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1. D.C. Bouldering Project

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105 reviews
D.C. Bouldering Project
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1611 Eckington Pl NE #150, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 667-2404

Guy: Rock climbing gym


Review: "Excited to be a part of a climbing community in DC."

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Joshua Flowers: Great facility with very fun setting. The staff is very friendly and attentive. We went during morning hours so can’t speak to the crowds as there weren’t many people. The separation between the west and east sides of the building is a mild nuisance but nothing major. People need to learn to use their feet. One thing to be aware of is that routes are a little more low grade focused so if you find yourself in the v7+ range you may not have as many projects to work on, but again the setting was enjoyable. Overall great space and would be happy to call this my home gym if we moved to the DC area.

Patrick Dennien: BB have done a lot with the space here. It's big, open, safe, and well installed/maintained. This is a great facility with a lot of services/options available to customers, including multiple walls, a kids area, a good quality gym, and more targeted climbing exercises. Really great for beginners to experienced climbers.

David Yaffe: Really nice facility, awesome sport climbing training section. The bouldering routes were lacking though and felt very cramped / too many traverses running into other problems. I wasn’t allowed to use my friend’s guest pass and had to pay $30 because he wasn’t around. At no other location is this the policy. I also had to wait 20 minutes before I could start bouldering to “learn how to fall” despite bouldering weekly for months and having been to other locations. I signed the waiver so let me climb!

India Lindsay: Great and convenient bouldering gym! Facilities are modern and clean. We looove the sauna. I’m new to bouldering so the intro class they offer free to members has made it a fun and easy new hobby to pick up. Even if going for general fitness, they offer a decent variety of yoga classes and the gym equipment is often available.

Jessica McNutt: It's so exciting to have a bouldering gym in DC! The staff were friendly and helpful and the gym itself was clean, well organized and offered a fun variety of climbing routes at different skill levels. I also appreciate that the gym focuses on bouldering. All in all a great experience. I'll definetly be going back.

Clayton Dobry: Phenomenal bouldering gym, really love the variety of styles of climbing (comp style, traverse wall, slabs, overhanging, etc). Beautiful, modern interior design with gorgeous murals throughout. I'm not a fan of the band grading system but the route setting is solid, a good mix for climbers of all skill levels. Personally I prefer powder chalk to liquid chalk, but they do not permit powder chalk. Monthly membership prices are pretty crazy but the day passes are affordable.

Tim Macchi: I joined BKB as a “founding member” before the gym had even opened up. The gym is conveniently located for me and I was excited to try bouldering (new climber here). Also this area is kinda gym desert (Other gym companies, if you are listening, open up some gyms in NoMa/Union Market!!). Overall, the gym is clean, the staff are friendly, and its a popular location. However, there are several problems and for the reasons listed below I will not be renewing my membership: My biggest complaint is the physical layout of the gym itself. Many people agree with me when I say that the gym seems to be in an identity struggle. It wants to be both a climbing gym and a regular gym; and unfortunately its too small for both. The weight and cardio area just sucks. Lack of mirrors, weights, and general layout makes this space very frustrating. There are two studios (one group workout and one yoga) but there are few class offerings. The climbing areas seem to take up the majority of the gym but in general there really isn’t much of that either. You’ll find yourself dodging people when attempting to do a route. The “beast” looks really cool, but I rarely see people actually using it and it kinda feels like more space that could have been used for normal climbing. Throw in a lounge and three climbing boards (with ipads) that aren't used much; you’ll be left with the feeling that this could have been much better organized. Growing pains. It’s a new gym and there are always going to be growing pains, but it does detract from the overall experience. There are few classes offered and the app can be difficult to use. The water pressures in the showers are weak. Communication has gotten better but there were some long periods where I didn’t hear anything and few times is feedback requested. Also the included “intro to climbing class” offered was sorta useless. We got about 15 minutes of instruction and then we just all climbed on our own. Not much info on technique and not well organized. I really wanted to love this gym, but BKB needed to focus on one thing and one thing only.

Hannah K.: The space is amazing, the routes are not. Having been bouldering in both Portland, OR and Seattle, I was expecting a similar experience. I visited multiple times, thinking maybe my disappointment was just because I was out of practice. But no, when I brought a friend with me who’d also been bouldering multiple times at a better place, they agreed, and affirmed my experience: the routes here are bad, at least, for shorter and lower-level climbers. It seems to be a case of the routes being more a text of strength and height than actually being a puzzle to solve. There is a *Massive* shift in grips that are used beyond only the lowest grade of routes, and many routes simply are not achievable for shorter people unless you are a significantly more experienced climber. Every time I’ve gone climbing here, both before and after the DC Bouldering Project acquisition, has left me feeling frustrated—and the more I realize this, the less interested I am in going back.

Peter Krupa: Based on some of the reviews from more experienced climbers, I see some people are highlighting things they don't like. Speaking as a person who has never climbed before, I've really, really enjoyed using this gym. The routes are fun and challenging, and there's enough of them that I never run out. The A/B/C rating system can be inconsistent, but it's not a big deal. The facility is gorgeous, the staff is incredible, and their kids programming is excellent. Great vibes all around. Not sure why people are complaining that the routes are too short. If a route is too short, pick a harder one. Very curious to see how crowded this gym will get in the winter. I like going in the middle of the day or late morning, but I can see how it gets a little bonkers in the evening. I guess that means people like it!

Jonathan Hull: I have a BKB membership in Chicago and decided to check this site out. Despite the strange setup (east and west bouldering walls on opposite ends of the gym), really enjoyed the routes and the variety of options. In terms of the A-G scale that others are complaining about, I personally enjoy it. It gets my head locked out of what I can or cannot do, and then it also gives me permission to just enjoy the climb and not be focused on the grade. I know other gyms that do a similar scaling method (of different levels including 2-3 V grades) do typically record a specific V grade for their books. Not sure how one could access that info though.

2. Movement Crystal City

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Movement Crystal City
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1235 S Clark St, Arlington, VA 22202

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (703) 340-2700

Guy: Rock climbing gym


Review: "i haven't been climbing in years and glad my Brother took me here today."

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V Lee: I used to climb here regularly before moving out of state and it is easily my favorite climbing gym I’ve been to. It’s massive with a huge variety of sport and bouldering routes that get updated consistently. I mostly bouldered so can’t speak too much for the sport climbing section, but in the bouldering area there was a great variety of different skill levels and often very creative and fun problems that got you thinking outside the box to work through them. There’s a huge gym area with fitness classes and a store for climbing gear and snacks. The staff is incredibly friendly and there’s a lovely community here. I found it very easy to make friends and find new people to climb with. There was a culture of helping each other figure things out and a sense of camaraderie. I miss everyone here dearly!

SJ S: I am a V3 climber, but I have climbed in at least 7 gyms all over the country, many routinely, over the past 8 years. The variety of walls and climbing types here are excellent. The weight and cardio equipment and space is the best I've seen. The parking is excellent, and the location is unbeatable. However, the route setting on bouldering is not very good. The style of holds do not match the ratings, especially when combined with the moves required. The holds are not cleaned enough, and some even feel grimy. It's gross. I have never really enjoyed climbing at this gym as a result. I recommend cleaning the holds better immediately, and touring your route setters through some of Movement's Western gyms, so they can learn better practices for route setting and hold cleaning. The quality of the gym and the quality of the sets simply don't match, at least for lower grades routes like the ones I climb. If they did, this would be a 5 star review. This is even more important with the ladies climbing nights you are hosting. Not many v1s are even accessible, because they combine power moves and slope holds...really? I go out of my way to climb at other gyms in the area instead of here, and I want this gym to be better! ~A Casual Climber Gal

Ian Grossberg: Great selection of bouldering, I haven’t even gotten to try their large ropes section. Good exercise equipment, the folks that work there are very sweet, people who come are super chill, and they require everyone where masks, regardless of vaccine status, esp. with omicron now breaking through boostered folks this is such an important thing!

A Parker: I always enjoy climbing here. There are so many routes, some just for lead, the bouldering area is large, and the gym area is well equipped. FYI, some recent reviews are grumbling about how the gym's current mask rule is "oppressive" or "ruins the experience". I don't need to see everyone's mouth to have a fun climbing experience, climbing with masks isn't a burden, and there is plenty of evidence that masks help reduce viral load. That's important for the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.

Sasha Oncley: Awesome gym! The climbing was fun however the grades felt a little inconsistent, and difficult to feel out at times. Otherwise (petty ik) it's so sick! Great bouldering section!

Devin Pendergast: This gym is EXCELLENT. I have been bouldering for ~8 years, been a member of 5 different gyms, and have climbed at countless others- this gym is my favorite so far. Not only is the location amazing (near 2 Metro stations, Pentagon City and Crystal City) but the gym itself and the staff are all incredible. Location: The location is so accessible to anyone. If you prefer to drive, there is an underground garage, and parking is validated, so it's free for users of the gym, and free on weekends. If you prefer to use the metro, there are two train stations, both about ~7-10 min walking distance The Gym: The gym itself is absolutely incredible, huge, and has all the amenities a climber could want. The bouldering areas are really well put together, spacious, and lots of varied climbing. There is a separate area for belaying, WITH free classes to get your belaying cert. There is a separate kids area, which is great for everyone's safety, and a great experience for adult climbers. There are also yoga and exercise classes which come with a monthly or annual pass. There is ALSO an exercise/training area with probably well over 30 machines (I haven't counted), squat racks, free weights, pull up area, "light board" for grip training, finger and grip racks, jump ropes TRX bands 🤯 like, literally, you name it, they got it. The locker rooms are always clean, have a TON of storage lockers, and even a shower The Staff: Since day 1, the staff members have been warm, welcoming, and just dope overall. Everyone is nice and so inviting. This is literally the best climbing/gym experience I've ever had.

