Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

March 16th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Movie Monday, Free Italian Ice + More!

Catch a movie, grab a free Rita’s Italian Ice, race a SEPTA bus, apply to internships from the comfort of your bed (or wherever you have internet access) and much more!

Movie Mondays @ The Trocadero | 21+ event
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
When: Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia 19107
Details: 21+ event.  Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 8, arrive before 7pm and enjoy a free beer. $3 gets you in and goes towards a snack or drink at the bar.


Start Spring Off Right—with FREE Italian Ice!
Every year Rita’s celebrates the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice! 
When:
Monday, March 20 from 12-9 p.m.
Where: Rita’s Italian Ice 


RaceTheBus 3.0
Race the SEPTA Route 21 Bus at Rush Hour Through Center City
When: Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:30 PM (prepare and line up), 5:41 PM Start
Where: Starting at 40th and Chestnut, we’ll race the 5:41 p.m. bus for 3.1 miles going east through Center City Philadelphia. The race will end at 2nd and Chestnut.


Ask Debora(h) Squared Facebook Live Event
Campus Philly’s going LIVE on Campus Philly’s Facebook to let you know what it takes to launch in Philly. Learn interview tips, what employers want to see and how to stand out as an intern from an established CEO and a recent grad. Have a question? Submit it to Brynn at brynn@campusphilly.org by Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.

When: Tuesday, March 21 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Where: facebook.com/campusphilly 


Young Involved Philadelphia Idea Forum
Get involved with YIP by learning more about  their plans for the year, and helping them brainstorm events in line with YIP’s 2017 goals. During meetings, share bright ideas and get up close and personal with the behind the scenes work that makes YIP programming happen.

When: Wednesday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia 19107


Game Changers: Women Making Games

Kat Webster from Bioware, Lauren Brown from EA Games, Harley Dwortz from Rooster Teeth Productions and Melissa Soest from BioWare will discuss their creative process, careers and how they are affecting change in the industry. The panel will be followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with the panelists.

When:
Thursday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Moore College of Art & Design20th and the Pkwy, Philadelphia 19103


Online Job + Internship Week
Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia.

When: Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31
Where: Anywhere you have internet access!


Launch Anywhere During Online Job + Internship Week! from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

 

March 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Summer in Philly: Campus Philly Staff Picks

We can’t top Mayor Kenney’s letter to you college students about living and working in Philadelphia for the summer, but we can* add to his message by sharing our favorite things to do here in the summertime.

Patrick Sherlock, Vice President, University Relations and Student Engagement
There’s so many things to do in Philly during the summer. I like to enjoy evening bike rides, neighborhood chilling – on stoops, front steps, porches, and through screen doors. I’ve met some amazing people through sports leagues in Fairmount Park and connected with old friends through outdoor eating and drinking.  My favorite picks include: Parks on Tap, Memphis Taproom beer garden, cupcake truck at Dollar Stroll.


Ella Strauss, Open Arts Program Manager
Even though I love living in the city, my favorite thing to do during the summer is to head down the shore. It is the best way to escape the heat and get some fresh salt air, plus it’s only a short drive away. Everyone is relaxed and it’s a great time to catch up with friends and family.


Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
I love simple summer things like riding my bike to Reading Terminal Market to grab some fresh produce and making a pit stop at Spruce Street Harbor Park to people watch. One of my favorite summer moments in Philly was cruising around on the back of my friend’s scooter with a milkshake from Joe’s Steaks in hand; we rode to La Peg to watch an outdoor movie under the Ben Franklin Bridge.


Reggie Hall, Senior Program Manager, Partnerships
Philly has so many low cost ways to have fun in the summer. I like visiting Race Street Pier for their free yoga session. Can’t have a better start to a warm summer day than to jog to the Race Street Pier, join their free yoga session around 9:30AM, and then snag brunch at Day by Day in Center City.


Jen Devor, Director, Partnerships
During the summer, the streets are filled with action. This is a perfect time for people watching & gelato from Capogiro at “the fountain” on Passyunk Ave.


Roger Estes, Creative Director
My favorite thing to do in the summer is spend time in the Wissahickon Valley Park. Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors can find a place there because it has every type of terrain from paved paths to advanced hiking/mountain biking trails. The Wissahickon Creeks flows through the middle of the park with a few places to dip your toes in and there is even a spot to get ice cream at the Valley Green Inn.


Ashlie Thornbury, Vice President, Partnerships &  Deborah Diamond, President
One is the best things to do in the summer is to find one of the city’s great outdoor pools and head there for “adult swim” hours. It’s quieter than when all the kids are there and the pools are well-maintained, in lots of different neighborhoods and free!

Experience a Philadelphia summer for yourself! Start your planning with Online Job + Internship Week, March 27-31, and apply to jobs and internships right here in Philadelphia.

February 15th, 2017 by Lindsay Allen

Feel Good Philly: Interns Run for Good Cause

Whether you are a marathon runner or enjoy a casual 5K every now and then, Philly is a great city filled with tons of support and encouragement in your running endeavors. When first I moved up here, I was afraid I would lose my motivation and all the hard work I’ve put into training. I quickly found out how wrong I was.

