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06/27/2019

Open Gym Launching at Thomas Circle

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Open Gym Launching at Balance Gym Thomas Circle Want to get all the benefits of a personal training program at Balance Gym, but at a more affordable rate? Our new, semi-private Open Gym program combines all the great parts of personal training – including individualized programming and personal attention – with the affordability of group […]

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06/27/2019

Fourth Of July 2019 Hours

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Please note our limited hours and group exercise, Balance Lagree, and CrossFit class schedule for the Fourth of July. Have a fun and safe holiday! THOMAS CIRCLE July 3rd: Normal hours and classes July 4th: 8am-8pm CrossFit: 10am and 11am only Balance Bootcamp 10am with Kevin K. Balance Rhythm Ride 10am with Clay F. July […]

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06/19/2019

BFF or Fitbit, Which is Better at Improving Your Health?

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Your BFF Can Help Predict Your Health Better Than a Fitness Tracker App Health and fitness apps are very popular and assist people in learning more about their health and fitness levels.  Typical app benefits include higher frequencies of exercise (due to goal setting), monitoring sleep patterns (making sure you are not experiencing burnout or […]

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06/16/2019

Are Dad Bods Attractive to Women?

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Dad Bods Found to be More Attractive to Women then Shredded Abs! FAKE NEWS ALERT!  Women prefer “Dad Bods” Over Six Pack Abs!  We want to first preface that we have found multiple sources that back this claim (sometimes), and by the looks of it, there may be some data to prove it (and disprove it). […]

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06/14/2019

Is HIRT the New HIIT?

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Is HIRT the New HIIT? Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts have heard of HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training.  HIIT typically is a protocol of short maximum bursts of sprints, followed by short periods of rest.  The rest is short, therefore never allowing the athlete to fully recover.  HIIT became popular when studies showed that the […]

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06/10/2019

Studies Measuring Injuries in CrossFit Seem Flawed

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Studies Measuring Injuries in CrossFit Seem Flawed There are a number of articles and studies claiming that CrossFit is more dangerous than traditional weight lifting.  The problem I have with this statement is that you are trying to compare apples to oranges.  It would be similar to saying marathon runners sustain more injuries than mall […]

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06/06/2019

Is Your Data Safe in Popular Fitness Apps?

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Is Your Data Safe in Popular Fitness Apps? Diet and fitness apps are super popular, and as they improve, the data they collect will become very valuable.  At a big picture level it may seem harmless, but at a granular or personal level it can become terrifying.  Could insurance companies purchase this data and use […]

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06/04/2019

Want to Exercise More?  Get Yourself a Dog!

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Want to Exercise More?  Get Yourself a Dog! A recent study out of the University of Liverpool and published in April’s Scientific Reports shows what many dog owners probably already know.  People who own dogs, exercise more!  However, what was more of a surprise, was the fact that simply walking your dog on a regular […]

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06/03/2019

Fasted Cardio, Better for Burning Fat?

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Fasted Cardio, Better for Burning Fat? Fasted Cardio, or doing  your cardio on an empty stomach is quite common for people who work out in the morning.  Whether they don’t find the time or they just don’t like working out after eating, it is a common practice for the early risers.  However, can there be […]

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05/29/2019

Murph Workout Dedicated to Fallen Soldiers

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Murph Workout Dedicated to Fallen Soldiers Most who have spent any time in CrossFit have heard of the Murph workout.  Many even know that it is dedicated to a fallen soldier named Michael Murphy, and is one of many “Hero WODs” dedicated to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. A Hero workout is meant […]

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05/28/2019

CBD, the Next Great Recovery Supplement?

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CBD, the Next Great Recovery Supplement? CBD seems to be the latest and greatest in post-workout supplement products.  Many fitness centers and gyms are selling them behind the counter, claiming they provide muscle recovery.  They are piggy backing on the already popular benefits many claim CBD to offer. The most common include anti-inflammatory properties, sleep […]

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05/25/2019

Workout Hangover?

