The Woman Beyond the Uniform: A Conversation with Erica Walsh

Local Fitness Owner Looks to Raise Funds for Homeless Female Veterans—and Inspire— as participant in Ms. Veteran America Pageant. Walsh (front) during her military days Erica Walsh believes in Karma. She works hard every single day to give back to the community and to contribute to causes bigger than herself. As a participant in the [...]

Ice Ice Baby: 6 Area Ice Rinks to Get Your Skating Fix

  Ice skating is an inexpensive way to get fresh air, exercise, and socialization.     The holiday season is upon us. It's a perfect time to take a spin on a fresh sheet of ice and enjoy the fresh winter air. Philadelphia offers plenty of outdoor skating rinks--and some great indoor ones, too. So [...]

Center City Happening: CoreFitness

"We live in a special city. We want everyone to feel strong. Rocky strong." - Cindy Brown, co-owner of CoreFitness in Philadelphia With the highly anticipated follow-up to Philadelphia's most iconic movie, Rocky, hitting theaters this month, we're reminded of the fighting spirit that makes the city so special.  That Philadelphia spirit and a passion for [...]

Wake Up Yoga Offers Class on Physical and Energetic Qualities of Touch

Holding Space: Energy & Anatomy of Touch Touch has the power to reveal our histories and heal our bodies. In a yoga setting, touch is one way we communicate with our clients/students, often inviting them to go deeper. Moving bodies safely is one important aspect of touch and is learned through the anatomy of movement [...]

Lace Up your Skates, Dilworth Park’s Ice Rink is Opening Soon

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park will open for its second season on Friday, November 13. This year the rink will offer expanded hours, special events, the opportunity to learn to ice skate and the all new Rothman Cabin, where skaters can take a break from the ice to warm up and enjoy delicious [...]

Traveling Brain Scan Unit to Give Free Screenings

On Tuesday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Philadelphians will have the opportunity to get a free brain cancer screening courtesy of the Brain Tumor Foundation’s one-of-a-kind traveling brain scan unit. The traveling unit, a 70-foot truck, will be scanning people (by appointment) in front of the Comcast building on JFK Boulevard in [...]

Scary Fun-Run Through Philly

Philly runners beware, the second-annual #Run4UrLife 3K Fun Run isset to take place in the historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m. This spooktacular event will include scary ghouls and goblins behind every grave and crypt as runners make their way through the cemetery course. All proceeds from #Run4UrLife will benefit MANNA, which prepares and delivers [...]

Inflate Your Bike Tires and Join the PopeRide

Transportation may be halted and roads may be closed in Philadelphia this weekend for Pope Francis’s visit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the city. Why not make the best of it and join the PopeRide, a fun bike ride to be held on mostly-closed-to-traffic city streets on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. “It’s [...]

Grab Your Running Shoes, It’s Time for the Philly 10K

The thousands of runners registered for the Philly 10K are likely breathing a sigh of relief as they read the forecast of warm and sunny weather for Sunday, August 30 – the day they’ll all take to the streets of Philadelphia for a 6.2 mile race. Put on by Philadelphia Runner, a local running store [...]