Exercise at Equinox, Donate to Charity

The gym launches Fit for Charity events to help raise money for local organizations.

Saturday is the first Fit for Charity event at Equinox Bethesda hosted by Washington Ballet. Photograph courtesy of Equinox.

Beginning Saturday, you’ll be able to work up a sweat while donating to a good cause when you take a class at Equinox Bethesda or Tysons Corner.

Equinox has announced a new initiative called Fit for Charity, a once-a-month event where gym-goers can donate to a cause simply by taking one of the club’s fitness classes, including Animal Flow and MetCon3. (The cycling class is not included.) 

Here’s how it works: Each month an organization will choose one class from Equinox’s schedule and invite anyone—nonmembers included—to the 45-minute class for a fee ranging from $25 to $30. All money raised will go toward the organization’s cause.

The first Fit for Charity event is June 15 at Equinox Bethesda with the Washington Ballet. Sign up for the $25 Shockwave class at Washington Ballet’s website. Cash will also be accepted at the door. 

Got kids? Equinox will offer childcare services for anyone participating in a Fit for Charity event.