Our network

Sports & Recreation

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!

Stingray Salute 5K

From Matt Ribel:

On May 21st, my school, Stone Hill Middle, will be putting on the first annual Stingray Salute, a 5K in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. It will be held at 9 am at 23415 Evergreen Drive, Ashburn, VA 20148. The registration can be found at http://www.active.com/running/asburn-va/stone-hill-middle-stingray-salute-5k-2011.

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

The Washington Mystics and INOVA Health System Team Up

The Washington Mystics and INOVA Health System Team Up

Today INOVA Health System and the Washington Mystics held a press event to announce their strategic partnership and to unveil the new uniforms of the Mystics, which display the INOVA Health System logo.   

“As partners, the Mystics serve as role models,” said Mark Stauder, President and COO of INOVA Health System. As partners, the two organizations hope to address issues such as child obesity and women’s health issues. In today’s announcement it was stressed that INOVA Health Systems and the Washington Mystics both share the same commitment to serve the community.

“This is an incredible moment in our history,” said Janell Hoffman, Board Member and Nurse Leader for INOVA Loudoun Hospital. Watch the video to see the unveiling of the new uniforms.

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.

Springtime Sports and Healthy Living Fair

Springtime Sports and Healthy Living Fair

From Loudoun County Parks and Recreation:

Loudoun County Parks and Recreation will be holding a free community event on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event is the Springtime Sports and Healthy Living Fair, which will be held at the Claude Moore Recreation Center located at 46105 Loudoun Park Lane in Sterling, VA.