5 Outdoor Fitness Classes in DC

Get fit and sunkissed with rooftop cycling, outdoor yoga, and more.

Pilates on the Patio returns to Poste this summer. All students receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Photograph courtesy of Chauna Bryant.

While these humid DC days aren’t exactly ideal, getting out for a workout is an awesome way to feel better about all the long hours spent sitting in front of a computer. We’ve already shared five outdoor workouts you can do on your own, so read on for five local fitness classes—besides boot camp and fun runs—that take place outside. (Just don’t forget your sunblock!)

Rooftop Cycling at Vida Fitness 
Schedule varies

Vida Fitness at U Street opts for sunny views of DC over dark, cramped studios with its rooftop cycling class. Led by instructor Alexx Zamudio, cyclists spin their wheels on the sundeck of the gym’s penthouse club. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members.

Pilates on the Patio
Every Saturday at 10 AM

Pilates on the Patio returns to Poste beginning Saturday, June 1, and ending June 22. Led by instructor Chauna Bryant, the 45-minute class is for all levels and ends with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. $24.

Yoga in the Park With Lululemon
Every Wednesday at 6 PM

De-stress with post-work yoga in Dupont Circle hosted by Lululemon’s Logan Circle team. When temperatures rise and humidity is at an all-time high, just think of it as a free hot yoga session.

Pilates in the Park 
Every Tuesday at 5:30 PM

There are five more free Pilates in Park sessions left. Hosted by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, the free classes take place in Farragut Square Park and combine Pilates and yoga. Head to the park with your mat every Tuesday at 5:30 PM.

Outdoor Yoga and Pilates on the Deck at Balance Gym
Schedule varies

The folks at Balance Gym Thomas Circle host yoga and Pilates classes on the private deck, weather permitting. All Balance Gym locations often hold boot-camp classes at nearby parks when the weather is nice. $20 for nonmembers.