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Workout Hangover? What in the world is a workout hangover, and who drinks at the gym anyway?  Actually a workout hangover is when someone misses work due to being overly sore  from working out!  We’ve all woken up a day or two after a crushing leg day and used the railing to assist our aching […]

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05/23/2019

Rogue Invitationals 2019 Recap

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Rogue Invitationals 2019 Recap This time last year, Team CrossFit Balance made a statement winning the first event at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regionals, and displaying their spirit and lightheartedness in their Legends of the Hidden Temple shirts. Though this weekend’s Rogue Invitationals didn’t result in the outcome they’d hoped for, the team once again captured […]

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05/23/2019

Balance Gym’s Memorial Day Weekend Hours

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Balance Gym’s Memorial Day Weekend Hours

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05/21/2019

DC’s Memorial Day Events

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The Best Things to Do In DC This Weekend The first thing you should be doing this Memorial Day weekend is sending our 3 day pass to anyone that you know who should be working out:  https://balancegym.com/3-day-pass/ Now that we have gotten our self promotion out of the way, here are some great resources on what […]

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05/21/2019

Celebrate Capital Pride 2019 with Balance Gym

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Celebrate Capital Pride 2019 with Balance Gym Balance Gym is excited to celebrate Capital Pride 2019 next month! This is our 10th year participating in DC Pride, and we’re looking forward to making this year’s celebration bigger and better than ever. There are a ton of ways to get involved with this year’s Pride events […]

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05/17/2019

District Doughnut Joins BARE Program!

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Balance Welcomes District Doughnut to Our BARE Program! Special delivery from our amazing friends at District Doughnut – our newest partner in our BARE program!  If you are a restaurant or bar owner interested in learning more about the BARE program and how Balance can help you support your employees, reach out to Devin Maier […]

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05/17/2019

How to Use RPE for Your Lifting Workouts

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How to Use RPE for Your Lifting Workouts RPE is a workout technique that measures your level of effort and not the specific weight you lift.  It is a really effective strategy for people who may incorporate different exercise types into their weekly routines.  If you make a long run on Monday and Tuesday is […]

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05/15/2019

Bike To Work on May 17 for Bike to Work Day!

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Bike To Work On May 17! This Friday, May 17 is the 19th annual Bike to Work Day Metro DC. The annual event, which draws thousands of riders each year, celebrates cycling as a fun, eco-friendly, low-cost commuting option, with the goal of having more workers utilize bicycles as a way to get to and from […]

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05/14/2019

The Benefits of Exercise Last Longer Than Most Might Expect

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10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist The benefits of exercise may last longer than many of us might expect. A new study shows workouts we completed years ago may continue to influence and improve our health today. Scientists tracked changes to aerobic fitness, blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and waist circumference and found that […]

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05/14/2019

Washington DC’s Local Races for Weekend of May 18 – 19

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Washington DC’s local races for weekend of May 18 – 19 Enjoy the spring weather and find a race in Washington DC this weekend.   2019 Capitol Hill Classic 10k, 3k, and Fun Run Date:  Sunday, May 19, 2019 • Washington, DC The Capitol Hill Classic 10K race is a major annual fundraiser for the Capitol Hill […]

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05/10/2019

Balance Wins Best CrossFit in DC

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Balance Wins Best CrossFit in DC We’re honored to have been named the Best CrossFit Box in DC, and first runner-up for Best Gym in DC, in the Washington City Paper Reader’s Poll. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us, and to all of our members, coaches, and staff who make Balance such […]

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05/09/2019

Measuring Your Fitness Progress

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Measuring Your Fitness Progress The bathroom scale won’t tell the whole story. If you have recently started a new fitness program, getting back into exercise, or trying to look better for the summer season, your chances of meeting your goals drastically improve if you monitor your workouts, diet, and measurements.  Simply weighing yourself on the […]

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05/07/2019

10 Facts About the Fittest Man in the World

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For those of you who don’t know who Mat Fraser is, there is a good chance you have never set foot in a CrossFit Box.  Mat Fraser has been coined the “Fittest Man In the World” as a three time CrossFit champion (2016,2017,2018).   Besides working out 6 hours a day, Mat seems like an ordinary […]

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05/06/2019

It’s Brain Day! Can Exercise Make the Brain Fit?

