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Release Date: Apr 25, 2013

Stretch, Shop, Wiggle, Score, Munch, and Dig in Crystal City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2013
CONTACT: Angela Fox, 703-412-9430, afox@crystalcity.org


Stretch, Shop, Wiggle, Score, Munch, and Dig in Crystal City
Weekly Events Keep the Focus on Fitness

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – As the 5k Friday’s race series approaches its April 26th finish, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) prepares to launch its line-up of warm weather fitness programming. Starting on Monday, April 29th, fitness and health permeate Crystal City’s open spaces with weekly yoga and Zumba classes, a farmers market, street hockey, and a floral frenzy.

“April’s 5k Friday series gets people out of their offices and ready to run,” said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City BID. “We want to keep the momentum going with our weekly fitness programming that helps round out a healthy and green lifestyle.”

The programming kicks off Monday, April 29th at 7:00am with the weekly yoga class held in Crystal City’s beautiful Water Park located across from 1750 Crystal Drive. Led by instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis, Crystal City’s newest Yoga Studio located in the Landing in the Crystal City Shops @ 1750, Monday morning yoga gives participants an opportunity to flex their way into the work week. Enjoy these weekly sessions through the end of September.

The Crystal City FRESHFARM Market returns on Tuesday, April 30th with the same diverse selection of foods and goods from local producers, but in a NEW location in front of 251 18th Street S (next to Wells Fargo Bank). The market runs from 3-7PM and is open weekly through November 19th. Stop by for opening day and get a free Crystal City banner bag to haul away your purchases – while supplies last.

Ring in the first of May at noon with free outdoor Zumba in the courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive. This class, led by instructors from the local Sport & Health Clubs, takes place every Wednesday through the end of September. Participants can sweat it out without worry as the nearby Sport & Health opens its doors to all Zumba participants for a post lesson complimentary shower.

Reward good fitness habits with a well earned lunch-time offering at Food Truck Thursday. Located on the surface parking lot at 223 23rd Street (accessible from 23rd and S. Clark Street), Food Truck Thursday brings the area’s favorite mobile vendors including Doug the Food Dude, Lemongrass, Scoops2u, Curbside Cupcake, Food for the Soul, Red Hook Lobster Truck, and many more from 11am to 2pm. Indulge yourself or ask for a delicious healthy offering.

The spring season of the DC Social Sports Club’s (DCSSC) Crystal Rolls – Street Hockey program starts on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30pm in the parking lot adjacent to 220 Twentieth Street. The Street Hockey program lets enthusiasts join as individuals ($25) or form a team ($250) for a full season of league play. Though the spring program has sold out, registration for the summer league running from July 11th to September 19th opens soon.

Experts say gardening is good for the soul so grab your straw hat and gardening gloves and dig into the action of the annual Floral Frenzy: Bulb Blitz. Occurring each spring after the beautiful tulip blooms have peaked, the Bulb Blitz invites area residents and workers to dig up the thousands of tulip bulbs from along the sidewalk in front of along 2121 Crystal City Drive for planting at home. Typically discarded after a single season of color, these high quality bulbs will continue to bloom for several years. Grab a spade and beautify your garden.

Kickoff Spring outside in Crystal City. Visit www.crystalcity.org for additional details on Crystal City’s fitness line-up.

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The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The Crystal City BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.