Meg Donnelly, Nova Weekend Warriors

Meg Donnelly, Nova Weekend Warriors


It's Small It's Small Business Saturday! This year more than ever, focus on supporting your local community and your local economy. I'm sure you've seen the meme "When you shop small you support a dream and a family" well, here's mine. :-) This crew puts up with a lot and has been so supportive of me following this dream.
I have way too many to list but here are some of my favorite local brick and mortars that you can support with your holiday shopping: Books Reston's Used Book Shop or Scrawl Books, chocolates and handmade gifts Chesapeake Chocolates or River-Sea Chocolates, ship some tea from Elden Street Tea Shop or granola from Dano’s Granola, pick up pretzels from Nordic Knot, buy a bike or accessories from The Bike Lane, a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant or taproom Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar, Local VA, Kalypso's Sports Tavern, Lake Anne Brew House, 100 Bowls of Soup or grab clothing from so many of us small businesses who offer branded apparel. Wouldn't you rather have your kids sport a local logo than a big brand?
Think about your other local salons, galleries, services that you can support too. Meg Donnelly, Nova Weekend Warriors , Rowan Tree, Reston Museum , Reston Art Gallery & Studios , Top Style by Kate Noda
There are so many others to support - feel free to comment with your favorites! #communityovercompetition
WIN a Meg Donnelly, Nova Weekend Warriors Moving Freely Session. Value $75. Virtual raffle entry $10, only 20 entries will be sold.

Here’s what to do:

1. Like and share this post!
2. Go to this link for our secure platform to buy your raffle ticket(s):
3. After you pay, we will add your name to the prize wheel!
4. Please comment on the posts of items you want to win! A comment, emoji, or GIF is welcome (but please keep it appropriate!)
5. When all of the raffle tickets for an item are sold, we'll close the ticket page and post a photo of the prize wheel on this post.
6. Each Saturday, we'll spin the wheel live on Facebook for all of the items that have sold the maximum raffle tickets.
7. We will contact all winners to arrange pick-up (in Sterling). We will also offer an option to pay to have the item shipped for non-local winners.

All proceeds will benefit Sterling Playmakers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community theatre organization. We are Community Theatre for the Entire Community.

Want to see all of the items at once? They will all be viewable at starting Sunday evening.
Covid shut things down for a bit but that doesn't stop warriors from taking what they want...and we want to get out and about in NOVA. We loved offically meeting Meg Donnelly, Nova Weekend Warriors (felt like we've know her for ages) with NoVA Weekend Warriors and getting to take over her Podcast for a bit. Listen to what routines we have been able to maintain, had to change and long for to come back!

Listen to our podcast on Apple podcast and more!
Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist visits the podcast to talk about advocating efforts in a time of COVID-19.

Sponsors: Acuity Scheduling, The Jojoba Company, & Yomassage.
Meet our Treehouse Member Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist & Host of NoVA Weekend Warriors

Meg provides solutions to weekend warriors in the Northern Virginia area: runners, cyclists, recreational athletes, and fans of fitness. While she is not able to provide massage during this time of social distancing, through the partnerships cultivated over the last 3 years and more, she is focusing on providing recommendations to clients and other professionals by providing remote solutions that complement massage...from a distance of 6 feet or more.

Weekly Zoom Meet Up: While we are physically distancing and many touch-based therapies may not be appropriate in these unique times, join zoom Wednesdays at 12 noon for "Ask A Massage Therapist" with a different health, wellness, or fitness guest co-host each week. They'll go through some common massage related questions, discuss tips and tricks of other therapies that can be utilized when massage is not an option, and more. Check

Mother Earth Thermal Pillows: When massage isn't appropriate, Mother Earth thermal pillows can be warmed or cooled to address your everyday aches and pains.

Thinking Ahead: Purchasing packages and gift certificates now are a great way to show your support for my small business and commit to future health and wellness. All expiration dates will be extended to accommodate this time of social distancing. Available at:

Meg’s Mantra: I hope you have fun with your fitness goals and find ways to appreciate each challenge that comes your way.

Connect + Follow Meg:
Facebook: Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist
[email protected]

#novaweekendwarriors #healthyherndon #WeDontHaveToBeInPersonToBePersonable
At the present time, when social distancing is becoming more prevalent, we remind you that social distancing doesn’t have to make us distant. We are here for you. We support you, our community, and we appreciate your support of us. But if you, our community, are unable to visit us in person, you can still support us, your local small businesses… in many different ways.