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How Exercise Affects Our Memory Even a single workout may make our brain’s memory centers, like our muscles, more fit. The New York Times published an article a few days ago about a promising study which adds to growing evidence that exercise can have rapid effects on brain function.   Most of us have been taught […]

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05/06/2019

What Are Bulking and Cutting?

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What Are Bulking and Cutting? Bulking and cutting are two new buzz words floating around the floor of the gym these days.  As with most new exercise programs or fitness philosophies, fancy names have been given to basic workout principles.  In this case, bulking is building muscle and cutting is losing fat.  These fancy named […]

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05/03/2019

Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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There is a saying within the wrestling world “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”  For someone who spent twelve years wrestling, I never really thought much about that goofy quote, it was just something that was said by your coaches every once in a while. However, as an adult, I have found […]

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05/02/2019

Run and Rave?  It’s Called Night Nation Run Silly

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Have you ever been at a concert or a night club and suddenly had the urge to go for a run?  No?  Me neither.  Well, I guess this kind of thing is more popular than you may think.  Welcome to the Night Nation Run, the world’s 1st running music festival, a blend of music and […]

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05/01/2019

May Day! This Weekend’s Area Races

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Washington DC’s local races for weekend of May 4 – 5 You have gotten through the April showers, start to enjoy the May flowers!  Support some great causes, get in some miles and bring a Balance friend to one of these local races this weekend.   We recommend you schedule some time and meet with one of the […]

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04/26/2019

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge 2019 Recap

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 This month, two CrossFit Balance teams competed in the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge – our CrossFit Balance Elite team took home third place, and our Rx’d team won their division! Congratulations to both teams and thank you to the whole Balance community that supported them along the way. CF Balance Nutts and Butts- Karolin Nillson, Melanie […]

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04/26/2019

Open House: Tuesday, April 30th

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Hungry? If you head to our Capitol Hill location, you should smell something cooking on the grill! There, we’ll be providing burgers and hot dogs while supplies last.  We’ll also have Tortilla Coast providing some nibbles.  Music, raffles, and Balance Swag (while supplies last). Thirsty? At our Glover Park Location, bring yourself plus a friend to […]

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04/26/2019

Imagine Your Doctor Promising These Results…

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Imagine Your Doctor Promising These Results… In about three months you are going to start to notice differences in the way you think and feel.  You’ll wake up and look in the mirror and notice that you can see your triceps, quads, and yes, your butt seems a bit perkier. You will have more energy […]

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04/24/2019

Get Out and Go!  This Weekend’s Local Races

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Get Out and Go!  This Weekend’s Local Races Many of Balance Gym members love to compete or run for a great cause.  You’ve been training all winter (or not), it is time to get out there and show us what you’ve got. If you are looking for a great place to train, check out one […]

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04/24/2019

99 Problems? Nope, Just 99 Days Left to Train for Bike to the Beach. Sign Up Today!

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What is Bike to the Beach? Bike to the Beach is a community of people who combine biking, purpose, and fun to inspire individuals to overcome obstacles through personal challenge and to inspire the larger community to raise funds and awareness for Autism, the most prevalent developmental disability in the world. The Balance team will […]

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04/24/2019

One Tip Can Drastically Affect Your Fitness Accomplishments

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One Tip Can Drastically Affect Your Fitness Accomplishments Are you ready to get back into shape for the summer?  We recommend you spend your first day focused on creating sustainable goals.  Studies show that simply writing down your goals drastically increases the likelihood of achieving them.    Create and Write Attainable Goals. At Balance, we […]

