Brewerytown: The Yoga Studio Opens Arms to Everyone

Brewerytown: The Yoga Studio Opens Arms to Everyone

Emile Sorger, owner and founder of The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary at 26th Street and Girard Avenue, moved to Brewerytown in 2012. After witnessing the booming growth of his old neighborhood in Fishtown, he found similar circumstances in his new “up-and-coming” neighborhood. As a freelance yoga instructor, Sorger noticed the influence of his teachings in the city, […]

 

Grays Ferry: Vare Recreation Center Reopens But Still Needs Work

Grays Ferry: Vare Recreation Center Reopens But Still Needs Work

“Originally, we had no idea of when we were going to reopen,” said Gina Batavick, the recreational leader at Vare Recreation Center. “We had a community meeting the last week of October and they told us four to six weeks, so they’re basically on target for six weeks.” After being forced to close down due to […]

 

Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

In April, Brewerytown residents welcomed the Yoga & Movement Sanctuary on 2623 W. Girard Ave. with curiosity and eagerness. It’s co-owners, Emile Sorger and Noah Julian, had both been teaching yoga at various studios in the city for years before a developer at MM Partners LLC gave them the opportunity to open their own. Julian explained what […]

 

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 […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Fitville Offers DIY Outdoor Exercise Equipment, Training

Strawberry Mansion: Fitville Offers DIY Outdoor Exercise Equipment, Training

With summer approaching, more people will be taking their fitness outside, be it in parks or on the streets, on bikes or on feet. But if you’re searching for somewhere out of the ordinary to flex your muscles, Fitville at 33rd and Dauphin streets offers a unique and DIY outdoor fitness training experience led by […]

 

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Jodi Cianci is serious about her workouts. She trains as if her life depended on it – because it does. “I treat my exercise like a doctor’s appointment,” Cianci said. Cianci was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 when she was just 49, but has been dealing with early onset symptoms of the chronic illness since […]

 

Amateur Sports: ClassPass Changing the Way Philadelphians Exercise and Stay Fit

Amateur Sports: ClassPass Changing the Way Philadelphians Exercise and Stay Fit

It has been three months since innovative fitness service ClassPass launched in Philadelphia, and the program has already had an impact on changing the fitness scene in the city. CEO and co-founder Payal Kadakia said the main objective of ClassPass, since its start in 2013, has been to provide fitness enthusiasts with the workouts they love at an […]

 

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

When William Penn first laid out his plan for Philadelphia, the famous founder realized the importance of parks to not only flee to in case of emergency, but also to escape from the rigors of city life – even for just an afternoon. Today, the waterfronts along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers boast some of the […]

 

Northern Liberties: Kickboxing Toward Better Self-Esteem

Northern Liberties: Kickboxing Toward Better Self-Esteem

The Friday evening kickboxing class at Joe Hand Gym does more than get young girls exercising. It builds them up from the inside out. Last summer, Erin Fennell and Brittani Warner started a kickboxing and self-esteem class for girls 10 to 18-years-old.  Their mission was to get girls exercising and to give them a safe […]

 

Health Beat: Fitness Thrives on Main Street in Manayunk

[vimeo 90086401] Main Street in Manayunk bustles with a slew of fitness and aerobics establishments offering a wide range of physical activities. From Awakenings Pole Fitness to hot yoga, the nearly mile-long commercial strip has something for both the intense exercise junkie and the mellowed-out yogi. “Here in Manayunk we have a huge fitness community,” […]