The first official day of spring is Thursday, and gyms and fitness studios are jumping right into the season with plenty of new workouts and classes. Read on to find out what workouts they have in store to banish your winter blues.
Free Cardio-Flow Classes at Atlas Fitness
For the rest of March, head to Atlas Fitness in Southeast every Wednesday morning to try out Cardio-Flow, a hybrid class that involves a 35-minute cardio workout followed by 35 minutes of yoga. It’s free on Wednesday from 5:45 to 7:45 AM. Regular daily classes begin April.
Early-Bird Classes at Ride DC
Starting Thursday, March 20, the 14th Street indoor cycling studio with a live-tracking system will offer 6 AM classes on Thursdays. Dubbed RhythmRide, the classes are choreographed to top 40 tunes.
Mother-Daughter Date Nights with Lil Omm Yoga
The Tenleytown yoga studio that promotes family-friendly yoga is offering three mother-daughter date nights in March and April ($40 per mother-daughter pair). Daughters ages 3 to 12 are welcome to join their moms for yoga and dinner.
Cherry Blossom Yoga on the Mall
This year’s cherry blossom yoga on the National Mall will be Saturday, April 5, at 10 AM, led by local instructor Mimi Rieger. Bring your mat and a friend and join thousands of others for this outdoor practice, hosted by Lululemon.
All-Day Yoga With Sri Dharma Mittra
Yoga District hosts an all-day affair with the founder of the Dharma yoga practice, Sri Dharma Mittra, at the Washington Convention Center on April 6. Sign up for the all-levels yoga practice, a challenging master class, or various classes focused on meditation, relaxation, chanting, and philosophy. Bonus: No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Meditation for Beginners
Georgetown Yoga, now in a new location at 2805 M Street, Northwest, offers a Meditation Monday class at 7:40 PM. It’s geared toward those who are new to the art of meditating.
Happy Hour Rides at Zengo Cycle
Zengo Cycle in Logan Circle now offers Friday-night happy-hour-themed rides at 6 PM. On schedule this week: a “divas” happy hour ride.
Aerial Yoga at YMCA Anthony Bowen
Soar to new heights while amping up your yoga practice during the YMCA’s aerial yoga classes, now officially on the schedule. Try a class for free via Sweetgreen Passport on Saturday, March 29, at 4.
Free Barre Classes at Lululemon
All spring, Lululemon Georgetown offers free barre classes in its second-floor studio with Rosslyn-based Lava Barre. Just bring your mat to the store every Monday at 6:30 PM.