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04/22/2019

Your Body Heals Itself

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Your Body Heals Itself, So Let It. It’s time for Balance. Each second of every day your body is fighting off cancer cells, repairing muscles, defeating infections, controlling blood pressure and heart rate, all with no assistance from pills, shots, casts, or doctor bills.  The body’s miraculous capabilities in healing rely on the nervous system’s […]

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04/22/2019

Money Can’t Buy This

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Yale Study Shows Exercise Makes You Happier Than Money A recent Yale study recently proved what Balance staff and members already knew; exercise makes you happier than money. The study also shows that balance is essential to mental health and obsessing about exercise can have downsides. At Balance Gym we recognize the importance of exercise […]

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03/27/2019

Locker Room Renovations

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LOCKER ROOM RENOVATIONS UNDERWAY Starting the week of March 25, we will begin renovations to the locker rooms at Foggy Bottom! This renovation will dramatically improve your experience here: we’re adding lounge areas, upgrading flooring and lighting, and providing a more comfortable locker room for all. We appreciate your patience during the renovation process – we […]

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01/31/2019

So You Decided To Join a Gym…

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So You Decided to Join a Gym… Decided to join Balance Gym as your 2019 new year’s resolution? Congratulations! Whether you just joined Balance this month or you’ve been a member for years and are looking to shake up your routine in 2019, there’s always an opportunity to make 2019 your fittest year yet. Read […]

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09/27/2018

Functional Fitness Worlds

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Rachel Weiss to Compete in Functional Fitness Worlds We’re thrilled for our own Rachel Weiss as she prepares to represent Balance Gym and the United States in the Functional Fitness Worlds Competition in London next week. We chatted with her to learn more about the competition, how she’s preparing, and more! (Interview has been edited […]

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07/31/2018

Bike to the Beach 2018

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Meet the Balance Gym Bike to the Beach Team! This weekend, Balance members and staff will be participating in Bike to the Beach – a 108-mile bike ride from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE, to raise money for Autism Speaks. We’re thrilled to participate in this event for the 10th year in a row, […]

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06/23/2018

Trainer Spotlight

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Trainer Spotlight: Allie Jackson Meet Allie Jackson! She just joined the Balance team earlier this month as the Personal Training & Group Exercise Director at Thomas Circle, and already feels like Balance was where she’s meant to be! Read on to get to know Allie, and make sure to say hi the next time you’re […]

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05/28/2018

CrossFit Regionals 2018

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CROSSFIT REGIONALS TEAM SPOTLIGHT: CRAIG WILLIAMS Meet Craig Williams – when he’s not running the show at CrossFit Balance Thomas Circle, he’s been training for the CrossFit Regionals Team Competition. Learn what he loves about CrossFit, how he’s been training for Regionals, and more in our interview! How long have you been doing CrossFit? What are […]

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05/28/2018

CrossFit Regionals 2018

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CROSSFIT REGIONALS TEAM SPOTLIGHT – ZOE POND-MCPHERSON Meet CrossFit Regionals Team Member Zoe Pond-McPherson! This is Zoe’s first time competing in the CrossFit Regionals Team Competition, but she competed as an individual for the last two years in Wollongong, Australia. Learn what she loves about CrossFit, and how she balances training with other things in […]

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04/26/2018

Balance Blast

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This month, Balance Blast is our featured class! This 30-minute workout focuses on working your glutes and core, and it’s high-intensity nature means that it’s super efficient – no minute goes to waste! We chatted with three of our Balance Blast instructors: Cassia Denton and Amanda Rose, who teach at Foggy Bottom, and Marc Hernandez, […]

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03/28/2018

Trainer Spotlight

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Trainer Spotlight: Nick Guzek This month, we’re thrilled to welcome Nick Guzek to the Balance team as the Assistant Personal Training Director at Glover Park! Nick brings over a decade of experience in the fitness industry, and began his fitness journey training as a competitive bodybuilder, but now competes in obstacle course races. Read on […]

