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Fall Walking Group Starts September 23

Fall Walking Group Starts September 23

From the Town of Vienna:

 

Vienna, VA- “Friday Adventure Walkers,” sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. each Friday at a different location around Fairfax County. 

           

Fitness For FREE (Happy New Year!)

Fitness For FREE (Happy New Year!)

Back-to-school time always reminds me of the New Year. So "Happy New Year" everyone!

The new school year is a time for getting back into routines ("early to bed, early to rise" for example). Camps end and practice schedules begin. Pools close and schools open. It's also often a time for a fresh start. Children get new teachers, start at new schools, make new friends, try a new sport. Parents make resolutions too - about getting out the door on time in the morning or having family dinners together at night or volunteering more (or volunteering less!).

So in honor of back-to-school resolutions, here are some ideas for "Fitness For Free". Don't have the money to hire a trainer or join a gym? No problem. Whether you are getting in shape, staying in shape or just want to spend more time with your family, Vienna offers lots of opportunities!

Skate Park on Wheels in Vienna

Skate Park on Wheels in Vienna

From the Town of Vienna:

 

Vienna, VA- A “skate park on wheels” for ages 6-adult will be set up on Saturday, September 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St., S.

Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club

Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club

 

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.

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.

BIAA to Welcome Josh Morros, Brain Injury Survivor, at End of 2700-mile Bike Ride

From the Brain Injury Association of America:

Josh Morros, former off-road professional racing star who suffered traumatic brain injury to arrive at the office of the Brain Injury Association of America in Vienna, VA, culminating a 2,700-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for brain injuries.

19-year-old Josh Morros began his 2,700-mile bike ride on June 20th in Reno, Nevada, spanning 10 states and will end his ride at the headquarters of the Brain Injury Association of America in Vienna, Virginia. Josh, a survivor of traumatic brain injury, is riding to create greater awareness and increased support for all people who have sustained serious brain injuries.

When: Friday, July 29, 2011, 11 a.m.

Where: Brain Injury Association of America National Headquarters

1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110, Vienna, VA 22182 

There's No Such Thing as a Free...Game?

There's No Such Thing as a Free...Game?

There may be no such thing as a free game of pickup soccer in Fairfax County after a new permit policy is put in place.  Previously, permits were only required for groups of 20 or more players. The new policy, which was approved earlier this week, requires groups of 20 or more to submit a $5.50 fee for each participant, including spectators.

Local soccer players like Danny Arnez and Greg Pedersen, who play at noon daily at Pentagon City’s Virginia Highlands Park did not know about the change and were not pleased after learning about it.