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1. Fitness Center I

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75 reviews
Fitness Center I
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 130 McChord St, Washington, DC 20032

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 767-5895

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Anonymous: First, the staff deserve 5-stars. That said, we need to equip our people better. Need Wi-Fi/cell booster asap. People can work and workout now…let’s get with the times. Hammer Strength equipment needed soonest…stay consistent between bases please. Also, fitness center is a dungeon of small rooms and passages…not something any female would want to use without mace spray. Let’s do better…

Matt Waples: Good gym equipment-wise. In a non-pandemic setting, I'd give them 4 stars; however, the staff did absolutely nothing to enforce the mask requirements once patrons entered. I heard them announce that people are not allowed to roam the gym without a mask right, and several people roamed around maskless immediately after the announcement. Setting standards is useless if they aren't upheld. I notified staff of my observations the last time I visited and today, but I will not be returning to this facility anytime soon.

RStack04: The staff is helpful and friendly. This place desperately needs funding for renovation.

Miguel Luzardo: This gym is pretty considering whart they have to work. It does get a bit hot at times, but it's cool cause I like to work up a sweat. All of the employees are very friendly and helpful except one, Ms Tonie Evans. What a miserable person. Not the person first person I want to encounter when I walk into the gym. Always has this unhappy look to her. She picks and chooses who she wants to enforce rules on. Other then that, the gym isnt too bad.

ProfitecOne: The majority of people don't get cell coverage inside the gym building, and they have no wifi, which is ridiculous considering the majority of FOB gyms do.

Sam Young: This gym changes their rules like a 12 year old girl changes clothes before her first date. 24/7 access works rarely. The staff pick and chose who they enforce rules with. No A/C in the summer and freezing in the winter. Only decent thing is the equipment and honestly thats not saying much....

Jennifer Battleman: Good gym, clean facility, friendly staff and clientele. Convenient for JBAB residents and employees. Towel service, wet and dry saunas, racquetball courts, basketball court, basic cardio equipment and weight equipment. 24 hour access for registered members

Lee Odell: This could be a decent Gym, and in some third world countries it would be however: The male locker room has a urinal that must be built in the highlands of Bolivia because it has not been repaired in about 6 months. Showers lie unrepaired for 3 months Soap dispensers are like the lottery Staff is mostly friendly with the odd "I don't know I don't care" type. People that work out are mostly nice folks, and other than the 80s aerobics by a hardcore gang of 60 year olds there is nothing to strange going on. Best time to go are the lunch hour. At this point you may not have to wait for a functional shower.

C Battle: Very Clean and Staff Very Professional. I have been looking for a great admostphere to work out and do cardio. Here I have everything I was in search of. The equipment is always available and they have excellent workout classes. One of favorites is the spin class. Ms Ruth pushes you to get all that she has to offer, and has also referred me to the nutritionist whom has put me on a great weight loss plan. Thank you Fitness Center on JBAFB for providing me with a awesome experience each and every time I visit... which is at least twice a week.

Korren Golden: Small. However it's fairly clean. Wet and dry saunas. 24 hour access (must sign up) that being said, while the gym is closed to access to bathrooms, water fountain, or locker rooms.

2. MINT health club & studio- Dupont

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126 reviews
MINT health club & studio- Dupont
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1724 California St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (202) 470-5238

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Massimiliano Santini: Terrible experience. It's incredible how a gym that prides itself with being a family-run independent business close to the customers, and part of the neighborhood community, has taken advantage of one of his customer. Here is what happened. I requested to cancel my gym membership 7 days before the renewal date, as I had an emergency and would not have been able to use the gym on the following month. They told me they had a 10 days cancellation notice, that they would not exercise any flexibility, and that they would press on and charge me for the following month despite the fact that I was not going to be able to use the gym for a single day. I am extremely disappointed about this charge. When I first joined Mint a few months back, as a long-time Adams Morgan resident, I was really excited to become a member of a community of gym enthusiasts that support a local business. In particular, I trusted the flexibility and friendliness displayed on their advertising emails. You can only imagine my disappointment in seeing that as I faced an emergency, MINT did not display any sort of flexibility and common sense. My advice -- go to any other gym in the neighborhood and avoid MINT. When you need any flexibility, they will not be there for you.
Response: Hi Massimiliano - We are sincerely sorry that you feel this way. Our liberal cancelation policy does require 10 days' notice and is clearly stated in all agreement information. The standard notice period in the fitness industry is 30 days. To allow time for our team to process and to be fair and equitable to all of our other members we apply this policy across all memberships. We wish you the best as you navigate your family emergency.

R Adebowale: Great local gym. Small building but with all the modern equipment needed for a good workout. Nice front desk staff.

Lexie Barton: I love Mint!! I have been so impressed by their ability to pivot during the pandemic and create an environment that truly feels safe for everyone. I cancelled my gym membership before the pandemic at another gym and felt unsafe returning as I have an at-risk person at home, until I found Mint! Cannot say enough good things about the team and the facility. Thank you, Mint team! Also agree with the 2nd review below 👇 I’ve been during all times of the day and have never had an issue with any of my belongings. There is ample locker space with the ability to choose your own combination so you can secure your items. I’ve never seen or encountered any issues.
Response: Hi Lexie! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a thoughtful and kind review. We really appreciate it!

Kaelah Horwath: MINT is the BEST! All of the instructors are amazing and it is such a nice place to work out.

A MM: My partner's wallet was stolen from his LOCKED gym locker at this location (which occured due to MINT's bad practices). Other reviewers below who are not familiar with the situation mention that you can set your own combination and that the locker must have been unlocked, but the locker was locked and the below reviewers don't mention the quality of the locks/lockers are so poor that someone could break into it in a matter of minutes. Following the robbery, MINT has barely apologized and does not respond to his emails about the situation. As an update, 6+ weeks later, the issue still has not been resolved and there has been no communication from management despite multiple attempts to contact them. It's telling that management chooses to respond to positive reviews below, but blatantly ignores this one. Would not recommend this gym.

Amy Carmichael Smith: This has been a great gym so far. I signed up a couple of months ago and I splurged for the membership that allows me to sign up for any class which I highly recommend. I wish I had more time in my day to take advantage of them all! But it's great to just sign up, even at the last minute, for an awesome class. Most importantly, the people at Mint are fantastic. Really down to earth, helpful, and friendly. I'm really fortunate that this is my neighborhood gym.
Response: Hi Amy, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this amazing review! It's so great to hear that you're enjoying our classes and the MINT team. :-) We can't wait to see you in the gym again!

Nisha Singh: MINT has been adapting their virtual and in-person offerings to maximize client experience and safety, from the start of the pandemic. I used to go occasionally to in-person classes at the Dupont location and started going to the Power Playground classes once my virtual fitness routine got stale and the virtual platform, class format (no equipment necessary!), and instructors were so great that I ended up buying a class pack. It's been great to feel challenged again in a workout!
Response: Hi Nisha! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We're so happy to hear you're enjoying our virtual classes, especially Power Playground. We'll be sure to share the feedback with the team!

Blanca Badgett: Mint is fantastic! The variety of classes is great as I lack self structure when I try to workout alone. The instructors are very motivating and work with all skill levels. They all have a good knowledge base to modify workouts for people with injuries which I appreciate. They also have a child care, full amenity locker rooms, and a coffee machine. It is rather expensive for memberships so I would suggest using ClassPass to try it out before fully committing. Their memberships do also include the 14th St location!
Response: Hi Blanca! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a thoughtful review. We're happy to hear you enjoy our classes, instructors and amenities! Looking forward to seeing you in the gym. :-)

Connor O'Donnell: I joined Mint when they reopened after the pandemic and the gym has been fantastic. There is plenty of space and equipment that you aren't on top of other members when you're working out. Even before the pandemic Mint took cleanliness and sanitation very seriously and have ramped up their procedures even more so now. The best thing about the gym is the windows that wrap around the whole building so that its drenched in sunlight. Very different feeling when compared to the dungeon weight room of Sport and Health NW in Tenleytown.
Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review, Connor! We're so happy to hear that you're enjoying your workouts with us.

Mallika Thomas: Such a great place! Really nice to go to a local, family-owned gym that is really set on delivering great health and wellness to the local community! What I especially love are the outdoor classes that are being offered in the time of Covid. They are safe, in small groups, and outdoors! And I really need the exercise after having been inside for so many months! Thank you, especially to Lauren for offering a fantastic outdoor workout!
Response: Hi Mallika! Thank you so much for leaving us such a fantastic review. We'll be sure to pass the compliment on to Lauren.

3. Balance Gym Thomas Circle

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85 reviews
Balance Gym Thomas Circle
Location
4.8
Prices
4.8
Classes
4.9
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 1339 Green Ct NW Unit 1, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5:30AM

Telephone: (202) 216-9000

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J: I was visiting DC and did a few CrossFit drop in classes. The coaches were excellent and welcoming, and all of the class members were very friendly. The facility is excellent. Thanks for making my visit so nice.

Somak Ghosh: Used to be a member of the foggy bottom location and liked it. Not so much this one. -The equipment is probably from the 1980s. Some of the plates are so old they’ve turned red. Yet I’ve been charged multiple enhancement fees. -A lot of the machines are breaking down and don’t get regularly fixed. -The staff is nice but not that helpful. Other locations will actually help you and they have designated staff to hell tidy the weights -Most of the good equipment is in the CrossFit area. If you just want to lift weights you’re second class in this gym. I’ll probably leave soon. I wanted to end my “annual” membership but I learned in the fine text of my contract that it’s actually 13 months. Another scummy move.
Response: Hey Somak, Thank you for bringing this feedback to our attention! I'm sorry you feel that your experience at our Thomas Circle location isn't up to par with our other locations. We really strive to be a great fitness community for all of our members. I'd love to have the opportunity to further discuss your experiences here, in hopes that we can do better. Please email me directly at chris@balancegym.com so we can work together to bring you a better fitness experience! Best, Chris General Manager Balance Gym

Alistair Perumal: Used this gym for a month in DCReally enjoyed the atmosphere and most especially the Sanitized environmentWould go again!

Jack Sykstus: Was a long time member. Went to both Thomas Circle and Foggy Bottom locations frequently. Great gym in the DC area, and live the CrossFit programming. Tons of options for fitness there. Go if you can.

Kristin Dion: The staff was friendly, the facilities seemed clean, hand sanitizer was well stocked, and the classes have been helpful!

Obi Asemota: I joined this gym with my wife about a year ago after seeing how well kept the place is, and how professional the staff and trainers conducted themselves. We’ve been doing our evening work outs ever since, and I must say, the ties we’ve made with the people here are just beyond words. One of the best gyms in DC, without a doubt.
Response: Obi- Thanks and we're fortunate to have you as part of our community. Take care and keep training!

Caetie Ofiesh: Easily the best gym in the city, reasonably priced and a great workout atmosphere - nice but not fancy, lots of people serious about fitness. Ive gotten some of my best training advice from staff there, Michael, Stacy, Aesha and others.

