Aerial Yoga Foundations at Kaya Aerial Yoga

Let me just start off by saying that I am petrified of heights. Like, “why-did-you-pick-me-up-two-inches-off-the-ground-put-me-back-right-now” kind of petrified. It’s not that I don’t like being […]

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I Tried It: SUP Yoga on the Schuylkill River

I don’t like water sports. Not one bit. I developed this distaste circa age five when, during my weekly YMCA swim lesson, we learned how […]