We usually don't condone using people to get want you want, but we're going to make an exception here. Your mission for the summer is to become friends with a member of Vida Fitness's Penthouse Pool Club and Lounge on U Street.
There's no doubt the 12,000-square-foot private rooftop area with views of the Washington Monument will be the place to hang on a hot summer day, with private, shaded cabanas lining the rim and hundreds of bright red lounge chairs scattered by the pool. The 60-foot heated pool, four feet and six inches deep all around, is surrounded by synthetic grass.
There are so many yoga studios in Washington that we barely bat an eye when yet another one opens. But the newest spot to join the ranks, Dupont Circle's Epic Yoga, is already impressing yogis who walk into its expansive 5,000-square-foot space above Mad Hatter and Yola DC.
Living up to its name, Epic Yoga boasts three practicing studios dedicated to yoga, barre yoga, and recovery, respectively. Exposed brick and hardwood floors are found in every room, and plenty of natural light shines through the windows and skylights. The reception area offers wi-fi and space for yoga happy hours, and in the future will include a juice bar cafe and retail boutique with yoga clothes, jewelry, and locally-made candles. His and her locker rooms includes showers and space to change and freshen up after a class.