Like I said yesterday, I’m happy living on the outskirts of the city now. But when I headed to my old ‘hood last night to check out the YMCA Anthony Bowen, I have to say I really missed living near U Street!SweetGreen and the Y joined forces to show off their new facilities to a group of bloggers and fitness enthusiasts. Just like last time, the event didn’t disappoint!
The new YMCA is pretty sleek. It’s full of high-tech equipment, stunning artwork, and an enthusiastic staff.The gym coordinator gave us an awesome tour of the facility, which includes a swimming pool, rock wall, demo kitchen, and conference center (just to name a few).
And also includes a rooftop patio (!!).My favorite part of the tour was hearing about all the initiatives this Y is taking to support community-building activities, and hearing about all the community partners they’ve already brought on board. This part of DC is very dynamic, and the YMCA seems like a great place to help foster positive growth!
Then, SweetGreen topped off the night with some delicious, healthy fare.A twist on summer gazpacho: add watermelon!And, of course, the month’s seasonal salad which features True Blue Maryland crab. Apparently many crab producers claim their product is from Maryland, when it’s really not! If you see the True Blue label, you know it’s legit.Honest Tea rounded out the meal…and great conversation wasn’t difficult to find!I chatted away with Wave and Sophie for most the night.The real highlight of the night is Wave’s shirt, which says “shopping is my cardio.” Amen.
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