Lali Singh: Immediately after lifting the masks they are allowing dry chalk to be flying around the gym like magic snow flakes while lacking proper ventilators. I am really disappointed since they've had a number of COVID-19 cases and they mandated masks even while on the treadmill (which I'm not completely against) but yet they allow 90000 people to climb at the same time with insane amounts of chalk dust everywhere. Sadly now I have to quit the gym because I have lung problems, and I'm a pretty fit and healthy individual in my 30s.

Colin Bingham: I have been an Earth Treks (Movement) Member for about three years, my home gym changing from Hampden -> Columbia -> Crystal City over the years as I moved & changed jobs. I haven't been to sportrock, or Brooklyn Boulders, so review will be comparing the CC location to the others I have been. For reference, I climb V5 and flash V4, and 70% of my time is spent bouldering over top rope. First, I'll just say that the facility is nice and clean, and that the parking being free is awesome and convenient. The gym/fitness area isn't anything special, but it is comparable to the other locations. Now my critique - Of the three Movement locations above, CC is by far the worst for bouldering for these reasons: - Lack of creativity with route setting - 80% of walls being overhangs - Uninspired overreliance on crimps and upper body strength - The slow(ing) rate at which they update the walls with new routes, while the gym has continued to get busier and busier. All while the prices have gone up in the last few months (to be fair, all of the gym memberships probably did). I also find that the routes are a bit more challenging at CC for the same grade at other gyms, as many climbs are just tests of strength with simple sequences of moves, rather than figuring out the beta and collaborating with friends on solving the problem. For this reason, a bouldering session at CC feels more like working out than having fun - which was a main reason why I got into climbing in the first place. Overall, it isn't a bad gym, and I rated it as such. But they could go a long way towards making climbing more fun, accessible, and engaging for new and experienced climbers alike.

Norman Ng: Really big gym with bouldering area, top rope, and lead walls. most people are really nice there, and friendly. Problems are really well set. Currently the grading has quite the range. That being said , a lot of different style of climbs you can find within one grade.

J Phillips (GreatAmericanDad): NO AUTO-BELAYS AT THIS LOCATION Other than that, I stopped through here on my way from Colorado so, understand that is my reference point; big rock, lots of gyms, Olympic walls, etc.... THIS place was surprisingly amazing! Tons of wall space and friendly climbers. I'm not reviewing the staff because I didn't pay to meet them, I paid to climb, and these walls/routes are first rate.

3. East Outdoors

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8 reviews
East Outdoors
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (301) 246-0099

Guy: Rock climbing


Review: Their website mentions climbing classes in the dc

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todd bruce: Tim, the owner, was absolutely amazing! He was patient, knowledgeable, and full of advice as we grow as rock climbing enthusiast. If you’re looking to start climbing, or looking for new techniques, this is the place to go!
Response: Thanks so much, Todd! It's always great to take out folks who are excited to get out and ready to learn - climbing is a lifelong journey, and the area affords a lot of opportunities to keep pursuing your goals. Climb safe, hope we see you again soon!

Chase: Awesome experience! Tim was great organizing a day tailored to help us reach our climbing goals. Not only did we get everything we hoped for out of the experience in regards to climbing and knowledge, but Tim was just an all around great dude to spend the day with. Would highly recommend East Outdoors to anyone looking to expand their climbing knowledge. Thanks Tim and Eunny!

Drew Proctor: I’ve taken a few classes with East Outdoors and have come away impressed and a better climber each time. The instructors are incredibly smart and friendly. They always want to make sure you grasp the skills they are teaching and enjoying yourself. If you’re looking to add to your climbing skill set or simply get outdoors for the first time—Tim and crew are a great choice.

Patrick OReilly: Fantastic experience. My kid had a great time. Ben and Kat are awesome coaches and leaders and the whole trip was well organized and executed. Can't recommend strongly enough.

Lawrence Villanueva: Awesome day w/ instructors (Taylor & Margaret) & great teamwork from classmates in this Intro to Climbing session. Definitely recommend & can’t wait for next class.

4. Movement Rockville (Formerly Earth Treks Rockville)

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340 reviews
Movement Rockville (Formerly Earth Treks Rockville)
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 725 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (240) 283-9942

Guy: Rock climbing gym


Review: "My son and his friend tried a kids climb class and they loved it."

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Erik V: Are looking to get stoked on a crimp with aretes in play? If so, you won't be disappointed with Movement Rockville. The staff is diverse, friendly, knowledgeable, and inclusive. There is a wide variety a bouldering problems, a weight room, lead-climbing specific areas, and a small shop that sells equipment and munchies. This spot if family friendly and has solid COVID protocols. Bouldering problems and climbing routes are updated regularly. The new challenges are loads of fun and help keep the gym interesting. Good Stuff!

Cinnamon Bunny: I just attended an event at Movement Climbing Gym and I had a blast. The facilities are top notch and huge! The staff is super friendly and positive and encouraging. They are very big on safety and make sure everyone climbs safely. They are also inclusive and queer friendly. I can't recommend this place enough. Oh, and yes bring the kids!

Jeff Tong: Safe and a great place for fun rock climbing. They also have free yoga classes and a gym once in. The bathrooms are spacious with lockers and showers. The staff are super friendly. Overall, just an amazing place

Aaron Bouchey: Great routes, great walls, great vibes. Went in there to get a good work out and was impressed with the diversity the routsetters crafted. Standard work out area is a bit small, but offers everything you might need to get that pump going. Very creative and effective use of space.

Jay Park: This place is awesome! My son and his friend tried a kids climb class and they loved it. The staff were super friendly and helping me sign up the class with lots of care. The entire experience there was so great.

Joshua Bonner: Great gym. Great community. Reasonable prices and linked gyms. The routes were always interesting and the events were fun. My first experience climbing was at this gym and it stuck ever since!

Rose Sokol: Great place no matter what level you are. Learn to climb, find partners, or continue your growth. Free fitness and yoga classes for members! Really welcoming staff and members.

Jairus S: The Rockville Movement is an awesome location. The staff is friendly and helpful. Always look out for events since it's a great way to meet others! Tons of bouldering problems, top rope or lead rope climbs. A section is changed every few months. The workout area is the low point of the place, but still has almost everything you would need. I'm comparing it to other Movement gyms in the US. Also, since I've joined I've seen cardio equipment (treadmills and ellipticals) are slowly dying. It seems like they are constantly doing some type of repair on them. Other problems: 1. The three squat rack set up they have was not installed correctly. If you look at it from a side angle you can see that it is misaligned. 2. No Rogue Echo Bikes or Concept2 Skiers for cardio options

Leah Hubert: Great experiences climbing here! The staff is great, the vibe is chill, and facility is clean. It is safe and people are courteous. There are a variety of different climbing paths for different skill levels. The bouldering is fun as well. It's not the largest climbing gym in the area, but definitely offers a great space and nice facilities.

Sarah Alickovic (Raukowen): Absolutely fantastic indoor climbing gym. The staff are super friendly, the facilities are spotless and the trails are a bunch of fun.Would highly recommend 👍

5. ClimbZone Laurel

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1180 reviews
ClimbZone Laurel
Location
4.5
Price
4.5
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 13200 Mid Atlantic Blvd Ste 130, Laurel, MD 20708

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (301) 708-2700

Guy: Rock climbing


Review: "My kids loved climbing here"

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Safiya Parker: Good experience as an adult. We went Thursday around 1130 to avoid children traffic. Pretty much had the walls to ourselves. Got the hour and a half for $30 and I think it was the perfect amount of time. Did about 15 of the 75 walls cause I was going for orange/red stickers. I have one wall that I just couldn’t get that day so will return & I would bring a friend to try also.
Response: Thank you for the 4 Star review. Looking forward to seeing you again tackle our red walls. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

beyondTabu: It’s an amazing experience for the kids. So many wall options that kept the kids going for 2 hrs without pause. There’s a small snack counter with drinks and lots of tables to eat or rest. We’ll def be back for more. The staff are nice and walk around to ensure everyone is having fun and being safe.
Response: Thank you for the 5 Star review. Please come back to visit us again soon. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

Robert Hoffman: This place was awesome. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Exceeded my expectations. The walls and ease of use was also surprising. After a few minutes, my kids were hooking themselves into the ropes. I always verified before i sent them up, but it was very convenient.
Response: Thank you very much for the 5 Star review and the wonderful comments about our staff. I will be sure to share with them. Hope to see you again soon. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

K D: Nice place for kids and adults. The walls are designed for inexperienced to experience climbers. There are a variety of walls to choose from. The the walls are nice and create a different experience for each climb.
Response: We really appreciate the 4 Star review. I hope you visit us again soon. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

T. Lynch: A great place for kids with a family atmosphere. This was our first time visiting and we had an enjoyable time..The staff was great and someone was always walking around willing to lend a helping hand.

