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Best Budget Fitness Classes In Pittsburgh

If the prospect of joining a gym sends chills up your spine or the idea of committing to a long term membership contract is not your style, then check out some of the places on this list. Here are the best budget fitness classes in Pittsburgh.

05/18/2013

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Out In Style: Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats In Pittsburgh

If the wilderness fascinates you but you aren’t too keen on properly roughing it, check out these five places to experience nature without, ahem, substituting leaves for TP. Read on to learn about the best nature reserves, state parks and retreats with lovely accommodations for both the ruffian and pampered soul within us all.

04/20/2013

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Ask An Expert: Best Bike Rides In Pittsburgh

Bob McKinney is a lucky man, you can tell just by speaking to him. His passions include bicycles, the city of Pittsburgh, and the Iron City Bikes shop that he owns and operates in the Oakland area of town. He was gracious enough to share some of his favorite spots around the city to ride.

04/06/2013

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Best Flying Adventures In Pittsburgh

There are a number of ways to experience soaring through air well within the city limits. For those with an adventurous spirit and without a fear of heights, here are the best flying adventures in Pittsburgh.

03/30/2013

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Best Bike Repair In Pittsburgh

Just in time for the spring riding season, here are the best bike repair shops in Pittsburgh.

03/23/2013

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Best Places To See Flowers This Spring In Pittsburgh

Whether it’s wildflowers growing in the city’s parks or the dazzling varieties of flowers that fill the area’s botanical gardens, if it’s the best places to see flowers this spring in Pittsburgh that interests you, then look no further.

03/09/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2013 In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is full of important historical figures, contemporary talented artists and volunteers passionately committed to cause of women’s equality. Celebrate women by taking part in some of these activities around the city.

03/04/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Pittsburgh

While the promise of spring is hopefully close, many Pittsburghers find it best to celebrate winter until “April showers officially give way to May flowers.” Here are the best ways to celebrate the last few weeks of winter in Pittsburgh.

03/02/2013

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Best Honeymoon Suites In Pittsburgh

For Lovers, February 14th is best spent in the confines of swanky upscale honeymoon suite. Here are the best the city has to offer.

02/09/2013

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Best Running Clubs in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a bustling city with many modes of transportation, hobbies and sport options, and running falls into all three categories. Focusing not only on fitness and being green, running is a social lifestyle. Whether solo or as part of a larger group, running clubs have become increasingly popular in Pittsburgh. These are five of the cities best.

01/19/2013

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Best Kettle Bell Workouts In Pittsburgh

Originally, the kettlebell was used as a counterweight for scaling produce in Russian farmers markets. Today it is an integral part of one of the most effective, high-intensity workouts around the world. Essentially a cannonball fitted with a tea kettle-like handle, kettlebells are available in weights that range from 10 to 100 pounds. The kettlebell workout is gaining widespread popularity because it works the entire body as opposed to targeting individual muscle groups. This fact makes the workout relatively short, about 20 to 30 minutes, and amazingly effective. The results are visible almost immediately, and to progress in your workout, you need only to increase the weight of your kettlebell. Here are some of the best kettlebell workouts in Pittsburgh for anyone looking to get a jump start on physical fitness in the coming year.

01/05/2013

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Winter Driving Tips For Pittsburgh

Freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow are two of three ingredients inherent to an early winter fender bender. The third, of course, is an inattentive driver who’s forgotten to alter key driving habits after the season’s first snowfall. At the crest of a hill the driver, realizing that traffic has come to an unexpected halt, presses a foot hard to the brake. The ABS whines as the wheels lock and the car, now headed downhill, slides head-on into traffic. It happens all too often this time of year, but with a little bit of preparation and routine maintenance it can be avoided. Pay close attention to these winter driving tips, they may just prevent that unexpected first-snowfall collision.

12/29/2012

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Guide To Ice Climbing Near Pittsburgh

Ice climbing or mountaineering is a specialized form of mountain climbing, and its popularity among extreme athletes is at an all-time high. For those interested in ice climbing, start here.

12/15/2012

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Best Holiday Escapes Near Pittsburgh

Celebrate this winter with your own mini-vacation at one the area’s nearby holiday hotspots.

12/08/2012

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Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Pittsburgh

The malls are crowded, the roads are icy and the list of things to do is never ending. Tack on traveling and it can get even harder. A simple trip to the market for eggnog in a travel destination city requires more than a little hoop jumping during the holidays. Wherever your travels take you this year, use this simple list to make it all just a little bit easier.

11/24/2012

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