Five Reasons You Should Join City Fit Girls on STRAVA

What is STRAVA? It's a free online community for cyclists, swimmers and runners/walkers. It helps you track your workouts, connect with other runners, join challenges and in some cases, helps you win new gear from some of your favorite brands. 

Last fall, we jumped on the STRAVA train to participate in The Ghost Race and now we're sharing five reasons why you should too. 

Beginner's Guide to Triathlons

Have you been thinking about a new challenge for 2017? Maybe tossing around the idea of a triathlon, but unsure if you’re ready to go for it? When I signed up for my first triathlon, I had no idea what it entailed other than swimming, biking and running. I was totally intimidated, but in a haze of new year’s resolutions, I clicked “Register Now” for a local race, closing my eyes at the last second. Ten years and over thirty races later, I'm so grateful that I threw caution to the wind and signed up for that first race.

Review: Mermaid School for Adults

Back when summer vacation was a thing, my friends and I used to spend as much time as possible in the pool. We would play games of tag and tea party but our favorite thing was pretending like we were mermaids. We would swim under each others legs, practice our handstands and wish we were shimmery sea ladies. Turns out you don't have to pretend anymore! You can learn to live under the sea with AquaMermaid classes

City Fit Girls' Guide To Run 1-Mile [For NEW Runners]

If you're reading this blog, it's safe to assume you're thinking about running your first mile. No matter what you're reason is to take on this new challenge, working up to run a mile can be great for your overall health. We created a 3 week plan, with beginners in mind, that will take you from walker to runner in 21 days. Up for the challenge? Keep reading to get started.  

Where to Eat After Your Run or Workout

Making a good meal after your run or workout can be tough - especially if you're tired after a grueling 45 minutes of spin, running or CrossFit. When you're crunched for time (or just don't feel like deciding between cooking and taking a shower), these healthy fast casual restaurants are here to save the day. With locations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, and beyond, these seven restaurants are perfect for refueling after your workout.  

Speedwork 101: How to do [and read] speed workouts

Have you ever looked at a speed workout and thought you were reading a different language? Or download a new training plan and decide that you'll skip the speed work because you have no idea what the coach is talking about? We've all been there. If you've never run track in high school or college, doing (not to mention, reading) a speed workout can seem intimidating. 

In this post, I'll explain why speed work is important (even if you're not training for a race), go over a few terms and explain how to read a speed workout so that you can hit the track or treadmill without feeling intimidated. 

Behind the Seams: The Women Who Build Brooks Sports Bras [Video]

It's been a long time since Ellen Wessel quit her day job in 1977 to start a women's running apparel brand. A few years ago, that brand - Moving Comfort - would exit the women's apparel market to focus solely on sports bras. For a few years, the company operated under Brooks Running (the brand behind popular running shoes like the Ghost and Adrenaline) but maintained it's identity as Moving Comfort. Bras like the Fiona, the Rebound Racer and the Juno became staples in our wardrobes. 

Dear Students…Advice From Your Fitness Instructor

In my years of experience as a fitness instructor and studio owner, I’ve been blessed to work with hundreds of students from all walks of life. Their energy and dedication is inspiring and impressive! Yet I often see things that hold my students back or negatively affect their workout experience. Things they may not understand or things they do/don’t do that impacts their workout. So here is some advice I like to lovingly share with all of my clients and my community. 

7 Food Blogs To Upgrade What's On Your Plate

Hello there. My name is Kiera and I am a wannabe Chef. I blame Instagram. Anywho, there are times when I'm inspired to make an over the top meal and then there are times when I just order out. There is no real middle ground yet. So, in order to get me (and you) motivated to make more creative meals, we're sharing some of our favorite food blogs. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, cheers to upgrading what's on our plates. 

Save These Mantras For Instant Motivation

Here's the deal. We spend entirely too much time and energy focusing on what impacts of negatively instead of what impacts of positively. The bad news is that we beat ourselves up and in doing so, we create unhealthy habits. The good news? We can minimize this by creating daily mantras. Mantras are a great way to shift our thoughts to think more positively and to remind ourselves that we are total badasses.

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Studios & Gyms That Will Change The Way You Look At Working Out

Ever go to a gym but feel unsure of what to do once you get there? Are you tired of having to wait in line for weights after the "I like to pick things up and put them down" bros finish their reps? Trying to get in a 30 to 45-minute sweat sesh shouldn't be so daunting. It should be fun!

And that's where fitness boutiques, or personalized fitness studios, come in. They are small and personable with some seriously creative programming. While the costs for these unique experiences can get pricey, let's just rejoice at the fact that there are new ways to workout and have fun while doing it. Keep reading to find some of our favorites!