Libby: I never write reviews, however, given my horrible experience I decided to share. Belonged to this gym for a few months. Everything smells, needs to be cleaned / updated. You can see the machine rust / falling apart. You get what you pay for. Customer service is horrible. There is one woman who has a horrible attitude and closes the gym 15 minutes early than the actual listed closing time and rudely rushed me and other people working out at the gym on multiple occasions. I tried cancelling my membership and they made it extremely difficult and ended up charging me for 2 extra months, despite me moving more than 10 miles away. Overall, bad experience wouldn’t recommend.

Brendan Gregory: Really awesome gym! Lots of squat racks and bars on the second floor. First floor is just for cross fit but the rest of the building is for regular gym members. They also have personal training in a separate studio right on 14th Street.
Response: Thanks Brendan! PS- Is that a FD RX7?!

David Lapidus: Fantastic gym. Have been a member since 2012 (Thomas Circle location) and been happy the whole time. Plenty of squat racks and places to perform olympic lifts. GREAT membership options especially compared to the bloodsucking national chain gyms.
Response: Thank you for the review David! #balancelife

4. Planet Fitness

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Planet Fitness
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1406 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 768-8300

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Millennial Max: The best thing about this gym is the amount of equipment you can use! This very location is where I started my -100lb weight loss journey. It's really close to home for me, literally! Had one bad experience here.. I wore a tank top and they denied me entry because it was a "stringer"..? There was the exact same shirt being sold to women. I was only allowed to workout if I purchased the female shirt!
Response: Hello Max! At PF, we strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for our members. Because our clubs are independently owned and operated, dress code policies may vary by club. You can find our general policies here: planetfitness.com/about-planet-fitness/planet-fitness-policies. If you have any questions, please reach out to your home club's management team!

J Peter Loftus: I’ve been working out at planet fitness in ivy city since 2015. The facilities are always clean and professionally managed. The staff are friendly and courteous people. There are always options even if the free weights and smith machines are taken so no excuses. Once you figure out the best time for your workout it is easier to set a schedule. Being open 24 hours is an advantage one must not ignore.Many times I have had a burst of energy at 3am and gone to work out there.
Response: Thanks for the love! At our Planet, we are committed to providing our members with a legendary fitness experience. We hope to see you at our gym again soon!

Lexie Rock: Very friendly staff and clean Planet Fitness! Javon is the best. Recommend parking in the garage. It’s free if you validate your ticket before leaving (if you’re there under 90 minutes you don’t need to validate). A great price for a nice gym. I used the hydrobeds as well. They’re awesome for post workout. The lockers also have locks attached to them which is nice. Pro tip: put in your phone the number and code of the locker you picked. The gym is on the second floor but they have an elevator if you need it. There’s also a bike rack right outside of the door and metered street parking.
Response: Hi there, Lexie! We're so glad to hear that you've been enjoying your time at our Planet! We try our best to provide a Cleansiderate atmosphere so everyone can feel comfortable hitting their fitness goals with us. Thanks for your review, and great ideas with those tips! If you need any new gear, check out our online store (pfstore.com), and don't forget to download our app for the simplest check-in process! https://planetfitness.app.link/download

Erica Phillips, M.A., Resident in Counseling: The facilities are clean. It’s very easy to get in and out to use equipment without any major waits. The staff always greets you with a smile and a hello which is such positive energy to get you motivated for your workout. The lockers come with built in locks that you enter a code to use, so no bother carrying around bulky locks anymore. If you are forgetful put the code in your phone! While I’ve had no need to use the shower area since I live so close, I would not hesitate to use them if I needed to as they are always clean. I have Black Card membership and the hydro waterbed massage is always great after a workout. I would just recommend that they add the stretching cage to the facility.

Gisselle Ramirez Orozco: I like that the place is very organized, has clean installations, respects the covid protocols, the restrooms and lockers work very well. You have a lot of variety to do a workout with the machines, and finally, the staff is kind and patient. Additionally, you have the hydromassage, which is amazingly relaxing. I definitely would recommend having the membership and joining this gym!
Response: We're glad to hear that you're enjoying our club, Gisselle. Thank you for your review!

Vlad Z: I worked out here while visiting DC (from NY) and this Is the best planet fitness I’ve ever visited. Plenty machines all on one floor, huge space, lots of light, great staff.

Jeremy Albrecht: Not bad. Cant make too many complaints about a gym that only costs 20 something a month. I have only been twice, but it is about what I expected. The temp is a tad hot in there on sunny days but all else is wonderful.
Response: Thank you for the feedback! We're happy to hear that you are enjoying your time with us so far, and we're excited to see more of your journey. Keep up the awesome work!

Jacob Ferguson: Thank you very much to one of DC's only 24 hour gyms, located on a nice block surrounded by ghetto. Great price, the music is consistently God-awful, the stuff is purple, I suspect I caught Omicron from the showers, and I got charged a 2nd annual fee one day after canceling (being a member for 1 year and 2 months). Bittersweet, indeed...
Response: Hello, Jacob. We take our member's health and safety very seriously. Please email us, so we can learn more about your experience at our planet. social@planetfitness.com

ᗩᖇᗰY ᗯIᔕᗴ: I workout here often. It's clean and has lots of space. They also have new equipment. The staff are great. The atmosphere is great.
Response: Your feedback is greatly appreciated! It's always our pleasure to provide a clean workout environment, attentive staff, and everything you need to crush your fitness goals here at our Planet! Keep up the excellent work and thank you very much for being a part of the PF family. 👍

Tomeka Gueory: I love this location! Friendly staff, great team. I have been a member since this location opened. I like to go early in the morning. It's not crowded during this time. The facility has effectively implemented the Clean-first strategy during the pandemic. Everyone wears a mask and team members are constantly cleaning. I usually bike to this location and bike parking is in front of the gym!
Response: Thank you for the amazing review, Tomeka! We're glad that you're enjoying our club and that we can provide such a friendly, safe, and clean fitness environment. Thank you for choosing us as your trusted fitness partner, and we hop you have a great day!

5. VIDA Fitness U Street

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197 reviews
VIDA Fitness U Street
Location
4.1
Prices
4.2
Classes
4.1
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.1

Address: 1612 U St NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 939-2577

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Benyam Ephrem: Overall: Solid gym, nothing is overtly missing. You can do everything you need to do. Summary: Basically 3 floors, cardio floor, machine + dumbbell floor, powerlifting floor (w/ dumbbell rack). Good: The ambiance and vibe is good. You feel like you are working out in a cave with a bunch of people. Bad: - Working out from 5-6/7 sucks. The gym is too small to serve the load of patrons at rush times. There aren’t enough benches & benches for presses so you find yourself waiting for major lifts. - If you go any other time that is non-rush it is a solid gym - The benches are way too close to the mirrors, you can’t do heavy lifts and drop weights. It just feels cramped. You have to maneuver around people doing heavy lifts and there are just personal space issues (when squatting I don’t want anyone near me, we have mental bubbles). - Maybe picky but the dumbbells are decent ones. I’ve used better with more grip (steel handle with a mesh pattern etched in). They are a bit narrow in grip and have plastic handles with decent grip. This nuance is kind of annoying and grip is worse so I just do few dumbbell movements now. I’d give ~3 1/2 stars but I imagine there is a huge constraint on real-estate within the city so a gym can only be so large, etc (can’t compare it to gyms I’ve been to elsewhere). But at ~$120/130/mo you’d want more space and just…more. But this was the closest complete gym option to me (.8 mile jog) and the vibes are good. Edit: Have visited all other branches. Nice to be able to switch up gyms on a day you have time to jog farther. Great branding & vibe consistency. Great value add if you want to switch things up and drop in other gyms.
Response: Hi Benyam, thank you for your review and feedback. We take great pride in our facilities and glad to hear you have overall had a great experience. I'll make sure to share the feedback regarding both the dumbbell grips and the placement of benches in relation to the mirror. I invite you to try out some of the other locations in your membership if you get the opportunity, although I can appreciate that our U Street location is less than a mile away from you and that's fantastic. Stay strong, stay well, and see you at VIDA again soon!

Smiley Sunshine: Definitely worth the money spent! My favorite is the Sweatbox Class. Lost 14 pounds within a month and a 1/2 just in time for my wedding. Took a month off, then returned and worked out until the day of my surgery. I am recovering and So far, I can only do bike and light cardio :( but safety first. Once I'm cleared to do high intensity workouts, I will go to the Sweatbox. Can wait!
Response: Wow, and thanks for this review! Glad to hear you got the results you wanted for your wedding and hope you had a great time on your big day. It sounds like you're well on your way back to Sweatbox and we can't wait to have you rejoin some classes. Take it easy on the road to recovery and we'll see you VERY soon. Stay strong, stay healthy, stay well!

Taylor Hayes: I pay entirely too much money for there to be towels in the floor from a roof leak, a scale in the locker room that has been low battery for a week so I can’t weigh myself, and RUDE STAFF. Will be canceling my membership this month.
Response: Hi Taylor, we're super bummed to hear this and our facilities team works hard to ensure these kind of issues don't happen. I'll flag this with them, as well as the management team at U Street, and see what's going on. We hope we don't lose you as a member and invite you to chat with the team there so they can actively address your concerns. Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback. - The VIDA Team

David Gershman: In the most appropriate way, I can say that Vida does not prioritize member safety in its steam rooms and saunas.
Response: Hi David, thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We recently rolled out new policies regarding our steam rooms and sauna with this goal squarely in mind, so curious to hear what sort of issues you are having. Please feel free to speak to the GM at U Street privately and/or contact our DIB with your concerns. Their information can be found at www.vidafitness.com/diversityboard. We take our members safety very seriously. Thanks again.

Joe Kawly: The most decent gym in DC. But lately, they have been faking short especially when it comesTo maintenance. It feels like each day there is something not working.

Mattia Pallozzi: Honestly I have had always a lovely experience, clean fun and the staff especially has always been pretty amazing, from managers to trainers! 👌🏻👌🏻
Response: Hi Mattia, thanks so much for the 5 star review! We think our staff is pretty awesome too and glad to hear you're getting such great service. Not to mention our housekeeping team, which we truly believe is the best in the biz. Thanks again and see you at U Street again soon!

Harry Longlast: I a had meeting with Paul and all I can say is that I have never felt so uncomfortable and embarrassed before. His rude comments about my " big chunky thighs and lack of motivation " were very unprofessional. How do you even motivate someone by highlighting his/her insecurities? He was very rude and impatient. I am not an experienced lifter, however I was under the impression that the staff and culture at vida fitness were solid. The level of unprofessionalism really upset me and will for sure never come back. He was trying way too hard and pushing me to buy a membership and did not even consider my questions, concerns. I believe as a sales director or rep; you must be able to not only know your product but to hear your clients needs in order to better cater to their need. I run a local blog with over 5,000 daily readers and will for sure write about this awful experience. I understand I am overweight but I want to make the changes in my life that get me healthier; I just wish mr Paul, as a professional would be more empathetic and see me as a human being; not just a number.

