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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.

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.

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.

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields
New rules under consideration by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board would severely curtail the use of parks for casual, pick-up games of soccer and other sports.

Under current policy, if a field is not in use by a group that reserved it in advance, a “walk-on” group, with up to 40 participants (including spectators), can use it. The proposed rule would cut that number in half.

All county parks would be affected, including Mason District Park, Annandale Community Park, and Roundtree Park in the Annandale area.

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

From Fairfax County:

As pools open Memorial Day weekend throughout the region, the Fairfax County Park Authority recognizes that May is National Water Safety Month and encourages everyone to be safe!

Are you and your children water safe? Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children? In support of National Water Safety Awareness Month the Park Authority encourages everyone to follow some basic water safety tips that could save a life!

Each year there are nearly 3,500 deaths due to drowning in the United States alone. Drowning is preventable! Join us in our effort to stop drowning from happening. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a wide range of swimming lessons for children and adults. For more information about swimming lessons and a complete list of classes see Parktakes On Line.

Water Safety Tips:

LOVE YOUR BODY Event at RESTON TOWN CENTER

LOVE YOUR BODY Event at RESTON TOWN CENTER

From Carol Nahorniak:

Reston, VA – Help kick off Virginia Yoga Week with Beloved Yoga as Northern Virginia’s best yoga instructors and alternative health care providers will treat the community to Love Your Body Day on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190. The third annual Love Your Body Day offers a fun and educational way to celebrate taking care of our bodies from the inside out. Admission is free. A donation to Reston Interfaith will be encouraged for yoga classes and services offered at the event such as massage and Reiki. There will be loads of free gifts and giveaways for participants.