Posts in Lifestyle & Wellness
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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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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Sunshine Chasers [A New Podcast by Amanda Folk]

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend your vacation days visiting the national parks? Or maybe you've caught the wanderlust bug and you've been thinking about ditching your 9-5 for a freelance gig in Central America.

Whatever your travel goals are, you're going to love the Sunshine Chasers podcast by Amanda Folk. Whether you listen on your long run or your rest day, Amanda and her podcast guests will definitely inspire you to book your next flight (or at least browse AirBnB for travel inspiration). 

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Maty Mata is Running From Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Here's Why...

A few months ago, we told you about a group of women running from New York City to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for women's health issues and money for Planned Parenthood. That group, Run 4 All Women, has been busy creating local chapters, growing an ambassador program and continuing with their fundraising efforts. 

We had the chance to chat with Marielena "Maty" Mata, a Run 4 All Women ambassador based in Philadelphia to discuss the Pennsylvania chapter's run from Philadelphia to Harrisburg (Pennsylvania's capital) to raise awareness and funds for Planned Parenthood. 

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Find Meaning on The Run [A New Podcast by Alison Desir]

You may want to bring headphones on your next run because Alison Desir, the founder of Harlem Run and Run 4 All Women is launching a podcast. After fundraising over $103,000 and running 250 miles (relay style) from Harlem to the Women's March in Washington, D.C., the Run 4 All Women movement has been shaking up the running - and activism - scene.

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Yes, YOU Are A Runner!

In 2015, like every year since I was in middle school when I started to see my body spreading out in all sorts of uncomfortable ways – where did these hips and bum and breasts sprout from?! -  I made the New Year’s resolution to “lose weight”. It was a rote January function for me at this point to note this decision in my journal. Something seemed much more dire about the situation this year, though. At 313 pounds I had reached my heaviest weight yet and was becoming increasingly worried about the life of disability I was heading toward.

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Increase Productivity Before 9AM With These Tips

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 day

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Stay Fit While Traveling With These 4 Apps

Every year, over 40 million Americans travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. During this same time, many of us lose track of our fitness and nutrition goals by skipping workouts and indulging on desserts and turkey leftovers.

This year, we're giving you 4 of our favorite resources to help you stay fit during both holiday and business travel. 

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8 Tips To 'Unplug' During Your Commute

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.

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