Reynaldo Castillo: Positive: ProfessionalismAmazing workout experience from the membership consultation to the quality of the facility. Paul Leiby understood my fitness goals and listened to all my concerns as I came from another gym franchise. I fully endorse the quality of the experience and I guaranty you will see results in your fitness goals.
Response: Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review, Reynaldo! We're thrilled to have you as a member of the VIDA Fitness U Street community, and we're delighted to hear that Paul has been such an asset in helping you reach your fitness goals. Take care - and thank you for joining us!

Jordan Bayless: Absolutely love the gym itself. The facility is large and has a dedicated floor for compound lifts filled with squat racks and deadlift platforms. Unfortunately, personal trainers usually dominate this space and use it for calisthenics and TRX workouts. Granted, they seem very focused on ensuring their clients have a great experience, just at the cost of other members. As a result, there is almost never an open rack or platform. The locker rooms are top notch. With a sauna, steam room, and showers that have excellent bath products, there is amazing attention to detail. The rest of the facility is nice as well. Although, it is devoid of some typically essential equipment such as seated leg curls. These spaces, to include cardio rooms, are often overcrowded and only seem to be less trafficked from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Overall, the facility is great, to include the rooftop pool. However, these seem to be used as selling points to encourage new members and after joining, the organization only is invested in trying to get members to spend more money through personal trainers, nutritionists, etc. rather than ensure members spending $180/month have an enjoyable experience.

Robert Mckernan: Pros: They have an entire floor dedicated to power lifting that has squat racks and platforms so you don’t have to wait! One always opens up within 3-5 minutes even at peak hours. The roof top pool is great and so is the food as well. I love those friggin’ wings and drinks! They also never run out of sanitizer, sprays, wipes and towels. Great hours is also a plus. I have a second membership at a competitor for later hours when my schedule entails but vida is definitely my preferred location. The members are super friendly and great and I never see anyone not masked or sassy when they’re required; I’ve made many friends at the pool so keep that in mind. Value is a plus; I’m used to spending ~150-300/mo for other premium/lux gyms and I feel what they charge is very fair. Also a barber in the gym is great and they have quality cuts. Cons: Their billing department is deficient, I’ve never had a issue with a gym not being able to schedule recurring charges, and it seems they have been unable to properly due so. The $150 sign up fee that gets rolled over into credit to use at the gym, it took two months for it to get added into the barber account. I had to follow up about it several times to make that happen. Very frustrating and not a very luxurious feeling to have to deal with that as a new member. Each month billing cycle roles around and i ask them (FD) if everything is squared away and they say yup/yes you're all good. Yet for the past two months in a row they contact me weeks after it’s due saying I have late fees and haven’t paid. Even when I’ve called and spoke to them each time on the phone after the first warning they still don’t properly process it and it ends up back after 10 days in a email; you have late fees, it’s very disappointing. I know they’re able to process my card; they’ve charged that same card “no show fees” when I’ve booked for the pool and it’s canceled due to rain. So it seems sus. It took about 3 weeks of my effort of calling, emailing and talking to the front desk to get that squared away to refund the “no show fee” when they closed the pool due to weather. In that process many emails were not answered. They did however eventually reverse the charges but it wasn’t easy and the communication was absent until finally getting ahold of the billing manager in person as she was taking out trash one day. She was very kind and apologizes and seemed to be the person who gets things done. If I were the owners I’d give her more tools or people to work in her department to make their billing staff efficient, or let someone else take out trash so she can better allocate her skills to where they’re most needed. The rude front desk manager in other posts is most likely John/Jon, he doesn’t listen to guests and always responds with attitude. I tried to review my account today and was met with “well maybe you should try paying your card so it doesn’t decline”, like dude I’ve never carried a balance, and when I paid it with the same card today in person there was no issue. I definitely did not appreciate his less than helpful personality. I would like this late fee reversed but I would happily pay $10 to not have to talk to John/Jon again. **Communication** Forget about trying to leave a message anywhere, inboxes are full at their billing specialists, pool inbox, everywhere on their phone tree. Emails aren’t answered, so your only chance to have them resolve any issue is in person, provided you find someone willing. Penthouse reservations; weekend slots for premium seating are booked quickly and often occupied primarily by their employees; seems sus. If you want a spot; set a alarm for 167.9 hours before you want it and immediately book when it changes to 168 hours, else lose your chance to vibe on a daybed or cabana on the weekend. In summary: it’s a good place and I’m sure they're doing the best they can during this pandemic, but boy it can be frustrating. If it gets better I’ll be sure to update this review. Best Rob

6. Gold's Gym - Cap Hill

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Gold's Gym - Cap Hill
Location
3.9
Prices
3.9
Classes
4
Facilities
3.9
Teachers
3.9

Address: 409 3rd St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 554-4653

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Review: "It's in a convenient location and right off the Federal Center SW metro."

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Sergio Guerrero: This gym is pretty good, on my visit it was clean and with many options for machines and free weights to help you get your best workout.
Response: Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re so glad you've had a great experience at one of our DC Metro locations! We'd love to hear from you -- Please feel free to reach out to our Member Experience team (memberexperience@goldsgymdcmetro.com) with any further comments, feedback, or suggestions!

xiomara sahle: I’ve been going here a week now.Staff is very friendly and people are there doing their exercise routine.Located side by side of the Federal Center metro.Once you get inside it’s the kind of place that you can focus on a vibrant workout.I love the AM time that suits my style.After a while I’ve gotten use to seeing the regular gym members.Positive vibes thus far.

Jahtay Teh: It's a mediocre gym, but there isn't enough space for the number of people that regularly workout there and they need an upgrade. The staff is very kind though!

Hafeez Giwa: Mediocre Service - Beware of Thieves!: Imagine finishing your workout, going back to your locker, and finding your padlock broken and wallet missing. That’s exactly what happened to me at Capitol Hill Gold's Gym on 26 Dec 2021. Front Desk's response was "we are not liable for theft" and "you are the second person that reported this today"... not encouraged by the indifference of the team. Particularly frustrating as I am visiting; having to freeze your cards and get replacements when you are thousands of miles from home is PAINFUL... Word to the wise...stay away
Response: Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to our Member Experience team (memberexperience@goldsgymdcmetro.com) with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to hear from you!

Wanda Wright: I went online and signed up for a free 3-day pass to see if I would like the gym, the staff, and its vibe before joining. I moved back to DC and was looking for something closer to home. On Sat 11/6/21 I spoke with someone name Kit or Kitty and asked if I could come in and try out the gym. She asked if I had a DC license and I told her I still had my MD license, and hadn't had the chance to transfer it to DC. This person told me that I could not get a free pass with the use of my MD license, but I could immediately sign up and buy membership with my MD license. This was stupid and made no sense! This DC location is WACK!
Response: Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to our Member Experience team (memberexperience@goldsgymdcmetro.com) with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to hear from you!

Erik Schafer: With 4 squat racks, this gym has made an effort to get as much useful equipment in a their space as possible. While lacking in some "nice to have" specialized equipment (standing calf raise, plate loaded hip thrust, glute ham raise) they have all the bases covered (machine press, row, leg extensions, leg curl, seated calf raise, and more), a few nice specialized machines (e.g. lat raise machine, hip abduction/adduction, etc.) a fair selection of plate loaded upper body machines, and plenty of pulley machines. They have a wide selection of dumbbell weights (there's one dusty rack of 110+ dumbbells, not sure how high they go), pre loaded straight and ez barbells, and preacher stations and plenty of adjustable benches. For upper body barbell work they have 4 flat benches, one incline, and one decline, which is pretty nice. They have a tBar row for plate loaded rows and they have a hinge for a barbell so you can do rows or landmine presses. There are two Smith machines, which is 2 too many imo 😅 but in case that's your thing, they're often empty. This gym really does put in a lot of effort to be useful, maximize their space, and as a result has a lot of capacity and lower wait times than you might expect. The staff are nice and friendly too. The bathrooms are clean. The facilities include showers and a dry sauna. It would be nice to get a plate loaded hip thrust machine, the one weak spot for this gym is no real posterior chain isolation work. It's really not easy to find space (or enough padding!!) to do real BB hip thrust. It would also be nice to get a longer "lane" for lunges or farmers carries, but space is a limitation here already. I think they really deserve 5 stars because of the emphasis they've made on building a useful space, with as many squat racks and benches as can reasonably fit.
Response: Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re so glad you've had a great experience at one of our DC Metro locations! If you'd like to submit a review or share more feedback, please feel free to reach out to our Member Experience team (memberexperience@goldsgymdcmetro.com)!

Julie Wolf Kato: This gym has an abundance of equipment. It's in a convenient location and right off the Federal Center SW metro. It's also spotlessly clean.
Response: Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re so glad you've had a great experience at one of our DC Metro locations! We'd love to hear from you -- Please feel free to reach out to our Member Experience team (memberexperience@goldsgymdcmetro.com) with any further comments, feedback, or suggestions!

Tanium T: The gym is too small for the number of members. I might come back if they open another in DC

Sam: Awesome gym - high quality equipment, nice staff, good amenities (towels, sauna, clean lockers and restrooms), free validated parking (for most hours of the day), and good vibes from fellow trainers. You get 90% of what Vida/Equinox offers for 25% the cost.
Response: Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re so glad you've had a great experience at one of our DC Metro locations! We'd love to hear from you -- Please feel free to reach out to our Member Experience team (memberexperience@goldsgymdcmetro.com) with any further comments, feedback, or suggestions!

Dana: This is my home gym when I'm in town for business. Overall the place is clean, and we'll maintained. I've been going there for about 6 months now and other then a couple of treadmills all the equipment is maintained is good working order. It can get a bit crowded during peak times, but thats to be expected.. especially on universal chest day. The staff that run the front end are always, friendly and professional, they really do a good job. From what I've seen the greet everyone and say goodbye when they leave. Really great customer service. Overall, great place to workout.

