Skating Coaches Washington DC

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Columbia Square Fitness Center
(202) 383-8778
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Fitness Techniques Llc
(202) 484-3061
300 M St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Rich Bodies Gym
(202) 298-7867
1000 Potomac St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Pure Joe Studios
(202) 737-7776
1221 Massachusetts Ave Nw
Washington, DC
 
Premier Sports Health
(202) 547-1202
512 15th St Se
Washington, DC
 
Simply Fit
(202) 667-6759
1539 7th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Whelan Strength Training
(202) 638-1708
800 7th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Active Duty Fitness
(202) 452-1861
1750 K St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Fitness Together Scott Circle
(202) 861-2222
1112 16th Street NW
Washington, DC
Programs & Services
Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Joy of Motion Dance Center
(202) 387-0911
1643 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
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Listen to Your Body

By Nadine Currie Jackson
 

Skaters in the Cold

One of Nadine's sore feet after a week at Skate Farm.
 

You've heard it before, but it's worth repeating: Pain is your friend, a message from your body that something is wrong ... the pan is too hot ... the bee is angry ... there's a blister on your toe.

It's also a regular — although fortunately not constant — companion of athletes and fitness enthusiasts, skaters included.

It's there when we push ourselves hard during a workout; it's there when we fall or otherwise injure ourselves.

Naturally, we don't think much about pain, except how to avoid it. But the truth is if you learn to listen to pain, it will visit you less often.

How to listen

Think of the way your legs burn when you charge up a hill. The pain is caused by a buildup of lactic acid and other glycogen waste products in your muscles. It's normal, and it usually subsides once you reach the top of the hill or otherwise decrease your level of exertion.

The question is: how should you react to this pain? In and of itself, it won't kill you. But as you may have noticed, it usually makes a mess of your technique — not to mention, your perceptual skills and judgment. And that, of course, is a recipe for disaster. When you start skating sloppy, you're headed for a fall.

There may be times, such as at the end of a race, when you'll want to push yourself through the pain. But be aware of the risk this poses to you and the people arou...

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