Best Gym Courses Washington Near Me

F45 Training Noma Ultimate Performance Personal Trainers DC FIT360 DC Belin Sport & Fitness Crunch Fitness - Chevy Chase Washington Sports Clubs - Glover Park Gold's Gym - Cap Hill Washington Navy Yard Fitness Center Orangetheory Fitness Orangetheory Fitness Balance Gym: Glover Park Planet Fitness VIDA Fitness U Street Equinox Sports Club Washington, D.C. Balance Functional Fitness Thomas Circle (Formerly CrossFit Balance) Balance Gym Foggy Bottom Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights Physicality DC Capitol Hill Sport&Health

1. F45 Training Noma - Washington

· 56 reviews

200 K St NE Suite A-205, Washington, DC 20002

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F45 Training Noma: what do users think?

Zeyu Hu: An amazing fitness studio in DC! I have been going since this gym opened and enjoyed every second of it. All the coaches are highly skilled, personable, and friendly. These classes are 45 HITT and brings a good balance of cardio and resistance-based training so you are constantly working different parts of your body. If you live in or around Noma, bE sure to check them out!

T Coles: F-45 Noma is a great place to workout. The coaches are great, environment is clean, and the people are chill. Such an encouraging atmosphere!!! Would recommend that you join us and work on whatever fitness goals you have for yourself😃.

Andrea: My first day I felt old and fat but the energy of everyone was so good. I was impressed by how everyone tackled the workout. Trainers were super chill. I couldn’t finish today but I’m definitely coming back…maybe not to Saturday just yet.

Russell Cross: I LOVE F45…I was just running and lifting weights on my own and thought I was in shape….after my first class I was assured I wasn’t in F45 shape and now I’m hooked! I’ve only missed two days in the last two weeks…I love the coaches and the workouts.

Christine Lien: The best part of my day is when I go to F45. The coaches are great and always push you to lift that extra weight and to go harder. I’ve lost almost 10 pounds so far by going to F45 and eating super healthy at week 5 of the the 8 week challenge

Anna Schuttenhelm: My absolute favorite fitness studio and workout! I love that every day is different and that I’m led by such knowledgeable coaches. Each class works me at my hardest and I feel completely satisfied at the end of each workout. I’ve been to a lot of different studios and gyms in the city and nothing is like F45. Completely worth the membership!

Brittany Gardner: Love it!! I’ve been going to this location since it opened. The trainers are very helpful and friendly. F45 Classes have a good balance of HIIT workouts and resistance-based training so you never get bored and your body is constantly being challenged. I’ve already seen changes in my body in just a few months time so I highly recommend checking them out!

Patricia Covarrubia: F45 has given me that extra push I needed to perform and look the way I wanted. The staff is amazing, everyone is welcoming and very helpful, they teach you good form and how to maximize your potential, they push you and cheer you up! the classes are very well structured, it is ever-changing so you can’t get bored! They have helped me improve and the schedule works for anyone who works a 9-5

2. Ultimate Performance Personal Trainers DC - Washington



· 69 reviews

Suite #110, 1919 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Ultimate Performance Personal Trainers DC: what do users think?

Dian Stevens: I started working at the DC location of Ultimate Performance in November 2021. I was in drastic need of a reset. I gained weight during the pandemic, thanks to many poor choices on my part, and I knew that I needed to take some action. Ultimate Performance exceeded my expectations. I worked with the amazing Owen Browne. Owen is a dedicated fitness professional. Owen is patient, calm, and invested in helping each of his clients achieve their fitness goals. I felt safe with Owen and enjoyed how he consistently challenged me. Please do, however, watch out for Owen with his rep counts. He always seemed to add a few extra reps just when I thought I was done. Ultimate Performance has a unique atmosphere. The gym is immaculate and everyone knows your name. All of the trainers take the time to motivate every client in the gym. Another bonus is watching the trainers work on their own fitness. The trainers all look amazing, of course, but there is no resting on laurels at Ultimate Performance. The trainers challenge each other just as they challenge the clients. It is a great motivator. I am grateful to Owen for helping me shed 28 pounds. In addition, my cardio endurance has improved, my clothes fit again, and I feel great both physically and mentally. So, if you are tired of watching the numbers on the scale climb ever higher, tired of the mental fog, tired of making excuses, and positively fed up with purchasing compression garments to fit in your clothes, then you should definitely consider Ultimate Performance. Working with Ultimate Performance has been one of my best decisions. I recommend Ultimate Performance without hesitation.