7. Orangetheory Fitness

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Orangetheory Fitness
Location
4.6
Prices
4.5
Classes
4.5
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 425 I St NW, Northwest Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (202) 469-1035

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90Pitin: A nice place if you don’t care about personal classes, and coaches and staff are really nice. But, they are ruthless with their cancellation/freezing policies. After having a new baby and going back to work (I’m a physician) I tried to cancel/freeze my subscription for time and financial reasons. The last day of my month I tried to do it, and because it is the day they charged me, they want to charge me TWO more months before cancelling my account due to their policies of not letting them know the month prior (basically one day ago). Absurd, abusive and inflexible even in the setting of trying to cancel for financial and personal reasons. Maybe if they were more empathic and helpful, I would have freeze my account, but this situation made me cancel and will not consider OT again in the future. I guess this is an issue with big gyms like this one, a lack flexibility.
Response: Martin, I'm sorry for your less than satisfactory experience while trying to cancel your membership. We're actually not a big gym rather we are a small business, independently owned, local franchise of Orangetheory Fitness. However, we have to follow corporate policy. Note that Orangetheory Fitness is a global franchise with network-wide rules & policies. We have to enforce the rules equally for all the members. At the time of sign-up we specifically go over the cancellation policy and the advance notice required for cancellation prior to charges going through. Unfortunately you failed to provide an advance notice. However, in your situation the studio manager connected with you when she was alerted by the front desk staff. We worked with you to come to a resolution to your satisfaction. I hope that was acceptable to you and that you'll consider making Orangetheory part of your fitness journey in the future. For further questions or concerns please reach out to us at the studio's email: studio0437@orangetheoryfitness.com

Gregory J: Extremely predatory pricing. I had an “unlimited” membership, and they still looked for every avenue to nickel and dime me beyond that. When I forgot a heart monitor, they gave me a temp one for the day and didn’t tell me they were charging me ten bucks to “rent” it for that session. When I booked a class for the next day at 10pm and cancelled an hour and a half later because I wasn’t feeling well, they charged me fourteen dollars for a “cancel fee.” When I went in to cancel my unlimited membership as a result, they informed me I was locked in to pay for another TWO full months. I know gyms have a reputation for this sort of thing, but these folks take it to a new level. If you must, do NOT pay for anything but an individual class or two - you will regret it and end up paying hundreds more than you expected.
Response: Greg, we're sorry for your less than satisfactory experience at OTF. Our goal is to always provide top notch customer experience. It appears that you signed up for a membership about a month ago and you enjoyed free unlimited classes as part of our summer promotion. We appreciate you trusting us to make us part of your fitness journey. Orangetheory Fitness has set rules and policies across the network of thousands of studios. At the time of sign up we go over all these policies with the member, including cancellation process for the membership, heart rate monitor rental prices, and late cancel rules for classes among other Rules & Policies for the studio. There is a separate document that you signed which goes over all these policies. At the time of sign up we go over the membership cancellation process also. It requires one-month notice to cancel and one final payment with complete access to classes for the final month that you pay for. As for the class late cancel process, our app will automatically assign a late cancel to you if you cancel a class within 8 hours of the class. However, if you text or call us before class time with a legitimate reason, e.g. not feeling well or reschedule to another class on the same day, we are always considerate and remove the late cancel charge, within reason. The studio management will connect with you to listen to and alleviate your concerns. We hope that you will continue your fitness journey with OTF and continue to see the results that your hard work produces with OTF classes.

Danielle Guido: I like that Orange Theory workouts have a lot of variety, in both the layout of each class (moving between rower, treadmill, and floor) and the goals of each workout (endurance and/or strength). The workout makes you work, pushing me harder than I would push myself on my own, and goes by quickly as you listen to the instructor and move between each section. I also appreciate how friendly and helpful the staff is. Initially, I thought it was a little overkill to have to be there 30 minutes prior to my first workout, but that time was valuable to learn how the class works, what to expect, get setup with a heart rate monitor, and review any injuries that the instructor should be aware of. All in all, it was a great experience!

Erica Teller: Love working out here! Instructors are great and the facility is modern and relaxing. Can't wait to come back!

Isabella Pacheco: The music was a tad loud and I found a bit hard to listen to the instructor (but I think that was just how the instructor was managing the mic etc) The rest was great. The usual really good lots of calories burned workout. I was specially impressed by the way they were ready to receive me with paperwork and a locker as well as water for me to take into my class. Felt very welcomed!

Courtney Bolin: I love Orange Theory. I've been a member for over a year and I love the workouts. I don't get bored during the classes and I walk out feeling great afterwards. I love it so much, that I picked an apartment near a studio when I moved. That said, I highly dislike this studio. I recently canceled my membership and will not be attending the classes here for three reasons. First, the front desk staff are not polite. On several occasions, someone (Mariah?) said she would call me back and never did. In person, several staff members were rude. Some of them were misinformed and would give me bad information, then other staff members would act like I was crazy when I was confused. The staff is the biggest reason that I am leaving--I had problems with billing and classes being charged outside of my membership, and I got tired of having to chase people down to get things fixed. Second, its difficult to get into a class. The convenient times have long waiting lists and I haven't been able to get into classes on the weekend. Plus, with the 8 hour cancellation policy, it is impossible for me to schedule a class too far in advance because my job can be unpredictable. Third, the instructors are very okay. Not bad, but not great.
Response: Hi Courtney! Thank you for taking some time to offer this feedback and we appreciate you being part of the OTF family. We are disappointed to hear that you have had negative experience at our studio and understand that at this time of year it can be difficult to get into some peak time classes, but we always encourage members to pre-book classes and watch the waitlists closely as they move very quickly. Almost always you have a very good chance of getting into the class of your choice if you pre-book in advance, put yourself on the waitlist, or be at the studio before the start of the class. Like all Orangetheory studios we strive to provide the best in customer experience for all of our members by being positive, prompt, and upbeat. On occasion there are issues that are beyond the control of the studio management such as an app issue or classes being pulled from the pack vs. membership etc. that the OTF help desk has to help with. I see that the staff has been hard at work behind the scenes to have such issues fixed for you. We will be sharing this feedback with our team and will have higher level management connect with you shortly to try to turn your experience around. Also, coaches are always available for consult and they are open to feedback. Feel free to give them suggestions and/or address your concerns with them, the Head Coach and the Studio Manager.

Will Trokey: Love my home studio! I have been a member of Orangetheory for over 2 years, and I continue to LOVE this workout. No two workouts are ever the same. The staff at this studio is very friendly and accommodating. They help you understand the policies and work with you on the technology involved. Plus, they added a towel service which I know is not offered at other studios outside of DC area to stay competitive with the intense gym market. You can customize your own workout, so if you are looking for a new challenge but feel intimidated check Orangetheory out.

Anna Trupiano: I came in as a visitor for a couple months while on an internship in DC. I LOVE my Orange Theory studio in Michigan. I love the workout obviously, and that doesn’t change based on studio, but I love the coaches, the staff, the atmosphere. It feels so welcoming and kind. I loved it so much I didn't want to give it up and was willing to pay extra money for this premium studio so I wouldn't miss out during my internship. My experience at this studio, however, has been mostly negative. The music is incredibly loud (which makes me sound 90 I know, but outrageously loud) and when I asked if it was possible to turn it down a little because it physically hurt the coach laughed at me. They did give me ear plugs which I wore each time, and I did appreciate, but even after explaining the effect of an 85+ decibel exposure over an hour and its impact on hearing loss, they made no attempts to change. Some of the coaches are wonderful, while others are pretty intense and drill sergeant-y, which I guess is probably the case in many places but they don't feel as connected to the people as I've felt at other studios. On a particularly tough day I got out of work late due to a student crisis, got stuck in traffic in my Uber, ran two blocks, ran in the door at 4:38 for the 4:30 class and wasn’t allowed in. It wasn’t a full class that was just their policy. I am not normally late to classes, usually crazy early, but the one time an exception couldn’t be made. My studio at home were so kind and understanding about a situation similar to this, but not so much here. I will say a couple staff members and coaches have been nice and friendly, and I don't want to leave the impression that it is all bad. It isn't. There are a couple gentlemen behind the desk, a coach Ashley (I haven’t had all the coaches to be fair), and some wonderful clients who are all there to make it as positive as possible. But, I guess with all the other studios in DC I would suggest finding one that cared a bit more about the clients overall. They are out there and I think in the end it makes a difference.

Sarah Wingert: I really enjoy this location of OTF. The coaches are very helpful, energetic, and kind. The front desk is also very welcoming and friendly. It is a supportive environment for improving your health and fitness. Even when the class is super challenging, the coaches encourage you and keep it fun.

Malu Menon: When the pandemic first hit, I explained to this studio on the phone, that I have a high-risk health condition and had moved from DC, thereby being unable to come into the studio for classes. They agreed to freeze my account. I received a text in early December stating that I must cancel my account before it goes into collections. As I attempted to cancel my account, the staff informed me that they intended to make me pay for at least 3 months of classes, in addition to the cancellation fee. This is unfair, as I had already explained my health condition and situational change to the studio. I agreed to pay the cancellation fee of one month's fees, but they threaten me with collection. It is extremely unfair to attempt to back-bill past months of classes, especially given COVID circumstances.
Response: Hi Ms. Malvika! Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry for any inconvenience. After further investigation I'll like to respond with some facts. You had signed up for a monthly recurring, auto-bill membership at Orangetheory Fitness, which requires one month of notice of cancellation per the agreement and the policies. We go over this detail very carefully at the time of sign-up and we get your acknowledgment of understanding of these rules. Therefore, your CC gets an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) every month. Due to the pandemic we had informed you that you have the option to continue your membership and attend classes since our re-opening or you can put your membership on hold without incurring any charges. We have a signed freeze form from you where you chose to put your membership on hold from 07-25 to 08-25. The document clearly outlines that at the end of the requested freeze your monthly recurring membership will become active and monthly EFT will resume. We have no other communication from you since then nor do we have any cancellation or another freeze request while your account remained active, until we contacted you in December due to your three declined payments since resuming after the freeze ended in August. At this time you informed us that you wish to cancel your membership. Your account was in delinquent status now. You had this same choice back in August when your account was current and it had come out of the freeze. We would have happily processed your cancellation request then with one month's notice. Since reopening we have relaxed some membership policies and provided several options to members given how the pandemic has affected all of our worlds. In order to cancel a delinquent account our team presented you with several options to bring your account to current status and was willing to waive certain declined payments, including the ability to stagger payments and allow you to take all the classes from your membership when you are comfortable to return next year. Our studio manager has been trying to reach you to come to a resolution that is acceptable to you. Instead you have sent us a threat that we should accept only one payment by a certain deadline otherwise you plan to report us to BBB. The pandemic has had tremendous effect on all of our lives. We have and we will continue to work with our members to come to a fair resolution with any such disputes, while being fair and equitable to all members with respect to our policies. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and we hope to work towards a solution!

8. Petworth Fitness

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Petworth Fitness
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Classes
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 1240 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (202) 723-1206

Guy: Physical fitness program


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Renata Danks: I was a member of Petworth Fitness over the summer of 2021 and had a fantastic experience. (Unfortunately I had to discontinue due to moving out of DC.) I appreciated the friendly coaches who played a major part in making the workouts less intimidating and more fun. I loved the variety of the programming, the challenge, and feeling strong. I would recommend Petworth Fitness for anyone looking for a fun challenge. I found that the coaches were motivating but also met me at my intensity level and I never felt in over my head.
Response: We appreciate you spending the summer with us. Thank you for the kind words!

