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Free Yoga, Group Bike Rides, and Suzanne Morrison Book Signing: Fit Fun
How to stay healthy and fit this week By Melissa Romero
Comments () | Published August 26, 2011
Suzanne Morrison, author of Yoga Bitch, will be at Boundless Yoga on Sunday. Photograph courtesy of suzanne-morrison.com

Saturday, August 27

RUN/WALK: The Prince George’s Running Club’s Women’s Distance Festival features a run and walk for Haiti at Lake Artemesia (Berwyn Rd. and 55th Ave., Berwyn Heights). There is a women’s-only 5K that starts at 8 AM and a men’s 5K and family walk both starting at 9 AM. You can register the day of races for $30. Proceeds will benefit the Clermont Foundation, which provides services for homeless adolescents in Haiti. For more information, click here. The races are rain or shine, unless there is lightening or thunder. Check the club’s Web site for regular updates or e-mail easy2exercise@gmail.com for more information.

BIKE: Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association for a morning group ride along the Oxon Run Park Trail. The loop begins at Congress Heights Metro Station at 10 AM and will continue for three miles. Kids are welcome to join and helmets are mandatory. For more information and to register, click here. WABA will determine whether or not the ride will take place by 5 PM today. Check WABA’s Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

DANCE: Join Laurent Amzallag every Saturday from 9 to 10 AM for his signature YaLa fitness class along the Southwest Waterfront marina (Seventh and Water sts., SW). YaLa (which means “let’s go”) combines various elements of fitness—including strength conditioning, plyometrics, and cardio—with music and dance. Best of all: The class is free! If it rains during the class, there may be large tents for shelter. Check Amzallag’s Web site for an update.


Sunday, August 28

SHOP: High school runners and their parents should head to Pacers Alexandria’s Mega Spike Night from 6 to 9 PM. All products will be 15 percent off for high schoolers, and they can get a special package of training shoes, cross country spikes, and a T-shirt for $135. There will also be DDR competitions, photos, a make your own cupcake station, karaoke contests, autograph tutorials, and New Balance athletes present for the “I’m a Running Rock Star” event. No need to sign up. For more information, click here.

YOGA: Boundless Yoga welcomes author Suzanne Morrison to its studio for a book signing and reading starting at 2:15 PM. Morrison is the author of the book Yoga Bitch, which made the LA Times’s must-read summer list. Morrison will talk about how to write about your own yoga journey without coming off as a pretentious yogi. Click here for more information.

BIKE: Head over to Revolution Cycles in Clarendon (2731 Wilson Blvd., Arlington) or in Rockville (1066 Rockville Pike, Rockville) for a free bike maintenance clinic. At 7:45 AM there will be a 20 to 25-mile training bike ride, and by 10 AM you can munch on bagels, orange juice, coffee, and sports drinks. From 10:30 to 12 PM, technicians will teach how to fix a flat and go over basic maintenance and how to clean your bike. Register here—there are only a few tickets left at Rockville and there is a waiting list at the Clarendon location.

YOGA: Every Saturday or Sunday, a local yoga studio offers a free class courtesy of Lululemon. Be sure to check each store’s event calendar for more information. Click here to find the Lululemon store nearest you.


Wednesday, August 31

YOGA: It’s the last week to check out Lululemon’s free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday in August in Dupont Circle. It starts at 6:30 PM and is BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat). Click here for more information.

GYM: And don’t forget to keep track of that rising thermometer. It’s your last week to workout at Washington Sports Club for free anytime it hits at least 90 degrees. Click here for more information.

Have an event you want included in the next Fit Fun roundup? E-mail mromero@washingtonian.com with more information.

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