Month: August 2017

Take Yoga, Pilates or Barre Classes at OpenBarre Studios

OpenBarre Studios in College Park is a welcoming studio space specializing in a variety of Barre classes, which consist of a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Classes are offered from early in the morning to later in the evening — perfect for those with a busy schedule. Squeeze in a workout before you head to work for the day at their Sunrise Barre class, which is an abbreviated 45-minute Barre workout. The studio also offers $5 Friday Night Barre every Friday at 6:30 p.m. for an hour-long class at a discounted rate.

Drop-in classes are normally $14, however they also offer a bundle of 10 classes for $120 or monthly memberships for $99. UMD students and employees get a special discount on rates with an ID. Regulars love coming to OpenBarre Studios because it is a clean, supportive community that also provides mats and other equipment at no extra charge.

Fishnet: Local, Seasonal Seafood and a Daily Happy Hour

At Fishnet, the quality of the ingredients is of the utmost importance. That's why the chefs tweak the menu a bit each day, enlisting the fresh catches they receive in the morning to make up the menu. They also take into account the fresh produce they receive from local farmers, who come directly to the kitchen to deliver it.

Come to Fishnet during happy hour to sample some of the seafood-centric eats. From 3 to 7 p.m., the kitchen offers discounts on its most popular apps, and the bar promises $3 draft beers and $5 glasses of wine. Pair your chosen libation with a start such as the fish "cigars." These deep-fried, savory filo-dough pastries are stuffed with pieces of fresh fish mixed with parsley, feta cheese, and shallots. You may also want to try the buffalo fried shrimp, which are rolled in panko, fried, and dished out with your choice of sauce. If you decide to stick around for dinner, try the shrimp or fish tacos, the fish and chips, or one of the daily catches.

Sweat It Out at Bikram Hot Yoga Riverdale Park

Bikram Hot Yoga is one of Riverdale Park’s top studios for an invigorating flow. This Rhode Island Avenue establishment encourages people from all walks of life to embrace the concepts of yoga to improve their overall wellness.

The schedule is filled with a diverse array of classes run by experienced, certified instructors who will help you get the most out of each pose and flow. The $10 community Bikram class is great for starters, as it gives you a full flow at a reduced price. During this 90-minute session, you’ll go through 26 different “postures” and two breathing exercises in a heated, humid room. This is designed to help you increase your range of motion, build strength, and improve endurance and energy. Barre and pilates classes are also available, and they are also conducted in heated rooms for extra effectiveness. Drop in soon to see how much better you can feel with this in your fitness routine!