Gear Up and Get Active

Summer in Philadelphia means an endless offering of long, sunny days and the perfect time to get out and be active. No matter what your preference, #ShopPenn has everything you need for your fitness quest.
Whether you are a weekend workout warrior or someone looking to get back into the game, there are plenty of options around the Penn campus to help you with any of your fitness goals. So Gear up and get out there!
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Apparel
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226 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dropping into a local box or yoga class? Picking up your tennis racket or heading to the mountains? You can’t do active right without the proper shoes. Natural Shoe Store has what you need with brands like Nike, New Balance and Timberland. This 40th Street shop has been serving the Penn community since 1978 and is known for its friendly service and affordable pricing. 

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Apparel
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3661 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

lululemon is a must stop for any fitness enthusiast and a stylish conduit to improved flexibility, muscle strength and tone, athletic performance, cardio and circulatory health, respiration, energy, and vitality. Looking for a beginner’s Vinyasa flow? Moisture-wicking materials to swear by? A pair of leggings to live in? This is your place. And if you’ve deduced it takes a selection of stylish and stretchy outfits for you to feel warm-up ready…don’t worry; you’re in good company.

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Apparel
Address

3621 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

University City is filled with great trails for running, but before you hit the pavement, make sure you head to Philadelphia Runner. The locally owned and independently operated specialty running company is nothing less than a candy store for runners, with an unrivaled collection of shoes, apparel, and accessories designed to help you get where you want to go. Spend five minutes with a fit specialist and you’ll walk away not only with new insight into your arch height and gait, but also a host of training tips and resources, a standing invitation for weekly group runs, and a half-dozen entry points into a community of people passionate about running, fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle.

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Apparel
Breakfast
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3421 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

With both the beach and the mountains nearby, you have quite the choice of outdoor activities in the summer, including hiking, canoeing, paddle boarding and surfing.  With United By Blue nearby, you will always be geared up for any outdoor venture. This local company was founded with the idea that a successful outdoor brand can do serious conservation work. The company opts to use sustainable materials in their clothes, keeping our oceans, air and soil a little cleaner. And while you stop in to stock up, make sure you fuel up too with an organic beverage or a sandwich at the coffee bar.  

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Penn Park

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Parks
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3000 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Looking for a great place for a walk in the park or a local oasis to burn some energy? Head to Penn Park on the banks of the Schuykill River to enjoy the weather and a great view of Center City. Penn Park is 24 acres of athletic fields and open spaces, where you can play tennis at the 12-court Hamlin Tennis Center, get a pick-up soccer game going on South Field, or wind your way through a system of paths that lead to pedestrian bridges in and out of the university campus.

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