Health & Fitness

07/19/2017 - 9:12am
This summer, coaches from Atlas Fitness on Capitol Hill are teaming up with DC Public Schools (DCPS) to help kids become more fit, motivated, and nutritionally educated. Atlas’s LEAD program – Leaders in Education and Athletic Development – receives grants from the DC Justice Grant Administration (a part of the Office of Victim Services) to work with Ballou High School, five days a week, to help prevent and/or reduce violence. Atlas is also working with Kelly Miller Middle... >>more
07/18/2017 - 10:21am
The number of folks interested in hiking and biking the Anacostia keeps growing. As does the number of people asking me the best places to go and how to get there. So, I decided to dedicate this summer article to just those issues. Let’s look first at some of the most interesting places to hike close by, and then go farther afield. After that, let’s shift to biking trails. Remember, you can take your bike on Metro at no additional cost up to 7 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,... >>more
06/16/2017 - 11:12am
“And please remember to bring a fecal sample.” Whenever a client schedules a wellness or sick pet visit, our front staff requests they bring a fresh stool sample. We are not fascinated by your pet’s poop, per se, but are concerned about your pet’s well-being and the potential for transmission of parasites to people. That being said, we are routinely amused by the containers in which people bring us their sample.  What do we look for in a fecal sample? Mainly... >>more
06/16/2017 - 10:03am
There’s no lack of choice when it comes to exercising on the Hill. Big box gyms offer variety, but can be intimidating. Small boutique studios offer comfort and intimacy, but your exercise routine may be limited by the lack of class choices. Two new fitness studios have created very different ways to work out, yet have designed programs similar in concept – work hard at your own unique pace, be safe and have fun. They focus on variety, intensity and individual coaching within a... >>more
06/16/2017 - 9:12am
Interested in a workout location that offers a balance of exercise, nourishment, and connection? The community at Barre3 Union Station is built on these three pillars, nourishing the whole body while maintaining balance day in and day out. Upon walking into the clean, crisp studio space, I was greeted with welcoming and friendly smiles by the front-desk personnel, instructors, and classmates. Having never engaged in a Barre3 class, I was taking on something new and different from my regular... >>more
05/20/2017 - 10:22am
On two mornings a month this spring, a group of seven has gotten together in the home of Patrick McClintock and Marilyn Goldberg to talk about what sadness, heartache, or sorrow they feel is keeping them from living life to the fullest. “It’s a safe, nonjudgmental place where you can unpack all your grief and loss,” explained McClintock. He and his wife Marilyn are holding the first living-room healing circle on the Hill. “I am amazed at how therapeutic it is to be able... >>more
04/15/2017 - 10:12am
Walls have been torn down, work stations have been erected, new floors have been laid and new equipment fills the rooms at the Sport & Health Club on G Street SE. “We’ve improved the cardio room, created a beautiful and large mind/body studio, designed a new functional training space and a multi-station functional training cage, and enlarged our weight room on the third floor,” said Chang Yi, general manager. “We’ve also installed new flooring and a mural in... >>more
04/15/2017 - 9:12am
Looking for a boutique boxing gym that is friendly and not intimidating? Are you interested in a motivating and fun place to call home for your weekly workouts? Nuboxx Fitness, Capitol Hill’s new boxing gym, offers a wide range of boxing classes for individuals of all levels and ages. You’ll receive your individualized, heart-pounding workout while focusing on technically sound boxing and training techniques that help you keep in shape and reach your personal health goals. I had the... >>more
03/18/2017 - 11:21am
Are you looking for some stress relief? Maybe you would like to incorporate more physical activity into your regimen? At Samurai Training Academy you can reap the benefits of both stress relief and physical activity, getting two birds with one stone. Learning and improving your martial arts skills in karate, jujitsu, and sword can help enhance your physical strength and your mental focus and calmness too. The Samurai Training Academy’s dojo is located in the heart of Capitol Hill on the... >>more