Reaching your stretch goals

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[vc_column_text]Stretching is an often forgotten aspect of an exercise regimen, and the information about when and how to stretch can be conflicting and confusing. But once you learn the ins and outs, and get the hang of it, stretching can have a number of valuable benefits, plus play an integral role in preventing and combatting injuries. In the past, the ... Read More

How to Get Started with Swimming

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[vc_column_text]Contributing to our series on the many ways you can get and stay fit during the summer, our friends at Fit & Me are helping us out by giving you tips on how to get started swimming. Whether you're a seasoned exerciser who is just looking for a new and exciting way to stay in shape or you're a beginner ... Read More

Beginner weight training

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If you’re just getting serious about your fitness and want to incorporate weight training into your routine in order to build muscle and sculpt a leaner physique, understand how to approach dumbbells, barbells, and machines can be intimidating. But weight training doesn’t have to be scary, especially for women who make the assumption that it’ll alter their bodies to look … Read More

Let your body be your machine

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[vc_column_text]When we think about getting a good workout, often times we immediately starting thinking about the gym, the equipment, the machines, and the trainers, and how we need all of those things in order to validate our efforts. But we’re well equipped to get in shape without any assistance from a device, and with the help of the internet—like YouTube, ... Read More

DTY Favorite DC summer activities

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[vc_column_text]Our workout series explores all kinds of fun, cool ways to stay or get in shape for the upcoming summer, from Pilates to Crossfit, as well as how to stay safe by giving you tips for what to look out for with supplements and how to avoid injuries. But getting in shape doesn’t always have to be so formal, and ... Read More

Bike to work (and everywhere else)!

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[vc_column_text]First, we scoot, then we crawl, then we walk, then we run… And by the time we’re four, most of us have learned how to handle at least a three-wheel version of arguably the best form of mechanical transportation and exercise—biking. The first version of the bicycle came along in the 1700s. It was essentially a toy back then, used ... Read More

CrossFit: creating a new aesthetic

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[vc_column_text]CrossFit has become one of the most popular forms of fitness in recent years. But what make this fitness style so obsessive, creating a cult-like following among its followers? One word: RESULTS. Physical, psychological, and emotional results. So what is it? Well, like Pilates, the word “crossfit” is relatively new to our vocabulary. But simply put, CrossFit is both a ... Read More

Tips to avoid injury while working out

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[vc_column_text]As the temperature gauge goes up and less clothes are worn, we become more mindful of that gym membership we’ve been avoiding since February. Of course, if you are already happy and comfortable with your body, then congratulations! But some of us would like to make a few adjustments if we’re going to be showing off a little more skin ... Read More

Everything is Pilates

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[vc_column_text]Over the last couple of decades, Pilates has become one of the most popular fitness systems in the world. Part of the reason is because of its low barrier to entry—it’s easy to do and not terribly expensive—and the results that it delivers in the amount of time devoted to the practice. “Pilates” is a word many of us have ... Read More