If I told you that the best form of recovery wasn't your foam roller, massage therapist or favorite chocolate protein shake, would you believe me? Although those tools can offer benefits, the best form of recovery is actually, drum roll please... sleep.Read More
If you’re looking for a total-body workout that you can complete anywhere at anytime, bookmark this page. This City Fit Girls Strength Club routine is scalable and can be modified to accommodate beginner and experienced fitness enthusiasts.Read More
One of the best perks of joining the City Fit Girls community is getting access to private workouts in Philadelphia. It’s been a while since our last workout so when we had a chance to check out Train and Nourish in South Philly, we were excited to give the workout a try.Read More
It’s been five years since we brought this community to life and we’re happy about the progress that we’ve made to help women become more active and more comfortable in their bodies but in a city as diverse as Philadelphia, we still have a lot of work to do.Read More
Fun fact - Did you know bootcamp sessions are why City Fit Girls exist in the first place? I was working out alone and posting my progress to social media and close friends/ family members began to ask me about my workouts. I began to invite them out to join me and with the help of Instagram and word-of-mouth, our community began to grow.Read More
Ready to strengthen your core and/or tone your abs? Philly-based trainer, Charles Scogna, wants to help you reach your goal. Back in February, Charles launched the Ab Charge Challenge to help fitness enthusiasts learn new moves each day to work on strengthening their abdominals.Read More
Ladies, it's that time of year again. City Fit Girls FitRetreat is back for it's 5th year! FitRetreat is a fun-filled day of fitness and wellness for women. Each year, we reach out to some of the best fitness trainers, instructors and wellness professionals to host 150 women in our community. This year, we're excited to announce that we've made a few changes and additions to the event (all good changes obviously).Read More
Most athletes and fitness enthusiasts spend a lot of time training for their next big event or working out to see the best results. They do more reps, more laps, and add more pounds in hopes to see better results. Would you believe me if I told you that without recovering properly - even with all that training - you can hinder your body from becoming stronger and performing at your best? Bummer, I know.Read More
This week, April 17-April 23, I challenge you (and myself of course) to start working on an achievable goal and actually complete it by Sunday. It could be anything - finishing that book you put down, working out 3 days this week instead of 2, getting your inbox to zero, going out for a run, you name it.Read More
In their February 2017 campaign video, 'What Will They Say About You?', Nike featured Middle Eastern women athletes competing in running, soccer, boxing, swimming and other sports. Just a few weeks later, the brand announced that they would be releasing the Nike Pro Hijab for Muslim women in spring 2018. Like Nike's other performance gear, the hijab will be stylish, lightweight, and breathable. Athletes like Amna Al Haddad played a large role in the design process.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
If you're in the market for new shoes, you picked a great time of the year. Although many running and training shoes are released in the summer, there's no reason to overlook the classic styles that are upgraded every winter.
In this post, we share 7 running and training shoes that are great for your workout needs.Read More
Raise your hand if you have a gym membership that you pay for but don't actually frequent. You saw that there was a deal for $20/month and thought it was the perfect incentive to get you going to the gym again. And then it happened: you get inside, do your normal routine, and then quickly lose motivation to go again.Read More
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!Read More
We all know that apps make our lives easier. From ordering a cup of coffee to getting a ride to the salon, we can have almost anything we want delivered to us with a tap of a button. Lucky for us, food and car rides aren't the only products on demand.
If you whip our your cell phone and search the health section of the App Store, you're likely to find hundreds of apps that help you get fit, run faster, and lose weight. Aside from recognizing a few popular apps like Map My Fitness and Couch To 5K, the selection can get overwhelming. That's why we compiled a list of fitness apps that make it super easy to stay in shape.Read More
Temps are dropping in our hometown but that's no reason to stay indoors. Since we never pass up a chance to meet new people, go on new adventures, or catch beautiful views of our city, putting together a City Fit Girls hike was a priority on our to-do list.Read More
Have you ever felt like your bike was weightless beneath you? You know, you're tucked low, elbows loose, good rhythm, legs and pedals working as one.... no fear, no hesitation, just on top of all of the variables and ready for anything? And maybe — just maybe — you’re tucked in six inches behind the rear wheel of a new best friend?Read More