It’s easy to get bored of your daily elliptical routine at the gym. Take a break from your membership and kick it into high gear with these fun, gym-free alternatives that will have you in shape in time for swimsuit season.
Combine cardio and strength training with a 90-minute hikes around the most scenic spots in the city. Sessions, led by certified yoga instructors, include 15-minute YogaStops. Groups range from 10 to 15 participants, ensuring plenty of one-on-one attention. 202-670-6120
Join a Running Group Looking for a running buddy? Join like-minded locals for a social jog around the city. DC Capital Striders Running Group holds weekly runs around Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and more. All fitness levels welcome!
Enroll in Boot Camp Rise and shine with an outdoors boot camp class filled with push-ups, squats, and everything in between. Gtown Bootcamp charges per class and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m. 5130 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 703-239-3496
Pop in a Workout DVD Crunched for time? Workout DVDs are a perfect way to squeeze in a quick workout session without leaving your home. DC-based fitness expert Lisa Reed’s REEDiculously Fit With Lisa in 7 Minutes DVD features six 7-minute circuits, each with a different focus. Complete one of the circuits to tone a specific problem zone or combine all six for a great full body workout. 703-899-9075
Enjoy In-Home Personal Training It’s easy to turn your home into a personal gym with a visit from a fitness trainer. Fit DC offers in-home sessions with instructors who use free weights, resistive tubing, and much more. 1633 Q St. NW, 202-255-7814