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.
04.25.18

7 Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Injury

Last week I talked about injuries, how they happen and how we’re all susceptible to them. Kind of scary, huh? It almost makes you wonder why exercise if anyone can get injured. The answer […]
04.24.18

3 Unexpected Reasons To Consider a Daily Practice

I’m not much of a “do something daily” kind of gal. I love to be spontaneous. I also tend to get bored with too much routine. So when I kept seeing and hearing […]
04.24.18

Spring2ACTion: Sip, Shop & Support YoKid

I have two philosophies about yoga. One, it is the fountain of youth we have all been trying to find. I have always enjoyed exercise but the older I get the more I […]
04.20.18

Meet Alex

Meet Alex, an Ascend Underground coach and the assistant athletic trainer for DC United professional soccer team. A former track star with a degree in Kinesiology and Master’s in Athletic Training Sports Medicine, […]
04.17.18

How and Why Do Injuries Happen?

Injuries happen when you overload a tissue or joint beyond its capacity to handle force. When that happens, your body will let you know. And more times than not, the overload occurs because […]
04.12.18

Get Certified as a Yoga Teacher this Summer *in 1 Month*

Are you searching for personal transformation? Or to deepen your yoga practice? Do you yearn for friendships within a community of like-minded people? Are you considering changing your career? Are you looking for techniques […]
04.10.18

Sid’s Story: Avoiding Surgery with Physical Therapy & Personal Training

Dealing with an injury can be frustrating. Trying to work out while you’re injured can be even more frustrating. At Fitness on the Run, we do not advocate working out “through” an injury. […]
04.05.18

Limitations? Not for Nancy Perkins…

We all know that working out when you’re healthy is hard enough. Last week you met Meredith and learned how she overcame life’s challenges and an injury on her way to better health. […]
04.03.18

Spring Training at Ascend Cycle

Spring is here, and with it…race season! Brian Hallee is a seasoned endurance athlete, having completed everything from a half-Ironman, triathlons, and full and half marathons. He’s a committed, ambitious athlete who burns […]
03.30.18

Street Style: Remi Rory

A gentleman, a fashion junkie, Alexandria’s best trainer. You can tell by my choice of words to describe Remi how I feel about him. I’ve known Remi just shy of four years and […]
03.28.18

Meredith’s Fitness Journey: “Exercise is truly a form of therapy for me…”

This month at Fitness on the Run we’re focusing on injuries and how you can manage your fitness routine while you’re injured. As a coach, you’d expect me to encourage you to work […]
03.26.18

It’s Our 10 Years, 10 Giveaways Celebration!

As we continue to celebrate 10 years of Community in Alexandria we want to start giving back to YOU! Over the past 10 days we had a 10 percent off sale (are you […]
03.23.18

Own Your Workout at Ascend Cycle…and Crush Your Goals

I love a workout where I know exactly how hard to push myself, one where I trust the instructor to both coach and motivate me, and where I walk out knowing I was […]
03.20.18

Part 4: 12 Accessible, Achievable Tips To Relieve Stress

We all know the benefits of exercise. If you’ve read any of my articles on adopting an achievable exercise program that works, you already know it trumps food as the number one way […]
03.14.18

Sarah’s Del Ray

I am so thankful that my husband stumbled upon this neighborhood five years ago when we moved to Virginia. I was stuck in board meetings in Maine and couldn’t join him on the […]


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