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Top boutique fitness classes in D.C.

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Top boutique fitness classes in D.C.

It can be difficult finding a gym that fits your needs, luckily there are a variety of local gyms in the DMV that will help you break a sweat and stay fit. Whether your preferred workout is boxing, cycling, yoga, cardio or traditional weight-lifting, there's a place for every exercise-enthusiast in the nation's capital.

Here are the top fitness classes found around Washington, D.C.

Elevate Interval Fitness, 2428 14th St NW Washington, DC, 20009 

  • Columbia Heights 
  • Elevate offers personal training quality workouts in a group environment 
  • Classic HIIT

SweatBox, 1612 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

  • U Street Corridor 
  • Sweatbox combines strength and cardio training to target specific areas of the body
  • Some of the classes offered are Full throttle, push & pull, conditioning  


SoulCycle, 1935 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 

  • U Street Corridor 
  • SoulCycle is an experience that helps individuals emerge feelings stronger and inspired. 
  • 90’s, SoulSurvivor, Queens of Hip Hop classes are offered.

Barry’s Bootcamp, 1345 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 

  • Dupont Circle 
  • At Barry’s Bootcamp you will alternate bursts of anaerobic exercise to raise your metabolic rate and build lean muscle
  • The Original HIIT workout, Full Body, Total Body are some of the most popular classes offered. 


Urban Boxing, 1116 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037  

  • Kickboxing, Jiu-jitsu, all level boxing 
  • Located one block from the NW Pennsylvania Ave & NW 24th Street bus stop
  • Urban Boxing combines high energy fitness and self-defense in a fun environment

Outside D.C. 

Solid Core, 10245 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD, 20814

  • Bethesda
  • Be prepared to break down your slow-twitch muscle fibers within 50 minutes of slow and controlled resistance training 
  • Buns & guns, core30 and beginner classes are a few of the classes offered


BARRE3, 715 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Old Town 
  • BARRE3 is a full-body cardio and strength conditioning workout that will leave you feeling empowered from within
  • There are several levels of classes offered including The Basics, Isometric Hold, Small Range Movements  


Beyond the Scoreboard: HBO teaming up with Belichick and Saban


Beyond the Scoreboard: HBO teaming up with Belichick and Saban

By Rick Horrow

Podcast edited by Tanner Simkins


  • From an agency perspective, the NFL is moving in the right direction. Rick recently sat down with Arnold Wright, Executive Vice President and co-head of consulting for Octagon. Wright brings NFL team, league, and player deals to life for sponsors including Castrol, Delta, Bank of America, and others. “The league is obviously an incredible platform that leaps up year to year in terms of ratings and engagement,” Wright said. “The on field action is also as good as it’s ever been.” From a global perspective, Wright says, “The international piece in particular has been great for the league. You continue to see key markets like the UK, Mexico, and even Brazil growing internationally. It’s bringing other brands into the NFL ecosystem from a partner and promotional perspective.” As for the NFL’s 100th season platform, Wright says, “The league has done a lot of really great work in terms of positioning themselves, celebrating the history of the league from a player and a fan perspective. They have demonstrated a real savviness around their marketing and their connectivity to fans. The league several years ago probably would not have demonstrated that level of flexibility in terms of their marketing and what you could do with their platforms. But that’s certainly changed.”
    • YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI will make their professional boxing debut. Last year, the two online sensations faced each other in an exhibition fight that generated more than 1 million pay-per-view buys on YouTube. Now they will fight each other again – this time, in an official professional fight at in Logan’s hometown of Los Angeles at Staples Center on November 9. According to ESPN, the event will be a six-round cruiserweight fight streamed on DAZN and is sure to pack the house after last year’s sold out 57-57 majority draw that happened at Manchester Arena in KSI’s hometown of Manchester, England. They are both now professional boxers, have passed their required medical exams, and will meet at a launch news conference in Los Angeles on September 14, with another news conference to be scheduled in the United Kingdom. KSI and Paul have more than 40 million YouTube subscribers between them and should bring tons of new fans to the sport of boxing, while the sport’s traditional enthusiasts can relish undercard events that will feature an assortment of more established fighters in the boxing world.
    • HBO Sports and NFL Films are teaming on Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching, a feature-length film about the four-decade friendship between football coaches Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. According to Cynopsis Sports, the pair grant unprecedented camera access to their annual coaching retreat, where they share conversation about their interwoven history, admiration, coaching philosophies, and more. “Bill Belichick and Nick Saban have become the modern versions of Vince Lombardi and John Wooden – symbols of success not just in sports but in life,” said Ross Ketover, Chief Executive of NFL Films. “Their lessons on leadership are an inspiration; not just for those of us who love football but for anyone who wants to thrive at whatever passion they pursue.” The film is slated air in December on HBO. Belichick and Saban have both started their 2019 campaigns off with a bang, as Alabama handily won its first two games and the Patriots obliterated the Steelers 33-3 on Sunday night.

Michael Phelps and wife Nicole welcome third son, Maverick

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Michael Phelps and wife Nicole welcome third son, Maverick

Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole, former Miss California 2010, have welcomed the arrival of their third son.

Maverick Nicolas was born on September 9, 2019. Maverick follows Boomer Robert, 3, and Beckett Richard, 18 months old.

The parents also shared a sweet photo from Boomer's Instagram account from their hospital photo session. 


Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time and most decorated Olympian of all time, is from Baltimore, Maryland and boasts 28 total medals, 23 of which are gold.