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03/01/2018

First-Time Homebuyer Info Session

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First-Time Homebuyer Info Session at Balance Gym       Are you thinking of buying a condo or house in the DC area? ​Balance Gym will be hosting ​Laura London, ​a prominent Balance member who specializes in buying and selling in the DC area, for Balance’s first ever First-Time Homebuyer class. Laura is a member of […]

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02/27/2018

Meet Our Team Members

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Meet Our Newest Team Members: Sarah Buie and Pablo Brown This month, we’re thrilled to welcome Sarah Buie and Pablo Brown to new roles on the Balance Gym team. Read on to learn a little more about them, and make sure to say hi when you see them around the gym! Sarah Buie – Group […]

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02/26/2018

Spotlight: Jason Hicks

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JASON HICKS Jason Hicks found CrossFit three years ago, and keeps coming back because he loves the feeling of getting through a tough workout. He spent several years as a serious cyclist, but found that CrossFit made him much stronger and that he pushes himself much harder in a typical workout. Read on […]

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02/26/2018

Spotlight: Adam Palmer

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Member Spotlight: Adam Palmer Adam joined CrossFit six years ago, and was hooked after losing 30 lbs in his first three months! According to coach Danielle Dionne, Adam’s effort and energy in class is infectious, and he’s always encouraging others to do their best and reach their goals. Read on to learn more about Adam’s […]

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02/26/2018

Member Spotlight: Hamilton Johnson

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: HAMILTON JOHNSON Hamilton Johnson joined Balance three months ago to begin his journey to become a healthier person, after his weight had begun to impact many other aspects of his life. He started personal training with Balance’s Managing Director, Devin Maier, and has already lost 50 pounds from beginning to work out and […]

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01/30/2018

Class Spotlight: Balance Fit

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Class Spotlight: Balance Fit This month, Balance Fit is our class of the month! Balance Fit is a high-intensity, cardio-focused functional training class where you rotate between cardio and strength stations with minimal downtime. These two in combination are excellent tools for developing total body strength and power, as well as conditioning. We chatted with Cassia […]

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01/30/2018

Member Spotlight: Beth Barrett

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Member Spotlight: Beth Barrett Beth Barrett first discovered CrossFit in 2012, and fell in love with the sport because it was the first workout that didn’t feel like a chore. She took her passion for CrossFit a step further last year when she became a CrossFit Level One certified coach read on to learn more […]

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01/29/2018

Crossfit Open 2018

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Four Reasons to Sign Up For the CrossFit Open On February 22, the 2018 CrossFit Open will kick off at all Balance locations and around the world. The CrossFit Open is a five-week long fitness competition that gives CrossFit athletes the opportunity to test their skills, participate in a CrossFit competition for the first time, […]

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12/21/2017

Member Spotlight: Ricardo Figueroa

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Ricardo Figueroa decided to try CrossFit after a friend challenged him to join, and now he’s one of the most consistent and hard working members day in and day out. In 2017, he completed all of the CrossFit Open workouts Rx’d, and looks forward to getting stronger and leaner in 2018. Read on to learn […]

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11/30/2017

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11/19/2017

Balance Gym Class Of the Month: YOGA

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This month, Yoga is our Class of the Month! This month, we chatted with five of our Balance yoga instructors to learn why they love yoga, what their classes are like, and why you should try them out! What’s your name, where do you teach yoga, and how long have you been teaching? SF: Shayna […]

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11/17/2017

Member Spotlight: HEATHER

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Heather joined Balance in December 2016, and has since lost more than 90 pounds with the help of our classes and personal training. She recently celebrated her 40th birthday and newfound love of fitness with the ultimate bucket list experience: hiking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro! Learn how she lost the weight, and how […]

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10/23/2017

Class Spotlight: POUND

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This month, our Class of The Month is POUND! We sat down with Katja and Chandra, two of our POUND instructors at Balance Gym Foggy Bottom, to learn more about the class, why they love it, and their tips for anyone interested in checking it out! POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light […]

