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This week is all about getting outside on a budget. Just because your summer funds may be running low doesn’t mean that your summer fun has to suffer. Every event this week is free, meaning you just have to pay for transportation (if applicable). So get on out there and enjoy nature the way nature intended- free!

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CardioHIT by No Excuse Workout @ National Harbor

If you’re looking to get your butt kicked by a workout, this one is for you. The hour-long cardio class will feature you, sweating a lot, as your skin glistens beautifully under the setting sun. Plus, the Capital Wheel provides a way better view than those overpriced classes in the basement of your gym!


Commuter Coffee @ 14th and Q

Forget the Metro or bus today and grab your bike. Meet up with The Bike Rack (partnered with Peregrine Espresso) between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the corner of 14 and Q Street for free iced or hot coffee. Rest for a few minutes, caffeinate yourself and chat with employees of The Bike Rack about your commute.

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Yoga on the Yard @ Howard University

This free yoga event offers an hour-long evening class open to all members of the public. It’s sponsored by Yoga Heights D.C. and Howard University’s Sesquicentennial Committee and will take place on the beautiful HU Yard. Bring your own mat and enjoy a relaxing workout after your workday.


City Blossoms Garden Clean-Up @ Marion Street Intergenerational Community Garden

Enjoy an afternoon of gardening and community service with this great clean-up event. Learn more about gardening, weeding and plant care while donating some time to the community. You’re sure to get some exercise as well, gardening can be hard work! RSVP to this event here.

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Yoga Gathering @ Botanic Gardens

Outdoor yoga is great. Outdoor yoga in the Botanic Gardens is even better. Free outdoor yoga in the Botanic Gardens is the best. Class begins at 10:30 a.m., but plan to arrive a bit earlier to ensure your spot, as there is no pre-registration. Bring your mat and come get your flow on, no experience necessary.


Free Yoga in the Garden @ Old City Farm & Guild

Round our your weekend with another free yoga class taught by Alisha Lineswala. Born in India, Alisha’s mission is to teach yoga to students of all levels in a way that honors the tradition of yoga while offering variations for all participants. No experience is necessary, but do brig your own mat. Don’t forget to bring a bit of spending money so you can pick up a delicious smoothie or some produce at the farmer’s market!

Go forth into nature!