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Team In Training Is The Only Way Into The Sold Out Nation's Triathlon

From LLS of Alexandria:

 

Washington D.C. (April 27, 2011) – The Nation’s Triathlon™ to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is sold out, but you can still participate by joining LLS’s Team In Training® (TNT) program.

 

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. 

CYCLESTUDIO Gears Up for Grand-Opening

CYCLESTUDIO Gears Up for Grand-Opening

CYCLESTUDIO, a cycling and yoga studio focusing on full body training, announced its grand-opening to be held on Friday, April 29, 2011. On grand-opening day, CYCLESTUDIO will offer classes at 7:00 a.m., noon, 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and a 20 percent discount will be awarded for all class passes purchased during opening week.

With a focus on cardio, strength and flexibility, CYCLESTUDIO will provide Washingtonians with a one-stop shop to achieve all of their physical and mental needs, providing exercises that will push them to achieve their athletic potential.

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!

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

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.

Second Annual Springfield 15K / 5K Set for June 4

Second Annual Springfield 15K / 5K Set for June 4

The 2nd annual running of the Springfield 15K / 5K race will be held the morning of Saturday, June 4 in conjunction with the Springfield Days Festival.

For more than 20 years, Springfield Days weekend has been an annual community celebration of all that Springfield has to offer. Now this weekend also means a highlight on the racing calendar for area runners.

Mark Russell, co-owner of Metro Run & Walk, a Platinum Sponsor, is returning as race director. He envisions a growing signature event, “We think this race should be on every runner’s calendar because it combines so many great aspects: a terrific course, a stadium track finish, substantial community involvement, and a great charitable cause. Last year’s inaugural race drew 500 runners and walkers and raised more than $8,000 for local recreation and fitness programs for underserved youth. We could push 1,000 runners this year.”