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10/21/2017

Trainer Spotlight: Gabe Free

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Gabe Free has been with Balance since 2015, and was recently promoted to Director of Personal Training at Balance Gym Capitol Hill! He first got into lifting to become a better athlete for rugby, football, and lacrosse, and now trains clients and teaches our Bells and Brawn class at Balance. Read on to learn what […]

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10/10/2017

Just For Kids at Balance Gym – Fall 2017 Youth Programs

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Balance Gym is partnering with Just For Kids DC for our youth programs this fall. Just For Kids DC encourages children to stay active and healthy through exercise and classes that foster growth, increase skill development, and build team sportsmanship. Peak Performance Teens and Junior Fit Kids programs will be running out of Balance Gym Glover Park this […]

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09/27/2017

Class Of The Month: BALANCE STRONG

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This month, our Class of the Month is Balance Strong! We sat down with Devin Maier, Balance Gym Managing Director and creator of the class, to tell us more about Balance Strong and why you should check it out! What is Balance Strong?   Balance Strong is a roof top class at our Thomas Circle […]

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09/22/2017

Member Spotlight: Brad Reichard

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Brad Reichard first joined Balance in 2009, where he took our Bootcamp classes in Kalorama. Now, he takes advantage of our CrossFit programs at three different locations, and describes Balance as “an integral part of his day.” Learn why he loves Balance, how he fits workouts into his schedule, and his trick for making Bulletproof coffee! […]

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09/19/2017

Member Spotlight – LIZ VEHMEYER

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Name: Liz Vehmeyer Occupation: Archeologist and Program Coordinator, National Park Service (#FindYourPark) Balance Location: Thomas Circle How long have you been CrossFitting? 2.5 years Why do you CrossFit?  To challenge myself and do things I never thought I’d be able to do; to see measurable progress; to workout in a group setting where others actually care about your improvement […]

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08/24/2017

Registration Open for Bluemont EOD Warrior Foundation 5K and 10K Races

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Balance Gym is proud to sponsor the Bluemont EOD Warrior Foundation 5K and 10K Race on September 17, 2017.  “Trusts and Estates Attorney Kerri Castellini, a Washington D.C. based lawyer, who also practices in both Maryland and Virginia is sponsoring the Arlington, VA Bluemont EOD Warrior Foundation 5K & 10K race and is encouraging members of the community to participate. […]

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08/16/2017

Member Spotlight: Chi Anh Do

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Chi Anh Do discovered Balance Burn on ClassPass, and has since joined Balance Gym in order to make Balance Burn her primary workout! She recently completed the Balance Burn Spring Challenge, and loved getting focus on the megaformer workouts while also honing in on her diet. Read on to learn why she loves the class […]

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08/11/2017

Team CrossFit Balance Competes in the CrossFit Games

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Congratulations to Team CrossFit Balance placed 29th in the Team Competition of the CrossFit Games, which were held from August 3-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. We’re so proud of the team and all that they’ve accomplished over the last year, and we’re already looking forward to seeing what they do next! […]

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07/28/2017

Meet the Balance Bike to the Beach Team: CASSIA DENTON

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This weekend, several Balance members will be participating in the Bike to the Beach 100-mile bike ride, from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE, and raising money for Autism Speaks. Today, we’re highlighting team member Cassia Denton, Balance’s Director of Human Resources and Operations Oversight, who will be riding in her second Bike to the […]

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07/28/2017

Partnership with Territory Foods Helps Members Meet Their Nutritional Goals

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We’re thrilled to partner with Territory Foods, a company that provides healthy, balanced meals to help athletes meet their nutritional goals. We sat down with co-founder Robert Morton to learn more about Territory Foods and how their services can help you become a stronger, healthier athlete. What is your role at Territory Foods? As one […]

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07/28/2017

Meet the Balance Gym Bike to the Beach Team: DEVIN MAIER

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This weekend, several Balance members will be participating in the Bike to the Beach 100-mile bike ride, from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE, and raising money for Autism Speaks. Today, we’re highlighting team member Devin Maier, Balance Gym’s Managing Director, who will be riding in his ninth Bike to the Beach this weekend! You […]

