Exercise studios on H Street are open and well, and so many of us have been itching to get back into them. These classes are a great way to meet people in your community, and on H Street, there so are many options to choose from. Here are our top 5 picks a group workout on H Street:

Studio #1: [solidcore]

Conveniently located just downstairs from your home at Avec, [solidcore] is often described as “Pilates intensified”. Hop on “Sweatlana”, their proprietary reformer-type machine and brace yourself for a 50-minute high intensity, low impact resistance training. This exercise class is designed to work specific target muscles to failure, thus quickly enhancing your muscle endurance. Make it through one of these classes and you’re guaranteed to hurt so good (lucky for you, it’s just a short hobble back to your apartment!).

Studio #2: Orangetheory

Looking to join the national fitness craze that is Orangetheory? Lucky for you, there’s a studio a short two blocks away on 6th and H Street. These workouts are a form of high-intensity interval training, alternating between short periods of intense exercise and long recovery periods. The hour-long sessions are designed to generate excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or in layman’s terms, the body consumes more oxygen as it returns to its pre-exercise state. The studio is split into three stations: treadmill, water-resistant rowing machines, and weight trainings, and you cycle between these stations over the course of the hour-long session, earning “splat points” based on your performance. For more information and to try your first class for free, click here.


Studio #3: Old City CrossFit

For those of you who enjoy the CrossFit life, this CrossFit gym is just steps from your door at Avec. CrossFit uses classic strength and conditioning exercises alongside movements from gymnastics in many combinations and patterns. You’ll work alongside expert instructors who will coach your workouts every step of the way to maximize both safety and effectiveness. As an added bonus, you’ll also have access to On-Demand workouts to do at home. Not sure if CrossFit is for you? Get your first session free by signing up here.

Studio #4: DC Pilates

pilates classIf you’re looking for a very challenging workout class, we recommend trying Pilates (think of yoga with an emphasis on your body’s core!). If you’re looking for a strengthened and toned core that is low impact on your joints, this is the workout class for you. They offer 50-minute classes at all skill levels, so you can rest assured that even if you’re new to Pilates, you’ll get great instruction and an even better workout.



Studio #5: Yoga District H Street

If you’re looking for your Zen, look no further than this cozy, simple studio located at 5th an H. Yoga is one of the most popular exercise classes out there, and this studio offers a wide variety of classes. Whether you’re looking for a gentle class for relaxation, a sunrise flow class, or something more advanced, Yoga District has you covered. As an added bonus, you can get two classes for the price of one as a new student. Namaste!


Avec-fitness-centerThese are only a few of the many options for group exercise in our neighborhood that are just steps from your door as an Avec resident. While we have an incredibly well-equipped fitness center in our own community, if you’re looking for the social benefits of a group exercise class, or just looking to change it up a bit, you have no shortage of options. Now get out there and have a great workout!