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

By: Rachel Djaraher of the University of Pennsylvania This summer, we’re partnering with some of Philly’s best fitness professionals to provide 6 weeks of FREE fitness programs that you can participate in from home. These classes require little to no experience or equipment. All you need to do is mark your calendar, clear out a

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We Walk PHL is Back – With Some New Norms

Taking a walk in one of Philly’s many parks is a fantastic way to step into fall, meet your neighbors, and improve your health. We Walk PHL is a FREE walking program in many parks around the city brought to you by Get Healthy Philly, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. And

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Spend More Time in Nature

A Guide to Some of Philadelphia’s Best Outdoor Spaces By: Rachel Djaraher of the University of Pennsylvania Living in in the city, depending on what part you are in, can make spending time in nature feel like an obstacle. Given the fact that rates of depression and anxiety are rising, it’s more important than ever

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