Fitness

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Yes, You Can Still Exercise Outdoors — But Be Smart About It

Is it just us, or are Kelly Drive, MLK Drive, and the SRT more crowded than ever, even in the middle of a viral pandemic? […]

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How I Built a Home Gym in My Tiny, Gross Rowhouse Basement

I, like many Philadelphians, have a garbage pit of a basement. The ceilings are low. The floor is dirty concrete. The walls are cracked and […]

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Meet the Identical Triplet Brothers Taking Over Philly’s Fitness Scene

Malik, Ahmad, and Khalil Jones are all 23 years old. They’re all graduates of UPenn. They’re all Philly fitness trainers. Oh, and they’re identical triplet brothers […]

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5 Great Places for Kids’ Yoga Classes Around Philly

Philly’s kids and teens have more anxiety than ever. But getting them into yoga may help them better navigate the stresses of school now and […]

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This Is Why So Many Philly Boutique Fitness Studios Have Credit Expiration Policies

If you’ve ever purchased a class package at a boutique fitness studio, you are probably well aware that those credits have a shelf life. Whether […]

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I Went Running With an Adoptable Dog — and I Can’t Tell Who Got More Out of It

I’ll be the first to admit that I take a pretty selfish approach to running. I want to set my own pace. I have a […]

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You Can Get Customized Workouts From This Bucks County Personal Trainer for $65 a Month

When Tracy Bray first started seriously working out, she did it to change her body. While backpacking in America (Bray is British) in her early […]

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6 Ways to Work Out Down the Shore This Summer

Headed down the Shore for the summer? Here’s where to find Jersey Shore beach workouts including spinning, barre, yoga, and more. Bootcamp The class: Beach […]

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The Best Deodorants for Your Workouts, From Philly Pros

When we go all in during a fitness class, there are both positives and negatives. Benefit: We feel accomplished. Drawback: We get sweaty. Really sweaty. […]

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The Best Sports Bras for Your Fitness Activities, According to the Pros

Can we all agree that bras are one of the most difficult pieces of clothing to shop for? Not only is your size typically vastly […]

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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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Be Well Philly Is Launching an Exclusive Membership

We are an old publication — one of the oldest of our kind. Philly mag journalists have observed and chronicled this bumpy, quirky city for more […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Gyms Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia isn’t Los Angeles, where working out seems to be mandatory. It’s not New York, where folks who aren’t instructors choose to do regular two-a-days. Instead, we think […]

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Center City Is Getting an Indoor Pool With Lap-Swimming Memberships

When I signed up for the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon while I was in college, I was a bit terrified. I’d been an amateur, three- to- […]

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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 […]