As someone who has a brother with Down’s syndrome, I am always looking for ways in my community to get involved, spread awareness, and work towards inclusion of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In high school, my favorite teacher and “sole” sister connected my passion for running with my love for my brother by introducing me to one of the most amazing organizations out there, Athletes Serving Athletes, aka ASA. It’s a running and multi-sport organization that allows a range of athletes to use their abilities to support those living with a disability, giving everyone the opportunity to cross the finish line at a multitude of events.

The love that encompasses the ASA community of athletes is contagious. They are fabulous, loving, selfless people who give their legs, lungs, and hearts to these individuals with disabilities (our athletes) so they can participate in mainstream races and cross the finish line.

From 3 miles to 13 and beyond, passion truly has no limits. I couldn’t just stop at 13 miles, I wanted to share the magic with more people. And so, when I began my first year at Temple, I made it my goal to spread Athletes Serving Athletes out of its central serving and originating area of Maryland and into Philadelphia. We were successful because on November 19, 2016, I was able to captain the first ASA team to race in Philly, which is now paving the way for many more races. As the tentative 2017 race schedule, has rolled out, Philly makes it appearance a couple of times– Love Run Half, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, and the Philadelphia Half Marathon and Marathon!

We did it! November 19, 2016 at the Philadelphia Half Marathon.

In addition to Athletes Serving Athletes, there are many other running groups in Philly with causes of their own.

  • Back On My Feet runs to revolutionize the way our society sees homelessness, with the idea to use running to boost confidence and self-esteem to set people out on the road to work towards new lives.
  • The Monster Milers runs with adoptable dogs at partnering shelters to expose the dog to the community and relieve their shelter stress while they wait for their forever home.

By joining a running group, you gain a lot of things—automatic accountability, running buddies, a challenge, but my favorite thing about it is, you gain a family. My home away from home is racing with Athletes Serving Athletes. The longer I go and the more tired my legs get, my heart fills with love and happiness. Becoming a runner with Athletes Serving Athletes was hands down the best thing I have ever done and I want the runners of Philly to get the chance to experience that.

Campus Philly interns, Lindsay and Katie, share a hug after a race.

February 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Tuesday’s College Night Skate at Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

February 6th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Tuesday’s College Night Skate at Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

January 24th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Pop! Goes the Bubble: Expand Your Experience

We have a challenge for you that shouldn’t be challenging at all! Are you up for it? You’ve been assigned the semester-long task of trying new things and planning off-campus adventures. It’s easy to stay on campus and hang out at your regular spots, but we want you to know that there’s so much more to experience! Below you’ll find motivation to roll up your sleeves, lace up your shoes and hit the Philly pavement. You have to admit that’s the best homework assignment you’ve ever received.

Sign up to become an Open Arts member  by using the promo code: social1617. Once you’re a member, you can take advantage of the free or discounted tickets to fantastic arts and culture events happening all over Philadelphia.


Speaking of Open Arts, we’re partnering with some of Philly’s best venues for THREE cool, creative and exclusive Open Arts College Night Series this spring!  You should check out one (or all!) of these upcoming events:

  • Opening Night at the Opera on Friday, February 10
  • Sittin’ In at the Kimmel Center on Wednesday, February 15
  • Pennsylvania Ballet’s Romance on Friday, April 7

Are you attending the very popular Inclusive Leadership Conference on February 11? If so, here’s what to expect at ILC and what to do before and after


Commit to get fit! Philly has so many great (and FREE) fitness meetups and groups.


Become an active participant in your community. How? Get to know organizations who need your great mind and helping hands. There are a lot of resources on how to take action and make an impact.


Go beyond the dining hall and explore the flavors of Philadelphia! From grabbing a coffee to ending your night with a sweet treat, we hope our suggestions will get your stomach gears turning. Looking to treat yourself? Make reservations during Center City District’s Restaurant Week!


Lace up your ice skates at Blue Cross RiverRink or Rothman Rink! Not into skating? No worries. While you’re friends are doing laps around the rink, you can be lapping up some hot chocolate in their cozy lodge areas.


Explore local museums for FREE. Did you know that The Barnes Foundation offers students free weekday admission? They do! Here are the details on planning your visit. Have you heard about Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art? After 5 p.m., you can pay what you wish to tour the entire museum and participate in museum activities like Dhyana Yoga and more! P.S. Always check our Open Arts calendar for other museum deals.


Always check our events calendar. We hand pick events just for you!

January 18th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Solutions to Resolutions: Get Fit in Philadelphia

It’s so much easier to get motivated about doing anything fitness related when you have a friend by your side. We all have those days when you just don’t want to workout but your bud is counting on you, so off you go. You love-hate this person, but mostly love because you feel and look 💯. If you want to get into running or have a reason to wake up super early, we’ve listed some* Philadelphia-based groups that can be your friendly motivator!

City Fit Girls
City Fit Girls was created to connect  women with health & fitness resources and inspiration to live healthy lifestyles at home, school and in the workplace.


