Bella Vista: Fearless Athletics Takes The Fear Out of CrossFit

Bella Vista: Fearless Athletics Takes The Fear Out of CrossFit

As of 2013, nearly two out of three Philadelphia adults are either overweight or obese, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s roughly a million Philadelphians. Many factors contribute to someone being overweight or obese. Some factors include physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet. In the last 10 years alone, […]

 By Timothy Keller

Powelton Village: Community Factors Shape Personal Health

Powelton Village: Community Factors Shape Personal Health

  Lakida Kennedy, a member of the motorcycle club, Ghostface Ryderz, and new owner of Iyisha’s T.L.C. Child Care Center, demonstrated to a group of wide-eyed children about the importance of washing their hands. She put a dollop of gel into the children’s hands and they rubbed quickly and waited in line to examine germs, […]

 By Stephanie Lauredent

Hunting Park: Neighborhood Gym Motivates Community to Exercise

Hunting Park: Neighborhood Gym Motivates Community to Exercise

Soundslide: Aspiring Football Player Discusses Fitness Goals The road to being fit isn’t an easy one. It requires dedication and the ability to push yourself. “The hardest thing about getting in shape is getting started,” Jefferson Phillips, owner of the Body Fitness Center on 16th Street and Hunting Park Avenue said. According to Food Fit Philly, […]

 By Tim Brennan and Kaitlyn Dougherty

Fairhill: Providing a Strong and Lasting Presence

Fairhill: Providing a Strong and Lasting Presence

Needs in various communities always seem to change along with the times, and as a result, social organizations tend to come and go. But then there’s Lighthouse. Currently located at 152 W. Lehigh Ave., and having first been established in 1893 as a settlement house, Lighthouse has persevered by continuing to change along with the […]