[Podcast]: Building Inclusive Wellness Communities w/ City Fit Girls

If you know Kiera and I, you know we're suckers for a good podcast. A few months ago, we told you that Alison Desir, the founder of Run 4 All Women was releasing a podcast called Find Meaning on the Run. 

We're excited to announce that Alison invited us on her podcast and you can listen to our episode via Apple or below on Soundcloud. We chat about how we started City Fit Girls, mental health, our future plans for the group and other topics that we think you'll enjoy. Give it a listen and be sure to share it with your family and friends. 

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Recap: We Tried BPM Fitness

If you haven't tried BPM Fitness yet, you are missing out. They have created a very unique workout experience unlike anything I've seen in the Philadelphia area. When I first tried the studio a few weeks ago, I joined without any hesitation. I felt strong, empowered, and like a total badass. When the opportunity came up for City Fit Girls to host two private workouts, we jumped on it right away. 

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Yes, Please! Five Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

You wouldn’t know it if you live in the path of the recent Nor’easter, but Spring has sprung! And with the promised sunshine on the way, what better time to start reviewing your finances so that you'll be set for the rest of the year.  

The warmer weather will have you ready to head to brunches, happy hours, and maybe even a shopping trip or two (or four), but wait! Before you start spending, you should take a step back to see a big picture of your finances.

Keep reading to learn five things you can do TODAY (without spending a dime) to get control of your finances. 

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Week 2 Recap: We're Highlighting the Women in City Fit Girls!

If you've been following along our Instagram or Facebook, you know that we asked the women in City Fit Girls to share their fitness and wellness stories with us throughout the entire month of March. If you missed the first week, click here to check out the recap. 

Otherwise, keep reading to learn about (and be inspired by) the women we highlighted between March 5th - March 11th. 

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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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I Tried Whole30, Here's What Happened...

This year, we tried Whole30 take 2 and I’m happy to report that we completed all 30 days and there were no incidents of pizza eating or plate sniffing which is a #win in my book. If you’ve ever been curious about Whole30 or why anyone would want to try it, you’re in luck because I’m here to do just that. I’m here to share the WholeTruth.

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This Summer: Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon

New challenges represent opportunities to accomplish new goals. If you have ever thought about doing a triathlon, this summer is the perfect chance to check that box. On Sunday, July 8th, the Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon will feature a 400 meter swim in Kelly Pool, a 9 mile bike course closed to traffic, and a 5k run. This is a terrific distance, in a convenient location, that provides a great mixture of competition and support for your triathlon debut.

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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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Recap: City Fit Girls x Fit Tribe

This past weekend, we headed to Center City for two back-to-back sessions at Fit Tribe, a gym that provides both group personal training as well as one-on-one personal training. We learned about this gym from our friend and Coach, Rosie, who teaches at their Bryn Mawr location. She hosted a workout at last year's City Fit Girls' FitRetreat and we heard nothing but positive reviews. The best part about Fit Tribe? All workouts are just 30-minutes!

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Recap: City Fit Girls x Freehouse Fitness

On Saturday, January 20 we headed to South Philadelphia for two back-to-back sessions at Freehouse Fitness. Freehouse Fitness offers rebounding, reformer and band workouts that are  tough, effective and fun! According to Freehouse, their studio is "free from "methods" and fitness fads", they believe in exercise diversity, highly-educated instructors, personal attention and a positive studio environment! 

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