Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Kickoff Training Run
Jump-start your training with the annual DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Kick-off Training Run. It’s a full morning of fitness, friends, fun, food, and free stuff! Choose a distance (four, six, or eight miles) and then hang around for giveaways from favorites like NuGo, Brooks, Honey Stinger, GNC, UPMC Sports Medicine, and, of course, DICK’S!
Yoga & Music
Flow to live string music at the Carnegie Museum of Art! Thursday Yoga at the museum kicks off in 2018 with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra! You can drop in for only ten bucks (five for students and eight for members), but classes are first come, first served, so get there early!
#PowerThroughCancer Cardio Lab
The third in installment of Union Fitness's Power Through Cancer series returns home to UF for a workout in their Cardio Lab. You'll have three opportunities—9am, 10am, and 11am—to sweat it out with all the rower, SkiErg, and stationary bike you can handle. It's $15 for a drop-in to support the cause, and cash donations are graciously accepted.
Make Your Own Kombucha @ Tupelo Honey Teas
Been wanting to learn how to make your own kombucha but freaked out by the SCOBY? Let Red Star Kombucha and Tupelo Honey Teas walk you through the process during a free workshop at Tupelo’s Millvale shop. Just bring a gallon jar and they’ll provide the rest!
7th Annual Pittsburgh Yoga Expo
Seven years running, the Pittsburgh Yoga Expo is a day to celebrate wellness and mindfulness in Pittsburgh. Enjoy workshops, raffles, and special deals from local yoga studios. It all goes down at the Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip.
Winter Wellness January
Recharge and renew at Carnegie Museum of Art's Winter Wellness event. Choose from yoga, meditation, barre, and dance classes to build your perfect day. Plus, your ticket includes access to a DIY spa lounge with facial masks, lotion aromatherapy, and meditation cards—AND free admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History so you can explore once the event concludes.
East End Brewing Beer Belly Yoga
Lay out your mat in the taproom at East End Brewing for a 45-minute class led by the folks at I Am Yoga in Squirrel Hill. Your 25 bucks will also score you a cool EEBC beer glass (they’ll fill it with beer, too), plus a voucher for another free class at I Am Yoga. All levels—and all bellies—are welcome.
Southside Slopes 5k Tour
Work your legs with some uphill running through the South Side Slopes before working your arms with some climbing at ASCEND. You'll start with some climbs, traverse some of the neighborhood's city steps, find some old inclines, and end at ASCEND. There, you'll have the option to get 50% off of a pass for the rest of the day. Don’t be intimidated—the run will be at a casual pace—all levels are welcome!
Brunch n’ Burn
Grab your friends for a full day of fitness! UPMC is hosting this fit and fun day at Tequila Cowboy in the North Shore. Choose one (or several!) of the classes that day—from cycling with 6ycle to yoga with SWEAT. Then stick around for brunch apps and deals on your favorite brunch bevs.
Bieber and Bubbles
Calling all Beliebers! We’ve got some yoga for you! This playful 75-minute flow at Amazing Yoga’s Shadyside studio will be set to your favorite Bieber tunes. Hang around after class and pop some bubbly with your fellow yogis!
Yoga for Hungry Hippo’s Pet Food Pantry at Petagogy Shadyside
Head to Petagogy Shadyside for a 60-minute, all-levels Vinyasa yoga class taught by the folks at I Am Yoga Squirrel Hill. A ten dollar donation gets you in and benefits Hungry Hippo’s Pet Pantry, which provides high-quality, nutritious pet food to families in need in the Greater Pittsburgh region. As a bonus, you’ll snag a five dollar coupon for your next Petagogy purchase!
Cupid's Chase 5k
Help make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities while also getting in a cool 3.1 miles by participating in the annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. Bundle up, guys. We’ll see you at PNC Park!
Cupid’s Undie Run
Strip down to your skivvies and head to the North Shore to run for a good cause! That’s right — it’s Cupid’s Undie Run, and it’s not so much about the run (only about a mile-ish) as it is about having fun while raising money to help find a cure to neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children born.
