Healthy living: This week’s health/fitness news and events

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Been eyeing those rowing machines at the gym, but don’t know how to get started? Check out Crossfit Charlottesville’s beginner/intermediate erg clinic on Saturday, May 3. The class, which will include core work and a mobility segment to protect the body from injury, is free for Crossfit Charlottesville members and $20 for non-members. E-mail for more information, and RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.

Can’t get enough downward dog? Starting on the evening of Saturday, May 3, The Society for Awakening Souls at UVA will host Virginia’s first-ever 24-hour yoga fest. The initial 12-hour session will begin at 7pm at the International Black Belt Center of Virginia, and session two will pick up at 7am at the UVA amphitheatre. Activities will include yoga, kirtan, drum circles, meditation, massage, and more.

What better way to spend a Saturday than running and drinking wine? Saturday, May 17, Trump Winery will host Mimi’s Run, a family-friendly 5K race that benefits cardiovascular research at UVA Medical Center. Registration is $20 through May 3, $25 May 4-16, and $30 on the day of. The run begins at 8:30am, and the Trump Winery tasting room will be open following the race.

C-VILLE’s Mind+Body takes a look at health and fitness news, with a bulletin board devoted to upcoming events related to all things healthy. Got an event or a tip you’d like to see here and in the paper? Write us at