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1808 Adams Mill Rd, NW

A reader tweets us:

“@PoPville Today my #fitness instructor told my class that Stroga will be closing at the end of the month. #adamsmorgan #DC”

Another reader sends via email:

“According to trainers, Stroga will close June 1.”

Stoga’s last facebook update was May 5th:

“It’s booty short time. Booty shorts and bounce music at Sweat Fitness Party this Saturday make sure you sign up and bring your friends. The best workout party in the city is only $15. 1pm at STROGA with Live DJ Calvin DjTryfe Seino and Coach G. Fitness Gerard Burley running the workout”

Stroga (strength and yoga and an occasional party spot) opened up back in 2010.

Update – thanks to readers for passing on the official email:

“Hello Strogis,
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that after five years of service. Stroga will be closing its doors for the last time May 31, 2015. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us over the years. From our wonderful members to the instructors who kept people coming back. For members who have expiring class packages or memberships that run through June, we have been looking for new places to host you all until your memberships are complete. We will contact you all soon to tell you were everyone can use their passes.”

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1935 14th Street, NW

DTLR ( Downtown Locker Room) closed on Saturday to make way for a SoulCycle opening this Fall:

““SoulCycle 14th Street will feature a 3,400 square-foot, 56-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout, and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique, selling SoulCycle’s original clothing collection. Additional rider amenities include full men’s and women’s locker rooms with four showers each, multiple bathrooms, and locker area. SoulCycle 14th Street will be located at 14th and U at 1935 14th Street, NW, D.C. 20009. SoulCycle 14th Street will open in Fall 2015.”

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14th and U St, NW looking north

Also of note, on the north side of 14th and U – Dunkin Donuts is still open…

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1935 14th Street, NW via loopnet.com

Whoa – big news for U street. Thanks to a reader for passing on from ActiveLifeDC:

“SoulCycle 14th Street will be located at 14th and U at 1935 14th Street, NW, D.C. 20009. SoulCycle 14th Street will open in Fall 2015.”

1935 14th St, NW is a current DTLR location. In March we learned about SoulCycle’s Georgetown location and now it’s confirmed the scuttlebutt we heard for Chinatown/Mt.Vernon Square is happening too.

UPDATE – full press release:

SoulCycle 14th Street will feature a 3,400 square-foot, 56-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout, and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique, selling SoulCycle’s original clothing collection. Additional rider amenities include full men’s and women’s locker rooms with four showers each, multiple bathrooms, and locker area. SoulCycle 14th Street will be located at 14th and U at 1935 14th Street, NW, D.C. 20009. SoulCycle 14th Street will open in Fall 2015.

SoulCycle Mount Vernon will feature a 62-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout, and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique, selling SoulCycle’s original clothing collection. Additional rider amenities include full men’s and women’s locker rooms with three showers each, multiple bathrooms, and locker area. SoulCycle Mount Vernon will be located in a new state-of-the-art building at 601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. SoulCycle Mount Vernon will open in Summer 2015.

SoulCycle Georgetown will feature a 3,500 square-foot, 55-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout, and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique, selling SoulCycle’s original clothing collection. Additional rider amenities include full men’s and women’s locker rooms with four showers each, multiple bathrooms, and locker area. SoulCycle Georgetown will be located just south of M Street at 1042 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. SoulCycle Georgetown will open in Summer 2015.

SoulCycle classes in the D.C. area cost $30.”

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The Dailey Method is coming to the second the floor above the still open Islander at 12th and U St, NW. Their website says:

“The search for the best barre fitness class is over. The Dailey Method is here to help you achieve a strong, lean, sculpted body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from multiple disciplines. At the cutting edge of fitness research, The Dailey Method combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening through yoga, pilates, and orthopedic exercise. Unlike other group classes, The Dailey Method ignites awareness through hands-on training and education. Our intrinsic focus on alignment and strength results in better posture, better movement, and a better you.

Never stale, our ever-evolving mix of movement is always fresh, fun, and challenging. The Dailey Method is efficiency incarnate. You get a total workout: your body sculpted, mind sharpened, motivation heightened, attitude transformed.”

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1201 U Street, NW

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1218 9th Street NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on an email from Reformation Fitness (currently located up the block):

“We are incredibly excited to confirm all the whispers you’ve heard in the annals of our studio: we’re packing up and moving to a new space!

No need to get your sweat-wicking shirts in a twist about how far away the new location will be. Our studios will finally be consolidated under one roof at 1218 9th Street NW: just 100 lunges, 75 skips, or 62 broad jumps south of our current location. Here’s a teaser of some of the things you can expect:

Four brand spankin’ new exercise studios, clocking in at almost 3,000 square feet of dedicated workout space.
More program options, class times and expanded offerings.
Additional floor space per workout, so you don’t have to worry about bumping your neighbor.
Spin bikes and Woodway Curve treadmills!

You may be worried that class sizes will increase with the larger space. Allow us to ease your heart palpitations. Group Reformer sessions will go from six to seven spots to accommodate demand during peak times, and Studio Classes will be capped at 12-15 members. You’ll get the same personal hands-on attention you’ve come to love while still feeling like you can twirl around like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.

Stay tuned for much more detail in the coming weeks and months. WE CAN’T WAIT!”

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3232 Georgia Ave, NW

From an email:

“Grand Opening Celebration
Date: March 20, 2015
Hours: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Attire: Business Casual

Purpose: Welcome you to my new studio home & celebrate this milestone that the Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill community; DC Government, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development/Great Streets Initiative; Neighborhood Development Company; Design Republica; Family; and close Friends have helped me to accomplish. This is my opportunity to convey my profound gratitude to you as we welcome Bikram yoga to the Petworth/Columbia Heights and Shaw communities.

Location: Bikram Yoga Petworth, 3232 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20010. Located between Lamont and Kenyon streets.

Metro lines are Green and Yellow. Both Metro stations, Columbia Heights and Georgia Avenue/Petworth, are within 5-6 blocks of the studio.”

Ed. Note: While I loathe debating neighborhood boundaries, I did mention to the owner that even I don’t call this far south on Georgia Ave Petworth. Having said that – happy to hear they are opening!

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West End location courtesy SoulCycle

Thanks to a reader for sending the permit they found:

“1042 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
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Alterations, rooftop HVAC, signs and back-lit sign – SoulCycle

This follows word of the still unconfirmed scuttlebutt that a SoulCycle could be coming to Chinatown/Mt.Vernon Square too.  SoulCycle‘s DC location opened at 2301 M Street, NW in July.

Update from a press release:

“SoulCycle, the country’s premier full-body indoor cycling studio, will open in Georgetown late Summer, 2015. Adding to its current D.C. and Bethesda locations, SoulCycle Georgetown will mark the brand’s third D.C. area studio.

SoulCycle Georgetown will feature a 56-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout, and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique, selling SoulCycle’s original clothing collection. SoulCycle Georgetown will be located at 1042 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.

SoulCycle has plans to open two additional studios in the D.C. area in 2015. SoulCycle classes in the D.C. area cost $30.”