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Coolest Philly Pools for Summer Fitness

Splashing, stretching, dancing, laughing and playing. That’s what you can expect at Swim Philly’s Philly Powered pool fitness Aqua Zumba ® and poolside yoga classes ( many are graciously taught by instructors from The Yoga Habit) this summer. Swim Philly classes are free for everyone and hosted at five different Philly Parks and Recreation pools

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Philadelphia Is One Big Waterpark by Mica Root

Looking for affordable ways to stay active in the summer heat? You couldn’t be in a better city. Philadelphia has 70 outdoor public pools, more than any other city in the United States. During pool season – which started last week (check out the opening schedule here) – these pools are open to everyone, entirely

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Have You Heard of GirlTrek? You Can Thank Us Later.

Whatever Philadelphia resident Susie Paige does, she gives her all. And then some. For 25 years, Susie has been a member of Nazarene Baptist Church in North Philadelphia. She’s taught Sunday school there and is involved with the women’s health ministry too. Back in April, Susie and a group of other Nazarene congregants were taking

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Latinas in Motion Peace and Love Run 5k

  Latinas in Motion provides an atmosphere that fosters a community of women living healthy lifestyles and these courageous ladies are proud to bring you their second annual fun run! Join them for a family-friendly fun morning of healthy exercise and entertainment. For runners and walkers, it’s a beautiful, scenic 5k run. For children, it’s their own rousing

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Register now for the Roots, Rock and Run!

Roots, Rock, Run 5k is a GrassROOTS Community Foundation community engagement activity. On June 4th, GrassROOTS in collaboration with Chairman of the Board, Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of the The Roots and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, will lead a community 5k walk/run. GrassROOTS goal is to create an interactive, fun, neighborhood-based health promotion event that

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Volunteer Outdoors for LOVE Your Park Week

  • Date:
  • May 10, 2016
  • Time:
  • 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
  • Location:
  • Sister Cities Park 18th St. & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA
  • Cost:
  • Free!
  • Website:
  • http://loveyourpark.org/ →

 May 7th -14th is “Love Your Park” Week! During this week over 100 organizations will help to clean, green, and celebrate Philadelphia parks. This is a great opportunity to get out and show your appreciation for the many parks and green spaces that our city has to offer (not to mention sneak in some much needed

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Finding Inspiration on Instagram

    Philly Powered is awed when we achieve our mission to make a difference in peoples’ lives. We posted a mid-week reminder on Instagram to encourage everyone to stay on track with fitness goals and do what you love. The response from one of our Philly Powered ambassadors reminded us that the road to a healthy lifestyle is

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You Can Run Too!

Have you imagined yourself being one of those people that run (or walk, or bike, or skate) along Kelly Drive on a beautiful spring day? Who wouldn’t want to take in the cherry blossom trees, the Azalea Garden, and the details of the Art Museum roofline as you cool down? If you have never done

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Walk for Philly Girls on April 30th!

Walk for Philly girls on April 30th! Walk in the footsteps of great women leaders by being part of the 4th annual Sojourner Truth Walk 5K on Saturday morning, April 30th! You are invited to walk in honor of a girl or woman you admire and celebrate women’s leadership. WHEN:  Saturday, April 30th starting 10:00 am and ending at 1:00 pm. WHERE: The walk starts

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