We appreciate your support of our unique, personalized shopping and sipping and self-care and sweating and service-based experiences, especially as we go through the coming weeks and months. How can we support each other if you can’t make it in to see us in person? A few ways, actually!

* Purchasing tickets now for future events
* Purchasing merchandise such as t-shirts and mugs
* Purchasing gift cards in our stores or online
* Schedule appointments remotely with us via Skype, Facetime or Zoom
* Order a hot chocolate to go
* Purchase a multi-session package now for use later
* Get some roasted coffee beans to go or online, you can also buy a gift card online
* Follow, like and share our posts on social media
* You can shop online, you can purchase gift certificates and you can even grab a growler to go
* Buy some chocolate bars online
* Order a tea to go
* Buy a t-shirt, a magnet or other merchandise to show your support of our local businesses
* If you cannot attend events that we are hosting in person, please support us by attending online
* Pick up a growler or cans to go, did you know that we deliver
* Stock your closet and home with something other than toilet paper… try purchasing merchandise, apparel, magnets...anything showing your support of us, your local businesses

Let’s really support each other. Finding ways to support you is what makes our small business community so special. Supporting us, your small business community, in these ways and more will help us thrive through this, together, as a community.

Social Distancing doesn’t have to make us distant. Together, we are a community. We are small business.

AKG DESIGN STUDIO is offering gift certificates for all your upcoming occasion - We will gladly meet after the all-clear or meet you "online". Stay tuned for more options to support us coming us.

Flow us on Instagram-

Special thank you to #GlitterbombMedia for their amazing editing and the following local small businesses who provided Please make sure to checkout tier business pages to see how you can support them. videos: New Trail Cycling Studio Lake Anne Brew House Nordic Knot Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist Elden Street Tea Shop River-Sea Chocolates The Bike Lane Bike Lane Brewing Weird Brothers Coffee

#ShopSmall #ShopSmallBiz #hipherndon #herndon #herndonva #reston #restonva #restonherndon #herndonreston #healthyherndon #lakeanneplaza
#restonbeer #brewingbeerbuildingcommunity
#locallypoured #hipherndon #teatime #smallbusiness
I’m so excited to be nominated as a finalist in two categories: #26: Best Swim School and #33: Best Youth Athletic Trainers/Programs in Posh Seven Magazine for Moms! Please visit:

to vote for some of these amazing companies! I would really appreciate your vote! My accountability partner, Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist is also nominated under section 58 “best place for a massage.” If you’ve ever been a client of Meg’s (and if not, you should! She’s freaking amazing!), please vote for her as well!

Thank you so much!
Once a month this amazing lady Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist comes to Rowan Tree to do 10-min Refresh Sessions for our members. Today I (Amy) got a few minutes extra (owner treat!) and I was in heaven! Thank you so much Meg for adding to our wellness culture and giving everyone a moment to relax and refresh! So glad to be partnering with you again in 2020!
Our #GivingTuesday #GiftAndGive event on Tuesday evening at Fairfax Church of Christ in Fairfax County, Virginia was a wonderful, warm and cozy event. Throughout the entire day we raised, through everyone's generosity, close to $2,000 on this national day of #doinggood. A great big #THANKYOU to our vendors, raffles donors and evening's volunteers: Scout & Molly's, Kendra Scott, #OseMCreations - handmade beautiful jewelry -, FanCee Scents by CeeCee,,, The Artistic Scribe - Maria Turk's beautiful hand lettered ornaments, Thirty-One Gifts, Pinot's Palette, OpenBlooms, The Women's Club Fitness Center & Day Spa, Grace Covenant Church Chantilly, Virginia, Paper Source Reston, Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist and our event supporters Wegmans, #sunflowerowldesign, Cake4Kids and our hosts #FairfaxChurchofChrist. All of our vendors donated 20% back of their proceeds to WFCM - a generous and much appreciated gesture of support.

Enjoy the set-up photos folks and stay tuned for future "mini events!"

#grateful #shopforacause #holidayboutique #causemarketing #vendorevent #FUNdraiser #communityevent #neighborshelpingneighbors #thankyou #fighthunger

Empowering recreational and new-to-fitness athletes to move freely and embrace their athleticism at all levels through therapeutic massage, body positive movement and easy to implement mindful breath work.