Katya Gilbo: Took my 7yr old sisters and it was a blast of fun for two hours! So creative and artsy as well with many different kind of walls! I've been to rock climbing gyms, and this was super novel and cool! Also the staff were really great in helping the kids, and we enjoyed the music they had playing too.
Response: Thank you so much for the 5 Star review. I am so glad that you and your sisters had a great time. Hope you come back and see us soon. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

Olga Chatfield: Great place. A lot of fun walls for climbing, nice space. My 5yo son loves it.
Response: I hope you come back with your son and see us again soon. Thank you for the 5 Star review. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

Shawn Henry: Very cool spot! Lots of variety in the climbing walls in both subject matter and difficulty level. Kids will have a blast.
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and the 5 Star review. I hope you come back and see us again soon. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

Turner C: Huge fan of this place. Great workout plus great music! Threw a Birthday party here for our daughter. Plenty of fun for the whole family! Had a great time.
Response: Thank you so much for the 5 Star review. I am glad that everyone enjoyed themselves during the birthday party. Please come back and see us again soon. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

Nicolas Crouzier: Nice concept! Plenty of climbing walls to chose from for all skill levels for kids. Even the harder red routes will challenge adults who are not too used to "real" rock climbing. Place was not too crowded when we went which made for a nice experience. A bit pricey however and can't really justify coming back often (-1 star). Try to find a coupon to save a few bucks!
Response: We appreciate the 4 Star review. Glad that you had a great time. Kevin Killen General Manager ClimbZone Laurel

6. Vertical Rock Climbing & Fitness Center

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304 reviews
Vertical Rock Climbing & Fitness Center
Location
4.6
Price
4.5
Class
4.5
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 10225 Nokesville Rd, Manassas, VA 20110

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

Telephone: (855) 822-5462

Guy: Rock climbing gym


Review: "If you don’t have a climbing buddy they’ve got a board you can drop info on."

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Amanda Morrison: Began climbing outdoors in 2021 but when the weather got colder, we signed up here and have been coming ever since - love love love this gym! The space is clean, the staff are friendly, and the yoga class especially is a big draw for me - the instructors are wonderful. They also do fun events like Halloween. I do wish they had a larger gym equipment section but it’s nbd. Definitely would recommend

Matthew Brennan: Joined this gym December 2021 and it has been outstanding. Best decision and investment I have made in myself in a LONG TIME. The staff are great and the climbers are supportive and friendly. A great place to meet positive people and explore climbing. They also have yoga, Pilates, and meet-ups to learn the ropes and meet other members. They are opening a bouldering gym in Tyson’s Corner very soon so more excitement to come.
Response: Thank you for providing your feedback. Our community opinions are very important to us and we are extreamly happy you are so happy being part of the VR Community. We look forward to climbing with for many years to come!

Leena Halabi: We'd never done rock climbing before so it was the first time for all of us (ages 19-31). Olivia, our instructor, was extremely helpful! 10/10 recommend for a group activity, low or advanced workout, or for a rainy day. Walk-in price for 3 climbs per person is $30.

Michael Fredricks: Great gym with amazing staff. Everyone is very helpful, friendly, and passionate about climbing, and there's plenty of routes to challenge me. The community is awesome and going to VR is always my favorite part of the day. Perks: training area upstairs, workout area with weights and racks, rope wall area, bouldering area, yoga classes

Joshua Bonner: If I were evaluating the gym exclusively on the community, I'd give it a 5. If I were evaluating the gym exclusively on the quality of the gym itself (routes, maintenance, workout area, amenities), I'd give it a 3. If I were evaluating it based on price and business model, a 1. I'm giving it a 2 because the people make the gym; the gym doesn't make the people. The physical gym itself is 'fine': the routes are decent, the weight area is small, the covid policies were excessively minimal, the size is middling, there's no water bottle filter, the staff is great. What I have issue with is the delay of maintenance and use of a contract. Triangle, Sport Rock, Movement, Latitude... *every* climbing gym I've been to has a non-contract price approximately equal to the 12 month contract-price of VR (+/- $10). Instead Vertical Rock tacks on a 30% increase for a "flex" version as of writing this, creating a problem and providing the solution like standard chain weight gyms. I'm inclined to believe they aren't hurting for cash since they're expanding to Fairfax, and in the era of Covid, I found the use of a contract anti-consumer. I hope they change their policies. Check the price/contract of the DC metro area climbing gyms before going and see how much going regularly and distance matters to you.

Brandy Rose: Very helpful and polite staff. Awesome climbs for top rope, lead and bouldering.Our whole family enjoys going there!

The Watchman: I just go to watch my kids and grandkid climb. They LOVE it though! It's a great workout that doesn't feel like you're working out. They say it's a blast and I should try it. Maybe I will sometime. :-)

Dori Roberts Stewart: This place is a blast. We took our teenage son and I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids. We have been to several other rock climbing businesses and what was nice about this one was that we had a dedicated staff member that stayed with us the entire experience. I would recommend this place for both beginner and the experienced.

Eric Bischoff: Excellent guided, outdoor climbing experience. My son and I have been climbing at Vertical Rock Indoor Climbing Center for about 2 years, and recently we were able to climb outdoors for the first time through one of their guided trips (Great Falls, VA). Jovany is a personable, knowledgeable and professional guide which made the trip enjoyable and memorable.
Response: Thank you for the five stars and for making us part of your climbing & fitness journey! 😊 Looking forward to seeing you again soon! The VR Family 👊😎

Richard Krauss: Facility is TERRIBLE. 12-month membership is pricy and it is very hard to get ahold of anyone to cancel your memebership. Also, when purchasing I specifically asked the employee, "Does this membership expire after 12 months?" The response was "YES". However, I continued to be billed after my year commitment and it was very difficult to reach anyone to cancel my membership.

7. US Capitol Grounds

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15642 reviews
US Capitol Grounds
Location
4.6
Price
4.7
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (202) 226-8000

Guy: Park


Review: "amazing capital washington dc"

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Ashok Patel: The 58 acre very well maintained park immediately surrounding the US Capitol building is known as US Capitol Grounds. The green lush park-like setting looks beautiful against the Capitol building and National Mall. The grounds is bordered by stone wall. Different types of trees and bushes are grown in the grounds with curved walkways. Many trees on the Capitol grounds have memorial associations. Leisurely walk around the world power center to explore the beauty of the Capitol building is great experience. The entry to the Capitol building is closed for the general public but walking up to the steps of this symbolically most important and impressive public building of United States and the world is great opportunity. After six months of enhanced security measures, finally the fence is down and people can now visit the Capitol grounds.

Sara García: Make sure you book a tour online ahead of time! I arrived a few minutes early for a tour, checked in and stood in line for about 15 minutes - which was super fun because one of the docents entertained us with some awesome facts about the statues in the Visitor Center. The tour started with a 13-minute film to set the scene. We were all lined up and given wireless tour guide systems - make sure you stay close to your guide or you'll lose signal otherwise. The actual tour was educational and fun. Our guide took us to great points of interest throughout and encouraged us to take pictures and ask plenty of questions. Given heightened security measures and the uphill climb to the south entrance, be sure you arrive early enough to be on time for your scheduled tour.

Greggory Ring: Had a great tour of the Capital grounds. We made arrangements with the Arizona Rep, to show us around. Small group of 14 people. Really enjoyed it.

Calvin Bryant: Fantastic place to walk and explore. The buildings are majestic and the grounds beautiful. Watch for criminals as it is DC and politicians aren't the only ones there who want to rob you lol. Seriously, crime in DC is typical liberal city crime... bad, bad, bad. However, the capital grounds are safer than other areas.

Hebert getry: This is have to visit. We didn't get tickets online previously cause it were not available but once there we scan a QR code on the main entrance and we got tow tickets to visit it an hour later so if you don't get tickets before you arrive there try the QR code. We were lucky cause it was two tickets available and we were two but if you do that the first day in town maybe you can get for the following days. The visit was too short for me but you can not miss this if you are in DC.

pdnapora: Great FREE hour long tour of the Capitol Bldg. Funny and knowledgeable tour guide. Not rushed and plenty of restrooms. Reservations are required and quite limited, so plan ahead. 3 weeks for the WH.

Emily: Super cool!! A great place to get the best picture is on the right or left stairs of the capital!!

Lou Fegans: As of July 2021 the Capitol Grounds are open! Beautiful, well manicured grounds with stunning views of both the Capitol Building and the National Mall. West Lawn: great views down the mall, overlooking the Washington Monument and the National Mall. Best spot for photos in the evening, and great place to watch the sunset. At the end of the lawn is the capitol reflecting pool. Provides great photos of the capitol reflecting in the water. East Lawn: paved area with iconic steps leading up to each chamber. This is also the primary entrance for visitors to the Capitol at the Capitol Visitors Center. Best spot for photos in the mornings. North/South lawn: beautiful gardens and shady sidewalks. Note the walk around the capitol is very steep. Tip: you can reserve tickets to visit the Capitol with the Capitol Visitors Center or reach out in advance to your representatives for a more intimate tour of the Capitol. If you did not arrange a tour in advance you can stop by any Congressional office to pick up chamber passes. These passes will get you into the building and allow you to sit in the chambers and watch the proceedings. You will not have a guide but will be able to be in the building on your own.

Kenneth Emerson: The importance of this place can be a little overwhelming. If you've never really walked around in history before. KenEK5!

Eithne McBride: Yep, brought the dogettes here, too! I'd never been to Washington DC before so I thought I'd drive through with my fur kids early one morning. My inner dialogue went something like, "I wonder how easy it is to find the capitol -- OH!" and there we were. I worried the whole time that I might be parking somewhere inappropriate since I had a huge parking lot with "authorized vehicle parking only" signs everywhere but we took a chance and hopped out for a photo anyway. No regrets! 😊

8. Terrapin Adventures

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Terrapin Adventures
Location
4.6
Price
4.6
Class
4.7
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: Fair Street and, Washington St, Savage, MD 20763

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 6AM ⋅ Reopens 10AM

Telephone: (301) 725-1313

Guy: Training centre


Review: "This was a HUGE climbing platform."

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Dakota Pitts: I had a wonderful time at Terrapin Adventures! My friend and I did the zip and swing, which made for a very nice outing! I appreciate Kenny, Sydney, and Madison! They were very attentive to our needs and had a great energy! Overall, it was a great experience and I look forward to doing it again!
Response: Thank you for the feedback! We are happy to hear you and your friend had a very nice time at Terrapin Adventures with our guides Kenny, Sydney, and Madison! You're welcome back any time.

