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Vicky Hallett

Fit editor, ExpressWashington, D.C.


Wearing a newborn baby reminds a longtime exerciser that the best fitness routine is just walking.

  • Jun 30, 2015

Founder Nikki Azzara is working out of D.C.’s Union Kitchen to try to make dough off of dough: the chickpea version and a black bean brownie flavor.

  • Mar 31, 2015

The RS-1 is as useful for boxers as it is for mall walkers, or anyone who wants to up the calorie burn of a workout.

  • Feb 24, 2015

Booming bass may be bad for your ears, but it’s good for business.

  • Feb 17, 2015

Soap made with olive oil, shea butter, goats milk and honey are the main attraction at this new store.

  • Feb 17, 2015

Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday, particularly for anyone worried about measuring up to the lovey-dovey standard. What can you do to make sure Feb. 14 is about amore instead of angst? Local couples counselors suggest these techniques.

  • Feb 11, 2015

The just-opened gym wants to offer “CrossFit equipment, but not a CrossFit atmosphere,” according to owner Maddie Watkins. The goal: Create a place where no one is too intimidated to walk through the door.

  • Jan 27, 2015

For transit users, waiting around is no big deal. But even the most patient passengers have their limit. And this week, we definitely hit it.

  • Jan 23, 2015

Joined a gym for the classes? You might get a better deal at Next Phase: It’s a gym exercise studio, minus the rest of the gym.

  • Jan 20, 2015

Looking for a sweet snack that won’t wreck your diet? Several entrepreneurs in the D.C. area are whipping up grab-and-go treats that you can feel good about eating.

  • Jan 20, 2015
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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.
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