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:
Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon
After: Grilled Chicken and Mixed Vegetables
Before: Greek Yogurt and Trail Mix ... Read More
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
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
04.06.2015 / Blog Posts
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Sarah Thomas, a Mississippi native who Wilson said has been a finalist for an NFL position previously, has officiated Conference USA games in the NCAA for nearly a decade. She has also officiated during NFL camps and the preseason previously.
A technicality would keep Thomas from being the first woman to ever officiate an NFL game though. That honor belongs to Shannon Eastin, who was on the field working when replacement officials were brought in by the league during a referee lockout in 2012. Thomas, however, would be the first female to be hired ... Read More
04.04.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Do you need some ideas for the perfect Easter Cocktail? No worries!
Here are 5 scrumptious cocktails that fit any Easter brunch gathering:
1. Agricole-Guava Cooler
2 ounces guava nectar
2 ounces rhum agricole
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce Navan
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 ounces club soda
Freshly grated cinnamon
Mint sprig, cinnamon stick or lime wheel, for garnish
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the guava nectar, rhum agricole, lime juice, Simple Syrup, Navan and bitters; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass; top with club ... Read More
04.03.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Easter has almost arrived and it’s time to get hoppin’ to this year’s easy, budget-friendly crafts. Keep your little chickadees busy with the most darling DIY projects for kids!
Easter Bunny Hand Craft:
Kids will love getting their hands painted for a project! Watch out though, this creative project can be messy!
Pom-Pom Chicks Craft:
This project will stimulate your child’s imagination while they work at improving their creative skills and their motor skills.
The Tradition Of Easter Grass:
Some people follow the tradition of grass growing ... Read More
04.03.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
You can take a nap while your spouse or friend drives and show passion for your favorite team with these Redskins Head Rest Covers! Perfect for the ultimate Redskins fans, this two pack head cover set fits most vehicle head rests.
Item: Redskins Head Rest Cover
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Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Read More
04.02.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
WOW sits down with Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer GeniLee.
Ever consider a different workout routine??! Cardio Kickboxing is always fun and never boring and it provides a total-body fitness workout routine! Not only is Cardio Kickboxing popular but it is also an excellent workout that actually replaces your aerobics machines and indoor exercise equipment routines.
First - CHANGES AND RESULTS HAPPEN with Cardio Kickboxing. What else?
You Definitely Lose Weight
Cardio Kickboxing increases the heart rate and helps to burn fat and calories. During a one-hour workout, you can expect to burn as many as 800 calories, or more!
You ... Read More
04.01.2015 / Health and Wellness
Week Three: Are You Keeping A Training Log?
A training log is a chronicle, journal, memoir and diary. It allows you to keep track of your personal events, experiences and observations. Logging everything you do can be one of the best tools for you to improve your goals. Since you can’t see change overnight recording your change over time can be beneficial to your personal evaluation.
Understanding a few things about a training log can help use them effectively:
Why should I use a training log?
As we mentioned earlier in the week, using a training log can be ... Read More
03.31.2015 / Blog Posts Community
From egg hunts to Cherry Blossom Celebrations, there are a number of kid-friendly events to mark on your calendar this weekend!
Here's a short list of local events that will keep your kids smiling:
Cherry Blossom Family Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday April 4, 2015 | 11:30 AM- 3 PM
WHERE: Penn Quarter, Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and F Streets, Washington D.C.
MORE INFO: The cherry blossom fun isn’t over just yet! Enjoy traditional Japanese music and dance performances while you make tatebanko (Japanese paper dioramas) with guests from the Freer Sackler. Fold origami birds with Smithsonian Gardens ... Read More
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