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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.

move of the week: single straight leg stretch

We love this classical Pilates move for its multiple benefits. It stretches the hamstrings and works the deep abdominals simultaneously so it’s a perfect end to any workout. Set-Up: Lying on your back […]

what if everyone had a little more courage?

By now, most of you have probably heard about the Courage Wall or perhaps you have even been bold enough to write on it. Every time I pass the chalkboard of statements, I […]

ask stylebook: what about beans?

Elizabeth: I know beans are not paleo, but I still eat them. So if you do, what is the difference between between canned and dry? Is it really worth the hassle of soaking? […]

well ray: celebrating a healthy community

Have you heard about yoga, CrossFit, or Pilates and wanted to know more, but have never tried it out? Do you have health questions that you have always wanted to ask about yourself […]

ask stylebook: favorite exercise?

Blair: What is your favorite exercise? Adrien, Fitness on the Run: In Wednesday’s article, Denise wrote about my own personal “10 Commandments” to staying healthy and strong. Then yesterday we discussed the Kettlebell […]

move of the week: the kettlebell swing

For those of you who love the Kettlebell and what it has done for you, your training and your mental toughness, you already know. For those of you who 1) fear them 2) […]

does aging have to mean more pounds?

So . . . I was at the playground last week and a mom told me she had gained 7 pounds over the winter. She had learned it at her annual doctor’s appointment. […]

move of the week: pilates mermaid

We love this combined core stretching and strengthening move for its breathing and sporting benefits! The side bending mobilizes the rib cage to allow for more effective and deeper diaphragmatic breathing while also […]

ask stylebook: how do i improve my posture?

Nikki: I work at a desk all day and my posture is horrible. I also notice that my neck is starting to hurt. But when I try to work on improving my posture […]

del ray is well ray

Del Ray has become more than just a little neighborhood near Old Town, Alexandria, it has become a destination in its own right, offering great places to eat, shop, and above all, be […]

move of the week: decompress

Decompress. The effects of stress on our lives and our ability to “get healthy” are enormous. And you may not even realize it could be the culprit holding you back from true health. […]

ask stylebook: FOR gift cards?

Alison: My mom has been talking about getting back into a fitness routine and I think she would really enjoy training at Fitness on the Run. Do you offer gift certificates or can […]

lululemon’s mother’s day gift guide

It’s time to celebrate and appreciate the (mom)ent. This Mother’s Day we wanted to put together a gift guide, to make those last few gifts a perfect match for the mother on your […]

the reward comes after the journey: promise!

Every once in a while, we come across people who just make us smile. That person is Erin Streeter. Not only is she a dedicated and loyal Fitness on the Run (FOR) client, […]

move of the week: twist for golf

Do this twist 10-12 times before and after your golf game. Inhale and reach arms to the sky, exhale and twist. While twisting pull your navel towards your spine and reach your back […]

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