Health & Fitness in Alexandria

Up to 74% Off Quick-Start Weight-Loss Program

Multiple Locations

$369 $99

Doctor-recommended weight-loss plan includes coaching sessions, body-composition analysis, metabolic testing, and physician-designed meals

Up to 73% Off Self Defense Classes

Hampton Inn & Suites

$65 $19

Martial arts experts teach students how to defuse potentially dangerous situations with hand-to-hand combat training

Half Off at Soleful Orthotics and Footwear, LLC.

Multiple Locations

$360 $180

Footcare specialists measure and analyze each client's feet before fabricating custom foot orthotics and insoles

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Martial Arts helps students improve overall fitness, focus, confidence, energy and self-discipline in Shaolin Kempo Karate classes

Up to 91% Off Exam and Eyewear at Oliver Opticians

Duke St. - Landmark - Van Dorn

$175 $15

Optometrist examines eyes and prescribes scratch- and UV-resistant polycarbonate lenses, pairing them with designer name-brand frames

Up to 72% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$140 $39

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Boot-camp classes reshape figures with cardio and strength-training drills that draw from several fitness schools and shift daily

Up to 66% Off Weight-Loss Services

Alexandria

$199 $79

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The best-selling author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, Dr. Berg, supervises weight-loss plans and performs weight-loss analyses

51% Off Five-Week Women's Self-Defense Course

Multiple Locations

$119.95 $59

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Expert mixed martial artist equips women with the defensive moves necessary to stop a larger, more aggressive attacker.

43% Off

Franconia

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Martial Arts After-School Program

Fort Belvoir/Mount Vernon

$396 $198

Kids learn the discipline and skills of taekwondo in after-school program that provides free shuttle service and snacks

Up to 72% Off i-Lipo Laser Fat Reduction

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

Noninvasive laser treatments minimize localized fat deposits without discomfort or downtime

Up to 60% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Alexandria

$340 $170

Following a fitness consultation, a personal trainer helps clients devise individually tailored exercise regimens

Up to 84% Off at Taheri Dental Group

Multiple Locations

$180 $45

Staff keep smiles sharp with thorough dental exams and cleanings, while take-home bleaching kits help lift stains for pearlier whites

Up to 91% Off Chiropractic Exam and Massage

Alexandria West

$325 $29

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Clinic focused on the overall wellness of their patients

Up to 68% Off Classes at River's Edge Yoga

Old Town North

$130 $40.99

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Dancer-turned-yogi guides students through graceful, breath-connected movements to increase strength and flexibility

Up to 57% Off Facial-Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Alexandria

$130 $59

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50–60 fine, painless needles are placed on face followed by Chinese herbal face mask & tui na massage; skin is tighter & more even in tone

64% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Alexandria

$109 $39

Fitness instructors guide participants through boot-camp-style workouts that tone muscles and burn calories

75% Off Body Contouring

Multiple Locations

$500 $125

Medical-grade LEDs emulsify fatty tissue and promote lymphatic drainage to noninvasively eliminate bulk from the waist, hips, or thighs

Up to 72% Off i-Lipo Body-Sculpting Treatments

Multiple Locations

$300 $99

Lasers zap fat cells and flush their contents out of the body, possibly helping trim away up to 4 in. per treatment

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

Up to 81% Off Membership to Sport&Health

Multiple Locations

$90 $25

Locally-owned clubs cover all aspects of wellness with family-friendly programs for workouts and sports, plus kids' health and spa services

Up to 93% Off Chiropractic Exams

Multiple Locations

$680 $49

Licensed chiropractors use x-rays and thorough examinations to identify misalignments and then perform adjustments

Up to 73% Off Zumba Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $10

Zumba classes help clients stay in shape through high-energy workouts set to a soundtrack of Latin tunes

80% Off Dental Exam and Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Arlington

$499 $99

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Dentists and hygienists examine teeth for issues and consult on possible procedures, before sending patients home with a Zoom whitening kit

74% Off Membership and Group Training at Synergy Health and Fitness

Courthouse Arlington

$269 $69

Memberships include gym access, team training with up to 15 others, and small-group sessions with a personalized program design

