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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.

#fitforlife: duet training at fitness on the run, part two

We asked both Angela from Bellacara and Alicia from The TulleBox to participate in and review a duet class at Fitness on the Run. This duet class is simply a personal training class […]

#fitforlife: post-partum yoga at mind the mat

I like being active but would never describe myself as athletic; sports and weight lifting intimidate me. I’ve practiced yoga for 10+ years though and regularly enjoy pilates, dance, walking and hiking – […]

#fitforlife: personal training at fitness on the run

My fitness and overall health have always been important to me. I have always made a point to stay pretty active: walking, golf, skiing and tennis are my main sources of exercise. I […]

#fitforlife: flow yoga at mind the mat

I have always been a fairly athletic person. I played sports in high school and college and continued running and playing tennis throughout most of my grown up life. I have to admit […]

move of the week: breathing technique

Practice this simple breath technique during the holidays to relax your central nervous system so you stay calm and peaceful: IMG 4684 from Alexandria Stylebook on Vimeo.

ask stylebook: lower back pain?

Heather: Over the past month my back has been bothering me. What exercises should I do to help with my low back pain? Megan Brown PT, DPT, Mind the Mat: Ahh, the holidays. […]

love, joy, peace and yoga

Instead of love, joy and peace, many of us, particularly during the bustling holiday season, experience symptoms of stress, including anxiety, depression, exhaustion, insomnia, high blood pressure and more. Recent clinical research and […]

on making a plan and following through

There are only a couple more weeks left in December. How have you done? Have you stuck to your goals? This is the time to make a plan. Based on your success in […]

commit to getting strong

Sometimes achieving a healthier lifestyle can be as simple as adding one more workout into your schedule. Especially if you turn that workout into a training session where you build real muscle and […]

lululemon’s holiday gift guide

A note from the lululemon athletica Old Town Alexandria team: You have your lists, you’re checking them twice, Kelly wants Speed Tights, but was she nice? This holiday season we wanted to give […]

on giving yourself permission

Give yourself permission, but don’t punish yourself in the process. We give ourselves more permission during this season than most. We all lead hectic lives and it is nice to be able to […]

move of the week: sciatic nerve gliding

If you have suffered from low back pain or have had shooting pains down your leg, you may have experienced what is commonly know as sciatica. These sciatic nerve symptoms can occur at […]

ask stylebook: pilates vs. yoga?

Katie: How do I know if I should take Pilates or Yoga? Sara VanderGoot, CMT, e-RYT 200, RYT 500: Pilates & Yoga are complementary exercise systems, so I often recommend that clients take […]

the difference between pilates and yoga

Pilates & Yoga are both therapeutic forms of exercise. At Mind the Mat we use the word therapeutic to describe forms of movement that are intentionally designed for safety and to achieve a […]

move of the week: sleep!

Approach your sleep like you do your job or anything about which you are truly passionate. Physically remove yourself from whatever activity which tends to distract you–from the computer, a favorite sitcom, kitchen […]

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