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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.”

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510 10th Street, NE courtesy East Side Yoga

From an email:

East Side Yoga, opened on Monday at 518 10th St. NE, #2. In addition to being the most convenient studio to folks who live in the NE part of the Hill and Atlas District, we’ve put a lot of work into the space to make it a yoga studio like no other in town. In fact, I’ve already had multiple students tell me it’s the most beautiful yoga studio they’ve ever been to!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh

“Dear PoPville,

The short of it is where oh where is a gym in NoMa/Eckington/Trinidad/H Street?

We live in NoMa and the one thing I have my fingers crossed for is a big gym (a la Results, Vida, Washington Sports Club). I have been hoping that a gym is in the works for one of the bigger spaces around Union Market but am yet to hear anything. The area it is a total black hole and it seems like a ripe market for a gym to move in given how much of the area is residential and how big some of the buildings/warehouses are. Do you know of anything? Heard even mention of it? While many of the new apartment buildings have their own gyms, for those of us in row houses or smaller buildings, there aren’t any great options within a 2 mile radius. Would love to hear your thoughts and reader thoughts…even better if you know of something that is being considered or throw around!”

solidcore_admo
1840 Columbia Road, NW

SolidCore opened their first DC location in the former Video King space here back in 2013.

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Solidcore:

“I have some news to share with you today. As you all know, we have been offering limited class times at our ADMO studio in January and now in February. This is due to a dispute between us and our landlord over the noise the studio creates in 6 of the residential units above us, making them unlivable/un-rentable. Because the building is so old and the space is so small, there is nothing that can be done to fully soundproof the space. After lengthy legal negotiations with our LL, we will be closing our current ADMO location on Friday, February 27th. This is extremely bittersweet for us — ADMO was our first location and is in a neighborhood we hold near and dear to our hearts…it is also the neighborhood I live in. While we wish the LL would have been more diligent before we signed our lease, we are choosing to look at this as a little road bump in our long journey to build a special community that helps people become the strongest version of themselves. (more…)

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1927 Florida Ave, NW

The Post Express finds out who’s taking over the former Visions Theater (briefly AED):

“The studio, slated for 1927 Florida Ave. NW (formerly the home of Visions Cinema Bistro), will be Flywheel’s 33rd location.”

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Flywheel’s website says:

“This is the workout for you.

Whoever you are.

The workout that offers a chance to achieve something more.

The step up onto a custom engineered bike.

And ride as hard as you dare.

The Flywheel indoor cycling ride includes climbs and descents, while working arms with weighted bars. It’s an amazing escape that challenges your body and relaxes your mind.

Our music playlists are choreographed to each class and make the time fly.

Our instructors lead the way, suggesting target resistance levels and RPM’s to strive for. But YOU decide exactly what’s right for you by controlling the technology on your bike. And your performance stats are made available in your private account on our website.

You’ll ride just once before you understand completely, “Why Flywheel?”

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