A gym coming soon to Logan Circle has opened a pop-up workout space on 14th Street.
Cut Seven, which is due to open soon at 1101 Rhode Island Ave. NW, turned the former Timothy Paul space at 1529 14th St. NW into a temporary studio for fitness classes about two weeks ago, according to co-owner Alex Perrin.
Over the next two months, Perrin, along with her husband, Chris, will oversee training camp classes designed to give locals a “total body sports conditioning experience.”
“We have a lot of fun unique equipment that D.C. just hasn’t seen yet,” Alex Perrin told Borderstan. “We combine that with functional movement, interval training and total body workouts.”
Each workout focuses on one of seven major muscle groups. During classes, attendees crawl, tug on resistance bands and pull sleds, then come together for something called “seven minutes in heaven,” Perrin explained.
“It’s essentially a finisher,” she said. “A really hard challenge that the team brings everyone through. Everyone is cheering each other on and you feel really empowered and accomplished at the end of the class.”
And the gym isn’t just for those who want to “get cut,” either. People of all fitness levels can participate in Cut Seven’s workouts, Perrin said.
“You feel like you’re walking into a group of friends,” she added. “No matter how hard it gets in the workout, the team will bring you through.”
Classes cost $20 or $15 when purchased as part of a package.
(Updated at 12:05 p.m. on Friday) Though Thanksgiving is still two months away, VIDA Fitness (1612 U St. NW) wants D.C. residents to prepare for the annual onslaught of indulgence.
The fitness center will host its first-ever holiday health expo next Thursday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. During the expo, attendees can move between 25 booths with interactive exhibits and receive free consultations from personal trainers and dietitians. Free zumba, bootcamp, barre and candlelight yoga classes will start every hour, on the hour throughout the evening. Consultations with VIDA Fitness staff and classes are open to all attendees, not just club members.
Other perks include Sweetgreen salad samples, juice samples, hair consultations and mini acupuncture sessions
The expo is part of the fitness center’s larger effort to get locals into the habit of going to the gym — and buying gym passes — by teaching them fitness tips.
“After last year’s holiday season, we decided we wanted to do something for people to latch on to,” said VIDA Fitness representative Greer Hunte. “Healthy habits and exercise is something people can make a part of their daily lives all year round.”
Guests are encouraged to RSVP for the expo in advance.
Photo via VIDA Fitness
After moving to a new location where they totally renovated the former AYT auto service shop space, the new BodySmith space at 163014th Street NW is open.
According to Shane Beatty, marketing manager of BodySmith, the ample space comes with new equipment but keeps it key characteristic of personal dedicated treatment given to its members. “This is a gym where we know the names of our members.”
The space at BodySmith is ample and modern with lots of natural light. If you are ready to use the cardio equipment, there are nine 50-inch flat screens that will keep you entertained during your workout. The kickboxing studio is already set up, and Chuck Harney of the Bike Rack is in charge of the spinning studio.
The first level is 5,400-square-feet, containing the lobby, personal training studio, massage and treatment rooms and a new organic juice bar. The juice bar, JuicyMax, will face the street and will have its own entrance. It will serve cold-pressed juices, coffee, tea, fruit yogurt, protein shakes and small breakfast items. JuicyMax will be open soon.
Personal Training and Attention
The second level of 8,000-square-feet has a separate space for classes and areas for spinning, boot camp and kickboxing. It also has a full free-weight station, strength circuits and treadmills for cardio workouts.
Their regular programs include muscular endurance training, cycle, Punk Rock Fitness (punk music, tattoos, fun and fitness), fit-functional interval training, kickboxing (taught by NYC’s Ken Charney), pilates, yoga and boxing.
There are 20 personal trainers and 12 instructors available to check and customize your experience. At BodySmith they are ready to create what is best for you with the proper motivation from the beginning.
Personal training, partner training, group training and off-site training are available; you can check their rates.
Maybe you’re late to jump on that list of New Year’s resolutions, or perhaps you’re planning a sunny escape from this year’s gray winter. Whatever the chance, a few local gyms have just what you need.
VIDA Fitness: In honor of the inauguration, VIDA Fitness will celebrate with a weekend sale with joining fees starting at $44 from Friday, January 18 through Monday, January 21. Heading to an inaugural ball? VIDA’s Aura Spa is also offering spa specials for the weekend. For more information, visit the website.
Reformation Fitness, 1302 9th Street NW: Reformation Fitness is a pilates and yoga studio that recently opened in Shaw. The new studio specializes in small group, integrated pilates equipment classes, including the reformer, chair and mat. Reformation Fitness is holding some grand opening promotions, including a two-for-one class pack for $20.13. For more information, visit the website.
Off Road Indoor Cycling, 905 U Street NW: The DC roads and trails will be shut down this weekend due to inauguration ceremonies, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay off the bike. Off Road offers a variety of small, indoor classes in its U Street studio. For information on class times and prices, visit the website.