Maintain your health goals this weekend by taking time to go for a run, to meditate and more. Here are eight healthy things to do from June 28 to 30 across NoVA.
$5 Pilates Class
Friday, June 28, 6:45 p.m
We have all heard something about the Pilates-style core workouts that took the fitness scene by storm a few years back. If you’ve ever been interested in trying it out but were too intimidated to be a beginner (or pay a hefty first-class price), Local Motion Project is hosting a community class where everyone can experience the movement, fitness and strength of the original Pilates principles. // Local Motion Project: 2377 S. Dove St., Alexandria; $5
Trottin Oxen Run Club
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
If you’ve been planning a long weekend run but haven’t worked up the determination to just do it, head to Old Ox Brewing for its weekly run club on Saturday morning, where relaxed walkers and avid runners are welcome. There is no cost to become a member, and if you join, you’ll not only get in a good workout, but also get invites to local running events, holiday potlucks and more. Plus, you can reward yourself with a cold brew when it’s all said and done. // Old Ox Brewery: 44652 Guilford Drive, Ashburn; free
Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m.
If trying to follow a YouTube meditation video doesn’t seem to be working, and you simply can’t “turn off” your mind the way you hope to, head to Sahaja Yoga Meditation Center, which hosts a free weekly class to help you start your weekend on the right foot. The goal is “mental silence,” which seeks to go beyond stress management techniques and into more wellness for the entire mind and body. No matter what level of experience or interest, all are welcome. // Sahaja Yoga Meditation Center: 14080 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly; free
Saturday, June 29, 3:30 p.m.
It’s time to switch up your go-to yoga routine. Evolving Lives Body & Mind is hosting a free yoga event this weekend where guests can check out the space with founder Rachel Baylor, participate in a free one-hour flow class (no experience required) and celebrate afterward with refreshments. Baylor hosts weekly classes at the location with various days and times. // TranZitionMe: 2815 Duke St., Alexandria; $5 (free if first class)
Zumba with Steve & Hong
June 29, 11 a.m.
Feel the rhythm and dance your way into the weekend with a local Zumba class hosted at Saffron Dance. The class is a mix of upbeat music with choreographed dance patterns that everyone can follow. All ages and dance experience levels are welcome. The best part (other than getting in a good sweat session) is your first class is free. Otherwise, drop-in is only $5. // Saffron Dance: 3260 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.; $0-$5
What is powerlifting?
Saturday, June 29, 1 p.m.
Its popularity has been growing steadily and it could just be your next fitness-focused venture. The sport is open to anyone 8 years old and up, and is devoted to three heavyweight lifts: the squat, the bench press and the deadlift. This workshop allows all guests to get all of the information on the benefits of the sport, ask questions about everything they don’t yet know and learn how to get involved in the local lifting community. // Beyond the Barbell LLC: 14080 Sullyfield Cir E & F, Chantilly; free
Take your CrossFit up to Another Level
Sunday, June 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You’ve achieved and accomplished your workout goals, like a few pull-ups with your chin actually above the bar and running quicker than you did a few weeks ago. Now, if you’re looking to take your CrossFit training to another level, this one-day clinic will teach you five strategies to move further and work harder, as well as teach you injury prevention. // CrossFit Parable: 14080 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly; $80
Sunday, June 30, 7 p.m.
Sunday nights always need a little something extra to round out the weekend. Join Mind Your Body Oasis for a free yoga session at Crystal City Water Park, where all guests are encouraged to relax and unwind before their upcoming week of new responsibilities. Plus, class takes place under the glow of the fountain lights at dusk. // Mind Your Body Oasis Yoga Studio & Wellness Center: 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington; free
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