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1. Charles E. Smith Center

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220 reviews
Charles E. Smith Center
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 600 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Telephone: (202) 994-6650

Guy: Sports complex


Review: Their website mentions houses practice

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Steven Zimmerman: a wonderful day for GW’s MPH graduation

Douglas Smithman: Typical indoor stadium seating but the air conditioning worked great and kept the notorious DC humidity at bay and the PA system was clear enough even for those of us who don't hear too well.

gregory shankman: Old, uncomfortable seats, hard to get up and down stairs. Not clean.

Rich Lanthier: I work at GW so walk by the Smith Center all the time. In addition to GW basketball this 5000 seat arena hosts graduation celebrations, speakers, concerts, and other events. Nice facility right on the GW campus near Foggy Bottom metro station.

Bernie Seinberg: Great place for a college graduation.Excellent visibility.

Dante Jones: Nice venue I enjoyed the Championship game here

Samuel Hernandez: Seats are super uncomfortable. Wouldn't recommend sitting through a 4 hour graduation ceremony

Herman Quay: Saw a tennis match there. Nice small venue on George Washington campus.

ronald downs: Loved it great basketball experience.

Eric Wagner: Great small venue (5,000 people) college basketball

2. Washington Sports Clubs - DuPont Circle

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Washington Sports Clubs - DuPont Circle
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1835 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (202) 332-0100

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G L: Supports individuals following members and blames the victim for the harassment they endured. Canceled their membership for documenting the stalker following them and still charged them for the membership. Very unprofessional on the phone when this situation was being discussed and stated that the victim should have talked to management as if them being followed is something they would address. The company would not address the stalker and that is very clear. It is important that everyone feels safe and comfortable at the gym and they did not create that sort of environment for the victim. I would absolutely not suggest this gym and believe all current members cancel as soon as they possibly can. You are not safe. You will never be safe in this gym. They do not care about their customers…

Jesse Bacon: I was in town three days for a conference and needed a gym to workout in… when we asked about daily passes the staff was super friendly and helpful in allowing me and a colleague to utilize the facility… I was able to complete all of my CrossFit workouts for the three days I was there. The facility was spacious and had everything we needed. Would totally recommend to anyone in the area looking for a gym home or those passing though on business. I’ll visit again whenever I’m in the area.
Response: Hi Jesse! That's amazing, we are so glad you were able to enjoy our Dupont Circle facility and what the club has to offer. We really hope to see you again in the future! Thanks again, HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com

Michael: It's a great gym, I really don't get why the rating isn't higher. Perhaps the former management can be blamed. Juayla could not have been more welcoming. I can recommend this gym 100% Not too busy It's clean Good variety of equipment Big lockers (gotta bring your own lock) A nice, respectful crowed
Response: Michael, WOW! Thank you so much for your 5-star rating of our Dupont Circle location and kind words about team member Juayla. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We hope to see you again soon. If you ever need assistance, you can always reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

J Heather: Very friendly front desk staff and cleaning staff. Location is well maintained (cleanliness and equipment). The location can get crowded especially during rush hours (around lunch and at the end of the day). The other WSC nearby shutdown so their members automatically transferred to this location. Bathroom/lockers may be spotty at times but it depends on the time of the day. They offer membership discounts if you sign up in person (just a warning regarding the annual fee- they cannot waive it).
Response: J Heather, We're thrilled that you were satisfied with our Dupont Circle location. We are happy to hear our team members are meeting your expectations. Your feedback is appreciated, and we are here should you ever need help in the future. You can always reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Linnies World: I give this gym -10/10. A facility were the staff don't care about your safety is not a place to be. Not to mention taking people hard earned money when they were protecting themselves. Let not mention the unprofessional person on the other end of the phone. This makes no sense honestly they guy needs to be fired.

Whittney Dents: A club member was being followed and recorded the interaction to protect himself. Instead of the manager being understanding, he abruptly canceled the members membership and would not give them a refund. In a society where you truly don’t know the intentions of people, recording yourself for protection should not be punished. Shame on this establishment and the manager.

Nesi Smith: This gym feel as if it’s ok for a member to be stalked and you terminate them because they’re recording for their safety!!! As a former law enforcement officer I felt the need to record was justifiable and due to the fact that he didn’t report it shouldn’t matter. You have all types of weirdos working out so the need to report is slim to none unless that person actually starts following and stalking you to point where every move you make they make!!!! Refund should have been given as well as an apology.

Micha-Re Newton: This gym disregards the safety of its members and instead punishes them for taking precautions of their own safety. A recent member had just posted an interaction on social media of how he was followed by a man throughout his entire visit. The man would move to every corner that the member did. Even down to preforming intimidating acts by setting his belongings directly next to the member. WSC then decided that they would suspend the members membership for “recording and posting. & should have taken it to management” yet no actions have been taking on the predatory behavior of the man that was recorded. I can’t imagine how they would treat a woman in this same situation if this is how they treated a gentleman.

Carmen King: Unprofessional. Member felt unsafe and recorded the man following him. The stalker told the manager & the manager canceled the victims membership and refused to give a refund. Didn't ask the victim his side or anything. Not good business & you should feel safe in your gym. 0/10

Tiana Stewart: This club does not care about the safety and well-being of their customers. Your membership will be terminated if you vent about the gym on social media with no refund of your monthly payment. This gym is not safe If you are attending alone. If you do go to this gym, please go with another person so that you were not followed around the gym.

3. Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights

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342 reviews
Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights
Location
4.8
Prices
4.3
Classes
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.1

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

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 986-2281

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Equinox Sports Club Washington, D.C.

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148 reviews
Equinox Sports Club Washington, D.C.
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

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

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5:30AM

Telephone: (202) 974-6600

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center

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106 reviews
Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center
Location
4.2
Prices
5
Classes
4.1
Facilities
4.7
Teachers
4.1

Address: 600 Taylor St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Guy: Recreation center


Review: "Nice athletic facility"

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Roschel Davis: Excellent school with great programs and supportive culture.

Craig Foucht: Went to a football game here. Nice.

Rob Giron: Great facility, but needs better staff. They are mostly cranky and unwelcoming old ladies.

Amy Magyar: Horrible parking. They shouldn't host a field hockey tournament if they can't accommodate the speculators. No seating. Watched from 2nd story balcony. Standing room only. Thru a mesh screen.

Phineas Reichert: Improving athletic complex at the Catholic University of America. Outdoor and indoor track have been redone within the past year. Weight room is all new. Gymnasium is freshly redone. Overall, nice for D3 athletic facilities.

Chanelle Williams: Nice athletic center but no enough parking. I had to park on the street and walk half a mile to get in and this was for a cheer competition which only took up half of the center. Cant imagine how horrid parking would be on game day.

latarsha clipper: The staff is not helpful at all

Nne Oma (Adaoma): Very spacious gym for events however, there was no air condition. Very uncomfortable in a 90 degree weather but no cooling system.

Hebrew Yisrael: Victory for Good Counsel

Coach Apa: Great place to watch a football game!

6. Randall Field

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47 reviews
Randall Field
Location
4.6
Prices
4.4
Classes
4.2
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.4

Address: Washington, DC 20024

Guy: Athletic field


Review: "Great place for practice"

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Nathan Lapin: Easy place to park, great turf and grass fields.

Sergio Rodriguez: I wish there would be a police officer stationed here during the daylight hours because I just got randomly jumped by 3 males RIGHT outside of the park. I took pictures of them. They are shown below. There are many other people that dress just like them, always hanging around at this park.

Hannah Degn: Definitely one of the best fields we played at all season! The turf is great, plus they have dugouts for both teams. We loved playing under the lights even though it was so cold. We also appreciate that because the field is so big you can get more home runs based on league rules.

Johan Gomez: The Distric of Columbia could pay more attention to this field is in need of field repairs now

Aladdin Al-Ayoubi: The field is turf but it is occupied most of the time. The lights stay on until 10 pm so I guess you can plan your game after 8. Usually it is empty by that time. If the field is taken and you want to play soccer, there is a grass area next to it and futsal field near.

chelseas21: I play co-ed soccer here on a weekly basis. The field we play on is turf so we don't necessarily have to worry about water spots or mud which is awesome. It's missing a star because there isn't really a good place to use the bathroom or refill a water bottle when we play in the late evenings.

