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John A. C. Umberger, a Gyrokinesis practitioner in Atlanta, is preparing to be certified as an instructor in Washington, D.C. As part of his preparation, he invites the public to attend one of his exercise classes at Elements Fitness & Wellness Center (2233 Wisconsin Ave., #217) for free.

Umberger’s free classes will be held May 19-21 at 9:30 each day, and at 6:30 pm on Tuesday May 19 and Thursday May 21. For more information, call 202-333-5252.

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CorePower YogaCorePower Yoga (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) will teach a free yoga class for readers of Hyperlocal Glover Park on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. “Whether you’ve been to CPY or not, you are welcome to practice a 60 minute C1.5 Vinyasa Flow, suitable for beginner and intermediate yogis alike,” the studio’s invitation states. “This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your neighbors doing something smart and healthy and fun!” You can bring your own mat or rent one there, and the studio is offering discounts on items from their boutique both before and after class.
RSVP to Sandy, studio manager of Glover Park CPY at sandy.florian@corepoweryoga.com or simply show up on the 16th ready to flow! The studio asks drop-ins to come a little early so they can register before the class.

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Roam Fitness at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) is offering a free pass today (January 21, 2014) for Glover Park residents, according to a posting on the Glover Park Yahoo newsgroup. “Work out for free then head to the on-site restaurant for coffee,” the post states. “Free WIFI, too!” For more information call 202-813-9555 or email chris.wascak@roamfitnessdc.com.

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From the May 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Last month we reported that the Tennis Zone building (2319
Wisconsin Ave.) was seeking a retail tenant. But that doesn’t mean the
tennis store is leaving, says Remy Esquenet, who bought the property
in January for $1.2 million. (If Esquenet’s name sounds familiar, it
might be because he also owns 2317 Wisconsin Ave., the home of Sprig
& Sprout.) Esquenet hopes to expand the building to accommodate a
second tenant. Tennis Zone “may stay where they are,” Esquenet tells
us. “They may move up to the second floor.”

Esquenet provided architectural sketches of front and side views for a potential expansion.

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515e43e8e4b0daad6e7c6a5eBalance Gym co-founder Graham King has a new venture at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.): Roam Fitness, an indoor/outdoor training gym. “Our motto, Fitness Without Boundaries, stems from the belief that health and wellness should not be confined to the four walls of a gym,” King tells us. “Our signature program ‘OutRun’ gets people out of the gym and into DC’s open spaces like Rock Creek Park, the Tow Path, Roosevelt Island, etc. We never take the same route, and we incorporate the obstacles we find along the way into the workout. For example, in a 4-mile run we will stop along the way for pushups, pullups, squats…and stump jumping.” Inside the hotel, a new gym facility features free weights and cardio machines as well as functional fitness equipment such as sandbags, hurdles, kettlebells, and gymnastic rings, King says.

Monthly gym memberships start at $50, and individual classes cost $25 each. But Roam Fitness is currently offering free trial memberships that last through the end of May and include unlimited classes. To sign up, click here.

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The home of Glover Park Hardware and the Washington Sports Club will be renovated, and an additional building with 81 dwelling units will be constructed on the property, according to a report in the Washington Business Journal. The project at 2251 Wisconsin Ave. has garnered $39 million in financing. More details as they develop.

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Mayfair & Pine (2218 Wisconsin Ave.) has announced “Soccer Saturday”: a full English breakfast available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays only, with Premier League soccer on three big-screen TVs starting at 10 a.m. The $9 meal includes eggs, Irish bangers, fried mushrooms, and streaky bacon; throw in an extra $2 for bottomless Tetley tea.

Tottenham Hotspur fans, be warned: chef Emily Sprissler is a lifelong supporter of  Arsenal.

UPDATE: Mayfair & Pine is now open for breakfast—including French toast, buttermilk pancakes, or their full English breakfast—both Saturdays and Sundays starting at 7:30 a.m.

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