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CrossFit Talk: An Interview with Chris Woods of Crossfit Bethesda

CrossFit Talk: An Interview with Chris Woods of Crossfit Bethesda

Photo by Antwone Walters.  Check out more of Antwone's photos on Facebook.

About Chris: "Chris Woods has been a personal trainer since 2006, and began coaching CrossFit in 2008. He competed at the 2008 CrossFit Games, and he was a Regional athlete from 2009-2011. He is currently the manager of CrossFit Bethesda, in Woodmont Triangle."

Chris was kind enough to answer a few questions for us in the latest installment of our CrossFit Talk series. 

[solidcore] Opens in Ballston This Saturday (Dec 20)

[solidcore] Opens in Ballston This Saturday (Dec 20)

[solidcore], which offers classes using the popular Megaformer will be opening its first Virginia location this Saturday (December 20th) at 650 N Glebe Rd in Arlington (map below). 

To learn more about the workout, check out the following promo video.

Read a review of [solidcore] from ALDC contributor Mary Lambkin

Read a review of [solidcore] from David Liss. 

Read an interview with [solidcore] founder Anne Mahlum

All new VA clients get a 10 pack of classes for $290.  Visit the [solidcore] website to take advantage. 

Featured Yogi: Julia Romano of Yoga NoMa

Featured Yogi: Julia Romano of Yoga NoMa

Julia Romano

About Julia: "Julia Romano is a long time DC yogi. A former Yoga District Senior Teacher, Julia is the coordinator of DC's newest yoga space, Yoga Noma. Julia is also trained in clinical psychology, currently completing a Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy, and runs her own retreat and personal training business."

Julia was kind enough to answer questions for us as part of our Featured Yogi Series.

Featured Fitness Instructor: Louisa Fahy of Mint DC

Featured Fitness Instructor:

Louisa Fahy of Mint. 

About Louisa: "Louisa is a certified Stott Pilates mat and reformer instructor with 6 years teaching experience. She started taking Pilates classes to help overcome injury while running at club level in Ireland, and soon qualified as an instructor so that she could share the benefits with her fellow team members. Louisa loves tailoring workouts to clients' particular physical needs and is always looking for new ways to adapt an exercise and challenge her clients."

Louisa was kind enough to answer our questions for the latest installment of our featured fitness instructor series.

Fiscally Fit Friday: 5 Deals from Washington DC Area Fitness Providers

Fiscally Fit Friday: 5 Deals from Washington DC Area Fitness Providers

"Kettlebell" by Flickr user Victor. License

#1
Up to 94% Off at MetaBody Studios
Fitness Provider (Location): MetaBody studios (Washington, DC)
Deal: One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass ($20)         
Description, from Groupon: "The trainers at each MetaBody-approved studio lead students in results-oriented workouts several times a week. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core hardeners alike. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare them for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching from MetaBody’s team of certified nutritionists. Because the pass sets a 5- or 10-class cap at any given location, exercisers can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them."

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Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 13 - 14

Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend

"The rocky peak of Sugarloaf Mountain" by Flickr user TrailVoice. License.  Enjoy a hike at Sugarloaf Mountain this weekend and visit the nearby Vineyard. Details below.

Visit the NOAA website for the latest weather updates. 

This week's list includes mostly FREE activities, including hiking, a bike maintenance workshop, yoga, running, and more!

6 Winter Cycling Safety Tips

Six Winter Safety Cycling Tips

"Snow Trails" by Flickr user will_cyclist. License

Winter is here and the cold and snowy days are just ahead. If you are a cyclist, these extra challenging conditions mean a little extra caution is in order. Jason Walder, Vice President of Freshbikes, was kind enough to provide some extra guidance for cyclists this winter. 

Get Fit Starter: A Resource for Living a More Active Life

Get Fit Starter: A Tool for Living a More Active Life

Graphic provided by Tom Mathis.

About Get Fit Starter:" Tom Mathis and Scott Gallant are co-founders of Get Fit Starter.  Tom is the CEO and local fitness blogger of Cakehole Management and past contributor to ALDC.  Tom decided to combine his enthusiasm for helping everyday people with fitness and technology by partnering with a good friend to start Get Fit Starter, Inc."

Tom was kind enough to answer questions for us about his new venture.

Featured Yogi: Alice Riccardi of Down Dog Yoga

Featured Yogi: Alice Riccardi of Down Dog Yoga

Photo provided by Down Dog Yoga.

About Alice: "I am a 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. I am also an E-RYT. I have been a yoga teacher for 11 years. I assisted and taught at the Baptiste Studio in Cambridge, and travelled the country with the Baptiste Institute for 2 years. I also owned the Baptiste Affiliate studio, Portland Power Yoga, for 8 years with Charles Terhune. I now serve as Director of Teachers at Down Dog Yoga, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share my love of this practice, and my passion for teaching, with our thriving yoga community here in DC."

Alice was kind enough to answer a few questions for us in the latest installment of our Featured Yogi series. 

6 Tiny Fitness Tips That Could Change Your Life

6 Tiny Fitness Tips That Could Change Your Life

Rob recommends a kettlebell finisher for each workout. Photo by Flickr user Robin Jakobsson. License.

About the Author: 

Rob Koebke is the co-owner of 202strong (home of CrossFit 202), a boutique CrossFit facility opening in Farragut North this winter.

If I allowed myself to wake up naturally in the morning (sans alarm clock) I’d wake up somewhere around 9:30am every morning. However, I know I’m most productive/creative between 6:00am and 10:30am. But unless I have somewhere to be (or someone is poking and annoying me) there is absolutely no way you could get me to wake up at 6am every day of the week. I might be able to do it for a day or two. Maybe even a week. But as soon as the weekend rolls around and I have nowhere to be, I’m staying wrapped up in my sheets until at least 9:30am.

Why am I telling you this?

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