- 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.
Everyone has had a good time at the 17th Street High Heel Race since the tradition began back in 1986. But no one knew exactly how good a time until last year.
When the 65-year-old endurance swimmer recently decided to see how long she could hold a high plank, her knees and elbows didn’t touch the ground for two whole hours. But she has lots more up her sleeves than just muscles.
While residences, offices and restaurants have flooded the 35-block area of D.C. known as NoMa, fitness establishments simply haven’t followed suit. So NoMa’s Business Improvement District decided to go ahead and open its own yoga studio.
Program helps NFL retirees avoid being sidelined by hypertension, diabetes or other ailments.