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January Bras & Brunch Featuring Marla Rice of Core Essentials



On Sunday, January 3rd, Bras & Brunch will host Marla Rice, Owner of Core Essentials, a Pilates studio. Studies show that Pilates improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean, muscles. Marla never dreamed of owning her own Pilates studio, until Bill Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. , gave her the opportunity. As many of Mr. Marriott’s competitors know, he knows a great deal about running a successful business. Marla was Bill’s personal Pilates instructor and he came to rely and respect her instruction so much that he convinced her to go into business for herself, and open a Pilates studio in his corporate office building. He made her an offer she couldn’t refuse, and the rest is history.

Come meet Marla and learn about all the benefits of Pilates. She will be doing a show and tell. This is a wonderful way to work out as you start to see and feel the benefits almost immediately. Every January Bras & Brunch attendee will receive a complimentary 30-minute mat class, and will be entered to win a FREE 60-minute private session on the reformer at her studio ($125 value).

Complimentary Champagne, Mimosas and light brunch will be served!

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.


Sylene of Washington
4407 South Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 654-4200

RSVP required. RSVP at (301) 654-4200 or http://sylene.eventbrite.com/

About Sylene of Washington

There is no lingerie shopping experience like SyLene. A woman-owned lingerie store in the Washington, DC area with over thirty years experience, SyLene is synonymous with the best in intimate apparel. The name SyLene stands for Cyla and Helen, sisters who grew up spending Saturdays and summer vacations working in their parent’s lingerie shop. In 1975, Cyla opened SyLene, and since that time, SyLene has specialized in serving their customers with the finest lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear, post-surgical items, accessories, and gifts handpicked from the best domestic and international designers.

The members of their friendly staff are fit experts, known for personal, individualized attention. They will help you find the perfect choice whether it’s a first bra, wedding trousseau, swimsuit, nursing bra, or mastectomy prosthesis. A woman’s intimate apparel wardrobe is as unique as she is, and SyLene believes every woman can experience the special pleasure of style, beauty, and a great fit.

SyLene believes in helping the community. They donate bras and sleepwear to women’s shelters, and work closely with organizations such as Suited for Change, Volunteers of America, and Second Chance Employment Services. They regularly visit hospitals, educating them on mastectomy items available for their patients.

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