Washington D.C.Bootcamp, Boxing, HIIT, Yoga
MINT Studio @ Manhattan Laundry is the gym chain MINT’s answer to the boutique fitness world. Located on 14th Street inside the old Manhattan Laundry building, they offer a variety of small group fitness classes, including HIIT, boxing, and yoga. While the studio may lack square footage, it still packs a punch with a full body strength and cardio circuit that had us feeling sore for days.
This bootcamp style class includes 10 stations that each have two exercises. We completed each exercise for 45 seconds, and then moved on until we’d hit all 10 stations. After a short water break, we made our way around the room again. After Braegan led us through a warm up, she explained each station and demonstrated the movement. It was a lot to remember, but she had everything written on a whiteboard in the center of the class as well. This workout was INTENSE, full body, and had us feeling it allllllll over the next day! We used every type of equipment you can think of, including kettle bells, resistance bands, gliders, medicine balls, and dumbbells, and everything was already set up around the room, which was awesome. We loved how fast everything moved and flowed and Braegan took functional HIIT movements we’re used to (think squats, lunges, and burpees) and incorporated equipment to make the moves strength-based and keep our heart rates up. Mentally, it was tough to go back around the room a second time; we would have preferred to do each exercise twice at the station and been done with it!
Braegan was great. There was a LOT going on around the room and the class was completely booked but she did an awesome job of circulating around the room to ensure everyone knew what they were doing and used proper form. She gave us regular checks on how much time we had left at each station and kept us feeling motivated throughout the entire 45 minute workout!
MINT Studio @ Manhattan Laundry squeezes a lot into a small space and it’s about one-third the size of its Admo location. There are no locker rooms here but they do have small rows of lockers with locks in the entrance area to lock up your belongings, and they have three shower rooms with towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and face wash so you can rinse off after class! There are no hair dryers or 5-star amenities here but they do provide flavored mint water which is an awesome touch. We see how things could get crowded at peak gym times here because the space is quite cramped by the lockers and changing room.
1346 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20009 14th Street Yoga $$$
MINT Studio @ Manhattan Laundry – 14th St
14th Street Bootcamp, Boxing, HIIT, Yoga $$$
1346 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20009
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