I Tried It

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How a South Philly Pole Dancing Class Helped Me Find My Confidence

My friends and I work out hard. We spend our nights and weekends in a powerlifting gym, giving no thought to how we look. I […]

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This Philly Kickboxing Gym Believes Everyone Can Learn to Fight

I first met kickboxing coach Mike Sulit not in a gym but at the birthday party of a dear mutual friend, named Marie. She knew […]

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This New Philly Pool Workout Is How You’ll Want to Exercise All Summer Long

Look, I’m not one of those girls who loves hanging out in her bathing suit. You’ll never find me sunbathing in a public park. I won’t […]

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Rumble Boxing’s Upbeat Workout Is Surprisingly Beginner Friendly

For a region that’s already packed with upscale fitness facilities and healthy eateries, it’s amazing how much attention and activity new gyms get. But if […]

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Here’s What to Expect at Philly’s Huge, Fancy New Boxing Gym

By now, if you’re at all immersed in the Philly fitness world, you’ve probably heard the name “EverybodyFights.” We’ve anticipated the opening of the Boston-based […]

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This Challenging Fusion Workout Combines TRX, HIIT, and Barre

The rain pattered outside on a dark Wednesday night, but the five of us in Y2B Fit’s Mt. Airy studio couldn’t hear it over all […]

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Old City’s New Barre and Yoga Fusion Class Will Test Your Mental Strength

It’s not quite a barre class, and it’s definitely not purely a yoga class. No, Mind Over Matter, the signature class at Old City’s new […]

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This Indoor Cycling and TRX Fusion Class Will Bring Out Your Competitive Side

The first time we tried BPM Fitness was on the very first day they opened their doors. The studio was launching their highly anticipated indoor […]

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Joining the Cult: An Exercise Novice Tries 3 of Philly’s Cult-Followed Fitness Studios

In the exercise realm, there’s lots of talk about the need for variety. But a certain sector of fitness studios seems to transcend this want, […]

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I Tried It: Ax Throwing in Kensington

I signed the waiver at Urban Axes without reading it. The nondescript warehouse on a no-man’s-land block in Kensington didn’t give me pause, nor did […]

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I Worked Out With Cult-Followed SoulCycle Instructor Stacey Griffith

SoulCycle is often described as a cult. And not for no reason: Devotees to the indoor-cycling studio attend classes religiously, brand themselves in SoulCycle gear, […]

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I Tried It: The Eyebrow Shaping Treatment That Costs $600

It’s very easy for most women to justify absurd beauty and fashion purchases. We practically have our master’s degrees in it. That stupidly expensive midi dress? “It can […]

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The Cruel (But Awesome) Way Solidcore Totally Tricks You 

Last Saturday, I found myself in a Solidcore class at 10:30 a.m. The studio, home to a popular Pilates-style workout done on a resistance-based machine, […]

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The Philly-Area Yoga Class That Won a Staunch Om-Hater Over

I hate yoga — hated, I should say. That opinion never bothered me because I thought I gave yoga a fair shake and it, like […]

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I Tried It: A 20-Year-Old Guy’s Very First Yoga Class

“Just relax your leg!” the doctor said with a smirk while shaking my suspended limb back and forth. “My leg is relaxed, it just refuses to […]