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Work Out For Free at Washington Sports Club

Work Out For Free at Washington Sports Club

The following was sent to us by Staci Bloom:

 

With temperatures in the  area expecting to soar in the high 90’s and 100's once again this week, Washington Sports Clubs is encouraging Washingtonians to take their workouts indoors to escape the heat. Clubs citywide will open their doors to the public for free workouts every time the thermometer hits 90 degrees through August. 

Beginning this month you can work out for free in any WSC facility on days where the temperature tops 90 degrees.

Chefs Biking Through Loudoun County

Chefs Biking Through Loudoun County

 

 From Linda Roth PR:

“Chefs Go Fresh,” presented by Georgetown Media Group, publishers of The Georgetowner and The Downtowner, and Loudoun County, Virginia Department of Economic Development.

To bring the chefs of Washington, D.C. closer to local farmers and produce, over 30 chefs and restaurant professionals will be taking off on motorcycles from Brasserie Beck in DC.  They will ride through the Loudoun County countryside to three local farms, which partner with DC chefs:  Endless Summer Harvest, Catoctin Creek Distillery and Stoneybrook Farm. The day will conclude with a fabulous catered lunch to allow the chefs and farmers to mingle, network and have fun. 

Participating restaurants:

 

Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve

Robert Wiedmaier, Brasserrie Beck

Polly Wiedmaier, Brasserrie Beck

John Uhar, Uhar & Company, Inc.

NFL players come together for a good cause!

NFL players come together for a good cause!

 

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Algonkian Tribe Girls Lacross Teams from Eastern Loudoun Win District Championships

Algonkian Tribe Girls  Lacross Teams from Eastern Loudoun Win District Championships

Potomac Falls, VA - Two teams from the Algonkian Tribe Girls Lacrosse won the district championships on June 12 in their age groups. Both the seventh and eighth grade team and the fifth and sixth grade team from Eastern Loudoun beat out the competition. The seventh and eighth grade team was undefeated for the 2011 season.

The Algonkian Tribe seventh and eighth grade team:

Bottom Row (left to right): Isi Keener, Bailey Hartzel, Bridgit O'Connor, Ellie Hansen

Center Row(Left to right):  Devon Tirella, Lindsey Bush,  Hannah Taro

Top  Row(left to right): Amber Shields, Olivia Erim, Sydney Knego, Lauren Granata, Maddie Flood, Grace Waters, Maddie Thompson, Carlie Farmer, Maria Keener, Megan DiDiminico

Coaches   John O'Connor, Jim Knego

The Algonkian Tribe fifth and sixth grade team:

Leesburg Teams Sweep 9 & Under Division at Team X National Flag Football Tournament

Leesburg Teams Sweep 9 & Under Division at Team X National Flag Football Tournament

From the Town of Leesburg – Coaches and players from the Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department’s flag football league participated in the Team X National Flag Football Tournament on May 8, 2011 in Quakertown, PA.    In the 9 & Under Division, the Leesburg teams swept the competition, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the tournament.

The newly formed Virginia Xtreme competitive flag football club took four teams to the tournament.  Three teams (Virginia Xtreme A, B & C) participated in the 9 & Under Division and one team participated in the 11 & Under Division. 

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength.