10 health and wellness activities to do this weekend

As your planning out your weekend calendar, don’t forget to add something that’ll make you feel happy and healthy.

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Whether you decide to brave the elements and break a sweat outside or stay indoors and study up on improving your health, put your health first this weekend at one of these NoVA events.

Family Yoga
Friday, Feb. 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Get in your daily exercise with the family this morning. Enjoy a quick 15-minute yoga session to get you and your family stretched out and relaxed for the day’s activities. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel. // Montclair Community Library: 5049 Waterway Drive, Dumfries; free

Lamaze Class
Friday, Feb. 21 & Saturday, Feb. 22, times vary
Calling all expecting moms: Get prepared for the coming birth of your child with this two-day lamaze class. Moms and dads will learn everything needed to prepare for labor, including changes in your body, postpartum and products to help prepare for that special day. // Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center: 9100 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas; $195

Alexandria Rocks! A Walking Tour
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-noon
Put on your tennis shoes for the special walking tour of Alexandria. Participants will visit multiple historical and geological sites around Alexandria, as they learn about the Fendall Family and their involvement in the stone industry. // Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden: 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria; $10

Ultimate Pickup
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-noon
Head out to Brambleton Park this Saturday for an epic pickup game of Ultimate Frisbee. Meet locals from across the region as you play a gym class favorite. All skill levels are welcome to attend. // Brambleton Park East: 22376 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn; free

60-Day Challenge
Saturdays through March 21, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Reach your resolution to get the family more active at Life Champ Martial Arts’ 60-Day Challenge. This free series works to increase physical activity and conditioning through fun activities. // Life Champ Martial Arts of Dale City: 5516 Staples Mill Plaza, Woodbridge; free

Nutrition 101 Seminar
Saturday, Feb. 22, noon-1 p.m.
Join Formula Running Center at its new nutrition series for March’s National Nutrition Month. Learn the basics of nutrition, including food that helps give an energy boost and what to eat before a race or after a workout. // Formula Running Center: 3101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington; free

Boxing and Brews
Saturday, Feb. 22, 6-7 p.m.
Put on the gloves on and join Olympic gold Medalist Arlene Limas in the ring for a special boxing workout. After the you sweat it out, stop by the bar and quench your thirst with a pint. // Adventure Brewing Company: 33 Perchwood Drive, Suite 101, Fredericksburg; $18

Freddy Donuts Sunday Run
Sunday, Feb. 23, 8-9 a.m.
Have your doughnut and work it off too at Freddy’s Sunday Run. Join community members for a morning jog around town. After your run, stop at Freddy Donuts for a delicious treat. // Freddy Donuts: 801 William St., Fredericksburg; free

2020 Winter City Views 5K & 10K
Sunday, Feb. 23, 8-11 a.m.
Bundle up for the annual Winter City Views race. Racers will be able to enjoy views of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument as they race beside the George Washington Memorial Parkway. This race benefits Wear Blue: Run to Remember, a nonprofit running community that honors the service of American military members. // Columbia Island Marina: George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington; $12-$45

Sunday HIIT
Sunday, Feb. 23, 9-10 a.m.
Step up your workout intensity with lululemon’s high-intensity interval training session. Join ambassador Caroline Ruchstuhl in-store for a 45-minute workout session to start your Sunday off right. All levels are welcome to attend. // Lululemon Mosaic: 2920 District Ave., Suite 105, Fairfax; free

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