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07/27/2017

Balance Gym Bike to the Beach Team: MARY BETH TYLER

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This weekend, several Balance members will be participating in the Bike to the Beach 100-mile bike ride, from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE, and raising money for Autism Speaks. Today, we’re highlighting team member Mary Beth Tyler, who will be riding in her first Bike to the Beach this weekend! You can support the Balance […]

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07/26/2017

Balance Gym Bike to the Beach Team: TROY ADKINS

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This weekend, several Balance members will be participating in the Bike to the Beach 100-mile bike ride, from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE, and raising money for Autism Speaks. Today, we’re highlighting team member Troy Adkins, who will be riding in his first Bike to the Beach this weekend! You can support the Balance Gym […]

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07/25/2017

Balance Gym Bike to the Beach Team: CLAIRE PERKINS

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This weekend, several Balance members will be participating in the Bike to the Beach 100-mile bike ride, from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE, and raising money for Autism Speaks. Today, we’re highlighting team member Claire Perkins, who will be riding in her first Bike to the Beach this weekend! You can support the Balance Gym […]

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07/24/2017

How to Get the Most Out of Balance Body

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This month we’re highlighting Balance Body as our Class of the Month! Balance Body combines barbell complexes and tabata intervals to help you build strength and burn fat in the most efficient way possible. This week, our Balance Body instructors gave their best tips for the class and how to get the most out of […]

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07/19/2017

Strength and Speed: Why You Should Add Balance Body to Your Fitness Routine

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This month, Balance Body is our class of the month. This class combines barbell complexes with tabatas to get you super strong. How the Class Works:  Balance Body combines eight different lifts that target every major muscle group with sets of four-minute tabatas  – twenty seconds of intense movement followed by ten seconds of rest. […]

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07/06/2017

Welcome Back to Balance, Wanda Woman!

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We’re excited to welcome Wanda Bamberg Tia and the Wanda Woman Dance classes back to Balance Gym! Read on to learn more about her classes, and make sure to check out one of her classes and follow her on Twitter at @readysetworkit! Name: Wanda Bamberg Tia Occupation: I’m a dancer in heart and soul; an entrepreneur from […]

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07/06/2017

SugarWOD Launches at CrossFit Balance

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CrossFit Balance is excited to share that we’ve partnered with SugarWOD, an awesome app that helps you keep track of your workouts and PRs and connect with other members at your CrossFit box from your phone. Some of the key features include: View Workouts and Past Workouts Rather than checking the CrossFit Balance blogs every […]

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07/01/2017

Meet the CrossFit Balance Regionals Team – CHRISTY PHILLIPS ADKINS

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How long have you been doing CrossFit? What are your favorite things about the sport? This is my ninth season competing in CrossFit. Crazy how the years rack up like that! My favorite things about competing in the sport of CrossFit is the adrenaline rush of being on the competition floor and the social nature […]

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06/27/2017

CrossFit Member Spotlight – Derek Alansari

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Derek Alansari is a Medical Professor who found CrossFit as a way to lose weight and build a healthy lifestyle. He was initially too scared to try CrossFit, saying “I was afraid it would be too intense for someone with zero experience with Olympic weightlifting, and I was terrified I would sustain an injury.” He […]

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06/15/2017

Instructor Spotlight – MICHELLE RISINGER

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Name: Michelle Risinger Occupation: Head of Innovation, Pact (global nonprofit) Hometown: Wilmette, IL How long have you been with Balance? Which classes/locations do you teach at?  3.5 years!! How is that possible?! I teach Piloxing Mondays at Glover Park and Thursdays at Foggy Bottom both 7pm, and Barre 6pm on Wednesdays. I also teach the adult swim lessons […]

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06/02/2017

Meet the CrossFit Balance Regionals Team – JON WIER

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How long have you been doing CrossFit? What are your favorite things about the sport? I have been doing Crossfit for 3 ½ years. I was at the very end of my military service and I walked into a cross training/ high-intensity training facility which was just built on base. I walked in there and […]

