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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
I looked in the mirror today and was not pleased with what I saw. Before you jump to conclusions about what you think I'm talking about, keep reading to learn more.Read More
f you know me, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with running. I love the feeling of finishing a run, participating in races with other City Fit Girls, running with the group on Wednesdays and leading track workouts on Tuesdays. I'd be lying if I told you that I enjoy waking up early on Saturday mornings to finish long runs, making time to cross-train during the week and stretching/recovering after every run.Read More
So often we don't think that we're enough but it's true. Every single one of us is enough in our own right and it's up to us to believe it and to be okay with it. Sure, we work out to feel good and look good but it's important that at the end of the day when the selfies are posted and we're alone in our homes, that we are happy with who we truly are.Read More
Have you ever took time to calculate how much you spend to stay fit and eat healthy? Adding up your workout classes, juices, healthy eats, race entries, and gear will make you want to throw your calculator at a wall. The reality is, we spend thousands of dollars to look and feel good and sometimes we don’t even realize it until you're staring at your bank statements at the end of the month. Let’s have an honest conversation about our “healthy” spending and how we can hack the system.Read More
Now that temperatures have finally dipped, I start to crave warm comfort food and cozy dinners in. My favorite types of recipes to make this time of year are soups, stews and chilies. I mean… How much cozier does it get than a big bowl of warm soup? In addition to the comfort-factor, I love soups and chilies for many reasons:Read More
Raise your hand if you enjoy dessert (raises both hands). Thanks to City Fit Girls' Jackie McQuiston, we have a sweet treat for you to try at home. Have a dairy or gluten allergy? No worries, Jackie includes substitute ingredients at the bottom of this post. After you try out the delicious recipe, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!Read More
We've heard it before: you're not a morning person. If you want to be successful, rumor has it that being an early riser has its advantages. Although pressing the snooze button may seem more appeasing, starting your day 1 or maybe 2 hours earlier can be a great way to increase productivity throughout the rest of your dayRead More
We've all heard the reports, millennials are ditching cars! Yet, as we commute to work via public transportation, we've picked up a new habit: paying excessive attention to our devices. While stepping away from our emails, blogs, text messages, and social networks may be a little difficult to accomplish during work, we've found that just a few minutes [as little as 10!] away from our devices can help achieve balance and spark creativity throughout the course of the day. That's why we've compiled a list of 8 things you can do to unplug during your commute to work.Read More