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Free 1-Day Pass to Fitness Fun
At Balance Gym, we inspire people to create balance within their lives by demonstrating how fitness can be fun and sustainable! Because we know ‘regular’ exercise can be boring we give you plenty to do with our sporting events, parties, and challenges. To top it off, we are partnered with DC Fray, DC’s premiere social sports society. Put this 1 Day Free Pass to good use starting…NOW!
Balance was Born in dc
Balance Gym is a DC-born and bred business with humble beginnings: Balance began as a bootcamp space off a basketball court in Kalorama, where our founder Mark Crick dreamed of opening a gym to house the city’s very best trainers and a no-BS attitude toward fitness. Fifteen years later, Balance has four award-winning gyms in the Thomas Circle, Foggy Bottom, Glover Park, and Capitol Hill neighborhoods, and three award-winning CrossFit boxes. Our Glover Park location is also home to Balance Burn – one of only two Lagree fitness studios in DC, and the only one to feature the Megaformer MS3.
One thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to “train for sport, train for life.”
CLASSES TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
Balance offers more than 100 classes per week, including our signature Balance Bootcamp (which we take outside to the surrounding neighborhoods or our roof deck when the weather allows), Balance Body, and Balance Ride classes; traditional classes like yoga, barre, and Zumba; and more unique offerings like pole dancing and PILOXING. In addition, CrossFit Balance, led by Danielle Dionne, sent teams to the CrossFit Games in 2017 and 2018 – and the team brought home sixth place in 2018.
HOW BALANCE MAKES FITNESS FUN
What is particularly close to our hearts is our community. Throughout the year, Balance hosts hikes, rooftop parties, scavenger hunts, farm weekends, and many fitness events for our members. No matter where you are in their fitness journey, we know you’ll feel welcome here at Balance. Coaches and members become friends, trainers and clients attend sporting events and concerts, and we pride ourselves on our involvement in the local community through annual support of many charities and local sports teams, such as the DC Eagles rugby team and the DC Strokes rowing club. In addition, Balance has been a leading supporter of both Bike to the Beach and Cupid’s Undie Run for more than a decade, is an annual participant in the Capital Pride Parade, and for the last two years has partnered with the Women’s Strength Coalition to host the second annual Pull for Pride Deadlift Competition in support of Casa Ruby.
PEOPLE LOVE US
Balance is proud to have been recognized as a top gym in Washington, DC. Our awards and accolades include:
- Best Gym, Washington Post Express (2011, 2012, 2016)
- Best Gym, Washington City Paper (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Best CrossFit Gym, Washington Post Express (2013)
- Best CrossFit Gym, Washington City Paper (2015, 2017, 2018)
- Best Place to Get Ripped, Washington Post Express (2015)
- Best Gym That Doesn’t Intimidate You, Washington Post Express (2015)
- Best Gym, Washingtonian Magazine (2015, 2016)
The equipment is always kept in good shape, and there are no "Extended Repairs" here! The Gym always feels clean, as do the locker rooms.
Additionally as soon as Gyms were closed for Covid-19 they sprung into action to provide an impressive variety of live streamed classes, along with on demand classes, additional content in their app, and even loaning equipment!
Overall I cannot recommend Balance enough! I have been a member for 7+ years and expect to remain a member for the foreseeable future.read more
When you fill out the form below we’ll contact you to setup a free 10-day pass. Only local residents are eligible for free passes. Travelers can still purchase travel passes.
*Not available for current active members. Not applicable towards Crossfit classes. Only available to local residences of VA, MD, DC.