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Best Indoor Tracks To Exercise In The DC Area

October 20, 2012 6:00 AM

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Don’t let cooler temps or unpredictable changes in the weather derail your fitness routine. There are plenty of gyms in the D.C. area that offer everything you need to stay in shape, including an indoor track perfect for those cold, wet days here in the city. 

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
1711 Rhode Island Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 862-9622
www.ymcadc.org

Contact for pricing information

While its name may conjure up images of men dressed in silly outfits, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington takes fitness seriously. The facility features an indoor track, cardio and weight-training equipment, fitness classes, recreational sports including basketball and rock climbing as well as water fitness classes, child care and educational programs such as diabetes prevention. Membership benefits include a free wellness consultation, discounted rates on special programs including after-school child care and free or discounted access to YMCAs located nationwide.

Sport & Health Tenleytown
4000 Wisconsin Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-8000
www.sportandhealth.com

Contact for pricing information

Whether you’re looking for private Pilates classes, certified personal trainers or a place to get your tan on, Sport & Health Tenleytown is the place for you. Go for a jog around the indoor track, swim laps in the indoor heated pool, or sign up for a fun fitness class like Zumba or cardio kickboxing. The gym also promises pre/postnatal yoga classes, wellness programs, a day spa and a variety of recreational sports including boxing and squash. Sport & Health Tenleytown also offers online support through various means of social media. Learn new tips, receive alerts about special events and announcements, or reserve a court all online. Don’t forget to check in with your Sporth & Health app for iPhone and Droid.

Related: Best Zumba Studios in D.C.

Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 2nd St. South
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 228-5920
www.arlingtonva.us

Price: $195 for one-year adult membership for Arlington residents/$558 for non-residents/other membership options available

If you live in Arlington, then head on over to the Thomas Jefferson Community Center where you will enjoy up-to-date workout equipment, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, comfy locker rooms, dry saunas, towel service, personal training, an outdoor fitness trail, fitness classes and membership discounts. The facility features a soft, urethane four-lane indoor court, a variety of pick-up games, including badminton and volleyball, and a game room. Membership benefits include access to all six Arlington-based fitness facilities.

Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center
9100 Freedom Center Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 993-8444
www.freedom-center.com

Price: $48.33 a month/other membership options available

Say bye-bye to belly flab, thanks to the wide variety of fitness options available at Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center. The center features both a leisure and fitness pool, a 4,000-square-foot cardio workout room, a 5,200 square foot strength-training workout room and a 3,500-square-foot aerobics studio, where you’ll find a wide variety of fitness classes, including spinning and high-intensity training. The indoor track is made out of soft, synthetic materials, making it perfect for walking or jogging. Membership benefits include a fitness assessment, child care services, personal trainer discounts and a quarterly newsletter.

Related: Best Spinning Classes In The D.C. Area

Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 583-2400
www.pgsportsandlearn.com

Price: $23 to $94 a month

Perhaps known as the D.C. area’s most notable fitness and indoor track facility, the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex is truly one of a kind. The facility features a 200-meter indoor track, pole vault runways, shot put and high-jump areas. The fitness center includes cardio and weight-training equipment, an aquatics and gymnastics center plus a field house and an outdoor stadium. The facility also features a variety of family friendly fitness classes, youth and community programs, a learning center and a festival field perfect for community events.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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