I Tried It

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I Tried It: Ballroom Dancing Like Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

As I watched the always-lovely Jennifer Lawrence sweep down the red carpet at Sunday’s Golden Globe awards, I couldn’t help but wonder: How long did […]

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I Tried It: Wheelchair Basketball with the Magee Sixers (Slideshow)

Of the four sports I played in high school, basketball was by far my favorite. (Track, softball and field hockey were the others, in case […]

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I Tried It: ’80s Ride at Body Cycle Studio (with Photos!)

An ’80s ride? Sounds fun, right? It didn’t to me … at first. Let me clarify: Not only had I sworn myself off spinning after […]

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I Tried It: Great Eastern State Breakout 5K

On Saturday, I ran my first race in three years. I finished it still running, but lost to a bull dog, a toddler, and 368 […]

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I Tried It: Unite Fitness Decathlon

The hardest part of getting ready for the Unite Fitness Decathlon was explaining to all of my friends and family what the hell a decathlon […]

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I Tried It: Acupuncture at Juju Organics Spa

It came as a surprise to me how many of my colleagues are nervous about acupuncture: When I mentioned to them I was trying it […]

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I Tried It: Boot Camp with Jillian Michaels at Sweat AC

I’ll admit I was a tad nervous going in to Jillian Michaels’s boot camp class on Saturday morning at the Sweat AC fitness festival in […]

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I Tried It: The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders’ Workout (with Photos!)

Never say I don’t suffer for my art. Okay, “suffer” might be a tad strong. “Completely humiliate and embarrass myself in front of 37 professional […]

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I Tried It: Treadmill Desk

I just wrapped up reporting a piece on workplace wellness—look for it in Philly Mag’s October issue—so it’s perfect timing to get a little introspective […]

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I Tried It: Watsu Aquatic Bodywork

My first experience with Watsu was a few years ago at a spa in Sedona, Arizona. While planning my spa vacation I asked a staff […]

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I Tried It: Totally Awesome 80s Run (with Photos!)

I’ve never run a race with the express goal of not smudging my makeup. Come to think of it, I’ve never run a race where […]

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I Tried It: Jacobs Ladder at the Sporting Club at the Bellevue

The Jacobs Ladder workout machine first made an appearance in my life when it mysteriously showed up in my university gym at the end of […]

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I Tried It: Mount Kilimanjaro Workout with Preston and Steve’s Nick McIlwain

Two questions crossed my mind as I strolled into East Norriton’s Retro Fitness on Monday afternoon, fully prepared to have my butt whooped: How does […]

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I Tried It: Stroller Me Skinny

What’s a small thing that can make a new mom very happy? (You know, besides tummy time and baby toes and blah, blah, blah…) A […]

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I Tried It: The Color Run (with Photos!)

Where can you find a two-year-old in ski goggles, a bride and her ‘maids (plus the cutest flower girl you’ve ever seen), and 26,000 other […]