Henry Defriez: Fully recommended to anyone seeking to achieve big weight loss or other fitness goals. I have been working with UP for just over two months, and am halfway to my weight loss goal (30 pounds so far). My trainer, Evelyn, has been a fantastic guide and motivator in our sessions, but also outside the gym in monitoring my nutrition plan and helping me stay on track while travelling (picking restaurant menus, preparing hotel gym sessions etc.) While the focus is naturally on hard work, the atmosphere in the gym is friendly, supportive and relaxed. It’s not cheap, but it’s definitely worth it for the physical and mental health benefits, especially if like me you have been struggling to make those gains by yourself.

Alexander Ragonese: I’ve been working out with Robert at UP for a little over 6 weeks now. While I’m excited I’ve lost over 13 lbs, I am more excited how dramatically the UP program has improved my quality of life. I have more energy, think more clearly and am happier overall. I initially signed up thinking I would give this a try for a month and likely quit but I now struggle to imagine my life without the UP program. While it is expensive, you absolutely get what you pay for. The program is personalized and Robert is constantly available for my questions to ensure I stay on track in and out of the gym. I can’t wait to see what they next 6 weeks bring.

Brian Weiss: DO IT! It’s not just that Ultimate Performance and the program gets results (it does... I’m down 50+ pounds!), but it’s also a complete mind and body change that sets you up for long-term success. It really is training in the broadest sense, because yes, it includes strength and lifting, but it also teaches good habits on nutrition, hydration, sleep and overall wellness. The program emphasizes the interconnectedness of these elements with a cool app and a trainer who is always there for you (whether you’re in the gym or not). As for the gym in DC… a totally supportive community where the team knows your name, and everyone roots for one another. Special shout out to Gavin – a first-rate trainer who built a custom program for me (that drew on his deep knowledge about the science of fitness) and pushed me through every obstacle to get the results he said were possible on the day we met. He was right. Like I said, DO IT!

Alvin Saha: I HIGHLY recommend Ultimate Performance DC! My trainer, Malik Carter, has kept me motivated and stays on top of my nutrition every day. Without him, I would have not been able to achieve the progress that I’ve made so far. In 3 months, I have lost 15 pounds and have significantly reduced my body fat%. I went back and forth with myself for weeks before I joined UP, and I am very glad that I finally decided to make the leap. In fact, I’m so satisfied that I just signed up for another 3 month package so that I can continue my progress towards my body goals.

Lee Ann C.: No matter what age you are (I’m 64!) or what shape you’re in, you will feel welcome at UP, and you will have the best gym experience of your life. My personal trainer, Jonathan Cardenas, is world class. He’s laser-focused on my workout, making sure that I’m doing each exercise in the safest, most effective way possible. He creates meal plans tailored to my nutritional needs, and he provides guidance on what to order when I’m eating out. Best of all, Jonathan is tuned in to what motivates me. At UP, you will not get a “cookie-cutter” gym experience. This is a gym that is focused on you, the individual. The results you get will astound you.

3. FIT360 DC - Washington

· 43 reviews

3058 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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FIT360 DC: what do users think?

Ariyana Monee: Great gym. Just wish there was more (and safer) parking , especially in evenings.

Michael Blosser: Great gym with great personal trainers and classes. Huge shout out to Nino who runs an amazing Box Fit class, great class for beginners to advanced boxers. Thanks Nino and Fit360!

