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5 Ways to Begin Your Minimalist Journey

Have you heard of the term, “minimalism”? Many people think to be a minimalist you must give away all your possessions, never buy anything new, bike everywhere, become a vegetarian or vegan or live in a tiny house, but that doesn’t have to be the case. So what IS minimalism? “Minimalism is a tool to…

How to Create Effective Workouts Without a Gym

Between going to work or school, spending time with friends and family and getting enough sleep, it can be tough to prioritize your health, especially on a budget, so we enlisted health & fitness guru Colby Triolo to help. Hi, I’m Colby—a sophomore at Cornell, marathoner, CrossFit lover and owner of You Make You which…

Food Trend: Sweet Potato Toast

You may have noticed Facebook friends sharing videos of something called “sweet potato toast” over the past few months. That’s because “sweet potato toast” is a relatively new food trend but it’s one we support! Sweet potato toasts are simple to prepare, provide the body with several nutrients, and are equally filling and delicious! We…

Smelly Toots? Chris & Chirp Break It Down For You!

We all do it… pass gas, toot, break wind, cut the cheese (pssst…”fart”)!  But do you know why?  AND, did you know you can take the stinkiness down a few notches?  Here’s the scoop on your toots: What Makes Us Toot? Believe it or not, flatulence (the scientific word for “farts”) is caused from odorless…

3 Healthy Snacks for the Big Game

The big game is almost here, and whether you’re hosting a party or bringing a dish to pass to a friend’s place, it can be tough to make healthy choices. We enlisted the Nutrition Twins, nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionists and personal trainers, to share some touchdown-worthy snacks that are sure to score. Ridiculously Easy…

3 Healthy Meals to Make with Your Kids

Getting your kids involved in the process of prepping food is a great way to introduce them to the basics of cooking, nutrition, and good eating habits.  It can even help some kids overcome picky tendencies when it comes to foods being served to them. When my oldest daughter started developing the “I don’t like…

5 Fitness Myths—Busted!

Think you have a good handle on health and fitness?  Here are some common fitness “truths” personal trainer Andrea Metcalf frequently gets asked about from clients. Get to the bottom of these “misunderstandings” so you can learn facts that will help you reach your health and fitness goals. Myth 1: The more you sweat, the…

Beach City Free Fitness Weekend

If you like to shake it up to get in shape, this event is for you! Join Beach City residents for a FREE fitness weekend in Manhattan Beach that will help you sculpt and tone your core, legs and glutes. Enjoy a total body, high intensity dance workout and jam out to energizing Raggae and…

Cooking Club at Sayre Health Center

Learn how to make flavorful and satisfying meals at this FREE weekly cooking class at the Sayre Health Center in Philadelphia! Enjoy demonstrations by the Agaston Urban Nutrition Initiative and see how you can make exciting and nutritious dishes at home. Click here to learn more and to register!

Do-Anywhere Fat Blasting AMRAP Workout

With the holidays over and the New Year in full swing, people are backing away from sweet treats and are looking for ways to work off the holiday overindulgence. If you’re like most Americans, January brings a renewed interest in fitness and health! Whether you are super busy or you’re new to exercise and want…