“I need to get back to the gym,” says almost anyone after a heavy holiday dinner.
Then, without warning (other than the flip of the calendar), the treadmills at the gym are filled. The weight-lifting area looks like a war zone. And just about everyone you know is trying a new diet to “clean up” their eating habits.
If you’re looking to start out the new decade with a trip to the elliptical or dance through a Zumba class, find these local deals across the region.
The steadfast brand that has locations across the country (which can be beneficial to frequent travelers) isn’t running a New Year’s-specific deal for 2020, but it is offering inspiration in the form of cash prizes and membership offers for the company’s 2020 Challenge. The 12-week program challenges new and existing members to transform their minds and bodies with prizes, divided by age categories ranging from 19 years old to 60-plus. Start your membership, get your measurements taken and you could win up to $6,500 at your local gym. What could be more inspiring than that? // Multiple locations, see chosen location for details
For those looking to start their year off with an impressive all-around gym, Equinox (also found predominantly in national cities) offers everything from an on-site yoga studio, Pilates studio, cycling studio, personal training, group fitness classes, indoor lap pool, juice bar and cafe, kids area and more. The gym is offering $0 initiation fees until Tuesday, Dec. 31, and is a great excuse to kick-off your New Year’s resolution and save a bit upfront. A great start to for your wallet and your body for the new decade. // Equinox Tysons Corner: 8065 Leesburg Pike, Vienna; Membership prices vary
With locations in Tysons and Ashburn, local residents have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary week of unlimited access to the full-body workouts at F45. Group workouts are 45 minutes, with certain days of the week focused on different types of exercises and muscle groups. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, experience cardio workouts, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, get in your strength/resistance workouts. Saturdays are hybrid days with hour-long classes and live DJs. To sign up for Tysons’ free week, click here. For Ashburn, here. Plus, residents can also join the eight-week challenge starting in February and be entered to win a trip to Grand Cayman. // F45 Tysons: 1640 Boro Place, Suite 206, McLean; F45 Ashburn: 21020 Sycolin Road, Suite 115, Ashburn; Long-term membership prices vary
Bodyworks Downtown Athletic Club
Did someone say 50% off sign-up fees? This accessible fitness location in downtown Fredericksburg is now offering a 50% off deal, helping your overall start-up cost and the chance to get fit in 2020. The location boasts cardio equipment, strength equipment, a yoga studio, locker room facilities and a sauna. Group classes range from pitaiyo (a mix of Pilates, yoga and tai chi) to Zumba and belly-dance fitness. // Bodyworks Downtown Athletic Club: 1027 Caroline St., Fredericksburg; Long-term membership prices vary
Fly Fitness Inspiration
This new local spot will be hosting its grand opening on the first weekend of January (from Friday, Jan. 3 to Sunday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and is offering a $40 unlimited one-month pass to all first-time members. The location offers spin classes, yoga classes, an open gym space, boot camps, student athlete conditioning programs and more. For more information on the new location, check out the Facebook page. // Fly Fitness Inspiration: 501 William St., Fredericksburg; Long-term membership rates and class packages vary
Free First Class (or Free First Week) Offerings
These locations offer free first classes and weeks all year long, but here’s where to take advantage of a few to kick start your New Year!
OneLife Fitness – Reston
Starting the year off with a “free pass,” isn’t such a bad idea when it’s for OneLife Reston. Get a complimentary personal training session, access to over 100 pieces of fitness equipment, athletic turf areas, access to Explosive Fitness, group fitness classes and more for one week. // Explosive Fitness – Reston: 11445 Isaac Newton Square S., Reston; Long-term membership rates vary
With multiple locations across the NoVA region and a variety of workouts to catch in a week, Orangetheory will have you kicking your New Year’s resolutions in the rear-end in no time. The high-intensity interval training classes are meant to keep your heartrate up and your muscles pumping, and your first class is free. // Multiple locations; Long-term membership rates vary
A cycling studio that will have you feeling good and giving back to start your new year is Good Sweat. This Rosslyn-based cycling studio offers a variety of classes that will keep you moving and entertained, including music-focused classes, 45-minute spins and more. Plus, join the monthly classes where a portion of the proceeds are donated to local nonprofit organizations. Your first class is always free. // Good Sweat 1711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; Long-term membership prices vary
This nationally recognized brand has several locations across Northern Virginia and is a workout all its own. Use your own body weight to stretch, pulse and lift your way through this dance-inspired workout and you’ll quickly notice just how many muscles can be toned in the new year. Your first “Foundations” class is free, and new members can sign up for various class packages and long-term memberships, with rates and deals varying by location. // Multiple locations; Long-term memberships and class package prices vary
To a first-timer, Pilates looks complicated. You might have quite a few questions, also. How do I use the machine correctly? Do I need any special equipment of my own? Is it just like yoga, or different? At Club Pilates, take your first intro class for free to have all of your questions answered and start the new decade with a new kind of workout. Lucky for local residents, there are locations in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and more. // Multiple locations; Long-term memberships and class package prices vary
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