Be Well Philly Underground
Every month, Be Well Philly hosts top secret boot camps, spin classes, shopping parties, happy hours and more just for the Be Well Philly community. These are fun, insider-only events you won’t find anywhere else—but you have to be a Be Well Philly Underground member to get access.


Run 215
Run 215 is all about community, and advancing the positive culture of  running in Philadelphia. P.S. They’re super active on Facebook. Even if you don’t participate in their group runs, they’re a great online motivator.


November Project PHL
Get fit for & build community for FREE at early morning workouts. 6:25 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Art Museum Steps  and Fridays – Destination.


TEAM PHILLY Race Training
TEAM PHILLY Race Training was created to support the Philadelphia area’s beginner to intermediate runners in their aspirations of improving their running and living healthier lives.


West Philly Runners
Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, we meet at 45th and Locust (in front of Abyssinia) for a group run. We run a new set of 2, 4 and 6 mile routes each week. All three distances start together and end at the same place.


Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) Run Club
The YIP Running Club is a monthly running club that meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Philadelphia Runner at 6:30PM.


Now that you’ve caught the fitness bug, check out some upcoming local races!
You can always find more Philadelphia races on runtheday.com

The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon | Sunday, March 26, 2017
Your love of running combined with all the great sights and sounds you love about Philadelphia. Join thousands from- around the nation for an unforgettable weekend to kickoff the Spring in the City of Brotherly LOVE.

Seventh Annual Phillies Charities 5K | Saturday, April 1, 2017
Start at Citizens Bank Park and after crossing the finish line, participants will be able to enjoy a cool down lap around the warning track on the field (weather permitting).

38th Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Sunday, May 7, 2016
10-mile, point-to-point course (named one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner’s World) starts at Broad St. and Somerville Ave. The course is a pleasing run past the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street. The race finishes inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street in South Philadelphia.


Looking to get out of your school’s gym and explore the city while working out? See these lists for places to train outdoors:

January 12th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Restaurant Week

The simple act of  making a dinner reservation can spark a Philadelphia adventure. So far, I’ve made two– Osteria and Sampan– for the end of the month during Restaurant Week!

Want to get in on the Restaurant Week action? From January 22-27 and January 29-February 3, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.Use m.CenterCityPhila.org to search participating restaurants, check menus and make reservations on your phone.

And don’t let the fun stop after your feast, make a night of it!

–For dinner and a show, check out our Open Arts calendar for great musical and theatrical deals. P.S. If you aren’t a OA member yet, use this promo code: social1617 to become one.

–Walk that meal off by taking a stroll around a Square– Rittenhouse, Logan or Washington!

–Get dessert! My go-to sweet is ice cream so you can find me at The Franklin Fountain or Sweet Charlie’s.

–Go ice skating at Rothman Rink! City Hall acts as a fantastic backdrop for a memorable skate session. If you happen to be going on a Tuesday, you’re in luck! Tuesday = College Skate Night at the Rink.

It’s no surprise that Restaurant Week is such popular affair. We don’t want you to be a sad, tableless person, so make your reservations today! And of course, bon appétit!

 

January 9th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Tuesday’s College Night Skate at Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

January 4th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

How to Kick-start Your Spring Semester in Philly

We hope you’re enjoying your winter break! We’re back from our Philly staycation and we’re so ready to make 2017 a great year in the 2-1-5. Even the best intentions, resolutions and plans need a little push to get the ball rolling, so let this be the nudge you need.

Start a brunch club! This is a great way to try new food and explore neighbohoods.  Brunch club is like a book club but you know, with food. Similar to a bibliophile’s meetup, you pick a book restaurant and have a monthly discussion feast. For our wallet’s sake, monthly is best.  Looking for brunch-spiration? Start with uwishunu’s list, The Best Places for Brunch in Philadelphia. We recently tried Hungry Pigeon on Fabric Row and it was A+.


Do good! Are you looking to get more involved in your community? Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King Day of Service– “a day on, not off”– is a great day to start! There are a ton of volunteer events happening all around this great city. All opportunities are listed on MLK Day of Service’s official site, which makes registering super easy.


Dive into the arts and culture scene! But first, dip your toes into two exclusive College Night events brought to you by our Open Arts program. Not only are these events FREE and exclusive, but they’re great places to meet other students from across the region.

  • On Friday, February 10, Opera Philadelphia will be providing FREE tickets to students for opening night of Tancredi, a medieval story of chivalry and tragic love in post-World War I Europe.
  • On Wednesday, February 15, be part of the FREE live show, jam session, dance party and specialized tours at the Kimmel Center.

Find your voice! Join us on Saturday, February 11 for Temple University and Campus Philly’s very popular Inclusive Leadership Conference. This one-day leadership conference is open to ALL Philadelphia-area college students. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership, social change, and collaboration.


(If brunch isn’t your thing) Start a dinner club! Start by making reservations during Restaurant Week, January 22-27 and January 29-February 3. Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.


Join a secret society (just joking) and get fit! Being a member of Be Well Philly’s Underground means you’re the first to hear about pop-up fitness events and  that you get first dibs on signing up. Pro-tip: Act fast! Many of their events have limited space, and they fill up fast. Sign up for FREE and keep an eye on your inbox for alerts about upcoming events!