Contest: Win A FREE Ticket to Wanderlust 108 in Philadelphia

Hey City Fit Girls! We're teaming up with our friends at Swisse Wellness to offer a free ticket to Wanderlust 108 Festival THIS Saturday in Philadelphia at The Navy Yard! Wanderlust 108 is a 'mindful triathlon' that includes a 5K run, a yoga session and group meditation (yes, please!). Want in on the fun? Read more to find out how you can snag a free ticket!

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Midterm Run: Run 4 All Women

Run 4 All Women is back with a new mission: to help flip congress with the Midterm Run. The Midterm Run is a national grassroots progressive initiative to raise money and awareness of candidates running to flip Congress by running (or walking) 2018 miles. There will be group runs in Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, San Fransisco, and San Diego.

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[Photos] City Fit Girls FitRetreat 2018

WOW. FitRetreat Weekend was a success! We say this all the time because we firmly believe it... we are lucky to have this community and couldn't do this without you. Thank you to our 200 attendees, sponsors, partners, instructors, and volunteers for helping make this year's event possible! Below you'll find photos from this year's event. Feel free to share them to social media! 


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City Fit Girls Guide to FitRetreat 2018!

Hey City Fit Girls! FitRetreat 2018 weekend is here!! Kiera and I have some fun activities lined up for you! We hope you're ready to kick things off at the pool party and ready for a full day of fitness and wellness. 

Below you'll find some very, very important details about this year's event. Please read and pass this blog along to your friends and family members who are joining you for year 6 of this amazing event!

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What I've Learned From Therapy

In last week's newsletter, I opened up about my experience with therapy. I'll admit it, I wasn't sure if I should get this personal in our newsletter but because of the stigma associated with therapy and mental health, I decided to share my experience in hopes that it could help someone else. 

If you haven't joined City Fit Girls, you can sign-up today so that you get our updates every Monday morning.

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City Fit Girls Guide To Trail Running

Have you been thinking about switching up your regular routine and hitting the trails for some (or all) of your runs? If you find yourself itching to escape the roads or the treadmill, trail running can be a great option for you. In fact, according to Scott Douglas, the author of Running is My Therapy, studies have shown that running in nature can be very beneficial for our mental health. 


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The Four Things You Need To Do Between Tax Seasons

We seem to spend the months leading up to the dreaded mid-April tax deadline preparing for the IRS and the state to tell us whether they want a piece of our savings or not.  But once tax season is over, then what? How can we make sure that we’re taking care of our money with as much diligence throughout the year as we do when it’s tax time?

Let’s look at four things you can start right now, before it’s time to face our taxes again:

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Recap: We Tried Focus Barre & Yoga

We were excited to host (2) private sessions at Focus Barre & Yoga in Rittenhouse for a few reasons. First, we hosted a private session with them FOUR years ago when they first opened their doors. It's amazing to see how much they've grown. Second, Jill and her team are absolutely amazing.

They were very welcoming, kind, and supportive. All the traits you need when considering joining any studio. Lastly, the workouts are unique (and tough). You will feel like you've accomplished all there is to accomplish after just one session in this studio. 

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Shalane Flanagan and Lena Waithe Team Up For Nike "Shoe Therapy" Commercial

A few months ago, we told you all about Shalane Flanagan's love for the Nike Vapor Fly 4% running shoes. Now, the Olympic Medalist and winner of the New York Marathon appears in a commercial alongside Emmy Award winning Lena Waithe for "shoe therapy". 

Will they really make you faster? Keep reading to learn more about the shoe and to watch the new commercial. 

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Recap: We Tried Vitality Meditation Studio

Have you ever tried or considered trying meditation? Meditation is known for reducing stress, improving concentration and increasing happiness.

City Fit Girls traded in our Saturday workout for a meditation class with Vitality, a boutique meditation studio in the Fishtown neighborhood in Philadelphia. 

Prior to attending class at Vitality, the only guided meditation I tried before was with the Headspace and Calm app so I was very excited to experience a session led by an instructor that I can see surrounded by other students. 

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[Podcast]: Building Inclusive Wellness Communities w/ City Fit Girls

If you know Kiera and I, you know we're suckers for a good podcast. A few months ago, we told you that Alison Desir, the founder of Run 4 All Women was releasing a podcast called Find Meaning on the Run. 

We're excited to announce that Alison invited us on her podcast and you can listen to our episode via Apple or below on Soundcloud. We chat about how we started City Fit Girls, mental health, our future plans for the group and other topics that we think you'll enjoy. Give it a listen and be sure to share it with your family and friends. 

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