Mahogane Reed: I joined Petworth Fitness in March of 2022 as a CrossFit newbie. I’d never lifted weights before and had no idea what I was doing, but I was eager to try something new to jolt my fitness routine back to life. Petworth Fitness was the perfect place for me. The Fundamentals program was critical to my learning the basics of lifting weights and CrossFit in a safe and sustainable way. Coach Mike was patient and methodical in showing me what I needed to know to get the most out of the gym. Once I started taking classes, I realized I’d joined a supportive, fun, energetic community of fitness enthusiasts and folks like me who just wanted to be active among new friends. A few months after I joined the gym, I injured my knee. The coaching staff at Petworth Fitness accommodated me and my injury and helped me remain active through my recovery. Now I’m on the mend and am so happy I joined this gym. I couldn’t have asked for a better gym experience or a better group of coaches and peers. 10/10 recommend this gym for anyone interested in joining a great community of neighbors and friends in a joint endeavor for wellness.
Response: We are really happy that you have found a fitness routine that works for you. Thank you for the kind words. As a small business it means a lot to hear this because you've described a lot of what we work to provide to our community. We're very glad to have you with us!

Kirsten Craft: Petworth Fitness is the real deal. Kyle and his team do an excellent job at scaling workouts so they are challenging, but doable, no matter your fitness level. If you're looking for a great gym run by great people, I'd highly recommend Petworth Fitness.
Response: Thank you Kristen. We want everyone to feel welcome and know it doesn't matter what their fitness level is on day one. We appreciate you and your comments!

Courtney Coffin: As a previous cross-fit work-out style skeptic, I'm so happy with Petworth Fitness. The coaches and people are friendly and the workouts are great since coaches demo each move before you do it to ensure that you have proper form and the right modifications for whatever ails you that day. Its unique to find a place where you compete with yourself instead of others. Even if you're the last one on the floor everyone is cheering you on. This is a super clean and welcoming gym where you can learn to enjoy lifting and working out.
Response: Thank you Courtney! We're really glad that you're enjoying yourself and your workouts.

Christian Monaghan: I've been an open gym member for 3 months and I've really enjoyed the warm community, the quality equipment, and that it's never crowded. This is a good gym for beginners who want to do group classes, or receive instruction, as well as seasoned gym goers who want access to good quality equipment and a community of people committed to serious training.
Response: Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Sébastien Dibling: Great gym, great equipment, great program, great flexibility, great community and especially amazing coaches. My best choice in my journey of being healthier and stronger. Thanks Petworth Fitness.
Response: Thank you Sébastien! We appreciate this and are glad to have you with us.

Yolanda Porche: I feel like whatever I write would not adequately express my appreciation for Petworth Fitness. To me, the people are the best part! The coaches and owners are kind, down-to-earth, professional, patient and supportive. To single out a coach would not be fair because they all bring something unique/special! The members of the gym are just as sweet and encouraging. I love the group classes - they are challenging and fun. The gym is spacious, kept tidy and has a parking lot! As a single woman that lives alone and works from home 100% since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I feel so grateful to have found this gym and the wonderful people I see and interact with whenever I go. I HEART PF!
Response: Yolanda, thank you very much for trusting us with your fitness. Were happy to have you as a part of our community and appreciate the kind remarks.

Travis Brookes: This gym is amazing! I love everything from the open space, the abundance of equipment, and the friendly/experienced staff! I feel super comfortable asking questions and have never felt judged. It's my first gym post nationwide lockdown and I don't see myself signing up for another one. The open gym membership is what I currently have but I'd also recommend taking a look at the classes! There is a kettle bell program that I'm itching to sign up for the next time it opens!
Response: Thank you for the kind words Travis. We appreciate you being with us and that you feel comfortable at the gym.

Bryan Todd: I have been going to Petworth Fitness for three months. I began as part of the rehab process for a herniated disc. Through the combination of work with the therapist and coaches at Petworth fitness, I have been able to heal from the injury that limited movement and return to exercising 3x a week.They do a great job of coaching and encouraging people at any level of fitness.

J M: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityThis gym is always clean, well organized, and the classes are always on time. The staff is professional and interested in seeing you meet your fitness goals safely. The members are friendly and supportive.

9. Waterside Fitness & Swim Club

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Waterside Fitness & Swim Club
Location
4.3
Prices
4.3
Classes
4.4
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 901 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 488-3701

Guy: Fitness center


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JEANNIE JOHNSON VOICEOVERS Cool. Clear. Confident.: Excellent aqua fitness program with Jeannie (a.k.a. Aquagirl J) a dynamic, AEA certified trainer... GREAT BOOT CAMP SPLASH, HYDRO SPIN, & DEEP WATER programs!!! Check Jeannie out for amazing classes!

SBT_U: Very nice place. Indoor and outdoor pool both at the perfect temperature. Nice gym small but equipment is new and looks clean, Locker rooms with showers and saunas, and prices are good. Overall I think it’s worth a visit.

Johari Rashad: I was a former member for years and worked out daily. However, medical issues kept me from continuing. However, the club manager re-activated my account in July and I'm back again! It's a friendly place with an indoor pool (!) and a good selection of equipment. COVID-19 protocols are practiced (masks, social distancing, cleaning equipment after use). I feel very comfortable being back.

Cynthia Webb-Manly: Small place that caters to residents. They got bikes for spin class bu it takes at least two people to put or take bikes in or out of small pool without a ramp but has sloped sides.

Xavier Barraza: Great so far. Nothing fancy, but for the lack of (Dbags hogging benches taking selfies), its great. No corporate bs (WSC), small business owned, friendly staff, nice pool and great community atmosphere.

Carl Romero: Great staff and members. All knowledgeable and friendly. Not the biggest gym in the world but has all the necessary equipment for most people’s workouts.

Barbara Pettis: Horrible service over the phone. No website that promotes the gym. They don't quote membership price over the telephone. Driving there could be a waste of people time. This gym needs to do better with website were people can actually get a fill for what they might invest in.

Daye Gibson: Very knowledgeable staff, brand new equipment, nice big indoor and outdoor pools. The services they provide are top notch. Trust you won't be disappointed.

Anthony Celey: The experience was good the pool was warm but the dressing rooms could be warmer

Álvaro Morán: Nice swimming pools, one indoors, the other outdoors, in a city that lacks swimming pools. The gym equipment is pretty old though.

10. 1TO1 FITNESS - K Street Northwest

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27 reviews
1TO1 FITNESS - K Street Northwest
Location
4.9
Prices
4.8
Classes
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 1750 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (202) 864-2276

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David Olive: Each trainer shows great care and attention to exercise details — even via Zoom. The trainers also share training information so that the customer has a customized training experience with certain strengths or limitations taken into account when conducting a session.
Response: Thanks David! Great job with your virtual workouts!

Dennis Horn: Well trained, personable trainers who motivate you to exercise. Also well equipped gym and remote training available. I have been training here forbyears and think this place is first rate
Response: Thank you Dennis! You’ve been working hard, keep it up!

KatherineTallmadge: I've been a client of the 1to1 personal training coaches for about 20 years. They have improved my health and life in multiple ways. Because they all have specialized college degrees an extraordinary training, I feel 100% confident I will only benefit without injuries. It also means I feel great referring my clients and friends. I trust them utterly. The training there kept me from back and knee surgeries as well. At 63 years old, I feel grateful that I have had the benefit. My budget is stretched having personal training, but I feel it's worth it. The alternative is scary. The cost of the numerous illnesses that occur when you're unhealthy is infinitely higher
Response: Thank you Katherine! We hope we can continue to work with you for the next 20 years!

Connie Tipton: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityOne to one helps me to stay in shape and keep moving - this improves my life immeasurably. Trainers are knowledgeable and great motivators!
Response: Thanks Connie! Keep up the great work!

Paul Khoury: I'm in better shape now than when the pandemic began. The trainers I've been working with remotely have kept my workouts varied, fun and challenging. I am indebted to 1 to 1 for a good part of my mental and physical well being during an otherwise difficult time.
Response: Thanks Paul! Great job continuing to exercise during the pandemic!

Jim Fleischer: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityI have been with them for over 30 years. They have maintained consistently top quality training, up-to-date information and techniques and a stellar attitude toward their clients and their business. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Response: Thank you so much Jim! It means a lot to us that you've been with us for that long. Keep up the good work!

Richard Peyster: Great trainers and a great system that gives you the opportunity to work with multiple very highly qualified trainers. They can work with any age and any special needs.
Response: Thanks Richard! We are glad our system works for you!

Richard Hollander: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityGreat results. Increase in strength is substantial. Very responsive to adjusting exercise regimen to accommodate injuries. Very friendly.
Response: Thanks Richard! Hope you are well!

INDDNI DNIIND: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityA great place to work out with friendly staff:)
Response: Thank you!

JoAnn Barnett: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityIt is a privilege to train with such knowledgable, dedicated professionals at 1 to 1.
Response: Thank you so much JoAnn!

11. Washington Navy Yard Fitness Center

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Washington Navy Yard Fitness Center
Location
4.2
Prices
4.3
Classes
4.2
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 1244 Patterson Ave SE, Washington, DC 20374

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 433-2282

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Review: "Great gym and fitness center."

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Marta Savage: Would love to see more lunchtime and early morning classes offered, and a bigger weights area, but overall this is a nice gym and kept clean and neat. Really weird layout across the 3 floors but that's a limitation of the building that they've done their best with. Showers have super low water pressure and the locker rooms get very hot/steamy in the mornings - need more ventilation. Staff are great and always very helpful and friendly. Go early if you want a towel, they are gone by 0630 usually.

Lyric Hyatt: This gym is great and offers free personal training to active duty military members. They also offer group fitness classes and have three floors with a paddleball court, cardio machines, free weights and resistance machines, tons of workout accessories and locker rooms on two floors for men and women with showers.

Luke Hahn: Kept extremely clean with well kept equipment. Some places will need some extra ventilation still is a great and versatile facility for a DC gym.

Burt Melzer: Great gym and fitness center. Good choice of cardio items as well as weights. This is on base so you need access to base to be able to get on.

Eric Driest: Has all the equipment to get a good workout in, can be crowded during the morning hours 🏋️💪

Victor Guerrero: You can get a lot of your work outs done here. I wish the ceilings we're higher and they had more platforms.

Vanessa Amaya: Great staff, very clean and organized gym!

Marc Bernath: Devices to listen to TV on cardio machines don't work.

Travis Greaves: this place is phenomenal and has everything I need.

Michael Concannon: Great location to work out!!

12. Fort McNair Fitness Center

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35 reviews
Fort McNair Fitness Center
Location
4.4
Prices
4.4
Classes
4.5
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
4.4

Address: 69, 5th Ave SW, Washington, DC 20319

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 685-3117

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Eric Cahill: Looks nice on the outside, but if you are not here from 6am to 10am Monday to Friday, then you cannot register for access. Really... 4 whole hours in the day to register? I know the DoD wants to save money, but come on man!

Carolyn Grant: Located on Fort McNair Washington DC this is a brand-new Jim been there a couple of years has a few trainers nice staff and it's open 24/7 you have to have access card so make sure you go to the front of Max about accessing gym 24/7 is MWR funded program so have fun

Lawrence Phillips: Positive: ProfessionalismGreat place for fitness activity. all the machines were so nice.

