WTF: Turmeric

We’re switching it up on you guys this week with a WTF post on a Thursday! And this Thursday, I’m hype to talk about one of my favorite, anti-inflammatory ingredients ever. As you may know from reading my blog post about doing Whole30 earlier this year, gut health is an obsession of mine. It’s something I’ve become increasingly fascinated with over the last few years. … Continue reading WTF: Turmeric

WTF: HIIT/LISS

Last August, when I finally took responsibility for, and got serious about, my wellness, I did a lot of research around diet and exercise best practices. I found many different meal plans, training guides, and other various articles and resources. Many training guides I found mentioned “HIIT” and “LISS”. As a former cardio junkie, unsuccessfully chasing certain goals, I felt enlightened and hopeful when I … Continue reading WTF: HIIT/LISS

WTF: Macros

“Macros” is a term that has been used frequently and increasingly in the health and fitness world. Most commonly, people talk about “tracking macros”—or maybe you’ve heard the phrase “IIFYM” (“If It Fits Your Macros”), which I honestly thought was another Drake song at first glance. This past summer, when I became dedicated to bettering my health and fitness, I conducted much research on the … Continue reading WTF: Macros

WTF: Carb Loading

We’re just four days away from the annual Blue Cross Broad Street 10-Miler here in Philly (yikes), which got us thinking about a popular pre-race ritual: carbohydrate loading. Both Hope and I have participated in various distance runs from 10-milers to half marathons over the last few years, but admittedly, never really thought about carb loading in depth. We knew carbs fueled our bodies before … Continue reading WTF: Carb Loading

WTF: Collagen Peptides

There’s no denying that collagen peptides have taken the health + wellness world by storm lately. Bloggers and ‘grammers galore have been posting about this dietary supplement for awhile now, but what exactly is it? Why are people so obsessed with it? How can you incorporate it into your diet? Let’s get down to business. (If you didn’t just sing the Mulan song in your … Continue reading WTF: Collagen Peptides

WTF: Ghee

You guys may have noticed this ingredient called ghee (pronounced “gi”) in a few of the recipes we’ve posted—like our Chocolate Spice Macro Bites (yum), and as part of the hollandaise sauce in our Sweet Potato + Avocado Eggs Benedict. Maybe you saw ghee listed in the ingredients sections of those recipes and thought, WTF is ghee? Allow us to explain. Ever since doing Whole30, ghee … Continue reading WTF: Ghee

Interview: Maggie Greene, Yoga Instructor, The Rabbit Hole

Name: Maggie Greene Age: 27 Hometown: Schnecksville, PA Current Location: Francisville, Philly Instructor at: The Rabbit Hole Classes taught per week: 1; Monday 6 PM power flow IG: @mag_blue Probably one of the coolest things about “growing up” is seeing what your friends—who you’ve know since say, third grade—wind up doing with their lives. Maggie has always been an athletic, kindhearted person with a go-getter … Continue reading Interview: Maggie Greene, Yoga Instructor, The Rabbit Hole

Real Food Eatery: Reinventing Fast Casual in Philadelphia

As you’ve probably figured out by now, Taylor and I LOVE to cook. Most of the time, we are meal planning and prepping machines, but every so often, life gets in the way and we need to seek food elsewhere. When we’re in a pinch for a convenient meal on the go, we usually look for a healthier option—similar to what we would cook for … Continue reading Real Food Eatery: Reinventing Fast Casual in Philadelphia

After Promising a February 2017 Opening Date, Sweat Fitness’s New Center City Location Has Finally Opened. Worth it or Nah?

Yes—you read that right. Sweat Fitness‘s new center city location at One South Broad has finally opened, after pushing back the opening date for OVER A YEAR. When I moved to Old City in October 2016—from my apartment that had [a small, sorry excuse for] a gym—I knew it was time to bite the bullet and join a “real gym”. Sweat’s Old City location is … Continue reading After Promising a February 2017 Opening Date, Sweat Fitness’s New Center City Location Has Finally Opened. Worth it or Nah?

Where Every Philly Fitness Enthusiast Should Be Spending Their First Fridays

Today we want to let you all in on a little known Philly fitness secret: one of our new favorite fitness studios, BPM Fitness, offers a $10 live DJ (!!!) class the first Friday of every month. What better way to try out a new studio than with a discounted class and live music!? BPM Fitness—recently named Philly’s “Best New Way to Work Up a … Continue reading Where Every Philly Fitness Enthusiast Should Be Spending Their First Fridays