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5 virtual workout classes to tune into this weekend

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It may take you moving the coffee table to be able to spread out your yoga mat fully, but it’s worth it. If you’re looking for some motivation to get up and move this weekend, head online and find these fun, heart-pumping classes from local fitness brands.

Ascend Cycle
The bikes at Ascend Cycle may not be spinning like usual, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch the virtual core classes and live spin classes (for those with a bike at home) with the local team. This weekend, try out the Happy Hour HIIT class for free on Friday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. to get your feel for it. If you decide you love it, hop on your bike or stay on your mat and join weekend classes such as Elevate, Back Attack and more. // May 15, 5:30 p.m.; free, home membership $99; 2413 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

Barry’s Clarendon
Sometimes you just need to switch it up with different workouts, especially when you’re motivating yourself to do so from home. Luckily, Barry’s is offering four different home workout classes, from body-weight strengthening, resistance band training and weight lifting, to treadmill and weights. Even if you don’t have equipment at home, you can still make it work by grabbing what you have and toning those muscles. Class times vary, but for first-time guests, the first two classes are just $20. // class times vary; $20 for two classes (first-timers only) or $20 per class; 2825 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Lava Barre
Get ready to feel the burn at this condensed, 45-minute barre class that will have you strengthening and conditioning the entire time with quick transitions and sweaty sets. The class is taught by Lava Barre co-founder Vanessa Ligorria, so you have no excuse to not give it your all, even if she can’t see you from across the room. // May 13-15, 5-5:45 p.m.; $25 single class, memberships available; 1528 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga
New to yoga and Pilates? No problem. Mind the Mat has a full schedule of livestreamed classes, especially ones lined up for this weekend, ranging from hot-flow yoga to Pilates boot camp. To get your weekend started off right, sign up for the online Hot Power Flow Yoga to get your blood pumping and your muscles stretched after a long week of working from home. Plus, you can use a space heater nearby to give that extra dose of sweat if you need it. // May 16, 9:30 a.m. and May 17, 10:30 a.m.; $20 for one week unlimited (first-time members) or $29 weekly digital plan; 3300 Fairfax Drive, Alrington and 2214 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

Despite gathering instructors from across the country to teach daily classes, [solidcore] instructors from Arlington are still accessible on the schedule too. This weekend, catch several classes from the NoVA-based studio with Full Body (Center, Glutes & Back) At Home with senior master coach Calla from Arlington, and Full Body (Outer Glutes & Triceps) At Home with Michelle from Arlington. There are also several DC-based classes to choose from, or ones from faraway trainers too. // May 15, 6 a.m. and May 16, 9 a.m.; $15 per class; multiple locations

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5 unique workouts in the DMV you’ve probably never heard of

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New Year’s resolutions aside, there’s going to come a time in 2020 that you decide you’re bored of your workout. 

Maybe it’s too mundane, maybe you’re just no longer getting the results you were looking for. Whatever it may be, there are plenty of other options to try, including these five across the region. These high-energy and creative classes will have you exercising all year long. 

Chakaboom Fitness
Remember rollerblading? Well, forget the wheels and snap on Kangoo Jumps instead for this high-energy, low-impact workout. You’ll be going nowhere but up as you bounce your way through the class of marching, arm movements and full-body exercises on elevated (and yes, bouncy) shoes that will get your heart rate up and your legs toned in no time. Plus, the location adds in bar and toning classes (not on the Kangoo Jumps), and general Chakaboom dance classes to keep you moving and grooving! // Chakaboom Fitness: 6300 Beulah St., Franconia; $13.36 per Kangoo Jumps class, class passes available from $33

Maybe your favorite workout at the gym is Zumba class, you’re starting to no feel the rhythm the same way as when you started. Well, time to add in your own rhythm by trying the local POUND classes. Attendees will get two drumsticks to bang on the ground, hold during core movements and stretch during warm-ups and cool-downs. If you thought moving to the beat was hard, try making that rhythm yourself, and challenging your muscles while you’re at it. // Various locations across the DMV, check here for local listings; Class prices vary

Aerial Yoga
There are more than a dozen yoga classes to try locally, whether there are kittens running around and hanging out on your mat, drinks offered after class, or other workouts mixed in the practice. But if you’re truly looking to improve your balance, flexibility and sense of relaxation, try aerial yoga. The classes, which involve participants doing poses on the ground, with the assistance of long, weight-bearing silks, also will have you suspended in the air and amazed at what your body can do. Don’t think twisting and wrapping your way up a silk is your cup of tea? Just try savasana, but weightlessly suspended in the hammock of the cloth. // Multiple locations across the region, including Spark Yoga, Shakti Aerial Yoga and more; Class prices vary

Sure, certain CrossFit workouts incorporate gymnastics … but what about actually flying, flipping and balancing your way through a workout? At Trapeze School New York in Washington, DC, class participants can expect to strengthen and condition their muscles, gain more body awareness, combat their fears and expand their belief that their body can do more than they’ve ever imagined, just by embracing this circus-inspired workout. Use your own body weight to climb and suspend from the ropes, balance on bars and bounce on the trampoline. It’s a workout you might just want to swing back to over and over again. // Trapeze School New York, Washington, DC: 520 Tingey St. SE, Washington, DC; Class prices start at $40

Think of the hot summer days and get excited for this class (it won’t make its local comeback until temperatures rise again). Your weekly spin class just got harder and even more fun. At Splash Cycle, stationary bikes are placed in the pool, where attendees spin, dance and splash their way through a workout that will have your legs working with the push of a pedal. The best part? You’ll stay cool in the water, even when the sun is burning bright over the DMV once again. // Crystal Square: 1515 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington; $28 per class

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Improve your health and wellness at these 14 events in November

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It’s not a secret that health is an important part of life. Whether you want to learn better habits, or are just looking for a fun new workout group in the community, events across the region will help you feel healthier, stronger and happier throughout the month of November.

