The Pulse: Must-Attend November and December Wellness Events
These activities will keep you fit and focused this holiday season.
Led by NBC10 anchor Tracy Davidson and motivational speaker Jen Croneberger, Lifting Your V.O.I.C.E. is full-day women’s retreat focused on confidence building, creating positivity and finding your power. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $97
White Manor Country Club, 831 Providence Road, Malvern
Crossfit kings will be crowned at the Bro-Down Throwdown. A competition for teams of two, the event features RX and scaled divisions for people of different experience levels. Cash prizes and swag bags will be awarded to the top teams—and there will be a prize for best beard or facial hair.
8 a.m-4 p.m.
CrossFit King of Prussia, 200 DeKalb St., Bridgeport
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Help Hope Live coordinates fundraisers to help patients pay their unpaid medical bills. This year, the Radnor nonprofit’s 12th annual Seven Summits Therapy 5K Turkey Trot and Children’s Fun Run benefits Boden Miller, a 14-year-old Devon resident who suffered a spinal cord injury in August 2019.
8:45 a.m., 5K $25, fun run $5
Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne
Get your chi moving with a post-Thanksgiving restorative yoga workshop. Judy Curiel, Ph.D., an expert in gentle yoga, shows how this meditative practice decreases chronic pain, insomnia and anxiety. Perfect for beginners, the workshop incorporates bolsters, blocks and other props.
Brandywine Yoga, 842 E. Street Road, West Chester
It’s BYOD for Hiking, Hounds & Hot Chocolate, a wintery trek through the scenic meadows of Natural Lands’ Hildacy Preserve. Bring your own dog or “rent” an adoptable dog from Providence Animal Center. Registration fee includes a Providence Animal Center knit hat, plus hot cocoa and cookies at the end of the hike.
Natural Lands' Hildacy Preserve, 1-3 p.m., $30-$50
1031 Palmers Mill Road, Media
Join Jenkins Arboretum patrons for the Winter Luminary Walk, and get some brisk exercise along light-filled paths decorated for the holidays. Bites and beer provided by La Cabra Brewing.
Jenkins Arboretum, 5-8 p.m., free, food and drink sold separately
631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon
Get steamy with your boo at Couples Night Out! Cooking in the Raw, a healthy demo-and-dinner made entirely of vegetarian and uncooked foods. Butternut squash soup, veggie burritos, rainbow coleslaw and banana-berry pudding are a few of the menu items that satisfy the body, mind and soul.
$75 per person, BYOB.
Body X, 22 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr