07.01.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer, Geni Lee.
Having a strong core is essential. Your body depends on your core for balance, posture, and control. Having a strong core keeps your body aligned and may even help alleviate back pain!
As a cardio kickboxing instructor, I am amazed of how core strength and development is increased from a cardio kickboxing workout. This form of exercise increases core strength, core balance, stability, posture, and control, as well as cardio endurance and lung capacity. Core training is a must when it comes to cardio kickboxing. Your stances, kicks, and balance derive ... Read More
06.30.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
What has become the most exciting way to network and even seal a big business deal? Golf. Believe it or not, this sport is quickly on the rise. From millionaires to middle-class, it’s always been a way for men to connect and grow.
So how do women get in on the fun?
VanAdams Sports Group saw this issue and used it as motivation for starting Gathering on the Greens. Gathering on the Greens is a series of golf workshops designed to increase women's skills on the course and strengthen their confidence to “get in the game.”
All sessions ... Read More
06.29.2015 / Blog Posts WOW Interview Series
Women of Washington Redskins welcomes wife of Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan and one of WOW Wives' newest members, Jessica McCloughan!
Jessica shares her story with WOW; what it's like moving across the country, keeping up with their five kids, and talking football with one of the best teachers there is!
Tell us about yourself!
I grew up in a small city about an hour north of Denver called Longmont. I grew up in a hard-working, middle class family where I lived with both my parents and an older brother and sister. I started working in health clubs at ... Read More
06.28.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
While being a 3-time Super Bowl Champion might seem like the ultimate success to most people, for former Washington Redskins defensive end, Charles Mann, that’s not nearly the case.
The day his first-born child walked across the stage to receive her diploma was one of extreme joy and a bit of sadness for Mann. In an interview with Strayer University, he expressed how in that moment he realized his life only had one blemish and that was he had started something he did not finish.
Charles Mann had initially attended and played football at the University of Nevada from ... Read More
06.27.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Health and Wellness
Sometimes you straighten it. Sometimes you dye it. You even tie it up, cut it off and then let it grow back again. It’s the universal fashion statement shared by both men and women of all ages. However, Vogue.com asked the question: what if you lose it for good?
The highly-acclaimed fashion magazine recently posted an article called “Crowning Glory.” It’s a project that introduced nine incredible women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia. Here are some of their stories:
"Beauty to me was about fitting in. Now I want ... Read More
06.26.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
The Women of Washington are teaming up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) to bring you "Wedding Wisdom."
Follow the First Ladies of Football along their engangement journeys!
Meet WRC Rookie, Aura!
How We Met
My fiancé and I were introduced by a mutual friend. Although he was excited to meet me, I was a little hesitant because I didn’t like to be “set up”. When we were introduced he was living in Seattle, WA and I was living here in the DMV; I knew for sure that long distance was not going to work for me (lol). After ... Read More
06.25.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins
WOW is bringing you Thrifty Thursdays to teach you how to showoff your Redskins pride WITHOUT breaking the bank!
This week’s Redskins DIY creation was inspired by a photo we found while surfing Pinterest. With summer finally upon is, it’s a way to spice up any bar, kitchen or tailgate area.
First off, you have to get the right pieces:
- Wall mounted bottle opener
These can be found through online shopping or at a local hardware store. Make sure it comes with screws and washers for the wood. Apply using directions given in each kit.
(Image from Amazon ... Read More
06.24.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Contributed Article from OrthoVirginia Orthopaedic Magazine
As the world’s reigning martial arts champion, Nikki is accustomed to hard fights and grueling physical competition. So when she injured her knee while sparring at the 2012 World Martial Arts Games in England, she was not deterred. “My coaches wrapped up my leg and made me finish,” says the 27-year-old from Culpepper. “An hour later, I had to compete again. Everyone watching knew what had happened. I got a standing ovation. The mayor took pictures.”
Nikki boarded her flight back to Washington with two gold medals, a world championship ring and one ... Read More
06.23.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
While Robert Griffin III is known for his football IQ, FOX 5's Scott Smith sat down with him to test his baby knowledge. See how the new father did and if you think he was fast on the field, wait until you see him in the baby diaper race!
06.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
As of yesterday, it is now officially summer! While this usually generates happy thoughts with people around the U.S., lately it seems to have taken a negative affect on some women's pschye.
Kelly Bourdet, a blogger for Refinery29, set out to discover the effects that the standard “beach body” image has on how we view our very own bodies.
In doing so, she surveyed 1,000 millennial women and asked them what they think about their bodies. Here are the results:
(Images courtesy of Refinery29)
Always remember that staying healthy is a part of leading a happy life ... Read More
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