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City Avenue workout: Office lunch bunch opts for push ups alfresco

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Ryan Broderick and Nick Fortune of EXOS MediFit are leading office workers in daytime workout sessions in a new program sponsored by the City Special Services District. 



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More than a dozen people took advantage of the opportunity to participate in a free 45-minute lunchtime outdoor fitness program in Bala Cynwyd, ignoring last week’s 90-plus degree noontime temperatures.


Geared for residents and business professionals, the Aug. 11 fitness session was the first of four planned for a grassy area between One Bala Plaza and Three Bala Plaza, off of City Avenue. The sessions are set for every other Thursday, with the remaining planned Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. The session is being sponsored by the City Avenue Special Services District which serves the area along City Avenue from the Schuylkill Expressway to East Wynnewood Road and covers both Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township.

“We created the Fitness Series as another way to engage those who live and work in the City Ave. District,” Terrence Foley, President & CEO of the City Ave District, said in a statement. “It offers the opportunity for our community to get motivated and get out and about in the district, without the stress of cost or lack of support.”

The boot camp sessions are being taught by certified instructors Ryan Broderick and Nick Fortune of EXOS MediFit. Thousands of people work in the large office buildings in the area and officials say they want to show what the area has to offer.


“We’re trying to do more programming to get people out in the district,” Foley said.


He added that there will soon be more outdoor space in the area with added furniture and lighting. Although the date is not certain, a happy hour is in the planning stages for this space that is being created between the Sacks Fifth Avenue store and the Two Bala office building.


“We want people to take advantage of things that are offered in the district as they come onboard,” Foley said. “We have a lot of new things coming in.”


For more information and to register for City Ave BOOTCAMP go to cityave.org. Sponsorship and support for City Ave BOOTCAMP are provided by Philadelphia Insurance Companies.


Full Story Thanks to Main Line Media News. 


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