This rendering shows a concept for the exterior of UP, a yoga/wellness/fitness studio coming to South Silver Spring. Courtesy Dave Giacomin 

Erin McNamara and Dave Giacomin, residents of the Seven Oaks-Evanswood neighborhood in Silver Spring, have signed a lease to open a new business called UP in the space above the former Jackie’s Restaurant in South Silver Spring.

“UP is a new platform for transformation,” said Giacomin in a Facebook post. “Our mission is to change lives through healing, wellness, and adventure. At UP, you will find classes and workshops in yoga, outdoor adventure, nutrition and many other modalities as we grow.”

Look for the studio’s opening later this fall and see www.upindc.com for updates.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
UP in Silver Spring