Sunday, August 7
RUN: It’s the third annual Dog Days of Summer sprint triathlon, perfect for first-timers and experienced triathletes alike. The race begins at 7 AM at Southern Walk Pool (43081 Village Drive, Ashburn). There is a 400-meter outdoor pool swim, a 12-mile bike course, and a 5k run. To register for the event and for more information, click here.
YOGA: Unity Woods Yoga Center in Ballston (4001 North 9th St., Suite 105, Arlington) will host a free yoga class from 5 to 6 PM. Fore more information, click here.
If you want to try Bikram yoga, head to Bikram Yoga Bethesda (7832 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda) for a complimentary class from 1:30 to 3 PM. Don’t forget hydrate well the day before and dress in cool, comfortable clothes. Bring your own mat and towel. Bikram Yoga Bethesda is yoga apparel brand Lululemon’s studio of the quarter, so you can try this class for free every Sunday, same time. For more information, click here.
Thursday, August 11
DESTRESS: Need a little R & R? Art of Living Foundation is hosting De-stress DC, an evening of meditation, yoga, music, and food. The event is part of a social-awareness campaign that encourages Washington to handle stress in a healthy manner. The free event runs from 6:30 to 9 PM at Sri Sri Center for Peace and Meditation (2401 15th St., NW). Register at De-stress DC’s Web site.
GYM: And don’t forget to keep track of that rising thermometer. Anytime it hits at least 90 degrees, you can head over to your local Washington Sports Club and workout for free! Click here for more information.
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