David Marci: It's a state of the art facility- beautiful turf field, basketball courts, tennis, pool... but you know something? We should actively show appreciation for this recreational center which means throw trash in the garbage and not on the field. Removed 6 chicken bones from the turf this morning. We are ALL so much better than that...

Haotian Xu: I go here all the time for pick up soccer or running around. Generally pretty busy but if you come out with a few friends there's a good chance you'll be able to run a few games. Many local sports league use this for softball, kickball, or IM footbal.

DOC's Detailing: Spacious, clean, and safe are all a part of the experience you will have when visiting the field. Come get your game on, and enjoy this location to its fullest.

Kaleesa Henry: Nice turf field with dirt softball field to the side. Street parking so be prepared.

7. Chevy Chase Athletic Club

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34 reviews
Chevy Chase Athletic Club
Location
4.8
Prices
4.1
Classes
4.5
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.3

Address: 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5:30AM

Telephone: (301) 656-8834

Guy: Fitness center


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Kevin Sunita: I’ve recently joined CCAC since I heard about them from a fellow member. The classes looked like something I would be very interested in, but more so the stretch class. I’ve had back issues for quite a while now but after attending that class for a couple weeks, my back has never felt better. The instructor Vikky makes the class very fun and enjoyable along with the people that take it. Would highly recommend this gym!

Lallie Marita: The staff and trainers at CCAC have been some of the best. A lot of gyms feel very “money-grabber” so-to-speak and I have never once felt this way here, even though many will simply go out of their way to offer a correction or two. This gym also appears to attract everyone, but definitely leans toward a younger to middle-age crowd, all are welcome nonetheless!

Lisa Wu: I live closeby in a neighboring apartment complex and recently joined CCAC a couple months ago after touring the facility and doing a free trial. I highly recommend attending their Strong class with Hayat every Tuesday and Thursday; this has been a game changer for me and my fitness goals. It has helped me tighten up and tone my body all over - especially my core and inner thighs. This instructor is one of the best I have ever taken from and is extremely motivating and personable!

Jonathan Steele: This gym is of even greater value than what you pay for. If you want to be part of a community and actually get to know people within the facility you're signing up for, join this gym. It's a real community that motivates and supports each other. The management is great and I can attest to the fact most negative reviews occurred because people did not abide by guidelines in the contract or clear direction from management. With the current staff and employees, I can confidently say CCAC is well worth every penny. Highly recommend this club and asking to try using one of their personal trainers... I've never been so sore but made so much progress.

Tim Smythe: Just recently joined with some of my friends from AU and a couple guys interning in the area and it's been great. Awesome variety of gym equipment and the staff members are really friendly, chill, and genuine. They'll validate parking for $1 up to 2.5 hours and they have a sauna and steam room which is cool. Middle-age to younger vibe and the owner Steve White is really nice about taking the time to correct form or make things harder... you will be sore though. Check it out.

amelia brooks: I joined about a month ago with some friends and we have loved this place! Super convenient since we live in a house not too far away during the year, and now summer with internships. They just recently started offering a deal for college students in the area, so I highly recommend checking it out - and if you love a quieter time to workout with less people, I recommend the mornings here! Super spacious and the staff is so friendly and personable. Everyone pretty much knows each member by name and they're super encouraging! We've felt really comfortable in this place when it comes to COVID and everyone seems to be doing their part.

JJLindsanity: This club is amazing! It definitely meets all of my exercise needs, so much space! I love all the equipment choices that they have, every time I visit I can't help but to try something new- love at first try! I also love how the staff knows everybody who comes in by name- so nice! This is definitely the place to be (exercise)!

Pete Kaminskas: I recently 'discovered' CCAC when looking for a place to practice squash with my daughter. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the breadth of equipment and programs beyond the 3 squash courts (which are very nice). Moreover, they recently upgraded their equipment and improved spacing to promote better distancing. CCAC is a hidden gem and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a clean, well-run gym with friendly staff.

