Posts tagged fitness
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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45-Minute Stationary Bike and Dumbbells Workout

Trying to figure out what workout to do at the gym can be overwhelming. You're surrounded by machines and people who look like they know exactly what they're doing. Instead of asking for help, you find yourself intimidated by the whole experience and head to the sauna for some quick relief. Whew. 

If you've ever found yourself in this situation, this workout is for you.

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New Year’s Resolution Advice from Kiera Smalls, Co-Founder of City Fit Girls [Via Town Dish]

City Fit Girls isn’t a gym, it’s an all-levels fitness and wellness community for women. It’s based in Philadelphia, but offers events and pop-up runs in South Jersey and Washington, D.C., and it connects with women across the world via social media. City Fit Girls offers online resources (like, How to Start Running), it sends out a weekly newsletter, organizes group runs and hosts annual FitRetreats. 

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Recap: City Fit Girls Tried SLT - Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone (And It Was Tough!)

On Monday December 11th, we opted for an indoor sweating and goal setting session with our friends at SLT (Strengthen Lengthen Tone) in Philadelphia. SLT is a full body workout that is done with weighted springs (on a megaformer) that requires constant engagement of the core for 50 minutes. They have studios in New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, and more so you can try them out if you're not in the Philadelphia Region.

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Streak with City Fit Girls

Have you heard? We're challenging our fitness community to 31 straight days of physical activity throughout the month of August. 

City Fit Girls is all about inspiring, encouraging, uplifting and motivating other women to stay active and fit. We're using this streak not only to motivate ourselves, but to hold other women in our community accountable to reach their fitness goals. Because that's what girlfriends are for, am I right? 

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7 Reasons We're Excited About FitRetreat 2017!

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). 

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Track [or Road] Workout: 3 or 4 Minute Intervals

Looking for a new workout to add to your training toolkit? This interval workout is great for fitness enthusiasts who are looking to mix up their cardio or for runners looking to work on their speed. 

Interval runs are short, high intense efforts followed by recovery. For this workout, we're trying two variations of intervals.

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7 Books You Need to Add To Your Collection

In our last book round-up, we shared some of our favorite running books written by amazing women. This time around, we're expanding the list to include non-running books. Why? In order to be a better athlete, you have to improve in all areas of your life - mental health, physical health and professional development, too. Am I right? 

That's why this list includes books for motivation, career, fitness and a few to make you laugh out loud when you hit a rough patch. 

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