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Philadelphia Pool Opening Dates for 2022

The city of Philadelphia is opening its public pools starting Tuesday, June 21. The week of July 11, 50 of the city’s 63 pools will be open to Philly families. Here’s a list of those that will open starting Tuesday, June 21. PLEASE NOTE: Pool opening dates are subject to change. Opening times vary on

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Ride With Indego, Philly’s Affordable, Convenient and Easy-to-Use Bike Share

Philadelphia, one of the most bike-friendly cities in the county, is also home to Indego, a public bike share program with more than 1,000 bikes across 130+ stations in every neighborhood. No matter your skill level, Indego’s got you covered with programming for beginners to experts. Indego skill-building classes and community rides: These opportunities are

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WeWalkPHL Spring 2022 Season

WeWalkPHL offers 17 park locations throughout Philadelphia where community members can explore the outdoors, meet new people, or go on a walk or run. Sugar Roane, a woman who joined the WeWalkPHL community to improve her physical and mental health, has described the organization as a “lifesaver.” Sugar remarks that “When you look good and

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WeWalkPHL Fall Schedule: September-October 2021

Get back into gear as a healthier you—one step at a time—with WeWalkPHL. Connect with neighbors who also want to venture back into healthier routines, fitting fitness in, after a year of too much time isolated and on the couch. Sign up for free fitness walks held one or more times a week at parks

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2021 BOXERS’ TRAIL RUN/WALK: Not Your Average 5K

  • Time:
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Location:
  • Mander Playground, 2140 N. 33rd Street
  • Cost:
  • FREE for Children Under 12 and all Strawberry Mansion residents/$15 for Youth 13-17/$20 for Walkers/$25 for Runners
  • Website:
  • https://www.boxerstrail5k.com/ →

This is the 10th anniversary of the Boxers’ Trail 5K Run/Walk, a special community event bringing together Philadelphians from the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood and beyond to support Mander Playground. As in previous years, all race registration fees will be waived for Strawberry Mansion residents. So, whether you’re young or old, super-fit or self-admitted couch potato,

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Stepping Into Better Health: We Walk PHL

Written by Shelby Dorsaint Walking is low-impact exercise that goes a long way for your health. It has benefits such as reducing stress, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving overall wellness. A great way to start walking is with a group or a friend. We Walk PHL makes that possible! The program was

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Virtual Work Outs, The New Normal

Written by Shelby Dorsaint Since the pandemic, working out at home has become the new normal. With the luxury of exercising in the comfort of your home, it can still be frustrating. Where do I start? Without much available equipment or space, it could get stressful. Luckily with remote settings and resources such as Facebook

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Get Fit Saturdays Are Back!

Written by Shelby Dorsaint You heard it right! Get Fit Saturdays are back on!  In the midst of the pandemic, Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical High School are offering events virtually. The school is located at 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Get Fit Saturday events are happening from now until the end of April. They

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Philly’s Hitting The Trails

Written by Shelby Dorsaint Spring is around the corner, which means warm weather and Philly flowers blooming. The warm weather allows for a great opportunity to be outdoors. One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. I love being surrounded by nature and taking the environment in. I am originally from Monmouth County, New Jersey which

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Join City Fit Girls!

Written by Shelby Dorsaint Looking for a free and low-cost way to be active virtually? City Fit Girls is a Black-owned business run by Kiera Smalls and Takia McClendon. The business took off in 2013 and has been thriving ever since. City Fit Girls is a fitness community in Philadelphia, encouraging people of all fitness levels

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Discovering Germantown Avenue: Historic Walking Tour

by Misha Rodriguez of APM Need a new idea for how to stay active while practicing social distancing? In September, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, APM, launched the Discover Germantown Avenue self-guided walking tour in the Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhood. A 1.6 mile round-trip route with 10 historic posters, the Discover Germantown Avenue self-guided tour will

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Fitness Where You Are, With What You Have

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. By: Rachel Djaraher of the University of Pennsylvania This summer, we’re partnering with some of Philly’s best fitness professionals to

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