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DC Gyms and Health Clubs

The Sports Club/LA

Offers a luxurious fitness experience with a variety of classes - Yoga, Pilate, Cardio Jam, Definitions, Step, Belly Dance, etc. FindOutDC's Choice!
1170 22 Street (at "M" Street), NW
Washington, DC 20037

Results the Gym

Results the Gym is one of D.C.'s true gems. As a self-admitted "gym rat" who has experimented with a wide range of gyms in New York, Boston, and D.C., I can confidently say that Results is both unique and fabulous!

With only 2 locations in D.C., Results avoids the "chain" feel and creates a vibe that makes it more than just a gym -- it is a lifestyle. Beyond the solid offering that Results puts forth as a gym, there are many extras that make Results a fun community. Whether it is the friendly and helpful check-in person who greets you at the counter, the loft-like architecture and brightness of the space, the squeaky clean locker rooms, the talented and fun fitness instructors, or the "regulars" whom you will inevitably get to know, you'll have a great time.

Fitness-wise, Results the Gym offers something for almost everyone. I am a big fan of classes, and I enjoy the range of classes from the classic basics like muscle conditioning, step, and spinning; to more funky varieties like cardio combat and urban funk. On the more mellow, balancing side, there is a solid set of pilates and yoga classes with excellent, zen instructors. The classes are scheduled at convenient times to suit both early birds and end-of-day workouts. If your style is more about sweating it out on your own to the sound of your favorite iPod tunes, you can take advantage of a full set of weight machines and meticulously updated cardio equipment spread across 2 floors, with personalized audio and cable TV on many machines. Finally, Results hosts many low-key, but very good, personal trainers who are happy to work with you as a sustained client, or just once in a while to help boost your workout routine.

As a coda to this homage to Results, it would be a mistake to fail to mention one of the best parts of belonging to Results (Dupont location) -- i.e., the nice, smoothie finish that one can procure at the Health Bar, a full-service restaurant which adjoins the gym. Once in a while I will treat myself to a cool, refreshing smoothie (Cool Rasperry and Mango Monkey are really good, and they will also mix-and-match your own favorite fruits) after an invigorating workout, and ahhh, life is good! - Anoni Ms. Lee

Dupont: 1612 U Street NW, (202) 518-0001
Capitol Hill: 315 G St SE, (202) 234-5678

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Includes a 25 meter, 6 lane swimming pool. One of the largest gyms in D.C.
1711 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Capitol Hill Squash & Fitness Club

214 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

City Fitness Gym

3525 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

City Center Fitness Club

1401 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Four Seasons Fitness Club

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007

Golds Gym & Aerobics Center

1120 20th Street NW, Suite 113
Washington, DC 20036

4310 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

If you just want a basic gym at a low price, Golds is a good option. They save money by eliminating extras like mulitple water fountains and charging extra for towels.

Washington Sports Club

1211 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

1835 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

2251 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007

214 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

20th & M Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Washington Hilton Sport and Health Club

1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009

The Watergate Health Club

2650 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037

Also see:

Dance Studios

Yoga Lessons

Dance Clubs