There’s a New Workout Coming to DC, and You Can Try It For Free on Saturday

Launched in Atlanta in 2008, BLAST (Balanced Level of Aerobic/Anaerobic and Strength Training) is planning to open their first boutique outside of Georgia in early 2016. Their choice location? Washington, DC.

“DC has been ranked as one of the most fit cities in the country,” says BLAST founder Missi Wolf. “We saw in the Nation’s Capital a fit-fluent community who puts a healthy, goal-oriented lifestyle at the top of their priorities, lending itself perfectly to our trifecta of services.”

The BLAST “trifecta” includes their 60-minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout; their profile program, which includes fitness consultations to determine the best workout schedule for an individual; and their nutrition planning by in-house registered dietitions. This program was launched by Wolf after she herself had shed 100 pounds and realized that she needed a one-stop shop for both cardio and strength training workouts, along with trained professionals who could guide her exercise and nutrition decisions with a plan that was prescribe to her specific physiology.

The District’s first BLAST gym isn’t scheduled to open at their 2311 M Street, NW address until the new year, but fitness fanatics can take a crack at the workout on Saturday, November 21 with two free classes: 8:30 AM at Lincoln Memorial (2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW) and 10 AM at the Lululemon store in Georgetown (3265 M Street, NW).

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.