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06/02/2017

Meet the CrossFit Balance Regionals Team – EVAN LOCKE

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How long have you been doing CrossFit? What are your favorite things about the sport? I’ve been doing CrossFit since May of 2013, so almost 4 years now. My favorite things about the sport are the variety and constant evolution. Just when you get good at something they make a new, harder version or introduce […]

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05/31/2017

Meet the CrossFit Balance Regionals Team – DANIELLE DIONNE

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How long have you been doing CrossFit? What are your favorite things about the sport?   I’ve been competing in CrossFit since 2009. How many times have you competed in the CrossFit Regionals in the past? I competed at the Games in 2009 just at the sport’s infancy, as an Individual competitor from 2010-2014, and […]

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05/29/2017

Meet the CrossFit Balance Regionals Team – RACHEL WEISS

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How long have you been doing CrossFit? What are your favorite things about the sport? I started CrossFit in August of 2012, so It’s been over 4 ½ years now! What I first fell in love with are the results. But I also love the challenge, there is so much to work on, and I […]

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05/17/2017

Welcome Summer With Us At River Bend Farm!

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Join us at River Bend Farm for a day (and night, if wished) of fun, food, and festivities to welcome in the summer. The weekend will be a great opportunity to mix with staff and fellow members while taking in the nature and the beauty of the West Virginian mountains and waterways. Want to join […]

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05/17/2017

Welcome Summer With Us At River Bend Farm!

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Join us at River Bend Farm for a day (and night, if wished) of fun, food, and festivities to welcome in the summer. The weekend will be a great opportunity to mix with staff and fellow members while taking in the nature and the beauty of the West Virginian mountains and waterways. Want to join […]

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05/09/2017

Instructor Spotlight – Audrey Lamb (Balance Ride)

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By day, Audrey Lamb works for an international law firm in Washington, DC. By night, she teaches Balance Ride classes at Balance Gym. Learn why she loves teaching Balance Ride and how she fits fitness into her busy schedule! Want to take a class with Audrey? Catch her Rhythm Ride class at Thomas Circle on […]

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04/27/2017

Trainer Spotlight : Jermaine Ennis

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We’re so proud of Balance trainer Jermaine Ennis, who was recently listed among the top three personal trainers in Washington, DC in the Washington City Paper Readers Poll. Learn more about Jermaine, and email info@balancegym.com to find out more about training with him! Name: Jermaine Ennis Occupation: Personal Trainer Hometown: Washington DC How long have you been a […]

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04/27/2017

Four Reasons to Add Balance Bootcamp to Your Workout Routine

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If you’re looking to shake up your workout routine this spring, look no further than Balance’s signature bootcamp class, which combines functional fitness and athletic conditioning for a killer workout! Not sure about the class? Here are four reasons you should definitely give it a try: You’ll Never Get Bored: Our bootcamp classes have been described […]

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04/27/2017

Partner Spotlight: DC Eagles Australian Rules Football Team

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Balance is proud to partner with the DC Eagles Australian Rules Football Team this year! We talked to Coach Danny Seow to learn more about Australian Rules Football and why they love Balance Gym! For those who don’t know, what is the difference between Australian Rules football and American football? Australian football doesn’t wear pads […]

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04/26/2017

Member Spotlight: Chris Franco

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Name: Chris Franco Occupation: System Analyst Which Balance location do you belong to? Thomas Circle How long have you been a member? The moment Thomas circle Balance was born How often do you come to the gym? 5-6 days a week Why did you decide to join Balance? What do you like most about the gym?  My membership was carried […]

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04/26/2017

Member Spotlight: Chris Franco

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Name: Chris Franco Occupation: System Analyst Which Balance location do you belong to? Thomas Circle How long have you been a member? The moment Thomas circle Balance was born How often do you come to the gym? 5-6 days a week Why did you decide to join Balance? What do you like most about the gym?  My membership was carried […]

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03/22/2017

Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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