For Auld Lang Syne, My Dear

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklersWelcome, welcome 2014! The New Year is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. We couldn’t be more excited to start off a new year with our manager, coaching staff and team for a brand new baseball season. Here’s to health, happiness and a prosperous start to this beauty of a year!

The New Year subsequently means New Year’s resolutions. These go way back, we’re talking Babylonians and Romans, people. Let’s keep the tradition going and make some now – new year means a new you! Now, if you’re like most Americans, you’re either starting off with a bang, off the wagon already or still thinking of what yours might be. If you’re still forming them or need to reboot your resolve, today is your lucky day – we have a couple ideas that will help bring you to a better you this year.

New Year, New You

So, now that the holidays are officially over, the “best time of the year” may have left you with some ill-fitting pants from one too many cookies, glasses of egg nog, etc. This predicament ultimately leads to wearing stretch pants over the course of the winter months. What better time to get started on the very popular resolution of losing weight and getting fit than right now?

SavetheDate5k2014Join the movement to get moving! Check out Phillies Phitness, presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation, for tips to get you started and get into gear in 2014. Stretching, working out and eating healthy like a professional athlete sounds like a pretty awesome way to get fit, right? If you’re a physical education teacher, sign up for the program while you’re visiting the site and get your students involved too!

If you need a little more motivation, sometimes it’s helpful to work toward a fitness goal like running in an organized race. The Phillies thought of that too and are holding the 4th annual Phillies Charities 5K at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, March 22nd! Registration opens on Monday, January 13th at 9:00 a.m. on phillies.com. The event has sold out in year’s past so make sure you sign up early to ensure your spot!

Lace up those sneakers and get going!

VacationsResolve That Stress

All the yoga and deep breathing in the world just isn’t cutting it and you need to resolve to reduce stress in your life?

How does a nice getaway sound? We know, it sounds great. The big question: Where should your destination be? Well, come along with Phillies Vacations for Spring Training in Clearwater and then all over the US during the regular season! We love a good road trip.

Phanatic Bright House

Close your eyes – after you finish reading this blog post, of course – and imagine yourself on Clearwater Beach, catching some rays while laying on the white sand before you head over to Bright House Field to see the Phillies play and then hit up the Tiki Bar postgame. Sounds good, we know. If you haven’t been to spring training, you need to go – it’s an all-around good time. But don’t take our word for it – go book your trip to get on your way to relaxation and sunshine.

But you’re the travelling, adventure type, aren’t you? De-stressing to you means exploring a new city. We have you covered on this one too. Ever been on a Phillies’ road trip? No? Get ready to pack your bags and head to San Francisco with Greg “The Bull” Luzinski and Scott Palmer along with fellow Phillies fans to see the Fightins play at AT&T Park.

Scott, Bull and young fan in LA seats 2013

Grab some garlic fries while you’re at the park too – so delicious. Remember to bring your camera for the excursion to Alcatraz where the ferry ride gives you bonus views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Really, the views all over San Francisco are truly breathtaking, especially from your seats watching a Phils win!

The Phillies also head to the city that never sleeps, good old NYC, as well as the place where french fries are a salad topping aka Pittsburgh in 2014, bringing all the excitement the Big Apple has to offer and the Steel City in all its splendor. Side note: The Pirates home turf is known as having one of the most beautiful ballpark views in all of Major League Baseball – aside from CBP, obviously. So head over to phillies.com to get all the info and book your trip today! Space is limited so resolve to quit procrastinating while you’re at it and do it immediately. Seriously, don’t miss out.

We do hope you’ll give these resolutions a try. You’ll feel better doing it and being a brand new you this year, we promise!

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