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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. 

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

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.

Spring into Bocce

Spring into Bocce

If you like specials on quality beers; an excuse to make endless ball jokes; or building a social network after-hours, then DC Bocce is perfect for you.

This spring you can enjoy the nice weather and play bocce at various locations in DC/VA/MD: Arlington, Bethesda, Capitol Hill, Crystal City, Columbia Heights Adams Morgan, or Dupont.

The Season runs for eight weeks including a play-off tournament, two end-of-season events, contests, giveaways, and food & drink specials after each night's match.

Bocce is a great game that is enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities, and DC Bocce is a league that is well organized and easy to make friends in.

Visit DCBocce.com to register for the season, which begins the week of April 18th, and to find out more information about the League.

Bike Swap on Capitol Hill: Save the Date!

Bike Swap on Capitol Hill: Save the Date!

Why buy some newfangled bikes, gear and other thingies when you can purchase bikes for a fraction of the cost, find clothing and swap parts all in one place? If this sounds like a perfectly reasonable and practical use of a Saturday to you, head on down to the North Hall of the Eastern Market on April 2nd for the First Annual Pedal Pusher’s Bike Swap.  Hours are 8:30 am -2 pm and you can find it at the corner of 7th Street NE and North Carolina Avenue.