Friday, March 29, 2013
Rosie Clark is hosting a Zumbathon to raise money to fight hunger in the greater DC area.
Local Zumba instructor Rosie Clark doesn't want any child in Prince William County to go hungry. She vividly remembers going hungry as a child growing up in Dale City, and this Sunday, she's holding a Zumbathon to raise money to fight hunger in the greater DC area. "Nowadays, I hear families complain about going without name brands or eating out at fancy restuarants," Clark said. "When I was growing up right here in PWC, we went without hot water, electricity and food. I remember having nothing but white bread and ketchup sandwiches for a meal, or splitting a can of pork and beans with my brother while my mom went completely hungry. Luxury for us was saving up a dollar or two worth of change and walking a mile (my mom didn't have a car) …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Zumba instructor and Zumbathon coordinator Joy Egee is spurred on by the memory of her husband, who passed away from a brain tumor about six years ago.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A local Zumba instructor is honoring her late first husband’s memory by hosting a March 24 Zumbathon at the Lake Ridge Gold’s Gym where participants can dance with the hope of finding a cure for brain tumors. Lake Ridge resident Joy Egee has been a Zumba instructor for about six years. And about six years ago, her husband died of a brain tumor. He was only 29. Her husband actively pursued a cure, taking part in three clinical trials and running in 2004 and 2005 in the Race for Hope, which raises money for the National Brain Tumor Society. Now Egee is hosting a Zumbathon to raise money and awareness for the National Brain Tumor Society through the Race for Hope. She describes the National Brain Tumor Society as “very near and dear” to her …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Fitness classes are everywhere, maybe even right around the corner from you.
So for anyone who has been following my adventures around the area exploring ways to get fit, you have probably realized that, although I go to a particular class at a particular place, that class may be held in many various gyms or fitness centers. So here’s a recap of where we’ve been so far with some of the various places you can find those classes being offered. Spinning Way back at the beginning, I tried a Spinning class for the first time, at the Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center. You can also find Spinning or cycling classes at: Yoga When I tried out yoga, the Dale City Recreation Center was giving a free month of classes and offering multiple levels of yoga. More yoga can be found at: Body Pump Body Pump is a very specific…
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Whether you have a Wii, a Playstation or an Xbox360 there are plenty of options for fitness games.
As we enter summer, it is almost mandatory to spend more time outdoors and active. From the pool to your bicycle, the office softball league to even mowing the lawn, we may find that all of these activities would be so much more enjoyable if we were more physically fit. The challenges of working and commuting in the DC region mean that there is never enough time to get in a good workout as often as we want to. We need a convenient, always available routine that won't be derailed by unpredictable weather or traffic and that has that fun factor to have us actually look forward to working hard. All of the three major gaming consoles have moved beyond games that involving killing bad guys or racing against fantasy characters. The Wii …