Free Workout Class: Yam Jam at Sport & Health Club

Make a preemptive strike against holiday weight gain.

By: Melissa Romero

Burn some major calories before the Thanksgiving meal at Skyline Sport & Health Club's Yam Jam class this Thursday at 9:30 AM.

The annual Yam Jam is free and open to the public, even if you're not a club member. It will feature 45 minutes of Zumba, 45 minutes of strength training, and 30 minutes of stretching and yoga.

Or you can opt out of the first two sessions in favor of an hour-long spinning class from 10 to 11 AM, and finish with the rest of the group in the stretching section. Either way, with an hour and a half to two hours of exercise, there's no reason to feel guilty for that second helping of mashed potatoes afterward.

Yam Jam. 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Sport & Health Club, 5115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church; 703-820-4100; sportandhealth.com.