In a newly renovated fitness center with polished hardwood floors and expansive windows, the exercise experts at Dancing Mind welcome students of all ages and fitness levels as they combine physical practice with meditation to strengthen bodies and minds. Here, students have more than 100 weekly classes to choose from, including empowering yoga, sweat-kindling cycling classes, and body-sculpting CrossFit sessions. Yoga classes practice inside a studio equipped with special athletic flooring and heated up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps detoxify the body and keep sinews limber for safer stretching. Students of every age, background, and experience levels are sure to find a yoga class to suit them: from Power Yoga, to the cardio- and weight-infused yoga of PowerSculpt, to the deep stretching and meditation of Yin Yoga, to Little Pretzels, a yoga class designed for young children. While instructors lead inspiring classes, assistants offer supportive adjustments to help students gain a better understanding of their bodies and poses.
Meanwhile, CrossFit classes gather in their own dedicated gym to challenge one another to the practice's high-intensity, functional movements?each one universally scalable to any fitness level or ability?in order to build strong, chiseled bodies. Cycling instructors get students' hearts pumping in the center's fully equipped studio for 45-, 60-, and 75-minute classes filled with invigorating music and carefully choreographed workouts. After class, guests can cool down in brand new showers and locker rooms, or lounge with new friends by the fireplace.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap for each company, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
The staff at CrossFit Falls Church come from diverse backgrounds, from competitive swimming to law enforcement to economic research. But when it comes to everyone who walks through the doors, they are of the same mind—they want to help others get fit and will offer any tips and encouragement they can. CrossFit Falls Church offers private and group classes, employing CrossFit's scalable, constantly changing workouts that test and tune up both physical strength and conditioning. For calmer but still beneficial workouts, yoga classes boost flexibility.
The goal at Brickhouse Cardio Club, according to its website, “is to ditch the workout and have a party in every class.” To do this, the trainers crank up energetic dance music on the full sound system so it reverberates through every plank of the joint-friendly flooring, motivating the students to power through the Zumba, PiYo Strength, INSANITY, and TRX Suspension Training classes. This unconventional approach to fitness also surfaces in the friendly trainers’ dedication to cultivating a supportive community of members, as well as creating a welcoming space free from ogling gym rats.
In 2011, three old high school buddies?Jason, Scott, and George?started 5 Rings Fitness, adopting a no-nonsense approach to exercise. Over the years, they've upgraded their space and expanded their roster of workouts, but their core philosophy has not changed. Today visitors come in for CrossFit workouts, personal training sessions, and competitive strength training, pushing themselves to achieve their goals in a no-frills facility that gives off a tough, industrial vibe.
Two important steps kick off every group class at Crossfit Bethesda. Everyone warms up, and then the instructor reviews the day's workout, which should always come as a bit of a surprise. "Routine" isn't in the lexicon for these certified coaches; instead, they come up with a different series of exercises every day to keep their students challenged and motivated. They draw on gymnastics, weightlifting, and cardiovascular training to design these regimens, all of which can boost stamina and obliterate fat.
Though always new, the classes shouldn't leave anyone lost in a field of kettlebells. The trainers walk among students during every class to ensure each person performs the movements correctly. For more one-on-one attention, Crossfit Bethesda's team also leads personal-training sessions and gives nutritional guidance.