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  • The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: TWO WEEKS To GO!

    04.15.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Week FIVE: Indoor vs. Outdoor Running

    April showers bring May flowers but wet and slick pavements make it hard for runners to train outdoors! The treadmill makes an excellent training tool for runners when weather conditions are uninviting. Runners who decide to run must be aware of some key differences between running outdoors and running indoors.

    Hamstrings: The treadmill belt is powered by a machine. When you run outside, sidewalks and trails don’t move, requiring you to rely on your hamstrings to finish the stride cycle and generate movement. When running on the treadmill your running stride is different ... Read More

  • Americans Could See Their First Female President In 2016

    04.14.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    Hillary Clinton is officially running for president in 2016.

    "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in a video message posted to her new campaign website on Sunday. "Every day Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion."

    On Sunday, Hillary Clinton released a video that highlights the stories and images of a diverse group of Americans to announce that she will seek the presidency for the second time. Clinton said she is running "so you can do more ... Read More

  • Spring In The City: The First Ladies Of The Cherry Blossom Festival

    04.13.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    Japan’s national flower is the cherry blossom, which is also known as "Sakura" in Japanese. The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. The flowers are a symbol of hope and humanity serving as a reminder that the life of a human can end anytime just like a flower. In 1912, Japan presented the cherry trees as a gift to the United States honoring their friendship. The delecate, pinkish-hued flowers have sparked an annual and important celebration for ... Read More

  • Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day With Mid-Atlantic Dairy!

    04.12.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are probably one of the easiest, most classic sandwich recipes ever invented. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shares a flavorful upgrade to the classical great tasting sandwich!

    Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Ingredients:

    6 oz (180 ml) Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)

    6 tbs (90 gm) unsalted butter

    4 oz (120ml) honey

    4 slices of a thick bread like sourdough

    4 oz (113 gm) cooked chicken thigh meat pulled and shredded

    4 oz (113 gm) yellow American cheese

    1 oz (28 gm) gorgonzola crumbled (or bleu ... Read More

  • Happy National Pet Day!

    04.11.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    Today we celebrate our pets by showing them how much we love them. Our pets give us so much and it is important that we show our appreciation. There are so many traditional things to do for your pet such as buying them a new toy, tasty treats, or taking them on a long walk in the park if you have dog! But this year get creative and celebrate your relationship with your pet by doing something different.

    Here is a quick list of ideas:  

    Take professional pictures: This is a perfect way to create memories that will last a ... Read More

  • WOW Exclusive Offer: Ladies Redskins Sequin Flip Flops

    04.10.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion

    Why wear basic flips when you can shine? Step up your Redskins team spirit with these Redskins Sequin Flip Flops! These fashionable flip flops feature a burgundy sequin strap and a Redskins team word mark. The team logo on the heel tops off these stylish flip flops!

    Item: Redskins Sequin Flip Flops  

    WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL153

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

      Read More

  • Should Female Athletes Use Sex Appeal To Market Themselves?

    04.09.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    There is an ongoing controversy around female athletes using sex appeal in sports to gain recognition. Recently, Golf Digest released their May fitness issue of the magazine featuring Twenty-year-old pro golfer Lexi Thompson. Thompson is the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA tournament, but it wasn’t that which turned the heads of the public.

    The controversial photograph of Lexi Thompson that appears on the cover of the fitness magazine is what caught the attention of the public eye. As seen in the picture below, she is featured on the cover of Golf Digest wearing only black bottoms, one golf glove ... Read More

  • The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: THREE WEEKS To GO

    04.08.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Week FOUR: What to Eat Before and After a Workout

    Running a 5K race doesn't require months of training or a perfect nutritional plan. When it comes to nutrition, running a 5K requires you to consume the appropriate amount of nutrients to support your training. Getting enough vitamins and minerals is also important to support and promote a healthy immune system.

    Here are three tasty pairings for a before and after workout: 

    Pairing 1

    Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon 

    After: Grilled Chicken and Mixed Vegetables 

     

    Pairing 2

    Before: Greek Yogurt and Trail Mix ... Read More

  • Use A Medicine Ball For Core Conditioning And Strength!

    04.08.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Written by Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer GeniLee.

    As a kickboxing instructor, I tend to emphasize how important it is to build core strength.  You may already know, the body depends on your core for balance, stability, posture, and control, even upon executing your kicks and self-defense techniques. It also helps keep a healthy and strong back.

    Did you know the medicine ball helps to provide vital fitness benefits such as building core trunk strength? Movement and stability begin with the core – abdominals, lower back, hips and spine. The core is the body’s center of power.

     As shown in ... Read More

  • ICYMI: Redskins Attend 2015 White House Easter Roll

    04.07.2015 / Blog Posts Community Events Redskins

    Redskins players Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Chris Baker and Nick Sundberg attended the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

    Memories were made on Monday with Redskins players Griffin, Kerrigan and Baker. The trio joined a series of Play 60 events with children from across the country at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

     Long snapper Nick Sundberg was also present early in the morning at Coca-Cola's "Troops For Fitness" activity. 

    More than 35,000 people were in attendance, participating in fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, and, yes, an Easter egg hunt.

    While the players ... Read More

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