Vicky Hallett
Vicky Hallett
MisFits Columnist

Vicky Hallett has been one of The Washington Post’s MisFits since the column began in 2007. Read it every week in the Wellness section or Lean & Fit e-newsletter for the latest on the area exercise scene. Her day job is editing the Fit section of Express, which is where you’ll also find her weekly transit column, DC Rider. She lives in the District’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with her husband.

Latest by Vicky Hallett

At this Capitol Hill dance class, a dude teaches you to how to move in high heels

At this Capitol Hill dance class, a dude teaches you to how to move in high heels

How tall are those size 14 leather pumps? “Five inches, but with the platform, it’s really 6,” says JuWan Bizzell, who developed a dance class around the moves he learned backing up drag queens in nightclub shows.

Meet Moe Alafrangy, the martial arts star who plays Spider-Man in Marvel Universe Live!

Meet Moe Alafrangy, the martial arts star who plays Spider-Man in Marvel Universe Live!

As a kid growing up in Falls Church, Alafrangy had to be dragged to taekwondo classes. “I didn’t see the point of it,” says Alafrangy, although he stuck with it when he realized the tricks could make him feel like a superhero. Now, he’s playing one onstage.

Washington, D.C., boundary tour: our 40-mile walk along the District border

We put D.C.’s walkability to the test by walking around it (literally), hewing as closely as possible to the borders without ending up as road kill.

D.C.’s historic boundary stones are being preserved

D.C.’s historic boundary stones are being preserved

Efforts to convince their mishmash of owners to agree to a single rehabilitation plan were a bust, so D.C. is tackling just its stones.