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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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1. Second Wind Crossfit

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5509 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-1793
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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]

2. CrossFit Praxis

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2217 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 525-3734
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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]

3. CrossFit DC

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1722 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 450-6432
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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]

4. CrossFit Glover Park

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2121 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC 20007
(202) 965-2121
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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]

5. CrossFit MPH

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1469 Church Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
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]

6. Primal Fitness

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219 M St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 635-1941
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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]

7. CrossFit Foggy Bottom

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2401 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 457-5070
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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]

8. CrossFit Balance - Thomas Circle

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1111 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 962-0232
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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]

9. Crossfit Metro Center

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1401 New York Ave NW Ste 100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-3939
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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]

10. Old City CrossFit

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810 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
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]

11. CrossFit DC Northeast

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1365 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 396-2125
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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]

12. CrossFit Capitol Hill

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1502 Massachusetts Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
Capitol Hill denizens, here's a place to get in a WOD. [Image]

13. District Crossfit

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1525 Half Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 507-8255
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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]

1. Second Wind Crossfit

5509 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
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]
5509 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20011

2. CrossFit Praxis

2217 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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]
2217 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. CrossFit DC

1722 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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]
1722 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. CrossFit Glover Park

2121 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington D.C., DC 20007
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]
2121 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC 20007

5. CrossFit MPH

1469 Church Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
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]
1469 Church Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

6. Primal Fitness

219 M St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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]
219 M St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. CrossFit Foggy Bottom

2401 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037
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]
2401 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

8. CrossFit Balance - Thomas Circle

1111 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
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]
1111 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

9. Crossfit Metro Center

1401 New York Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20005
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]
1401 New York Ave NW Ste 100
Washington, DC 20005

10. Old City CrossFit

810 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
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]
810 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

11. CrossFit DC Northeast

1365 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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]
1365 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

12. CrossFit Capitol Hill

1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Capitol Hill denizens, here's a place to get in a WOD. [Image]
1502 Massachusetts Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

13. District Crossfit

1525 Half Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024
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]
1525 Half Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024