Fitness Events Around DC This Week: Aqua Zumba, Charity Spinning, and Vinyasa Paint

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North Face Mountain Training Athletics

Stanton Park, December 1; Dupont Circle, December 3

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 December 1 or December 3 sessions. Free, 6:30 PM.


December 1; 4618 14th St., NW

Follow instructor Lisa Maestri in a dance that integrates breathing, movement, yoga technique, and music. Meet at The Dance Loft on 14. $20; 7 PM.

Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K

December 1-31, Alexandria

Participate in a virtual race—choose the course, run any time this month, and report your time to Moon Joggers for this global event. Plus, raise money for the Feed My Starving Children charity. $0-33.

FlyWheel Charity Ride

December 1; 1927 Florida Ave., NW

Join Whitman-Walker Health for a one-hour ride at FlyWheel-Dupont to support HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention. Don’t forget to bring water. $50; 8 PM.

Open Meditation

December 2; 532 North Washington St., Alexandria

Join the folks at 532 Yoga for a 30-minute silent meditation to help reduce stress, improve focus, and support healthy emotions. Free; 1:30PM.

ARTOGA Vinyasa Paint

December 2; 716 Monroe St., NE, Studio #27

Bring your mat to the LATELA Studio and prepare to have fun. This yogi haven incorporates paint into the practice. This workshop is limited to 10 people; reserve your space online. $31.59; 7 PM.

Learn Tai Chi

December 2; 916 G St., NW

Join Stephen J. Goodson in the study and practice of Tai Chi Form and the two-person training routine, Push Hands. Beginners and veterans are welcome to this 90-minute class. Free; 8 PM.

Bike Ride

December 3; 2501 Champlain St., NW

Meet up at City Bikes in Adams Morgan for a 15-mile ride around Rock Creek, Van Ness, and Cleveland Park. Bring water and a light for this one-hour ride over 1000 feet of elevation. Register online. Free, 6:30 PM.


December 4; 1353 U St., NW

All levels are welcome to the Hamiltonian Gallery for a Barre3 workout—complete with yoga, Pilates, and ballet barre work. Bring your yoga mat and water to this 60-minute workout designed to engage muscles, amp up the metabolism, and strengthen the core. Register online. Free; 9 AM.

Yoga and Beer

December 5; 257 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon

Aslin Beer Company is hosting 60 minutes of pure relaxation—yoga and a pint of your choice included. Even better—100 percent of proceeds will go to the Pile of Smile charity, supporting children with cancer. $16.37; 10 AM.

Intro to Road Cycling

December 5; 1412 Q St., NW

Join the experienced cyclists at The Bike Rack for an introduction to road cycling. This 25- to 30-mile ride will be at a non-intimidating pace of 12-to-15 mph, and perfect for anyone new to group riding. Bring your road bike and helmet. Free; 10 AM.

SoulCycle Charity Ride

December 5; 601 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Join Whitman-Walker Health for a one-hour ride at SoulCycle-Mount Vernon to support HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention. Don’t forget to bring water. $50; 1:30 PM.

Aqua Zumba®

December 5; 9100 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas

Head to the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center for traditional Zumba dance moves—but in a pool. Bring a towel, water, and a bathing suit. $10; 6 PM.

Vinyasa Yoga

December 5 & 6; 411 8th St., SE

Be Here Now Yoga is hosting a one-hour, donation-based class that will synchronize motion and breath, as well as help mental focus. All levels are welcome. 12:30 PM.

Run With Santa 5K

December 6; 11911 Democracy Dr., Reston

Join the Potomac River Running Store at Reston Town Center for some holiday fun. Participate in the costume contest by running in Christmas-themed garb, and enjoy hot beverages, cookies, music, and an awards ceremony after the race. $35-40; 8:30 AM.

Jingle All The Way 5K

December 6; Freedom Plaza

Pacers Running will hook you up for this race—giveaways include hot refreshments, Mizuno gift cards, a long-sleeve technical shirt, and jingle bells (to tie to your shoes, obviously). Gear up in holiday-inspired attire for the costume contest. $40; 9 AM.

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