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South Philadelphia: Boxer Josue Rivera Fights in a New Direction

South Philadelphia: Boxer Josue Rivera Fights in a New Direction

In a fight with life, Josue “JD” Rivera found himself heading down a scary path that all too many young adults find themselves on. Rivera was a gang leader in California, face with two outcomes if he didn’t make a life change: death or incarceration. “Life was rough but that wasn’t something that I wanted […]

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Queens Village: Run215 Founder Jon Lyons More Than Just a Runner

Queens Village: Run215 Founder Jon Lyons More Than Just a Runner

Jon Lyons was not always a runner. In fact, after running track in middle school, he hated the sport for much of his life. He invested time in music, even touring with a rock band. Then his life changed. He fathered a child. Things became complicated. He began to abuse substances and he knew he was headed down a […]

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Fitness: UliftU Helps Get Homeless, Unemployed on Their Feet

Fitness: UliftU Helps Get Homeless, Unemployed on Their Feet

If someone is unemployed or homeless, finding the money to belong to a gym can be a challenge. Since time is often devoted toward searching for employment or a place to live, working out and staying healthy is not always a priority. Enter UliftU, a non-profit organization that allows its members to use Crossfit Center City, on Chestnut Street […]

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Kensington : Public School Teacher Helps More Than Youth

Kensington : Public School Teacher Helps More Than Youth

On any given day Steven Reich is looked upon by a classroom full of eight year-olds for guidance in math, reading or writing. At the same time, there are 27,000 adults following Steven on Twitter for guidance on how to get in better shape. The former is because Steven is a third grade teacher at P.H. Sheridan Elementary […]

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Fitness: Five Unique Places to Get Healthy

Fitness: Five Unique Places to Get Healthy

With so many fitness options in Philadelphia, it is tough to find a place that offers unique programs and experiences that you cannot get elsewhere. Several places around the city allow for a different way to help you feel your best. Warrior Gym – South Philadelphia Located in South Philadelphia near the corner of 12th and Mifflin […]