Recovery Workshop: Breath of Fresh Air: Yoga and Breathing Techniques for Runners
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Recovery Workshop: Breath of Fresh Air: Yoga and Breathing Techniques for Runners

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Description

Yoga oftentimes gets a bad rep in the running community, but establishing a practice might just get you to a new PR if done consistently. Breath of Fresh Air with Brandon Copeland will breakdown: 1) beginner level yoga poses that aid in the loosening critical joint areas and lengthen muscles commonly used by runners; and 2) the classic yogic Pranayama breathing technique that will help expand your lung capacity and oxygen intake while on the run. 

Instructor: Brandon Copeland


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Performance: Foundations of Strength
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Performance: Foundations of Strength

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Description

Strength training is often overlooked by runners or just thrown into a plan as a “cross-training day”. Strength training can be a great asset into becoming a faster and stronger runner. In this strength foundations workshop you will actually learn about what muscles you need to work and more importantly “WHY” you are doing these exercises. This is a workshop is in depth look into strength training with equal parts education and internalization of the specific movements that will help your running experience.

Before you sign-up for your next Barry’s Bootcamp or Soul Cycle you should learn about the muscles groups you should really be working


Details: Participants should come dressed in comfortable workout clothing and bring clothing!


Instructor: Marcus Taylor 

About Marcus: 
Co-Owner of Petworth Fitness (Crossfit Petworth)
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Gonzaga College High School

Marcus graduated from Gonzaga College High School (c/o ‘97) then received a B.S. in Business from Hampton University. His passion for fitness lead him to open a gym in his neighborhood, Crossfit Petworth. He has trained everyone from professional athletes to senior citizens on the fundamentals of olympic lifting, functional fitness, mobility, and powerlifting. Marcus has partnered with the Mayor's Office, US Powerlifting Association, DC Council members, Crossfit Inc, the NFL Player’s Association, and local businesses to grow the gym’s profile in the Washington, DC fitness community.

Marcus is also the Head Strength & Conditioning coach of Gonzaga College High School where he works on the athletic development of students in 13 different sports. Above all that he is a dedicated husband and father of twin daughters. 


Certifications

Crossfit: Level 1 certified 

CrossFit: Sports Adaptation certified 

World Kettlebell Club Champion 2010 & 2011

World Kettlebell Club Master Coach

USAW Sports Performance Coach

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NSCA-CSCS

American Kettlebell Club Weightlifting Coach

TriggerPoint Therapy Specialist

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Recovery Workshop: Intro to Injury Prevention: The Basics
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Recovery Workshop: Intro to Injury Prevention: The Basics

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Running can be extremely hard on the body and without going the extra “mile” and recovering, many of us are prone to injury. Introduction to Injury Prevention with Dr. Micah A. Wells will address the source of common trigger points for runners and how to be proactive through recovery to stave off easily avoidable injuries.


Instructor: Dr. Micah A. Wells, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Dr. Micah A. Wells is a licensed physical therapist in the DMV area, specializing in manual therapy, dry needling, event coverage, and return-to-sports rehabilitation for sports and orthopedic injuries.  Micah is currently an active member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. This fall, Micah will begin Fellowship training focused on advanced and innovative treatments for athletes as a Sports and Orthopedic Fellow with the Institute of Athlete Regeneration.

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It's Our 6th Birthday!
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

It's Our 6th Birthday!

It's our birthday, it's our birthday! Six years, six locations, same damn vibe. With every year our mileage, community and goals continue to expand and grow; but most notably, we've finally found our home base to take it all to next level. 

Join us in the DRC Running Room this Wednesday, 5/22 at 6:30pm for some special birthday miles with a side of cake, bites and beats. You don't want to miss it!

Live Music by: @futurebanddc 
Sounds by: @franky1 

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