\r\nBy Maureen Schweers\r\nALEXANDRIA, VA- Known for its top-rated fitness studios, holistic health professionals, and the neighborhood\u2019s healthy vibe, Del Ray earned the nickname "Well Ray" -- the inspiration behind the community's annual health and wellness festival on June 22.\r\nThe 6th Annual Well Ray Festival will take place on Mount Vernon Avenue in the heart of Del Ray, with free fitness demonstrations and classes along the Avenue. With over 60 health and wellness vendors, there are a wide variety of opportunities for festival-goers of all ages and fitness levels to explore, heal, move, taste, and listen. Here are The Zebra's can't miss festival picks:\r\nDiscover Your New Favorite Workout\r\nWell Ray features free fitness classes in a range of disciplines and for all ages and fitness levels, led by some of the top fitness professionals in Del Ray and the surrounding area. Classes include yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, spin, barre, dance, and more for both adults and children; visit www.wellraydelray.com for the complete schedule.\r\nFree Health Screenings and Consultations\r\nA wide range of medical professionals region will offer free health consultations and screenings, including blood pressure checks, body alignment, nutritional analysis, B-12 shots, and Q & A with doctors.\r\n\r\nBe A Ninja\r\nParkour -- the sport of moving rapidly through urban environments, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing -- was brought to Alexandria by the team at PK Move, this year\u2019s featured non-profit at Well Ray. \u201cWe are the only nonprofit that brings parkour, the art of traversing your environment, to special populations, mainly Title I schools, and older adults,\u201d said PK Move founder Nancy Lorentz. The program creates a workout from any environment, and has been proven to help reduce falls for seniors. At Well Ray, PK Move \u201cwill bring new obstacles, more obstacles, and lots of fun games,\u201d said Lorentz. \u201cThe PK Move Team is totally dedicated to bringing parkour training and ethos to everyone.\u201d\r\nReach New Heights\r\nAfter a sweat session during a free Pilates, spin, or Crossfit class, reward yourself with a view from top of a rock climbing wall, or take a spin down low during the annual big wheel races -- both are fun for all ages!\r\nJump In The Ring \r\nWork off stress with free group boxing classes with Foundation Fitness, \u201csomething that anyone, at any level could enjoy,\u201d according to Foundation Fitness owner CJ Wesby. \u201cWe focus on making sure we understand the needs of our clients and exceed them,\u201d said Westby, whose fitness studio is located in the heart of Del Ray. \u201cIt's about the fit. Goals, personality, commitment. It has been the cornerstone of what we do.\u201d Learn more at foundfitpt.com\/del-ray-va.\r\nRediscover Your Fit\r\nThe demands of motherhood often mean women put their own wellness on the back burner. At Well Ray, moms can bring the kids along and try out a free demo class with FIT4MOM. \u201cWe help mom find her fit at every age and stage of motherhood,\u201d said FIT4MOM owner Jennifer Lungren. \u201cWe provide mom the support, community, and self-care she needs during pregnancy, postpartum and throughout every stage of her motherhood journey, we believe these moms will raise healthy, strong families.\u201d\r\n\r\nConnect Mind, Body, and Spirit\r\nThe wellness community in Del Ray firmly believes that wellness is more than just physical fitness. Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, specializes in helping individuals intuitively connect to body, mind, emotions and spirit. \u201cThere is tremendous wisdom within us and it is all connected,\u201d said Four Directions Wellness founder Mara Benner. \u201cWhen you listen to your intuitive guidance, it supports your optimal health, healing and overall wellness.\u201d During Well Ray, Four Directions Wellness will offer free, 10-minute intuitive energy readings, where Benner will explore your energetic chakras, and provide an analysis of the mind-body connections that show up.\r\nGet Creative\r\nStop by the Del Ray Artisans for their June exhibit Art in Meditation \u2013 The Chakras, which celebrates the seven energy centers of the body, which are associated with vibrations, moods, and colors, and are frequently used in yoga and meditation practices. In celebration of Well Ray, the Del Ray Artisans will offer a wide range of wellness programs throughout the month of June, including group meditations, workshops on painting the chakra energies, gong sound meditations, and a chair yoga class. Visit www.delrayartisans.org for more information.\r\n\r\nBring Your Best Friend\r\nLearn more about canine fitness and conditioning with Wholistic Hound Academy. Alexandria\u2019s first and only training and learning center for people and their dogs will host a canine fitness course, and will have dogs with advanced skills provide demonstrates to help show how dogs learn body awareness, increase balance, flexibility, muscle tone, strength, and build confidence. \u201cWe believe that working a dog\u2019s brain and providing mental stimulation along with good physical activity are essential to having a healthy and happy dog, which makes for a better and more positive relationship between dog and owner,\u201d said Wholistic Hound Academy founder Sandy Modell. Learn more at www.wholistichound.com.\r\nGive Back\r\nCelebrate health and wellness by helping save a life. Waxing the City will host the Inova Bloodmobile at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Raymond Avenues, featuring snacks, prizes, and more. Visit tinyurl.com\/wellraybloodmobile for more information on donation requirements and to make your appointment.\r\nWell Ray takes place on Saturday, June 22 from 9am to 1pm and is free and open to all ages; participants are encouraged to bring their own mats and water bottles. For more information on available classes and more, visit www.wellraydelray.com.