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Sunset Yoga & Pilates in the Park

July 10, 2014

The Georgetown BID, in partnership with Georgetown yoga and pilates studios, will host free one-hour sunset yoga and pilates sessions in the park throughout the summer.

Sessions will begin at 6:00 pm in Georgetown Waterfront Park near the intersection of Potomac Street and K Street (Water Street).

Please check in upon arrival at the information booth and pick up free water and light refreshments including hippie crack from Baked and Wired and mini-salad samples compliments of Sweetgreen.

You must bring your own yoga mat! Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Namaste.

July 15th Session presented by CorePower Yoga.

To register for July 15th click here.


July 29th Session presented by Fuel Pilates

To register for July 29th click here.


August 12th Session presented by Georgetown Yoga.

To register for August 12th click here.


August 26th Session presented by  Down Dog Yoga

To register for August 26th click here.


September 9th Session presented by Down Dog Yoga.

To register for September 9th click here.

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Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House This Month

June 9, 2014

The Picnic Theatre Company will be back at Dumbarton House this June, for their production of Langdon Mitchell's "The New York Idea," a social comedy of manners from early 20th century America.

This is picnic- style theatre, bring blankets to sit and enjoy the performance (Please note: chairs will not be provided by the museum.  Lawn chairs may be set up at the back of the audience.)  Refreshments and crepes by Café Bonaparte available for sale on site, cash only. Please, no pets.

The event will be held on June 18, 19, and 20. Grounds open at 6:00 pm and performance begins at 7:00pm

For tickets, click here.

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street.

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Kevin Carlson on Balance

May 19, 2014

Kevin Carlson (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Kevin Carlson

If you ask Kevin Carlson what it takes for a fitness program to be effective, he'll stress the education of the trainer and the culture of the gym. In DC and at Balance Gym for the past year and a half, Kevin has trained at the high school and college level and has clients from 7 to 70 plus. "It's so important to get good training," he says. "Everyone thinks they can be a personal trainer, the profession gets a bad name."

Helping people and teaching them how to be physically active and move properly is the reason Kevin got into the field. What he wants to get across is simple: "Just like any other profession, not all personal trainers are created equal and the market has become quite saturated lately. With the right person you can see tremendous results. Unfortunately, certified doesn’t equal qualified."

Balnce Gym (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Balnce Gym

With an holistic approach, Kevin emphasizes being healthy as a lifestyle, not a gym workout once or twice a week. Adopting healthy habits both in and out of the gym is the only way to see the results you want.

After a tour of Balance Gym, which include a recent 5,000 square foot addition in the basement, Kevin was quick to add, "This is one of the best gyms around. When the addition was completed and members wanted a change, it was quickly made. The people here have a voice. With the company's commitment to community events, the place also has a great family atmosphere."

In addition to a full service gym dedicated to weight loss, functional training, sports conditioning, Pilates, strength training, and post rehabilitation, the facility has Soma Spa upstairs, with its luxurious environment, a relaxing getaway with experienced therapists and estheticians.

"Blast through your comfort zone," a smiling Kevin advises as he resumes his own workout.

Balance Gym is located at 2121 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel. 202 965.2121


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