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Jen Young of Lil Omm Yoga

Jen Young of Lil Omm Yoga.

Jen Young of Lil Omm Yoga.

About Jen: "Jen's creative and playful Vinyasa Flow classes gives you an opportunity to explore yoga at your own level. She incorporates 10 years of experience as a fitness professional into her teaching and assists. Her background in theatre, dance and martial arts also serves to take you deeper into your practice. Jen has practiced yoga off and on for more than 20 years. Jen received her teacher training from Gopi Kinnicutt."

Jen was kind enough to answer a few questions for us in the latest installment of our Featured Yogi series. 

Washington D.C. Area Weekday Things To Do Nov 24 - 26

Get in some FREE pre-Thanksgiving yoga at the Georgetown library Wednesday. Details below.

Get active this week! Our list features 5 FREE Monday - Wednesday activites, including yoga, group runs, workouts, and more. 

Visit the NOAA for the latest weather updates. 

Fiscally Fit Friday: FREE Classes at the Urban Athletic Club until Dec 14th

Urban Athletic Club

Urban Athletic Club.

From the Urban Athletic Club website: "The "Urban Athlete" class is divided into 3 distinct fitness elements: Athletic + Sports Conditioning, Bodyweight + Suspension Training, and Kettlebell + Dumbbell Training. Our "Low Tech/High Yield" format creates an inclusive program for athletes of varying ages and abilities. We design programs and choose exercises quick to learn and easy to grasp. Simplicity doesn't equal easy: Burpees are simple, but are very challenging! Each class spends one-third of time in each modality so that you get a comprehensive workout - more bang for your buck! "

Urban Athletic Club is offering FREE classes until Dec 14th. Sign up here.

Learn more about the Urban Athletic Club on their website

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

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

"Becoming a Yogi" by Flickr user bradleypjohnson. License.

Fitness Provider (Location): Bikram Yoga Tenleytown
Deal: $49 for one month of unlimited classes ($150 value)
Description, from Groupon: "During 90-minute Bikram yoga classes, students flex through 26 sequential postures and two breathing exercises while intense heat bathes the studio. See the class schedule (click “Classes”) and class etiquette. All levels of experience are welcome to the newly renovated studio, and each student is encouraged to progress at their own pace and progress as far as they please.

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Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: November 22 - 23

Billy Goat Trail A

Challenge yourself with a hike on the Billy Goat Trail A this weekend. Details

Visit the NOAA website for the latest weather updates. This week's list includes 10 FREE (or donation-based) activities, including CrossFit, running, yoga, and more!

Featured Fitness Instructor: Nelvina DaRocha of PIES Fitness Yoga

Featured Fitness Instructor: Nelvina DaRocha

Nelvina of Pies Fitness Yoga.

About Nelvina: "Nelvina specializes in cardiovascular conditioning, boot camp, cross training and general fitness. She’s an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America ® certified group fitness instructor and also certified in Turbo Kick. She enjoys cooking and traveling and strives to provide reinforcement and individual attention as a group instructor.  She believes exercise is essential to healthy living and emotional and physical well-being."

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

Five In-Season Fruits & Vegetables for Athletes (with Recipes!)

Five In Season Winter Fruits & Vegetables for Athletes (with Recipes!)

The Star Hollow Farm CSA will sell kale and other greens all winter long. Photo courtesy of Star Hollow Farm. 

Holiday parties and feasts are quickly approaching. While it’s tempting to give up on all nutritional priorities this time of year, it’s important to fuel your body right. Fortunately, places like Star Hollow Farm offer local and seasonal produce that will do just that. Based three hours away from Washington, the farm's Community Support Agriculture (CSA) drives to the District on Saturday mornings to sell their produce at a market stand in Adams Morgan.

Original Strength Foundations Workshop Part I

Time: 
Saturday 9:00 am

Got Your Back Total Health is hosting an Original Strength Foundations Workshop Part I.

Join us for a 2-day workshop. You will learn the Original Strength movement System and leave proficient at practicing our simple, yet life-changing resets while working to restore movement for yourself or your clients. Open the door to a whole new view on movement!

This workshop is worth 1.0 CEUS.

Saturday, November 22nd 9am-6pm
Sunday, November 23rd 9am-1pm

Featured Yogi: Suzy Thompson of The Source Yoga Studio

Suzy Thompson of The Source Yoga Studio

Suzy Thompson of The Source Yoga.

About Suzy: “Suzy Thompson is a licensed pediatrician, yoga teacher, and co-owner of The Source Yoga in McLean, VA.   Suzy has a special interest in yoga for athletes and has been the team yoga instructor for D.C. United, the Major League Soccer team for Washington D.C., since 2013.   By fusing together her medical knowledge and yoga skills, Suzy seeks to inspire her students to live healthier and injury-free.  Becoming a teacher has allowed Suzy to share her passion for wellness and inspired living with her students.”

Washington D.C. Area Weekday Things To Do Nov 17 - 21

Washington D.C. Area Weekday Things To Do

Expect highs this week in the 30s and 40s. Visit the NOAA for the latest weather updates.  Photo "Jefferson Memorial with Ice" by Flickr user www.GlynLowe.com. License

Get active this week! Our list features 8 FREE activites, including yoga, group runs, workouts, and more!

Visit the NOAA for the latest weather updates. 

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

CrossFit

"CrossFit Fever Games" by Flickr user CrossFit Fever. License

Fitness Provider (Location): CrossFit Rosslyn 
Deal: 
$59 for 10 CrossFit classes (up to a $210 value)
Description, from Groupon: "Owner Michael Lin, named as a top trainer by publications such as the Washingtonian and Capital File Magazine, promotes full-body conditioning through functional movements at CrossFit Rosslyn, an addendum to Verve Health & Fitness. For more than 10 years, Verve has helped everyday people with joint problems and injuries. Lin developed his passion for fitness while growing up as the descendent of a long line of doctors in Yilan, Taiwan. Now, as part of a staff of more than a dozen trainers, he designs exercise routines that take place in the facility's open weight room."

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Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: November 15 - 16

East View at Sugarloaf Mountain

East View at Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy a hike at Sugarloaf this weekend (FDR wanted it for a presidential retreat!) and head down the road to Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard for a glass of wine. Check out our Fall hiking article for details. 

Visit the NOAA website for the latest weather updates. This week's list includes 10 FREE activities, including CrossFit, running, yoga, and more!

8 Tips for New Yoga Teachers

Arlet Koseian leads Yoga on the Mall

Arlet leads Yoga on the mall earlier this year. Photograph by Antwone Walters - see more of Antwone's DC area fitness photos on Facebook

Are you a new yoga teacher?  Are you terrified of mixing up your right and left?  Think you haven’t reviewed your sequences enough before teaching?  Not sure what to do if someone shows up with an injury? 

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