Alexis Ruiz: Today I met Leo and Kaleb!! And let me tell you they are the most amazing people I’ve met so far in the start of my summer. Super patient and very kind. Also a great sense of humor! Thank you for making my experience 1000x better!!! <3<3
Response: We are thrilled that Leo and Kaleb helped to kick your summer off to a great start! Its great to hear they made the experience so special. Thank you for sharing!

C M: Rachel and Scott were great, patient, helpful, and smiling adventure guides. In fact, from check in to check out, the entire staff was smiling, kind and enthusiastic! Wonderful way to bring in and celebrate my daughter's 20th birthday. Great family fun and something different, athletic, adventurous and exciting! Bring gloves for your hands! The ropes are rough! - The Mosley's
Response: Thank you for the kind review! I am glad you chose to spend your daughter's 20th birthday with us. Happy birthday to her! We are thrilled to hear about your experience.

Gregory Schilsson: My son went to Terrapin Adventures for a birthday party. The check-in is located just inside the Savage Mill. At first, it seemed a little disorganized, but there was confusion with which party we were there. After that, the fun began. The package was broken into four parts. The first part was the ropes course. This was a three-level course, where each participant could decide to end after completing a level or move to the next level. Each level got progressively more difficult, but most of the kids were up for the challenge. The second part was the zip line. This was a single, long zip-line from the furthest point on the grounds to just above the ropes course. This activity required the participant to step off the platform and let the zip line carry them. It was fun to see the kids hesitate and then enjoy the ride. The third part was the obstacle-playground. This was a HUGE climbing platform. A flat climbing wall was on one side and an overhanging one was on the other. On the sides were belayed climbing structures where you could choose your own path up. Finally, there was the swing drop. Up to three participants are place on a tall swing. You can then be pulled up to a starting height, depending on your comfort level. Cole was our guide for the adventures. He made sure each of the kids were able to get through, even climbing to help them when they were stuck. His attention to our safety and our fun made the adventure enjoyable because none of us parents had to fret about any of our kids safety. Since this birthday, my kid also attended one at the Sandy Spring Adventure Park. He said he was bored at the latest birthday party at Sandy Spring because they were limited to one boring course, the Labyrinth. He was dismayed when they were told they would not be ziplining and there was no swing. When I asked how Sandy Spring compared, he said Terrapin Adventure Park was much more fun because they did so much more.
Response: Hi Gregory! Thank you for the wonderfully descriptive review! We are thrilled to hear your son had such a great experience at Terrapin Adventures. So happy to hear Cole did a great job with the kids in the party. Thank you for the feedback!

Tracey David: Our group of kiddos (ages 6-8) had an incredible time at Terrapin Adventures! From our planning stages through the completion of the activity the team was quite professional and available to answer any questions. Our kids challenged themselves and those that were fearful received additional support. Our team lead for the day of the event was Alystica and she did an awesome job with the kids. We will definitely be returning!
Response: Hello Tracey! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear it was so positive. We look forward to having you back!

Mike Veasey: My son who just turned nine came here with his best friend and they had a great time! A high ropes course was challenging but they both did very well and completed it. Definitely requires some athleticism and overcoming a little fear of heights :-)
Response: We are happy to hear your son and his best friend were able to conquer their fears and had a great time!

AK S: Awesome day! Ropes course, giant swing and zip line were so much fun! Our guides, Kerri and Grayer, were great - were encouraging and made us feel safe. It was a fun day!
Response: We are happy to hear you had a fun day at our course! Thank you for the feedback!

Ella Ducot: My 7 year old son was terrified of heights and the actual zip-lining. He got through the entire adventure. Keeny was our instructor and he did a GREAT job keeping my son calm and helping him along the way! We had a lots of fun!
Response: We are thrilled to hear you and your son had a lot of fun at our course! Its great to hear your son worked through his fears and had a great time. Thank you for sharing and providing a great review!

Megan Icenogle: Four middle school girls were in our group- varying levels of comfort. Sophie and Caitlin were amazing with them. Patient, awesome, meeting them where they were, challenging to just the right point. Thank you!
Response: Hi Megan! Thank you for sharing your experience! It's great to hear that Sophie and Caitlin helped the girls have a good time regardless of level of comfort.

Angela Brooks: I took my 15 year old for archery (our first time), we had a great experience!! Tess was awesome 👌🏽. We’ll definitely return!!
Response: We are happy to hear you had a great time with our archery program! There's lots else to go when you return!

9. Equinox Sports Club Washington, D.C.

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148 reviews
Equinox Sports Club Washington, D.C.
Location
3.7
Price
3.6
Class
3.6
Facilities
3.6
Teachers
3.6

Address: 1170 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5:30AM

Telephone: (202) 974-6600

Guy: Gym


Review: "Felt like I was one of the regular folks"

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Daniel Caroe: Almost at the end of my year membership and will not be renewing simply due to the customer service. In my experience, a good amount of the staff are hard to work with and even snobby at times and its takes multiple calls and requests to get anything changed on my account. Here are a few examples of the troubles I have had: 1) I called twice over the summer to freeze my membership for a few months while I was travelling. They said this would not be a problem and that they would do it.......I called a third time about month later to find out that they did not freeze it and were still charging me. When I told them about the first two times I called, they said they had no recollection of this happening. Kinda a waste of money for me in that case. 2) I was having some trouble with my personal training scheduling and called to get in contact with the PT Manager. I called multiple times over the course of a week and each time they told me he was busy. They assured me I would get a call back from him but this call never came. (kinda annoying he could not take the time for maybe a 15min conversation) 3) I had to cancel a PT session due to illness (strep) which they said meant I would not be charged a cancellation fee for my session. They definitely still charged me, and again, it was impossible to get into contact with the PT manager. Overall, it's a great facility but I find the staff to be pretty inadequate and kinda rude (namely a front desk person named Shaniya and one of the club managers named Dwayne). I loved my trainer Evan (highly recommend) but in the end, I feel like I could get what I need at another gym with a nicer staff.
Response: Hi Daniel, we are very sorry to hear about this experience. It's definitely not what we like to hear. Please connect with us at concierge@equinox.com. We'd love to get additional details regarding this matter and investigate, allowing us to work towards making improvements going forward. Please be sure to mention your review so we can address quickly.

David Gershman: Today I signed up and had a great experience. Mike, in membership, not only showed me around- they answered every question with full clarity, gave me far more insight than I expected, and was simply very nice and sweet. I knew I was going to get a membership going in, but it’s nice to get warmth and comfort instantly upon arrival. Felt like I was one of the regular folks
Response: Hi David, thanks for the 5 stars!

June Wade: Scheduled a spa massage for my friend’s birthday at the Ritz Carlton/ Equinox (Foggy Bottom) location. The staff was courteous and the gym was clean. I was disappointed the spa does not offer champagne or snacks for special occasions, instead we were given “swag bags” full of gym advertisements and trinkets. If you’re not a guest at the hotel, arriving early is highly recommended (parking, etc). Must walk outside to enter Equinox since elevator access to spa is for guest only. My massage therapist was (Donna) friendly, courteous but chatty. I was not interested in talking about where I live, hearing comments about my “poor”elbows🙄 or asking why my shoulders were so tight during my 80 minute massage. Unfortunately , the massage was not good (technique). Ambiance was fair in the room, there was no soothing music or waterfall fountains, just dim lights, and a cool quiet room. The warm bed with robes was a nice perk.Not a fan of the massage lotion (dry paste) used, she had to continuously spend time stepping away from the massage to reapply. I’m giving this spa 3 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️since my girlfriend had a positive experience with her masseuse. In addition, they provided a quiet space and champagne glasses for us to enjoy our BYOB champagne post massage. Would not recommend, lacks luxury for the price. $500+ ( 2 people)

Lauren Arquette: As all the other reviews said, horrible customer service. The club itself is fine, but don't try to bring a guest and don't try to cancel the membership because it's impossible and no one responds. I was a member for all of a week and tried to quit because I was told when signing up a guest of mine could come if I gave them that guests info. Gave them my guests info- they never put it in the system and turned them away at the door without even trying to investigate the problem/track down the person who gave my guest the ok. Was also told they hard certain equipment for rent when they didn't. If this was a planet fitness I wouldn't complain, but this is a $200+/month club that markets itself as elite. Nothing is elite about their customer service. Per the customer agreement you get 15 days to cancel and get a refund- tried emailing the manager for my refund, tried calling the concierge and nothing yet. I'd love to know if they actually even answer the emails they get when they respond to these complaints "sorry to hear about your experience! contact us as at..."
Response: Hi Lauren, please connect with us at Concierge@equinox.com. We would love to get additional details that led to this review so we can investigate closely. We would be happy to discuss this matter with you further if you'd like to share additional feedback. Please be sure to mention your review so we can address quickly.

TPMT Associates: Love it here as usual - they take care of the place and most importantly, the people who works out here take care of the place and is clean and tidy and doesn’t trash the place. As usual, it’s the people who come to gyms that are the messy/dirty and this place doesn’t have those ppl - not that I saw anyways!
Response: Thank you for reviewing!

John Heinemann: You get what you pay for. This gym doesn’t make sense for everyone, no one is a better person for going here, and a free gym in an apartment building is going to do 90% of what Equinox does. But the other 10%? I actually look forward to working out more when there’s both a sauna and a steam room, a saltwater pool, luxury bath products, memory foam floors for stretching, and refrigerators full of Eucalyptus infused face towels. I go for the amenities, and then I just decide to work out because I’m already there.
Response: Thanks for the 5 stars, John! Glad to hear you are enjoying our amenities.

Lena Fleischmann: Lots of amenities (pool, basketball court, steam room, sauna, soulcyle bikes...), good customer service, they constantly make improvements by adding products in the changing rooms like razors, hair ties, curling irons etc. What I don't like about it (apart from the price obviously): it's pretty much packed no matter what time you go which is annoying - wish they had a gadget in the app that would tell you how busy it is beforehand. Also, showers aren't always very clean.

