Northern Liberties Announces Free Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Festival on N. 2nd Street

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Feature photo: Tula Yoga & Wellness

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District announces the launch of its inaugural Fitness & Wellness Fair on Sunday, September 26, 2021. This free event will see the closure of the 700 block of  N 2nd St from Noon to 5:00pm for an open-air fair that focuses on the many yoga, fitness, skincare, and self-care businesses in Northern Liberties. Attendees can expect free classes, demonstrations, and meet-and-greets to learn more about area business offerings. All are welcome to attend this free event on the 700 block of N 2nd St in Northern Liberties (between Fairmoint and Brown). A very early list of participating businesses include Tuck Barre & Yoga NoLibs, AFC Urgent Care, Random Tea Room, Orange Theory, The Children’s Tooth Spa, Konect and many others. Visit explorenorthernliberties.org for a full line up and additional details.

“In these stressful times, taking care of your mind and body is more important than ever,” said  NLBID Executive Director Kristine Kennedy. “We are excited to showcase all the amazing health and wellness options that Northern Liberties has to offer! This new spacious and outdoor fitness festival is free and open to everyone. Northern Liberties is fortunate to have a ton of wonderful health and wellness-based businesses, covering everything from fitness to skin care to pediatric dental services and urgent care. We want to showcase and introduce these businesses to our local neighbors, as well as visitors from across the city.”

All are welcome to attend this free event on the 700 block of N 2nd St in Northern Liberties (between Fairmoint and Brown). The growing schedule of events and demos as part of this first-time festival are as follows: 

12:30pm:  Midday Yoga Kickoff with Tula Yoga & Wellness
Center yourself in the middle of the day and start your afternoon off right with some restorative and relaxing yoga.  All skill levels welcome and BYO Mat.

1:30pm:  Basics of Boxing with Maleek Jackson Fitness Boxing Gym
Channel your inner Rocky Balboa and get your heart pumping with this jam-packed mini-cardio session featuring the fundamentals of boxing.

2:00pm:  Somatic Cooldowns with fortysevenstyle
Cooling down after an intense workout is sometimes just as (if not more!) important as said workout!  Learn how to optimize your post-workout recovery through different breathing and movement techniques.

2:30pm:  Immunonutrients and Probiotics with AFC Urgent Care
While most of us reach for the supplement bottle, we often forget we can attain these important nutrients from our food choices, too! Jessica DeLuise, PA-C of AFC Urgent Care will review some common supplement choices people are making for immunity and share the corresponding food sources and ideas for using them.

3:00pm:  Herbal Relaxation Therapy with The Random Tea Room
Need to double check on this one

3:15pm:  Cavity Prevention 101 with The Children’s Tooth Spa
Dr. Jenny Pinero explains two simple, yet extremely effective ways of preventing up to 80% of cavities in both children and adult teeth.

3:30pm:  Butt Stuff Barre with Tuck Barre & Yoga
Transformative workouts don’t have to be high impact to get results.  Kick things into high gear with Barre, a low-impact, full body workout featuring a serious booty burn! BYO mat

Additionally, exhibits and booths will include 
The Random Tea Room will have thoughtful gifts for tea lovers and casual drinkers such as refillable tea tins which can be refilled at a discount in their shop at 713 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Random will also showcase their new line of compostable trial sized bags that are equipped with all the brewing instructions needed to make the perfect cuppa. For refreshments, they will be selling frozen tea pops and several iced tea varieties. Two styles of the delicious and nutritious pops have golden sea moss as an ingredient and can provide 92 of the 110 nutrients that the body needs.

Orange Theory will offer two free classes to new sign ups, plus they will give away water bottles and light snacks and refreshments.  Orangetheory is a heart-rate based HIIT total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. They are located in the Piazza at 1050 N. Hancock, suite #58.

Meet and greet the instructors at Tuck Barre and Yoga (1100 N. Front Street) while picking up a free goody bag. They will also host a free 45 minute barre class (bring your own mat) at (fill in time frame).

Health and wellness means great oral hygiene too! Brand new to Northern Liberties, The Children’s Tooth Spa will be handing out toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste in a bag with a balloon for the kid. Practice owner Dr. Jenny and her colleague Dr. Wu will be speaking on the benefits of fluoride and sealants, and talk about how they can be combined to prevent 80% of cavities.

The neighborhood’s health heroes at AFC Urgent Care will host a booth where festival goers can discover how affordable and convenient great health care can be – right in our neighborhood! Their team will share the most current update on COVID-19 testing, vaccines and best practices, plus they will have great recyclable shopping bags to give out. They will offer a demo on eating healthy and share heart disease prevention tips. American Family Care Urgent Care is conveniently located at 180 W Girard in Northern Liberties next to the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store. Their friendly and accommodating staff takes a patient-centered approach to your healthcare needs. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.afcurgentcarenolibs.com. They also take walk-ins as well.

Konect, a state-of-the-art health, wellness, and recovery studio, will be on hand to introduce themselves to Northern Liberties as a new business. They offer Chiropractic, Cryotherapy, Infrared Sauna, and IV Therapy services designed around an individual’s needs to help people feel better, move better, and live better.

The full list of vendors, as of now, follows: 
AFC Urgent Care
Athleta
Binto
Damn That Kale Look Good
fortysevenstyle
Excel Physical Therapy
In Between the Lines
Jrp Juicery
konect
Maleek Jackson Fitness Boxing Gym
Nirvana Health & Beauty
Orangetheory Fitness
Sculpere
The Children’s Tooth Spa
The Random Tea Room
Tuck Barre & Yoga
Tula Yoga & Wellness
Giant
Kelos Physical Therapy
Warhorse Barbell Club

Tula Yoga & Wellness Owner Carly Markowitz, one of the event volunteers, said she has been  looking forward to this inaugural event celebrating her passion. ”We are excited to convene with other businesses in the wellness community and come together to promote wellness and health for our neighbors. We’ll be offering a few complimentary all-levels yoga classes to showcase our exemplary teaching staff. This is a great way to introduce ourselves to members of the community who might not be that familiar with us.”

For more information, see explorenorthernliberties.org.  

ABOUT NORTHERN LIBERTIES BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Northern Liberties Business Improvement District was formed in 2018 to provide supplements to the municipal services of the City of Philadelphia; maintain a safe, clean and vibrant commercial district for the benefit of the residents, users, and owners within  the district, and to citizens of Philadelphia and the region; to create opportunities for the business and residential communities to come together to make improvements to the district; and develop and implement programs and services that ensure that Northern Liberties continues to be a desirable place to live, work, shop, invest and visit. For more information, see explorenorthernliberties.org.

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