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Top 5 Summer Workouts

The summer season is already heating up, and we know you want to look hot! Break up with the treadmill collecting dust, and connect with our favorite bastions of fitness around town.  

Top 5 Summer Workouts in DC

Anne Mahlum, founder of Solidcore 

1. Blast
This new boutique fitness class is straight out the ATL. BLAST (Balanced Level of Aerobic/Anaerobic and Strength Training) adds data to its intense interval training. Metabolic testing and nutritional coaching allows for smarter fitness developed by a “regular mom.” You can’t go wrong with a free first class. 2311 M St. NW, 202.733.3762

2. Pure Barre
Barre classes have become increasingly popular for those looking for lean muscles in those hard-to-tone places. Pure Barre is more than a workout: It’s a lifestyle. Disciples constantly shift total-body workouts that feature a ballet barre and small isometric movements; each burns fat and sculpts muscle. Things we love about Pure Barre: setting goals and the cool gear (neon-colored sticky socks!). Multiple locations, including 2130 P St. NW, 202.870.1799

3. SoulCycle
Travel on your SoulJourney via bike! SoulCycle focuses on “joyful fitness" that offers a jog, a sprint and, of course, lots of dancing. Clear your head and race your bike at this enjoyable total-body cardio workout. Multiple locations, including 2301 M St. NW, 202.659.7685

4. Solidcore
Don’t let the slow speed of this class fool you... it’s hard. This high-intensity, low-impact class lengthens and tones while using a resistance-based machine. Dedicated coaches and a culture of support will help you perfect your summer physique with each class. Multiple locations, including 1841 Columbia Road NW, 267.455.6457

5. Spark Yoga
Reach new heights (and new positions) with Spark Yoga’s aerial yoga. Spark Yoga is family-owned and -operated and incorporates the best yoga and workout material for “construction” and “instruction.” If heights aren’t your forte, check out their Spark Barre, mat Pilates, Yoga and Yoga + Weights. Multiple locations, including 2201 N. Pershing Drive, Ste. G, Arlington, Va., 703.248.9642