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Slow-Paced Bike Ride

November 23; 1537 7th St., NW

DC's One Love Massive is hosting the DC Slow Roll to support the local biking community. The ride is purposefully at a slower pace, but bring your bike, helmet, water, and light. Register online. Free; 7 PM.

North Face Mountain Training Athletics

Stanton Park, November 24; Dupont Circle, November 26

Join two North Face trainers for workouts aimed at strengthening you for your outdoor goals. Train to finish an endurance challenge, ski stronger, or hit the summit. Register online for the November 24 or November 26 sessions. Free, 6:30 PM.

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Posted at 11:40 AM/ET, 11/23/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Ambitious Athletics owner Carmen Sturniolo demonstrates good posture. Photography by Angie Hilsman.

Perfect posture—which enhances blood flow, breathing, and movement to name a few perks— is a hard feat, especially with a desk job and limited exercise. Endless sitting reinforces an internal rotation—when your extremities start to curl in towards your center—mainly because only the frontside muscles are being used. "Working the muscles we can't see will help the muscles we can see," says Carmen Sturniolo, owner of Ambitious Athletics. Use his five tips to help your posture.

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Posted at 01:54 PM/ET, 11/19/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Photograph of BLAST class courtesy BLAST.

Launched in Atlanta in 2008, BLAST (Balanced Level of Aerobic/Anaerobic and Strength Training) is planning to open their first boutique outside of Georgia in early 2016. Their choice location? Washington, DC.

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Posted at 03:39 PM/ET, 11/17/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Plus nutrition for runners and an introduction to road cycling. By Angie Hilsman
Photograph by Antonio_Diaz via iStock

Panel Discussion: How to Beast Your First Ironman

November 16, Tenley-Friendship Library

Considering an Ironman or half-Ironman triathlon? Sit in on this panel discussion, hosted by DC Triathlon Club, to find out what you can expect for long-course triathlon. Experienced triathlon club members will field questions on training, lifestyle, and coaching. Free, 7 PM.

Morning Yoga and Recess

November 17, Penn Social

Join WithLoveDC bright-and-early for a morning recess! Enjoy yoga, kickball, jump rope, and more for a minimum $6 donation. 6 AM.

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Posted at 03:28 PM/ET, 11/16/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Get fit and give back with these 19 local races. By Ryan Weisser
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Washington, DC

The 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk

If you’re not up for running a race, but still want to give back to your community, a charity walk is a good option. The American Heart Association holds this national walk every year, and you can register as an individual participant or get a group together to fundraise. Money raised through donations goes to the AHA for heart health and disease research, education, and support. November 7, 8:30 a.m.; National Mall.

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Posted at 03:20 PM/ET, 11/04/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Image courtesy Cupid's Undie Run and Runner's World.

There is glory in stripping to your undies and running a mile for charity. The kind of glory that leads to national magazine covers, when it comes to Bobby Gill, co-founder of DC-based Cupid's Undie Run.

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Posted at 11:39 AM/ET, 10/29/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Photograph courtesy Carlene Thomas.

We all know it’s important to eat our green vegetables, but there’s only so much kale a person can, or should, ingest. This fall, try trading your leafy greens for green beans. Fennel might be new to you, but this recipe only takes a few minutes to put together and the result will re-awaken your hunger for green and crunchy foods. Pair it with grilled chicken, cubed tofu, or white beans to round out the dish as a meal.

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Posted at 11:10 AM/ET, 10/27/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Group exercise leader Gitanjali Borkar starts an incline pushup. Photography and gifs by Angie Hilsman

With cold weather, holiday meals, and nonstop traveling threatening your summer bod, it might be time to rethink your workout routine. Bodyweight training uses only the weight of your body—no machines, weights, or tools—to tone and strengthen. "It's something anyone can do with a little bit of time and a little bit of space," says local group exercise leader Gitanjali Borkar.

Although having led group exercise for 12 years, Borkar only recently got into bodyweight training and began hosting her own free bodyweight training classes. "It's kind of my rebellion against these excessive, trendy workouts," she says. “If there’s a ledge or a textbook or steps, use them."

Here are her tips for building your own bodyweight workout.

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Posted at 07:30 AM/ET, 10/22/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Photograph courtesy Flickr/apasciuto.

The age-old art of pizza blotting--soaking up the pools of grease atop your pizza with a napkin--is a disgusting one. But does it elimate enough calories to make it worth holding that yellow, translucent, grease-stained napkin in front your face?

To find out, Washingtonian got in touch with local registered dietitian and nutrition consultant Rima Kleiner, to get her expert insights.

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Posted at 01:01 PM/ET, 10/16/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
If you’re looking for a luxury gym, you’ve got two good options: Vida or Equinox. But which is the best fit for you? By Caroline Cunningham
Photograph Courtesy of VIDA Fitness.

Boutique gyms are big: More studios are opening to offer just one or two types of exercise, be it indoor cycling or barre. But for those who can’t stomach dropping $30 on one hourlong class, two full-service gym chains, Vida Fitness and Equinox, give you the luxe experience of a boutique with a membership that features a lot more than one kind of workout. Because both are known for their superstar trainers, fleets of exercise machines, and five-star amenities, you might struggle to decide between the two. Take our quiz to find out whether you’re #TeamVida or #TeamEquinox.

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Posted at 06:00 AM/ET, 10/15/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()