Calisthenics for Change at Wilson Building in D.C.

Those in opposition of the new D.C. service tax gathered Tuesday to protest the taxation of fitness centers.

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Around a dozen opponents of the new D.C. services tax protested at the Wilson building on Tuesday. The group, which was organized using Facebook, is against the taxation of services like gyms and yoga studios. They did eight "burpees" to represent the eight wards of the District.
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Graham King, founder of Roam Fitness, organized the protest using Facebook.
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Chad Raymond, a personal trainer at Crunch gym, came to the protest to learn more about the D.C. service tax. He said he is concerned it will deter people from getting fit. "I feel like people do not need another excuse to not get in to the gym," he said.
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Never heard of a "burpee"? Chris Wascak of Roam Fitness explains how to do a "burpee" step-by-step.
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Step one of a "burpee" involves jumping into a partial-push-up pose. "Burpees" are a type of calisthenic exercise.
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In step two, participants jump into an upward plank position.
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During step three, participants relax their arms and move into a downward push-up position.
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Step four is a complete push up.
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Participants jump their legs in and move into a crouching position during step five.
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Participants resume a standing position in step 6.
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To finish the "burpee," participants jump into the air.
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