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Free Summer Workouts in Maryland and Virginia

Options for every day of the week.

From early morning group runs to Zumba, free workouts you can do every day of the week. Image via Shutterstock.

Earlier this summer, we brought you a roundup of free workouts to do in DC every day of the week. Now, as promised, here are even more options in Maryland and Virginia. 

Monday

Beat the beginning-of-the-week blues with this 6:30 PM Monday Runday starting at Lost Dog Cafe in Merrifield. Boost your endorphins with a three-mile run, then head back to the cafe for extended happy hour the rest of the night.

For a twist on your workout, try Study Body Logic’s barre body ballet workout, which combines classical and upbeat music. A free class is offered in Arlington at 8:15 PM on Monday, July 14, and on Monday, July 21, at 5:15 PM in Alexandria. 

Tuesday 

Running enthusiasts can meet at City Sports Bethesda for a 6:30 PM route tracing the Capital Crescent Trail or exploring nearby neighborhoods. Follow a Sport & Health trainer in a cross-training workout to intensify your run and enjoy a post-run cool-down with discounted drinks from Mussel Bar—both partnerships begin July 1. Also try a 6:15 PM Pilates class with Studio Body Logic at the Alexandria location on August 5. 

Wednesday

Make the best of your lunch hour by heading to BelovedYoga for a noon relaxation session. Yogis who are able to sneak out of work early can wind down with Down Dog Yoga at 4 PM in Herndon. 

Thursday

All yoga levels are welcome to join Evolve Yoga + Wellness at 5:45 PM for a peaceful stretch. If you’re looking for a faster-paced workout, get your heart pumping with the Capital Striders Running Group at 6:30 PM along the W&OD Trail. Meet at Vienna Caboose. 

Friday

Rise before the sun and head out to Old Town Alexandria for an energizing group run. The Pacers group meets at 5 AM in front of Starbucks, so there’s time to grab a cup of coffee and still make it to work on time.

Saturday

Plunge into the weekend with Knockout Fitness, which leads a boxing boot camp at 8 AM. Or bring out your inner salsa dancer during Zumba with Canton Club at 9 AM. Both classes are part of the Waterfront Wellness Series taking place all summer at West Shore Park. 

Combine power lifting, running, and rowing and conquer CrossFit with Ballston CrossFit at noon, or ease into the morning with 7:30 AM yoga with BelovedYoga. Want to start the day off with a bang? Hustle through 8 AM FreeStyle fitness boot camp with Rezults Fitness that uses bodyweight for a high-intensity workout.

Sunday

For a different kind of workout, try Xpose Fitness’s noon introduction to pole dancing class that enhances flexibility, strength, and aerobic capacity. You can also join Pulse Fitness at 10 AM as Ochieng Asugo leads a group run to improve running techniques for all levels. Meet at the reception area, and bring a water bottle. And to really spice up your regular running route, jump, climb, or skip over man-made obstacles through the city during Parkour with Urban Evolution at 9 AM as part of the Waterfront Wellness Series.

If you’re looking for a gym to join this summer, the first week is free at CorePower Yoga Studio and Pulse Fitness; Zengo Cycle, UFC Gym, and Chakaboom Fitness offer their first class for free. 

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