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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)

Our Reviews

4.4
Based on 68 reviews
4.7
Based on 108 reviews
4.5
Based on 37 reviews
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.
Bart G.
17:24 21 Jul 18
Great place and friendly staff make a great workout place. It's good for any level of athlete. So much equipment to choose from. I wish it was open longer
Jimmy C.
19:29 31 Jul 20
Keeps winning best gym in DC and if you join, you'll know why. Nothing flashy, it's not a spa, it's about the fitness of their members and creative ways the gym deals with issues like the COVID-19... shutdown. I feel like I am part of a community, more than just a gym membership.read more
4.7
Based on 38 reviews
4.7
Based on 108 reviews
4.0
Based on 29 reviews
Briana P.
23:56 09 Mar 20
Really enjoy coming to this gym. Everything is always very clean, and the staff are friendly. It can be a little tricky to find it since it’s entrance is through the Fairmont, but would definitely... recommend to anyone who is looking for a gym in the DC area.read more
Arun H.
18:57 23 Aug 17
Awesome gym, complete with modern locker room and showers. Even has shampoo, conditioner, body wash & lotion for you to use!
Christopher W.
21:10 20 Jan 18
Great gym for those interested in powerlifting or CrossFit. Highly recommended for a variety of fitness needs.
4.6
Based on 40 reviews
4.7
Based on 108 reviews
4.0
Based on 65 reviews
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.
Merrill C.
22:13 07 May 19
Wonderful people who practice what they preach run this awesome facility. In short, if focused and fun fitness is your goal, look no further.
Kara M.
11:16 26 Oct 17
I come to DC for work a few times a year. I set up a week pass and love it! The classes are excellent. Keeps me in my routine while on the road! The variety of classes us great. Took in a boot camp... and yoga class so far. Looking forward to coming back when I'm back in town.read more
4.5
Based on 74 reviews
4.7
Based on 108 reviews
4.0
Based on 106 reviews
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
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!
Jack P.
19:28 01 Oct 19
Powerlifting Gym Washington DCHopefully now this gym will come up when that phrase gets Googled.If you're a powerlifter visiting from out of town or an...

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