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Free Summer Soccer Camp for Kids

Free Summer Soccer Camp for Kids

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Monday - Friday, June 27 – August 19 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bailey’s Elementary School – 6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041

Children ages 6-14 are invited to participate in our annual Culmore Soccer Camp.  Click here to view the flyer in Spanish.  This free camp is designed to teach children the fundamental elements of the game of soccer. Participants at Culmore Soccer camp are separated into four age groups which allow participants to work with individuals in the same skill range. In addition to soccer skills, the camp also offers additional educational programs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

With the weather getting warmer, millions of people will be playing sports or getting out in the garden. However, some may find their efforts thwarted by back pain, which can develop if they jump into things and exert themselves too quickly. The good news is that whether you are gardening or engaging in sports, there are ways you can minimize the chances of getting back pain, and ways to manage back pain if it does develop.

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. 

Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

My good friends  Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston are hosting their second annual Ride to Provide charity bike event on Saturday April 23rd.  Washington Redskins, Anthony Armstrong and Rocky McIntosh,  former teammates Antwaan Randle El  and Derrick Dockery are also biking to support the cause!

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

What is your idea of a perfect spring day? Sipping vino on the Potomac? Sightseeing with map in hand at historic landmarks? Riding adrenaline-pulsing roller coasters? All of these are available here in the mid-Atlantic region within an hour (or two) from home. Decide what mood you're in, fill 'er up and hit the road with a friend, alone or with the whole family in tow.

IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURE

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Get Skinny Before Summer!!

Get Skinny Before Summer!!

 

In preparation for the annual DC Fitness Challenge, lululemon athletica is hosting Fitness Camp with Chickaro Martin.  So get your hiney's over to georgetown every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 PM through march leading up to the DC Fitness Challenge on May 14th. For a one-time $25 fee you get to work out every week through May and get a free pass to the DC Fitness challenge!!