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 💯.
(We realize the article graphic is of a biker, but…)For our first fitness feature, we’ll be covering running. If you want to run any spring or summer races or just get into running, here are 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.
Fishtown Beer Runners
The Fishtown Beer Runners® combine responsible running and consumption in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.
honeygrow Run Club
On the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., they gather at Philadelphia Runner’s 16th and Sansom location to set off on a three-to-five-mile out-and-back fun run. After the run, you’re invited to head over to Honeygrow and make use of a 25 percent off discount on your post-run dinner.
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.
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.
*We gave you a short list of groups we at Campus Philly are familiar with, and we know there are many more! For more, see Philadelphia Runner’s extensive running group list.
If you decide to join one of these groups, share your experience with us by sending a little blurb to [email protected] or tagging @CampusPhilly with #meetphilly.