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From The Core Studios Opens in Park View - FREE Classes This Weekend

From The Core Studios Opens in Park View

From a press release: "

WASHINGTON – October 30, 2014 – After months of renovations to create a space perfect for fitness, From the Core Studios, a fitness and Pilates studio located at 3111 Georgia Avenue NW, is now open for classes and will host its grand opening the weekend of October 31 through November 2. The two-level studio is the first of its kind in the neighborhood, offering a wide variety of classes suited for all levels of fitness.

The first level includes five brand-new Peak Pilates reformers and towers, perfect for a challenging workout that lengthens and tones muscles, providing a full-body workout while improving balance and flexibility. The second level will be home to wide variety of classes, such as Pilates mat, Pilates chair, strength and conditioning, TRX, kettlebell, kickboxing and boxing, interval and circuit training, barre, Zumba, African dance, and boot camp classes. It also features a one-of-a-kind aerial silk system for stretching, flexibility and core conditioning classes."

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

crossfit petworth

Crossfit Petworth.

Fitness Provider (Location): CrossFit Petworth
Deal: $99 for one month of unlimited CrossFit classes for one ($199 value)
Description, from Groupon: "
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Class location: Indoors only
Established: 2014
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: CrossFit Petworth is newly opened with many members new to CrossFit. All fitness levels are welcome."


Check out our interview with CrossFit Petworth instructor Alison Bukowski.

Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: November 1 - 2

Photo by Flickr user Viola Aragon. LicenseCheck out last week's post highlighting Fall hikes if you want to get out this weekend.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the NOAA is predicting weekend temperatures in the high 40's.

This week's list includes 10 activities, all are FREE! 

Featured Race: The Color Run on November 1, 2014

Featured Race: The Color Run

Photograph courtesy of The Color Run.

About The Color Run: “The Color Run is one of the largest event series in the United States and is the original paint race. The Color Run is a 5-kilometer event where participants get showered in colorful powder at each kilometer. At the end of the event, there is a 'Finish Festival', where there is music, dancing and all of the participants participate in giant color throws.”

The next Washington D.C. Color Run is this weekend! Jamie Miller, The Color Run's public relations manager, was kind enough to answer questions about the race.  

Washington DC Area Fitness Event Highlights - Oct 29 Edition

Vinyasa for Vets

In this series, we highlight new and/or upcoming events listed on the Active Life DC calendar and Daily Activity pages. A quick reminder, special events and fitness classes can now be posted to the calendar FREE of charge. One needs to register for an account to post, but the whole process should take only a few minutes.

Post a class or event

Many of the highlighted events are FREE!

5 Strategies For Long-Term Healthy Eating

5 Strategies For Long Term Healthy Eating

Photo by Flickr user zingiwin. License

Chances are good that you already understand the basics of “eating right”.  It’s pretty simple: eat fewer refined carbs (especially flour and sugar by any of it’s names), replace those carbs with veggies and some fruit, eat more protein, and have a moderate amount of healthy fat.  We can argue about details (dairy? legumes?) and meal frequency, but nutrition basics are simple and well known.

If we basically know what to do, and it’s not onerous, then why is it still so hard eat right consistently?  Because changing habits is hard to do.  And, trying to eliminate bad habits with willpower or self-discipline alone is impossible on a long enough timeline.  This article is about how to take the good information that you already have and turn it into something that you can apply and build on for a lifetime.

Featured Yogi: Paige Morency-Notario of STROGA, VIDA, and Yoga Heights

Featured Yogi: Paige Morency-Notario of STROGA, VIDA, and Yoga Heights

Paige Morency-Notario of STROGAVIDA Fitness and Yoga Heights.

About Paige: Morency-Notario is 200-hour certified Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher in the DC area. Come to her classes ready to work and play, fly and deepen, root and rise. While she strives to offer a powerful class, there is always opportunity to amplify or modify according to your current needs.

Paige was kind enough to answer questions for us in the lastest installment of our Featured Yogi series. 

The Scale Can Be Misleading: Body Compositon Measurements with GW Professor Todd Miller

Body Fat Measurements From GW Professor Todd Miller

Chris (left) and Todd (right) using the Dexa Scan. 

Our best efforts to improve our health and fitness are subject to the tools and information we have available to us. We rely on scales, heart rate monitors and calorie counters to monitor our progress; unfortunately the information we get from these tools can be misleading, often times sabotaging our hard work.

USA Track and Field Championships Return to Alexandria Nov 16

USA Track and Field Championships Return to Alexandria Nov 16

Complete with a fan festival, kids’ fun run and beer garden, the .US National 12K presented by Neustar returns Sunday, Nov. 16 to Alexandria, Virginia, as the race winds through historic Old Town and down the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

The .US National 12K features USA Track & Field’s elite and masters national championship races along with an open 12K, an open mile and a half-mile kids’ fun run. All races start and end at Oronoco Bay Park.

CrossFit Talk: Mark Toorock of Primal Fitness and American Parkour

Mark Toorock of Primal Fitness and American Parkour.

Photo courtesy of Mark Toorock of Primal Fitness and American Parkour. 

About Mark: "Mark Toorock is the founder of Primal Fitness and American Parkour. He has been fortunate enough to both live abroad and travel to many countries, meeting and training with people all over the world. Mark has set his rusty, 16 year old second degree black belt aside for the time being, focusing on other forms of movement such as CrossFit, parkour, and rock climbing. Mark was CrossFit Level 2 certified in 2007, is a MoveNat Level 2 certified coach, and recently attended the CrossFit mobility certification. At 45 my goal is to get faster, stronger and move better until age 65 where I hope to gently taper off. Each year on my birthday I hike a mountain and run the last mile, this is my benchmark."

Mark was kind enough to answer questions for us in the latest installment of our Featured CrossFit Talk.

Washington D.C. Area Weekday Things To Do Oct 27 - 31

"Fall 2012 -- The National Mall Washington (DC)" by Flickr user Ron Cogswell. License

Get active this week! Our list features 8 FREE activites, including yoga, group runs, cycling, Toned Up Tuesday with VIDA, and more!

Visit the NOAA for the latest weather updates. 


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