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.