Exercise is a pleasurable activity for both would-be athletes and recovering pyromaniacs desperate enough to settle for burning calories. Fuel fitness regimens with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two admissions to the National Capital Fitday Expo at De La Salle High School on Saturday, November 5. The expo is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with ongoing free and ticketed events throughout the day.
At the National Capital Fitday health and fitness expo, visitors treat their brains to a workout while learning new exercises, browsing booths of fitness brands, and cheering athletes as they perform impressive feats of strength. A mammoth spread of booths introduces guests to new athletic gear, and brand experts deliver tips on all manner of exercise queries, from the best running shoes to the ethics of rolling back a pedometer. Health gurus illustrate new moves in exercise demos and dish about superfoods in nutritional seminars. Exercisers can draw inspiration from accomplished athletes in a grappling contest ($10, not included) or from several body building contests ($25–$45, not included). In the Carry Your Partner contest (free for spectators), husbands hustle through an obstacle course, hoisting their wives in a fireman carry, piggyback ride, or hoisted sidecar. Free parking is available nearby, and the first 200 guests receive gift bags.
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