Former H Street Playhouse to Become CrossFit DC

DC’s first CrossFit location will open a second location in spring 2014.

CrossFit DC will open in the former location of H Street Playhouse in spring 2014. Photograph by Flickr user Elvert Barnes.

CrossFit DC, the first CrossFit affiliate to ever open in DC, is expanding its reach by opening a second location on H Street in spring 2014.

Located at 1364 H Street, Northeast—former home of the H Street Playhouse—the 4,500-square-foot space will maintain an open layout, typical of most CrossFit boxes.

“We do have a few people coming from H Street who lobbied us heavily to look into the neighborhood,” CrossFit DC owner Tom Brose told Well+Being. “We are really excited to join their community.”

In 2005 CrossFit DC became the first affiliate to open in DC and one of the first 50 in the world. Brose first started CrossFit DC at the Kalorama location of Balance Gym, before opening his own box at 1722 14th Street, Northwest, just last February.

Brose says current and new CrossFit DC members will be able to use both facilities when the H Street location opens.

H Street is quickly becoming a hub for CrossFit affiliates. CrossFit Old City recently opened this month at 810 H Street, Northeast.