In a bit of Active Life DC news ...
This week we unveiled our newest Feature - the ALDC "FitFeed". The Fit Feed is an aggregator of posts from local fitness bloggers, fitness-oriented organizations, and Washington D.C. area parks. We are currently subscribed to nearly 50 feeds and will continue to add more with time. If you would like to see your blog included, please send us your rss url and we will investigate its appropriateness for the Fit Feed.
We expect the Fit Feed to be an excellent resource for folks who want frequent updates from local bloggers and organizations. Check back multiple times each day for updates!
Fitness Provider (Location): Mount Vernon CrossFit (Alexandria)
Deal: $49 for one CrossFit foundations course ($200 value)
Description, from Groupon: "Inside Mount Vernon CrossFit, a 36' Infinity Rig loaded with barbells, pull-up bars, and gymnastics rings welcomes visitors to the 3,000-square-foot facility. Scattered around this domineering structure are other indicators of a steadfast commitment to physical fitness, such as plyo boxes, rowing machines, and dozens of kettlebells. These are the tools of the trade at the CrossFit gym, where exercisers of every description come together to perform the Workout of the Day, an ever-changing collection of exercises designed to build broad, functional fitness. Outside, another acre of land is available for exercises that can't be performed indoors, such as long-distance running or leaping to snatch birds out of mid-air."
From an email: "Visit: http://dcsoccersessions.wix.com/home
What: A weekly, women’s-only soccer and fitness clinic...Because getting fit is more fun when playing soccer! Brush up on your skills or take your skills to the next level by signing up for Level 1 or Level 2.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the NOAA is predicting weekend temperatures in the 90's with lots of sun.
This week's list includes all FREE activities, including a bootcamp, plenty of yoga, marathon training, cycling, and more!
From a Press Release: "
WALKINGTOWN DC RETURNS SEPTEMBER 15 — SEPTEMBER 21
More than 50 Free Walking Tours Highlight the History, Art, and Culture of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC (August 27, 2014) – This fall, Cultural Tourism DC and its presenting partner, Events DC, will host its 15th annual WalkingTown DC, returning with more than 50 free, guided neighborhood walking tours from September 15 to September 21. This popular event introduces DC residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC featuring a series of “bite-size” lunchtime tours, after-work “happy hour” tours, and tours throughout the day on weekends. "
In this new series, we highlight new and/or upcoming events listed on the Active Life DC calendar and Daily Activity pages. A quick reminder, special one-time events can be posted to the calendar FREE of charge. One needs to register for an account to post events, but the whole process should take only a few minutes.
In this new series, we discuss all things fitness with members of the National Grid League's DC Brawlers. Here we asked members of the team if they had an article of fitness gear that they could not live without.
"YES! My Box-Stalker brand lifting belt, knee sleeves, and wrist wraps. They fit like their not even there (very lightweight), yet offer the best protection and support to the areas that need it most. Maybe I'm a little arthritic from all my long days in gymnastics, but these items sure do help my movements stay fluid and my joints stay warm. We're all from different backgrounds, if you have any pre-existing injuries then I would suggest protecting them to the best of your ability. These three items travel everywhere with me!
Doug Cassaro of I run because...: “Georgetown Running Company.”
Nicklaus Combs: “It's a bit more difficult to find trail running gear in the area but in a bind I'll head over to Pacers.”
Colleen Dahlem of Live Free and Run: “For clothing, I wear almost exclusively lululemon because I haven't found a better running short than the Speed Short or a better running bra than the Stuff Your Bra. I'm often at the Bethesda and Georgetown locations. For shoes, I love heading to Potomac River Running. They are locally owned, friendly and knowledgeable!”
Last March, the Marine Corps Marathon opened up registration for two weeks and thousands of runners entered into a lottery system, leaving many to chance on whether or not their bodies and schedules would permit a 26.2-mile run on October 26.
Fortunately, according to the Marine Corps Marathon website, the race allows deferment or transfers in the case of “unforeseeable conflicts.”
About Elise: "Elise Bender, a lifelong DMV resident, is a soccer and fitness fanatic. She has played soccer for 22 years, playing at the collegiate and semi-professional level in the USA and the UK. While playing soccer after college, she developed a passion for lifting and sports-performance training. She now does personal training and leads various group exercise classes, such as DC Soccer Sessions—an adult women’s only soccer clinic."
Elise was kind enough to answer questions for us in the latest edition of our Featured Trainer series.
About Ginny: "After years of training as a martial artist, Ginny found her true inner warrior in yoga. Ginny took her formal teacher training under US1 Yoga/532Yoga, where her horizons were broadened to include studies in Iyengar and Viniyoga. Ginny continues to further her yogic education at every opportunity, and has had the pleasure of taking the Rocket Series training from David C. Kyle, Acro yoga immersions, and various wonderful workshops with both David and Doug Swanson as well as Swastha Yoga therapy training under Dr. Ganesh Mohan- who's parents, A.G. and Indira studied under Krishnamachayra."
Ginny was kind enough to answer questions for us as part of our Featured Yogi series.
Get active this week! Our list features 6 FREE activities, including two FREE bootcamps, Yoga in the Park, a social ride, and more!
Visit the NOAA for the latest weather updates.
Fitness Provider (Location): Ride DC (Coulumbia Heights, U Street)
Deal: $50 ($100 value) for five indoor cycling classes
Description, from Living Social: "Become fitter, faster, and stronger with help from these cycling pros. Ride DC boasts a new performance-tracking system that will show your progress while you -- as they say -- "RIDE to RIDE:"
Doug Cassaro of I run because...: “I don't really have a favorite place. If I do track work I usually join DC Road Runners for their Wednesday night track workouts at Washington-Lee HS in Ballston. Can't say I'm a big fan of track work though. I usually end up incorporating a tempo or fartlek run into one my everyday training routes near my place.”
Nicklaus Combs: “Western Ridge Trail in Rock Creek Park. Nice smooth runnable surface lets me stretch out my legs and focus on pushing the pace a bit.”