Port Richmond: Neighborhood Native Creates A Community of Fitness

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Native Creates A Community of Fitness

The sound of barbells and plates hitting the ground fills a former auto parts warehouse on Salmon Street in Port Richmond. Inside, Bill Shiffler, his fellow coaches and the members of CrossFit Renaissance gym begin their early morning class. Shiffler, who arrived in the facility just minutes before, caught up with some of the members as […]

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Northeast Philadelphia: Fitness Leader Sean Thomson Shares His Love of CrossFit

Northeast Philadelphia: Fitness Leader Sean Thomson Shares His Love of CrossFit

  Health and personal fitness is a growing concern among Philadelphia residents. As citizens begin to understand more and more about their bodies, one fitness model has begun to grow: CrossFit. And one of the men who spearheaded this revolution is Sean Thomson, owner of No Limit Gym in Northeast Philadelphia. Thompson has competed in […]

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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 […]

 

Brewerytown: Laid-Off Teacher Gets Back on His Feet by Opening CrossFit Gym

Brewerytown: Laid-Off Teacher Gets Back on His Feet by Opening CrossFit Gym

For most people, being laid off from a position as a high school social studies teacher would be a stroke of bad luck. For Brian Terpak, it was the universe’s way of telling him to open his own CrossFit gym. What started as an after school CrossFit club at the Girard Academic Music Program with […]

 

Old City: Fearless Athletics Welcomes Early Birds

Old City: Fearless Athletics Welcomes Early Birds

Recently, the gym Fearless Athletics has been going through what could be called a growth spurt. Membership has continuously risen at its South Philadelphia location, and now it has opened a new location in Old City. One of the staples of the gym is its early morning classes. Classes begin as early as 5:30 a.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. […]