This DC-Based Reformer Pilates Studio is Expanding to Petworth

A class at District Pilates' Shaw location. All photographs courtesy District Pilates.

Before Solidcore was around, there was Reformer Pilates. The OG of intense, slow-moving exercise on a bed-like torture devi—piece of workout equipment—Reformer Pilates has a reputation for creating long, lean silhouettes.

On Wednesday, Washingtonians will have one more studio in the area where they can sculpt their muscles. District Pilates, a women-owned Pilates studio in Shaw, is expanding to a second location in Petworth. When the gym opens November 1, it will feature six Peak Pilates Reformers and Chairs, with the 55-minute classes running seven days a week. While most of the classes on the upcoming schedule at the Petworth studio are “intermediate”—good if you’ve tried Pilates before, not so much if you’ve never heard of a reformer—but District Pilates also offers beginner and advanced sessions.

A single group class at District Pilates is $35 (private classes are $95 a pop), but package discounts are available. And if you’re new to the studio in general, you can try it out with a two-for-$40 or five-for-$115 deal, which can be purchased online. Take a peek inside the new studio in the photos below, then go visit in person when they open for their first class at 6 AM on Wednesday at 4011 Ninth St., NW.

The new studio features six Pilates Reformers and Chairs.
District Pilates now runs two locations, one in Shaw and the second in Petworth.

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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.