J J: Older building but has 4 rooms of equipment (including a cross-fit room) to meet all fitness needs. Great place to workout!

David Banu: The gym was clean with a lpt of equipment and a large amount of space. They also had a basketball gym.

Erich C: The absolute very best gym and great employee's

Maureen Hegerich: Love this place!

Aaron Charlong: Decent gym

Ben Underwood: Very well equipped facility with plenty of space and options.

Joshua Trimble: Not too bad, especially as post gyms go.

13. Washington Sports Clubs - Glover Park

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120 reviews
Washington Sports Clubs - Glover Park
Location
3.7
Prices
3.6
Classes
3.6
Facilities
3.6
Teachers
3.6

Address: 2251 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 333-2323

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My Comment: Great neighborhood gym. Staff there -- Mahlape, Olga, Luis -- who are there in the mornings are friendly and quick to help if you have questions. You get a neighborhood vibe from the place as compared to the nameless big gyms. Especially during the pandemic you can see the extra effort they put in to keep the place clean, open, and welcoming. They make you feel part of a family. Glad to be a Glover Park member.
Response: Judd, We can't thank you enough for your 5-star rating of our Glover Park location. It means the world to us and lets us know we're on the right track! We are thrilled to hear that our team members are always welcoming, as we strive to deliver the best customer service. We are always happy to help should you ever need assistance in the future. You can reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks for being a part of Washington Sports Clubs. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Jason Yeung: Been a member for several months now. I’ve haven’t had a negative experience with team members. The people that workout here are also very respectful and friendly. In response to a negative review of a team member I wanted to share my experience with her. Towards me, she’s always been friendly and hospitable. She does her best to remember everyone by name and notices when your workout buddy isn’t with you, even to the point of asking if they’re ok. The lack of a 5th star is not because of the staff. I wish there were bumper plates, another squat rack, and high quality barbells. That’s most likely a corporate issue.
Response: Jason, We appreciate the time you took to rate our Glover Park location. Thanks for acknowledging our team members daily efforts. We would like to thank you for your constructive feedback. We are continuously working to make improvements when it comes to delivering the best fitness experience. If you would like to share any additional feedback, we are here to listen with care. You can reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. All the best, Here to Help Team

Ricardo Martinez: I must disagree with a previous review. Malape is a value member of the gym, she is courteous, polite and nice in general. If there is a piece of equipment that is behind the desk, she would gladly point it to me so I can grab it (due to COVID). Luis is another great asset to the gym, he always looks to have everything ready and clean for us to workout early in the morning, always say hi with a smile and good attitude. I am appreciative of their work.
Response: Ricardo, We always enjoy hearing what our customers have to say. Thanks for shouting out our awesome team members Malape and Luis. We're glad we could be of service and that you had a great experience at our Glover Park location. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, and we appreciate your kind words. We are always here to listen with care. You can reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com should you ever need assistance in the future. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

John Byrne: This is a great sports club with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Mahlape has always been an incredible asset -- friendly, professional and knowledgeable -- and Luis keeps everything extremely clean. The club was renovated a few years ago, and there is great equipment and a lot of space. Also, very easy to get to on Wisconsin Avenue.
Response: John, Thank you for being a loyal member of our Glover Park location. Many thanks for thinking of us and leaving a 5-Star review. We would also like to thank you for recognizing our team members Mahlape and Luis. We're grateful for your trust, confidence, and business in choosing Washington Sports Clubs as your fitness provider. We hope to continue to exceed your expectations. You can always share feedback, or should you ever need assistance; you can reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Alexandre B. Sagna: I love ❤️ being part of Washington Sport Club Glover Park. The whole staff is friendly 😊. Brought two of my buddies to train with me and they loved it. Yes it’s tiny that’s true so if you don’t like being close to each other I recommend not to come around pick time 😊.
Response: Dear Alexandre, Thanks so much for taking the time to share such positive feedback! It is truly touching to know you think so highly of us and are sharing this experience with your friends! If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, HereToHelp Team

Joao Pedro: Very friendly staff and great customer service! I also want to kindly disagree with what was said in the latest review since I believe that the “older black woman”, as she was referred, is actually a valuable member and a very nice person who contributes a lot to the gym with her nice work. I only have great words to say about the whole team that works there. The gym is always super clean. The machines are well maintained, and there’s a good number of ergs, so I don’t have to wait to do my cardio.
Response: Thank you for the kind words, João! We’re so happy your membership experience went so smoothly. We love to provide great service to awesome members like you. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to reach out to HeretoHelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again! Marc Digital Member Relations Manager

Will Wu: Great budget gym in Glover Park. Been a member for almost a year and never had any problems with them. Would recommend
Response: Hello Will, We're delighted to hear about your experience at Glover Park! It is truly touching to know you think so highly of us! If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, HereToHelp Team

Vinicio Aguirre: Wsc Glover is a gym that I highly recommend to the neighborhood or anyone looking to go have a good workout. It’s had major changes since the original Covid transitions. The people there are welcoming and enthusiastic when it comes to its members. If you are an individual that is somewhat of a germaphobe, there is an employee by name of Shanica who works hard keeping the cleanliness of the gym to its highest standards. She makes sure the antibacterial wipes are always stocked and the workout rooms as well as mats are cleaned daily. Overall I believe you come to the gym you’ll agree with my review.
Response: Hi Vinicio - thank you very much for your review of our Glover Park location! We are so thrilled to hear that you are enjoying our club. We appreciate your continued loyalty and if there is any further feedback that you wish to send us, please contact us at HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, HereToHelp Team

Bernard Holland: I have not been to WSC Glover Park since the pandemic and plan to rejoin when things quiet down. Before that I was there most days for ten years. The elderly black woman Lizzie was referring to is Mahlape who has been there for more than 20 years. Mahlape is the glue that holds that club together. All the people I know that attended the club adored Mahlape. I cannot imagine her being rude undeservedly to anyone. Moreover I have seen a few altercations between staff and members in my time at the club. Invariably it was the members who were at fault.
Response: Bernard, Thank you for taking the time to rate our Glover Park location. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we take pride in delivering exceptional service. We look forward to your return and continuing to support your fitness journey. We are always here if you ever need assistance in the future. You can always reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Gretchen Whitney: Washington Sports Club in GloverPark is very convient for me, clean, cost-effective, etc.. I always appreciate being welcomed by Malape (spelling?). The yoga and exercise instructors are excellent. I don't like wearing a mask now but appreciate the club's attention to the requirement and safety. I recommend it!
Response: Gretchen, Thanks for choosing our Glover Park location and leaving such a great review! Feedback like yours reminds us why we do what we do. We are thrilled to hear that you love our group fitness instructors and that team member Malape is delivering you a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Should you ever need any help, you can always reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

14. CrossFit DC

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52 reviews
CrossFit DC
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Classes
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 1507 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 780-0309

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Gabrielle Ocker: Coach Amon was very welcoming and so friendly! The facilities were great and would recommend this gym to anyone dropping in :)

Samantha Taylor: I joined back in April of 2019 and I can't recommend this place enough. Being new to CrossFit I was really nervous starting out but the staff made me feel very comfortable and made sure to explain movements thoroughly. All the coaches are great and the facilities are really well kept. Great place to get a heaping helping of fitness.

Paula Tilson: I was brand new to CrossFit and started out at this gym with an intro class and then the elements class where you learn some of the basic movements used in classes. This gym has been absolutely wonderful! The coaches are amazing and really know what they are talking about. They give extremely helpful tips when you are doing the workouts and will critique your form to help you improve. The coaches also know when to push you more and help you achieve your goals. The workouts are always killer even if the main component is building strength in a specific lift, I have never left this gym not sweating. And the people here are some of the best motivators, workout buddies and friends. Everyone is extremely welcoming and pushing each other to improve regardless of if you are a beginner or experienced vet. I would highly recommend this gym to anyone whether you are wanting to try CrossFit, find a new gym or just drop in for a class. 10/10 would recommend!

Geoff Orazem: I'd been going to my building gym for a couple years and was hesitant to start paying to workout but I'm really glad I did. I'm working out harder and getting way more fitness per hour here than I was solo. CrossFit DC is super welcoming with great coaches and community. I'm cheap, but I'm also short on time and CF DC is totally worth it to me. Highly recommend

Martin JANDA: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityI have been visiting this box on U street for less than a month and I can only evaluate it positively. I would recommend it for the high professionalism of the coaches, good equipment, super wod programming and also a positive approach to visiting crossfitters.

Michael Zeltakalns: My experience is with the H Street location specifically. I only kept a membership here for two months and then moved on to a different gym because I didn't feel comfortable with their coaching staff. I'm relatively new to CrossFit which means I need movements explained. The staff here, nearly across the board, do not offer a description of their exercise, any demonstration of the movement, and barely any feedback. Whenever I asked what the exercise meant, across multiple coaches, I was met with exasperation. 'You don't KNOW what a kip swing is?" No, and I bet I'm not the only one in this group that would benefit from at least a cursory explaination. The instructors swarm to their friends and the guys lifting big weight, leaving new people to wiggle around without instruction. Then, in the same week, two of my friend injured themselves lifting here and I dropped my membership. It's not safe or enjoyable. I like my new gym a lot more. If you're great at CrossFit, the facilities are nice and you should drop in. If you're new, go elsewhere.

Dominik Mlinarevic: I came, they welcomed me, they coached me I PRd. It was a very good experience two coaches on 15 athletes for the weightlifting part even 3 coaches. Facility is super clean and the equipment is great. Coaching as mentioned was great and professional. Thanks to the team.!!!

Daniel In: The coaching staff here is amazing. They are very knowledgeable and provide great instruction to reduce the possibility of injuries as much as possible. The members here are friendly and enthusiastic. They also have all brand new equipment. After dropping it at other croasfit boxes across the country and across the workd, I realize just how amazing CrossFit DC is.

Jeffrey Neal: Healing my pre-existing injuries, safer than previous options, worth every penny! I was going to CrossFit classes for free at the local military bases. I dropped in on a class here, what a difference! I joined immediately, even though I have to now pay. I was new to CF, riddled with old injuries (not CF related), and was concerned I could easily add to my long list of pre-existing injuries. The quality of the coaching has prevented that from happening. Before each class they show the proper form and queues to use. They intervene when I'm not using correct form and show me how to make needed adjustments. They are helpful when I have questions. Seven years later and I'm the healthiest I've been since I can remember, overcoming many of my old, pre-existing injuries. I couldn't have imagined I'd have progressed this far and feel this good. So much gratitude for the coaching staff and community.

Mikhala McMasters: I started going to the gym in August and I love it! The coaches explain things well, are encouraging, and provide scaling options that make the workouts accessible.

