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Fitness Events This Week: Yoga Challenge, Bike Maintenance, and Ugly Sweater Run

Fitness Events This Week: Yoga Challenge, Bike Maintenance, and Ugly Sweater Run
Photograph by Cathy Yeulet/ iStock.

25 Days of Yoga Challenge

December 7-31; 6470 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria

Join Honest Soul Yoga for this 25-day challenge aimed at keeping stress low for the holidays. Each class aims to give a minimum of 7-minute Savasana—to calm the brain, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure. Register online, and look for the daily mini-challenge on their Facebook page. $10; 4 PM.

North Face Mountain Training Athletics

Stanton Park, December 8; Dupont Circle, December 10

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 8 or December 10 sessions. Free, 6:30 PM.

Open Meditation

December 9; 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.

Spa Tour

December 9; 1517 15th St., NW

Okay, this isn’t a workout—but who says no to complimentary cocktails? Join Aura Spa for a tour of their newly renovated spa, holiday treats, spa samples, and massage consultations. Email ahicks@vidafitness.com to RSVP. Free; 6:30 PM.

Learn Tai Chi

December 9; 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 10; 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 1,000 feet of elevation. Register online. Free, 6:30 PM.

Bike Maintenance

December 10; 119 North Washington St., Alexandria

Join Lotus Pedal for a demo on basic bike anatomy, simple maintenance how-tos, trailside maintenance, and tips for riding in the colder weather. Bonus—participants get 10% off of maintenance-related products the night of class. Free; 7:30 PM.

Ugly Sweater Run

December 12; National Harbor

Boast an ugly sweater, run or walk a 5K, and gorge on hot chocolate—all while supporting a a good cause. Expect holiday music and goodies, photo booths and games, beer, knit hats, and an ugly sweater contest. Register online. 9 AM.

Scavenger Hunt

December 12; 2021 K St., NW

Gather a team of four and join Ambitious Athletics for a scavenger hunt through downtown DC. Stay for post-hunt a potluck brunch. Email info@ambitiousathletics.com to register. 9 AM.

Bike Maintenance & Introductory Road Cycling

December 12; 1412 Q St., NW

If you can’t make Thursday’s bike maintenance demonstration, head to The Bike Rack for a one-hour lecture covering drivetrain maintenance and changing a flat tire. Register online. Free; 8:30 AM.

Follow up with an introduction to road cycling—a 25- to 30-mile ride set at a 12-to-15-mph pace for anyone new to group riding. Bring your road bike and helmet; register online. Free; 10 AM.

Bollywood Workout

December 12; 4216 Annandale Rd., Annandale

Stay motivated with a Bollywood-inspired workout. The Bollywood X dance choreography is designed to make you sweat and keep you energized alongside Bollywood music. Free; 1:30 PM.

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