Medhavi Bhatia: I would be very careful with this facility. The owners are very bad at managing billing. Look at my credit card statement below. I left the club in Feb and after a couple of disputes which I presumed settled this, I noticed very late that the owner kept charging me. By the time I found out, the credit card company would not refund me between March and May. I informed the club in September and after that not only they did not refund me between March and May, they also kept charging me in Oct, Nov and Dec. The owner was extremely rude and I found that they have done this with other members too. They sign members up and if the member does not meet their revenue generation criteria within a year, they kick the member out and make up the loss via such billing as much as possible. I am $500 down! Please save yourself!

Rebecca Post: Critical: Communication, ProfessionalismSimilar to a previous poster, we canceled our membership and continue to be charged months after. Despite writing several times to Claire, no response. - WOW, that response below is rich given we did all the paperwork on November 23rd and are still being charged.
Response: Hello Ms. Post, We hope you are staying healthy, but despite repeating the cancellation process *several* times over the course of *several* months, you chose to make an exception for yourself. You could have come into the business to cancel or send a certified letter and I easily and happily would have taken care of this for you - no questions asked and no problems moving forward. When you sign a contract, you are expected to abide by the rules laid out in it. We understand there is a pandemic, which is why I have made exceptions, such as meeting people outside of the building or having them send a certified letter. We have hundreds upon hundreds of members, so sticking to the cancellation policy is critical in staying organized and taking care of matters like these adequately and properly. We wish you well and wish we could have taken care of this a long time ago. Very Best, CCAC

8. Athletic Republic Capitol Region

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104 reviews
Athletic Republic Capitol Region
Location
5
Prices
4.9
Classes
4.2
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
4.4

Address: 6417 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (240) 673-7300

Guy: Athletic club


Review: "Best place for Pro, Collegiate, HS, and Youth training for any sport"

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Donnie B2: This is a great facility for the price...love working out here. BUT, and I cannot stress this strongly enough, the ladies restroom/shower area is HORRIBLY unkept and unsanitary. Always out out soap, half the stalls are not in working order and paper/trash littering the floors. I have never seen the this area clean whether working out there first thing in the morning or later in the evening. You really need to get a handle on cleaning the restroom/shower area.

Elite Athletics and Personal Training: Very very cool that they turned the old Capital Sports Complex into Athletic Republic. I trained there as a kid in Bowie and now they have a full sized facility?! Definitely gotta visit when I’m back in town.

Ryan Horning: Great place for basketball tournaments.

jay R.: This is a huge sports building. They have several indoor basketball courts, workout weight training, indoor turf field and more. I came here for an Under Armour basketball tournament with my son.The staff were very friendly and organized. They have a food cafeteria which served breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was outstanding and they have a large menu, bigger than most basketball indoor places where tournaments are held! They have a variety of drink machines and food snack machines. They also have a large sitting area for a big groups of people. The parking is a huge parking lot with plenty of space. I do think they should have more indoor seating though. This is a really great place to host basketball tournaments.

Christina Martin: The people who run this place are so rude, ghetto and unprofessional!! Always smart out the mouth even when you're nice to them. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen!!

Toni Gonzales: Went there for a youth basketball ball. No problems.

FOR THE RECORD FOR THE RECORD: When I tell you?? The WORRRSST!! The Worst!! GHETTO AT ITS FINEST!!! I would NOT I SAY WOULD NOT HOST NOTHING HERE. UNPROFESSIONAL
Response: Greetings, we’re very sorry you had a disappointing experience at our facility. Do you mind if our General Manager contacts you to learn more about your experience? We strive to create a positive atmosphere for everyone who enters our doors, and, when we fall short, we desire to make amends. If you are amenable, please provide a contact email or phone number, and our General Manager will contact you.

C Wash: Wow. Where to begin...this place is a nightmare. Unprofessional staff, customer service barely none existent. While I was there for an event, I hope to never have to return. Even the restroom, just gross. They sent out a text informing spectors of policy change late, not taking into consideration some people travel a great distance. NO THANK YOU!!

Banita Porter: The investment that the owner has made in this venue shows well. Thank you for improving the appearance of your business. Excellent location for tournaments.