15. VIDA Fitness at The Yards

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156 reviews
VIDA Fitness at The Yards
Location
4.2
Prices
4.2
Classes
4.3
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 1212 4th St SE #170a, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 554-0444

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Victoria Stiles: Vida is more than just a gym, it's a lifestyle. State of the art gym facilities with a seasonal rooftop pool, beauty salon, and even a spa! In my opinion, also some of the most reasonable monthly rates.
Response: Hi Victoria, thanks for your review and we completely agree - we see ourselves as a total wellness solution and are here to make our member's lives better! We're glad you enjoy the facilities and find our prices to be a great value in return for the services we provide. Thanks again and we hope to see you at The Yards again soon!

Kelly Blackwell: Is it a gym with standard equipment, yes. Is it convenient if you live in Navy Yard, yes. Are the extra perks they promise you worth the over priced membership, NO! Will you get the run around when trying to book your “complimentary training sessions”, YES! Will you get the run around when you want to stop your membership, YES! You’re an adult, make your own choice. Just know this is clearly a place with pressure on numbers so take that for what you want. Don’t go excited to start a fitness program because the trainers won’t respond and it will kill any motivation you have. Just be warned that this is probably not a place for anyone starting a new journey or looking for help. But if you just want a place to go, maybe it’s for you if you don’t mind the high cost.
Response: Hi Ron, thank you so much for the time to provide this feedback about your experience. We appreciate your business and strive to make sure all of our members have great experiences. We want to make this right! Please contact that location directly at 202-554-0444 so we can make sure your issues get resolved. Thank you for your business.

Michael Cave: Perhaps the worst gym in the entirety of DC. The equipment is rarely racked correctly, the locker room is dirty and the staff is rude and feels inconvenienced by your presence. Additionally, they are requiring boosters as entire countries (the UK) is rolling back their mandates. I guess Vida's PH professionals know more than the UK's? That is very interesting. I would encourage not joining this gym and either working out in an apt gym or if that is not available finding transportation to another gym. I changed to a gym in NoVa and it is the smartest move I have ever made.

Sandie Bonwinkor: I’m currently a new member at this gym, so far I have to say.. everyone has been super nice and the energy of the gym naked me want to go hard (harder of course). The price for the kind of “luxury” gym and energy of the gym I think is worth it. Also, I get gym shy (lol). I quickly got over that because EVERYONE is literally in their own space and world, but super nice. It feels like I’m just kinda working out and doing my thing (which I love).
Response: Thanks for the review! We are pleased that you feel comfortable working out with us here at VIDA Fitness at The Yards. We strive to create a welcoming and accessible environment, and it sounds like we've achieved this! See you again for your next workout.

Spiro Dimakas: Great gym and staff. Clean and newer equipment. Parking is very problematic after 3pm and routinely cars are double parked in the lot. Limited street parking and the larger lot at the grocery store doesn’t honor cross validation so you’ll end up missing a lot of workouts if your plan is to drive after work. If you don’t drive this is a great gym to go to!
Response: Hi Spiro, thanks for the review and glad to hear you enjoy the gym. We totally appreciate that parking can sometimes be tricky, especially during peak hours, and have tried to alleviate that with the subsidized parking in the garage under the facility. We'll keep an eye on the double parking issue down there. Thanks again and hope to see you at the Yards soon!

Hope Greenleaf: Love the pool, the actual gym is great, the classes are just okay, and my favorite part is the luxurious locker rooms complete with sauna and steam room!
Response: Hi Hope, thanks so much for this review! We're happy to hear you have been enjoying the locker rooms, as well as the steam room and sauna. The pool is one of our favorite spots as well. Please stop by the front desk let us know how we can make the classes better! Thanks again for your feedback and see you at the Yards again soon!

David Gershman: Considering VIDA - on JUNETEENTH OF ALL DAY - made a WATERMELON-based cocktail speaks to the RACISM the company possesses. Can’t imagine what it’s like to carry that much hate. I feel bad for Vida— I feel bad for those whose values are such.

Joe Edward: Amazing gym. If they ever close down, a night club could move in without changing a thing.
Response: Hi Joe, thanks so much for the 5 star review. What can we say, we like a gym that knows how to have good time! We're glad to hear you're enjoying the facilities at The Yards and can't wait to see you back again soon. In the meantime stay happy, stay healthy, and stay well! - The VIDA Team

Scott Garvey: Vida was quite nice before Covid. Since Covid they've made changes to cut corners and save money but they are still the most expensive gym membership in DC with dwindling amenities. Select cardio equipment goes months without repair with no sign of when it will be repaired or replaced. Towels have stains and still circulated to the welcome station.
Response: Hi Scott, thanks for your review. We are constantly working to make sure our equipment is the best out there, whether it's repairs, upgrades, or making new purchases. In fact we're rolling out a few new amenities, classes, and equipment in the next month or so. Please feel free to speak to a GM if there's a certain piece of equipment that seems to have been out of service for awhile, as they're the best person to give a target date as to when they'll be back up and running. Thanks again for the feedback! - The VIDA Team

Todd Marino: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityThe staff is super friendly and down to earth, they definitely took me by surprise! If you go at the right time, the gym is practically empty too; nice spacious, ridiculously clean & modern areas that you only have to share with a few others. I don’t use any of the amenities for your comparison purposes, to include the locker room.

16. VIDA Fitness Logan Circle

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128 reviews
VIDA Fitness Logan Circle
Location
4.1
Prices
4
Classes
4
Facilities
4
Teachers
4

Address: 1517 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 588-5559

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Kayla Gubov: Best gym experience I've had in DC. Great equipment and wonderful staff. Super clean. I've made the most progress in this gym in the last 5 months than at any other gym i've used.
Response: Hi Kayla, thanks so much for this 5 star review! We're happy to hear you've been enjoying the facilities and equipment at Logan Circle and that you're seeing progress from your hard work! Keep at it and don't hesitate to let us know how we can support you. See you soon!

Philip Birmingham: Shout out to Victor and the entire early am crew at Vida Fitness. I was in town for work and had the opportunity to lift at Vida Monday-Friday between 5:30-7:30 am. Everyone was friendly, the gym was clean, and people were putting in work. If I’m back in DC then I’ll be back to Vida Fitness.
Response: Hi Phillip, thank you so much for the review! We will let the team know & hope to see you back in DC at a VIDA again soon!

Jj Jj: Positive: ProfessionalismThis gym is clean, well maintained and takes the appropriate action when a member violates the rules. They are not afraid to do the right thing to keep everyone safe. Highly recommend VIDA Metropole/Logan Circle to anyone looking for a great gym in a cool location.

Jeremy Menninger: Fitness Club > Gym Membership. VIDA has phenomenal gym equipment for sure, but what takes it the extra mile is the community and amenities it offers. Nearly every class is free and does not require a sign-up - way better than scheduling 3 weeks in advance to hold your spot. Everything is clean and generally in its place. The staff cares too. They're upbeat, friendly, and looking for ways to make your day better. Not a huge fan of the price tag but it has been worth it.

Tim Macchi: I was a member of VIDA Fitness for a year and I really enjoyed my experience. The facility is amazing for the price. Lockers rooms / showers were modern, very clean, and had everything I wanted and more. Multiple group workout rooms and great instructors. Two endless swimming pools and a great steam room. Machines were well kept and they were constantly bringing in new equipment. The only reason I left was because I moved from DC. I only have two complaints: The first is that they offer a lot of great classes, but some of the classes I wanted to try were only the "small group" classes and charged an extra fee. I really wanted to do a boxing class, but they only offered a free "large" group class every once in a while. My other (and larger) complaint would be the personal training. In an effort to rename the initial membership fee, the gym lets you pick a "perk" when you start. This could be a set of those "small group" classes or a massage or three personal training sessions. I chose the personal training sessions. However, when I arrived for my first session, my trainer wasn't there. I waited for nearly an hour and the other trainers just stared at me sitting there waiting. Nobody gave me any updates when I asked where my trainer was. Finally after an hour I had to walk into the staff only area and just inform them that I was done waiting. The lead trainer just shrugged at me. After this incident I didn't receive a single email saying sorry or asking about my experience. When I did finally have my first training session, it was basically just a hard sell for me to buy a "personal training package" which would have been double my gym membership fees. I never ended up using my other personal training sessions. Great gym and great facility. Just don't expect much on the personal training side.

Pacyinz Lyfoung: Although Vida Logan Circle is mostly underground, it has been a great gym to work out at. People who come here are serious about their workout. They're less here for the decor or the people watching, and more because they really want a good place to workout, with good instructors that teach classes with quality content that is challenging but not overwhelming. Maybe because it is a bit of a smaller location, one often sees the same people in class and that becomes your class communities. In a transient city like DC, where people often live far from their families, for my gym besties and I, Vida is our fitness home and community, where we've been going and meeting together for years. We're the kind of people who enjoy working out, enjoy working out even better with our friends, and develop strong friendships from our love of fitness.

James Moore: Positive: Professionalism, QualityGreat gym. Best in DC. Quality of equipment and facility is top notch. The music playlist is why I can’t give y’all that 5th star. When I come to the gym I don’t want to hear slow jams and baby making music. Clean up your playlist or make a new one please.

Jenn: BEWARE OF CANCELLATIONS! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS GYM TO ANYONE.. When we first signed up, we read the terrible reviews regarding cancellations and expressed our concern to Jaramis Wallace (manager at that time) who ensured us he would be flexible if we moved and not charge extra fees. He he has since left and new management will not honor that agreement. Make sure you get everything in writing.. they will tell you whatever you want to hear to get you signed up. Areas of Frustration: 1. During COVID they charged you even though the gym was closed! YOU WERE CHARGED FOR A PRODUCT THAT WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO YOU... sounds a lot like the law suit Washington Sports Club recently lost. 2. I am on a month to month contract. Was charged the $79 annual fee on the month I cancelled (was told the fee is for the following year that I will not be a member), plus I have to pay my membership dues $113, plus I have to pay a $25 cancellation fee... How is there is a cancellation fee when I'm not breaking my contract (I'm month to month) and I'm giving a 30 days notice. They will look for anyway to make a dollar. I regret not paying closer attention to the contract and trusting the words of their employees which clearly holds no weight. They're charging me $217+ for one month when I'm not even going to be in the city... Fine, then they should be reimbursing us for the months they were closed and we couldn't use the product we were all paying for. 3+ months they were closed and we still got charged and had to pay the annual fee... not sure how that is legal..

Amy Helfer: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityVIDA at Logan Circle is my neighborhood gym and I am very happy with the facility, the classes, the pool, the people and the level of cleanliness. The instructors are personable, challenge your fitness and provide high quality instruction. I love VIDA.

Evan Long: Well apportioned gym with courteous staff and good maintenance/cleanliness. Cat runs a tight ship. COVID safety has been very solid here - the one time someone around me was ignoring basic protections, the staff resolved it immediately.

17. Bourne 2 Fly Fitness

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Bourne 2 Fly Fitness
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Classes
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 3408 18th St NE, Washington, DC 20018

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

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Miss Rei: Amazing energy! This gym may be just a small gym to the untamed eye but it’s spirit is definitely larger than life! When I come to my classes whether I’m doing personal training or hoping into the fit camp. I feel welcomed and without judgment. Leon is a great instructor that reminds me of my own person strength and helps motivate me on the right track. I can’t wait to try their yoga classes as well!
Response: Thank you for your kind words! Hope you are well!

