As we forge ahead into the post-holiday winter season, getting enough exercise seems especially challenging. Cold temperatures have made outdoor exercise difficult. Add in some snow and we're faced with the prospect of low activity, inactivity or indoor exercise.
If you made some New Year's fitness resolutions that you're finding it difficult to keep because the weather's been getting in the way, take heart: You're not alone, and while you can't control what Mother Nature does, you can make a good faith effort to stay the course by hitting the gym.
Thankfully, Rosslyn is well-supplied with fitness centers to fit every style and budget. Read on for a complete listing and consider if one of these options might work for you:
CrossFit consists of constantly varied movements (e.g., pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at a high intensity. If it's your first time, you'll start with a consultation, and your first workout session will be free. Next, you can sign up for foundation/group classes where you'll learn the basics of CrossFit. These classes are not required but highly recommended for anyone new to CrossFit, even seasoned athletes. After you feel comfortable with the workout, you're ready to join their Workout of the Day (WOD) classes. Classes are scalable to meet your fitness needs. You'll also be able to enroll in personal training, which will also help you become familiar with the CrossFit movements. Monthly membership prices range from $94 (four classes per month) to $219 (unlimited classes per month). You can try out a free intro class by clicking here.
E60 Fitness opened in Rosslyn in June 2017. A proprietary HIIT (high-intensity interval training) class, Elevate 60, is their core offering. The class is offered several times a day on a recurring schedule, but the exercises change daily so the workout is different every time. E60 Fitness also offers specialty classes for recovery, toning, athletic skills, weight training and more. Their no-contract membership plans are affordable and flexible. The most basic membership, which provides access to open gym, is just $20/month, and can be used at both E60 Fitness locations (besides Rosslyn, there's also a location in Ashburn, Va.). Clients can also purchase membership packages that include access to open gym and a specific number of classes, or they can buy a package of classes. E60 also offers personal and group training. E60 offers a week of free classes. You can sign up for your free week here.
The Rosslyn location of Gold's Gym offers a variety of classes and amenities, including a steam room/sauna, resistance machines and free weights. Class offerings include bootcamp, Vinyasa flow yoga, barre, cycle, step, Pilates, bootcamp, Zumba and more. If you're a new client, you'll get started by building a fitness profile that enables you to set goals. You'll be able to consult with one of Gold's personal trainers in developing your plan. If you want to try it out first, you can take advantage of Gold's free guest passes, accessible here (scroll down to the bottom of the page to fill out the form). Membership prices range from a basic three-month membership at $39.99/month to a "fully loaded" three-month membership at $99.99/month.
LavaBarre is a fitness boutique that offers a multidisciplinary, cross-training schedule in an intimate and luxurious setting. Clients choose from classes taught by leading instructors in their field who push them to achieve results in three studios: two offer barre, yoga and TRX and one boasts heart-pumping cycle. LavaBarre offers a variety of membership options. If you're a new client, staff will work closely with you to match you with the best plan, whether it be an unlimited membership, a reduced membership that enables you to come once or twice a week, or a package of 10-20 classes. The studio also provides amenities such as full-service locker rooms with towel service and Red Flower bath products.
Orangetheory Fitness offers 60-minute workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training with heart rate monitors to track intensity and maximize metabolic burn. Workouts are designed to help you increase energy, get visible results and burn more calories, even after leaving the studio. The Rosslyn studio features 12 TRX suspension unit systems, 12 treadmills and 12 indoor rowing machines in addition to enough benches and free weights for sessions of 10-25 people. Orangetheory offers monthly memberships with no annual fee. You can sign up for a free one-hour workout here.
Verve Health & Fitness specializes in customized personal training across all fitness disciplines. Their team of trainers is highly regarded and sought after by Washington-area athletes, executives and celebrities. Besides seeking training, if you're a prospective member, you can sign up for packages of group classes ranging from eight classes per month to an unlimited number. Verve offers dozens of options, including a pure strength class, Tabata, boot camp, TRX, HIIT, precision running, yoga, Pilates, cardio kickboxing and more. Although Verve is co-located with CrossFit Rosslyn, group membership packages do not include CrossFit Rosslyn classes.