Izabella Ritz: The club has a pool with saltwater which is very convenient, covid safety is great, the thing why I didn't join is no natural lights in a building, which is very important for me personally.
Response: Hi Izabella, we appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. Thank you for the 5 stars and we will be sure to escalate your feedback to the appropriate teams.

Gelila Sebhatu: I called to inquiry about membership packages and I found the sales rep, Erica, a little rude and she did not directly answer my questions, which was irritating. Based on the reviews here, I’m not surprised I received this type of experience. I guess I’ll be looking elsewhere. I just wanted a nearby pool 🏊‍♀️
Response: Hi Gelila, we are sorry to hear you had this experience. We hope that you will give us another shot to show you we are capable of better service.

Ebony Williams: Do not work at equinox if you have living situation or just a situation period the manger Duane don’t care if you have living situation problems he even told one of the employees that mid shift is childish because we all going through something sorry if you hired people who have living situation or who gave problems and be careful of the Towels and hand towels they wash them in hot water only no solution that why the towels look a little dirty Yess I use to work their and got fired because I was trying to find a place to stay the days I called out because I was homeless the cleaning manger is horrible at his job and HR needs to send a Secret Santana to see how they clean the place

10. Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex

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440 reviews
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
Location
4.5
Price
4.6
Class
4.5
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 7007 Bock Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (301) 749-4160

Guy: Community center


Review: "My son was more than timid initially, but the each part of the lesson ..."

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Swii S: Quite impressed with this facility and the staff. If course, it's new but it's also very well maintained. The staff is helpful and Mr. Jermaine has been a rockstar with my kiddo for swimming lessons. My son was more than timid initially, but the each part of the lesson was fun and progressive, building and combining each skill. He looks forward to returning.

Wanye Gretzky: The facility is nice but I was very unpleased by the way they run their teen night program. I'm a local and always go to this rec center. I believe some of the managers don't want us to have fun in a sense because they always give us the short end of the stick when it comes to us. For example, they always close half the gym down and allow us to play basketball on the side where the rims are messed up and some courts are broken. Instead, they have events on the good side where the kids want to play basketball on. I don't think they want kids to really enjoy and have fun with the game of basketball this rec center.

Jay Wilson: This place is awesome for kids and adults. It has kids and adults activities every day of the week and weekend. I advise you to check it out. It's a community base area, the transit comes down this way and you have lots of parking so you don't have to worry about fighting for parking. They have rock wall climbing, indoor track where you can walk around, basketball court, lockers and all the types of aerobic classes. They also have a chill area where you can watch TV or read.

jacquie mcclure: Vera's Restaurant in Lusby is wonderful. Waitress, Mariah is great. Food was FANTASTIC!

Sharon Harper: I went to pick up my home covid test kit and the team WAS AMAZING. A well oil machine and I told each 1 I came in contact with

Denise Odom: Great. I received my 2nd dose of Mederna vaccine. Everything flowed seamlessly. All the workers were nice and personable. I needed wheelchair assistance and had no problem getting one and having assistance pushing me around to where I had to go. Just an all around great professional experience. Made me feel at ease! Even the nurse that gave me the injection I barely felt. Kudos to Southern Regional.

Bernie Rosser: Great place! Had my first Covid 19 vac shot here. After waiting 3 months. Good to know I'll have my second in 30 days. I think we all will be happy to put Covid 19 behind us. All be safe Amen.

Bellelay H.: Seem as though it was a really nice facility big, clean and lots of parking. I thought it very nice how the gym was setup with a nice variety of equipment. I went there for early voting. The volunteers that were there to assist with voting were friendly and helpful. They also had a lot of booths for voting. Let your voice be heard go out and vote.

Brownmagnus olivers: Wonderful complex with good equipment recreation activities

John Gilbert: Very nice complex. We were there to see the Wolfpack wheelchair BB games. They are from San Diego.

11. Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights

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342 reviews
Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights
Location
2.6
Price
2.6
Class
2.7
Facilities
2.6
Teachers
2.6

Address: 3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 986-2281

Guy: Gym


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Kuntal Sen, MD, FACMG: My poor review is due to following reasons: My trainer left abruptly without notice. I was charged for cancelling my session with him even though it was their fault. I have disputed the credit card charge. They are infamous for wrongly charging customers and fraudulent activity. They implemented covid vaccine card policy which was nice but didn’t inform customers. I and others was treated very unprofessionally by front desk during this day.
Response: Kuntal, We're sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience at our Columbia Heights location. We hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We are committed to providing a great fitness experience, and we would like to make things right. Please send us an email to Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com so that we can determine how we can provide you with a solution. We value our customers' opinions and thank you for bringing this to our attention. All the best, Here to Help Team

April: Personal Training - Thomas Harrington After being out of the gym for a while, Thomas was much needed. He is kind, engaging, patient and knowledgeable just to name a few. What I really like about him, he takes the time to explain the whats and whys. It doesn't feel like he's just "doing his job". Thomas goes above and beyond to explain the mechanics in layman's terms. After each session I walk away having learned something. He loves what he does, and he's happy to pass it on. Thomas gets 10s from me.
Response: Hi April - thank you for taking the time to submit this positive review of Thomas! We love hearing that our team is making a different in our member's lives. We have shared this feedback with the club team. We hope you continue to love your sessions and we will see you around the club! Thanks again, HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com

Luke Brown: Thomas Harrington was the trainer I needed! Thomas has revolutionized my workout regimen and level of fitness. Not only am I noticeably stronger and more toned, I also have greater self-confidence in the gym, better kinesthetic awareness, and a bevy of workout routines will demonstrated results. Thomas has been a strong balance of expertise and care for me. He frequently spent additional time showing me an alternative exercise, checking-in about my hesitations, or demonstrating an additional stretch for a lingering ache. I actively looked forward to our time together, and I will apply his instruction for years to come. I had been hesitant to pay for a personal trainer, yet investing in my time with Thomas has been a massive personal victory. I would recommend Thomas to anyone hoping to build more effective workout routines, prevent or recuperate from an injury, or develop their confidence in and around the gym. Whether you are looking to fine tune your workouts or turn more heads, I'd invest in time with Thomas.
Response: Wow Luke! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for our Columbia Heights location including amazing feedback for our trainer, Thomas! We will be sure to pass along the feedback to Thomas and the rest of our team. We hope you continue to enjoy your time with him and we will be seeing you around our club! Thanks again, HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com

Conor O'Reilly: I had a personal training session with Phil and he did a great job! He taught me a lot about free weights and stretching. Now I feel more comfortable to use the more advanced equipment. They also have a pool, sauna, and basketball court. Love this place
Response: Conor, Thank you for taking a moment to leave such a positive review for our Columbia Heights location and sharing your experience with our personal trainer, Phil. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your personal training session with him and feel more comfortable with using the equipment around the facility. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to HeretoHelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Terry Chasteen: I joined on a special rate, maybe it was 2018. Due to my own fault, I never used the gym ... not once. I cannot blame that on anyone else, however I would have thought with a new client in a business like this, someone would have reached out; invited me in for a tour, found out why I was paying monthly but never using the facility. No one ever contacted me for the full year that I was billed. That is not the worst part, however, Even though it was NOT in the contract, they automatically renewed my membership without my approval and not only at my original rate but almost $30/mo above. This went on for a year since I never used that credit card and it was paid monthly automatically by my bank. Only bc of sething else on the card did I notice the fraudulant charges and they were too old for my bank to recover.
Response: Terry, Thank you for reaching out regarding your experience at our Columbia Heights location. We’re always looking to make things right. We do truly appreciate the feedback as we’re always looking for ways to improve our member experience. Thanks for taking the time to leave this review and we hope you will provide us with an opportunity to do better. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you by emailing us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. All the best, Here to Help Team

Benyam Ephrem: Scheduled an InBody scan a week ago (as a non-member), came in prepped for the scan (no breakfast) at 10am - front desk said they did not have an appointment asking if I received a confirmation email (I said I got no calls or emails), then made me scan a QR code on a banner to schedule for another day since apparently the person doing the scans would be in at 5pm. Frustrating experience. Will not be coming back to the gym.
Response: Benyam, We are terribly sorry for your experience at our Columbia Heights location. It is because of customers like you that we can continue to learn how to improve. We are most certainly sad to hear that we fell short. We want to contact you and learn more about your recent experience. Please feel free to send us an email with additional details to Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. All the best, Here to Help Team

Gregory Alan: Critical: QualityMediocre at best. See attached pictures below. The equipment is not well maintained and does not justify the cost of membership. Also the club hours are terrible on the weekends.
Response: Gregory, thank you very much for your feedback. We take our member's insights to heart, and we apologize for not providing you with the best possible experience in our clubs. As you know, the pandemic has presented a unique set of obstacles for most business but has especially affected the fitness industry. If you are open to discussing further we would love to connect you with one of our Customer Relations Managers at heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. All the best, Here to help team

Thaiz Alicia: Do not come to this gym!!! They do not care for your safety!! They will cancel your membership for protecting yourself from weird men that will follow you around ! Stay safe and go to a gym that will help you out and help you enjoy your gym experience instead of canceling your membership!

