If you’re like us, any ONE of these things is enough to get you up and raring to go on a Saturday morning. But here in Pittsburgh, we like to go big. That’s right, gang: the ultimate trifecta is coming to our city. There will be yoga. There will be a dance rave. And there WILL be all-you-can-eat brunch.
Breakfast + Rave = BRAVE
Just thinking about this event gets our hearts pumping and our spirits high. But Ecstatic Dance Pittsburgh makes it so.
The theme for this month’s food/dance/workout party is Joyful Living — and what better way to let loose and be happy than with early-morning yoga, an all-you-can-eat brunch, and a dance rave with an MC, dance circles, costumes, and more. The festival-like experience is pretty much a healthy (keyword) Burning Man; according to Ecstatic Dance host Tricia Chirumbole, “one that is focused on healthful living, community, and one that is very family-friendly.”
Love and pizza
Let’s break that down a little more, though. Starting at 9am, you’ll get flowing with breath work, yoga, mindful movement, and restful postures by Katherine ‘Kayteezee’ Zitterbart, a Burgh yogi with a diverse background in movement, dance, and yoga. Then at 10am, you’ll rage (or rave) with self-expression and free-flowing dance, led by EDP’s Tricia (and don’t forget the free shot of fresh pressed juice!).
Finally, it’s the PIZZA party and brunch bash courtesy of Spirit. But you know that’ll include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, plus a la carte drinks and fresh juices, mimosas, a bloody mary bar, and bottomless coffee.
If you’ve spent some time in Upper Lawrenceville, you’d know that Arsenal Strength is the go-to sweat spot on Butler Street. It seems like they have everything — CrossFit, bootcamp classes, crazy events like WOD & Wine and Squatoberfest, and you could say they’re very well-acquainted with their next door neighbors, Hop Farm Brewing.
But just when you think they couldn’t get any more fit, they go and open an indoor cycling studio.
Even more Arsenal
That’s right — Arsenal Cycle is now a thing. But you might be thinking: “hold up — they’re CrossFit people! What’d they do, circle some Assault AirBikes and clap some chalk?” Nope! They went all in, building a state-of-the-art, boutique cycling studio adjoining to their Butler Street HQ.
Though, they have circled ’round some bikes. But these are Keiser M3i dream machines — top-of-the-line bikes that’ll record your heart rate, RPMs, and watts, project you as a virtual rider on the big screen, and beam your workout stats and historical output to your email after class.
When the lights go off, the LEDs and speakers will nearly blow you off your bike seat. You’re going to love it — like really love it. So much so, that you might not want to share your favorite bike.
Well, good news: AC lets you call “DIBS!” with their VIP membership. With that, you get to access the schedule earlier than everyone else and lay claim to your seat. It’s a game-changer.
Bikes, bootcamp, and bubbly
We know you’re as psyched as we are, but we’ll tell you you don’t need to wait much longer. Arsenal Cycle will be opening its doors for a grand opening celebration on July 16 at 10AM. And it’s FREE!
Break in the bikes with the cast and friends; be prepared for hill climbs and sprints, and also some off-bike bootcamp intervals (wear your sneaks). And what would a housewarming be without champagne?! Mimosas to follow your epic ride.
Hurry up and register so you don’t miss the fun!
It’s official: from new studios to outdoor classes, yoga has completely taken over Pittsburgh. And if you’re anything like us, you know there’s no such thing as too much yoga. It also means you’re probably going to want to drop everything for One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo this July.
Eat, yoga, sleep, repeat.
If you’ve ever thought, “I don’t want to do anything but yoga today,” you’re in luck. Point State Park is playing host to an entire day of yoga from 6am-4pm on July 22. That’s right — One WHIRL Yoga Fest is back for its sixth year, promising to be bigger and better than ever.
Join Pittsburgh’s vibrant yoga community on the lawn for fitness classes, healthy lifestyle vendors, food trucks, and more.
How much more, you wonder? Well there’s a full schedule of events throughout the day ranging from yoga to barre and even meditation; this is your chance to sample different workouts, meet new instructors, and make some fit friends (and maybe—just maybe—give AcroYoga a try). Then, once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can refuel with some food truck eats and sample local food vendors set up on-site.
