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Virtual 7 Day Pass2020-05-04T09:26:35-04:00

Free 7 Day Pass to Virtual 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 watch parties, and challenges. To top it off, we are partnered with DC Fray, DC’s premiere social sports society. Put this 7 Day Free Pass to good use starting…NOW!

Balance Members Only Training

COVID-19 is changing how we do fitness. Although the strength of the Balance fitness community shines when we’re together, we found that we’re even stronger when we’re apart. We have adapted to the new changes social distancing has brought upon us: we have gone completely virtual.

Balance now offers an exclusive Members-Only Facebook group which features:

  • Daily Live Group Exercise Sessions: real-time instruction from our top trainers!
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Live Q&A sessions
  • On-Demand access to our library of live videos on Facebook and our YouTube Channel

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We have even more virtual programming! Learn more here.

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 40 online classes per week, including our signature Balance Bootcamp (which we take outside to the surrounding neighborhoods or our roof deck when the weather allows—and whenever we open our doors back up to the public), Balance Body classes; traditional classes like yoga, barre, and Zumba. 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. They have Zoom classes you can


What is particularly close to our hearts is our community. Throughout the year (and before COVID-19), Balance hosted hikes, rooftop parties, scavenger hunts, farm weekends, and many fitness events for our members. No matter where you are in your 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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José W.
16:51 06 Jan 18
EDIT: I was surprised how pleasant it was given the outdated rating. Staff here are very friendly and helpful. They had everything I need at a really great price. I need plenty of free weights,... cardio, and some fixed weight machines. So that makes it very difficult to entice me with the other bells and whistles. Having said that, I'm very happy with the price. I appreciate the free towels and will try their spin class. Talk to David! He's great!FEEDBACK: I appreciate the perk of free wifi but would love it if the range would extend beyond the crossfit and bench area of the second floor. That's where the free weights are located and where I'm working out most of the time. Thanks!read more
L. B.
10:12 21 May 19
I joined this gym for the five weeks I was in DC, thinking it would be closeby where I was staying and that was good enough. I was thrilled to find out how...
Jay F
01:49 05 Sep 17
This gym has a great neighborhood feel to it, in addition to all of the standard weight lifting equipment, treadmills, and a variety of classes.
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Emilia E.
19:27 27 Sep 19
Love this gym, best thing I have done for myself. The location is hard to beat, friendly staff, super clean, always fresh towels, excellent equipment. Plus,...
Sarah H.
15:49 13 Oct 21
Every single staff member is so kind, friendly and helpful! The gym is always very clean and well maintained. I have never left a review before, but this place and the people deserve it 🙂
Eleanor R.
14:21 03 Nov 21
I have been part of this gym for over 10yrs - the leadership of the gym has created a community of fun, informative and welcoming. The coaches are smart, engaging and will always answer questions.... Never once have I felt that the classes (CF included) were beyond me or that only the 'cool kids' could participate. Thank you Balance for changing my life!read more
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Maddie M.
17:21 03 Dec 19
Balance Gym is truly one of the best in the city! Glover Park has super clean facilities, updated equipment, and tons of classes when I don't want to workout on my own. Trying to get my friends to... join!read more
Bloved A.
21:35 19 Jul 20
Just was in the neighborhood it's a jewel though could see they're taking covic19 seriously. Stay balanced though out.
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...
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Kristin D.
01:20 10 Oct 21
The staff was friendly, the facilities seemed clean, hand sanitizer was well stocked, and the classes have been helpful!
Fyodor U.
14:08 18 May 22
Joined 7a bootcamp on a 4 day visit to DC - coach Andres is superb, fellow bootcampers wonderfully friendly, and both roof and studio workout is an...
Scott B.
12:46 18 Feb 22
Solid gym, large with lots of floors and space on each floor to do your thing. I dropped into the CrossFit classes and enjoyed the vibe, mostly young...

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