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Best free exercise classes

By Kathleen Hom  |  Updated 02/08/2012

After all the holiday feasting, you may need a little extra help with your new year's resolution to shed some pounds. Here's a handful of exercise classes to get you moving. The best part: They're free!


Circle Yoga

Washington, DC

Start Saturday afternoons with a one-hour community class at 12:30 p.m. The lineup between now and March includes yoga, Pilates and "Shake Your Soul" lessons. Classes are free, but any donations go to the teacher's favorite charity.


Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier, MD

This community performing arts center offers four free classes a week - hip-hop on Mondays at 7 p.m., Hump Day Hoop Jam on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and yoga on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


Willow Street Yoga Center

Takoma Park, MD

On Jan. 8 and 9, the studio's two outposts offer more than 20 free classes, including Pilates and yoga, for kids and adults. The Takoma Park studio also offers a free class Saturdays at noon.


A-Town Bar and Grill

Arlington, VA

Kick off Saturday nights with a half-hour beginner's salsa lesson at Caribbean Breeze, a Nuevo Latino restaurant. Lessons start at 9:30 p.m.


St. Luke School

McLean, VA

Every Saturday morning at 8 a.m., Warren Conner, head instructor at T'ai Chi Ch'uan Study Center of the Washington, D.C., Metro Area, leads a silent beginner t'ai chi class for an hour.


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