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Philly Native and FBF Body Founder Zakia Blain on What It’s Like Being in Biz for 10 Years

Ten years ago, Chester native and current Delco resident Zakia Blain launched FBF (now FBF Body), a clothing and lifestyle brand carrying athleisure — like […]

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Philly Fitness Studios Are Banding Together in the Fight for Reproductive Rights

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, folks and organizations at the local level have been taking action in the fight for […]

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10 Healthy (and Cheap!) Dates to Plan in Philly This Summer

Gone are the days when dinner and a movie was the benchmark for a decent night out. To help spruce up your repertoire of potential […]

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12 Kettlebell Exercises to Include in Your Workout Routine ASAP

It’s a debate as old as time in the fitness world: dumbbells or kettlebells. Truly, there’s room in the metaphorical sandbox for both, but many […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Cycling Studios Around Philadelphia

When spin first burst onto the boutique fitness scene, none of us could have predicted it’d take off the way it did. Nowadays, you’ve got […]

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This Local Trainer Is Making Fitness More Accessible in Underserved Philly Neighborhoods

This is Belasik’s story, in his own words. In my 12 years of working for what I call “sport as a tool for social change” […]

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Screw Workout Monotony and Take a Class at This New Method-Less Studio Instead

Kate DeGennaro has been part of the Philly fitness industry for the past eight years, serving as a yoga teacher and former instructor at both […]

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13 Fitness and Wellness Trends for 2022, as Predicted by Local Pros

Wellness as both a concept and an industry has certainly transformed since the start of the pandemic, leaving many folks wondering just what 2022 will […]

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The Pandemic Forced Big Changes in the Philly Fitness World. Where Does It Go From Here?

On March 13th, I walked into Revel Ride with my spin shoes, my mask, and what felt like first-date jitters. Sure, I had Zoomed Revel’s […]

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Things Are Looking Up for In-Person Fitness Classes, According to ClassPass Report

To say it has been a hard year for Philly’s fitness scene would be an understatement. Between abrupt shutdowns, constant pivoting, and shuttered studios, local […]

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The Philly Fitness Studios That Closed During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This post has been updated. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, Philly’s fitness industry — like so many others — has had to pivot again and […]

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Philly Fitness Studios Requiring Proof of Vaccination to Take Class or Go Maskless Indoors

Due to increasing vaccination rates and decreasing COVID-19 cases, the city of Philadelphia announced that vaccinated folks — as of June 11th — can go […]

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New Fitness and Wellness Businesses That Somehow Launched During the Pandemic

With all of the change and challenge of this year for the fitness and wellness industry, it’s a marvel to see new fitness initiatives opening […]

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6 Fit Pros Share the Philly Studios They’ve Been Supporting While at Home

During the coronavirus lockdown, most fitness instructors in the Philly area pivoted to teaching online, keeping many of their class schedules fairly busy despite the […]

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Philly Boutique Gyms Petition to Reopen in Yellow Phase

Even though Philadelphia moved into the yellow phase this past Friday, local fitness studios are still feeling defeated. Gyms, regardless of square footage and client […]