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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 […]

 

Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Executive Director Wes Tudor and his group of instructors at Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia are breaking down financial barriers and changing perceptions surrounding yoga one downward dog at a time. In 2010, Tudor opened Raja Yoga after realizing Graduate Hospital was one of the few areas near Center City without a […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Things To Do This Summer

South Philadelphia: Five Things To Do This Summer

South Philadelphia is home to several summer hotspots, from the Italian Market to Citizens Bank Park. Although open-air markets and Phillies games can be fun, there are a lot of other things do in the area that some locals might not know about. There are a plethora of hidden gems in the city, but these five places are […]

 

Northern Liberties: Yogis Unite At Wanderlust

Northern Liberties: Yogis Unite At Wanderlust

The Piazza at Schmidt’s hosted Philadelphia’s second annual Wanderlust, a free all-day festival with hundreds in attendance, earlier this month. The day was designed to merge participation and appreciation of yoga culture. Wanderlust is a yoga festival that travels around the world. The gala showcased six prominent instructors from the Philadelphia area, each of whom taught a 30 minute […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Places To Stay In Shape No Matter Your Schedule

Amateur Sports: Five Places To Stay In Shape No Matter Your Schedule

While people tend to correlate a daily gym routine as tedious and lackluster, many Philadelphian’s choose to spruce up their regime with an extensive number of unconventional and innovative ways. So take a break from the treadmill and weight machines and experience unique ways to stay fit. Philly Pumptrack 53rd Street and Parkside Avenue Pumptracks […]

 

Center City: Philly Yoga Factory

Center City: Philly Yoga Factory

When yoga aficionado and newly certified teacher, Justine Bacon visited the Black Swan Studios in Austin, Texas last summer, she found budding business style that lacked a presence in Philadelphia. Black Swan, like several other studios around the nation, offered pay as you go, donation based classes for various different yoga collectives. Bacon partnered with […]

 

Fairmount Park: Yoga Class Nourishes Cancer Patients

Fairmount Park: Yoga Class Nourishes Cancer Patients

Michelle Stortz has been practicing yoga for a little more than a decade but in 2008 found a new, profound purpose for the activity. Stortz’s husband, Jonathan Mark Lustig, was diagnosed with cancer. In an attempt to help him cope with the lasting effects of the disease and the strain of chemotherapy, Stortz and Lustig […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Although most schools and communities offer youth recreational sports, not every person chooses to participate as a youngster. Often times, gyms and high intensity sport clubs can potentially intimidate an individual that has zero or little background in working out or playing sports. Fortunately for these types of folks, Philadelphia is home to a vast […]