DC can be a gorgeous, sunny place to get an outdoor workout in, and thankfully we have a number of classes to get you going. Many of these are free, so read on to see how you can spend some time outdoors and get some exercise clocked at the same time.
If you like your fitness with a bit of fun, Sweat DC is the class to join. This pop-up style workout occasionally has classes on the rooftop of an apartment building or a park, and is a combination of cardio, weight training, and yoga elements all set to upbeat music. You can buy a drop in class, a package, or sign up via ClassPass.
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TriFit at Farragut
This summer series of three different workout classes, three nights a week run through September. Yoga on Tuesdays at Farragut Park, barre on Wednesdays at the Plaza at 2100 M, and Pilates on Thursdays at Farragut Park mean you can get many of your weekly workouts in with a dose of the summer air. Check out the website for more details.
November Project runs year-round, but now is as good a time as any to start. They conduct workouts in the mornings on Mondays at either Meridian Hill Park or Capitol Hill, on Wednesdays at the Lincoln Memorial, and at other locations on Fridays announced via their blog. Choose from a free, endorphin fueled workout and join the tribe.
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REI Run Club
Starting at Wundergarten, a beer garden near REI’s flagship NoMa store, the REI Run Club organizes runs at 6.30pm on Tuesdays. This run is good for beginners and more advanced runners alike, with the club keeping a ten to 11-minute-per-mile pace for three miles. Also, is there anything better than ending a run at a beer garden?
Stand up Paddleboard Fitness at Key Bridge Boathouse
If you are a seasoned SUP-er (Stand up Paddleboarder), Key Bridge Boathouse’s SUP Fitness class is a great next step. The 75-minute class on the Potomac combines SUP, paddle sprints, and weight training. They also have SUP Yoga classes if you want to take your yoga practice on to the water.
The free workouts at the Yards Park range from boot camps, zumba, resistance training and more. What you are guaranteed is a good workout in fresh air, with waterfront views. Check out the schedule to pick your activity of choice.