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Eat. Train. Run. The Cedars House is a cafe, running hub, and personal training center at the start of Forbidden Drive in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Meet the Coaches! Saturday, May 8th 8 am - Noon

Saturday May 8th, 8 a.m. to noon
Meet the Coaches Open House at the Cedars House
Forbidden Drive @ Northwestern Avenue
Fairmount Park

Classes beginning May 15th:
Running Basics with Coach Larkin

Sundays @ 9 am 8 weeks $160
This class will introduce key workouts that can make you a better runner--workouts include Yasso Intervals, Tempo Runs, Hills, Fartleks, Progression Runs, and Track Sessions. Improve your knowledge and performance with this introductory course.

Conquering the Marathon with Coach Larkin
Saturdays @ 8 am 12 weeks $240

Introductory class for first-time marathoners. Class will focus on planning, long runs, workouts, and race-day tips to get you to the finish line in your first marathon.

Trail Running for Women with Coach Eisenstein
Tuesdays @ 10 am 4 weeks $75

Each week, your coach will lead you on a different trail through the Wissahickon Park. The class will help you gain comfort in the woods while focusing on trail running techniques.

Couch to trail: beginners' running class! with Coach Lopata
Thursdays at 7 pm 6 weeks $100 (includes June 25th Cedars House 5K registration)

Tired of talking about running and not actually doing it? We will start with some basic walking and running intervals and train you to finish your first 5K! Only requirements: running sneakers and motivation!

And more . . .

Outdoor group fitness and drop-in runs also starting soon!

Grand Opening 5K- Friday evening, June 25
Grand Opening Specials: Saturday, June 26

For more information or to register, check our website:
Call 215-285-5431 or e-mail

On-line registration coming soon!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Construction Begins!

The first Monday in April brought beautiful sunshine and a new beginning for the Cedars House!

Here is what we know about the history of the Cedars House website as per the Fairmount Park's website:
"This simple frame and stucco building was built in the late nineteenth century as a residence for the famous Andorra Nursery. Located along Forbidden Drive near Northwestern Avenue it helps tell the story of Andorra Nursery - a huge nursery operation that has since disappeared from the Wissahickon landscape."

Here is what we know about the future of the Cedars House:
It will bring new life and vibrancy to the entrance of Fairmount Park. Runners, walkers, hikers, bikers, diners, recreationalists (I think I made that one up!) will all soon be able to share its services!

Let's remember the past and celebrate the future of this quaint Fairmount Park property! Stop by and say 'hello' as we restore this historic gem!

Fitness tip for the moment: The sun is out and temperatures are rising. Don't forget to hydrate!