Lucia Lanford: The gym itself is expansive. I believe it to be a bit overpriced for tournament goers. Also, the no-drink policy is ludicrous. If the organization wants attendees to pay for drinks, OK. But players should be able to bring their own nourishment. I fully understand generating profit, but that's pushing it.

9. Capitol Hill Sport&Health

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118 reviews
Capitol Hill Sport&Health
Location
4.6
Prices
5
Classes
4.5
Facilities
4
Teachers
4.5

Address: 315 G St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 234-5678

Guy: Fitness center


Review: "He may be exceptional at training high performing athletes, but he ..."

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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.

10. Entertainment & Sports Arena

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426 reviews
Entertainment & Sports Arena
Location
5
Prices
4
Classes
4.8
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.7

Address: 1100 Oak Dr SE, Washington, DC 20032

Telephone: (202) 249-3283

Guy: Sports complex


Review: "Special place here in #Ward8. Parking right along side, Metro down ..."

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Bernie Blankenship (meanieBURN): First time there for a pro wrestling show. Modern arena. Really accessible. Laid out well with great seats for the 100 section. I don't think there's a bad seat there.

Joe Welsh: Nice area. Intimate in size and comfortable seating. Great sight lines. Bathrooms are smaller so there may be some waiting in line. I didn't check out concession, though from the looks of those around me it looks like classic arena food. Staff/security very friendly. My main reason for the review is to inform the event-goer about parking. Our show started at 7 (main show at 8) but parking took 45 minutes. It was a long line to get into the lot. Cost was $10, not too bad, but prepare best by getting to your event EARLY.

C M: The staff was super friendly and accommodating (I cannot go through the medical defector). The lines went super fast to check covid vaccine cards, Id's and tickets. The first day the hot dogs were super good, line was short. Merch counter line was long but quick. Second day the fried chicken and French fries were sooooo good and fresh. Taste like my grandmother was on the Fryer. The seats are not tight, also clean...thank goodness! Mask are mandatory and rule is emplimented. No comment on parking I took Lyft/Uber but it was an easy pick up and drop off. Although it is 45 mins from home, I would definitely go back to this venue again.
Response: CM thanks so much for you review and hope to see you again for another event.

Summer M: Great atmosphere, but wish the food options were better and the arena was slightly bigger. The comcast center was too big for them but I feel this arena is too small for them. It leaves no opportunity for the franchise to grow in the amount of people that come to games. They could definitely be selling more tickets especially with the sold out games.

TheJasonaut: 4 1/2 stars. 2 main great things, probably not a bad view in the arena, and the actual seats, even though they are plastic-type, are very comfortable. The only downsides are, the room in front of seats is tiny and there isn't much going on as far as concessions and such. But it's just a small building, even for the number of seats, so not too much you can do about that I guess. If you are parking in one of the three lots, you'll still have to walk down the main drag, not super far, but not as close as it may look on a map.(might be better in the future, looks like a lot of construction going on) And be careful, not much room getting into the lot, can get backed up easily.

Robert Rains: Visited here for an AEW wrestling television show in January. It’s a beautiful facility that does not feel too daunting. The restrooms were clean and there were plenty of exits in case of an emergency. Unfortunately, this complex exists pretty far from downtown DC, so if you’re leaving an event ending late in the evening have a plan for getting home.

Jeff Lucarelli: Such a great venue to see AEW!!
Response: Thanks for the review, Jeff!

Bethelehem Yirga: I’ve gone to the Arena twice now - once for the Mystics Championship Game and for the Global Mixed Gender Basketball. Both games were great experiences - and packed. The feel of the DC community is strong at the arena, and I love the serving of Hennessy at the bars. The arena gives you the feel of home in a polished, professional space. Excited to attend more events at this space.

