Burn Off the Bubbly

Four ways not to drop the ball on your resolution to stay active

December 27, 2011

Skate

Rockville Town Center’s Rink at the Square hosts an opening celebration 6-10 p.m. Wednesday featuring Olympian Kimmie Meissner. Maybe her moves will inspire you to hone your skills on the 7,200-square-foot rink throughout the winter. It’s $8 to skate ($7 for 12 and younger) and $3 to rent skates. More details at Rockvilletownsquare.com.

Stretch

Prop up your yoga practice by attending one of Unity Woods’ free intro to Iyengar classes. The studio is offering multiple opportunities at all three locations — Bethesda, Woodley Park and Ballston — through Jan. 5. No need to register ahead of time. The schedule, including sessions specifically for seniors and teens, is available online.

Sweat

No one’s going to buy your excuse that you’re not exercising on Jan. 1 because you can’t afford a gym membership. All Gold’s Gyms are open to the public for free on New Year’s Day. It’s a better deal than anything you’ll find at most after-Christmas sales. Check online to find which of the 34 Washington-area locations is closest to you.

Sprint

Don’t sleep in too late if you want to make it to the Potomac River Running New Year’s Day 5K, which starts at 10 a.m. at Reston Town Center. As a reward for running — and paying a registration fee of $30 ($35 on Jan. 1) — you’ll get a long-sleeve technical tee and hot chocolate at the finish line.

Vicky Hallett is a MisFits columnist and the Fit editor for Express.
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Vicky Hallett · December 27, 2011