Best Local Race: Cherry Blossom Ten-Miler
The popular race offers beautiful scenery and a relatively flat course, and the weather on race day is generally pleasant, earning it the distinction of reader favorite. Photograph by Flickr user muohace_dc.
Best Personal Trainer: Ingrid Nelson
You’ll find Nelson all over DC, whether it’s at the front of the class at Biker Barre in Capitol Hill or coaching you through one more squat at Nike Bootcamp in Georgetown every Monday night. Her energy is contagious wherever she goes.
Photograph by Ingrid Nelson.
Store With the Best Fun Runs: Lululemon
Each week Lululemon’s running ambassadors lead group long runs and speed workouts through the streets of DC, Arlington, and Bethesda. Best of all? They’re free. Photograph by Lululemon.
Favorite Healthy Lunch Spot: Sweetgreen
It’s easy to see why Sweetgreen was a winner among Well+Being readers. It offers healthy and filling salads, wraps, and juices—and hosts the Sweetlife Music Festival with great lineups every year. Photograph by Flickr user tedeytan.
Indoor Cycling Instructor With the Best Music: Angel Stone
Revolve DC’s Angel Stone, a triathlete and a Lululemon ambassador, pumps up her cycling classes with her killer playlist. Three songs you can expect to hear: “Sunrise” by Yeasayer, “Watching the World Go By” by Logistics, and “Blue Sky” by Common. Photograph by Angel Stone.
Favorite Running Trail: Rock Creek Park trails
With more than 32 miles of trails in the urban park, it’s hard not to find one readers don’t love. You could spend the whole day there and still find a new trail to explore. Photograph by Flickr user TrailVoice.
Best Yoga Instructor: Georgia Gerstein
Readers raved about Gerstein and her heated flow yoga class at Mind the Mat in Arlington. She began her yoga practice as a way to bond with her mom. Photograph by Mind the Mat's Facebook page.
Best Pilates Studio: Fuse Pilates
Readers voted the Dupont Circle studio best in the area, thanks to its wide variety of Pilates classes, from a runner-centric class to Push Prep, which is just for moms-to-be. Photograph by Fuse Pilates.
Best Running Store: Pacers
The family-owned store, with six locations in Washington, offers more than just great running gear. It also hosts popular local races and offers training programs by some of the best running coaches in the area. Photograph by Pacers' Facebook page.
Best Indoor Cycling Studio: Revolve DC
The Clarendon studio was there when the indoor cycling boom began in Washington. It’s success has spread to New York City, where it opened a second location last year. Photograph by Melissa Romero.