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Stay Fit 5 Different Ways
The nation’s healthiest city knows workouts
More than a cyclist’s paradise and walking-friendly town, the DC region was deemed the nation’s healthiest metro area in 2014. Inventive workouts across the city are all the rage, and for good reason -- they're innovative, fun and get your heart rate up. Here’s a closer look at five popular workouts in DC:
When the Washington Post described FLOTUS as a “Solidcore fanatic,” it became the hottest fitness sensation in the city. Anne Mahlum brought the workout to DC in 2013, which is performed entirely on a MegaFormer, a hybrid between a Pilates reformer and gym machine made famous by Hollywood celeb trainer Sebastien Lagree. While known to give solid cores, it will also have your arms and legs shaking, along with muscles in your body you didn't even know you had.
1841 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
1821 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
433 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Powerlifting meets rowing meets gymnastics at CrossFitDC, which combines various workout elements on any given session to build endurance, strength and power. No matter which of the two locations you check out, expect a sweat-inducing, push-yourself-to-the-limit workout.
1722 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
1365 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Think you can’t get buff doing yoga? Think again. STROGA (a mash up of strength and yoga) was dreamed up by personal trainer and Results Gym founder Doug Jeffries. Customers can choose from 12 different classes ranging from easy to advanced.
1808 Adams Mill Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
Cyclists are in love with this high-tech spinning
class boutique founded by a trio of friends. Blazing the path in DC with indoor cycling performance tracking, spinners can monitor their progression as they work out. Besides tracking your own pedaling power, speed and mileage, you can also see a friend’s stats and try to spin right past them.
2217 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Located in the heart of the Dupont Circle neighborhood, Fuse Pilates forgoes the cold, sterile gym opting instead for the cozy confines of a four-story house with a studio on each level. Started in 2005, Fuse has surpassed the fitness fad sniff test and offers more than 10 different types of classes.
2008 Hillyer Place NW, Washington, DC 20009
H Street NE