Jeselene Andrade: The gym is amazing the workouts are original and effective. The trainer/owner(Leon) is very knowledgeable and attentive to your concerns and needs and can adapt to whatever level you are at with your fitness goals. You leave the class with your body feeling like its working and Not to mention they provide other classes like the youth boxing, yoga on Tuesday(amazing instructor:Jarrick) .... over all if your looking to take steps to starting your fitness journey or if you need a place to call your home gym Bourne2fly fitness is it!
Response: Thank you so much for this great review and kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Brandon Cates: Absolutely great! I've been attending classes at Bourne 2 Fly for the past several months and have definitely seen improvement each and every week. Leon does a great job of showing you the proper way to do an exercise to where it is not intimidating and is quite personal. I highly recommend to any one looking to improve their fitness level whether you are beginning or advanced.
Response: Thank you Brandon! Its great to watch your progress! We look forward to seeing you again this week! #easywork

Marian Johnson: I like workout classes that keep me engaged and motivated the entire time... this gym definitely provides that experience! Every class is different and challenging. Leon provides a personalized experience where he encourages you but isn't shy to critic your form. I feel stronger after just one month!
Response: Thank you Marian! You show up and remain consistent! Keep pushing!

Kimberly Kirby: I went for the first time last night and I really loved it. Fitness can be intimidating to me sometimes. I was welcomed in right away. It's a family owned business and it really feels like you're apart of the family. Leon does a great job in modifying things so that I can be successful. He quickly is able to assess who needs what and when to push you at your level. I'm able to go at my own pace and still get an amazing work out. Sometimes it's cool just to peak at everyone else rocking it out!!! That part is great for motivation so that I don't give up when it starts to hurt! I'll be back!!!
Response: Thank you for review Kim! You show up with a smile and are ready to put the work in! Its great to have you apart of the Bourne 2 fly Family!

Jessica Rios: Every time I go in, Leon is ready with a warm up and we get right into our workout routine which I love!! Not only is he motivating us throughout the workout but if he sees improper technique, he will correct it so that you can maximize your performance. Never the same workout and always high energy which is much needed because these workouts are no joke but I appreciate every second of them! ❤️
Response: Thank you for your comment Jess. You're a great addition to class! Keep up the positive attitude!

TaylorMade Robinson: The owners are welcoming, kind and caring. The class facilitators are knowledgeable, professional and talented. I thoroughly enjoyed my yoga session, it pushed me safely and I highly recommend this establishment to all trying to improve their physicality from beginner to advanced. Thanks Bourne to Fly! I’ll be back for sure
Response: Taylor, thank you for your review. We love that you felt safe in pushing your own limits in class.

Nathalie Brooks: I tried yoga for the first time in my life at Bourne2Fly with instructional Jarrick. I’ll start by saying that I was a little intimidated and nervous about doing yoga, especially with people that were more advanced than me; but Bourne2Fly offered such a comfortable, personal touch that made the atmosphere great to be in. You don’t get that personal touch at most gyms. At Bourne2Fly I felt like I had my own personal yoga instructor. I’ll be back for more.
Response: Nathalie, thank you so much for your review and kind words! Jarrick does a great job setting us up for success in yoga! We hope to see you again soon on your yoga journey!

Roosevelt Boone: I had the chance to visit Bourne 2 Fly before the Covid-19 pandemic. Love the innovation of the workout, as well as the space! Having a safe, all-inclusive Gym in my neighborhood is something I’ve always longed for. The staff was great, the equipment was new and the support from the others in my class was awesome! I will definitely be back and encourage others to do the same.
Response: Roosevelt, thank you for your review. We appreciate the love.

P B: I had an awesome experience at Bourne 2 Fly. The customer service is superb. Leon is personable and inviting. He even threw a holiday event inviting all of his clients and providing the chance for everyone to mix and mingle. I completed several one on one personal training sessions with Leon and he helped me to not only meet goals but far exceeded my expectations. During my initial consultation, Leon paid attention to my goals and what I considered my weaknesses. Even when I sustained an injury (not due to working out), Leon customized my workout plan to help me recover and to help strengthen the injured area. He was mindful of the things i told him that i was doing in physical therapy and helped to support. Sessions began on time and the space and equipment are clean.
Response: Thank you for your comment and 5 star rating!

18. Planet Fitness

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Planet Fitness
Location
4.6
Prices
4.6
Classes
4.7
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 3200 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 860-1122

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Honor Savoy: The gym is very clean. The tanning beds are excellent. There is ALWAYS someone at the from desk happy to assist you as soon as you walk in the door. I joined this location because of Nina. She took so much time explaining every aspect of membership to me. She was very pleasant, polite and helpful. She is an excellent representation of the Planet Fitness Brand.
Response: We’re so glad to hear that you’ve been having such a stellar experience at our Planet! We try our best to provide a Cleansiderate, fun, and welcoming environment to all of our members and it sounds like we’ve hit that mark for you! Thanks so much for your review. If you need any gear, check out our store: pfstore.com, and be sure to download our app to scan the QR codes on our machines so you can see how to use them safely and effectively: https://planetfitness.app.link/download

Candas Taylor: The building is always clean and smells fresh. The staff are personable and professional. The variety and quality of the equipment is excellent. Even the parking lot is well-lit at night. I feel safe leaving the gym in the evening, now that it gets dark at 5:00pm. Overall, I'm impressed with this location. I look forward to going to the gym every day. Who would have knew?!🤷🏾‍♀️
Response: Thank you, Candas! Our staff strives to make sure all members and guests feel safe in a clean and friendly atmosphere. Please download the PF mobile app to check operating hours, amenities and so much more. We thank you again for making us your trusted fitness partner! https://planetfitness.app.link/download

Eric Cottner: The best location I have visited thus far around the DMV. Convenient location and parking. Great staff and clean facilities. Well maintained and newer equipment. Never an issue with overcrowding or unavailable machines/equipment. There is an abundance of space and areas if you need to socially distance or simply free style your own routine. Even the clients are respectful of time and the occupancy of areas. As a black card member and frequent traveler I have utilized PF locations across the U.S. and this is one of my personal favorites. Much appreciation to the staff and community!
Response: Thank you so much for the detailed review, Eric! We can't wait to see you again soon. If you want to find even more great things from our Planet, please check out our App and Gear Store! You can find those, here: https://planetfitness.app.link/download And, here: pfstore.com

Rashidah Hardy: I love this location. Its always clean. Lots of machines to choose from. The staff is very friendly and always there to assist you. Parking lot is well lit at night. Also I always see a MPD car sitting in the parking lot so I feel safe coming in and out alone at dark hours. I love the hydro beds! Nothing like getting a good workout in then a massage. Kennedy has to be my favorite employee there he is so patient, informative and professional. Also the people that come to workout out here have a chill, friendly vibe that I have encountered. I’m happy I found my new gym!
Response: Thanks for being part of our Judgement Free Zone! And thanks for the five stars! Awesome members like you are the reason we do what we do. Have a great day, and we'll see you around our Planet!

Meemee 81: The staff is awesome. They always greet you with a warm welcome and tell you to “have a good workout!” It’s super motivating. The gym is clean and they are actually constantly cleaning while you are working out. This helps to ease my anxiety about germs They also enforce the mask mandates lowering the risk of CoVid exposure. Also it’s 5 mins from my home. 10 out of 10!
Response: Our clean and convenient club always has your back, and we can't wait to see what your fitness journey has in store for you, Meemee! Keep up the awesome work out there!

Elizabeth Herbert: I transferred my PF membership to the Penn Branch location in October & I absolutely love it! It’s huge, there’s a lot of new equipment and it’s never overly crowded. They have a free parking lot with tons of spaces & the gym is always super clean — inside & out. The staff & members are also really respectful & friendly! They’re mindful of covid procedures (wearing masks, socially distancing, etc.), there are sanitizing stations all over the facility & the members are fully vaccinated. I always have a great workout whenever I go & I’ve recommended this location to my friends! One of the best PF’s I’ve been to.
Response: We're glad to provide you with lots of great equipment and friendly customer service at our clean gym, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing your experience at our Planet. If you need any new gym gear, check out our online store: pfstore.com and download our app for a smooth check-in experience: https://planetfitness.app.link/download

Trestan L. McCloud: I have had an overall well experience with the staff and guests at this planet fitness. However I was heavily harassed by my general manager and targeted multiple times in an attempt to have me lose my job which was eventually proven truthful as several current employees have sent text messages stating that Ms. Tasha has been telling everyone that would listen that she was “tired of being nice” to me etc. Overall my feelings are truly hurt because I really enjoyed my time with planet fitness and would have given anything for my time to have ended on better terms
Response: Thanks for being part of our Judgement Free Zone! And thanks for the five stars! Awesome members like you are the reason we do what we do. Have a great day, and we'll see you around our Planet!

Nikkia Watson: Love it here. Everyone is always so friendly..New and old employees. They make you feel excited to workout here. It’s always clean all the equipment is always in place, you don’t have to search for dumbbells!!!
Response: Thank you so much for this, Nikkia! Our staff strives to bring our members a clean, engaging, and friendly gym experience. Please download the PF mobile app to check our training schedules, amenities, and so much more. We thank you again for making us your trusted fitness partner! https://planetfitness.app.link/download

Marcus Brady: This is a convenient location for me so that’s one of the reasons why I canceled my membership with another gym. Since I’ve been a black card membership, I have received VIP customer service from the staff, clean and safe atmosphere, working and available equipment, and a relaxing massage chair after my workout. I want to personally thank Nina, Tim, Leandre, and Trestan for always greeting me at the door and making me feel like a valued customer. Keep up the good work! Overall, this Planet Fitness is the place to BE.
Response: Hey Marcus! Thank you for your kind words! Our staff strives to give our members a legendary experience by creating an atmosphere that is welcoming, friendly, and clean to help them feel comfortable along their fitness journey. We are delighted to see you are enjoying the amenities we offer such as our massage chairs as we want to provide great ways for members to relax after their workouts. We also love to see you are enjoying everything we offer with our Black Card membership as we aim to give our members awesome benefits. It is a joy to welcome you every time you come to our club and if you need anything don't hesitate to give us a call!

Joseph Campbell: Need to fix the connection to the TV sound quality horrible to much static but exercise equipment pretty good one of the staff that works here is horrible running around yelling at people she's a control freak she has a dry old wig funny shaped body can't tell her age because of mask but looks old a black woman.
Response: Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Mel! We ask that you please speak with your club manager! Please give them a call at (202) 860-1122. Thank you again!

19. Capitol Hill Sport&Health

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118 reviews
Capitol Hill Sport&Health
Location
4.2
Prices
4.1
Classes
4.1
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.1

Address: 315 G St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 234-5678

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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.