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Support Veterans by Joining the EOD 131WOD CROSSFIT Movement this Fall

Support Veterans by Joining the EOD 131WOD CROSSFIT Movement this Fall

Veterans Day is November 11th and this day makes for a great time to consider how individuals, groups, businesses, and gyms can get involved and show their support for our nation’s veterans. While it’s estimated that there are over 19 million veterans in the country, there is one elite group of veterans in need of your support, because they have the most dangerous job in the military. This group is EOD or explosive ordnance disposal, or to many, bomb disposal. This Veterans Day, you can join a movement, and use your work out as a way to support these important members of our military.

New Laws Ban Headphones for Bicyclists, What You Need to Know

New Laws Ban Headphones for Bicyclists, What You Need to Know

Bicycling is a sport that millions of people of all ages engage in across the country. Additionally, there are many people who run on a regular basis. What many of these people who cycle and run may not realize is that there are new laws on the horizon regarding whether or not they can wear headphones as they are engaging in these activities.

“People often go out and bicycle with headphones on or get into a marathon and wear headphones as they run,” explains Richard “Big Rich” Bracke, founder of BiGR Audio, a company that makes specialty headphones and innovative Bluetooth wrist speakers. “It’s important that people know the laws regarding this issue and that they take precautions.”

MorfBoard Aims to Make Exercise Fun, Get People Moving More

MorfBoard Aims to Make Exercise Fun, Get People Moving More

There are a lot of excuses and myths that surround exercising. Whether it’s how much and how long to do it, or whether or not there must be pain to have a gain, the misinformation abounds. With the New Year just around the corner, one company is setting out to change the way Americans look at exercise. Eitan Kramer is a personal trainer and former pro action sports athlete who has developed MorfBoard, a new fitness system that fuses the passion that action sports athletes have with traditional workout methods designed to make working out fun.

“The two biggest excuses people have for not exercising are a lack of time and they don’t enjoy it,” explains Eitan Kramer, the inventor and CEO of MorfBoard.

5 Reasons Every Golfer Needs Sun Sleeves

5 Reasons Every Golfer Needs Sun Sleeves

According to the National Golf Foundation, 29 million Americans play golf. That puts a lot of people outdoors for each game that they play, and if they want to get good at the game they are playing more than one round per year. What many of these golfers may not realize is the increased risk for skin cancer they have by being avid golfers. Skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, is the most common form of cancer in the country, with 2 million people being diagnosed with it each year.

“Playing golf is great, but many don’t realize that it’s typically played in the sun,” explains Elise Champe, owner of Eclipse Sun Products. “All that sun exposure can really do some damage. It’s important to know the risks and what can be done to minimize them while enjoying the game.”

Here are 5 reasons every golfer needs sun sleeves:

TRAINING FOR TURKEYS FITNESS PROGRAM at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDIOS; Childcare Availabl

TRAINING FOR TURKEYS FITNESS PROGRAM  at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDIOS; Childcare Availabl

With the holidays approaching, eating and indulging is top-of-mind for most, but The Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Studio in Alexandria, Va. has started its Training for Turkey adult fitness program now through Nov. 28, offering unlimited adult fitness classes for $50.  MSA will even host a special Thanksgiving Day MetroBarre and Yoga Class on Thurs., Nov. 28 to bring in the holiday. And for all those moms, childcare is available at both studios for all 9:30 a.m. classes, Monday through Friday. Cost is $2 per child. Packages can be purchased at www.metropolitanarts.org or call 703.339.0444.

Yoga & Other Natural Ways to Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis

Yoga & Other Natural Ways to Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis

 

McLean, VA - September 4, 2013– It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis or are at high risk of developing the condition due to low bone density. It is usually seen in individuals over 50, but it can strike at any age, and there are factors that put you at higher risk, such as:

·         Being female

·         Low body weight

·         Lack of physical activity

·         A family history of osteoporosis

·         Early menopause without hormone replacement

·         Prior bone fractures

“Dance Your Heart Out” Campaign Raises Money For American Heart Association

“Dance Your Heart Out” Campaign Raises Money For American Heart Association

In honor of National Heart Month, Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. is featuring their “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign, offering unlimited adult dance and mind/body classes throughout February for a special price of $110. And MFAC will donate 10 percent of all “Dance Your Heart Out class fees to the American Heart Association. Schedules can be viewed at www.metrofinearts.com. Classes are available at Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. locations.

MFAC’s “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign includes all adult dance, yoga and MetroBarre classes. A regular adult class fee is 10 classes for $130. The February “Dance Your Heart Out” program provides unlimited adult class access at a significantly discounted set fee of $110 with 10 percent donated to the American Heart Association.