Mercedeh Tariverdi: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityA true community gym. It finally helped us to make a solid routine with variety of small group classes and wonderful instructors. They provide classes for every level and indeed they are keep pushing us through pandemic with online classes! A gem! Thank you Brian for keeping the lights on and us on our toes!

Golzar Meamar: I was struggling to find a way to get back into strength training and moving my body intentionally during the pandemic. I am very lucky to live around the corner from this gem of a community gym! During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fit360 DC has been very communicative, flexible, and innovative when it comes to helping its members workout safely. The outdoor classes are challenging and efficient, and are completely masked and distanced, which has made them that much more valuable to me during the pandemic! The coaches are also informative and helpful, and challenge us consistently!

Gaby Madrid: FIT360DC is the BEST gym in DC!! 👏🏽👏🏽 They go above and beyond to make sure that everyone is staying safe and healthy during the pandemic. They also have a variety of workout options to fit your comfort level. I absolutely loved their in-person classes!! I recently moved and have joined their virtual classes. The virtual classes are just as challenging and engaging as the in-person classes. Brian, Edgar, and Amina hold it down for folks on the virtual side, and have kept me from turning into a couch potato 🙃💕

Andrew Bogrand: Positive: Professionalism, QualityOne of the highlights of living in Mt. Pleasant! Friendly team, impressive range of equipment, and a great neighborhood vibe. Fit360 has also bent over backwards to maintain an extremely safe and clean operating environment during the COVID crisis.

4. Belin Sport & Fitness - Washington

· 88 reviews

1271 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Belin Sport & Fitness: what do users think?

Manuel Morillo: I signed up for the six week challenge program with Corey in June with a goal of losing 25lbs. Now after 6 weeks of training and meal prepping, I am that much closer to my goal. I couldn’t make 25lbs due to having less time for outside training, but nonetheless I am extremely happy and pleased with the progress I made and, albeit slowly, continue to make. The program was reasonably priced, even on a student budget, and Corey made the entire process of getting situated easy. Workouts were very intensive and also very well coordinated. If adjustments needed to be made Corey would help every step of the way and do his best to adjust so you can focus on reaching your goal. The added benefit of having an accountability group also helps tremendously when things might seem to get tough. Highly recommend giving Corey a call or a visit, he does great work!

Hanna Haile: Corey is the best trainer I ever had. This program was amazing for me, I have never felt more accomplished after a work out than when I worked out with Corey. The program is exactly what it says it was and I was able to lose what I wanted to lose and create healthy habits for myself. I would definitely recommend this to all of my friends.

Robbie Allen: Corey Belin is the definition of a ninja warrior on and off the field. He genuinely cares about his clients, is extremely professional, and supportive. Moreover, he is a coach, motivator, and pushes you to your full potential. You will definitely see results when you train with Corey. He offers a lot of amazing services for all fitness levels. My personal favorite is his iSpinn class. Forget the bike and get ready to rock out with Corey. He takes you through a high impact workout that’s sure to burn those calories. Trust me when I say, Corey cuts calories (pounds)! Highly recommend!!

Les Frasier: Corey hands down is such an amazing trainer! He pushes you to limits you don’t believe you can achieve. I have tried many trainers but Corey takes it to another level. That spin class is everything!! I can’t get enough and need to sign up for the variety of classes he offers . I have to say I look forward to working out and despite the fact it’s online now, I still feel like I get personalized attention to keep me motivated! Please join take his class you won’t regret it!

Jennifer Cardno: Corey at Belin sport & fitness definitely knows what he is doing. The 6week challenge is an awesome program that actually delivers results! I absolutely love the workouts. They are always different and I feel so much stronger. The best part about this program though is the tailored meal plan which isn’t like anything I’ve done before. It’s not a diet at all but more a lifestyle change. I understand now the effects that certain food have on my body and am more conscious of the food choices I make. After doing the 6week challenge I feel like my best self and can’t wait to keep going!! If you are looking for a more healthy lifestyle and are willing to put in the work and have a great time doing it then yes this is the program for you!

patricia eisner: Corey has been my trainer for over 15 years . And every single class is new and different and challenging. I took spin class without bikes this morning and was reminded how hard I need to work when I take one or corey’sClasses. He is motivating, fun and won’t let you down !!!

