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The Newbies' Guide to CrossFit Locations in Washington, D.C.

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Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


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This is it, the year where you finally get over your fear of working out in a place called a "box." For everyone who wants to try CrossFit for the first time, check out this map of independently-owned CrossFit affiliate locations in the District of Columbia. And for newbies, we've compiled the list of times for free intro sessions. Read on to find a spot in your 'hood where you can get your WOD on — that's workout of the day.


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Second Wind Crossfit

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In addition to the CrossFit WOD, Second Wind CrossFit also offers a Saturday morning Boot Camp that mixes strength work, cardio sets and sixth grade gym class. Twice-a-week-membership is $155 per month, unlimited is $185 per month, and it's $20 to drop in on a class. [Image]

CrossFit Praxis

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At 6,400 square feet with 22-foot ceilings, CrossFit Praxis is a gigantic gym for U Street-ers. Find Praxis Yoga as well as WODs, with free intro classes on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. A sixth-month membership with unlimited group sessions is $199, with more pricing options here. [Image]

CrossFit DC

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CrossFit DC launched in 2005 as the the first CrossFit affiliate in the nation’s capital. They moved into a brand-new 4,000-square-foot facility this past spring, with plenty of windows overlooking 14th Street. Try it out for free on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Unlimited classes are $225 monthly and $190 for 10 classes a month. [Image]

CrossFit Glover Park

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Over on Wisconsin Avenue, find CrossFit Glover Park, an arm of Balance Gym. Month-to-month membership is $195 per month, with a $50 initiation fee, while a 10-pack of classes is $200. [Image]

CrossFit MPH

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In Logan Circle, CrossFit MPH's focuses on community, effort, and prepared, engaged coaching. Try their free beginners’ workouts every Saturday at 11:30. Pay $249 per month for a six-month autopay membership, see more options here. [Image]

Primal Fitness

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Primal Fitness advertises itself as "the oldest CrossFit gym in D.C." Located in a historic firehouse, newbies can drop in for free intro classes on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. [Image]

CrossFit Foggy Bottom

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This new CrossFit Balance gym was voted 2013's Best CrossFit Box in D.C. by Washington Post Express readers. Located in the basement of the Fairmont Hotel, membership runs one $195 per month for a month-to-month membership with a $50 enrollment fee. A free CrossFit intro class happens every Wednesday at 8 p.m. [Image]

CrossFit Balance - Thomas Circle

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Imagine a 30 foot pull-up bar spanning across the gym. That's a reality at CrossFit Balance's 3,500 square-foot functional training facility located inside Balance Gym Thomas Circle, which also offers other studio group exercises including spinning and yoga, and a turfed rooftop with ropes, rings, and bars. Sign up for a free intro CrossFit class Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 12 p.m. [Image]

Crossfit Metro Center

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Fitness EFX opened their CrossFit Metro Center in 2012, located just a block from the White House. The unlimited membership is $280 a month, see more options here. Try free intro classes on Saturday at noon and on Monday at 7:30 p.m. [Image]

Old City CrossFit

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In October 2013, Old City CrossFit opened their H Street facility. For $195 a month, take 3 classes a week, or pay $215 a month for unlimited membership, with 10% off with Uniformed Service ID. Free intro classes happen every Saturday at 11 a.m., view the entire schedule here. Bonus: park for free across the street in the strip mall parking lot. [Image]

CrossFit DC Northeast

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Logan Circle's CrossFit DC is setting up a new outpost on H Street. Set to open in the spring of 2014, their new 4,500-square-foot will take over the space formerly occupied by H Street Playhouse. [Image]

CrossFit Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill denizens, here's a place to get in a WOD. [Image]

District Crossfit

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District CrossFit boasts that its totally huge, 10,000-square-foot facility is the largest in Washington with the nicest bathrooms in any East Coast CrossFit gym. Need to judge for yourself? They just brought back their free intro classes every Saturday at 1 p.m. [Image]

Second Wind Crossfit

In addition to the CrossFit WOD, Second Wind CrossFit also offers a Saturday morning Boot Camp that mixes strength work, cardio sets and sixth grade gym class. Twice-a-week-membership is $155 per month, unlimited is $185 per month, and it's $20 to drop in on a class. [Image]

CrossFit Praxis

At 6,400 square feet with 22-foot ceilings, CrossFit Praxis is a gigantic gym for U Street-ers. Find Praxis Yoga as well as WODs, with free intro classes on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. A sixth-month membership with unlimited group sessions is $199, with more pricing options here. [Image]

CrossFit DC

CrossFit DC launched in 2005 as the the first CrossFit affiliate in the nation’s capital. They moved into a brand-new 4,000-square-foot facility this past spring, with plenty of windows overlooking 14th Street. Try it out for free on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Unlimited classes are $225 monthly and $190 for 10 classes a month. [Image]

CrossFit Glover Park

Over on Wisconsin Avenue, find CrossFit Glover Park, an arm of Balance Gym. Month-to-month membership is $195 per month, with a $50 initiation fee, while a 10-pack of classes is $200. [Image]

CrossFit MPH

In Logan Circle, CrossFit MPH's focuses on community, effort, and prepared, engaged coaching. Try their free beginners’ workouts every Saturday at 11:30. Pay $249 per month for a six-month autopay membership, see more options here. [Image]

Primal Fitness

Primal Fitness advertises itself as "the oldest CrossFit gym in D.C." Located in a historic firehouse, newbies can drop in for free intro classes on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. [Image]

CrossFit Foggy Bottom

This new CrossFit Balance gym was voted 2013's Best CrossFit Box in D.C. by Washington Post Express readers. Located in the basement of the Fairmont Hotel, membership runs one $195 per month for a month-to-month membership with a $50 enrollment fee. A free CrossFit intro class happens every Wednesday at 8 p.m. [Image]

CrossFit Balance - Thomas Circle

Imagine a 30 foot pull-up bar spanning across the gym. That's a reality at CrossFit Balance's 3,500 square-foot functional training facility located inside Balance Gym Thomas Circle, which also offers other studio group exercises including spinning and yoga, and a turfed rooftop with ropes, rings, and bars. Sign up for a free intro CrossFit class Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 12 p.m. [Image]

Crossfit Metro Center

Fitness EFX opened their CrossFit Metro Center in 2012, located just a block from the White House. The unlimited membership is $280 a month, see more options here. Try free intro classes on Saturday at noon and on Monday at 7:30 p.m. [Image]

Old City CrossFit

In October 2013, Old City CrossFit opened their H Street facility. For $195 a month, take 3 classes a week, or pay $215 a month for unlimited membership, with 10% off with Uniformed Service ID. Free intro classes happen every Saturday at 11 a.m., view the entire schedule here. Bonus: park for free across the street in the strip mall parking lot. [Image]

CrossFit DC Northeast

Logan Circle's CrossFit DC is setting up a new outpost on H Street. Set to open in the spring of 2014, their new 4,500-square-foot will take over the space formerly occupied by H Street Playhouse. [Image]

CrossFit Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill denizens, here's a place to get in a WOD. [Image]

District Crossfit

District CrossFit boasts that its totally huge, 10,000-square-foot facility is the largest in Washington with the nicest bathrooms in any East Coast CrossFit gym. Need to judge for yourself? They just brought back their free intro classes every Saturday at 1 p.m. [Image]