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 »

Fit for Life

How to Stay Healthy, Flexible and Strong  by Aimee Hughes “When thinking about the best forms of exercise as we enter midlife and beyond, we should first clarify some myths and preconceptions,” says Michael Spitzer of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, biochemist, fitness expert and author of Fitness at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond. “In our society, there’s a mindset that once ... Read More »

Fitness 2017

New Year’s Resolutions that Stick by Aimee Hughes Every January, we rally our hopes, vowing that this time our New Year’s resolutions will finally stick. However, “If you don’t have a plan, plan to fail,” says Kansas City, Missouri, personal trainer Jake Albracht. We can make our health and fitness goals for 2017 a reality instead of just wishful thinking. ... Read More »

Fetch, Stretch, Dance

Make Your Dog an Exercise Buddy by Sandra Murphy Man and woman’s best four-legged friend can activate and energize even the most reluctant couch potato or exhausted owner, making the family dog an excellent exercise buddy. Regardless of how lax we may be, everyone feels better after some kind of workout. A study published in the journal Environmental Science & ... Read More »

The Power of Numbers: Group Fitness

When going to the doctor for a yearly checkup, being told to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day is pretty standard advice. When told to do so, the image of endless rows of treadmills at the gym often comes to mind. However, taking fitness from a personal requirement to a group interest proves extreme benefits. Group fitness, whether ... Read More »

The Surface You Choose to Run On Matters

by Rachel Feidelman As summer finally comes to a close, and the unbearable heat becomes a thing of the past, getting cardio in outside of the gym is increasingly appealing. Exercising outdoors often leads people to expend more energy on their workout but feel as though it was less strenuous, in addition to improving overall mood. However, whether you are ... Read More »

A Taste of Tai Chi

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST We are sorry to say that this event on October 8  has been postponed because of the impending rain. Please check back next week for a NEW DATE! Join your neighbors and friends for a free class (or two) in Tai Chi with well-known local teacher, Joanne Chang, at Fairview Park, in Silver Spring. The ... Read More »

Aerial Alchemy

by Nahla Tebcherany and Jessica Snow During an asana in your favorite yoga class, have you ever wondered how much deeper you could go, if your feet could stack differently, or your hips could open more gracefully, or even your shoulders reach back more freely? Gravity plays such a big role in our asana practice, but when our body structure ... Read More »