Have you heard of, or used, a 'kettlebell'? Originating in Russia as 'girya,' these handled cast metal weights are the centerpiece for Perry O'Hearn's latest fitness venture. You may know Perry as the owner of Philly Phitness, a personal training studio founded in 2012, which focuses on ‘total transformation’ to help each client achieve their personal best in all walks of life. Since opening, they have worked with nearly 1,000 people and have conducted over 35,000 personal training sessions.
we took a trip up the Schuylkill River Trail to visit Manayunk + learn more about how the neighborhood continues to redefine itself. With the help of new trails, shops + attitude, Manayunk has quickly become the go-to spot for those looking to stay active. Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC) Director of Marketing + Events (and Manayunk resident), Caitlin Maloney, along with Project Director of the Schuylkill Project, Kay Sykora, walked us through some of the recent changes in the community's trail system + overall vibe.
For runners, there is no more challenging time to train than the dead of winter. It’s dark when you wake up. It’s dark when you leave work. Not to mention the cold temperatures and ice that make it hard to remain consistent with your runs.
So how do you stay motivated and safe in the winter?
Here are three tips for any runner training for a spring race:
1. Run in well-lit and clear areas
Focusing on personal health and wellness can be difficult with work, friends and family, among other distractions. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day to keep consistent, but I’ll share some tips to help blend wellness into your every day life!