Abby Wolfe is a Washington D.C. area fitness professional and blogger.
Last week, I dropped in to Reformation Fitness to take a class they refer to as ‘MetCon.’ If you aren’t familiar with Metabolic Conditioning, here is a good definition. The short version? MetCon = the higher the intensity, the more fat you burn before and after your workout, and the fitter and stronger you become. This is why burpees, while loathsome, work so well.
About Ivan: "Ivan is an NSCA certified personal trainer with over 15 years of experience in the fitness world. Ivan specializes in functional training and he works with his clients online and in small groups. His experience as a life long athlete continues to mold his training style; Working with Ivan is sure to bring out your own inner athlete. Follow him on Ivanblackfitness.com, Instagram: @ivanblackfitness and Twitter: @ivanblackfit"
Ivan was kind enough to answer some questions for us in the latest edition of our Featured Trainer segment.
The beginning of the week looks great with sun and temperatures hitting the 60's. Colder weather is expected to appear later in the week. Visit the NOAA for the latest weather updates.
This week's list features 5 FREE or donation-based activities, including
The weekend forecast looks excellent! Sunshine is expected with temperatures in the 50's. Here we list 5 longish (>5 miles) hikes that will get you out of the house and help you beat back that cabin fever. And since park entrance fees are nominal or nonexistent, these are activities that won't break your budget!
For this week's giveaway we are excited to offer our readers an opportunity to win one of three AWESOME training opportunities at Georgetown's The Body You Want (TBYW). The top prize includes four personal training sessions and unlimited access to TBYW classes for 30 days.
About The Body You Want: "The Body You Want Fitness Solutions is the one-stop shop for getting and keeping the body you want while having a great time. This is the place for people who don’t like normal gyms, aren’t sure what to do, don’t have a lot of time, and/or have been frustrated with weight loss/fitness in the past. TBYW is a safe space where you can be comfortable, and actually enjoy getting in great shape. Our award winning, and highly trained fitness coaches (personal trainers) will guide you from where you are to where you want to be, and usually beyond."
Springtime celebration -- in the form of Easter bunnies, carrot patches, and rabbit costumes -- mixes with a scenic, historic trail run in this fun new 5k race held in Bristow, VA (45-60 minutes driving distance from DC). The Hippity Hop Trail Trot is organized by Rev3Adventure, an adventure and racing company that encourages outdoor exploration, teamwork, and good fun; the race is supported by the local Linton Hall School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia. A little bit more about this new race, from race director Tommy Mason:
As of Wednesday afternoon, the NOAA is predicting sun and temperatures in the 50's this weekend! Get out and enjoy it!
This week's list includes hiking suggestions, group runs, Yoga for Crossfitters, a FREE workout at the Reebok FitHub, and more!
In this Featured Video learn what world renowned yogi Kino MacGregor loves about yoga. Kino is coming to Washington D.C. at the end of the month to teach a special series of workshops. Learn more and register on the Woodley Park Yoga website. A special thanks to Peg Mulqueen for sending us the video!
About Kino: "Kino MacGregor is an international yoga teacher, author of two books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center (www.miamilifecenter.com) and founder of Miami Yoga Magazine (www.miamiyogamagazine.com). Her YouTube channel reached more than 2 million views within the last year (www.youtube.com/kinoyoga). She is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and practices through the Fourth Series of Ashtanga Yoga. "
Read more on her website.
Jamie Corey is a Washington D.C. area runner and six-time marathon finisher. She maintains the blog Run the District.
- You can do it - You didn’t spend Friday nights for the past four moths at home (by yourself and stuffing your face with pasta) for nothing. You’ve got this!
- Enjoy the expo and don’t forget your ID - The expo is huge and lots of fun! There’s plenty of free stuff and so many random photo ops your mouth will hurt from smiling. Getting through security at the Armory can be a hassle, so leave anything that won’t make it through at home. The race also requires that you have a photo ID with you to pick up your bib. Don’t spend too much time on your feet, either.
- Take public transportation to the start - Metro will open its doors at 5 a.m. on race day so you can get to the starting line with plenty of time. Federal Triangle and Smithsonian are the closest stations.