Apr 22 2013

4/19 DC Strokes Rowing Team Fundraising Event Recap

2013-04-19_dc row_048-LSpecial shout outs to Richie, Jordan, Ed, Brandt (VZ FDSS), Jason (CV trainer), Don (CV trainer) and Omar (REN FD) for coming out (or trying to come because of the storm) to support! A HUGE thank you to Nancy for being my partner in planning and organizing this event and thanks to Aaron, James, Tony, Mike and Olivier for making this event a cross-Urban Adventures success:

–  The DC Strokes Rowing Club is now an official VIDA corporate account after signing up the initial 5 new members at the party!

–  There were over 60+ attendees over the course of the night (93 RSVPs, but of course the rain storm affected attendance).

–  We auctioned off more than $3,400 in special donated items from VIDA corporate and preferred partners which all went towards the presenting sponsorship.

–  The DC Strokes auctioned of an iPad Mini that raised an additional $700 for the DC Strokes.


Apr 21 2013

VIDA Spin Classes on the Roof

It’s Spring time and that means beautiful weather, flowers blooming, running outside and VIDA SPIN Classes held on the roof top deck at VIDA U Street.


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Apr 15 2013

VIDA Fitness Boot Camp Spring 2013 — Camp Continues

Boot CampSpring VIDA Fitness Boot Camp continues at VIDA Verizon.

Great Job Guys!!!

Here’s your homework: Plank exercise is one of the top ten abdominal exercises.
This exercise is a great way to flatten your stomach, strengthen your core and improve the endurance of your back and stomach muscles. By strengthening your core, you will strengthen your hips and pelvic floor. Having a strong core, stomach and back muscles will lead to improved posture and may help prevent injuries. The only equipment that you need for the plank exercise is your own body and enough floor space to lie down on. To do the plank exercise correctly, complete the following steps:

Lie Flat on the Floor

Rest your body on your forearms with your palms flat on the floor. Double check that your shoulders are aligned directly over your elbows. Make sure that your legs are straight behind you with your ankles, knees and thighs touching.

Perform A Push Up

In a push-up motion, raise your body off the floor, supporting your weight on your forearms and your toes. You should have a straight line from your feet to your head. For comfort, you can rotate your elbows to a 45 degree angle and clasp your palms together in the center. Make sure that your back is flat and your head, neck and spine are in a straight line.

Tighten Your Abs Muscles

Keep your abdominal muscles engaged and do not let your stomach drop or allow for your hips to rise up. To avoid letting your hips or buttock rise up, tilt your pelvis towards the floor. Remember to breath. Take slow inhales and exhale steadily.

Hold It

To begin, hold this position for 30 seconds. As time goes on while you are in the plank position, you may notice your stomach beginning to drop or your hips rising. To avoid this, remain aware of your position and keep your abs engaged, working to keep your body in a straight line. Repeat 3-5 times.

Let me know how many sets (3-5 times) you do.

See you on Saturday 8AM. 🙂

Apr 11 2013

VIDA Fitness Awarded Best Gym in Washington DC by City Paper Readers

VIDA Fitness was awarded best gym in Washington DC by readers of the City Paper.

Among some of the comments received readers said that VIDA Fitness was “high energy” and had the “most fun and most productive atmosphere.”

Check out the entire list @ Washington City Paper

Apr 10 2013

VIDA Fitness Boot Camp Spring 2013 Day One!

Boot CampDay One of our Spring VIDA Fitness Boot Camp at VIDA Verizon and even though it’s only April it already feels like summer–6:30AM & 62 degrees. This morning, our focus was to set the tone for how VIDA Fitness boot camp will work for the next 6 weeks, without mentally scaring off anyone. We started with 3 different circuits, focusing on cardiovascular training, strength training and muscle toning; by the end of the morning, we were all winded in a good kind of way. As VIDA Group Fitness trainers, we knew that we wanted our team to walk away with the intentions of keeping up with the boot camp because it’s achievable for everyone at any fitness level. Whether new to VIDA Fitness boot camp or an experienced boot camper there is something for everybody.