Movely freely is an important, integrated part of our overall health & wellness. I create personalized massage and movement sessions based on each client's specific goals to provide comfort, relieve pain and improve mobility with a strong focus on the pain science, movement physiology and research into the nervous system's role in pain management.

Operating as usual

Watch this reel by novaweekendwarrior on Instagram 02/28/2022

Watch this reel by novaweekendwarrior on Instagram

A quick preview of my new studio floors and cabinet refresh

Watch this reel by novaweekendwarrior on Instagram The Poison Oaks • Morning Date


Just got fitted for roller skates (and more importantly padding) by the amazing @katie_mcsk8y at the brand new in Herndon. Thanks Katie for sharing all your expertise! I can’t wait to get started… as I don’t think I’ve worn a pair of roller skates since the 80s! My spin around the store was a shaky start but I didn’t fall… yet!

Special thanks to
@racheleisenfeld and Bri Morgan for joining me today and helping me choose the best disco helmet ever!

Who’s gonna join me for some outdoor roller skating???

Derby Star Pro Shop


Getting back into the @herndoncommunitytv recording studio to create new @novaweekendwarriors episodes has been so rewarding! Just finished my socially distanced interview with the Queen of Peanut Butter and all around AMAZING woman, Radhika of @ommadepb. We chatted about protein packed peanut butter fuel for the seasoned athletes, the new-to-fitness and the youth athletes alike, the importance of sustainable products, our awesome, supportive local community and more! Episode should drop in April-ish. In the meantime, chat up on old episodes at!

**during filming we had a great display of … But I had to turn the camera around for this behind the scenes shot, with the best ever film crew of one and super editor Maryssa!


New Floors… Same Ole Shenanigans

*Sound On for Full Effect* New floors in my massage studio means I can now pretend to be an Olympic curler while cleaning!

Photos from Meg Donnelly, Nova Weekend Warriors's post 02/04/2022

Just wrapped our Herndon Community Television (HCTV) show tapings. Our firsts in two years!!!! So excited to share the experience once again with THE one and only Tess Rollins @melodytess @simplyenhancellc and super excited to have had the opportunity to record safely in (aka my garage) and show it off. Can’t wait to see the episodes of both @simplyenhance and @novaweekendwarriors!!! Stay tuned!!!!!! In the meantime, catch up on old episodes at


𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗲! 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲?! Coming soon to my massage studio…. a fancy new @custom.craftworks Hands Free Deluxe Electric massage table with a lift back and all sort of fancy accessories, but there was a hiccup.

💕 I LOVE the color of my current table, which is just slightly off white. It just pops against the dark wall and looks great against my new grey floors and awesome in pics. (Side note: I still love my old table. Im so sad to part with her. I’m ONLY replacing her because the motor is going and when they updated the model, the new motor won’t fit on my old base).

😢 I had chose “White Tie” for my new table because it was almost a perfect match. But sadly there was a upholstery mishap in the warehouse and the manufacturer discontinued the color so they can’t purchase more for me.

🎨 So I need to now choose another color. I’m torn between “stainless steel grey” and “ivory”. I like the grey but it’s not going to pop like the white of my current table in my room against the blue and also, all my accessories are off white already. The ivory is more cream or beige, not really a white ivory. But it’s the next lightest color available.

✨ I’ve had my current table for 5 years and it’s still spotless so I’m not worried about a lighter color clean. Everything is wiped down between clients so a lighter color is fine. Also, I know the color doesn’t make a huge difference because I keep an off white cover on my table anyway and all my accessories match that off white.

⚖️ its still a tough decision, since I can’t get my first choice of “white tie”. So, I ask you, smart, decisive people of the Internet,would you go with Ivory (the closest) or would you do contrasting with the Stainless Steel Grey?

⁉️ What’s everyone think?


When a community stands up for you and your profession, literally!!! 💕

As many of you know, last night we spoke to a supportive Town Council during general public comments at the Town Council Public Hearing regarding the unfair business license fees from 1992 uncovered during a recent audit, that are targeting Massage therapists. We still need support to ensure actions to rectify this move swiftly. But it is good to here the town council and town staff is dedicated to working on this.

Here’s time stamps so you can watch the portions of the meeting where our cause was mentioned.

✅ @ 4:50 mark - mayor speaks about business license fee concerns

✅ @ 6:15 mark - Mayor asks eligible massage therapists to file an appeal, referencing Code 30-217

✅ @ 7:43 mark - comments from town council
All but one council member present spoke and stated a commitment to working on solutions for us

✅ @ 14:33 - 43:30 marks: comments from audience starts and ends with massage license fee comments with 3 speeding comments in between.

