Transformation

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This Philly Native Was Shot at Age 16. Now He’s Bringing a New Kind of Movement to the City.

Who I am: Evan Harden (@og_fitness), 30 Where I live: Delaware County, but I grew up in West Philly. What I do: I’m the founder […]

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This Scranton Construction Worker Does Yoga to Stay Limber for His Cross-Country Mountain Bike Races

Who I am: Dennis Knowlton, 68, of Scranton What I do: I’m a construction worker, and I own the company Knowlton & Sons Masonry. In […]

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How This Entrepreneur, Ironman Triathlete, and Mom of Two Makes Time for Herself

Ali Cook thought she was going to the Olympics. This wasn’t some childhood pipe dream. The Philadelphian was a nationally ranked show jumper and traveled […]

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This MontCo Woman Never Thought She’d Be Able to Do a Push-Up

Sometimes a traumatic event, harrowing experience, or grave diagnosis can catalyze the changes in our lives we never knew we needed. In our Transformation series, […]

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Can Following the Keto Diet Get This South Philly Woman Off Her Epilepsy Meds?

Who I am: Ali Shoup Reinhard (@ketodelphia), 29 Living In: South Philly Working In: Visual merchandising at Free People I have known I’ve had epilepsy since age […]

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Reconnecting With Her Faith Helped This Fitness Blogger Recover From an Eating Disorder

I’ve been athletic and in sports my entire life. I really enjoyed working out, but I never felt like I was truly healthy. I wasn’t […]

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Here’s the Advice Philly Fitness Instructors Wish They Could Give Their Younger Selves

You know all those glow-up posts going around a while back? The ones that made you remember why you tend to avoid looking at pictures of […]

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This South Philly Woman Slimmed Down by Boxing Nearly Every Day

Want to share your Transformation Story? Email mfischer@phillymag.com. Who: Sara Hall, 31, product manager from South Philly Why I wanted to make a change: Ugh, I was just […]

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How This Ardmore Fitness Entrepreneur Came to Terms With Her Chronic Disease

Want to share your Transformation story? Email mfischer@phillymag.com. Who: Jen Cohen Crompton, 36, @jencocrompton, entrepreneur and co-owner of Fuel Cycle Fitness from the Havertown/Ardmore area Why I wanted […]

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How Philly’s Resident Spider-Man Went From a Nervous Kid to a Backflipping Superhero

Want to share your Transformation Story? Email mfischer@phillymag.com. Who I am: Dan Reilly (@subwayspidey), Philly’s resident Spider-Man, 20   View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

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This Philly Woman Thought Competitive Running Was the Answer to Her Problems. Then She Got Hit by a Car.

  Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email mfischer@phillymag.com. Before Sally Andersen was a […]

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How Positive Affirmations and Consistent Exercise Helped Me Lose 86 Pounds

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email mfischer@phillymag.com. Who: Jade D. Thomas (@lifecoach_jade24), 32, graphic designer and […]

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I Lost Weight So Much Faster After I Started Working Out Less and Lifting Heavier

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email mfischer@phillymag.com. If you’ve been following along our […]

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After Trying Every Diet Under the Sun, Here’s the Plan That Actually Changed My Body

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email ccunningham@phillymag.com.  Who: Juliet Root, 30, Unite Fitness owner […]

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How Quitting My Strict Diet and Finding a Workout I Love Helped Me Lose 45 Pounds

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email ccunningham@phillymag.com.  Who: Chelsea Feeser, 31, a special […]