Up to 65% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Students of all experience levels can reconnect with the body and calm the mind at all-levels yoga classes

81% Off Eye Exam and Prescription Glasses

Multiple Locations

$295 $55

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Frame brands include Prada, BCBG, and Polo

Up to 84% Off B12 and Lipotropic Injections

Arlington-Alexandria

$400 $69

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Vitamin B12 and lipotropic injections designed to support weight-loss efforts; weight loss program with customized supplements

Up to 61% Off Dental Checkups or Whitening

Clarendon - Courthouse

$189 $79

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Dentists examine kids' and adults' teeth for cavities before cleaning off plaque; Zoom! whitening brightens teeth up to eight shades

Up to 91% Off Eye Exam and Glasses

Multiple Locations

$200 $19

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Optometrists examine ocular regions before customers select designer frames from Gucci, Ted Baker, Nike, Flexon, Coach and BCBG

59% Off Vampire Facelift at WithInMeMD

Yorktown

$1,950 $799

Up to 87% Off at New Era Eyecare Optometrists

Multiple Locations

$305 $39

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After eye exams, patients peruse designer eyeglasses and sunglasses frames from Coach, Gucci, Armani, and Maui Jim

Up to Half Off Basketball-Athletic Performance Testing

Rockville Fitness

$150 $99

Functional Movement Screen Testing (FMS) and 94Fifty testing help improve basketball athleticism

Up to 77% Off Classes at Get Shaped Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $34

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Fitness classes include get shaped yoga, Zumba, total body blast, booty core, and more

Up to 53% Off Fitness and Martial Arts Classes

Barcroft

$75 $35

Center promotes personal growth during martial arts classes designed for children and fitness classes for adults

47% Off Laser Tattoo Removal

Arlington

$150 $79

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Q-switch laser breaks up pigment to erase tattoos, with Zimmer Cryo cooling system making the experience more comfortable

Up to 65% Off Bikram Hot Yoga

Ballston

$80 $40.99

Experienced instructors lead Bikram yoga classes in heated room, promoting wellness and relaxation

Up to 88% Off Chiropractic Packages

Arlington

$250 $29

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After a chiropractic exam, consultation, and adjustment, half-hour therapeutic massages help alleviate stress and muscle pain

Up to 58% Off Fitness and Dog-Obedience Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$155 $69

Personal trainers and dog trainers work in tandem to eradicate owners' extra pounds and pets' bad behaviors

Half Off i-Lipo Body Contouring 

Bailey's Crossroads

$250 $125

This noninvasive treatment uses low-level lasers to shrink fat cells and help clients shed inches

Up to 77% Off at Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

$148 $35

Certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through Jivamukti, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa-style yoga classes

Up to 51% Off Bike Rental

Union Station

$40 $20

Cyclists zip around and explore the city monuments during full-day rentals

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 51% Off Weekday Kayak Rentals or Tour

Georgetown

$20 $9.75

Beneath the arches of the Key Bridge, kayakers and paddleboarders disembark for excursions onto the Potomac

47% Off Bike Tune-Up at Rollin' Cycles

Washington

$79.99 $42

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Technicians adjust parts and true wheels before they tighten screws and wipe down bikes

65% Off Naturopathy

Washington

$225 $79

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 76% Off Prescription Eyewear

Dupont Circle

$200 $49

Shop from designer frames such as Joe by Joseph Aboud, Tommy Bahama, Anne Klein

66% Off In-Office Teeth Whitening

Washington

$450 $153

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Laser Tattoo Removal

Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End

$75 $35

Zap away unwanted ink on up to 4 sq. in. of skin with the help of a Medlite Q-switch Nd:Yag laser

60% Off Dental Exam

Foxhall - Palisades

$314 $125

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Dental exam and X-rays assess oral health, while cleaning and fluoride treatment polish and protect teeth

Up to 76% Off Teeth Whitening at Smiling Bright

Dupont Circle

$199.99 $49

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Painless in-office whitening treatments brighten teeth for up to 12 months without damage to enamel