Anji Corley: The. Best. Trainer. Ever! Corey and his energy and outgoing personality is one of the best I have ever experienced. I’ve known him for over 20 years and his classes never cease to be boring or make my body feel sore… And wonderful! He is creative, innovative and really wants the best for you you just give him a little time and he will transform your body. His East-good SPIN CLASS WITH NO BIKES it’s been one of my go to for the last 10 years. It is so inventive… It’ll blow your mind oh and 30 minutes you are sweating and you feel good and you can go on about your day.

5. Crunch Fitness - Chevy Chase - Washington

· 151 reviews

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Crunch Fitness - Chevy Chase: what do users think?

Jade Rodrigues: I’m really happy to have joined this gym. I got some sessions and my trainer Dawn was super helpful and is the sweetest person! I had never had a trainer before and she exceeded all of my expectations. When I joined the gym I wasn’t sure how to start and felt intimidated with all the equipments options. Dawn showed me a variety of exercises and created a workout plan that was tailored to me, to my needs and what I need to improve. Seeing her definitely made me feel motivated and confident to keep going regularly to the gym. Dawn is super nice, caring, and dedicated, and I would see her every day if I could!

Katerina Athena: I’m a new member of crunch and I already love it! Everyone has been super friendly so far. I’m doing personal training with Sean. He is very attentive and personalizes my workouts. I have previous injuries to my spine and he really checks in and makes sure I’m not doing anything to further my injuries and incorporates workouts that will help strengthen areas that will lessen my chronic pain. I haven’t used the showers yet but it’s super nice that they provide towel service so you don’t have to carry a soggy towel out with you. There’s a parking lot in the back and you can get validated for 100 free minutes. I got a great deal on a few personal training sessions but I will continue to go even after those are finished!

Brian Jessup: Can’t say enough good things about this gym. Housekeeping is always keeping busy making sure the gym is spotless. Management always tries to answer questions and resolve concerns as quick as possible. Front desk staff always welcomes you with a smile and most even by name. Trainers are very knowledgeable and attentive.

Mikhail Nowlin: This is by far the best gym I have worked out at since moving too Maryland. Very clean, very friendly non judge mental environment. The staff are great! And for a low monthly price compared too other gyms. Check it out!!!!

Camilo Conde: The vibe of crunch is excellent. My trainer, Sean, and other staff are extremely helpful and positive. The variety of equipment is diverse and gives gym goers the ability to train with a highly varied program structure if desired. Also a short walk from the Friendship Heights metro station.

Marie Moylan: Excellent facility. Always active but never crowded. Great range of machinery and space for exercising. The cleaning staff are of the highest quality and are always working to clean and sanitize the facilities. Covid rules were followed religiously and I have always felt ‘Covid-safe’ working out there. We’ll organized, professional and friendly.

Colton Long: I’ve been coming to this Crunch location since fall 2018, and it’s been one of the best gyms I’ve frequented in the DMV. They’ve handled the pandemic and its ups and downs like rock stars. The only main caveat I’ll add here is that they desperately need squat racks that don’t have fixed safeties. Deadlift platforms are also a huge need, but squat racks with adjustable safeties are #1 on the list in my view.

6. Washington Sports Clubs - Glover Park - Washington

· 120 reviews

2251 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Washington Sports Clubs - Glover Park: what do users think?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 😊.

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.

Will Wu: Great budget gym in Glover Park. Been a member for almost a year and never had any problems with them. Would recommend

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.

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.

7. Gold's Gym - Cap Hill - Washington

· 177 reviews

409 3rd St SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Gold's Gym - Cap Hill: what do users think?

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.

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.

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.

8. Washington Navy Yard Fitness Center - Washington

· 20 reviews

1244 Patterson Ave SE, Washington, DC 20374

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Washington Navy Yard Fitness Center: what do users think?

