The 2015 Reston Summer Bucket List

Now that summer is here, let’s make it a memorable one. Don’t let it slip by this year! Here’s a list of some of the most fun things to do during summertime in Reston and nearby parts of Northern Virginia. You’ll want to bookmark this page and refer to it all summer long. FESTIVALS ☐ May…

May 27, 2015

Guest Post: The RUN Around Reston

Are you a Reston runner? Or are you thinking about beginning a running program? Then you will love this article by Reston resident Jessica Hofheimer. Jessica is a certified RRCA running coach, Pilates instructor, blogger at, and mother of three. Here she provides an excellent guide to running in Reston, with information about many of her favorite resources in…

April 10, 2015

New Facebook Group Offers Free Workouts for Mothers

There are so many excuses not to exercise, especially if you have young children. It’s hard to stay motivated if you exercise solo. Group classes can be expensive, and even more so if you have to pay for child care. And once you do pay for classes, young kids make it tough to stick to a consistent schedule. Reston…

April 6, 2015

Longing for Summer? Try the Indoor Paddleboard Classes at Crunch Fitness Reston

Are the frozen lakes taunting you? Is this endless winter bumming you out? Do you long to paddleboard in the warm summer sun with nothing on but a bathing suit and SPF 1,050? Well, we have found the next best thing! The indoor Surf classes at Crunch Fitness in Reston Town Center are an excellent alternative to to the…

March 3, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Indoor Fun in the Reston Area

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s the perfect time to relax under a cozy blanket with a book. Unless you’re a kid, that is. For kids, it’s the perfect time to bounce off the walls. If you’re looking for ideas for indoor activities for your kids, we have lots of suggestions for you. Here is a…

January 27, 2015

Ten Reasons to Come to Lake Anne in the Middle of Winter

Lake Anne really shines in the warm months. Boat rentals, concerts, farmers markets, festivals, and outdoor dining make it a summertime delight. But so much is going on at Lake Anne Plaza all year round, and you really should come in the winter, too. Here are some reasons why: 1. There’s wild nightlife. Anyone who shrugs off Lake…

January 12, 2015

Meet Reston’s Newest Personal Trainer + Her Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s January — time to put away the holiday decorations and jump-start your fitness routine for the year. Whether you are introducing exercise into your life for the first time or simply want to lose winter weight, consider working with a trainer. Not only will he or she provide continued motivation, but they can customize the most effective routine…

January 12, 2015

Start the New Year with a First Day Hike at Virginia’s State Parks

If you’re like lots of people, you start each year invigorated and committed to getting fit. It’s a fresh start! You are motivated! And then you discover an overcrowded gym packed with all the other resolution-makers, and the thrill is gone. Or maybe you spend the first day of January in your traditional spot on the sofa, recovering…

December 30, 2014

The ROMEOs: Retired Old Men Enjoying Outdoor Soccer

I knew I’d like these guys as soon as I heard that they call themselves the ROMEOS: “Retired Old Men Enjoying Outdoor Soccer – Women Welcome.” They are a group of Reston-area soccer lovers who get together once a week for an informal pickup game. People of any age or gender are invited to participate each week, but their most…

October 7, 2014

Classes with Street Cred at the RCC

Tucked into the Fall 2014 Program Guide from the Reston Community Center are an array of super-cool courses that we at Modern Reston can’t wait to sign up for. Some of these classes reflect current trends and some are more artisanal in nature. Here are some of our favorites:

September 11, 2014