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

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

"CrossFit to Fight" by Flickr user Arctic Warrior. License

#1
Up to 61% Off at Tough Temple Crossfit 
Fitness Provider (Location): Tough Temple Crossfit (Bethesda)
Deal: $79 for two weeks of beginner's classes ($199 value); $99 for one month of CrossFit training ($255 value)
Description, from Groupon: “From shoveling snow to climbing stairs, people constantly carry out tasks that may seem mundane, but can lead to serious injury if the body can't handle the workload. Functional fitness targets groups of muscles throughout the body, conditioning them to work together so they can perform a range of simple tasks more easily and safely. Exercises commonly used in a functional-fitness regimen mimic such everyday movements: squatting to pick up a heavy object, lunging forward toward an out-of-reach ledge, balancing on an unstable chair as the shelf collapses.”

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DropIn Launches the District Pass

DropIn Launches the District Pass

Washington D.C. start up DropIn launched its District Pass this week. 

From a press release: "

The DistrictPass is a neighborhood fitness membership that combines access to two separate gyms and studios. Choose between a gym+studio or studio+studio combination membership. Passes are priced lower than most 10-class packs and access is always unlimited.

Train Better. Be happier. Go farther with a membership that gives you variety and balance. Enjoy your workouts and achieve your fitness goals. 

Drop In’s first neighborhood is 14th&U. DistrictPass partners include RideDC, BodySmith Gym, and Buddha B Yoga."

Read more and/or sign up on the DropIn website

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Yogi in Your Life

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Yogi in Your Life

Handmade Habitat Candles. Photo provided by Arlet Koseian. 

We know it’s not all about materials objects, but sometimes you come across a gift or idea that is just perfect for that special someone.  Check out this guide stocked full of cause-related, local and charitable gift ideas that’s sure to make any yogi in your life blissful during the holidays!

Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 20 - 21

Holly at the National Arboretum.

 Holly at the National Arboretum. Enjoy a hike, ride, or run at the Arboretum this weekend. Details below.

Visit the NOAA website for the latest weather updates. 

This week's list includes mostly FREE activities, including hiking, CrossFit, yoga, running, and more!

CrossFit Talk: An Interview with Chris Woods of Crossfit Bethesda

CrossFit Talk: An Interview with Chris Woods of Crossfit Bethesda

Photo by Antwone Walters.  Check out more of Antwone's photos on Facebook.

About Chris: "Chris Woods has been a personal trainer since 2006, and began coaching CrossFit in 2008. He competed at the 2008 CrossFit Games, and he was a Regional athlete from 2009-2011. He is currently the manager of CrossFit Bethesda, in Woodmont Triangle."

Chris was kind enough to answer a few questions for us in the latest installment of our CrossFit Talk series. 

[solidcore] Opens in Ballston This Saturday (Dec 20)

[solidcore] Opens in Ballston This Saturday (Dec 20)

[solidcore], which offers classes using the popular Megaformer will be opening its first Virginia location this Saturday (December 20th) at 650 N Glebe Rd in Arlington (map below). 

To learn more about the workout, check out the following promo video.

Read a review of [solidcore] from ALDC contributor Mary Lambkin

Read a review of [solidcore] from David Liss. 

Read an interview with [solidcore] founder Anne Mahlum

All new VA clients get a 10 pack of classes for $290.  Visit the [solidcore] website to take advantage. 

Featured Yogi: Julia Romano of Yoga NoMa

Featured Yogi: Julia Romano of Yoga NoMa

Julia Romano

About Julia: "Julia Romano is a long time DC yogi. A former Yoga District Senior Teacher, Julia is the coordinator of DC's newest yoga space, Yoga Noma. Julia is also trained in clinical psychology, currently completing a Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy, and runs her own retreat and personal training business."

Julia was kind enough to answer questions for us as part of our Featured Yogi Series.

Featured Fitness Instructor: Louisa Fahy of Mint DC

Featured Fitness Instructor:

Louisa Fahy of Mint. 

About Louisa: "Louisa is a certified Stott Pilates mat and reformer instructor with 6 years teaching experience. She started taking Pilates classes to help overcome injury while running at club level in Ireland, and soon qualified as an instructor so that she could share the benefits with her fellow team members. Louisa loves tailoring workouts to clients' particular physical needs and is always looking for new ways to adapt an exercise and challenge her clients."

Louisa was kind enough to answer our questions for the latest installment of our featured fitness instructor series.

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

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

"Kettlebell" by Flickr user Victor. License

#1
Up to 94% Off at MetaBody Studios
Fitness Provider (Location): MetaBody studios (Washington, DC)
Deal: One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass ($20)         
Description, from Groupon: "The trainers at each MetaBody-approved studio lead students in results-oriented workouts several times a week. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core hardeners alike. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare them for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching from MetaBody’s team of certified nutritionists. Because the pass sets a 5- or 10-class cap at any given location, exercisers can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them."

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Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 13 - 14

Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend

"The rocky peak of Sugarloaf Mountain" by Flickr user TrailVoice. License.  Enjoy a hike at Sugarloaf Mountain this weekend and visit the nearby Vineyard. Details below.

Visit the NOAA website for the latest weather updates. 

This week's list includes mostly FREE activities, including hiking, a bike maintenance workshop, yoga, running, and more!

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