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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. 

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

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.

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

From the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation:

Good Counsel Wrestler Kyle Snyder Pins National Recognition

Good Counsel Wrestler Kyle Snyder Pins National Recognition

By Allison Frick

OLNEY, Md. (WUSA) -- Good Counsel freshman Kyle Snyder has been wrestling since he was in kindergarten. Today, at 215 lbs., he has harnessed all his early years of practice on the mats into an impressive high school debut.

"I remember wrestling in some of the tournaments and just learning the basic moves, and I'm glad I started that early because I really think it's helped," said Snyder.

So far this season, Snyder is undefeated, has been ranked as one of the top 15 wrestlers in the country and captured first place at Delaware's prestigious Beast of the East Wrestling tournament in December.

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL FINISHES No. 72 IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL RANKINGS BY MAXPREPS

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL FINISHES  No. 72 IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL RANKINGS BY MAXPREPS

OLNEY, Md., Jan. 4, 2011 -- The Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football team has finished No. 72 nationally for the 2010 season. The announcement was made by MaxPreps, a California-based company that ranks more than 15,000 high school varsity football teams.

            Our Lady of Good Counsel (10-2) avenged a 31-28 loss to DeMatha during the regular season with a 42-3 thrashing on Nov. 21, 2010 to win its second straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. Good Counsel is one of 50 schools being honored on the sixth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. The school was honored for the 2009 season when the team finished 11-1 and was ranked 51st nationally.

GolfTEC Opens Golf Instruction Facility in Montgomery County, MD

GolfTEC Opens Golf Instruction Facility in Montgomery County, MD
The Leader in High-Tech Golf Instruction Opens a New Location in Montgomery County, Maryland. GolfTEC is pleased to now provide industry leading golf lessons in Montgomery County, Maryland.

GolfTEC, the world leader in high-tech golf instruction, is pleased to announce that the GolfTEC North Bethesda Improvement Center in Rockville, MD is now open. The new Golf Improvement Center is located at 5056 Nicholson Lane, Suite A, Rockville, Maryland 20852 inside of the Nicholson Plaza Shopping Center. Players can now enjoy GolfTEC golf instruction in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Limited Time Offer

GolfTEC North Bethesda Improvement Center is offering a lesson/evaluation at a huge discounted price (72% discount off regular in-store $195 price) if you mention this press release: