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Redskins Practice Facility Coming to Prince George's County?

 Redskins Practice Facility Coming to Prince George's County?

 

This information was sent to us by Prince George's County Officials:

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County government has requested a feasibility study for a potential headquarters and training facility for the Washington Redskins on a parcel of land adjacent to Bowie State University in Bowie, MD

The proposed site is land currently owned by the County located off of MD Rt. 197 and Lemons Bridge Road. This location is near the existing Bowie State MARC station, approximately 10 miles away from FedEx Field.  In the original agreement that brought the Washington Redskins and FedEx Field to Prince George’s County, a provision was included to give the County the right of first refusal should the franchise decide to relocate its headquarters from its current location in Ashburn, VA.

Public Schools Initiate High School Athletics Fee

 Public Schools Initiate High School Athletics Fee

This information comes to us from Prince George's County Public Schools:

Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) has initiated a new annual athletics activity fee for students who are selected as members of an Interscholastic Athletic Team, in response to substantial revenue cuts for the 2011-2012 school year. The one-time fee of $50 will be collected prior to the beginning of each sports season, and will cover the student's participation in high school athletics for the entire year–even if they transfer to another PGCPS school or are selected to participate on multiple athletic teams.

Montgomery County’s Summer Guide for Recreation And Park Programs Now Available

From Montgomery County:

The Summer issue of the Montgomery County Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs is now available.  Registration for summer classes opened yesterday.  Registration for indoor swim lessons begins May 18 and outdoor pool swim class registration opens on June 6.

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

What is your idea of a perfect spring day? Sipping vino on the Potomac? Sightseeing with map in hand at historic landmarks? Riding adrenaline-pulsing roller coasters? All of these are available here in the mid-Atlantic region within an hour (or two) from home. Decide what mood you're in, fill 'er up and hit the road with a friend, alone or with the whole family in tow.

IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURE

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

Washington Nationals Join Organizations, including Montgomery Parks, to Build Miracle Field

From the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation: