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You Can Join a Bootcamp Workout Benefitting ACLU and Equality Federation at Meridian Hill Park This Saturday

Photograph of a Chris and Alex Perrin-led workout courtesy Cut Seven.

On Saturday, you can enjoy the amazing early fall weather in Meridian Hill Park while getting in a full-body workout. The class will be hosted by Cut Seven—the sports conditioning-based boutique gym in Logan Circle. The event, which is titled “Sweat + Love Trumps Hate” is both to promote community and to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and LGBTQ advocacy organization Equality Federation.

For the duration of the hour-long workout, which is open to all levels, you can expect to do a lot of squats and crunches, as well as some stair running in the park, says Cut Seven co-owner Chris Perrin. This is not the first charity workout that Cut Seven has hosted—last Thanksgiving, the gym donated proceeds to Bread for the City and in August they hosted an event benefitting the Anacostia Watershed Society. This time, however, the workout is focused on fighting for equality.

“The real purpose of the workout is to promote inclusion, equality, and togetherness,” says Perrin. “When you take class at Cut Seven, it’s the same—your teammates are going to support you no matter who you are or what you believe in. We’re a team, we’re all in this together.”

Tickets to the workout are $10 and include snacks and water and music by a live deejay. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats to the event, which is scheduled for 1 PM on Saturday, September 16. To register, visit Eventbrite.

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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.