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Free Class Demonstrates Popular New Workout Program

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

LES MILLS BODYPUMP™, a popular exercise-to-music program developed in New Zealand, will be offered in four Fairfax County Park Authority RECenters this fall. To demonstrate the benefits of this exciting new program, certified instructors are conducting a free, one-hour class in the gymnasium at Audrey Moore RECenter on July 30, 2011, at 9 a.m. The class is open to the first 100 registrants. Adults of all ages are invited to participate.

 

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.

Free Summer Soccer Camp for Kids

Free Summer Soccer Camp for Kids

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Monday - Friday, June 27 – August 19 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bailey’s Elementary School – 6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041

Children ages 6-14 are invited to participate in our annual Culmore Soccer Camp.  Click here to view the flyer in Spanish.  This free camp is designed to teach children the fundamental elements of the game of soccer. Participants at Culmore Soccer camp are separated into four age groups which allow participants to work with individuals in the same skill range. In addition to soccer skills, the camp also offers additional educational programs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

JTCC Serves Up a Million-Dollar NCAA Recruiting Class

From JTCC:

 

(COLLEGE PARK, MD) Today, the Junior Tennis Champions Center’s (JTCC) graduating class announced the next steps in their tennis careers with 14 of 17 youth committing to compete on NCAA collegiate teams, one opting for a professional tennis career on the ATP Tour, and two still weighing their options.  

 

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. 

CYCLESTUDIO Gears Up for Grand-Opening

CYCLESTUDIO Gears Up for Grand-Opening

CYCLESTUDIO, a cycling and yoga studio focusing on full body training, announced its grand-opening to be held on Friday, April 29, 2011. On grand-opening day, CYCLESTUDIO will offer classes at 7:00 a.m., noon, 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and a 20 percent discount will be awarded for all class passes purchased during opening week.

With a focus on cardio, strength and flexibility, CYCLESTUDIO will provide Washingtonians with a one-stop shop to achieve all of their physical and mental needs, providing exercises that will push them to achieve their athletic potential.