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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Chestnut Hill: Fitness Studio Helps Clients Get Healthy Through Knowledge, Exercise

Chestnut Hill: Fitness Studio Helps Clients Get Healthy Through Knowledge, Exercise

There are not many yoga studios in Chestnut Hill but that isn’t the reason Water and Rock studio stands out. Water and Rock studio stands out because it offers more than just working out. It offers yoga, martial arts, self-defense, functional fitness and mobility classes. “I like how there is a holistic view of how […]

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Fairmount: Running Club Founder Bennett Brookstein Inspiring Others

Fairmount: Running Club Founder Bennett Brookstein Inspiring Others

Runner Bennett Brookstein has lived in Fairmount for almost half of his 45 years. He came up with the idea to start The Fairmount Running Club more than 11 years ago when running clubs were few and far between. According to the website Philadelphia Runner, there are currently 18 running clubs in the area. Despite the increase […]

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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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Fishtown: Five Places To Find Fitness On Frankford Avenue

Fishtown: Five Places To Find Fitness On Frankford Avenue

Fishtown has been recognized as one of the hottest neighborhoods to live in the city. This riverward has a booming and hip arts, drinking and food culture. After eating a warm Bavarian pretzel at Stephen Starr’s Frankford Hall, many residents might be looking for a way to burn off a few calories. Because, in the area […]

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North Philadelphia: Christopher Smith Works To Show Community A Healthier Way

North Philadelphia: Christopher Smith Works To Show Community A Healthier Way

Christopher Smith is the assistant manager of environmental services at Jefferson University Hospital. In his spare time, Smith educates and trains his fellow community members about nutrition and physical fitness at his Hunger Games Fit Camp throughout neighborhoods in Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia. Smith’s passion for physical fitness can be seen through his active involvement as […]

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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 […]

 

Health and Fitness: Fixing Philadelphia’s Expanding Problem

Health and Fitness: Fixing Philadelphia’s Expanding Problem

If you were to sit on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a nice day and watch the people climb to the top for their daily workouts, you may find it hard to believe CountyHealthRankings.org ranked Philadelphia the least healthy county in Pennsylvania this year.   This is not a one-year slip […]

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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 […]

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