Mahvash Edrissi: I started going to gym a month ago, first it was difficult to come out after so long time lock down. But after few days I got used to it now i want to go there everyday. Friendy staff, and clean place, and all equipment makes this place great. I do my exercise, take a shower and saunas, afterwards I feel great about myself. Thank you wsc
Response: Mahvash, We're delighted to hear about your experience. We truly appreciate your recommendation of our Columbia Heights location. We will work hard to continue going above and beyond. As always, our team is looking forward to your next visit. We are always here if you have any additional feedback or suggestions. You can reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Bita Kh: The worst customer service I’ve ever seen. Nobody takes responsibility for the actions. They charge me with new fee membership that is more than the original one because of the mistake that made by themselves. I’ve spoke with customer service and sales department several times, everybody already aware of this problem but no action. When I follow up they send me to new person. This is absurd.
Response: Bita, We're sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience at our Columbia Heights location. We hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We are committed to providing a great fitness experience, and we would like to make things right. Please send us an email to Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com so that we can determine how we can provide you with a solution. We value our customers' opinions and thank you for bringing this to our attention. All the best, Here to Help Team

12. Capitol Hill Sport&Health

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118 reviews
Capitol Hill Sport&Health
Location
4.2
Price
4.1
Class
4.1
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.1

Address: 315 G St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 234-5678

Guy: Fitness center


Review: "Have been training for several years with Razonte Dunn."

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Allison Nielsen: It's a good gym! Lots of equipment and levels so it's kind of spread out and the locker rooms are nice. I will say that the equipment doesn't seem that new and some machines could use some upgrades/repairs (things like the fans don't work on them) but overall I've always enjoyed all the times I've been here!
Response: Thanks Capitol Hill Sport&Health! We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers.

Edward Wendel: Great gym and great trainers. I have been using gym since its opening. I am now 81 (yes, I know, old). Have been training for several years with Razonte Dunn. He may be exceptional at training high performing athletes, but he also has a special gift for taking everyone seriously and taking them to the highest level they can achieve. He not only knows the mechanics of training, he communicates a desire to make you succeed that is contagious. This experience has been life-changing.
Response: Hi Edward, Thank you for the 5-stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Asher Allman: Great gym at an affordable rate. Helpful and responsive staff, both in person trainers and with online/email inquiries. All the equipment you would need, and a really cool atmosphere/space. Big fan!
Response: Hi Asher, Thank you for the 5-stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paxton Helms: Love this place and have been going for years. Lots of room, trainers are great (if you want to use them), changing areas are large and clean, and price is reasonable. I don't do classes but do love that they have a counterweighted dip and pull up machine. They also have parking! Great neighborhood resource.
Response: Thank you very much for such a great review! We work very hard to make sure that we are offering the best experience. So happy to hear that our commitment was clear with you!

Rachael Hunt: I want to give 5 stars to Raz, one of the trainers. I’ve been working out with him in his group classes and it’s been a great experience. He is super enthusiastic and always plans engaging and effective workouts. He is a great motivator. If you are ready to push yourself, he’s the trainer for you.
Response: Hi Rachael, We are happy to hear you had a positive experience at Capitol Hill Sport&Health! We value your input and encourage you to let us know more details about your experience with us.

Flynn Chapman: Love Sport and Health. The gym staff are always friendly and the gym equipment is in good shape. I've trained with Raz for a while now and he's been an excellent trainer getting me in great shape.
Response: Hi Flynn, Thank you for the 5-stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sam C: I do not recommend this gym, they have terribly dishonest billing practices. It borders on a scam. I requested cancellation of my account during COVID, and was told on the phone that "as a courtesy" they would instead freeze my account until I was ready to start coming back. 3 months later, they started billing me again. Shame on me, I only noticed this 4-5 months later. When I contacted them, they said "you are not eligible for a refund without proof of a previous written request to extend the freeze on your account." Despite the fact I was never told I would need to request an extension. I was never told I needed an extension, I was told to contact them when I wanted to come back. Reading through other reviews, it appears this is a common problem.
Response: Hello [NAME] If you’re open to discussing your experience further, please call us at (202) 234-5678. We’d greatly appreciate the opportunity to make things right and work toward earning back your business.

Lindsey Taylor: This review is specific to Razonte and his semi-private Explosive Performance (EP) Class. I have been taking Raz's EP class once a week for about 4 months and can see a real difference in my strength, how I talk to my body and my confidence in using free weights and the weight room. In total, I have lost about 20 pounds, and Raz's class and his wealth of knowledge absolutely was the catalyst. I have been a life-long fitness class attendee, and when Covid hit, I felt far more lost than I expect as I tried to come up with a consistent workout plan. As gyms in the area open back up I knew I needed to learn the basics of a weight room from a professional. Enter Raz. I couldn't afford personal training, but I could afford EP. I met with Raz and we talk about my goals, and after reviewing the body scan metrics, talked about realistic expectations and set a plan. Sure, the body scan said I needed to lose about 40lbs, but Raz said to me, "Realistically, where can you make small changes in your life that you can maintain to start to move towards whatever goal you have first? That is where we start". I still felt the fun, competitive aspect of group fitness, but I learned the correct form and how much weight I could really throw around, and saw a bunch of non-scale victories that I am very proud of. I think Raz's personality has a lot to do with my success. Each person in the class gets told what weight they should grab for each new movement and each person is getting personally coached or cheered on. You don't feel that lapse of attention, no matter how many people are in the class. There are times when he will push you because he knows you can do more, but never in a way where you feel like you are being yelled at or being called out. He listens to you, offers alternative movements before you have to remind him of your injuries, and all the while picking up on how you like to be motivated. From there he leans in to create a safe space for you to work hard (and it is hard) and push yourself to hit your goals.
Response: Hi Lindsey, Thank you for the 5-stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Andrew Kugle: I've been a member of Capitol Hill Sport & Health for over a year now along with the semi-private Explosive Performance (EP) Class. My trainer Razonte has been phenomenal in getting me back in shape and building more muscle than I've ever had before. At first, I struggled to finish the hour training sessions that I did once a week. But he encouraged me to keep at it and suggested several workouts that I could do on my own on the days I didn't have a EP class. Now, I am able to work throughout an entire session and have increased my classes from one a week to two. If you put in the work and time with Raz, you will notice a difference in your energy level, your strength and overall health. Every few months, we do a check-in to see how much progress we made and I personally have seen my body-fat percentage decrease and my muscle-mass increase over time. While Raz will push you to work hard, he is cognizant of peoples' limits and abilities, prioritizing one's health. He's also a funny and great guy, who gives out constant encouragement and will hold you accountable. In my opinion, the price for the semi-private classes is worth it. You get to workout with a small group of people and you will definitely notice results if you put the time and work in. The gym itself is clean and has all the equipment you will need. The staff is friendly and encouraging to everyone who comes. Highly recommend being a member and taking Raz's sessions. - Andrew K.
Response: Hi Andrew, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We are so happy that you are enjoying your experience with us! It has been a pleasure serving you and we look forward to more great experiences at Sport and Health.

Devon Murphy: Love this gym! Best gym in the area by far. My only recommendation would be to add mirrors in front of ALL the squat racks. It is beyond me why half would have mirrors and half do not.
Response: Hi Devon, On behalf of myself and the team, we are so happy that you are enjoying your experience with us! It has been a pleasure serving you and we look forward to more great experiences at Capitol Hill Sport&Health.

13. REI Co-op

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671 reviews
REI Co-op
Location
4.2
Price
4.3
Class
4.2
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 201 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 543-2040

Guy: Camping store


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Michael Brown: As a company, REI should not inflict their political beliefs onto customers. That said, they carry good gear and this particular location is fantastic. Every time I have come here they have exactly what I need. The staff are friendly and helpful and generally knowledgeable. I don’t know who makes REI branded clothes and gear, but they do a good job.

Mike R: I like this store for so many reasons. First: they have excellent customer service. Today I walked in with my bike to get my flat tire fixed. A woman approached me and signed me in. Then a man walked up to me and asked if I would like to him to park my bike. I was appalled by this gesture. Second: This establishment has everything here. I mean like… leave that bike area if you want to. You will be buying anything from energy gel to underwear. Third: conveniently located right beside the metro.

Anne Probst: Thank you Jeremy in cycling for taking care of my bike I commute on. Haley assisted and was down to earth and happy. High five to Micah in footwear who helped me find a size in a scarpa I haven’t been able to find in stores in 4 years. He’s super knowledgeable and was connecting with all the customers. Thank you REI DC!

Patrick F.: The 2 stars is not for the products, it's for the lack of service. Lord forbid you need some help. I waited forever even after pushing this button (photo) and a guy that was helping someone else acknowledged they heard me and would be coming. Still waiting as I type this. FYI, I have purched thousands from this store....sigh!!

Louisa Buatti: I visited REI for the first time since the pandemic began. My pick up of an online order went very smoothly. Every staff person I encountered was friendly and helpful--they all offered to direct me to the customer service/pick up area. I was in and out of the store in a flash.

Andrea Wu: I came here to pick up my shoes that I ordered online, and after trying them out in nature, they were too big so I came back to return and get new ones. The staff helping me was very helpful, bringing me different shoes for me to try on. I finally got a pair that fit properly, and checkout was pretty speedy too. Parking on the street might be a bit tough, but it's not too bad!

H Gill: Great store! love REI… but checking out here is always a 15 min wait. The checkout line moves at a snail’s pace, and the managers/supervisors don’t seem to care. I’ve seen customers put items down and leave out of frustration.

Rebecca Tolbert: Generally a good store, but the parking situation is currently very weird. You park in the parking deck and then have to walk all the way around a whole city block because they have blocked off the elevator and stairs. So, you drive into the parking deck and then have this surprise journey ahead of you, through a sketchy alley and everything. Just wanted to give other customers a heads up!

Ben Layton: Bike shop effectively closes at 6:30, not 7:00, since you have to get on a wait-list to get the bike checked in and the wait-list closes at 6:30. Called in advance and told them when I'd get there and they didn't mention that, so came all the way here for nothing. Turnaround on basic repairs also 9-10 days rn, which is honestly nuts.

R: Oddly enough they aren’t dog friendly yet I saw a pitbull walking around without a service vest. The area around is horrendous, good luck finding a parking spot. Really disappointed that REIs aren’t dog friendly yet their competitors REI and Bass Pro is.

