If this presidential inauguration is anything like the one four years ago, it’ll involve lots of standing on the Mall — and in line at Ben’s Chili Bowl. Want more exercise this time? Try one of these events before the swearing-in. (In a nod to democracy, all are open to the public.)
The Inaugural Workout
Results Gym, 315 G St. SE; Sat., 2-5 p.m.; $40; 202-234-5678; to sign up, email Harolds@resultsthegym.com
“There are balls, parties and a parade. There’s so much energy in the city. We need a workout,” Results Gym’s Harold Sanco realized back in 2009. That’s why Clay Grant and Calvin Wiley, Sanco’s two favorite New York-based fitness instructors, will be among the thousands of people descending on Washington this weekend. The plan is to have Grant pump up the crowd with a Body Bar sculpting class, then launch into Wiley’s Calvinography dance class (a blend of modern, jazz and hip-hop). In between, participants will get a break to catch their breath and win raffle prizes.
Living in America
The Sports Club/LA, 1170 22nd St. NW; Sat., 8:30 p.m.; $35 for members, $50 in advance, $75 at the door; Yalafitness.com
This tribute to Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move” directive seriously. After a Lululemon fashion show, Yala creator Laurent Amzallag will lead a sweaty dance workout to tunes inspired by the first lady. “More Than a Woman” is on the playlist, as is “Gangnam Style.” (Psy performed his hit at the White House’s Christmas in Washington benefit.) Expect an appearance by the singer Mya — of “Ghetto Superstar” fame — and a whole lot of ladies showing off their Michelle Obama arms. Stick around for after-party nibbles from Energy Kitchen and low-calorie Bacardi cocktails.
Yoga Ball 2013
St. Francis Hall, 1340 Quincy St. NE; Sun., 4 p.m.; $50 in advance, $60 at the door; Brownpapertickets.com/event/315644
All the state societies have balls, so why not the state of well-being? The D.C. Area Yoga Community, YogaVotes and Off the Mat and Into the World are inviting yogis to “set a positive intention for the new presidential term” by partaking in a two-hour practice led by Faith Hunter, owner of Embrace studio in Adams Morgan. That’ll be followed by a vegetarian meal courtesy of D.C. Central Kitchen, as well as live music, meditation and chanting.