Fitness

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle by April Thompson At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. We can prepare now for life’s inevitable hurdles and setbacks ... Read More »

The Inner Journey

by John Mays Midlife can be a wonderful or stressful time in the life cycle of an adult. Many adults begin to question their purpose and direction in life. Many become more self-aware and restless as they struggle with concepts such as aging, their mortality and a renewed sense of purpose in life. Midlife is actually just a transitional stage ... Read More »

Stretch Yourself

Four Ways to Flex Your Muscles by Marlaina Donato Whether working out at the gym or taking to the trails, stretching is sometimes an overlooked asset to any exercise regimen. Eliminating stretches or not doing them properly increases the risk of injury and deprives muscles of what they need for optimum performance. “Just because you are in shape doesn’t always ... Read More »

Take a Hike

Escape into Nature with a Day Trip by Marlaina Donato To many, hiking means long-distance treks through forests or backpacking remote terrain. “In reality, it’s more about getting out into green areas close to home,” says Wesley Trimble, of the American Hiking Society. “It’s about immersion in nature.” Day hiking can be easily tailored to personal preferences and interests. “Excellent ... Read More »

Fitness on OUR Block? Crossfit, Bike, Yoga!

Where else in the District can you find such complementary work outs than in the newly developed Ivy City? This fall, Bicycle Space, Crossfit Hierarchy and Bikram Yoga Ivy City will host its first triathlon that will welcome people in the DMV interested in getting fit for a cause. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 23, everyone is invited to participate in ... Read More »

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Offered in Sterling

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it!”  noted Yogi Bhajan. He traveled tirelessly for decades, teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation to students all over the world. Always delivering the message that when these sacred teachings are offered, we serve humanity. This ... Read More »

4 Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins by Deanna Minich Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a ... Read More »

Get on a Bike and Ride in the D.C. Area

by Rachel Feidelman Since 2010, bikeshare programs have flourished throughout the United States, by providing residents of urban areas with a way to get where they need to be quickly, affordably and in an environmentally-friendly manor. Instead of requiring individuals to purchase their own bike, bikeshares transform them into somewhat of a rental service, allowing people to borrow a bike ... Read More »

New Ways to Court Fitness

Racquets and Paddles Get a Sporting Makeover by Randy Kambic Two fun ways to use tennis courts for fitness are showing big increases in popularity. Meet the new “Pickleball” You may not have heard of it yet, but pickleball is a mixture of tennis, squash and table tennis and it’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. The USA ... Read More »

Offering a New Path to Fitness

Spotlight on FitGurl Pilates FitGurl Pilates, LLC, was a vision that became a reality for owner, Kimberly Campbell. As a child, she was always dreaming of ways that she could move faster. This carried on through her college years, where she was a student athlete and worked part-time as a trainer for other athletes. Though it isn’t a recognized superpower, ... Read More »