Friday Five: Favorite Fitness Activities

Happy Friday party people! I don’t know about you but I’m glad to see the end of what was a loooong week.  Whew!  DC_linkup

First off, because we continue to get questions, I wanna say that you do NOT have to link up every week nor follow the theme.  We announce on Twitter, Facebook or one of our blogs IF there is one and they are always optional, so make sure you’re following one of us to find out.  Ok, now back to regularly scheduled programming.  fitness

Cynthia, Courtney and I went for a Friday Five this week all about our Favorite Fitness Activities!  So – here goes:

1.  Running.  Duuuuuh.

2.  BodyPump.  I enjoy strength training in general but this particular class I just love.  I usually take it 2 times a week at my local Gold’s Gym but it was developed by Les Mills so you can find it at other fitness facilities it’s distributed to.  I could clean and press all day long!  BodyPump

3.  Yoga.  More specifically, I have become a huuuuge fan of hot yoga.  Core Power Yoga recently opened in the DC area and I’ve taken to many of their classes, all of which are heated.  There are also a few variations, including sculpt which is hot yoga with weights (yes, please).  This week alone I’ve been there twice with plans to go a couple more times this weekend.  keepcalm

I have tried to enjoy yoga before but find the stillness of a regular class counterproductive to its purpose for me (because I can’t be still).  But the effects of Yoga for runners is incredible so I’m glad I’ve found something that works (and can’t wait for Yoga hikes to start again!!)

4.  Walking.  Running is my “thing” but I can never pass up a good walk.  I’m fortunate to live in a very walkable city like DC.  I’m within walking distance to Rock Creek Park and many shops and grocery stores, and with a bevy of monuments and historical buildings there is always a tour to be had.  I have also been known to hop on over to the White House on my lunch break.  So when the weather gets nicer and, a walking I will go!

look kids, the White House!

look kids, the White House!

5.  Hiking.  I love me a good mountain 🙂 But seriously… I enjoy the outdoors and exploring different trails and terrain.  On my list for sure locally is getting to Great Falls for a scenic hike!

Rocky Mountain National Park!! Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park!! Colorado

What are some of your favorite fitness activities?  Do you prefer being inside or outdoors? #TGIF!!

33 thoughts on “Friday Five: Favorite Fitness Activities

  1. I love how walkable this area is! It’s one of my favorite things about living here. I’m a weather wimp so I prefer outdoor activities as long as the weather is nice but then straight to climate control when it’s not nice.
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  2. I really WANT to like yoga. I just feel like an idiot doing it. I think what needs to happen is I need to invent hip hop yoga. Doing the poses with loud 80’s era hip hop. Yoga and Beastie Boys. It’s gonna be huge and I’m going to be rich!
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