October 2012 archive

day hike at sugarloaf mountain

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I had a day off last week and took the opportunity to embrace the last bits of fall on a hike through Sugarloaf Mountain. The property is privately owned (read: no entrance fee) and located about an hour outside of the District by car. I’ve heard great things about this particular spot, and it’s been […] Read more…

staying at home with sandy

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Sandy came through the East Coast yesterday and kicked up quite a tantrum on her way outta town. Due to the high winds, heavy rains, danger of flying debris, and falling trees, most of DC stayed indoors yesterday. Today is not much better. I hope all of you are safe.  My thoughts and prayers go […] Read more…

open barre @ biker barre

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Crash Course: Biker Barre is a boutique studio specializing in–you guessed it–spinning and barre classes. The Open Barre class is 60-minutes of ballet-inspired exercises with a heavy focus on attacking hard-to-reach areas in the glutes, abs, arms, and thighs. Props include bender balls, free weights, and mats. Music plays a large role in the class and helps […] Read more…

Halloween-Themed Workouts to Scare the Sweat Outta Ya

DC’s fitness scene is pulling out all of the stops for Halloween this year. Maybe it’s the impending Frankenstorm. Or maybe it’s just the way DC lets loose before election day. Who knows. While I personally enjoy celebrating the holiday with reps on the Exorcist Stairs, some of these may sway my tradition. What do […] Read more…

A Short Jaunt With A Great View

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I love finding new fitness classes. I love finding new gyms. I even love hearing about new fitness classes and new gyms. But some nights, after a long day at the office, I just want to spend a little quality time with a tried and true workout that’s guaranteed to deliver. So last night I […] Read more…

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