Local DC Fitness Studios Offering Free or Discounted Online Classes
Phase 2 opening update: This post focuses on home fitness during the pandemic but has been updated to reflect information as of July 2020. Many studios have started to reopen but many have also upped their game online.
Friends, this is a tough time for all of us. We encourage you all to stay home as much as you are able and take good care of yourselves and your loved ones. Like so many of you, I am a fun-loving, active millennial who is eager to get back to enjoying friends, restaurants, and everything the city has to offer.
Until then, while there is an endless supply of fitness videos online, here are a few from local studios offering DC fitness classes at home. Staying active online with our neighborhood friends will hopefully not only keep our bodies moving but keep us connected to each other.have
DC Fitness Classes at Home: Cardio
Location: U Street
Black lights. Live DJs. Workouts disguised as a dance party. 305 Fitness at Manhattan Laundry near U Street is one of my favorite places to work up a sweat. They have locations in DC, NYC, and Boston plus pop-ups across the country. Founder Sadie Kurzban also regularly supports women entrepreneurs and takes good care of her staff.
Locations remain closed through July but Sadie and many other instructors remain committed to keeping us all moving on YouTube. They also provide daily meditations and mental health discussions. What I especially love is 305 Fitness has always been an inclusive and supportive community. They remain committed to transparency and support to help our Black and LGBT+ communities. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook @305Fitness for the latest. The online classes are free while studios are closed.
Locations: Metro Center, Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase, Tyson’s Corner, Reston Town Center
Crunch is a full-service, national gym that offers a well-stocked open gym with cardio equipment, free weights, and strength machines. Plus, you can find a wide variety of dance, HITT, strength, and yoga classes. They have started to reopen but, you can check out Crunch Live including 85+ full videos of many of their classes plus 15-minute videos if you are short on time. You can even organize your favorites into custom playlists.
Crunch Live is free for current members but is also offering a generous 90-day free trial. It’s $9.99/month after that or $90 for the year.
DC Fitness Classes at Home: Yoga
Bluebird Sky Yoga
Bluebird Sky Yoga is offering most of their regular yoga classes online for the prices you would normally pay if you join them at the studio. Drop-in and membership pricing is available. They also offer student discounts, a new student 30 day pass for $49, and classes for kids. Keep up with them on Facebook for the latest.
Yoga with Monica
One of my favorite yoga instructors Monica, who teaches regularly at Yoga Shala near Dacha in Shaw, is offering Zoom classes online. You can find her schedule on her website and she requests an email about 30 minutes prior to class to sign up. Donations are welcome – recommended $15.
Locations: Dupont, 14th Street, I Street (Farragut Square), H Street, Bloomingdale, Glover Park, Petworth
Yoga District regularly provides affordable yoga classes around The District for $11.50. They are offering a large range of their regular classes online including Restorative, Hatha, Strong + Sweaty, prenatal, and more. Plus, don’t miss their free meditation session on Sundays at 10:00 am. Yoga District also offers pay what you can classes for those truly in need.
DC Fitness Classes at Home: Strength
Locations: Farragut North & Bethesda
202Strong provides a positive environment to improve strength and form while lifting weights. They are starting to host more in person class both in the studio and outside. Don’t miss Girlstrong, a class targeted toward females who want to learn to lift weights without the intimidation of some traditional weight rooms.Membership and drop-in pricing is available.
If you still want to work out at home, they are offering an online membership to virtual classes for $10 each or $30/month. You can also find them on YouTube for free, pre-recorded classes.
The Dailey Method
Location: U Street
The Dailey Method offers barre, cycling, and yoga across the country but is found locally on U Street. They are still closed but are working on an extensive online offering for $18/month and free for the first 14 days. It currently includes 40 videos of various lengths and are similar to what you would normally find in studio. New content is added monthly.
Locations Dupont, Adams Morgan, H Street, Georgetown, Tenleytown, Glover Park, City Center, Bethesda, Clarendon, Pentagon City, and more
Take your yoga practice to the next level with CorePower Yoga – a strength training and yoga combo. With locations all over the DMV, this is an easy place to get to once they reopen. In the meantime, check out the very nicely produced videos in their On Demand section on the website or app. Subscribe for $19.99/month or check out their free videos which rotate weekly.
Locations: 14th Street, Georgetown, Navy Yard, Union Station, Spring Valley, Old Town, Clarendon, Bethesda
Barre3 is a popular studio with locations across the country and a big presence in the DMV. They developed a beautiful app with extensive workouts you can try for 15-day free with their free trial. It includes hundreds of workouts ranging from 10 to 60 minutes, various 7-30 day challenges, and new workouts added every week. $29/month after the trail period.
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