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4 Outdoor Workouts in DC That Could Change Your Life

By Madison Duddy | October 27, 2020 | Style & Beauty

A class at Elevate Interval Fitness

COVID-19 has done a number on everyone’s workout routine. Although gyms reopened at the end of June, outdoor exercise classes continue to be available for those who aren't comfortable with indoor training. Some of DC’s best exercise studios are offering classes al fresco, so take advantage of these four studios for your next socially distanced sweat.

Cut Seven: High Intensity Interval Training

If it’s good enough for college football players, it’s good enough for you. Co-founder Chris Perrin based Cut Seven’s methods of strength training and cardio off of his college football conditioning. With his workouts, clients can build muscle and lose weight. Cut Seven’s newest studio on 14th Street is an open-air set up with equipment like TRX, Echo bikes, kettlebells and battle ropes. They also hold classes on Garrison Field, but these classes are rain or shine, so check the weather before you book. 1820 14th St. NW, 202.780.8033,

HUSTLE at The Wharf: Spin

The 360-degree waterfront views from District Pier at The Wharf have made it a popular venue for various festivals and dining experiences. Now, it’s a temporary home to HUSTLE at The Wharf’s outdoor cycling classes. Since September, founder and Master Cycling Instructor Sunny Mae Miller has been holding in-person cycling classes at The Wharf every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The bikes are spaced 10 feet apart, sanitized for each class and participants must wear masks until seated. HUSTLE at The Wharf classes will continue until October 31, and then move to Union Stage for the winter. 101 District Square SW,

Bhakti Yoga: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Mantra, meditation and philosophy are at the heart of bhakti yoga, a spiritual Hindu practice. With many class options like Yin, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga, participants can enjoy a mind and body workout that focuses on linking breath to movement while building strength, balance and flexibility. Enjoy an outdoor flow at the park on Seventh and K Streets, NW. Morning classes are available on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, while night classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 801 K St. NW, 202.789.1008,

Elevate Interval Fitness: High Intensity Interval Training

Originally known for their one-hour long HIIT classes that combine circuits, intervals and partner workouts, Elevate Interval Fitness now offers specialized strength and endurance sessions as well as vinyasa and yin yoga. For those who would like to try Elevate’s exercise methods, indoor classes are available at 50% capacity and outdoor sessions are held at local fields. Outdoor classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Meridian Hill Park and Randall Field, as well as Sunday mornings at 15th and Constitution. 2428 14th St. NW, 202.509.9995,

Tags: fitness

Photography by: Jamel Clark/Elevate Interval Fitness