14. YMCA of Metropolitan Washington - Association Services Office

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YMCA of Metropolitan Washington - Association Services Office
Location
3.6
Price
3.6
Class
3.7
Facilities
3.6
Teachers
3.6

Address: 1325 W St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 232-6700

Guy: Non-profit organization


Review: "... located in direct neighborhood and walking distance of the White ..."

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C Young: I love the YMCA of Greater DC. I took up swimming several months ago and joined. The facilities are nice and the people who work here are even nicer. I love to swim and see instructors teaching adults who never learned to swim as children learn to swim. I love that it feels like a community rather than a health club. I love that they send kids who would otherwise not be able to afford it to summer camp.

Tameeka Barker: Plans to leave the weight off a good agenda to make my self plain. Effort not by mistake every thing shared off make a body much better and this y going to keep me from jumping body to body.

Dr. Alexander-Martin Sardina: The YMCA of DC is located in direct neighborhood and walking distance of the White House which makes it a perfect place to stay for a night for any tourist. The staff is easy-going, friendly, and helpful. The rooms and other facilities are as expected. Thumbs up and thank you.

Suriya Jayanti: Submitted an application and never heard back.

Barbara Gomez: needs more machines to use

15. U.S. Navy Museum

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U.S. Navy Museum
Location
4.5
Price
4.4
Class
4.4
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
4.4

Address: 736 Sicard St SE, Washington, DC 20374

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 685-0589

Guy: Museum


Review: "While visiting DC, we found this Navy Museum."

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Ari Rang: I am interested in military history and especially Korean war. While visiting DC, we found this Navy Museum. It is not the easiest museum to get in because it is located in Navy yard. First you need to register at welcome center so you need passport with you or ID is ok if you are US citizen. Children do not need ID if with a parent. There were many workers going thru same background check process so be prepared to wait 30 to 60 minutes. People at the office were nice and waiting room has A/C. Museum is in two buildings. Main building has mostly WW2 history. Second building has nice stuff from Korean war and also a little from Vietnam. We found cold war exhibition pretty interesting. Gentleman at the main building was very helpful assisting us. There were no other tourists at that time so it sure was exclusive visit.

Adrian Nagle: What a gem! We made a point to visit here while in D.C. My daughter is a huge fan of World War II Naval history and this was the place to be for her. Much of the museum is dedicated to World War II. Many gun turrets are displayed (manufactured in the museum building?). There are displays for many aspects of the Navy in World War II including Midway, Coral Sea, Japanese artifacts, ship navigation, and large detailed models of various World Ware II ships. I learned many little insights at these displays. There is also early Navy history at the front of the museum. The fight top from USS Constitution, an example of USS Constitution gun deck and construction display are very interesting and educational. My only complaints are some artifacts could have more detail (some did have QR code to learn more!), and the models inside glass cases were difficult to see due to reflects from light sources and nearby museum artifacts. We were the only ones in attendance. It takes effort to register and access the Navy base to get to the museum. I recommend filling out paperwork from website ahead of time. If you are interested in Navy history, I highly recommend this location!

Jeff H: Tons of great information and exhibits and was not very busy. Only downside is the process of getting a day pass to get on the base.

Ted Kidwell: We love going here this a great military museum to visit they have so much to see and each time come back to hear the have new things to see. We have learned so much each time we go here. This a great place for the hole family. You will like it we do a must for history buffs and military history buffs. They have some very good staff there website's have lots of good information as well.

Michael Sawyer: This museum is on a secured base. Make sure if you are not a US citizen you bring your original passport and another ID or you are not allowed to enter. Went to check in turned in copies of passport and waited 15 minutes to be told the passports had to be original. Not sure why we were not told this as we got the paperwork that had to be filled out. If you are a US citizen 18 or older you need your drivers license and know social security number. Poor communication and should have been stated on the site. I’m sure the museum is great, but didn’t get to see it Hopefully this helps people visiting from other countries.

Beatriz Benjamim: A little bit tricky to get into the museum, you have to go all the way around the fence and search for the only available entrance. The staff is very nice and helpful. The shop closes at 2:30 p.m. so if you want to buy a souvenir, make sure you get there earlier. It is very detailed and has a lot of mini ships and boats. Make sure you also go to the submarine museum which is right next to it! Enjoy =)

Seth Freedman: My wife and I went down to DC to attend her cousin's wedding. We had such a great time at the Navy Yard. So many cool things to see. There is a lot of history here. I wanted to visit the Navy art gallery they have here but we didn't have the time. There's always next time. Just a side note you do need security clearance to get into this area. We plan on making a trip down for family vacation.

Barry Yen: Good and nice small museum

Robert Springer: This past Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7) I paid a visit to the National Museum of the US Navy at the Navy Shipyard in Washington DC. Built in 1799, the Shipyard is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark, and it is the oldest shore establishment in the US Navy. Being an active military installation, home to the Chief of Naval Operations and several other commands. You will need your identification and will have to pass a security screening to visit the museum. By DC standards it is a small but very interesting museum.

Jooma1572: Great Museums. Beginning of the Navy up to WWII in one building, Modern age in the other. Great models of lots of different ships and planes. Loved the informative displays and the staff was very friendly.

16. The Boulder Yard

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102 reviews
The Boulder Yard
Location
4.6
Price
4.7
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 5714 Industry Ln unit e, Frederick, MD 21704

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (301) 228-9368

Guy: Rock climbing


Review: "I was there for a USA climbing competition."

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Spartan 351: Very friendly staff who took their time to make sure we felt welcome! This was our first time and the staff and community were terrific!

jay collins: Freaking love this place. Atmosphere is very laid back. Very challenging routes. Awesome work out. People are very welcoming. No rude people. The only way they can improve this place is by having a bbq pit going. Hahahaha. Will definitely recommend the place to others and we will be coming back for sure, after I work out and get better so I can really enjoy the place to the fullest.

Nathan Gough: The Boulder Yard was great. I took my six-year-old daughter there, and Joe was great getting set up to climb. We will go back then it's not so busy. This is a place kids can go, and parents need to watch their kids. This is a gym, not a bounce or jump house. Thanks, Boulder Yard.

Bruce C: This is a great place to climb. Very nice climbing walls, a little deceiving from the outside because you can't tell the height of the back walls by looking at the front entrance.I really like this place and plan to return often.The owner is super friendly as well as his staff.This place offers quite a lot for being a little smaller than the other chain gyms. Recommend!!

Jacob Nance: Fun climbs and friendly people. Bouldering only but new climbs almost every week keep it fresh

Rich Doyle: This place is the best! I am relatively new to climbing and started at a later age than most (let's just say 50+). Climbing is a great workout and a lot of fun and I encourage you to try it. The people that climb here, in addition to the owner and staff, are very welcoming and friendly. It is a safe and clean environment where I feel comfortable, even since covid-19 rocked our world. What sets the boulder yard apart from the several other climbing gyms I have visited is the number and variety of routes and the community atmosphere. I highly recommend the boulder yard.

Robert Mandes: This is an independently owned gym not a franchise with a very helpful and knowledgeable staff, and great yoga instructors. My entire family has climbed here for almost a year and cannot get enough of it. A climbers gym with lots of equipment geared to help you become stronger. There are many excellent climbers here, but climbers of all levels are welcome and included in a fantastic community environment. The route setters create a wide variety of original routes that are changed often and are longer than what you see in other gyms.

Jonathan Baer: The staff couldn’t be more friendly, Steve and gang are extremely helpful and will even give you tips if they see ways you can improve. It’s a smaller gym, but the sense of community really makes it. There’s a nice, relaxed environment to climb for beginners and vets alike. New problems are created frequently enough to keep it feeling fresh but not too frequently that you can’t come back to conquer one that’s giving you trouble. Anyone interested in climbing really needs to check this place out!
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Brian Dreyer: Positive: Professionalism, QualityI started climbing 2 months ago. Since then I've gained 10 lbs of solid muscle. Every time I climb I learn somthing new. The staff is super professional and very easy to talk to.

Joanna Wright: We have been climbing at the Boulder Yard for a year! If you want a laid back gym with great routes that has a variety for everyone, you need to check this place out! Our son loved it so much after coming one time, he joined the competition youth climbing team. Amazing owners and awesome coaches!

17. DICK'S Sporting Goods

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487 reviews
DICK'S Sporting Goods
Location
4.1
Price
4.1
Class
4.2
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.1

Address: 2470 Market St NE, Washington, DC 20018

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 971-8214

Guy: Sporting goods store


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Aaron Contic: Came into this location to purchase a set of irons, found a set of Taylormade M2 irons that I initially thought were correctly priced at $499. I asked the team member working in the golf department that I was interested and ask where the rest of the set was. He replied that the rest of the set was missing. I asked what was the current price with 3 clubs of the 7 iron set missing? His response was “that’s the price, my manger won’t change it for some reason, but you can ask him” So I asked to speak to the manger which He initially said was available. I was then told that the manager currently on duty was conveniently on a conference call and was now unavailable and the answer was “NO” on a new price for the remaining clubs. To start the team member was friendly and helpful. That being said. I’m also a manager in retail and if a customer asked to talk to a manager about a reasonable question. Im not going to have my employee have to tell the customer “NO” That’s terrible customer service and it’s also a bad business practice to try to sell customers a product that’s missing pieces for the same price as if it’s not!

Misael Reyes: Staff was very helpful soon as I walked through the door security asked what I needed and I got it in less than 20 minutes I was out the door with my daughter's rollerblade slash roller skates

Maritza Cooper: Always a pleasure to visit this location. The store is always clean and organized. You usually get greeted as you walk in the door. The associates are always helpful and pretty knowledgeable. They will go out of their way to help! Well stocked too! Bought a fitness trampoline to keep a 7 yr old from going stir crazy in an apartment during these NO School days! Hope it works! It was Waaay up high. Had 3 different associates make sure I got what needed. All while helping other customers.

