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5 Great Workouts to Tune Up for Spring

BY The Editors | January 19, 2017 | Feature Features

Getting your beach bod ready for spring break has never been this much fun or challenging (in the best possible ways).
Pilates ProWorks in Alexandria offers a range of toning and body-sculpting workouts, including pilates, kickboxing and yoga.

Pilates ProWorks
This Old Town studio is a fitness revelation with a great combination of intense workouts, including pilates (on the studio's exclusive FitFormer machines), kickboxing and yoga. The difference in this studio: It's not the scream-in-your-face approach to fitness, but instead a welcoming, team-building environment. Credit goes to owner Betsy Weissman for creating a gem. Your workout (and body) will never be the same. 1103 Queen St., Alexandria, Va., 703.575.8206

Cut Seven
Recently opened in Shaw, the studio is the brainchild of husband-and-wife fitness fanatics Chris and Alex Perrin. The intense sports-conditioning class capitalizes on the motivation of team sports by offering muscle-building workout. 1101 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 202.780.8033

SoulCycle
No, it's not new. And no, cycling in the dark with crazy-good music isn't for everyone. But the SoulCycle studios—still popping up everywhere—provide a fun and incredible workout. Toning and cardio are the big benefits here, so what more do you need for the beach? Area locations, including Georgetown, 1042 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.328.7685

OrangeTheory
This is intense, good people, intense. The heart rate-monitored workout is designed to keep your ticker in a target zone to spike metabolism and increase energy. Think Shaun T in your face for every workout: weights, running, core and more. Area locations, including Arlington, 4201 Wilson Blvd., 571.257.0050

The Dailey Method Barre + Cycle
Don't scoff at this one—proper alignment is the mission here, but journey to get to the promised land, which includes barre, light weights, cycling and more, will get you into terrific shape. The disciples of this U Street studio give it raves, and for good reason: It changes lives. 1201 U St., Suite 300, 443.457.3632

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