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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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