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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Recap: We Tried BPM Fitness

If you haven't tried BPM Fitness yet, you are missing out. They have created a very unique workout experience unlike anything I've seen in the Philadelphia area. When I first tried the studio a few weeks ago, I joined without any hesitation. I felt strong, empowered, and like a total badass. When the opportunity came up for City Fit Girls to host two private workouts, we jumped on it right away. 

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Yes, Please! Five Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

You wouldn’t know it if you live in the path of the recent Nor’easter, but Spring has sprung! And with the promised sunshine on the way, what better time to start reviewing your finances so that you'll be set for the rest of the year.  

The warmer weather will have you ready to head to brunches, happy hours, and maybe even a shopping trip or two (or four), but wait! Before you start spending, you should take a step back to see a big picture of your finances.

Keep reading to learn five things you can do TODAY (without spending a dime) to get control of your finances. 

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Week 2 Recap: We're Highlighting the Women in City Fit Girls!

If you've been following along our Instagram or Facebook, you know that we asked the women in City Fit Girls to share their fitness and wellness stories with us throughout the entire month of March. If you missed the first week, click here to check out the recap. 

Otherwise, keep reading to learn about (and be inspired by) the women we highlighted between March 5th - March 11th. 

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7 Ways to Boost Energy [Without Drinking Coffee]

I recently just got into running and boy - was it one of the most difficult but rewarding sports I have ever tried! Besides forcing my legs to keep moving forward despite my heart exploding out of my chest, or convincing myself I can make one more mile, I actually found that keeping my energy from depleting on and off the track had to be the most difficult feat of all. Because without energy, you can’t do anything in the first place! Through my personal trials and errors, I found these fantastic seven ways to boost energy levels. I hope they help you out too! 

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We're Celebrating The Women in Our Community!

This March, we'll be telling the stories of 31 women in the City Fit Girls community to spread the message that women who are interested in fitness/wellness do not all look the same or share the same experience (despite what magazines may tell us). Our mission is to continue to make City Fit Girls accessible for all women no matter their race, pace, age, body type, sexual orientation, income level, etc.

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I Tried Whole30, Here's What Happened...

This year, we tried Whole30 take 2 and I’m happy to report that we completed all 30 days and there were no incidents of pizza eating or plate sniffing which is a #win in my book. If you’ve ever been curious about Whole30 or why anyone would want to try it, you’re in luck because I’m here to do just that. I’m here to share the WholeTruth.

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