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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.”


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.


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.


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)

Our Reviews

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Mari S.
11:39 10 Feb 20
This gym is super inclusive in the front desk staff is absolutely. myself and co-worker had the pleasure of going on a tour with Noel who showed us...
Camilla M.
02:56 30 Aug 18
Great gym! It has a lot of space and I cannot think of any equipment missing. Very laid back, and staff is great! There is the occasional person that works out with a shirt on, or setting up a tripod... to film while doing exercises....but it seems that is kosher in most gyms these days, and I am old fashioned.read more
Joel N.
21:57 17 Feb 18
This was great gym for last preparations for Indoor Rowing World Championships #wric2018. Thank you Balance Gym!
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Long D. N.
04:46 09 Mar 17
Best Gym Ever! Great Program, Coaching Staff, Regular Staff, Facilities, Community and 4 Locations. If you're ever in DC check them out!
Allison F.
22:06 06 Mar 18
There are so many gyms in DC. I have already been a member of 4 for the last two years of living here. To be fair, the rest weren’t so bad. But the reason why I decided to stay with Balance Gym is... the excellent relationship build with they give their customers. There’s nothing like it.read more
Leshé L.
07:31 07 Jan 14
Zumba with Leshé Every Tuesday 1/14/14 at 12:00pm . Glover Park location be ready to WERK it !
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Joel N.
21:57 17 Feb 18
This was great gym for last preparations for Indoor Rowing World Championships #wric2018. Thank you Balance Gym!
Lis S.
16:23 18 Nov 19
Great wide-array of equipment, clean, super friendly staff, clean and up-to-date locker rooms, tower service, AND great business hours. Balance Gym Glover...
Lamar T.
16:48 18 Oct 17
What I love a about the gym is that they constantly wipe down the equipments. And the bathrooms are very clean and spacious and oh yeah they have equipments for all of your body work out needs.
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James M.
00:43 31 Mar 20
Balance really make you feel like family rather than just a number. Their instructors are always at the top of their game, and truly care about your fitness goals and helping you get... there.

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.
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Ben F.
18:49 07 Jun 19
The best gym in D.C. Period. Come for the incredible staff and facilities, stay for the large, supportive, and fantastically fun community!
Mateo G.
13:06 18 Mar 18
Good mix of functional fitness with traditional gym equipment. Lots of space for Olympic lifting too. Unless you're here in the early morning or the evening, there are never too many people which is... nice. There are classes offered in the morning, at noon and in the evening - good, varied range of different options.read more

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