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 🏋️💪

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

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

Michael Concannon: Great location to work out!!

9. Orangetheory Fitness - Washington

· 69 reviews

82 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Orangetheory Fitness: what do users think?

Sara Jane: I typically don’t leave reviews for companies but I was floored with OTF Navy Yard. I’m writing this review because it may help someone making a decision to patronize this business. Let me start by saying initially I was apprehensive because I’m by no means a fitness girl lol. I’m a plus size woman and going by the rumors of the workouts are “super hard core” made it daunting. My first class was amazing. The customer service was elite and I didn’t feel “judged” and I know many people can feel that in gym environments. They take great covid precautions too. The trainer I worked with was Abby. She was awesome and friendly. The front desk staff were also amazing. I plan on starting a membership. If you’re thinking about coming but are unsure definitely do it.

Chichi Enu: Orange Theory is one of the best workouts I have ever done, hands down. I am not an athlete, and I have really struggled with working out over the years, in fact I kind of hated it. But ever since joining Orange Theory this year that has changed. It is definitely a hard work out, but it is fun, the music is great, I get encouraged but not pressured, and I am getting stronger and running faster than I ever have. I mean, I ran 10 miles per hour the other day! Granted it was only for 30 seconds, but still!! I come from a 30 minute mile, so pretty SLOW, lol. 10 out of 10 for Orange Theory, DEFINITELY!! :-D

Geoffrey Adams: I have traveled to many studios since the pandemic. This studio takes the cake! All new equipment, very personalabble staff + friendly. Went above and beyond for my first visit. I will be back!

Lindsey Woody: I enjoy the close proximity to my apartment as well as the motivational coaches and especially, the Steve Aoki mix sessions. I am challenged every time in a new way, which keeps me engaged.

Karina Holland: Navy Yard OTF is the best I highly recommend. Hands down the best workout ever. The staff is also amazing and the facilities are super clean.

Nina Lattimore: Positive: Qualityi appreciate the coaches at OT. Everett always encourages me to keep going. His favorite line "Someone is feeding off your energy. Keep going." I appreciate the kind staff and the upbeat music that makes the hour long workout go by quickly.

10. Orangetheory Fitness - Washington

· 114 reviews

4600 Wisconsin Ave NW #101, Washington, DC 20016

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Orangetheory Fitness: what do users think?

R bali: OTF has been my go to place for a great workout. The place has been impeccable in terms of inspiring coaching, cleanliness before and during the pandemic. The coaches, Julie is a force to reckon with and her energy and enthusiasm can brighten any dull day. Joanna is another gem with her kind demeanor and inspiring music. The owners are wonderful and truly vested in the place and put the customers first. So grateful that it’s been functional in-spite of the uncertainty around us.

Emily Ewers: The workouts are great and the coaches and staff are amazing! I have been doing Orange Theory for almost 3 years in various cities and this location is one of the best. Not to mention that I am in better shape than I was in my 20s! I hope this studio and OTF keep on doing what they’re doing because it’s definitely working :)

Abby Royal: I love everything about this workout. I have never been a runner but the format has allowed me to incorporate running into my life in an approachable way. I feel and see the difference OTF has done for my health and body. The Tenleytown studio is especially great! All of the coaches clearly care and push you in an encouraging way and make sure you are doing what’s best for your health and body.

Teresa Bernstein: Orange Theory is the BEST workout there is around! Hardest workout I’ve ever done, great variety, works your whole body — every day is different! Tenleytown location has awesome coaches and great music!

Kerry Sturgill: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityOT gives me strength, energy and fuel for my life. The varied exercise routines make working out fun, not work. The coaches inspire and care about my personal goals. It has taken years to find an exercise approach that works for me. Now that I have I couldn’t be happier!

Emma Heidinger: My friends and I absolutely love OTF…I never leave not feeling satisfied with my workout. It’s not only a great challenge, but an all around 10/10 experience!

