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Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

Come Bike with the Washington Redskins on Saturday!!

My good friends  Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston are hosting their second annual Ride to Provide charity bike event on Saturday April 23rd.  Washington Redskins, Anthony Armstrong and Rocky McIntosh,  former teammates Antwaan Randle El  and Derrick Dockery are also biking to support the cause!

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

What is your idea of a perfect spring day? Sipping vino on the Potomac? Sightseeing with map in hand at historic landmarks? Riding adrenaline-pulsing roller coasters? All of these are available here in the mid-Atlantic region within an hour (or two) from home. Decide what mood you're in, fill 'er up and hit the road with a friend, alone or with the whole family in tow.

IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURE

The Washington Mystics and INOVA Health System Team Up

The Washington Mystics and INOVA Health System Team Up

Today INOVA Health System and the Washington Mystics held a press event to announce their strategic partnership and to unveil the new uniforms of the Mystics, which display the INOVA Health System logo.   

“As partners, the Mystics serve as role models,” said Mark Stauder, President and COO of INOVA Health System. As partners, the two organizations hope to address issues such as child obesity and women’s health issues. In today’s announcement it was stressed that INOVA Health Systems and the Washington Mystics both share the same commitment to serve the community.

“This is an incredible moment in our history,” said Janell Hoffman, Board Member and Nurse Leader for INOVA Loudoun Hospital. Watch the video to see the unveiling of the new uniforms.

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Springtime Sports and Healthy Living Fair

Springtime Sports and Healthy Living Fair

From Loudoun County Parks and Recreation:

Loudoun County Parks and Recreation will be holding a free community event on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event is the Springtime Sports and Healthy Living Fair, which will be held at the Claude Moore Recreation Center located at 46105 Loudoun Park Lane in Sterling, VA.

 

Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth League Donates $5,000 to Leesburg For New Batting Cages At Robinson Park

Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth League Donates $5,000 to Leesburg For New Batting Cages At Robinson Park

From the Town of Leesburg:

New Cardiovascular Exercise Equipment Coming to Ida Lee!

New Cardiovascular Exercise Equipment Coming to Ida Lee!

From the Town of Leesburg – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center will be upgrading their cardiovascular exercise equipment mid to late March 2011.  This top-of-the-line equipment will feature the latest technology and provide users with a unique motivational workout experience.  The new equipment includes:

Precor AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) (pictured)

A machine different from any other, the low-impact AMT 100 (pictured right) is designed to work the body as well as the imagination. Go from short to long strides, walking to running, then into deep lunges on-the-fly.  Users can create a unique workout every time!

Precor EFX (Elliptical Fitnss Crosstrainer)