Consider yourself a blank canvas on which to splatter the picture of good health.
Chisel with Care
Bike sharing officially rolls into Philly next year (thanks, Mayor Nutter). Prep for public displays of pedal pumping at Body Cycle Studio, where the first class is free. Want buns like “David”? Sign up for Shoshana Katz’s Kickin’ It to 2013 rear-restoration class (January 18, 7:45 p.m.). Show up in sparkly gear; stay after for well-deserved bubbly.
Let your competitive freak flag fly with Philadelphia Sports Network winter leagues (softball, bowling, kickball, salsa). Today’s your last chance to sign up (solo or with a crew) for the seven- and eight-week sessions that include refs and schwag. Game-day locations vary but are within walking distance of Center City.
Dissolve the residue of last year’s worries with a winter retreat package at Spa Terme di Aroma. Book a body massage and aromatic scalp treatment for $110 through January 31 for essential oil treatments and postrub hot cider.
Let the professionals zap unruly areas with high-tech VelaShape. The treatment employs radio frequencies to diminish dimply areas (thighs, booty) and costs $150 per session (regularly $200) through February 28 at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa.
Better than Glaze
Give it up for local juice guru Erika Ianoale-Arters, then give in to Pangaea Earth Foods. Her cleansing collection of cold-pressed, organic juices and smoothies (sixteen-ouncers, $9-$10) are available only in Philly; flavors vary with the season. Convince three, five, or eight friends to join for a day, week, or month and score up to 20 percent off. To order, call 610-888-9213. Pickup locations include Mi Cumbia and Medical Tower Building lobby (255 South 17th Street).
Hold the patty for HipCityVeg’s plant-based menu. Specials such as corn chowder, quinoa chili, and vegan hot chocolate with coconut whipped cream are like a blanket for your belly.
And easily beat that bowl of fruit.
Photos: Courtesy of Body Cycle Studio; Courtesy of Terme di Aroma