Speakers of behalf of all of those in attendence and others who were unable to attend included Meg Donnelly, LMT, Casey White, LMT White HART Massage , Netta Chiorello, LMT New Health New Life - Massage, Lymphatics and CBD - Netta Chiorello (who in addition to reading her statement reads the statement of support from John Boylan Interim President of the Official Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce), Tess Rollins - prominent community member Simply Enhance LLC, Jessica Drummond, LMT, Charles Williams - concerned community member, Kerri Bundy, LMT 2 Hands Massage & Birth Service.

Additionally to respect the time of town council and audience there to speak on other agenda items the public hearing, 18 others stood in support and were counted into the public record as supporters of our statements. (please assist me by tag yourself and others in the audience).

Additionally, the Town Clerk received many comments for the record priori to the session, to showcase support for us from those who couldn’t attend in person.

We still have quite a fight ahead us, as forcing us into an appeal for this year still creates an undue burden, on language which doesn’t apply to us.

Reach out to us and we can share other ways you can support us to get this rectified quickly but thoughtfully.


Please support our cause as we work with the Town Staff and Town Council to change old code that was uncovered during a recent town financial audit. Visit for the latest ways to support us. Ways to support us include:

✅ Attending Town Council Public Hearing on Tuesday 1/25/2022 at 7pm promptly

✅ Email the Town Clerk to showcase your support,

✅ Review our Concerns and the State/Local Code of Laws that apply

✅ Like, comment and share the Patch Herndon Facebook post and Patch Herndon article that features our cause.

✅ Watch, like and comment on our conversation with the Town of Herndon Vice Mayor Cesar del Aguila, page is Cesar Loves Herndon (discussion starts at the 2 minute 15 second mark).

✅ Watch Town Councilmember Signe Friedrichs bring our concerns to the recent Town Council Work Session. (Signe begins the discussion on this around the 2:06:00 mark).

As you can see, this is not an “us vs them” fight. Town staff including the Director of Finance and town council is willing to work with us to change this old code from 1992, which none of them were aware of until the audit. We thank the Town for their empathy and professionalism as they work with us on a solution.

Time is of the essence, as business licensing fees are due on March 1st, 2022 which is why we are asking for everyone’s immediate support.


𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗢𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀: If you are a licensed massage therapist with your own business in Town of Herndon and are up to date on your licensure, County permitting and Town business licensure, please connect with me asap.

Town of Herndon Government found old code during a recent financial audit and it resulted in a 20 fold licensing fee increase for our BPOL business license fees, due March 1st.

For most of us, the immediate implementation of this old code results in an increase in our business license fees from $30 or $50 annually to $1000 annually.

You can see support from Town Council members for changing the code in this Tuesday’s Town Council Work Session (I created a short link: ) starting around the 2:06:00 mark. As the current Town Council members were unaware of this code, we can work with them to change it for 2023 and beyond.

We have also alerted our professional associations including ABMP Government relations and AMTA VA chapter.

We are connecting with the Dulles chamber and local community leaders this week as well. All to assist us in our immediate need to have the increase reversed for the current year before it’s due date of March 1st.

We will also plan to attend the next Town meeting to speak during public comment. And as a group of local massage therapy business owners in Town of Herndon, we will meet to discuss other potential solutions as well.

For other members of the Herndon business community and the Herndon community at large, we will be reaching out to ask for your support. As may you know, we are active members of our local community and provide much needed holistic health and wellness to our community. Our hope is to remain in the Town of Herndon for years to come, without the threat of targeted fees that force us out.

Update: To my Town of Herndon residents, Town of Herndon Licensed Massage Therapists, Town of Herndon business owners, or community leaders, please send your comments to the Town Clerk at [email protected] stating that you support us and oppose implementation of this old code uncovered during the audit.

Also, please come to the Herndon Town Council meeting this Tuesday 1/25 at 7pm to speak during public comments and show your support for us! We need to show the town staff and town council that this is vehemently opposed by the public.

Town Council Public Hearing

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn Street, Herndon

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the public hearing.

You may also submit written testimony to [email protected]

If you have questions or need help understanding our case or stance, PM me! I’m happy to have a conversation or assist is any way I can. But we need the community’s support to change this.

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464 Herndon Parkway, #116
Herndon, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

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