Up to 81% Off at Fashion Optical 

Washington

$200 $39

Exams ready prescriptions for eyewear from Prada, Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Coach, Jay Kudo, and Jungle Eyewear for kids

86% Off at Premier Dental Care

Takoma - DC

$351 $49

Dentist with more than 25 years of experience evaluates teeth and gums with x-rays and gives them a thorough cleaning

Up to 81% Off Eye Exams and Eyewear at JEMS Optical

Corner of 14th & H Northwest

$301 $59

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Exams zero in on exact prescriptions and test for a range of eye diseases; patients try on frames from Polo, Versace, and Calvin Klein

Up to 52% Off Acupuncture Treatments

Dupont Circle

$310 $149

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Licensed acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles into energy points in the body, alleviating ailments that range from headaches to allergies

Half Off Upper-Eyelid Reduction

Multiple Locations

$3,200 $1,599

Board-certified plastic surgeon adds youthfulness to eyes with tiny incisions in one-hour procedure

Up to 66% Off Acupressure and Reflexology

D.C.

$220 $75

Acupressure and reflexology use pressure applied to specific points of the body to alleviate chronic pain and improve energy flow

Up to 51% Off Skincare Services and Products

Glover Park

$90 $45

Detoxify and diminish swelling with a relaxing aromatherapy facial or browse a variety of natural skincare products and services

56% Off Dental Checkup

Multiple Locations

$89 $39

Dentists root out potential problems with a detailed exam and x-rays while hygienists scale teeth for plaque and buff them

53% Off Detox Services at New Life Wellness Center

Capitol Hill

$125 $59

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Colonic works to detoxify the body with cleansing waters aided by foot bath, infrared sauna & dietary supplements.

Up to 85% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$250 $39

Themed boot-camp classes focus on weight training, overall body sculpting, and speed drills to bolster physiques in a communal setting

Up to 72% Off Colon Hydrotherapy

Foggy Bottom

$250 $69

Warm, gravity-pumped water gently cleanses colons

57% Off Zerona Treatments

Capitol Hill

$2,800 $1,199

Noninvasive body-sculpting treatment aims to remove fat and contour the body with no downtime

$39 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyewear

Georgetown

$200 $39

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Affordable eyewear sourced directly from cutting-edge frame designers; winner of reader's choice awards in publications across the country

Up to 59% Off Slimming Body Wraps

Washington, D.C.

$120 $49

Targeted wraps tone one area with botanical formula; full-body wraps promote a slimmer physique with chocolate, chili, and caffeine

85% Off Professional Teeth Whitening Kit

Dupont Circle

$199 $29

At-home whitening kit includes trays, gel, and personal LED light

50% Off Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 57% Off Weight Loss Consultation

Capitol Hill

$135 $59

An experienced weight loss consultant meets with guests to discuss creating a healthy relationship to food

60% Off Zoom! Teeth-Whitening Treatment

Dupont Circle

$499 $199

Dental staff whitens teeth using a Zoom! lamp and whitening gel

55% Off Services

Petworth

$75 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

58% Off Personal Training

Logan Circle - Shaw

$285 $120

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Personal trainers provide one-on-one guidance to help students work toward fitness goals

76% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $45

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

Up to 60% Off Acupuncture at Transformational Acupuncture

Dupont Circle

$65 $29

Acupuncture treatments can include 20-minute holistic health consultation and evaluation or Auricular acupuncture sessions

Up to 80% Off Weight-Loss Detox Sessions at The Skinny Spa

Dupont Circle

$249 $49

Saunas sessions and body wraps use heat to promote weight loss, detoxify, improve circulation, and clear pores

Up to 68% Off Eyelid Surgery at Walker Plastic Surgery

Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens

$3,125 $999

Surgeon removes excess skin from the eye area, giving eyes a younger, more rested look

50% Off

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

This Navy SEAL–designed outdoor fitness program emphasizes teamwork through workouts for men and women that vary each session

Up to 51% Off Fitness Classes at Belin Sport & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $38