Ginger Mandel: I really love Orange Theory -- I am about 50 classes in and already obsessed. I love the motivation that I feel when I go to class by being around others doing the same workut. I test my body for everything it can do each workout, especially on the treadmill. I am feeling much more confident about my body and what I can do already. Thank you Orange Theory for making me motivated to work out each day I go!!

11. Balance Gym: Glover Park - Washington

· 49 reviews

2121 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 60 (Level C1, Washington, DC 20007

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Balance Gym: Glover Park: what do users think?

C E: The Go for It spirit at Balance Gym is beyond impeccable. All of us want to help out in the contribution to our wonderful community held together by the strength of our Federal Government. Imagine sitting in front of a computer screen, organizing files and papers, having important meetings day and night about policies that affect the 50 States if not the World. Yes, I would go again to Balance Gym!

Grace Phillips: Amazing facility! Very clean! Staff is very accommodating. I was only visiting for the holidays and they have a one week and a two week option! Equipment is suitable for heavy lifters and those who desire a simpler workout. They offer tons of classes at great times. I think I found my gym away from home!

Stephanie C. Giancola: An amazing gym with a phenomenal staff! Jacob, the GM was extremely patient and tending to my million questions about what the gym has to offer. Boy, was I surprised! They have a variety of good equipment available, different sections to do turf workouts, weight lifting, cardio, yoga, etc. the building used to be a spa, so the locker rooms are dreamy, and they offer specials on esthetic/massage work upstairs. I was able to take a boot camp class before signing up for a membership. The class was challenging, but within reason. The coach was enthusiastic, and everybody was having a good time. There is a Crossfit section as well! And they even offer classes like solid core, with the Pilates machine! This gym has everything you need, even parking in the back! Ask for Jacob and he’ll set you up. Also—lots of cool freebies like a free personal training session and three free Pilates reformer classes to start you off!

12. Planet Fitness - Washington

· 1102 reviews

1406 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Planet Fitness: what do users think?

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.

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.

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!

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.

13. VIDA Fitness U Street - Washington

· 197 reviews

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

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VIDA Fitness U Street: what do users think?

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.

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! 👌🏻👌🏻

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.

14. Equinox Sports Club Washington, D.C. - Washington

· 148 reviews

1170 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Equinox Sports Club Washington, D.C.: what do users think?

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

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

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

15. Balance Functional Fitness Thomas Circle (Formerly CrossFit Balance) - Washington

· 44 reviews

1339 Green Ct NW Unit 2, Washington, DC 20005

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Balance Functional Fitness Thomas Circle (Formerly CrossFit Balance): what do users think?

Grady Lynn: Great gym with incredible coaches. I was in DC for a summer internship and regularly attended the evening classes for the 12 weeks I was here. The community was great, the workouts were challenging, and I learned a lot from the coaches. There was a wide range of Crossfit experience in the classes, making it easy to fit in. They also offered me the best rate for summer interns that I could find in the area (and the membership was unlimited!) I strongly recommend checking this gym out and I hope that I can come back to visit sometime!

Randy Chapman: Great gym and awesome coaches. I highly recommend if you are in the city.

16. Balance Gym Foggy Bottom - Washington

· 86 reviews

2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Balance Gym Foggy Bottom: what do users think?

Isaac Flath: Solid Gym - Exceptional Staff. Ms Dee is at the gym working the desk among other things in the early morning when I go and she is very professional, enthusiastic, friendly and helps me with anything I need immediately.

Briana Provost: Really enjoy coming to this gym. Everything is always very clean, and the staff are friendly. It can be a little tricky to find it since it’s entrance is through the Fairmont, but would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a gym in the DC area.

Emily Porat: Great gym with even better staff! I went to this gym weekly for a little over two years and have been really happy with my experience overall. It’s a small but well-appointed gym. Lots of cardio machines, a pool, and plenty of lifting equipment - 1 bench press station, 3 squat racks, and 2 platforms (one that also has a squat rack). I mostly came here to lift in the mornings and it was never too crowded. I didn’t attend many group classes, but the ones I did were small (<6 people) and well-run! The cherry on top is the top-notch staff. Miss D at the front desk is so friendly and welcoming, as are all the trainers I’ve chatted with. I’m only leaving Balance because I’m moving, and I’ll honestly really miss it!

