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An advanced class at Willow Street Yoga works on a pose. The studio is one of several in the area offering free classes this month.
An advanced class at Willow Street Yoga works on a pose. The studio is one of several in the area offering free classes this month.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011; 5:01 PM

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!

- Kathleen Hom

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Circle Yoga

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. 3838 Northampton St. NW. 202-686-1104. www.circleyoga.com .

Lima

Salsa your way to being slim with a beginners class on Mondays at 9 p.m. For those who have mastered the basics, an intermediate lesson starts at 9:45 p.m. 1401 K St. NW. 202-789-2800. www.limarestaurant.com .

Quiet Mind Yoga

Recent graduates of the center's YogaWorks training program lead community classes at 4 p.m. on Sundays. 3423 14th St. NW. 202-299-0111. www.quietminddc.com .

MARYLAND

Joe's Movement Emporium

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. 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org .


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