“The goal of Yoga Heights is to make yoga accessible for ALL people and ALL budgets. In addition to typical yoga classes, we plan to have classes in Spanish and French, some donation/free classes, kids yoga, seniors yoga, and a “Karma Class” that would be a little more expensive but for each class someone buys, we’ll donate a free class to someone. (Like the Tom’s Shoes model.)”
Do you ever think a gym will come to Petworth or NoMa? Only problem with NoMa is that most of the fancy apts already have gyms.”
Hmm, I hadn’t thought about the fact that most of the new apartment buildings already have gyms. What do you guys think – will a new gym ever come to either of these neighborhoods? For those who live in buildings with gyms – do you use them?
“CenterPointe athletes are trained in strength, agility, balance, mobility, power and endurance. Unlike most gyms, our athletes work under the guidance of skilled trainers. We believe quality coaching in constantly varied functional movement leads to the best results and fewest injuries. Ours is a fitness that allows us to take on the challenges of any workout and every day.
We are not your typical gym. At CenterPointe you are more than a number and you will always be asked to work hard. In return, you will have a support system like none other. You will be coached in a safe environment where you will learn the fundamentals with proper form while being inspired to move beyond your comfort zone.”
Photo courtesy of Capitol Hill Fitness located at 725 8th Street, SE
From an email:
“I’m the owner of the new Fitness studio at 725 8th street, Capitol Hill Fitness. There are several good things about us and I am trying my best to stick around. Here are a few good things about us:
no reservations required
total body workouts in 30 minutes
classes are 10.00 for 30 minutes or 15.00 for one hour
there’s 8 to 16 exercises in a circuit
the circuit changes every week
there are no exact class times just start the circuit right when you walk in
there’s a trainer there to make sure that you’re doing it right and give modifications if needed
it’s high intensity but low impact so any age can do it
Tuesdays are NYOP (name your own price) and people can pay whatever they want”
The former Video King space next to Napolean on Columbia Road will become a fitness studio opening in November. solidcore’s website says:
“[solidcore] studio is the only place in DC where you’ll find the MegaFormer and the “Lagree Fitness Method.” With more than 130 Lagree Fitness licensed studio’s nationwide, the time has come for Washingtonians to experience the toughest, most effective and most efficient workout with very little impact to your joints. Guaranteed.
solidcore] is a group workout on the patented Megaformer using slow and controlled full-body movements with constant muscle tension. Each 50-minute class will work all muscle fibers (slow and fast twitch) to the point of failure, which gives your body unbelievable definition and greatly increases your metabolism.You will burn between 600-800 calories in each class! Excited yet?”
From the Adams Morgan BID:
We also learned that Anne Mahlum and Brennan McReynolds will be opening SolidCore a specialty fitness studio in November 2013 at 1845 Columbia Road, NW. They are building out the website now but the landing page will be www.solidcore.co. They are already Adams Morgan residents and love the neighborhood. They are thrilled to be building a community in the health and wellness space too.
Anne Mahlum is also the Founder of Back on My Feet, www.backonmyfeet.org. Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members achieve independence through employment and housing.
Old City CrossFit prepares you for LIFE. We don’t work out to get better at working out; we workout to get more out of LIFE. We do CrossFit so we can climb a mountain with our friends; so that we can continue playing sports long after college without fear of injury; so that we can hold our kids and grandkids and put them down when we want to, not when we’re tired. No one at Old City CrossFit will ever have to ask for help when putting their luggage in the overhead compartment.
Old City CrossFit opens doors to your life and keeps them open longer. We play more golf. We spend more time outside. We chase our kids until THEY are tired, not us. Old City CrossFit cares about you, and values you as a member of our family. We want the best for you, not just in fitness, but in LIFE.
Convenience meets style
in one of DC’s most interesting urban districts. This newly-constructed signature building will offer its residents unique and exciting amenities, including upscale finishes and a sense of community in a vibrant, growing neighborhood. Additionally, we are proud to announce that a brand new Harris Teeter and a VIDA Fitness will provide unparalleled on-site conveniences for residents to enjoy.
Dive into summer early with a splash! VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool Club kicks off its 2013 pool season on Saturday, April 27, which promises an event-filled summer with themed happy hours, rooftop dining and poolside celebrations. Award-winning chef Michael Schlow has been retained by Urban Adventures Companies, Inc. (UAC) to create and design a new food and beverage menu. Schlow’s cuisine will feature tasty appetizers and small plates, hearty salads, artisan sandwiches and wraps and healthy juices, smoothies and shakes. UAC newly designated an onsite full-service prep kitchen where Schlow’s culinary eats will be cooked and prepared fresh daily. Michael Schlow is executive chef and owner of seven prized restaurants in the northeast and recognized as one of the leading chefs in the United States.
Located on the rooftop of VIDA Fitness-U Street at 1612 U Street, NW, the 12,000-square-foot member-only pool club and lounge features a highly-stylized atmosphere that includes a 60-foot pool, private sun deck, resort cabanas, communal fire pits and a membership lounge. VIDA Fitness is currently accepting applications for a limited number of Penthouse Pool Club memberships, which are obtainable on a space available basis.
Penthouse members can also reserve customized rooftop spaces and host private events with food and beverage options from a specialized catering menu designed by Chef Michael Schlow. The Pool Club can accommodate groups of up to 299 and is available for functions from small gatherings to large receptions. Ideal for birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, fundraisers or business functions, the Penthouse event space options include the Pool Deck, Poolside VIP Area, Adams Morgan View or the secluded Sun Deck on the fourth level terrace.
The Penthouse Pool Club is designed to look and feel like an urban oasis where guests and members can socialize and unwind in a sophisticated setting while appreciating panoramic capital views. The rooftop club sports ten private cabanas and one larger VIP cabana, which are punctuated with custom Moroccan fixtures floating over large crimson beds surrounding the pool. Continuing the Moroccan theme are platinum colored lounge chairs with thick red cushions, and red and white zebra print daybeds all situated on top of synthetic green grass. At night the Penthouse mood is enhanced with glowing stone fire pits and changing colored lighting that illuminate the pool waters.
Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change the shape of your body. Using small isometric movements at the ballet barre set to motivating music, Pure Barre lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms and burns fat in record breaking time. Clients see results in just 10 classes, lose inches in weeks and have fun doing it!
Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru, Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Carrie opened her first studio in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, MI in 2001. With no initial clients, staff, signage or even a bathroom, Carrie has grown Pure Barre in to the company it is today.
In July of 2009 Pure Barre became a franchise and has locations nationwide.
Another work out option for 14th Street. Back in Dec. 2012 we learned a new crossfit gym was coming to the former GreenPets space at 1722 14th St, NW. Crossfit DC’s website says:
“CrossFit DC is committed to providing the community, coaching, and environment to meet the needs of everyone from the absolute beginner to the competitive athlete. We welcome anyone with a positive attitude and a desire to better themselves.”