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by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about the big 24hr gym thats supposed to open at Ft Totten – XSport fitness? They were supposed to open this summer and have obviously missed that goal.”

XSport fitness still says “coming soon”:

“South Dakota Ave & Galloway St
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 1-877-417-1450

Fort Totten Gym Amenities (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 30, 2017 at 10:55 am 0


1345 19th Street NW just south of the Dupont Circle south metro entrance

Following news of Philz Coffee coming to the old Cosi space come word that Barry’s Bootcamp is opening up on the old CVS/Movie theater space next door this November “early December”.

From an email:

Barry’s Bootcamp, the original boutique lifestyle brand that innovated group fitness by creating an immersive and transformative full-body workout experience, is set to open its first Washington, D.C. area location in Dupont Circle this fall. The opening will mark the lifestyle brand’s 38th studio globally. Barry’s Washington, D.C. will deliver the signature, high intensity workout that more than 50,000 participants take part in every week to quickly change their bodies and get into the best shape of their lives. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

Thanks Shubha for sending:

“2nd location of District Pilates (Shaw, 1302 9th St NW) coming to Georgia btwn Shepherd and Taylor”

District Pilates website says:

District Pilates is a boutique Reformer Studio located in the heart of Shaw, Washington DC. District Pilates offers both private, semi-private and group classes using both Peak Pilates Reformers and Chairs. Classes range from beginner to advanced and can be targeted and tailored based off of client’s needs. Pilates Reformer is ideal for every body type, every level of fitness, and every age group. It’s an exercise program that develops core strength as it dynamically works to both stretch and activate muscles, restoring the body’s natural grace, power, and balance. District Pilates offers small classes guaranteeing that you’ll receive plenty of guidance and support from our experienced instructors. Pilates can be done either barefoot, socks or gripsocks – totally your preference!

by Prince Of Petworth September 24, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

Thanks to Grant for sending from the 1300 block of H Street, NE. Their website says:

“Gymnastics Strength Training in Washington, D.C.

We are a GymnasticBodies Affiliate dedicated to helping our members improve their strength, flexibility, and overall health.

Come train with us inside of District CrossFit at 1525 Half Street SW across the street from the Washington Nationals Park.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2017 at 10:55 am 0


Inside 1715 N Street, NW via StretchScience.com

From an email:

“I thought you might be interested in the latest health and fitness trend to hit the District. Stretch Science, recently opened its doors at 1715 N St. NW in the dynamic Dupont/Logan Circle neighborhood. Stretch Science is the first facility in downtown DC devoted exclusively to stretch therapy. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

Ed. Note: Let’s be honest – sometimes people are assholes. This is one of those times. Let’s take this opportunity to remind ourselves not to be one. Also don’t take photos of people working out at the gym. Thanks.

“Dear PoPville,

I need some advice. I’m on the hunt for a new gym after an incident at the Thomas Circle Balance. To make a long story short, a member was taking creep shots of me and posting them on a public Instagram with captions mocking me. Ed. Note: I saw the photos before they were switched to private and can confirm what OP says. The owners asked the member to move to a different location for a few weeks after I brought this to their attention, but now they’ve let the member back in the gym and are asking me to move my workouts to a different location instead if I’m still uncomfortable. The Instagram is still up; it’s just private now. Needless to say, I’m really upset about the lack of consequences so I’m looking for a new gym. Anyone know a good gym around Logan Circle/Shaw/Chinatown that doesn’t tolerate stuff like this? I’m at my wit’s end. Thanks in advance for the help!!”

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

Thanks to a number of readers for passing on from Tranquil Space:

“I’m writing to share some big news. As of August 29th, both Tranquil Space studios will become part of the growing YogaWorks family of 52 studios across the country. I realize this might be surprising and want to share why I made this decision and what happens next. (more…)

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