Fitness Fridays: Now Following Torpor Thursdays

lucy activewear hosts workouts, fitness Q&As this Friday

OK, lululemon athletica is getting a run for its money (and its lower-case style). lucy activewear is launching Fitness Fridays, when gym instructors and health reps pop into the luxe workout-gear store to teach free classes and share advice. lululemon is known for integrating local yoga instructors into its swanky shops -- hey, a free yoga class means customers will be more likely to buy a $98 pair of Be Still Pant*Ts, right? (We're never gonna get their grammar/spelling straight, are we?)

Fitness Fridays will be held at all DC-area locations of lucy the second Friday of each month, starting this week on May 15. Schedules will vary, but here are some details we picked up:

The lucy store at Arlington's Pentagon Row hosts Molly Donelan, a yoga and rock-climbing instructor from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donelan will start with a yoga class and offer one-on-one consultations after that.

At the Union Station outpost of lucy, yogini Megan Riley will teach a class from 12:15-1 p.m. and then host an extended pranayama (breathing meditation) from 1:15-1:45 p.m.; she'll be on hand for questions/consultations through 4 p.m.

The Bethesda location will have two instructors from Washington Sports Club on-site from noon to 4 p.m. They haven't hammered down the scheduling for a yoga class yet (we'll check back later in the week), but you can take a Masala Bhandra class from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Not familiar with Masala Bhandra? That's OK, 'cause neither were we. A store employee defines it as an Indian dance-inspired workout, featuring a dhol drum mixed with hip-hop and reggae. Reps from Honest Tea will also be handing out samples of their leafy beverage during the afternoon.

All DC-area locations:

Pentagon Row
1101 S. Joyce St.
Arlington, VA

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC

Bethesda Row
7122 Bethesda Lane
Bethesda, MD

Tyson's Corner
McLean, VA

Fairfax Corner
11899 Grand Commons Ave.
Fairfax, VA

Congressional Plaza
1613 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD

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