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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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Adam T.
16:48 16 May 17
I've been a member since January. This is probably one of the best facilities I've belonged to anywhere. First, the value – roughly averaging out to $2 per day in a month – is unbeatable. Second, the... equipment and amenities are top notch, new, and well maintained. Third, the friendly staff keep the place impressively clean at all times, even during rush periods. Fourth, the clientele is polite, everyone is respectful and keeps to themselves, and it's very comfortable for anyone at any level of fitness to come here. Lots of great group classes.read more
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
Kevin B.
23:02 12 Oct 21
Balance isnt perfect but neither is the concept of "balance". Relative to the rest of the duds (other gyms) in the city balance will offer higher quality on all accords. Even the trainers appear to... be in the know. Front desk are always chill. I mean have you ever tried talking to the front desk at Golds. The aura of used car sells people is nowhere to be found. Plus balance is pretty inclusive in the 2021 sense. Cheersread more
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23:43 13 Jul 18
Best places ever and best coaches, stuffs and friendly people and crossfit members are awesome.
Richard M
14:34 05 Jan 19
Great gym, very clean, has all the equipment I need, nice salt water pool. Very nice staff. Great location.
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,...
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Carleigh S.
03:16 19 Aug 14
Great, clean gym that's never too crowded. Take advantage of the group fitness classes like boot camp and spin!
Ronjon R.
10:13 17 May 17
Used to be a member of Sport & Health at Tenley (way more expensive, also falling apart inside) - Balance is a huge improvement and a true gym that isn't only machines.
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.
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Obi A.
18:39 05 Jul 17
I joined this gym with my wife about a year ago after seeing how well kept the place is, and how professional the staff and trainers conducted themselves. We’ve been doing our evening work outs ever... since, and I must say, the ties we’ve made with the people here are just beyond words. One of the best gyms in DC, without a doubt.read more
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...
Edwin P.
07:33 08 Feb 20
Absolutely the best gym I have been to in DC. No cap. I am a powerlifter, and Balance is perfect for me.In terms of the equipment, Balance is amazing....

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