Washington, DC

Whenever we talk about the Washington Sports Club located in DC USA in Columbia Heights it brings up strong opinions. For those who aren’t huge fans you may soon have another option. It has come to my attention that the second floor of the building currently home to Meridian Pint at 11th and Park Road, NW may welcome a gym to the second floor. Obviously the space is much smaller than a WSC so I wouldn’t expect a swimming pool or anything but it’ll be interesting to see if this develops. How much square feet do you think is necessary for a proper gym?


“Dear PoP,

This is just a reminder for you and your readers that Balance Gym Glover Park (2121 Wisconsin Ave., NW) will be holding a Grand Opening event on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods, Sushi-Ko, and Nectar Juice Bar, classes from Pilates and pole dancing to Balance BootCamp and Tangolates, massages, a strong man act, and other activities will energize the new space and welcome the community and potential.

The day’s events include:
-FREE Yoga class at 10:15 a.m.
-FREE Pole Dancing class at Noon
-FREE Yoga/Pilates class at Noon
-Strongman/Balancing Act at 1:30 p.m.
-FREE Chair Massages
-FREE Nutrition Consultations
-SomaSpa product giveaways and consultations…And much more!
We’re also offering 15% off all personal training packages, spa services, class packs and memberships (for new members only).

Please let your readers know, and we hope to see you there!
Balance Gym Glover Park
2121 Wisconsin Ave., NW”


Thanks to two readers who’ve been keeping particularly close eyes on this development. Back in late August we learned that Results Gym was closing and Vida Fitness will likely be moving into the recently closed space in the City Vista building. Vida Fitness is announcing via Facebook and a new Web site, CityVista Fitness that they are coming soon. I had actually heard that multiple gyms are interested in this space and I’m hearing negotiations are on going so stay tuned for more info when it becomes available.

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Normally we’re used to hearing exciting news or at least exciting scuttlebutt when talking about City Vista in Mt. Vernon Square. This is the first time I can remember big news of a closing. Many readers are bummed and last night sent emails like the following:

“Dear PoP,

I’m a relatively new MVT condo owner (bought in 2009) and was devastated to hear from an excellent source with firsthand knowledge that the Results in City Vista will close abruptly on September 1st. This is terrible stuff, especially for the staff that will lose their jobs.

I’m writing to break the news in the hope that it will spread and cause such an uproar that it will make the Results brass reconsider…”

Another reader sent in definitive word from one of the trainers so I’m afraid an enormous uproar won’t be able to make Results reconsider at this point. But perhaps another gym can/will move into the space?


“Dear PoP,

I live at U-Street/Columbia Heights, and have been searching for a better gym option than some of the larger chains, like Results and Washington Sports Club, because they are too expensive for a poor non-profit worker like myself. Any suggestions for smaller, cheaper options in the area? My flabby arms would appreciate it.”

Some recommendations were made when we talked about shower options for those bike commuting to work. Does anyone go to a gym that’s not part of a big chain? How are the prices?


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