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Summer sessions begin the week of May 9 and July 11.
To search the dates and to register, please click on the "Register Online" button on the bottom of this page. 
For more information, please call 703.558.6740.

The Health Promotion Department at Virginia Hospital Center offers a variety of fitness classes and wellness workshops.
Unless noted, classes run for 7 weeks.

Locations are listed for each class:

  • H=Virginia Hospital Center
  • CS=Carlin Springs Campus

To view a class description and options, click on the links below to expand or collapse. 

Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle

Bari-Fit (4-week session)

Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (H)

Circuit-style, group training class for those who have undergone, or are preparing for, bariatric surgery. Learn proper form and how to safely and effectively exercise. Led by a group exercise instructor/personal trainer. 4-week session.

Body Sculpting

Monday, 6:00 – 6:45 pm (H)
Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:15 pm (H)
Tuesday, 7:15 – 8:00 pm (CS)
Wednesday, 6:00 – 6:45 pm (H)
Saturday, 9:00 – 9:45 am (CS)

Strengthen and tone your body using Dyna bands, body bars, and weights.

Cardio Strength Circuit

Tuesday, 5:00 – 5:45 pm (CS)
Saturday, 8:10 – 8:55 am (CS)

A variety of cardio and strength stations help raise your fitness level.

Core Challenge

Tues, 5:30 – 6:15 pm (H)
Thursday, 5:15 – 6:00 pm (H)
Sunday, 9:15 – 10:00 am (CS)

A fast paced, challenging class that aims to tone and strengthen your core muscles - abs, back and thighs.

Everyday MindfulnessNEW!

Saturday, 1:30 – 2:45 pm (CS)

Learn how a daily mindfulness practice can help you handle stress differently. 2-week session.

Fitness FusionNEW!

Mon, 7:30 – 8:15 pm (CS)
Thursday, 4:00 – 4:45 pm (CS)

The combination of cardio, strength and stretching for a great, full body workout.

Hatha Yoga

Monday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (CS)
Monday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm (H)
Tuesday, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (H)
Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm (H)
Thursday, 6:10 – 7:25 pm (H)

Rejuvenate your mind and body through yoga postures, total body stretching, breathing exercises and deep relaxation.


Monday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (CS)

Mat-based Pilates exercises aim to balance your body by strengthening core muscles that support the spine.


Thursday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm (H)
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (H)
Sunday, 10:30 – 11:30 am (H)

Tone and energize with this blend of Pilates strengthening and Yoga poses.

Smoking Cessation Workshop

Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:15 pm (H)

Examine why you smoke and create a plan to quit. 1 session 3-4 times a year.

Yoga for Everybody

Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (CS)
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:30 am (CS)

This traditional yoga class includes a relaxation exercise at the beginning and end of class. Reduce stress, increase your strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome.


Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (CS)
Sunday, 10:00 – 11:00 am (CS)

A high energy, exhilarating workout for anyone who likes to dance. No experience required.

Gentle / Senior Exercise

If you are a member of VHC's Senior Associates, please call the Health Promotion office before registering at 703.558.6740.

Adaptive/Seated Yoga

Tuesday, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (CS)
Sunday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (CS)

Adaptive/Seated Yoga is for anyone with limited mobility, chronic pain or neuropathy. This class emphasizes breathing, gentle stretching and going at your own pace. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Chairs are provided.

Gentle Pilates

Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm (H)
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 am (H)
Saturday, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (H)

Learn the building blocks of Pilates, the popular exercise that tones and strengthens your core muscles (abs, back, inner thighs). Suitable for beginners, seniors, or those desiring a gentle workout. Special needs and limitations can be accommodated.

Gentle Yoga

Monday, 9:30 – 11:00 am (H)
Monday, 1:15 – 2:45 pm (CS)
Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00 am (CS)
Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00 am (CS)
Sunday, 4:15 – 5:30 pm (CS)

Restore flexibility, regain strength and ease tensions. All levels are welcome.


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (CS)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (McLean Baptist Church)

Maintain and regain strength and flexibility as you connect with area seniors. 10-week session.

Strength & Stretch for Seniors

Monday, 1:00 – 1:45 pm (H)
Tuesday, 1:00 – 1:45 pm (CS)
Thursday, 1:00 – 1:45 pm (CS)

Improve range of motion, muscle strength and bone health. All ages and limitations are welcome.

Tai Chi – Beginner

Monday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm (CS)
Thursday, 2:30pm – 3:30 pm (CS)

Learn Tai Chi postures designed to gently work muscles, improve balance, concentration, and the flow of energy that sustains health and calms the mind. Beginner class for students just beginning their practice, or who need a refresher of the 37-posture Yang short form. All ages are welcome. 10-week session.

Tai Chi – Intermediate

Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (CS)

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice designed to exercise the body, mind, and spirit. The intermediate class is for students who have learned the entire 37-posture Yang short form. All ages are welcome. 10-week session.

For details, about Free Support Groups, Healthy Aging Lectures, LifeLine, and Senior Mall-walking, CLICK HERE.

Family Fitness & Parenting

Prenatal Yoga

Monday, 7:00 – 8:15 pm (H)
Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:15 pm (H)
Thursday, 7:15 – 8:30 pm (CS)
Sunday, 9:00 – 10:15 am (H)

Practice yoga poses and focused breathing exercises to cultivate calm and confidence for labor and childbirth.
*Physician approval required. Please bring a note to class or fax to 703.558.2456.

Postpartum Yoga

Tuesday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (H)

Relax and rebuild strength as you bond with baby (6-weeks to almost crawling). This class provides a yoga workout for mom; babies will be incorporated into certain poses.

Baby Yoga

Friday, 11:00 – 11:45 am (H)
Saturday, 3:00 – 3:45 pm (H)

The Baby Yoga class is for babies age 6-weeks to nearly crawling, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Baby Yoga class contains unique yoga postures designed to support baby’s development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep. Babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. The class is baby-centered, it does not include yoga or relaxation for the parent or caregiver.

Tots Yoga

Saturday, 4:00 – 4:45 pm (H)

Tots Yoga class is for tots who are actively crawling to 24 months old, accompanied by an adult. It is a supportive, fun-loving, and active class. As tot’s mobility increases, classes offer tot-centric poses and games that encourage and support their physical explorations. Tots become more confident in their moving bodies as they practice. During a Tots Yoga class crawlers and walkers playfully practice yoga postures while they are standing, sitting up, walking, and jumping. Parents also get to do a little yoga, but no yoga experience is required.

For details about Breastfeeding, New Parents, and Postpartum support groups, CLICK HERE.


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