Mrs. O'Neal: Ok! Can we say AWESOME! From the shuttle ride to the concessions everything was on point! Seats are cool, section 200 is on a major incline I don’t recommend this to folks with babies! But not a bad seat in the house! Can’t wait to go back for another event! My recommendation if you do use the shuttle leave a tad early free your event so you don’t have to wait long for a ride back to the car!
Response: Thanks for the review and photos! Looking forward to seeing you at another Washington Mystics game next season or any other upcoming event including Capital City Go Go and the Events DC Holiday Hoops Fest in December!

dionne davis: Awesomeness! Mystic Ladies represented

11. Redline Athletics Bowie, MD

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34 reviews
Redline Athletics Bowie, MD
Location
4.9
Prices
4.4
Classes
4.9
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
5

Address: 4891 Tesla Dr Suite E, Bowie, MD 20715

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 2PM

Telephone: (301) 867-8967

Guy: Gym


Review: "Great for kids trying to elevate their athletic skill set!"

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Denise Britt: The couple running this gym are great people. They are caring and they are concerned with you child's needs. I am a grand mother and I feel that this is a safe environment for my grandson. I joined their boot camp.
Response: Denise thank you for the 5 star rating, we greatly appreciate your feedback. We are so happy to be working with you and your grandson on your athletic and fitness journeys. If there is anything we can do to make your experience even greater, please let us know.

Emmanuel: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityAside from the convenience of being 12 min. from my home, I've had nothing but good experiences working with the staff and team of professional that are available for your use, when you join the family.Thanks again Tytiana H.
Response: Emmanuel, thank you for the 5 star rating. We pride ourselves on promoting a family culture, flexible training options, state of the art equipment and facility, and staff that are experienced, trusting and professional.

Richard Weil: Staff is very nice and on top of cleaning! I highly recommend this gym to others!
Response: Thank you your 5 star rating of us and the great feedback. We look forward to helping your athlete become greater. Keep us in mind for your future athletic needs.

Kaya Walton: The coaches are fantastic. They can get through to the kids about the importance of their training, and they make it fun. I am a strong believer of the program. My kid showed significant improvements within months of training with Redline coaches.
Response: Kaya, thank you for the 5 star rating. We are excited about your athlete and her progress. Looking forward to getting her ready for the season.

D Rivera: Nice people and my son had a very good workout

Steve Brigham: Redline opened in the middle of the pandemic and has been fantastic at keeping all of the kids safe and giving them a great environment for staying in shape, becoming more agile and improving their sports skills. They've been a Godsend this year!
Response: Steve, thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to be on this journey with your family, watching him progress.

Monica Byrd: Great facility, service and training options for athletes!
Response: Thank you Monica for the rating! We are happy to keep making your athlete better!

Alicia Simon (MyWorkbasket): Great coaches that know their stuff and really care about safety! Kind, friendly, great staff all the way around.
Response: Alicia, thank you so much for the great feedback and 5 star rating. If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience let us know.

Michael Sanchez: Love this gym. Great variety of equipment that other gyms don't have. Very friendly staff like family vibe. Very happy with the cohesion here.
Response: Michael, thank you for the feedback. We are honored by your family vibe comment.

Ciera Smith: The staff here are experts at what they do! They made my athlete feel comfortable and welcomed! Their services are great!
Response: Thank you so much for joining us Cierra! We hope to see you in the near future.

12. DC Stoddert Soccer

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14 reviews
DC Stoddert Soccer
Location
4.7
Prices
4.5
Classes
4.1
Facilities
4
Teachers
4.8

Address: 2201 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Guy: Soccer club


Review: "... children to learn from the best, Stoddert tots is the place to start."

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paul diamond: Too many canceled games owing to the rain. Unfortunately, there are no make up games. And too many kids involved in 2 to 3 sports at the same time. They miss practice and games. Nobody is asking for specialization at this age but how about soccer one season, baseball the next. Poor attendance has an impact on the overall quality. The only other option is the 'travel' team which is on the other end of the spectrum. You'll spend your whole weekend on the roads. Back in the day MSI worked better, with two practices a week and games on Saturday. We played in the rain and everybody showed up.

Katy Spicer: If you want your children to learn from the best, Stoddert tots is the place to start. Engaging coaches, age-appropriate curriculum, and positive learning environment for the little ones.

Claudia Marquez: Great soccer school!! My son is been part of the travel team and he loves it. DC Stoddert has the best coaches!

