It has sort of felt like June for a full month already, but now we’re gonna do it for real, okay? Because when it comes to health and fitness in Pittsburgh, June is on point.
From a bike-running-barre triathlon to runs through Kennywood and Sandcastle—and ALL of the outdoor yoga—the sun never sets on healthy happenings in June.
Breakfast + Rave = BRAVE
Yoga, dancing, and healthy eats? Count us in! Kick off your Saturday with a morning breakfast rave at Spirit. The “Brave” is a trifecta of fun offering yoga at 9am, a dance party at 10am, and an all-you-can-eat brunch complete with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats from noon-3pm.
Yoga in the Square
Don’t plan anything for Sunday mornings in the summer; you have plans. Yoga in the Square returns for another beautiful, eye- and hip-opening flow in downtown’s Market Square. Pittsburgh's yoga community will be out in full-force every Sunday from May 28 - September 24 (except Labor Day). Brunch afterward?
Yoga on the Farm @ Simmons Farm
An afternoon on the farm can be relaxing. Escape the city. Stop to smell the roses. Yeah, we could get used to that. Now imagine a yoga class in a field amongst rows of flowers at Simmons Farm. That’s next-level tranquility. Unwind from your practice by cutting your own flowers for the road.
ASCEND Grand Opening
It has been a long time coming, but ASCEND is finally having its Grand Opening Party! Expect games, competitions, and activities. Food trucks and local brews will be on-hand (and in-hand) too. And, of course, there will be climbing!
Yoga at the Ranch
Ales & Oms @ Mindful Brewing
Join Yoga Flow at one of Pittsburgh’s newest breweries—Mindful Brewing in Castle Shannon—for a 45-minute flow set to music inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy. Expect a lighthearted practice and a 13oz. beer waiting for you at the end.
Runners Night @ PNC Park
Second only in importance to Pup Nights at PNC Park, Runners Night celebrates the running community in Western PA. Presented by Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh, runners will get discounted tickets, get to visit the runner’s central on Federal Street before the game, and have a chance to run the bases after the game!
One WHIRL Yoga Festival + Healthy Living Expo
If you dream of doing yoga all so, 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.
Night Nation Run
If you don’t think music festivals are active enough for your tastes, why not take on the Night Nation Run? Yes, it’s back again and packed with all the neon, glow sticks, live DJs, selfie booths, and EDM music you’ve come to know and love. The run+party goes down in and around Stage AE on the North Shore.
Don’t miss the Liberty Mile; it goes by in a flash. For some, this race takes under four minutes (these are the pros). But for us normals, we get to enjoy our time sprinting down two of Pittsburgh’s busiest streets: Penn and, of course, Liberty. The course is super flat too, so get ready to fly!
Open Streets PGH
Attention! This is your last chance to experience Open Streets in 2017. The roads are closed to cars so we can run, bike, dance, and do yoga in the streets. July's route includes 3.5 miles from Downtown to Lawrenceville. So bust out your bike, running shoes, roller blades (oh yeah!), whatever, and get outside for this awesome event.
Red Bull Flugtag
The Red Bull Flugtag is pretty famous. If you don’t know it, you need to head down to the Three Rivers Regatta this year. There, you’ll witness 40 different local teams launch themselves off a 22-foot high flight deck in homemade flying contraptions. The winning team will have traveled the furthest in the air before splashing down in the river.
Ragnar Trail Appalachians
This summer, Ragnar Trail Appalachians is going down at Big Bear Lake Camplands in West Virginia, about two hours from PGH. There, you’ll get to run wild on single-track trails of WV with eight of your friends over two days. Rest up at base camp in the Ragnar Village — basically, a tent village filled with fellow runners, bonfires, and endless s’mores.