Thanks to all who passed on the letter from [solidcore]:
“To our valued DC [community],
As you know, we’ve adhered to local regulations and increased safety protocols since we re-opened our studios in June. We are proud that over the last six months of operating in studios all over the country, we haven’t had a single documented instance of COVID community spread within our spaces. Your safety always has been and continues to be our number one priority.
With the new Phase Two restrictions announced by Mayor Bowser, which allow traditional gyms to stay open, but require group classes to close, we have made the decision to stay open. We continue to adhere with all Phase Two safety measures such as capacity restrictions, mask requirements, and physical distancing. Read More
From Mayor Bowser’s Coronavirus Situational Update:
“Phase Two Adjustments:
-25 person limit for outdoor gatherings
-10 person limit for indoor gatherings
–Restaurants open until 12 am. Alcohol sales, service, and consumption must end at 10 pm except carry-out and delivery. Indoor capacity: 25%” Read More
1108 H Street, NE
Thanks to Anna for passing on the sad news: “ElectionCycle on H Street is closing. So incredibly sad, it’s such a great, inclusive fitness community. Great instructors and great rides.”
“To our all loyal riders –
We have made the tough decision to close the studio. Though your unwavering support has kept us going through much of the pandemic, we’ve reached the end of our ride. We can even begin to describe what your well-wishes and support have meant through this trying time and over the past 2 plus years.
We have absolutely loved getting to know all of you and being a part of the H St. community. We are so thankful for this journey.
The studio will officially close on November 30th. Read More
“it’s been a while since we’ve discussed gyms. I know the big players are open, but any idea which smaller studios have opened back up (cycling classes, barre studios, other boutique classes)? Would love to know what is open/what’s permanently closed”
Some initial responses: Read More
Apparently not just Washington Sports Clubs…
has anyone else had trouble canceling a golds gym membership in DC? I’ve been trying since July to cancel and every month they tell me my membership is canceled yet I keep getting charged.”
Some initial responses: Read More
Photo by Phil
Reana asks: “and I am definitely not going back in person yet. Anyone have recommendations?? Is there a PoPville hive mind list out there maybe? (bonus if the classes are also offered via ClassPass)”
Here are the initial replies: Read More
From Past Tense:
“In January, Past Tense is moving to a new space in Mt. Pleasant.
For more than a decade, we have supported and served this community. COVID has now fundamentally changed the small business landscape. We need your help to ensure we can continue to do so for years to come.
While we love our quirky space, its unique shape and lack of ventilation from windows sealed shut decades ago, make it impossible to safely gather as a community. Happily, we found a new, larger space just a half-block away. In January, we will move to the garage space behind Elle. Formerly storage and office space for Old School Hardware, Read More
1201 U Street, NW above Archipelago (formerly The Islander)
The Dailey Method opened in January 2016.
Thanks to Kirsten (and others) for sharing the news:
“Another one of my favorite workout studios bites the dust” Read More
1211 Connecticut Ave, NW
Thanks to Paul and Kevin for sending:
“Washington Sports Club Downtown closing down; sad!” Read More
1927 Florida Ave, NW
Related: Yesterday I started hearing many readers wrote that Flywheel would be permanently closing their D.C. locations. Thanks to Kevin for sending this afternoon from Business Insider:
“Flywheel Sports — a chain of spinning studios and a top competitor of SoulCycle — filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Tuesday and will permanently close its 42 locations in the country.”