Siôn Haswell: Love the experience our kids have at this club. Great knowledgable and experienced coaching team!

DanielTV: My team Destroyed them 8-1 (SYC 06). The coaches said nothing the whole game too

Tyana Nanoo: I love it enjoyable can meet many many people and make friends

13. Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex

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1663 reviews
Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex
Location
4.1
Prices
4.5
Classes
4.7
Facilities
4.9
Teachers
4.9

Address: 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (301) 583-2400

Guy: Sports complex


Review: "A great place for athletic sports and entertainment."

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K A: I walked in to create an account and to inquire about the aquatic center. The employee I spoke with at the activities desk was very friendly and courteous making the process seamless and also I was able to take a tour of the facility. It’s a very big and decent facility with various activities such as the fitness center, indoor track, gymnastics and athletic fields. I haven’t used the pool yet but I still highly recommend. Good Service✅ Very Friendly And Courteous Staff✅ ♿️Wheelchair Accessible Entrance✅ 🚻Restroom ♿️Wheelchair Accessible Parking Lot✅

Mark Eldridge: Impressive, modern facilities. We attended for a gymnastics competition. They have each piece of apparatus in duplicate. The organization of spectators was efficiently managed, and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Annette Coomber: The entire building is fantastic ‼️ the gymnastics area is fantastic. The swimming pools are wonderful The karate rooms were great. The gym is outstanding. That's all that I saw. The place was bustling with kids and adults alike in classes. SUCH A WONDERFUL CENTER FOR THE COMMUNITY ‼️‼️‼️‼️

Anthony Baker: I visited the Prince George's Sport Complex to run in Potomac Valley Masters Track and Field Championships. It was an extremely nice experience. People were very friendly and helpful and the facility was wonderful. Track surface was very good and reasonably fast and comfortable to run on. I took a tour around the building and everything was modern and good. They have a full size weight gym with both free we weights and machines, a beautiful aquatic area, gymnastics gym, basketball courts, meeting room's. All were open higher level observation area and high glass windows and also has a Cafe. Very enjoyable.

Tameka Barbour: This facility is great. I used to go for the indoor pool which is nice but now my daughter attends the open gym tumbling drop-ins with Coach Wale. Sooo many people come to see him. His Coaching style is tough yet respectful. He seems to be very knowledgeable about his work, will give you his info and answer all questions. He also will push your kids which I love. He is very amusing as well. Drop-in days are Fridays 8:00 pm to 9pm and Sundays all groups 4pm to 5pm. Fee $15

Kenya Bradshaw: Our visit today was pretty good. Im glad they've kept the class sizes small and is doing a good job at managing the attendees. There is still concern though with the Tram participants. I see some not fully endearing mask. But granted I understand, the kinds are exerting so much energy they NEED to take a breath here and there. I also noticed that since back from Xmas covid scare they seem to have the girls and boys practicing on separate days. Or it could just be im not there when there is more of a crowd. And of course our checking attendant is always pleasant and friendly.

Jack Burton: We went to get my 11 y/o son his first COVID shot. The process was smooth, glad to finally see our tax dollars in action!!

Khoai Lang Sung: Big place with many events, although the event set up was not as good for Lego Fest as we expected.

Derwin Phillips: Received vaccine shot. Well organized for walk up and appointment visits. Large capacity allows for smooth process.

Walter Holmes: Clean, organized, a lot activities, and just a gem. I love this place.

14. VIDA Fitness U Street

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197 reviews
VIDA Fitness U Street
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Classes
4.2
Facilities
5
Teachers
4.2

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

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 939-2577

Guy: Fitness center


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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

15. The St. James

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The St. James
Location
4.5
Prices
4
Classes
4.2
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.8

Address: 6805 Industrial Rd, Springfield, VA 22151

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (703) 239-6870

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Review: "Architectural genius for a athletic complex."

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The St. James: what do users think?


Drea Dawson: Pretty impressive setup. Took a tour and way more than what meets the eye. The memberships are a bit pricey and could stand some adjustments. The entry fee for each event is pricey, but it seems like a good time so worth it for the occasional visit. For those without gym access it's a great deal monthly if you will come 4 or more days a week. The food area was very impressive as well as the kid area. Oh everything is timed and they are adamant about the time.

