Washington D.C.HIIT, Bootcamp
Fit360 is a small local gym on the Columbia Heights / Adams Morgan border that provides group fitness, personal training, and open gym training options. Group fitness classes are offered daily, with options that focus on Bosu, Pilates, HIIT, and lift training. In addition, Group X-Fit – which we took – takes a foundational approach to these other classes. There are options to take a drop in class at $29 or to become a member, which gives you access to open gym time in addition to classes.
Brian had us grab a set of light kettlebells and a medium kettlebell and our own set of TRX ropes at the beginning of class. The workout consisted of functional movements, like lunges, squats, and rows, incorporating equipment to make the moves more challenging. For instance, we used the TRX to do jump squats and chest presses, and kettlebells to do weighted goblet squats and presses. It was a bit unclear when we transitioned from warming up to the actual workout because Brian would shout out a new movement to try every 45 seconds or so. There was little cardio involved so we didn’t break much of a sweat, but in the last 10 minutes of class, Brian set up five stations around the room for us to rotate through. They consisted of push ups, treadmill incline runs, sandbag slams, kettlebell presses, and barbell deadlifts. While we feel like we got a solid workout in, we wished the timing and structure had been a bit more clearly presented to us throughout the session.
Brian didn’t appear until 6:15 on the dot to lead us through our warm up, so it was a bit intimidating as a newcomer to figure out what the deal was (another staff member figured out we were new when we couldn’t get into the gym and had us sign in at the front). While he did provide individual guidance and corrections since the class size was small (only 10 of us), the general workout consisted of him directing the exercises to us all above the music and cueing when we had 10 seconds remaining of each movement. We were a bit confused about the structure of the workout because there wasn’t a ton of guidance at the beginning, but we just went with it and Brian provided demos of each movement, which was helpful.
Fit360 requires a fob to open the main door, so beware if you arrive 10 minutes early for a 6:15am class (like we did) that you’ll need to hang in the dark until someone lets you in. The gym is very small and includes weighted machines as well as free weights and kettlebells, TRX suspension, barbells, and benches. There are several restrooms in the back and a changing room as well as cubbies to store your belongings, but there are no designated locker rooms, showers, or locked areas to stash your valuables. Class was held while people were taking advantage of the open gym session so it did feel cramped at times. To be honest, at $29 per drop-in session, we’d probably expect a few extra amenities.
3058 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Mt. Pleasant HIIT $$$$
Mt. Pleasant HIIT, Bootcamp $$$$
3058 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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