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20 Gyms in DC Where You Can Battle Ropes
From a turf rooftop to exclusive studio rooms, these gyms have the equipment to battle it out. By Douglas Bair
Twenty gyms in Washington have battling ropes on hand to work out your core, upper body, and lower body all at once. Photograph via Shutterstock.
Comments () | Published June 13, 2013

We’ve long been fans of the battling ropes workout that works the core, upper body, and lower body all at once. With just one piece of equipment, it doesn’t get any more convenient—although your triceps and shoulders won’t exactly call it easy the morning after.

If it’s been a few months since you last picked up that 30-pound rope to whip its 50- to 100-foot length with all your might, turn up the intensity on your training regimen with one of these gyms’ heavy ropes.

CRUNCH

Chevy Chase (5100 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-621-7622) has three ropes out on an open space in the center of the gym where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.


VIDA FITNESS

City Vista (445 K St. NW, 202-289-8432) has two ropes on an open floor track where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.

Verizon Center (601 F St. NW, 202-393-8432) has two ropes in a studio room where you can slam either on your own or with a trainer. Vida Fitness tells us the ropes have made the occasional appearance during a TRX class depending on the instructor.

U Street (1612 U St. NW, 202-939-2577) and Metropole (1517 15th St. NW, 202-588-5559) each have one rope in a studio room where you can slam either on your own or with a trainer.


MINT

Both locations in Dupont Circle (1724 California St. NW, 202-328-6468) and Downtown (001 16th St. NW, 202-638-6468) have two ropes in a studio room where you can slam either on your own or with a trainer.


WASHINGTON SPORTS CLUB

Capitol Hill (214 D St. SE, 202-547-2255) has two ropes out on an open track space. The ropes often make cameos during a CrossFit workout depending on the coach leading the workout that day.

Columbia Heights (3100 14th St. NW, 202-986-2281) has two ropes out on an open space where you can slam on your own or with a trainer. (The ropes have been spotted at the occasional CrossFit workout at this location, too.)

Downtown (1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-296-7733) has two ropes in a studio room where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.

Gallery Place (783 Seventh St. NW, 202-737-3555) and Georgetown (3222 M St. NW, 202-338-0911) have one rope in a studio room and open space where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.

K Street (990 K St., 202-466-6500) has two ropes out on an open space where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.


BALANCE GYM

Thomas Circle (1111 14th St. NW, 202-730-0003) has two ropes out on its turf patio deck where you can slam on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.

Glover Park (2121 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-2121) has one rope out on an open space by the cardio floor where you can slam on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.


RESULTS GYM

Capitol Hill (315 G St. SE, 202-234-5678) has one rope out on an open space on the third floor where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.

Downtown (1101 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-887-5678) has one rope out on an open space on the first floor where you can slam on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.


GOLD'S GYM

Van Ness (4310 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-4653) has one rope out on an open space where you can slam on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.


SPORTS CLUB/LA

This membership-only gym (170 22nd St. NW, 202-974-6600) has one rope out on an open space where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.


EQUINOX

Bethesda’s membership-only gym (4905 Elm St., 301-652-1078) has two ropes out on an open space where you can slam either on your own or one-on-one with a trainer.

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