It’s a brand new year and it’s time for a brand new YOU, right?! If sugar cookies, snicker doodles and spiked egg nog were three of your basic food groups last month, you might be among the millions of Americans who’ve resolved to lose a few pounds this year.

Since at Philly Gives we’re all about giving back while getting healthy, we’ve compiled a list of awesome workout clothing and gear, gym facilities and motivational fitness apps to support your fitness resolutions (and all the companies we feature are committed to supporting great causes!) Ready, set…SWEAT!

1. The GEAR

Chase Infinite Chase Infinite is a fitness apparel company whose mission is to motivate athletes help change lives. Chase Infinite is about more than shirts and motivation – it’s about making people’s lives healthier, better and more fulfilling. Not only are their burnout tanks comfy and sexy, $1 from each shirt sold is donated to a relevant charity such as American Heart Association, Freedom Is Not Free and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We’re obsessed with their “Strong Women Empower Women” tank- and they have some great motivational options for the guys too!

"Strong Women Empower Women" Burnout Tank by Chase Infinite ($26)

“Strong Women Empower Women” Burnout Tank by Chase Infinite ($26)

"Fear Is Useless" T-Shirt by Chase Infinite ($28)

“Fear Is Useless” T-Shirt by Chase Infinite ($28)

YOGiiZA If you haven’t tried on a pair of Yogiiza yoga pants…your world is about to get a lot more zen. This Miami based company makes eco-friendly, organic yoga gear that is so comfortable you just might look forward to working out! And the biggest reason we love this company is that they are huge supporters of a number of charitable organizations, including 305 Yoga Gangsters, an outreach group that teaches yoga to impoverished children, single mothers, prisoners, and other at-risk groups to promote acceptance and self-esteem. They are also committed to increasing environmental awareness through education, an environmentally conscious company culture and activities like beach cleanups. Talk about good karma!

Women's Cropped Leggings by Yogiiza ($75)

Women’s Cropped Leggings by Yogiiza ($75)

2. The GYMS

SWEAT Fitness What if we told you that you could work out for FREE and do something amazing for Philadelphia school teachers at the same time? Well, thanks to the super generous team at SWEAT Fitness, if you bring in a ream of paper to any SWEAT Fitness location January 4th thru February 14th you get to workout for FREE (limit one free workout per person). Paper is the most critical and in-demand classroom supply, and due to continually shrinking budgets, teachers often end up purchasing the paper they need out-of-pocket once their allotment runs out. Find the SWEAT Fitness location nearest you and and help them support Philadelphia teachers throughout the school year!

Bring in 1 ream of paper to any SWEAT Fitness location 1/4-2/14 to workout for free!

Workout for free at SWEAT if you bring in 1 ream of paper!

Weston Fitness Weston Fitness Weston Fitness (1835 Market Street, Philadelphia) just might be one of the most philanthropic fitness facilities in the city. Aside from hosting regular charitable events and rides, the passion and drive to make a positive impact in the local community is a big part of the Weston Fitness business model. Beginning in February, Weston Fitness will request a donation to participate in their monthly Community Class (which is free!), the proceeds from which will benefit a different charity each month! Don’t miss their kick-off  in February– check their list of classes online!

Sign up for a Community Class at Weston Fitness!

Sign up for a Community Class at Weston Fitness!

3. The APPS (i.e., your personalized kick-in-the-butt)

Charity Miles Did you know that you can make a donation to your favorite charity without even opening your wallet?! Thanks to the genius team at Charity Miles and their generous sponsors, you can earn money for hundreds of different charities for every mile you run, walk or bike (or skip, hop, or jump!) It works like this: 1) Download and launch the Charity Miles app; 2) Choose a charity; 3) MOVE! Earn 25 cents for every mile you walk or run and earn 10 cents for every mile you bike up to $1,000,000!

Download the free Charity Miles App and donate to your favorite charity without opening your wallet!

Download the free Charity Miles App and donate to your favorite charity without opening your wallet!

5. stickK Setting goals is easy, but accomplishing those goals can be hard! The team at stickK knows that incentives and accountability are essential in motivating us to follow through on our commitments- and they created the free stickK app to do just that. Users simply enter their goal, set the stakes (the motivation), select a referee (the accountability part), and sign a commitment contract! Because you link your account to your credit card when you set your goal, stickK will charge a charitable donation to your card if (and only IF!) you do not meet your goal. It’s like having a personal trainer and a life coach in your pocket!

If you don't achieve your weight loss or fitness goal, stickK will charge a donation to your credit card.

If you don’t achieve your weight loss or fitness goal, stickK will charge a donation to your credit card.

Now you have the gear, the gym and the apps to make your workouts matter, so… LET’S GET MOVING PHILLY! 🙂

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