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There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

My good friends  Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston are hosting their second annual Ride to Provide charity bike event on Saturday April 23rd.  Washington Redskins, Anthony Armstrong and Rocky McIntosh,  former teammates Antwaan Randle El  and Derrick Dockery are also biking to support the cause!

DC Running Club To Host Several Charity Running Events This Spring

DC Running Club To Host Several Charity Running Events This Spring

This story comes to us from John Brathwaite:

(Washington, D.C.) - If you love running and want to do something good for a good cause, then you can register for one of the many fun road running events The DC Running Club (DCRC) is scheduled to host this spring.

Founded in 2008, The DC Running Club is non-profit organization dedicated to engaging communities within DC, MD and VA of all ages to achieve fitness through walking and running. Our strategic focus and determination will propel The DC Running Club into one of the premier running organizations in the USA. 

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

What is your idea of a perfect spring day? Sipping vino on the Potomac? Sightseeing with map in hand at historic landmarks? Riding adrenaline-pulsing roller coasters? All of these are available here in the mid-Atlantic region within an hour (or two) from home. Decide what mood you're in, fill 'er up and hit the road with a friend, alone or with the whole family in tow.

IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURE

The Washington Mystics and INOVA Health System Team Up

The Washington Mystics and INOVA Health System Team Up

Today INOVA Health System and the Washington Mystics held a press event to announce their strategic partnership and to unveil the new uniforms of the Mystics, which display the INOVA Health System logo.   

“As partners, the Mystics serve as role models,” said Mark Stauder, President and COO of INOVA Health System. As partners, the two organizations hope to address issues such as child obesity and women’s health issues. In today’s announcement it was stressed that INOVA Health Systems and the Washington Mystics both share the same commitment to serve the community.

“This is an incredible moment in our history,” said Janell Hoffman, Board Member and Nurse Leader for INOVA Loudoun Hospital. Watch the video to see the unveiling of the new uniforms.

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

So Where Do Those Verizon Center Leftover Concessions Actually Go? D.C. Central Kitchen

So Where Do Those Verizon Center Leftover Concessions Actually Go?  D.C. Central Kitchen

Have you ever been at a Washington Wizards, Mystics, or Capitals game and wondered where all the leftover concessions go?  You know, all of those sausages and chicken fingers that are left untouched and uneaten?

Well, rest assured that they are going to a good cause: D.C. Central Kitchen, one of the city's largest organizations dedicated to combatting hunger.