Ara Koh: Ok location compared to other ones. Nicely organized but their shoes selection is not so great.

The Next King: Shallun was amazing!!!! Great help. First time coming to Dick’s Sporting Goods and I was impressed I will be back thank you.

david fegan: good experience shopping here today. multiple staff members were helpful.

L. P. Rock: Went there to purchase a bicycle. Not 1 store employee had any more knowledge of bikes than I did. Me: What size frame does this bike have? Dick's rep: That's a good question, I have no idea sir.Virginia here I come.

Angie Owens: oh my goodness I was on the phone with my cousin, while she was shopping for football cleats for her son. When I tell you that the amount of "OUTSTANDING" customer service that the professional young lady "Ryan" gave to her while she was shopping was absolutely amazing!! I had to tell my cousin through the phone to please tell Ms. Ryan that the level of coatomer service she gave was "THE BEST" that I have seen in a very long time. Ryan if your reading this please keep up the good work!! I am extremely proud of you young lady.

Liliana Gonzalez: Zach did a great job helping me find the the gym equipment I needed. He even helped me load these items into my car after I doubted if the gym equiptment I bough would fit. Thank you so much to him and Horse for the exellent service!

Bella Adoni: Varieties of sports goods. Place was clean and staffs very attentive. They acknowledged us at the time of entry. I and my friend were the only customers in the store. I could have given the store five stars if the price for most of the items were reasonable.

18. Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park

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351 reviews
Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park
Location
4.6
Price
4.5
Class
4.5
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (800) 971-8271

Guy: Adventure sports center


Review: "Guessing we had a death grip on the ropes :) Go check it out!!"

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BillyTheKid 695: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! Ok I know people give vague reviews but I can say without a doubt, you will enjoy this experience. Staff are very genuine, funny, interactive and helpful. The courses are mixed nicely with challenges and ease. At first I was skeptical about the pricing and how long it would take us to finish. 3 hours later of pushing ourselves and we were exhausted from all the fun. 10/10 would recommend for anyone, plus it's great for exposure therapy if your scared of heights. My date was scared to go up but by the end she lost that fear.
Response: We are so glad to hear your group enjoyed their time at the course, and that you had a great experience with our awesome site team. CR

Scott Hutchings: This ropes course is fantastic for birthday parties and kids. They are on continuous belay (never off the line) which makes it a lot safer given the focus a typical kid has. I watched my niece and her friends have a great time screaming their heads off at each other.
Response: Hi Scott, Thanks for leaving a rating of Go Ape Springfield! We are thrilled to see you had a 5-Star experience at our Aerial Adventure Course! We hope to see you again soon for another outdoor adventure! Best, CW

Pradip Hayu: We have been living in the Springfield area for about 4 years now, but did not even know this place existed. Just like Selfie World (Tysons) last week, we found this hidden gem also via TikTok. They have plenty of obstacles courses(tree-to-tree crossings) with different ranges: easy, moderate, and difficult. Something for everyone actually. We did the tree top adventure. There were 6 different routes. We did it all and I liked the fact that each of those ended with a zipline. The staffs were also very friendly and informative. ...wonderful 3 hours+ adventure.
Response: Hi Pradip, Thank you for sharing a review of Go Ape Springfield! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our aerial adventure course, and our staff helped make your experience memorable. We hope to see you again soon for another Treetop Adventure at South Run RECenter! Have a great day, CW

Jennifer Goen: We have visited twice and have really loved this place as a great option for our three kids who range in age and can't always agree on what's fun for them. Go Ape is proving to be great for all ages. Furthermore, we had some complications with a group reservation for my daughter's birthday party and they were willing to work with us and make it right. We will definitely be coming back!

Mike Becvar: I wasn't sure what to expect going alone, most of the website is about groups. I was put in a group with five adults and four kids for the basic orientation. I did the treetop adventure which is longest option. When it was time to get started, each family/group went their own way. They have four paths and a Tarzan swing path. Each time you reach the starting point, they mark your wristband and send you on a different path. The place is made for social distancing since only one person can be on a crossing at a time and no more than three people on a platform. For the most part, I was able to go at my own pace. There was a 20 minute wait at the end for the Tarzan swing since that requires extra instructions. Wear sturdy shoes and don't bring anything you don't need. It was a good workout. I am 48, a little overweight, and not too afraid of heights. I was nervous a few times, but had a great time.
Response: Hi Mike, Thanks for sharing your experience at Go Ape Springfield! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed adventuring with us, and great tips about shoes and not bringing too much with you. Let us know if you're ever in our neck of the woods again! Cheers, Jamie

Vladimir Cornet: Great experience. Wife and I took our 7 year old twins ziplining for the first time. They loved it. We'll be back again.
Response: Hey Vladimir! Thank you for your recent visit to Go Ape - Springfield! We're so glad to hear your entire family had a wonderful time hanging in the trees and on the ziplines. We look forward to hanging with you again soon! BD

Rachel Gilbert: I took my mom for Mother’s Day and it was completely hilarious and so much fun!!! Special kudos to Chris who was the first person we met when we came and the last person to help us buy a t shirt. She was so friendly, helpful and enthusiastic and really made the whole experience go from great to the best! We will definitely come back!
Response: Hello Rachel! Thank you for visiting Go Ape - Springfield for Mother's Day! We are thrilled to hear that our staff could make it a memorable experience. We hope to see you for another Outdoor Adventure here at South Run RECenter! See you in the trees MP

Erica Cannon-West: Our Girl Scout Troop really enjoyed their visit to Go Ape. Ms. Nikki, Ms. Chris and the entire staff were awesome. The girls had a chance to bond while building confidence and independence. It was a pleasure to have so much fun while earning a patch. We will be back. Thanks Go Ape staff!
Response: Hi Erica, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad to hear your Girl Scout Troop enjoyed their time at the course, and that you had a great experience with our awesome site team. We hope to see you again soon! Best, LM

S N: This is such a fun Adventure in Springfield Virginia. This facility, located in the middle of South Run Park, has six different treetop courses with a variety of obstacles to overcome in addition to a short training course, all with a zipline at the end. Safety is a priority and they ensure that all guests understand and follow all safety protocols. We spent nearly three hours enjoying the courses and ended up skipping one only because we were ready to get going. This is a very physically engaging activity that requires many awkward and balanced movements. I am 6 foot tall and frequently had to do some low squats and kneeling to get around. Still a highly recommended Adventure. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They made sure that we were fully aware of all safety and were having a good time. On one of the obstacles, my son lost his shoe and the staff were incredibly helpful in finding it and returning it to us up in the trees. We will definitely be back.
Response: Hello! We are so grateful for your positive rating and informative review. We hope future visitors find your insights helpful in planning their adventures with Go Ape! See you in the trees, MM

Ebal08: So much fun! We enjoyed how much space we had between each party considering the pandemic and the staff friendly and helpful as always.
Response: Thanks so much for leaving a rating & sharing your feedback! We appreciate your input, and we're sure it will be helpful to future visitors planning for their Go Ape adventure. See you in the trees, MM

19. Peak Experiences - Midlothian

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Peak Experiences - Midlothian
Location
4.7
Price
4.8
Class
4.7
Facilities
4.7
Teachers
4.7

Address: 11421 Polo Cir, Midlothian, VA 23113

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (804) 897-6800

Guy: Rock climbing gym


Review: "My favorite climbing gym."

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Krista Reese: Peak Experience definitely gave my husband and I an experience we hadn't had before. We both are afraid of heights but love adventure and trying new places. We went on a week day before 2pm and got a lower price which was wonderful. I can see that if we continue to be consistent with coming we wouldn't be afraid of heights for much longer. Awesome experience!

Blaire Jackson: This place is so awesome. I had a great experience thanks to Manny. He was super helpful and knowledgeable when I was looking for advice and suggestions on what membership package to get for my boyfriends birthday. He stayed on the phone with me for like 30 minutes to run through all the options with me. He really went above and beyond to help! Thank you again!!!
Response: Thank you for the review, Blaire. Manny is the best! We'll be sure to let him know!

Robert Norris: What a great place! The staff were excellent and helpful for the entire 2 hours our group was there enjoying climbing. My son thoroughly enjoyed the experience and said he wants to come back.

Stacy Pritchard: Staff here is amazing-- so friendly, helpful, and fun. So welcoming to us older folks lol. Our family had a great time celebrating our son's birthday.

Henry Carscadden: Good gym but go to Peak Richmond if you want to boulder. They tend to set softer than most gyms I've been to in Virginia.

Ryan Quinn: Very small bouldering area and much more cramped layout than the Richmond location. Not bad, but the Richmond location is definitely a step above.

Christina Danielle: Nice place to rock climb for kids or a date. They allowed my son to try it before we bought day passes ($25 pp without coupon) which was nice. Ultimately he enjoyed it. The staff was very supportive. We will definitely go back.

Kim Crowley: Friendly staff, and lots of fun for my kid. Lots of climbing options, hard for a younger kid though as some of the holds are far apart.
Response: Thank you for the review, Kim. This is incredibly important to us so I will pass this note on! Our setters work hard to make sure we have routes for all ages, sizes, and skill levels.

Chris Beaudet: Staff is awesome and the gym is beautiful. Well cleaned and maintained. And the community they have grown is the best I've found. 12/10 would recommend 😎
Response: 12/10!? Thanks Chris!

Tony Wilkerson: Mind blowing, that’s my initial impression walking through the door. Peak Experiences has what you want in rock climbing. Richmond’s fortunate to have this fantastic place. Give them a try, the kids will absolutely love it here!!!