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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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Laura L.
Great location and equipment. I was in town traveling for a week and has a great experience using their gym.
adam S.
Take Carly Isakovic's Rhythm Ride spin class. She is energetic and highly motivational. I have been taking her classes for years and love the energy and...
Robert D.
Excellent gym, however it can be very crowded in the weightlifting area. I haven't been there since they reopened but it sounds like they have some very...
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Paul L
Beautiful gym with a nice mixture of great equipment and programs. Awesome, friendly community of members and staff.
Juwamer H.
Great gym, good location, cool spa area. They also do a good job of promoting local DC sporting clubs.
Foster C.
Balance Gym is exceptional and exceeds all expectations. My personal trainer, Ricky, is outstanding; his knowledge and expertise are evident in every session. He has a remarkable ability to motivate... and push all of his clients ensuring progress and results. The added amenities of towel service and a sauna are just the cherries on top, making every visit to Balance Gym a rewarding experience. I couldn't be happier with my choice to join this gym and work with Ricky.read more
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Michael D.
The gym has been, and continues to be, meticulous in keeping the facilities clean and safe for everyone during these trying COVID times. On top of that, the staff are outstanding; friendly and most... helpful! Thank you Jacob and team!read more
Bronwyn Dalton C.
Balance has maintain a clean, safe and excellent environment before and during Covid. I recruited my husband to join the gym recently and Jacob K offered a tour and all pertinent information for him... to utilize equipment and enjoy his workouts. Five stars all around. I especially love Michelle and her Piloxing and Barre classes.read more
An amazing gym with a phenomenal staff! Jacob, the GM was extremely patient and tending to my million questions about what the gym has to offer. Boy, was I surprised! They have a variety of good... equipment available, different sections to do turf workouts, weight lifting, cardio, yoga, etc. the building used to be a spa, so the locker rooms are dreamy, and they offer specials on esthetic/massage work upstairs. I was able to take a boot camp class before signing up for a membership. The class was challenging, but within reason. The coach was enthusiastic, and everybody was having a good time. There is a Crossfit section as well! And they even offer classes like solid core, with the Pilates machine! This gym has everything you need, even parking in the back! Ask for Jacob and he’ll set you up. Also—lots of cool freebies like a free personal training session and three free Pilates reformer classes to start you off!read more
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4 stars for the gym and admin staff themselves but 10 stars for Abby the personal trainer!!!! She is amazing and always listened to everything I had to say like when I was in pain or unusually tired.... She helped me learn so much about the body and nutrition and creating healthy habits. She was by far the best part of the gym and helped me find workouts that fit with my schedule and my physical needs. I hit so many PRs under her guidance and loved working out with her.Also the Thomas Circle balance community is so fun and friendly the best out of all their locations in my opinion. Highly recommend making this location your home if you’re close to it!The admin staff and policies aren’t very transparent or helpful. They say an upfront monthly price but the staff don’t always tell you about the additional “maintenance charge” that comes every 6 months when you’re signing up. Also they’re bad at notifying you and advising you on your contracts, instead they just let sessions you’ve paid for expire without telling you they’re expiring or asking if you need to pause your plan.read more
Jack P.
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...
Alex S.
Good gym downtown close to K street. Much, much better than Washington Sports Club where I belonged for years. Balance has multiple floors, it's never been...

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