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By admin on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

For your Kettle Bell Workout sheet that I created, Click Right here.  It includes pictures and descriptions.  You can do it!   Go through it once Do up to three times Do it for times and see if you can shave some time off each time you do it – less recovery time between sets […]


By admin on Sunday, July 15th, 2012

  Mon Group Training 10:15 am  Leisure Fitness with Michelle & Becky Mirna, Karen, Neil Mon Group Training 6:15 pm Tower with Susan Cris, Maryl, Katie Wed Group Training 10:15 am Leisure Fitness with Ellen & Michelle Dr. Rafey, Neil, Joan, Maryl, Mirna, Karen, Valerie, Fran Wed Group Training 6:15 pm Leisure Fitness with Michelle […]


By admin on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Brooke Curran, a 43 year old lady from Alexandria, just recently ran a marathon in Antarctica.  She was the top female finisher because she was fit, had trained, but most of all, in my opinion, she had a strategy.  She decided to walk up the steep hills and by mile 16 or 17, she decided […]


By admin on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Stress – we all have it. A recent study published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reviews how, under stress, people pay more attention to the upside of a possible outcome rather than the downside. Stress is usually associated with negative experiences, so obviously we may think […]


By admin on Sunday, February 12th, 2012

It’s been a long time since I posted on our blog as we have been busy looking for an alternate location as our current one is being renovated. In the process of pounding the pavement, we have found many options – a studio that can be called our own (in Tyson’s Corner still). The details […]


By admin on Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Should Cyclists Use Strength Training Machines? A new study from Denmark shows that adding the use of special strength training machines to bicycle racers’ cycling training can help them ride faster in races (Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, December, 2011; 21(6):e298-307). Previous studies have shown conflicting results on whether strength training helps […]


By admin on Sunday, June 19th, 2011

N2SHAPE Riverhouse Yoga was recently road tested by FAA contractor and avid runner, Jill Medhus. Jill has kindly let us copy her feedback on Beth’s Yoga class from her personal training blog! She is currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon run on October 30, 2011, dedicated to the Periclean Scholars Alumni Association. “Recently, I […]