I Tried It

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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 […]

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I Tried It: Bowling for Fitness at Sweat Fitness and Frames

A few months back I wrote about the soon-to-open Sweat Fitness & Frames in East Falls. The 10th location of the local gym chain, this […]

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I Tried It: Champagne Sundays at Ploome in Northern Liberties

Ploome, an adorable Pilates studio in NoLibs, might have the most creative fitness classes in the whole city. Last fall, Be Well contributor Kathryn Siegel […]

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I Tried It: Neti Pot for Spring Allergies

April showers bring May flowers, and those damn flowers bring many of us the horror that is seasonal allergies. With pollen coating everything from our […]

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I Tried It: Adult Beginner Ballet at Philadelphia Dance Academy

If I could go back in time and do it over again, I’m not sure I would have ever given up ballet at the age […]

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I Tried It: Lithe Method’s Immersion Series

I first decided to take the Lithe Method plunge when the weather started warming up and I realized I was not (in any way, shape […]

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I Tried It: Pole Dancing at Philly Premier Pole Dance

Back in January, my friend Claire forwarded me a Groupon deal: five pole-dancing lessons at Philly Premier Pole Dance for 25 bucks, tagged with the […]

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I Tried It: Fit Ryde Indoor Cycling in West Chester

When I do a spinning class (rarely), it’s purely for the torture of it. Here’s how this typically goes: After a few months of running, […]

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I Tried It: The Hunger Games Workout at Philadelphia Sports Clubs

There are two things you need to know about me before we begin. First, I am extremely competitive. You know how Monica in Friends is […]