Rojina Al: The st. James Sports is a very awesome place. I went to this place in Springfield VA. with my kids and we had so much fun. They have many options gym, kids games, VR and online gaming, football stadium, water park, etc. As far as I realized food are restricted in many areas. Also, prices differ depending on how many hours you want to stay. However, this place offers membership. Also, the water park has different open days than the gym and the game places. So check their website. I couldn't buy tickets online so you have to call to reserve tickets. Very friendly staff. I recommend this place for family fun and birthday parties.

Ciara Long: A phenomenal facility to say the least! Our DC HBCU Alliance 5K was hosted here and I was truly impressed. Ample parking and the building exterior is beautiful but when you enter you see the gem that it truly is - areas for lacrosse, batting, wall climbing, weight and cardio training, saw there’s a water park as well as kid friendly areas as well. There were areas to shop with athletic gear including shoes plus a nice eatery. I’d love to come back on my own time and really experience The St. James for all it had to offer!

beyondTabu: It’s massive!! Everything from golf, swimming pool, basketball, ice hockey, football, restaurant, indoor play area, climbing gym, to an exercise gym. It’s a membership/ daily fee and it was pretty busy on a Saturday when we went to Super Awesome & Amazing indoor play. There’s also pretty good wifi in the entire complex.

Robert Christopher-Strayhorn: Incredible! Beautiful facility. Uniquely under a single roof, and great location for swimming, climbing, courts and fields, gymnast-ing, lifting, golf, ice skating, turf fielding, kid and adult parties, food and cocktails and more.

Ashley Kelley: A great place, atmosphere and very large. My kids and I love this place. Can't wait to go back. Big Field Areas

Marina Barchuk: Went on Thursday 3:30 pm ( they open at 3 pm -8pm ) told its 2 h waiting time , ok made reservations for 6 pm , when comeback was not busy at all and I paid for 2 h play time , VR was not working and computer area as well , and nobody know why . Then at 7: 30 ppl started to leave and employees started to cleaning up .so we left even dough paid till 8 pm . Place is ok I guess if you come yerly and make sure you make reservations.
Response: Hi Marina- Sorry to hear about your experience. To ensue you have a spot available in Super, Awesome, & Amazing, we recommend downloading The St. James App where you can make a reservation online. I will also escalate the VR & Esports issue to the Director of SAA for further review and action.

Nicole Scott: Something to do for everyone in the family. We drove an hour to come and explore their indoor Waterpark and trampoline/ fun center. Can't wait to do other activities.

Kelly Trott: INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS and most employees don't seem concerned with the inept functioning of the equipment in the "Super Awesome Amazing" area. There is no explanation on how to safely use any of the equipment at any part of the facility and on the obstacle course there isn't a stitch of padding below the 25ft off the ground course used principally by children. There is pure concrete below the climbing structure which seems to have faulty mechanics (doesn't move smoothly). Specifically there is a track that holds the harness the children are wearing as they move along the course but it doesn't move smoothly so the children (the smaller lightweight children can barely do this) are forced to drag it along with their one arm as they navigate a tricky course 25 feet off the ground. Little to no assistance is given when they get stuck and I saw employees sitting around on their phones rather than helping small kids navigate the course let alone help them move it. One employee was assisting but she couldn't do the work of the other 5 who weren't paying attention. It was terrifying to watch as a parent. The track needs to be fixed to run smoothly and padding needs to be added underneath the structure. This is dangerous equipment.

Tabitha Walter: I have been a member of the St. James for 2 months now, and I can’t say enough good things about the place! The staff is super friendly and hospitable. The entire facility is clean. They are consistently cleaning while I work out. There are many options to choose from when it comes to fitness whether it’s machines, free weights, cardio, various classes, sports-related activities, etc. I’m never bored there. Plus, it’s very family friendly and the fees are affordable. I feel great every time I’m there. The St. James has truly renewed my desire to be healthy.
Response: Thanks Tabitha! We're so glad to hear about your experience at The St. James :)