Struggling to get back on track

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 by

There are certain noises and feelings you don’t want to experience at the gym. The sound of someone dropping a huge weight followed by a scream. The feeling that you are about to pass out. For me, it was a pop and then a shooting pain in my left calf during step class. I thought…

Transforming my mind and body

Thursday, 23 February 2012 by
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If you’re anything like me, then another day at the gym on the elliptical burning some calories and doing the same ‘ol thing is a complete and utter bore. While growing up I was extremely active, playing a different sport every season. After college, finding the motivation to spend time at the gym on an…

Flying high at the Philly Circus

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 by

When you were a kid, did you ever want to run away with the circus? I know I did. I finally got my chance at age 27 at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. I knew the day would be a lot of fun, but I had no idea I would get a great workout,…

It turns out that flying through the air on a trapeze isn’t as easy as the acrobats in the big top make it look. Here’s a sneak peek at blogger Ashley and her friend Kerri learning the ropes (literally!) from team at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Check back tomorrow to read about Ashley’s experience…

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Chocolate-covered calories

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 by
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Valentine’s Day is one of the few days of the year when we are expected to enjoy massive amounts of one of life’s precious gifts: Chocolate. To have a well-balanced diet and eat chocolate takes serious planning Chocolate-covered pineapple, chocolate-covered raisins, chocolate-covered peanuts, chocolate-covered caramel…you name it — I bet it tastes better covered in…

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Yoga has never been my forte. I’ve only taken it once in my life, but on a night last week in Northern Liberties, I decided to try Sculpere. It’s a cross between yoga and ballet, with a little bit of Pilates thrown in there for good measure. The brainchild of studio owner Cristina Espaillat, Sculpere…

Get Ready, Get Set … Rest

Friday, 03 February 2012 by

A year ago, the ground was covered in snow (lots of snow). Temperatures in January and February dipped into the single digits. I vividly remember the bitter cold; how I layered running tights, Dri-FIT apparel, and two pairs of gloves; how the water and Gatorade I carried with me to stay hydrated froze; how I…

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