Resolve to Get Fit

Check out your local fitness hotspots

By Lisa Cleary
|  Thursday, Jan 6, 2011  |  Updated 8:30 AM EDT
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Resolve to Get Fit

Stick to your New Year's plan and resolve to get fit. Drop by any number of local gyms, like the Results Gym.


Not sure where to start your newly resolved workout routine?  Well, not to fear -- we’ve got you covered. 

Check out some of your local gyms and their amenities as well as some other heart-pumping activities that you might not think of initially (like bowling!).

Grab your dancing shoes to brush up on the likes of your hip hop, salsa, ballroom and hula skills: 

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
(202) 399-6763

Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center
5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW
(202) 363-8344

DC Dance Collective
4908 Wisconsin Avenue NW
(202) 362-7244

See how well you can maintain your balance at these local ice skating rinks:

Fort Dupont Ice Arena
3779 Ely Place SE
(202) 584-5008

Rockville Town Square Ice Rink
100 Gibbs Street
Rockville, Md.
(301) 545-1999

Sculpture Garden Ice Rink
7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
(202) 216-9397

Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink
Veterans Plaza
8523 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, Md.
(301) 588-1221

If you like the chillier temps but aren’t so keen at balancing on ice, try tubing:

Whitetail Resort
(Approximately 100 miles from D.C.)
13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, Pa.
(717) 328-9400

Strengthen your serve at one of these locations:

East Potomac Tennis Center
1090 Ohio Drive SW
(202) 554-5962

Rock Creek Park Tennis Center
16th & Kennedy Streets NW
(202) 722-5949

Cross your fingers in hopes of making a lucky strike:

Alexandria Lanes
6228 North Kings Highway
Alexandra, Va.
(703) 765-3633

Bowl America Bull Run
10641 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, Va.
(703) 368-6256

Bowl America Burke
5615 Guinea Road
Fairfax, Va.
(703) 425-9303

Pose in your downward facing dog at one of these centers:

Boundless Yoga
1522 U Street NW
(202) 234-9642

Down Dog Yoga
1046 Potomac Street NW
(202) 965-9642

Flow Yoga Center
1450 P Street NW
(202) 462-3569

Think you’re a tough guy?  Then check these places out:

BETA Academy
(Offers Thai boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts, to name a few)
1459 Columbia Road NW
(202) 538-0422

DC Martial Arts Academy
650 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Md.
(301) 652-5425

Hung Tao Choy Mei Kung Fu Leadership Institute
1351 U Street NW, 2nd Floor
(202) 265-1670

Yong Studios
4445 Wisconsin Avenue NW
(202) 966-9677

Last but not least, don’t forget the satisfying sweat of a good run:

Bally Total Fitness
2000 L Street NW
(202) 331-7788

Gold’s Gym (three locations)
Capitol Hill
409 3rd Steet SW, Suite 120
(202) 554-4653  

1120 20th Street NW, Suite 113
(202) 293-4200

Van Ness
4310 Connecticut Avenue NW
(202) 364-4653
Results Gym (three locations)
Dupont Circle
1612 U Street NW
(202) 234-5678

Capitol Hill
315 G Street SE

1101 Connecticut Avenue NW

The Sports Club/LA—Washington DC
1170 22nd Street NW
(202) 974-6600

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