Insanity workouts challenge students to interval training taught by certified instructors; boot-camp includes core training and cardio

87% Off Take-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

Washington

$199 $25

Professional-grade bleaching gel and LED light erase unsightly stains; remineralizing gel strengthens enamel and reduces sensitivity

Select Local Merchants

Hilltop Golf Club’s 9-hole, par 31 course lets clubbers hack their way through 2,268 yards of elevated Virginia countryside. Architect Lindsay Bruce Ervin modeled aspects of the executive course after traditional Scottish links, populating the course with berms, pot bunkers, and thick fescue grass that whisper Gaelic folk songs into the wind. The course climbs from an elevation of 80 feet to 240 feet, with crests giving way to sweeping vistas of the Potomac River and the Maryland shoreline. Five par 3s make each round a worthy investment for clubbers still seeking their first hole-in-one, while four par 4s allow players to unsheathe their drivers. The Club’s practice facilities include two practice greens—one for chipping and one for putting—and a multi-tiered driving range with 68 hitting bays, many of which are covered and heated to protect swingers from inclement weather or pelicans eating sunflowers overhead.

Course at a Glance:

  • 9-hole, par 31 course
  • Length of 2,268 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 31.0 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 55 from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Link to scorecard

7900 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria,
VA
US

CEO Peter Harvey believes that a quality gym staff must demonstrate more than technical expertise. "Service doesn't only mean showing someone how to do an arm curl," he says. Certified personal trainers develop workouts that zero in on each person’s specific goals, giving clients the skills to pole-vault over impassable plateaus. By steadfastly refusing to hand out fish in favor of putting on master classes in fishing, they help clients become self-sufficient, educating them on fundamentals.

During these one-on-one sessions, and in solo workouts, guests set calories ablaze atop rows of continually updated equipment. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and strength-training tools line the walls.

Members can also drop in for as many group classes as they can muster. Inside a separate studio, stationary cycles whir in time with galvanizing music, kickboxing strikes arc through the air, and barbells rise with each BodyPump rep. For more meditative practices, Pilates sessions and several types of yoga enhance flexibility and focus.

255 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria,
VA
US

"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere." To make this challenging, yet hopeful philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance. Dahn Yoga is also taught at independently owned and operated franchises called Body & Brain Yoga.

1630 King St
Alexandria,
VA
US

The world is a playground, according to the stunt artists and gymnasts who helm Urban Evolution. At this CNN- and Channel 11 WBAL -featured gym, there are no treadmills or stationary bikes. Instead, dance-like movements and acrobatic leaps propel visitors toward apexes of fun and fitness. To ready physiques for such feats, ropes, trapezes, and gymnastics equipment facilitate body-weight exercises that build balance, flexibility, and coordination. Seasoned instructors oversee the training space, teaching students how to jump, climb, crawl, and tumble as safely as possible during movement-focused classes such as Parkour, Free Running, and Aerial Acrobatics. Kettlebells and other functional strength-training tools power UrbanFit conditioning workouts, which give participants the brawn to perform everyday tasks such as pushing lawnmowers, lifting grocery bags, and drawing sleighs filled with lazy reindeer.

5402 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria,
VA
US

The Metropolitan School of the Arts—formerly the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center—was founded more than 14 years ago. This multidisciplinary performing-arts organization takes a holistic approach to teaching and encouraging performance-arts skills, creating performance opportunities in dance, music, and theater for a diverse population of students of all ages and abilities. Its students have gone to perform on Broadway, at The Juilliard School, and in highly esteemed companies, such as the Mark Morris Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and Ford's Theater and Signature Theater. Youth programs include year-round programs in dance, theater, music, music-theater, and acting, as well as a performing-arts program in the summer, all for children as young as 2. Adult classes range from basic to advanced, including ballet, jazz, and tap lessons, plus yoga and ballet-barre fitness workouts.

6450 Landsdowne Ctr
Alexandria,
VA
US

LA Boxing’s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, LA Boxing sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym’s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.

528 N Henry St
Alexandria,
VA
US

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