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From Pilates to Boot Camp, Workouts to Kick Start Your Spring

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In case your workout routine needs a boost after months and months of cold weather, here are some fun ideas from local fitness studios for March and April:

Every Friday in March, Potomac Pilates will host a Pilates Power Hour at their Shops at Wisconsin Place location, featuring live music, gift bags, and giveaways. Fitness guru Lindsey Davidson will be teaching all the Power Hours every Friday at 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:15 p.m., and as an added bonus, Potomac Pilates is partnering with The Tasting Room Wine Bar next door. So after your workout, head over for a glass of wine at The Tasting Room Wine Bar and receive 15% off your purchases. Sign up here.

The new Pure Barre Capitol Hill's opening day is Monday, March 10, and you can already sign up for classes here. The studio is located at at 407 8th Street SE, and they plan to host free Breaking Down The Barre workshops on Sunday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 29 at 1:15 p.m.

Meanwhile, Xtend Barre DC in Blagden Alley is offering an Xtend BarreCamp in March, with five days in a row of 75 minute morning classes. From Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21, commit to five sessions focusing on arms, thighs, glutes, abs and cardio, starting at 6:45 a.m. and running until 8:00 a.m. The price is $125 for all five days of classes, click here or on the workshops tabs of their online schedule to sign up.

Looking ahead to April, Dupont Circle's Epic Yoga DC is hosting Yoga 101: A Four Week Intro to Yoga for yoga newbies. The workshop starts on April 1 at 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and continues at that same time every week through April 22. Learn fundamentals as well as backbends, forward folds, and get an intro for inversions and arm balances. The workshop is $99 for all four weeks, or $30 per class for drop-ins.

Want to work out outside when the weather finally warms up? Try boot camp with Phoenix Fitness in Georgetown. The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:55 a.m. at the intersection of Potomac & K/Water Street NW, right at the entrance of the Georgetown Waterfront Park. Each class is different, from running up and down the Exorcist steps to resistance band training. Purchasing one class will set you back $15, or try a class package, with five classes for $68 or eight classes for $100.
Image via Potomac Pilates/Facebook and Pure Barre Capitol Hill/Facebook