DC Businesses Offer Helping Hand to Federal Employees Amid Shutdown


The Beltway Plaza Mall Haven't had a chance to catch that new Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie? The Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt is giving away a free box lunch and movie ticket at Academy 8 theaters to anyone who has been furloughed, not exclusively government employees, for the entire month of October. Current movies screening include "Prisoners," "Don Jon" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" in 3D.


Looking for a way to burn those calories from all the free shutdown food and drinks? Some local D.C. studios are offering free classes for furloughed workers.

Polerized Fitness Studio Polerized Fitness Studio, based outside of Old Town Alexandria, is offering a free pole-dancing class this week for furloughed employees with government ID. Don't work for the government and still want to learn a few new tricks? Free intro classes are offered for first-time clients.

Potomac Pilates Would you rather unwind? Potomac Pilates is offering two free classes to furloughed federal employees. Those looking to claim must create an account on potomacpilates.net and email catherine@potomacpilates.net with your government job title and department for verification purposes.

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