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Fashionably Fit

Staying motivated to work out is easier with the help of a cute ensemble.

Photographs by Jeff Elkins

1. Raise the Bar

Try: Pure Barre

Locations: DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Fitness fanatics love Pure Barre for its high-intensity, low-impact classes, which involve body-toning exercises and isometric movements. New moms can take advantage of the three-month unlimited Baby Bounce Back package that focuses on areas such as abs, hips, and thighs. In addition to a selection of stylish workout merchandise, the studio stores offer Pure Barre “new mommy” and “baby on board” socks for moms and onesies for infants.

The Gear: Ginger Racer tights ($98) and Harmony Expression scoop neck pullover ($107) both by splits59 and Pure Barre sticky socks ($12) by Pure Barre at Pure Barre DC, 2130 P St., NW; 202-870-1799.

2. Bust A Move

Try: Zumba

Locations: DC, Maryland, and Virginia

We’re up for any dance party the First Lady approves of. In addition to attracting the likes of Michelle Obama, who was recently spotted shaking things up at a class for her Let’s Move! Initiative, Zumba Fitness, the fun dance workout that targets the entire body, now has a line of stylish activewear. The newest addition to the collection: an array of innovative sneakers designed to help you put your best foot forward in class.

The Gear: Impact Max shoes ($75) by Zumba

3. Soul Rider

Try: SoulCycle (opening this summer)

Location: 2301 M St., NW

The Washington area has no shortage of indoor-cycling studios, but enthusiasts have been looking forward to the summer arrival of the fat-burning cardio workout that kicked off the craze. Since opening in New York, SoulCycle, the celebrity favorite with thousands of devotees, has evolved into a lifestyle brand with the addition of athletic apparel. It even boasts a limited-edition collaboration with fashion-savvy e-tailer Shop bop.

The Gear: I Heart Soul sweatpants ($78) and I Heart Soul tank ($64) by SoulCycle at

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