CrossFit has grown in popularity over the years with people looking for a new way to stay fit. Washington, D.C. has joined the movement, with CrossFit gyms opening across the city. Whether you are just starting to work out regularly or you are adding variety to your exercise plan, CrossFit could be a good choice for you. Here are the best CrossFit gyms in Washington DC.

District CrossFit
1525 Half St. S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 507-8255

Not every body is the same and not everyone has the same fitness goals. District CrossFit recognizes these facts and therefore tailors its training for each individual. But this doesn’t mean that the trainers will take it easy on you. Conditioning, strength and fitness at any level are going to require you to do some hard work. At District CrossFit, you will get the support you need as well as the kick in the pants to stay motivated. With individual training, group classes, competition and even classes for businesses, District CrossFit is dedicated to your fitness.

Second Wind CrossFit
5509 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-1793

Training, fitness, exercise, whatever you want to call it, aids in helping you stay healthy, but when done without proper techniques or guidance, can do more harm than good. At Second Wind CrossFit, safety comes first. While other gyms may strictly focus on building their clients’ muscles and reaching a certain goal, Second Wind thinks about its clients’ health and needs first, working with clients to ensure they are getting the best workout for them. The positive environment at Second Wind CrossFit sets it apart from other CrossFit gyms in the area.

Ballston CrossFit
1110 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 688-2238

Starting on the journey to getting fit and healthy can be strenuous, boring and defeating. Many people don’t think they have it in them to keep up the hard work. Ballston CrossFit believes and strives to get you to realize you can meet your fitness goals, despite your age or level of experience. Some of the core values include respect, challenge and community. You will never feel bullied or pressured. Instead, you will feel supported, encouraged and motivated.

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CrossFit DC
1722 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 450-6432

For nearly 10 years, CrossFit DC has been a leader in the CrossFit community, and as a gym in general. Every day you will find a different workout that challenges you and makes you sweat, including calisthenics, Olympic weightlifting and core conditioning. As the first CrossFit affiliate in the area, the gym played a major part in the growing trend of CrossFit lovers in DC. Challenge yourself and see why so many people in DC are turning to CrossFit to stay fit. With free introductory classes and classes on the basics, you have no reason not to.

Primal Fitness
219 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 596-9348

Firemen are seen as some of the most fit people around, at least the ideal fantasy of them. So what better place to have a gym than in an historic firehouse? The same strength that firemen need to carry heavy objects and to save people, you can obtain by working out at Primal Fitness. Its CrossFit program of high-intensity workouts will get you to your fittest. As daunting as the exercise plan seems, it is doable and the trainers are there for you every step of the way. There is no time like the present to start working on your fitness.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on