Galentine’s Day Yoga at Heinz History Center
Valentine’s Day? Nope, this is GALentine’s day. Head to the History Center with your best gal pals for a 60-minute all-levels flow with Sarah Reed-Lieb of Pittsburgh Yoga Events. After class, enjoy a glass of prosecco, warm chocolate chip cookies, and after-hours access to the exhibits. Festive attire is highly encouraged!
Friday Night Live
Get your heart rate up and support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with TWO back-to-back workouts! Get your heart pumping with a 45-minute open floor workout hosted by Kam Niskach, founder of Kam Jamz Fitness, and then hop in the saddle for a 45-minute indoor cycling circuit workout hosted by Ken Presutti. All proceeds help to fund the fight against cancer.
Race to Anyplace
It’s that time of year—the 18th annual Race to Anyplace is happening at Heinz Field! Grab a team of 12 friends for this six-hour stationary bike race. You’ll ride in 15-minute heats and commit to raising at least $750 per team (don’t worry—that’s only 63 bucks per person). The event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society—sweat it out to save lives!
Bend, Brunch, and Brews at Spoonwood Brewing
No need to decide between yoga class or brunch and a beer — Pure Power Yoga and Spoonwood Brewing Company are teaming up to bring you all three. Your ticket gets you 75 minutes of Vinyasa yoga, your choice of three brunch options, and a beer flight tasting of three different beers. How’s that for a Sunday Funday?!
Retreat to the Mountains
Need to get out of town for some chill time? Join Kate Clingan and Sarah Reed-Lieb of Pittsburgh Yoga Events for a weekend Vinyasa yoga retreat at Stonewall Resort — a quick two-hour drive from the Burgh. The weekend will include four full yoga practices, a mini yoga workshop, Friday night bedtime yoga, and a morning meditation session.
GoRuck Tough and Light
GoRuck was founded by accomplished military vet Jason McCarthy, who aims to build a bridge between military and civilian worlds. One way he does it: The GoRuck Challenge. Load up a backpack with weights, water, and an American flag prepared for a challenge. Pick your challenge— newbies can try out the Light and experienced ruckers can take on the Tough!
CycleGiving Ride with CycleBar Robinson
Who doesn’t love sweating for a good cause? Get a 45-minute ride in the CycleTheatre at CycleBar Robinson and the cost of your ride goes straight to Dress for Success Pittsburgh! You’ll need to reserve a spot, but no need to have your own shoes; they’ll hook you up with a pair!
On the radar
The Pittsburgh Marathon - May
Where you're tackling 13.1 or 26.2 miles, crossing the finish line at this annual race will earn you Runner of Steel status. Typically held during the first weekend of May, the entire city comes together to cheer on the competitors and celebrate the Burgh. Happy training!
Yoga in the Square - May
It’s baaaccckkk! Join hundreds of yogis in Pittsburgh’s charming Market Square for hour-long yoga classes all summer long every Sunday, May-September. The square will be hopping, and the Vinyasas will be flowing. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
OpenStreetsPGH - Summer
Imagine busy streets around Pittsburgh with no cars on them. Now picture people in the streets doing anything from running and walking to biking and dancing. That's OpenStreetsPGH, and it’s back for another summer of car-free outdoor fun.
The Liberty Mile - July
If you're a speed demon, the Liberty Mile is right up your alley. Well, not an alley per se, but the main streets of downtown PGH! Every July, runners fly down Penn Ave., race around the convention center, and back to Liberty Ave. in both competitive and relaxed one-mile events.
Ragnar Trail Appalachians - August
Come August, this off-road race and festival is going down at Big Bear Lake Camplands in West Virginia, about 40 minutes south of Ohiopyle (two hours from PGH). There, you’ll get to run wild over those fabled country roads (read: single-tracks) of WV. So, start assembling your team; decorate your tent, and break in your trail sneaks!