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Here’s How DC-Area Gyms and Fitness Studios Are Handling the Covid-19 Crisis

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Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.

Your email inbox is no doubt filled with messages from museums, delivery services, concert venues, and a whole host of other spots and companies letting you know all the precautions they’re taking in light of the Covid-19 crisis. We’ve gathered the precautions local gyms and fitness studios are taking during this time and will update this list as we get more information. If you have tips or updates to include, please email Mimi Montgomery at mmontgomery@washingtonian.com.

Solidcore:

Update: In a March 16 email, Solidcore announced it will temporarily close all its studios nationwide starting March 17. Memberships will be suspended, and if you already booked a class, the credits will be returned to your account.

As of now, DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients wash their hands before a workout and refrain from high-fiving or touching other clients. They are also cleaning their equipments and studios more frequently, as well as providing more hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

Rumble:

Update: In a March 15 email, Rumble announced it will temporarily close all studios nationwide.

As of now, the DC studio is open. In an email, the group asks that if clients are feeling under the weather, they stay home. They are also cleaning their equipment and studio more frequently, as well as providing more hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

The Dailey Method: 

Update: In a March 16 email, the group said it will close the DC studio starting March 17 through March 27. All memberships will be suspended during this period.

As of now, the DC studio is open. In an email, the group asks that if clients are feeling under the weather, they stay home.

Flywheel: 

Update: In a March 16 Instagram post, Flywheel announced it will be temporarily closing all studios across the nation starting March 17.

Update: In a March 14 email, the group said it will be capping classes at 50-percent capacity, is eliminating the upper body segment of Flywheel classes, and is requiring all clients wash their hands for 20 seconds before and after class.

As of now, DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients wash their hands before and after a workout. They are also cleaning their equipments and studios more frequently, as well as providing more hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. The group also asks that if clients are feeling under the weather, they stay home.

Zengo: 

Update: In an email sent March 12, the group said it will stop using weights during class.

As of now, DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients wash their hands before and after a workout. They are also cleaning their equipments and studios more frequently, as well as providing hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

Boot Camp with Jenny:

While the outdoor bootcamp series will continue, clients will no longer share mats or equipment during a workout or do any exercises that require interacting with a partner. Additionally, extra bootcamp spots have been opened for those telecommuting or no longer traveling, and clients have been asked to wash items like jackets or gloves between workouts.

Bluebird Sky Yoga:

As of now, the DC studio is open. In an email, the group says they are cleaning their equipments and studios more frequently, providing disinfecting wipes, asking their teachers to refrain from hands-on assists, and have swapped out the bathroom’s hand towels for paper towels. Also, they ask clients to stay home if they feel sick.

Barre3:

As of now, DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients wash their hands before and after a workout and that they have children wash their hands before and after entering the Play Lounge. They are also cleaning their equipments and studios more frequently, and while they can’t personally disinfect weights between each class, they are asking clients use disinfect wipes on them. The group also asks that if clients are feeling under the weather, they stay home—your credits will be refunded to you.

305 Fitness:

As of now, the DC studio is open. In an email, the group asks that all clients wash their hands and minimize person-to-person contact during the workout. They are also cleaning their studio more frequently, and providing more hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. The group also asks that if clients are feeling under the weather, they stay home—305 will be flexible in waiving cancellation fees.

Barry’s:

Update: In a March 15 email, Barry’s announced it will temporarily close all studios in the United States and Canada.

Update: In an email sent March 14, the group says it will book classes at 50 percent capacity, and no one will share treadmills or floor stations anymore when switching during classes. All classes will be 50 minutes long and will consist of one round on the treadmill and one round on the floor. If these changes cause you to lose a spot in class, you’ll have that credit returned to your account, as well as an additional one. If clients have a class package that will expire in March or April and don’t want to use it, Barry’s will extend it.

As of now, the DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients refrain from touching during class and stay home if they don’t feel well. The group is also cleaning their studios more frequently.

Vida Fitness:

Update: In a March 15 email, Vida announced it will close all of its locations through March 31.

As of now, the DC-area gyms are open. In an email, the group asks that clients stay home if they don’t feel well, and to clean and disinfect all equipment after using it. The group has also added additional hand sanitizer dispensers through its locations, and asked personal trainers to avoid non-essential contact with clients.

CorePower Yoga:

Update: In March 15 email, the group announced it will close all studios until March 30.

Update: In an email sent March 14, CorePower says it will now limit class sizes and require clients reserve a spot to attend. Additionally, class sizes will be limited, props will not be required during class, and clients can no longer rent mats from the studio.

As of now, DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients wash their hands before a workout and that those not feeling well stay home from class. They are also cleaning their equipments and studios more frequently and reduced the use of props in classes. Instructors have also been asked to no longer cue for open-mouth exhales while teaching a practice.

Elevate Interval Fitness:

Update: In a March 15 email, Elevate announced it will temporarily close. It will provide online classes to members in the interim.

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As of now, the DC studios are open. In an email, the group asks clients to stay home if they’re sick and use disinfectant wipes to clean areas they’ve touched.