Round up your crew and mark your calendar for a day of good vibes, healthy eats, and lots of sweat!
Morning oms, PNC Park, and a Pirates game after. Could this be the best day ever?
We vote yes! Because every yoga-loving Pirates fan is invited to bring their downward dog to the outfield. It’s Yoga Day at the ballpark.
Take me out to the… yoga class?
It doesn’t matter if you’re on the third base line or top deck, going to a Pirates game isn’t just a good time. It’s an essential summer in Pittsburgh activity. But have you ever wondered what the stadium looks like from on the field?
Three words: here’s your chance. Four more words: yoga on the field.
More details? We got ‘em!
Before the Pirates throw their first pitch against the Chicago Cubs, yogis of all levels will take to the outfield for an hourlong session starting at 830 am. Local yoga pros will be on hand to help you find your flow and have a great time doing it.
Grab your ticket to Yoga Day and you’ll receive a free yoga block, a Pirates ballcap, admission to the afternoon game, and $10 in Loaded Value for concessions. Plus, the first 900 people to sign up will also get a free yoga mat!
This one-of-a-kind yoga sesh gives you a chance to limber up waaaayyy before the seventh-inning stretch. Plus, you’ll burn off those unavoidable nachos and popcorn with this invigorating Vinyasa flow.
But spots are limited, so call your friends, grab a mat, and meet us at center field.
When the sun is shining in Pittsburgh, you’ll find us outside.
And we’re hoping for clear skies on Saturday, June 17 because we’re heading to the Plaza at Nova Place for a free outdoor yoga class.
Sweat + celebrate with yoga, juice, tacos, and more
If you remember, we held a contest with UPMC Health Plan during the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. The Steel City Spirit Challenge asked you to support the runners while repping your neighborhood. The entire city turned out big-time, but the North Side had the most spirit. And now, we’re rewarding said spirit handsomely.
We’re teaming up with our friends at UPMC Health Plan for a Fitt-style party complete with a free yoga class on the lawn at Nova Place’s all-new plaza. Local instructors will lead an all-levels yoga flow, followed by fresh juice from Reed & Co, a Provision Pastry from Provision PGH, and Breakfast Taco from El Lugar (two of the restaurant concepts going into the all new Federal Galley). FYI: Reed & Co. will be passing out free samples and selling juice, while El Lugar and Provision PGH will have snacks available to purchase.
Oh, one more thing. Since you’re definitely attending, you might as well arrive early because the first 250 participants will receive a complimentary yoga mat courtesy of UPMC Health Plan.
See you there!
We can hardly think of a better way to end a run than with a cold beer. It seems like brews just taste better when you’ve worked to earn them—especially on a warm summer night.
That’s why we’re so psyched that Fleet Feet Sports is bringing its free Beer Runs back to the streets and breweries of Pittsburgh.
Sweat + sip
Fleet Feet’s Beer Run season kicks off June 13 with a run that starts and ends at Penn Brewery in the North Side’s Deutschtown neighborhood. Choose from a one-, three-, or six-mile route to get your sweat on before you get your sip on.
If you don’t know, Fleet Feet is one of PGH’s top running groups. But that doesn’t mean you have to be fleet of foot to run with them. Everyone is welcome at Fleet Feet’s Beer Runs and their other weekly workouts.
If you want to do more than just the monthly Beer Runs, here’s where you’ll find Fleet Feet each week: The group meets at Jefferson Middle School Track in Mt. Lebanon on Wednesdays at 7pm for a speed training workout. Or you can make your way to the Sunday meetup that departs at 7:30am from various locations around town. Fleet Feet will handle the rest, including mapping out each route and supplying the pre- and post-run hydration.
…like the refreshing brews you’ll be enjoying at the Beer Runs.
A whole summer of fun
The fun doesn’t end with the June Beer Run. Fleet Feet has a whole summer line-up planned for PGH runners. Join the group on July 11 for the Beer & Bonus Hot Dog Run that’ll have you trekking between the two Franktuary locations in Lawrenceville and Market Square.
Go ahead and mark your calendar for these other beer run dates too: July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10. And be sure to check back here for full details on where you’ll be sweating and sipping on those nights.