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Fitness Events This Week: Yoga Challenge, Barre 3, and Tribal Dancing

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25 Days of Yoga Challenge

December 7-31; 6470 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria

Honest Soul Yoga‘s 25-day challenge continues its aim of keeping holiday stress low. Calm the brain, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure with a minimum of 7-minute Savasana. Register online, and look for the daily mini-challenge on their Facebook page. $10; 4 PM.

Barre 3

December 15, 17; 4618 14th St., NW

Work up a sweat during this one-hour mix of yoga, Pilates, and ballet barre. Head to Dance Loft on 14 with your yoga mat and water. Register online for the December 15 (8 AM), December 17 (7 PM), or December 20 (4 PM) sessions. Free.

North Face Mountain Training Athletics

Stanton Park, December 15; Dupont Circle, December 17

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 15 or December 17 sessions. Free, 6:30 PM.

Open Meditation

December 16; 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.

Twelve Days of Fitness

December 16; 3229 M St., NW

De-stress from the holidays with this free workout at Athleta Georgetown. Although you can expect to sweat with TRX and cycling trainer Michelle Hart, holiday cookies will be available to refuel post-workout. Register online. Free; 7 PM.

Three-Mile Run and Gear Test

December 16; 919 F St., NW

Potomac River Running is hosting a 3- to 5-mile run around the monuments to test out the latest Tom Tom technology and Nathan Visibility products. Join the group for pre-run stretch and post-run happy hour. All levels welcomed. 6:30 PM.

Learn Tai Chi

December 16; 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.

Lecture: Tips for Stress Management

December 17; 1127 King St. #201, Alexandria

Join the holistic professionals at Mynt Medical Massage and Spa for a two-hour demonstration on clean eating for a busy lifestyle, managing stress with essential oils, yoga for stress management, and more. Door prizes included. Register online. $22; 6 PM.

Bike Ride

December 17; 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.

Introductory Road Cycling

December 19; 1412 Q St., NW

Join The Bike Rack for 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.

Soka Tribe Class

December 19; 905 U St., NW

Recovery from your Friday night with a midday dance! The Soka Tribe is hosting a 60-minute dance class to increase strength, tone muscles, and build endurance—all accompanied by Caribbean and Afro beats. Register online. $15; 12:30 PM.

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