Washington Sports Clubs: 

As of now, DC-area gyms are open. In an email, the group asks clients to minimize contact with other guests, disinfect all equipment and mats after use, and to stay home if they’re not feeling well. If you’re registered for a personal training session or class, the group will try to ensure you won’t incur a cancellation fee. The group will also increase the supply of cleaning and sanitizing materials in their locations, as well as have their overnight cleaning crews work extra shifts.

Flow Yoga Center:

As of now, the DC studios are open. In an email, the group says it reduced the number of spots available in classes, giving priority to Flow members and pass-holders. It will also offer free pauses and extension to Flow memberships, as well as free access to at-home yoga videos. The group is also no longer handing out snacks or tea and is no longer offering eye pillows to clients. They are providing removable covers for bolsters and pillows, too, which will be washed after each class. They’ve also limited hands-on assist in class, and ask that clients bring their own yoga mats and do not touch each other.

Pure Barre:

As of now, DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that clients wipe down their equipment after class and stay home if they don’t feel well. They are also cleaning their equipment and studios more frequently.

Yoga District:

As of now, DC studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients wash their hands before a workout, refrain from touching other clients, and request that teachers do not provide hands-on assists. They also ask that clients bring their own masks, register online so they don’t have to wait in line, and stay home if they’re not feeling well. All studios will also be reducing the size of their classes, too.

Sweat DC:

As of now, the DC studio is open. In an email, the group asks that clients refrain from touching one another during class, wipe down their equipment after working out, and stay home if they don’t feel well.

BodySmith:

As of now, the DC gym is open. In an email, the group ask clients to wipe down equipment with disinfect before and after use, shower after exercising at the gym, sit on towels, and wipe sweat with a disposable paper towel and wash their hands after. The group also says it’s cleaning the gym and equipment more frequently.

The Bar Method: 

As of now, DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group says it’s cleaning the studios and equipment more frequently, has limited the size of its classes, and asked instructors to stop offering hands-on adjustments. The studio also encourages clients to bring their own towels to class and will keep doors open so as to discourage touching doorknobs. Clients should check the schedule, too, as instructors will not teach classes if they’re feeling under the weather.

Fitness Together Georgetown:

As of now, the Georgetown location of personal training studio Fitness Together is open. In an email, the spot says it’s cleaning its exercise areas more frequently, and has asked personal trainers to stop all non-essential physical contact. The group also asks that clients stay home if they feel sick.

Sport & Health, Crunch Fitness, and Onelife Fitness: 

As of now, all DC-area locations of these gyms (which are owned by the same parent company) are open. The gyms are installing a new air-cleaning technology called AirPHX and have added more hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes throughout their locations. Also, key scanners will be placed on the front desks of all locations so clients can scan themselves in. 

Election Cycle:

Update: In a March 16 email, the studio announced it will temporarily close for the rest of the week.

As of now, the DC studio is open; in an email, the studio says it anticipates adding more mid-day classes as folks work from home. However, they will be limiting class sizes as a precaution. The group has stopped handing out cold towels at the end of class, and has hand sanitizer in the lobby. The studio also asks that clients who feel sick stay home.

Biker Barre:

Update: In a March 15 email, the studio announced it will close for at least the next two weeks and that all accounts will be frozen.

As of now, the DC-area locations are open. In an email, the group says it will limit cycling classes to 20 clients and barre classes to 10 clients and only hold one class at at time to limit the number of people in the lobby. Additionally, the group will postpone evening classes and modify the daytime schedule. Expiration dates will be extended on class packages if clients do not want to visit the studio at this time.

CycleBar:

As of now, all DC-area studios are open. In an email, the group asks that all clients come to class with their water bottles already filled and that folks who have traveled internationally follow CDC guidelines. The group also reminds clients that using weights during class is optional.

Cut Seven:

As of now, the DC studio is open. In an email, the group says it will limit class sizes to 16 people, stretch the break between classes to allow for more cleaning, and increase its cleaning schedule to two sessions a day. Additionally, the studio asks that clients wash their hands before and after class, stop high-fiving, and stay home if they feel sick.

SoulCycle:

Update: In a March 16 email, SoulCycle announced it will temporarily close all its studios globally. It will freeze expiration dates on all classes already purchased.

As of now, all DC-area locations are open. In an email, the group says clients will stagger between odd-numbered bikes, reducing class size by 50 percent.

Illumin8:

In a March 15 email, the DC studio announced it will close temporarily.

Epic Yoga:

In a March 15 email, the DC studio announced it will close temporarily. However, it will begin streaming free classes via Instagram Live.

Bash Boxing:

In a March 15 Instagram post, the group announced it will close its DC-area studios temporarily and all accounts will be frozen.

202strong:

In an Instagram posted March 15, the group announced it will close all DC-area locations through the end of the month.

Nuboxx

In a March 16 email, the group announced it will temporarily close all its DC-area locations. The launch party for the new U Street location is postponed, and all memberships will be frozen. Clients who have purchased class packs will have their expiration dates extended.

This post will be updated as we get more information. 

Associate Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. She previously was the editorial assistant at Walter Magazine in Raleigh, North Carolina, and her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Adams Morgan.