Crystal City GETS Healthy
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||July 7, 2010|
|CONTACT:||Angela Fox, 703-412-9430|
Crystal City GETS Healthy
Week-Long Series of Events Helps All Focus on Health
Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – From Monday, July 19th, through Saturday, July 24th, Crystal City will be the picture of health for the DC Metropolitan region with a series of events designed to keep the community fit, healthy, and green. The week will feature free outdoor yoga and Zumba classes, a fitness fair, farmers’ market, community bike ride, and an evening 5K race – something for everybody!
“The response to our Fit, Run, and Ride programs has been overwhelming, so we decided to celebrate the success of our Active campaign with a week-long series of events,” said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City BID. “The Crystal City health week gives residents, workers, and visitors great opportunities to get motivated, energized, and healthy!”
The week kicks off Monday, July 19th at 7AM with the weekly yoga class held in Crystal City’s beautiful Water Park located at 1750 Crystal Drive.
The Crystal City FRESHFARM farmers’ market is on Tuesday, July 20th from 3PM to 7PM. Featuring a diverse selection of goods from local producers, this weekly market runs from 3-7PM on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Street.
On Wednesday at noon, an energetic crowd will salsa, shimmy and shake with outdoor Zumba in the courtyard at 2345 Crystal Drive. This class takes place every week, and participants can freshen up afterwards with a complimentary shower at the nearby Sport & Health club.
On Thursday, July 22nd, Crystal City’s will host a Fit Fair featuring blood donation and health screenings, including blood pressure analysis, body mass index assessment, body composition, chair massages, dermaview facial skin screening, gait analysis for runners, a nutritionist, information on quitting tobacco, carbon monoxide screenings, postural screenings, and a stress test booth. Located at Crystal Drive and 18th Street, the health fair will be open 10:30AM – 2:30PM. Register today to donate blood at www.inova.org/donateblood.
As part of their community outreach, Revolution Cycles City Hub will host a lunch-time “Hub Spin” on Friday, July 23rd at noon. This free weekly ride takes cyclists on a guided tour of the local sights. Participants can reserve a bike here and use the code LUNCHSPIN.
Health week concludes with the Crystal City Twilighter on Saturday, July 24th. The area’s premier evening 5K starts at 8PM in the heart of Crystal City and features a great post-race party at the finish line. Register today at www.crystalcitytwilighter.com.
Challenge yourself to a week of exciting and physical activities. Visit www.crystalcity.org for additional details on Crystal City’s health week.