I Tried It

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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 […]

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I Tried It: Nia at Athleta Philly

I first learned of the fitness classes offered at the Athleta store near Rittenhouse Square when a reader tweeted at me about them a few […]

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I Tried It: Body Logic

It started with a LivingSocial deal, as these things often do: $25 for three Body Logic classes. I got a friend buy it, too; we were […]

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I Tried It: Hula Hooping for Grown-ups at Ploome

Truth be told, I’m not a group fitness person. I prefer to blast my iPod  and do my own thing at the gym. But the […]

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I Tried It: Energizing Vinyasa at Wake Up Yoga

What I wanted: A not-too-hard, not-too-easy weekend yoga class that is welcoming, affordable, and near my home. What I tried: The 10 a.m. Energizing Vinyasa […]

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I Tried It: TRX & Abs at the Sporting Club at the Bellevue

What I wanted: A new way to work my abs and trim my arms. What I tried: The 6 p.m. TRX & Abs class at […]

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I Tried It: Hot Yoga at Bikram Yoga College of India

What I wanted: A hardcore workout that will get us bathing suit-ready in five weeks. What I tried: The 5:30 p.m. class at Bikram Yoga […]

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I Tried It: Yoga for Runners at Studio 1831

What we want: A yoga session that’ll help us runners cross the finish line by limbering up super-tight hamstrings, quads, and calves. What we tried: […]