Sarah Harmer: Every single staff member is so kind, friendly and helpful! The gym is always very clean and well maintained. I have never left a review before, but this place and the people deserve it :)

17. Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights - Washington

· 342 reviews

3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

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Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights: what do users think?

Conor O'Reilly: I had a personal training session with Phil and he did a great job! He taught me a lot about free weights and stretching. Now I feel more comfortable to use the more advanced equipment. They also have a pool, sauna, and basketball court. Love this place

Mahvash Edrissi: I started going to gym a month ago, first it was difficult to come out after so long time lock down. But after few days I got used to it now i want to go there everyday. Friendy staff, and clean place, and all equipment makes this place great. I do my exercise, take a shower and saunas, afterwards I feel great about myself. Thank you wsc

18. Physicality DC - Washington

· 15 reviews

1371 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Physicality DC: what do users think?

Meghna Balakumar: I’m way overdue in writing this review. Chris Garay is extremely knowledgeable, professional, kind and highly skilled. He has such a profound understanding of anatomy and is able to scale exercises for anyone. As someone who was told I should never workout by all of my doctors, my joints have never felt better and I owe it all to Physicality. After 7 years of constant back and knee pain, I’m virtually pain free and am so much stronger. Highly recommend coming here if you want to focus on strength, stability and mobility.

Ana Kiklevich: I was looking online for a trainer in DC to improve my strength in gymnastics and aerial acrobatics and found Physicality GST. Excited, I rushed the next day to check out the gym facility and meet the coaching team. My expectations were totally exceeded. Facility-wise - very well equipped with pretty much all you need for hard core gymnastics and strength training. But what is a facility without a coach? Chris is extremely knowledgeable, methodical, confident, versatile, and on top of that, a great cheerleader. Trust me, you will need it in strength training! As our sessions progress, I am impressed with the exercises he chooses for each pt session. They are challenging, non-standard, and simply working. I am on my way to great things with this coach!

Francis Jung: I, a physical therapist, have been collaborating with coach Cory Hill to serve mutual clients for several years. Coach Hill with a record of World Champion in Taekwondo has very unique holistic approaches and is one of the best movement/exercise experts in DC area. He promotes and enhances best optimal outcomes safely for his clients. I highly recommend him and his facility.

Elias Riskin: Can’t recommend this place enough. It’s addicting. Chris, Cory, and Shawn do an incredible job scaling each class and exercise so that it’s always challenging but attainable. I’ve had a long history of back, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries and their program has helped correct my structural and muscular imbalances and move me to a place where I’m virtually pain free.

Aaron Trent: Truly excellent, thoughtful and effective gymnastics-based strength and mobility training. I’ve been training with Physicality for a little over a year, and my shoulder strength and stability has increased dramatically.

Emmi Marie: Great gym, great owner, very well organized, great instruction!

19. Capitol Hill Sport&Health - Washington

· 118 reviews

315 G St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Capitol Hill Sport&Health: what do users think?

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.

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!

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.

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.

20. Evolution Personal Training Studio - Washington

· 7 reviews

1327 Basement, 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Evolution Personal Training Studio: what do users think?

Larry Gilstrap: If you are looking for intense, results-oriented, all-inclusive wellness training with a professional trainer, Evolution is for you. It is a training studio where clients work directly with personal trainers to achieve their goals and beyond using weight training, cardio, Pilates, and nutrition. The environment is friendly, supportive, encouraging, focused on fitness and not intimidating. It is truly a tremendous group of talented trainers and awesome clients of all ages. I have trained at Evolution for a few years now working initially with Jack Tisne and now with Joe Vancleve, both incredibly dedicated trainers. I also highly recommend Chris Coates for Pilates instruction. If this is what you’re looking for, give it a try. It is a rare find of dedicated and professional trainers working with motivated clients in a very warm and friendly environment.

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