My First City Fit Girls Run

My First City Fit Girls Run By: Meg Carter A few weeks ago, I ran with City Fit Girls for the first time. As a new runner preparing for the Broad Street Run, I was excited to find a group of women who were motivated to improve their fitness through running. After learning about City

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Love Your Park Bike Ride

Join the East Fairmount Park Coalition and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for a casual bicycle ride through East Fairmount Park and nearby Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, home to beautiful views, historic mansions, and numerous recreational opportunities! Learn about this park’s history and its future. BYO bike, or borrow one from Indego. There are several

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High Intensity Interval Training – A Walking Workout

High Intensity Interval Training – A Walking Workout    What is it? HIIT: short bursts (20 seconds to 4 minutes) of intense exercise alternating with rest easier periods Why should I try it? Benefits: improved heart and lung fitness, gains in strength, decreases in blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart rate. Athletes use HIIT to

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Preventing Diabetes- Are You at Risk?

Preventing Diabetes – Are you at risk? The number of people with diabetes has skyrocketed in recent years. More than 1 out of 7 Philadelphia residents now has diabetes, and about a third have pre-diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented with changes in diet and exercise. Those changes can be challenging

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Yoga is for EveryBODY in a Community Space Near You

Yoga is a great way to stay balanced physically, mentally and spiritually. The tripod of health indicates that focusing on strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular / aerobic fitness contributes to that balance. Some types of yoga cover all three! There are many styles of yoga that accommodate every fitness level, from gentle beginners to vigorous advanced.

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Philly Spring Clean-Up, Gardening, Earth Day and More!

Philly is getting a jump start on Earth Day, which will  be observed on April 22nd, by taking steps to clean up its streets and neighborhoods! Join in on the fun and help by volunteering at one of the clean-up projects near you to help beautify our City one block at a time! Take a look

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Take a Walk in the Park with We Walk PHL

Take a Walk in the Park with We Walk PHL Spring is upon us and we are itching to get outside! Taking a walk in one of Philly’s many parks is a fantastic way to step into spring, meet neighbors, and improve your health. We Walk PHL, a FREE walking program in 5 city parks

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National Walking Day!

Today is National Walking Day! There are so many ways to stay active- but walking is one of the simplest and is also FREE!! Take at least 30 minutes today, to try and go for a walk. Walking on a regular basis has so many benefits to improve your health and to live a longer

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Spring Is in the Air!!

Spring Is in the Air!   Spring is definitely in the air! And you know what that means? Many opportunities to stay active for free! Beginning in April, the popular spring training classes, hosted by Dilworth Park, will run for eight weeks. Classes include yoga, bootcamp workouts, zumba and group runs- no registration required. Just

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National Women’s History Month

National Women’s History Month Do either of these two places look familiar? Well, to wrap up the end of March and National Women’s History month, we wanted to highlight some of the influential women in Philadelphia– many of whom parks, playgrounds and recreation centers are named after. For more information on which locations are named

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