This facility is impressive. While it's a good 4-6 miles from our recommended hotels, we feel obligated to list it because it is such a good lap swim option.
Our insider tells us that this studio gets pretty hot. Good news. It's also convenient to the Van Dorn Metro stop (blue line), about a 3-4 minute walk. Just leave the metro area and head to the right. It's not far and at the back end if the industrial park type building structure.
Hard packed dirt out and back past Georgetown for as many miles as you like. Our Start/Finish is within a mile of most recommended hotels & the White House.
Located right in the heart of Georgetown just south of M Street, yogis will enjoy this upscale studio and its amenities. There is one large practice space with wood floors and plentiful natural light. Locker rooms are fully equipped locker rooms with showers and there is a retail boutique.
This power yoga studio is a convenient option for those staying in Georgetown. Classes lean toward Baptiste Power Yoga, an athletic style of hatha yoga performed in a room heated to about 90-95 degrees. Baptiste yoga tends to move rather quickly.
Good news for Athletic-Minded swimmers! This aquatic center is about one mile from many of our recommended hotels. The High School, Dunbar Senior High, began sharing the pool with the neighborhood in 2015 giving travelers more lap options. The vibe is relaxed and friendly.
We could go on and on about these amazing clubs, but you must see one for yourself. Because only a handful exists across the country, if you find yourself near one and guest access is permitted, we strongly recommend a field trip. D.C.'s version tops out at 100,000 square-feet. How big is that?
Given the posh neighborhood, the Georgetown name and the massive facility size, we expected a high-end health club.
The 19,000-square-foot facility boasts a free-weight floor and additional stretching area. There are 42-inch plasma screen televisions for your viewing pleasure. Newer cardio (treads, ellips, etc.) are in good condition. Weight buffs will appreciate the full array of equipment including Hammer
Interested in meeting up for a group run? It's a great way to log the miles safely and see the city! Check our Gear Up listings for several options. Always call the store to confirm.
The studio is about 1 block north of the Dupont Circle metro stop. And while street parking is available on Connecticut Ave., it won't be easy finding a spot. If you do drive look for spots a block or two off of Connecticut.
Hot Yoga Capitol Hill is easily accessed on foot from Union Station (take the Red Line to Union Station, walk about 3 blocks to 4th & H St). This studio offers various class deals such as discounted rates ($17) for less busy times (e.g., noon M-F). "Normal," single drop-in visits are $24.
The downtown club is a few blocks from the Farragut North metro station and welcomes guests with its bountiful supply of cardio and strength equipment along with a decent offering of exercise classes (cycle zone, boot camp conditioning, yoga, Zumba etc.) Typically there are no waits for machines.
This health club rewards cardio fiends with views of busy Dupont Circle via big windows. Everyone else benefits from the natural light. This unique architecture is partly due to the building's former life as a live music venue. It's open and airy with an industrial vibe inside.
Want to see the DC sights while getting in a sweat at the same time? Follow this route for either a short jaunt around The Mall (dotted line) or a longer tour past a few notorious Memorials.
If you are staying in Arlington and want a fun and convenient path that will give you some cycling distance (or running distance), head to the Mount Vernon Trail. It's a paved path that is scenic and fairly flat.
This club is an option for those looking to get their cardio, strength and even swim on. The club has pleasant lighting, natural flooring and glass walls for an open ambiance.
Across from Georgetown Hospital and just off of Resevoir Road you'll find this outdoor track. It was last resurfaced in 2016, so it could be a good option for those unfamiliar with the area and desiring an outdoor run.
SoulCycle is an indoor cycling studio with multiple locations across the US and four in the DC area.
This diminutive, members-only club opens its doors to guests of members, reciprocal clubs, and guests of the St. Regis and Jefferson Hotels (both located on 16th St.). If you are staying at the Jefferson or St.
This small health club is located in the basement of the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel.
Athletic-minded travelers will love this place. There are 4 floors of active fun that cover the club's 25,000 square feet. The locker rooms are upscale with waterfall showers, and to top things off, there is a Whole Foods across the street!
This community center deserves kudos for stocking new equipment, maintaining a fantastic lap pool and other upscale perks like a modern spin studio, rooftop terrace for yoga classes and a 2 story climbing wall. What we really wish is that NON-Y members could pay a fee for one-day access.