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Beach Fitness Fun!

August 1, 2014
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Tons of people head to the beach throughout the summer for vacation because who doesn’t love the beach? Whether you like to walk on the board walk, sit on the beach, or swim in the ocean, you can make beach fitness fun! The beach may be a very fun place to go to so that you can relax, but it’s also a good place to exercise! A lot of people get in a good workout at the beach without even intending…

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Powerade VS. Gatorade, How To Hydrate Your Body

August 1, 2014
sports drinks

Powerade VS. Gatorade Water is one of the best things for you and we need it to survive because it keeps you hydrated. There are also other drinks that help you hydrate your body by giving you electrolytes and nutrients lost in sweat like Gatorade and Powerade. The question is which one is better for you.  Many  who participate in sports will drink both during games, at practice, or at a camp. The best thing about both of them is that they…

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Neila Rey: Fitness Extraordinaire

May 31, 2014

If you’re a geek for anything relating to comic books or superheroes, then do I have a workout for you! Not only is it quick and easy to execute, but it works out every muscle in your body, making it perfect for busy bees who want to stay in shape. The best part? The creator of the workouts, Neila Rey, based each of her fitness plans off of a famous superhero or comic book figure.   The Benefits of Neila…

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Preparing for High School Varsity Soccer

April 14, 2014

To prepare for high school soccer the most important thing you must have to have is commitment. Soccer in general requires a lot of running, and if you really want to stand out you have to have stellar ball skills as well. Having stellar ball skills requires training with the ball every day! Personally I prefer to play a much more technical game than you would see in an English game. In my opinion, footwork is what makes a player…

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Favorite teams

April 14, 2014

Soccer is my favorite sport and my passion. I love playing it and I like to watch it sometimes. My favorite soccer teams are USA, Honduras, F.C. Barcelona and Brazil. I know that some of these are international teams, but I still love watching them play. I am also very excited to see the players from Barcelona on their world cup teams, playing against all these teams. My family and I are very excited for the world cup and will…

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MECKids Spring Into March With 30 Day Fitness Challenge!

March 10, 2014

Calling all fit kids and families! March is here and what better way to jump-start Spring than with a new fitness program that will keep you healthy, happy and moving this year! We’re kick-starting the month with an exciting 30-Day Fitness Challenge that will keep you MOVING with great fun and fitness! Studies have shown it takes 30 days to form a new habit, and our fitness program is designed to help shape healthy habits that will form a healthy,…

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MECKids at the GetKidsMovin Event

August 1, 2013

Lets Get MOVIN!!! By MECKids Blog Ambassador, Student Ambassador Whitney Wasso Three words to describe MECKids at the GetKidsMovin event.  Exciting, engaging and energetic. MECkids had a blast!!! On Saturday, July 20, another GetKidsMovin event took place at the Stonebridge Potomac Town Center. The event was from 1pm to 5pm.  The event started off with two fitness trainers who got the kids warmed up and ready to exercise. Throughout the event, there were ticket raffles after every hour and a participants had the opportunity to win a…

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MECKids at the Biggest Loser Run/Walk

August 1, 2013

The Biggest Loser  Run/Walk   The Biggest Loser is a hit television show started in 2004.  The show features obese people competing to win a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of weight in comparison to their initial weight.  On Sunday July 14th; Dan and Jackie Evans, mother and son duo from season five of The Biggest Loser hosted the 5, 10, 15k run walk event at Stadium Armory in Washington D.C.  There was also a 1 mile race…

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Why Sports are Good for You

May 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Sports helps you lose weight, while extreme diets can result in dramatic weight loss, and it is almost impossible to maintain a healthy weight when you begin eating normally again, states the American Council on Exercise. Combining a healthy diet with exercise is the only way to lose weight and keep it off, as it will burn the calories you consume. The government suggests that you work out for at least five hours each week to…

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Washington Redskins News

May 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Five months after their first-round playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins are facing their traditional off-season rivals: critics of the team’s name. Writers, activists, and scholars have argued for years correctly that, the Redskins team name is a racial slur against Native Americans. The name has been declared derogatory by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and opponents have sued so far unsuccessfully to have it changed. Now, members of the…

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Impact of Sports in America

May 29, 2013

From the Olympics to Monday Night Football, sports brings us together as a society. No matter your race, gender, age, ethnicity, or religion, sports is our common bond. In times of racism and hatred, the American society use sports as a crutch. We can always lean on professional and even collegiate and high school sports for comfort. Professional sports has for what seems like forever had a strangle hold on the American society. It seems almost every day of the…

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MECKids Ignites Our "Natitude" with Nationals' Oscar Bermudez!

May 13, 2013

By MECKids Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador I have recently had the wonderful opportunity to get an interview with Mobile Marketing & Broadcast Production Assistant of the Washington Nationals‘ Baseball Club, Oscar Bermudez, and he gave me some GREAT information about the Nationals that I believe a lot of baseball fans do not know. I’ve came up with questions that he gave amazing feedback on, and here is what he shared with MECKids: DG: How long has the NatMobile been in…

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