Fitness

Giveaway to Game On Greater Washington Event

Giveaway to Game On Greater Washington Event

Posted October 17th, 2016 by Sandie in Around Town, Causes, Fitness, Health

My daughter’s best friend has Type 1 Diabetes, and through their friendship (and mine with her mom), I know how important diabetes awareness and research is, so I’m happy to partner with the American Diabetes Association and the Washington Redskins to offer free MVP wristband tickets to Game On, Greater […]

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New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Fitness, Health

New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

If you have ever wished your gym would turn off the TV in its childcare facility and actually get your kids to exercise while you are exercising, the new TRUE Health & Wholeness in Arlington is worth a look. Owned by Nina and Christian Elliot, parents of four children, the […]

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Review: Fitness Bands for the Whole Family

Posted February 10th, 2016 by Sandie in Fitness, Health

Review: Fitness Bands for the Whole Family

One of my family’s goals this year is to move more, and we’ve been accomplishing that with the help of fitness trackers. It’s not always easy (for me!) to meet our daily goals, but these wearable activity trackers keep us going and reminding us that we need to be good to […]

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Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Aimee in Child, Fitness, Health, Parenting

Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

We’re nearly two months into the new school year, and I’ve already seen several parents vent on Facebook about their children’s teachers taking away recess as punishment. To these parents and me, this form of punishment could not make less sense. To punish one student (or worse, an entire class!) […]

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Taking My Kids Running

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Elaine in Fitness, Health, Parenting

Last Fall, I decided to take up running. In part, it keeps me busy during soccer and baseball practice, as well as drop-off birthday parties. I get to exercise while the little people have fun, leaving me with little guilt about taking time out for myself. But some days, none of […]

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{Sponsored} Aetna Asks: “What’s Your Healthy?”

Posted December 16th, 2013 by Sandie in Fitness, Health

Disclosure: I was compensated to host this in-home discussion party, but all ideas are completely my own. When I was asked to host an in-home discussion with a few friends about what we consider healthy living, it was hard to say no… It seemed like the perfect excuse to have […]

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Personal Fitness Map: YMCA Silver Spring

Posted September 27th, 2013 by Sandie in Fitness, Health

We recently joined the YMCA in Silver Spring, so my children could join the Y’s year-round swim team in preparation for competing on our summer pool’s team. As a bonus, joining the Y allowed me to check out their fitness offerings. The Y in Silver Spring isn’t as impressive as […]

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Personal Fitness Map: Virtual Boot Camp

Posted September 13th, 2013 by Sandie in Fitness, Health, Uncategorized

As I announced last week, I’m trying my hand at working out at various places in the DC area, but for my first week, because of the craziness of settling into the back-to-school routine, I started with an online boot camp run by my friend Karen. I’ve known Karen more […]

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