Because Nothing Is More Important.

Feeling good, healthy, and strong are imperative for a long, happy life, and our expert local trainers, therapists, instructors, and nutritionists have the training, experience, and passion to get (and keep!) you in the best shape of your life. Life can get hectic and stressful…from yoga to weight training, Pilates to the latest in food science, we are here help.
06.21.19

A New Mom on Working Out During Pregnancy, and After: “…allow room for grace”

In my last post, I shared that barre3 is for everyone and every body, including moms and their kids. Because our signature approach allows clients to adapt our postures to every need, we […]
06.17.19

We’re Going To Talk About Perimenopause & Menopause

In this series we will talk directly and honestly about subjects that are too often only whispered about, if not ignored: perimenopause and menopause. Why? To empower you not just to survive, but […]
06.12.19

My Journey To Getting My Life Back: A Mindset Story

Last week, I outlined many of the mindset shifts I’ve experienced with my concierge wellness and fitness clients. This week, I’m excited to tell you my story about my transformation from worrying about […]
06.11.19

Three Steps To Reduce Tech Neck

We see it everywhere: people do it crossing the street, sitting on airplanes, sneaking it in during meetings, presentations, conversations. We even see people illegally fit it in while driving. What is this […]
06.07.19

“The truth is barre3 is for everyone…” (and with *free* childcare, that includes the kids!)

Who is barre3 designed for? I get this question all the time. Usually followed by another qualifier, “I just had a baby,” “I’m not fit enough,” “I’m not flexible,” and the list goes […]
06.05.19

Your Most Important Decision in Life? Your Mindset.

Do your thoughts make you feel overwhelmed? One of the things I love about my vocation as a health and wellness professional is the dramatic change I witness in people’s lives when they […]
05.30.19

If You Think Your Core Is Just Your Abs…Think Again

As a lead in to my first Blue Zone post, I briefly mentioned that I had back surgery and how I learned first-hand how important it is to have good core strength. (Spoiler: […]
05.29.19

How Vitamins Can Help Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy & Youthful

We all know that the most effective anti-aging product is sunscreen. Avoid the sun and use a sunscreen every day, that’s what we’re told by every dermatologist we encounter. But according to an […]
05.24.19

Street Style: Meredith Patel

I first met Meredith Patel a few years ago when I tried out her new barre studio here in Old Town. I attended a few classes and mainly kept to myself; I’m not […]
05.22.19

The Unique Benefits of Ashtanga, Hatha & Restorative Yoga: Three New Programs at Mind the Mat

Can I just brag for a moment and say that Mind the Mat has some of the very best yoga and Pilates teachers around? I can say that knowing Mind the Mat would […]
05.22.19

Why CBD May Be the Anti-Aging Ingredient Your Skincare Regimen Is Missing

We know the calming effects that CBD taken orally can have. We also know the pain-relieving properties of CBD when applied topically. But what, if any, benefits can you derive from CBD in […]
05.20.19

Three Ways To Live the Blue Zone Life

Last week I introduced you to the concept of Blue Zones, which are places around the world where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else. In each of these places, people living […]
05.13.19
sunny summer coast in Greece - Blue Zones

All About Blue Zones…and Why They May Hold the Key To Living Better, Longer

I’ve had way too much down time on my hands over the last two weeks. I’d say free time, but recovery from spinal fusion surgery has a way of limiting how much one […]
05.10.19
Patricia Cortes: a licensed acupuncturist and Laura Hoyos: a yoga instructor in ALexandria, VA

Street Style: Patricia Cortes & Laura Hoyos

This is the perfect Street Style shoot for Mother’s Day, not just because it’s of a mother, daughter, and granddaughter, but because this family captures the essence of what it means to be […]
05.09.19
CocoonAqua Hydration Pad

A World-Class Spa Experience in Our Own Backyard

If you haven’t stepped inside Ft Hunt Massage and Spa, you are missing out! From the outside, it may seem like a small, limited-service spa, however the minute you step inside you realize […]


Get your daily dose of all things fashion, beauty, fitness, and design. Locally sourced and locally styled!