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5K -Today is the Last Day for Online Registration

From VIENNA ES:

Today is the last day you can register online for the 7th Annual Vienna Elementary PTA “Run for Fun” 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.   After today, you can register on race day and the entry fee goes up $5.

To register online, please go to www.vienna5krun.org

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.

Spring Walking Groups

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- Walk on local trails and scenic neighborhoods in the Vienna area on Mondays, April 11 to May 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. (No class April 18.)  The fee of $5 for Town of Vienna residents and $6.25 for out-of-town participants includes a guide for each walk, trail maps, walking tips, suggested walking routes, and more.  All sessions meet at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE.

“Friday Adventure Walkers” will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. each Friday, April 15 through May 13, at various scenic locations around Fairfax County.  The cost is $15 for Town of Vienna residents and $18.75 for out-of-town participants, and includes walking guides and maps.  Transportation to each walk destination is on your own.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Spring Break Basketball Tournament

Spring Break Basketball Tournament

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- A spring break 3-on-3 basketball tournament for Vienna area 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E.

Teams can be all boy, all girl or co-ed.  The fee of $10 per team includes beverages and prizes for the tournament winners.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.