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Early Opening for Heated Pools

From the Reston Association:

RESTON, Va. – You don’t have to wait unitl Memorial Day to go swimming.  That’s because the two heated pools operated by Reston Associaiton opened this past Saturday.

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!

Run/Walk to Break the Silence

From Amy Waxman:

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Northern Virginia Chapter will be holding the 9th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on May 14, 2011, at the Reston Town Center, 8 am start time.  The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.  To register for the race:  


http://nocc.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=461941&lis=1&kntae461941=2C217CCEC04A4F9BAFF1EC862DB47FF3

Renovation Closes Pool for Season

Renovation Closes Pool for Season

From the Reston Association:

RESTON, Va. –This season, there will be one less pool to enjoy while Dogwood Pool undergoes a major facelift.  To save an estimated $10,000 in additional costs to open the 32-year-old facility for just one season, the Reston Association Board of Directors voted to start the renovations as soon as plans are approved.

The improvements to the existing 20-meter pool include a new water basin with a zero depth entry, in-water bench seating, three 25-meter lap lanes and a diving well.  There are also upgrades to the bathhouse to modify it for accessibility, a new picnic pavilion and water spray and play area.  The pool is expected to re-open in the 2012 season.

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.