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Tag - Pittsburgh

5 Unique Pittsburgh Running Spots

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Humans are creatures of habit, and plenty of runners are perfectly happy striding through familiar territory. But variety is the spice of life, so it may not be long until your thirst for adventure becomes unbearable! Luckily, Pittsburgh’s got you covered. With almost 100 beautiful neighborhoods to choose from, it’s easy to mix things up with a run through a new trail, vista, or community. Check out some of our favorites! Squirrel Hill If you haven’t…

5 Pittsburgh 5ks You Need to Run This Fall

You’ve braved the heat all summer, sweating buckets to log your weekly mileage. You bought new shoes for the new season, and now you’re dying to see all the hard work pay off. Luckily for you, fall in Pittsburgh is not only beautiful, but it is also a great time to challenge yourself with countless local races! As the leaves are falling, cut serious time off of your personal best by running some of these great Pittsburgh 5ks. Richard S.…

Why You Should Get Excited for OpenStreetsPGH

Last month at the OpenStreetsPGH inaugural event, over 15,000 Pittsburghers came out to play on Penn Avenue and Butler Street. The city was alive with people cycling, dancing, running, hula hooping and unicycling. This movement transforms 3.5 miles of roads into a car-free, city-wide playground spanning from Lawrenceville to Market Square, inviting everyone to get moving on one big open street. It’s a truly unique occasion, with the intention of making Pittsburgh a healthier, happier place to live. Car-Free Travel…

5 Reasons We Love Pittsburgh Bike Share

Photo courtesy BikePGH If you’ve been out and about around the city these past few weeks, you’ve probably seen these stations popping up all over town. No, those aren’t confetti cannons -- they’re Healthy Ride stations! Healthy Ride is Pittsburgh’s new bike sharing program. With 50 stations and over 500 bikes available for short-term rental throughout the city, Pittsburgh has become one of many cities embracing this new active model of public transportation. We couldn’t be more excited about it,…

Take a Hike: How and Where to Hike Pittsburgh

Next to fishing and making s'mores around a crackling fire, it's hard to imagine a more iconic camping activity than hiking. Right now, in the crux of spring and early summer, it is the perfect time to explore the magnificent beauty of the great outdoors. The rolling hills and mountains around Pittsburgh make our region the ideal setting for hiking. Exploring nature on foot is rewarding on its own, but the benefits of hiking go beyond seeing beautiful sights. Hiking…

Stay Active in Pittsburgh this Spring

Spring has arrived in Pittsburgh! This season is a wonderful time to rid yourself of cabin fever and exercise outdoors. While the gym can serve you well on the inevitable rainy days to come, many studies suggest there are benefits to exercising outdoors that you cannot replicate inside. Take advantage of the warm weather and try all of these fantastic ways to stay active in the Steel City this spring. Hiking Hiking is a fantastic cardiovascular workout. The beautiful rolling…

Get on Your Feet: Be a Tourist at Home

Pittsburgh is a city filled with history, and with so many people moving here from out of town these days, many residents don’t know much about its past and role in American history. There are many “big tourist attractions” that we love seeing when our friends come to visit and when they don’t! The following are some of our  favorites for good fitness year round. Ice Skating at PPG ‘Tis the season for ice skating around the Christmas tree at…

Celebrating an Honor and Looking Ahead

Pittsburgh is rapidly becoming a hotbed for the biomedical sciences and innovation--there’s a reason why some of the world’s most novel medical solutions come out of Western PA and that the President continues to make Pittsburgh a stop on his nationwide tech tours. Pittsburgh is packed with great science and business minds--and that’s just one reason we're thrilled that our CEO and founder, Kelly Collier, has been named the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Small…