• The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: FIVE WEEKS To Go

    03.25.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Week Two: Tips on Choosing the Right Running Shoes


    When deciding to become a runner it is important that your feet stay happy. Finding the best running shoes can be tough with the amount of choices on the market. Knowing what to look for can make finding the shoes that properly fit from heel to toe easier. Brian Fullem, D.P.M., secretary-treasurer of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine shares these 6 tips for buying running shoes:

    Shop at Smaller Stores
    Major department chains can’t always answer your specific needs, so look for smaller specialty stores like ... Read More

  • Ortho-VA Advice: What To Do After A Workout

    03.25.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Refuel! (Hydrate and Nutrition)

     Proper fueling before exercise is important to optimize performance, but nutrition for recovery from exercise is often overlooked. Our bodies rely upon a well-balanced array of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in rebuilding the parts of our body that have been stressed during exercise. Refueling after a workout with a well-rounded set of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats will help your body reap the most benefit from your hard effort

     Water is also absolutely essential to overall health. In particular, following exercise, proper hydration is important in order to replace the fluids that you have ... Read More

  • ICYMI: Redskins Wives Take On Domestic Violence

    03.24.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    Inspired by a heartfelt presentation from anchor Robin Roberts, several Redskins wives on Monday took part in a community event preparing care packages for domestic violence victims.

    “Optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use.”

    That was the main message parlayed Monday by Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, who inspired dozens of NFL spouses at the league’s annual meetings at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

    Roberts — a breast cancer survivor who has also undergone a successful bone marrow transplant — left an impression on every single woman in the room, particularly Tanya Snyder, a breast cancer survivor who ... Read More

  • ELLE Magazine: These Women Are Getting It Done In Washington

    03.23.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    In the nation's capital, men may head every branch of the federal government—but increasingly, it's women who are stepping up, taking charge, and getting things done. Here are a select few of ELLE's fifth annual Washington Power List.

  • Get to Know the 2015 Redskins Coaches

    03.22.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    Check out some facts about our new 2015 Coaches!  


    Joe Barry: Defensive Coordinator

    Born: July 5, 1970

    Place of Birth: Boulder, Colo.

    College: Michigan, USC

    NFL Coaching Experience: 14 years

    Previous Job: Linebacker Coach; San Diego Chargers (2011-14)  


    Bill Callahan: Offensive of Line Coach  

    Born: July 31, 1956

    Place of Birth: Chicago

    College: Illinois Benedictine College

    NFL Coaching Experience: 16 years

    Previous Job: Offensive Coordinator/ Line Coach; Dallas Cowboys (2012-14)  


    Perry Fewell: Defensive Backs Coach   

    Born: Sept. 7, 1962

    Place of Birth: Cramerton, N.C.

    College: Lenoir-Rhyne College

    NFL Coaching Experience: 17 years

    Previous Job: Defensive Coordinator; New York Giants ... Read More

  • Women's History Month: Would Eleanor Roosevelt Be On Twitter?

    03.21.2015 / Blog Posts

    Written By: Kathi Laughman of Today's Innovative Woman  

    In this month we celebrate Women in History. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), the U.S. president from 1933 to 1945, was a leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. An important note about her role is that she was one of the first public officials to use mass media to talk about important issues such as civil rights; the rights of children and women; and the value of public service.  Because of that, there are many quotes ... Read More

  • WOW Exclusive Offer: 4- piece Redskins BBQ Set

    03.20.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    Whatever you have on your grill this 4-piece Redskins BBQ Set has everything you need for a great backyard barbecue or Redskins Tailgate! The Redskins barbecue set is stainless steel and features a fork, tongs, spatula and brush! Each utensil is branded with the Redskins team logo. The spatula also features a laser etched logo.

    Item: 4-piece Redskins BBQ Set

    WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL150


    Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion.  Read More

  • RECAP: Up Close With The Women Behind The Redskins

    03.20.2015 / Blog Posts Events Redskins

    On Thursday, March 19 , WOW teamed up with WISE (Women in Sports and Events) DC Chapter to host a networking and panel event, “Up Close with the Women Behind the Redskins”. The WOW Leadership Series and WISE Power Play Panel introduced a powerhouse of female executive leaders working for the Washington Redskins. 

    The event started as an in-depth interactive panel discussion moderated by Julie Donaldson, Anchor for Comcast SportsNet Central and active WOW member. Each executive discussed their career paths and current position responsibilities. Our guest panelists included Jane Rodgers, Executive Director of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation; Nancy Hubacher ... Read More

  • The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: SIX WEEKS To Go

    03.18.2015 / Blog Posts Community Events Health and Wellness Redskins

    Today marks the start of our Couch to 5K Countdown Series! Since running for beginners can be extremely tough without a plan, we have created a secret weapon for our ladies on the Official Women of Washington 5K team. Our Couch to 5K Countdown Series will give you the perfect training advice so that you will be ready for the big day! Be sure to check back every Wellness Wednesday from now until May 2nd to keep updated!

    Week One: Motivation

    Get Motivated to Run!

    The time starts now to begin to push yourself to train for the Draft ... Read More

  • Celebrate St. Patty's Day in Style!

    03.17.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Looking for some fun ideas to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your girlfriends? You're in luck! With help from The DC Ladies we have found some creative ways to cherish the evening without having to guzzle the Guinness. 


    Pot of Gold Cocktail

    (makes 8 servings)


    • 24 lemon rind (strips)
    • 8 tbsps limoncello (liqueur)
    • 4 tsps fresh lemon juice
    • 750 ml champagne (brut, chilled)


    Roll up each strip of lemon rind; place 1 into each of 8 Champagne flutes. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon juice to each glass. Divide Champagne evenly among glasses. Serve ... Read More

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