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Volleyball Clinic for Dream For Kids in Washington, D.C. This Weekend


This story comes to us from Rachelle Brehm:

(Washington, D.C. May 9, 2011) Albert "AL-B" Hannemann, 18 year volleyball veteran and Professional Beach Champion has created The National Volleyball League (NVL), a domestic professional beach volleyball tournament series which will take place at 6 events across the United States this year.  The first stop on this journey will be in the nation's capital with charity events, volleyball clinics and an inaugural soiree to kick off its opening season.


D.C. Fitness Challenge To Tackle City's Obesity Epidemic

This story comes to us from Sarah Massey:

Washington, D.C. — Aimed at battling DC's alarming obesity rate, one of the highest in the country, on Saturday May 14, 2011 Project Fitness Community and WIAS (Wellness In American Schools) will host the second annual DC Fitness Challenge. The event will take place at McKinley Technology High School, located at 151 T Street, Northeast, D.C., from 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

The DC Fitness Challenge is a community-focused health and fitness competition designed to help combat the city's overweight and obesity crisis through encouraging local communities to get active and fit. The Challenge began last year as a way to motivate fitness enthusiasts to reach back into their communities and inspire young people to get involved in health and fitness activities. Through friendly competition, participants motivate future generations to start their fitness journey.

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

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!

Report: Nero To Be Named GWU Athletic Director

The GW Hatchet is reporting that Patrick Nero has been selected as the new athletic director at The George Washington University.

Nero, who has been working as the commissioner of the America East Conference, will take over at GW for longtime AD Jack Kvancz, who will retire at the end of June after 17 years on the job.

Read the entire Hatchet story on their website.

DC Running Club To Host Several Charity Running Events This Spring

DC Running Club To Host Several Charity Running Events This Spring

This story comes to us from John Brathwaite:

(Washington, D.C.) - If you love running and want to do something good for a good cause, then you can register for one of the many fun road running events The DC Running Club (DCRC) is scheduled to host this spring.

Founded in 2008, The DC Running Club is non-profit organization dedicated to engaging communities within DC, MD and VA of all ages to achieve fitness through walking and running. Our strategic focus and determination will propel The DC Running Club into one of the premier running organizations in the USA. 

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.