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Energized Fitness for Parkinson’s
Friday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tailored for those with Parkinson’s, this program provides a high-energy fitness class for improving mobility and strength, while also serving as a support group for participants to speak with others about their experiences facing Parkinson’s. // The Kensington Falls Church: 700 W. Broad St., Falls Church; free

DPI Adaptive Fitness Foam Roll & Stretching
Friday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Learn the benefits of foam rolling and stretching at DPI Adaptive Fitness. The small class is limited to five participants per adaptive trainer, ensuring everyone gets hands-on assistance. The class will guide participants through rolling and stretching exercises meant to improve tight muscle tissues and range of motion. // DPI Adaptive Fitness: 3545 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 101, Fairfax; free

A Natural Approach to Anxiety
Sunday, Nov. 3, 3-4:30 p.m.
What’s the real cause behind anxiety and how can you take a natural approach to addressing symptoms? Elsa Lam, pharmacist and functional diagnostic nutritionist, will teach you how nutritional therapy and holistic healing can help address mental health issues in children and adults. // Golden Health Holistics: 46950 Community Plaza, Suite 112, Sterling; free

DMV Dance Fitness (Twerk Cardio)
Monday, Nov. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Boss Chick Dance Workout is an ACE-certified, women-only, high-intensity hip-hop course, focused on afrobeats and dance hall moves. The class includes 40 minutes of dance cardio, five minutes of high-intensity interval abs and strength training, 10 minutes of choreography and five minutes for a cool down. // Saffron Dance at Clarendon: 3260 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; $8

Writing to Wellness
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m.
This workshop designed for writers will focus on using poetry as a tool for healing while navigating trauma. The class will be lead by C. Thomas, who was named a Pioneer of Poetry at the National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards in 2015 and was also a 2019 finalist for Poet Laureate of Alexandria. // Old Town Books: 104 S. Union St., Alexandria; $15

Thursday, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6 a.m.
Hosted by lululemon, Run RTC is a run around Reston Town Center every Thursday morning, lasting anywhere between 25 to 45 minutes. The group meets outside of Reston Town Center’s lululemon location. // lululemon Reston Town Center: 11957 Market St., Reston; free

Yin Yoga Rejuvenating
Thursday, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 8:30 a.m.
Every Thursday morning, Yoga Toka hosts a yin yoga class to help balance and calm the body and mind. Yoga poses are held for three to five minutes at a time, designed as a meditative practice. Props are used so that the body can release into the posture, instead of flexing or engaging the muscles. // Yoga Toka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $20

StrongFirst Kettlebell Course
Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Get an in-depth and thorough training on how to use kettlebells in your fitness routine at this course, ideal for newcomers to the type of weight. The eight-hour workshop will be taught by Next Level Fitness & Performance instructors. // Next Level Fitness & Performance: 6620 James Madison Highway, Haymarket; $299

Gainesville Holistic Health Center Open House
Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Integrating holistic, complementary, alternative, functional and quantum medicine into its practice, Gainesville Holistic Health will be hosting an open house for interested patients to come meet practitioners, ask questions about holistic health and win prizes in raffles. // Gainesville Holistic Health Center: 7528 Old Linton Hall Road, Gainesville; free

Day of The Dead (Lift)
Saturday, Nov. 9, noon-5 p.m.
Beyond The Barbell will be hosting its very first Day of The Dead (Lift) competition, welcoming beginner to advanced lifters to compete in a friendly dead lift competition. The event will be followed by a cookout. // Beyond The Barbell: 14080 Sullyfield Circle, Suites E and F, Chantilly; $30

Stress, Anxiety and Heart Health
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.
Board-certified cardiologist and internal medicine doctor, Dr. Raya of the Vitology Institute, will discuss holistic approaches to conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances and more. The lecture will mostly focus on stress, anxiety and heart health. // Seasons 52, Napa Room: 7863 Tysons Corner Center, McLean; free

Sunday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-noon
Have a fun and energetic Sunday morning at this Zumba class taught by Zumbanova’s Cathy Caminero. Follow the class with a brew of your choosing from Solace Brewing Company. Ticket price includes the hour-long Zumba class and one beer. // Solace Brewing Company: 42615 Trade W. Drive, Suite 100, Dulles; $15

Chair Yoga
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7-10 p.m.
Not yet ready to bend and twist on a yoga mat? That’s OK, because chair yoga exists and is just as beneficial, especially for older adults with orthopedic issues. This mindful yoga class will provide gentle stretches for relaxation and flexibility. // George Mason Branch Library: 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale; free

Integral Hatha Yoga
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7-8 p.m.
Pack a yoga mat and a light blanket and head to Crossroads United Methodist Church for an integral yoga hatha class, taught by Jami Obermayer, Ph.D. The class will focus on breathing and poses to bring awareness to the mind-body connection. It is a guided practice using yoga nidra techniques, designed for inner peace, calmness and stress reduction. // Crossroad United Methodist Church: 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn; free

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