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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
202-974-6600

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
202-862-9622

Capitol Hill Squash & Fitness Club

214 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-547-2255

City Fitness Gym

3525 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-537-0539

City Center Fitness Club

1401 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-408-8283

Four Seasons Fitness Club

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-944-2022

Golds Gym & Aerobics Center

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

4310 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
202-364-4653

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
202-296-7733

1835 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-332-0100

2251 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-333-2323

214 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-547-2255

20th & M Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-785-4900

Washington Hilton Sport and Health Club

1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-483-3061

The Watergate Health Club

2650 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-298-4460

Also see:

Dance Studios

Yoga Lessons

Dance Clubs