Rise & Thrive Returns to Union Market District on April 1


Month-Long Series of Fitness and Wellness Activations Includes Something for Everyone Looking to Replenish Mind, Body and Soul

March 24, 2022 – Washington, DC — With a new season comes fresh opportunities for rejuvenation, renewal, and for unforgettable moments—an open invitation to breathe in, breathe out, relax and reconnect. Inspired by the success and popularity of last year’s events, Rise + Thrive returns to Union Market District on Friday, April 1, for a full month of programming focused on health, fitness and wellness.

Now, more than ever, as people rebuild social trust, consumers are looking for welcoming spaces that encourage human connection, discovery and play. Rise + Thrive is a community engagement program initiated by EDENS in partnership with our retailers that provides an entry point for exploring ways to feel better at a pace that is accessible to most people.

Throughout the month of April, Union Market District will play host to a variety of activations to support well-being: wake-up with a fitness class on The Rooftop or yoga at La Cosecha. Tough day at work? Tango or Zumba it out. Take care, spread good vibes, eat and drink healthily and support local artists and makers.

Key Dates:

Saturday, April 9 | 2pm – 6pm: Table Tennis Showdown to Benefit the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to register as a two-person team. Ping pong tables will be accessible on Neal Place the week leading up to the event for practice sessions and free-form play. More information:

Saturday, April 30 | 7:30am: DRYY RUN 5K Charity Fun Run

DRYY RUN is back! You’re invited to sign-up for a morning of fun, fitness and philanthropy as fellow registrants walk, run, skate, bike and scoot along the Metropolitan Branch Trail toward a fundraising goal of $5K to directly benefit the work of Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center, a 501 (c)(3) organization with a mission to expose, inspire and educate youth and adults, specifically in Wards 7 and 8, in the everyday benefits of arts and culture.

Every Weekend in April:

Take Care Shop pop-up – Fridays—Sundays @ Union Market

DC’s destination for natural skincare, beauty, wellness and spa services in a weekly pop-up at Union Market, featuring Take Care’s curated collection of botanical skincare, aromatherapy and beauty products.

Weekly Fitness + Dance Classes:

MVMT with Mona – Mondays + Fridays @ 7:30AM on The Rooftop

Join Mona Lavinia Garcia in her latest fitness endeavor! “MVMT Lab with Mona” is an inclusive strength-training program to help you build team camaraderie, achieve your goals and approach movement as your favorite part of the day.

CutSeven – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday + Saturday on The Rooftop

CutSeven focuses on different muscle groups each day to achieve complete muscle failure with optimum recovery. Each isolated workout plays into a larger program, giving you the precision of personal training within a team setting. (Visit calendar for full schedule.)

305 Fitness – Sundays @ 9:30AM + 10:30AM on The Rooftop

305 is an addictively fun dance cardio class that works you from head to toe. It’s wild and hard AF, with a mission to empower people to love themselves harder and express themselves louder. Be sure to check out special classes with a live DJ!

HAUS Yoga – Mondays + Wednesdays @ 7:30AM @ La Cosecha

A community of ambitious, powerful, and friendly yogis. Get ready for the best start to your morning with a HAUS Power Yoga class.

Zumba – Thursdays @ 6:30PM + Saturdays @ Noon @ La Cosecha

Take a fun and energetic Zumba class taught by Cathy Caminero. Zumba is a fitness program that combines dance and fitness movements with international music rhythms and is open to all fitness and dancing levels.

Tango Mercurio – Wednesdays @ 7PM + 8:30PM @ La Cosecha

Tango Mercurio is driven to help the tango community grow and survive by providing dancers with enjoyable experiences in unique and welcoming environments. Join the movement with Tango Mercurio for their 4-week intermediate series at La Cosecha.

Featured Partners:

Orangetheory – OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 23 @ 12:30PM

Orangetheory is a full-body workout, focused on training endurance, strength and/or power. Orangetheory Fitness Union Market is excited to provide a FREE private class for the Union Market community. Come take class, tour the studio and meet instructors!

DC Public Library – Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30am on The Rooftop

Keep your littles in the present moment (and give yourself a break) with Family Storytime! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy songs, fingerplays, and books during this weekly event for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

La Casita Pupuseria – Outdoor Spin Class w/ AmeanSpinn on Saturday, April 30 @ 11AM @ La Cosecha

Take a spin class outside of La Cosecha to awesome beats with AmeanSpinn leading the way. Be sure to stick around to try special plant-based bites from La Casita Pupuseria all month long!

Sospeso – Free infused water with the purchase of any hummus bowl @ Union Market

If there’s one cuisine that is widely acclaimed for its health benefits, it’s Mediterranean cuisine! Try one of Sospeso’s authentically plant-based hummus bowls and use code #Rise&Thrive22 to snag a free infused water for a healthy and hydrating lunch.

Can’t join us in person? Byrdland Records’ Rise & Thrive playlist on Spotify will help you wake up on the right side of the bed. Listen:

To explore the full month of events and activations at Union Market District, visit, follow @UnionMarketDC and @LaCosechaDC and tag your photos with #RiseandThriveDC.

About Union Market District:

Pioneering vision is the driving force behind Union Market District, an historically relevant neighborhood of sights, sounds and tastes that continues to thrive today. Expanding beyond its origins as a food market to include shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and community events year-round, Union Market District is a discovery destination—a place for creative enterprise and authentic experiences.

More than 35 independent merchants and purveyors of food and drink operate within Union Market proper, plus an open-air rooftop bar and green space with stunning 360-degree city views. La Cosecha, a contemporary Latin American marketplace and culinary embassy located in the District, is designed for community and conversation—carried by a philanthropic mission to foster business education throughout Latin America.

About EDENS:

EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally leading portfolio of 110 places. Our purpose is to enrich community through human engagement. We know that when people come together, they feel a part of something bigger than themselves and prosperity follows—economically, socially, culturally and soulfully. EDENS has 215 employees across offices in key markets including Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Houston and Denver. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit or follow @WeAreEDENS.