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
If you’ve ever followed along a distance running plan, you’ve probably come across the terms “cross-training” or “strength-training” on your schedule. Sadly, if you’re like most of the runners I know, you either skip those workouts or opt for a friendly yoga or spin class. Now before you spit out your coffee, I’m not saying yoga and spin are bad (I enjoy doing both workouts!). What I’m saying is that if you want to reduce your chance of injury and become a stronger runner, your cross-training should also include at least one or two days of weight training.Read More
We've been making our way around Philadelphia connecting the City Fit Girls community with workouts, gyms and studios. This past weekend, we teamed up with our friends at City Fitness to bring you two back-to-back workouts.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
By Veronica Dilzer
The importance of hip mobility cannot be overstated. It plays a major role in all forms of locomotion, and in the long run (of life), can have a significant impact on the quality and expectancy of our existence. In the more immediate future, or maybe even the present for some of us, poor hip range of motion or lack of motor control can lead to dysfunctional movement patterns that we call compensation patterns.Read More
If you read fitness blogs and follow lots of fitness Instagram accounts then I am sure you have read that "strong is the new skinny". There is a great article by Megan Clements on Breaking Muscle that nicely sums up how we have transitioned from idolizing thin girls to idolizing super strong, super fit “perfect” body types with the hashtag #strongisthenewskinny. However, these are still mostly unachievable body types.
Strength is more than how much you lift or how smokin’ your arms look (and yes I have friend envy about her arms). Strength is a feeling of empowerment.
Here are ten reasons why you should stop looking at numbers on the scale and instead focus on how awesome strong feels:
By Veronica Dilzer
In my September Series: Mobility for Runners and Fitness Enthusiasts, I will help you understand the definition and importance of mobility and teach you how to integrate some mobility techniques into a training regimen.
This series will primarily focus on the commonly injured joints that plague runners and disrupt the natural gait cycle like the ankles, hips, and thoracic spine region; however most of these exercises are applicable across the board for anyone who participates in any type of physical activity.Read More
If you logged into the Nike+ Training app looking for your favorite workouts and trainers, you were probably just as surprised as we were by the new updated interface and wide range of new training offerings in the app's latest update.
According to Nike.com, the new app is "fully loaded with 100+ workouts, clear audio and visual guidance from experts for every move, plus plans to help you get fitter, faster and stronger than ever." Read on to find out how the changes can help make you a better athlete.Read More
Pilates is having a moment. From Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arietta to everyone’s favorite Hollywood celebrities, people are discovering the many benefits Pilates offers on its own or in combination with other exercises like running. Pilates exercises create a stronger, more flexible spine and core, while promoting faster recovery from strains and other injuries.Read More
Originally from North Philadelphia, full-time BADASS and personal trainer Diva Richards currently leads workouts in South Jersey and Center City Philadelphia. She teaches kickboxing, Killer Kardio, bootcamp classes, Crossfit, and Spin.
Keep on reading to learn more about Diva. She'll be leading City Fit Girls next bootcamp in Philadelphia on Monday, May 16th! If you attened our annual Fitretreat the last two years then you know you won't want to miss this!Read More
Still finding yourself bored at the gym? We know that using the same routines and machines over and over again can get repetitive so we asked Gina, @GinaTheTrainer (Certified Fitness Trainer and USA Weightlifting-Level 1 Sports Performance Coach) for a few workouts that you can add to your routine this week.Read More
You made it to the gym, yay! But after spending 30-minutes on the elliptical while watching Wheel of Fortune (in closed captions), you have no idea what to do next. In our last workout, we gave you an easy-to-follow routine to strengthen your hamstrings, quads, abs and lower back. This time around, we'll add a little tempo work to build endurance and gain strength and follow up with an upper body workout.Read More
Hey City Fit Girls! Spring race season is coming and we want to help you get ready. Browse our website for details about upcoming run clubs in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia!
City Fit Girls’ group runs are open to all levels and all paces. Read on to see our February 2016 schedule, upcoming races in your city, and more!Read More
If you're like most runners, you look forward to getting your miles in but dread the thought of strength training/cross training days. We get it. Aside from providing a perfect backdrop for your sweaty selfie, the gym doesn't really offer too much to get excited about. So, what should you do?Read More
I've been going back-and-forth about signing up for CrossFit for a few months. Like many others, I heard a lot of rumors about about the workout. Not to mention that I follow a few amazing CrossFit athletes on Instagram who make me feel like I'm not fit enough to step into a box (CrossFit gym).Read More
We caught up with Personal Trainer Veronica Dilzer about her work at Revolution Fitness. Read on to learn more about how Veronica uses her gym to show her clients the importance of strength training as a part of a healthy workout regimen.Read More