The INTENSITY studio at MINT Dupont is finally here! After months of planning and a Thanksgiving holiday full of renovations – the studio is ready for use!
Join instructor, Krista Highland for a Throwback Thursday complete with all that early millennial beef Eminem stirred up with Britney and Xtina to Ja Rule and Fred Durst. You, the bike, pumpin’ beats, and best-of-TRL jams – a recipe for an intense, fun, hella-sweaty ride without the drama.
Reserve your spot here!
As the holiday season approaches… gift giving should be a joy, not a chore. MEEPS, located right on 18th Street in Adams Morgan is the perfect place to findunique vintage clothing, accessories and costumes. (They are also a loyal community partner!)
So let’s have some fun at MEEPS on December 1st from 6 to 8 pm. MINT Ambassador will be taking over the store and will be raffling off some personal training sessions!
Forget “Black Friday”… We’re celebratingGREEN FRIDAY at MINT!
Disclaimers: Consult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime. Never force a pose. Stop if you feel pain or intense discomfort. Yoga is meant to be yummy.
I love vinyasa yoga and I am obsessed with good alignment. This obsession doesn’t stem from a need for perfection, which would be very “un-yoga-like” of me, but from a passion for protecting the body from injury. Most bodies can safely practice yoga on a daily basis, but maintaining sound alignment is essential to your physical wellbeing. In this series, I will break down some common poses—explaining how to stay safe and fully enjoy each posture. Finally, remember to BREATHE consistently while practicing yoga to receive the full benefits of the practice … otherwise, you’re just stretching in Sanskrit. Today’s pose is Chair Pose, or Utkatasana.
Practicing yoga on your own can be a ton of fun, but taking a class is a great way to explore new poses under the tutelage of a trained yoga instructor; check out MINT’s yoga offerings, here.
Ashley Binetti received her 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training at Saraswatis’s Yoga Joint in Norwalk, CT in 2011. Her favorite pose is Triangle. When she’s not doing yoga, Ashley works as a nonprofit attorney. She is also a MINT Ambassador.
As the holiday season approaches, don’t let yourself lose sight of everything you’ve worked so hard for.
If you’re traveling home for the holidays, or trying to find time to fit in your own workout around all your Thanksgiving activities, use this creative, well rounded, total body workout, to get yourself feeling good before you indulge. Choose your weight and amount of repetitions based on your skill level, time allotted, and access to equipment.
Feel free to sub out/add in exercises based on personal preference and ability.
Melanie Rubin is a Physical Therapist in DC and a group fitness instructor at MINT.