September is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to get into a new health and fitness routine that works well with your busy schedule. Whether you’re in need of mental relaxation or are interested in meeting new friends at a weekly cardio session, there’s something for everyone happening this week in NoVA.
Energized Fitness for Parkinson’s
Friday, Aug. 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Following 11 years of experience as a physical therapist, Sheetal Yadav, MPT, has turned to assisting those with neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease. At this week’s program, community members facing Parkinson’s will be able to get to know one another while Yadav leads a high-energy fitness experience meant to improve mobility. // The Kensington Falls Church: 700 W. Broad St., Falls Church; free
Free Preview Week at Samskara Yoga & Healing
Friday, Aug. 23-Thursday, Aug. 29, times vary
From vinyasa flow classes to family reiki workshops, this brand-new facility is centered around community wellness. As of this Friday, the site will open its doors for a full week of free offerings, as well as discounts on packages like unlimited monthly adult classes, six-pack adult classes, a beginner’s yoga starter kit and more. // Samskara Yoga & Healing: 22000 Dulles Retail Plaza, Dulles; free
All Male Zumba Masterclass
Saturday, Aug. 24, 1-3:30 p.m.
Men, it’s time for you to have an untraditional boys day at this rare, male-only Zumba class, featuring well-known instructor Jhon Gonzalez. As you dance around the nZone, strengthening muscles that aren’t typically utilized on a daily basis, you can feel confident that you’re getting a good workout in. The best part? It’s bound to be fun, too. // The nZone: 14550 Lee Road, Chantilly; $20-$30
Backpack Dash 1.3-Mile Fun Run & 5K
Sunday, Aug. 25, 8:30-11 a.m.
This weekend, join individuals of all ages for this inaugural run at Occoquan Regional Park. While you can feel pride in your fitness abilities, you can also take pride in the fact that L.L. Bean will be donating 100 backpacks with school supplies to students in need as a result of the event. Plus, race participants who donate school supplies themselves can practice their swing in the on-site batting cages for free. // Occoquan Regional Park: 9751 Ox Road, Lorton; $15-$30
Zumba at Solace Brewing
Sunday, Aug. 25 11 a.m.-noon
Get your body moving this Sunday with an energetic Zumba class followed by a beer of your choosing at Solace Brewing Company. Whether you’re familiar with the dance-like exercise or want to try it out for the first time, this class is open to individuals of all levels. Following the class, sip on a brew and grab some lunch from the on-site food truck. // Solace Brewing Company: 42615 Trade West Drive, Suite 100, Sterling; $15
New Mama Mondays
Monday, Aug. 26, 9-10 a.m.
Led by the prenatal and postnatal fitness program FIT4MOM, this is a unique way to stay in shape while meeting women of similar circumstance. The 60-minute workout is comprised of cardio, strength training and core restoration, all while keeping your youngsters entertained through interactive activities. Simply bring a stroller, workout mat and water and you’ll be ready to go. // Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets: 241 Fort Evans Road NE, Leesburg; free
Mindfulness Meditation Community Gathering
Monday, Aug. 26-Sept. 23
Starting Monday, you can join a four-week meditation program that can inspire first timers or cultivate new experiences for experienced meditators. While each session will begin with an intention, the programming for all four classes will change, ensuring you get the best experience possible with mindfulness meditation. // Crossroads United Methodist Church: 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn; free
Body and Mind Uplifting Power Workout
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Lululemon in the Mosaic District, this one-hour workout will do more than just stretch your body. Through HIIT movements, breathing practices and a stretching sequence, this class, led by certified wellness coach and personal trainer Punita Mangat, will leave you feeling uplifted and confident in the week ahead. // Lululemon Mosaic District: 8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax; free
Mindful Restorative Yoga
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1-2 p.m.
Restore your mind and body this hump day by attending a practice meant to boost your immune system, decrease stress and increase relaxation. In just one hour, you’ll go through restorative positions and guided meditation, leaving you centered and ready to take on the second half of the work week. Be sure to bring your own mat. // Crossroads Methodist Church: 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn; free
Stop Neck Pain Forever
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Do you constantly struggle with neck pain? If so, you’re in luck, as the experts of Pure Chiropractic in Vienna are hosting a free, hour-long event where they will share best practices for getting rid of neck pain. // Pure Chiropractic: 301 Maple Ave. W., Suite 515, Vienna; free
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