Dear DC Fit Crasher,
I’m a runner who likes to spend my allotted workout budget on races and new shoes. But I know how important cross-training and strength work are. I enjoy mat pilates classes, but it’s really hard to stomach the hundreds of dollars it would cost to keep that practice up regularly at my local place. Do you have any tips on how to fit classes in on a budget or snag a great discount?
As a runner who has suffered through my fair share of injuries, I am totally with you on the importance of incorporating cross training into your mileage plan. I’ve heard from quite a few physical therapists that pilates, yoga, and barre are great for keeping those knees and hips in check during all that pavement pounding. But they’re not always great for those of us on a budget, especially in this city, where class prices can cost as much as a 10k entry.
I’ve searched high and low for affordable mat pilates options and hope this list helps you find what you’re looking for. Good luck with your training this year and see you out there on the road!
Yoga District $11 drop-in for yogalates class
Past Tense Studio $15 drop-in; $130 for 10 classes
Work It Studio $17 drop-in; $130 for 10 classes
STROGA $18 drop-in; $139 month unlimited; $150 for 10 classes
Fuse Pilates $19 drop-in; $175 month unlimited; $10 happy hour class each week
Toolbox $20 drop-in; $150 for 10
Fuel Pilates $22 drop in; $225 month unlimited
Excel Pilates $20 drop in; $180 for 10 classes
Capital Pilates $20 drop in; $180 for 10
Quantum Pilates $20 drop-in; $180 for 10 classes
Circle Yoga $21 drop-in
Reformation Fitness $22 drop-in; $180 for 10 classes
Other ideas: check pricing and schedules at your local YMCA or DC recreation facilities, many of which offer mat pilates classes.
Local Motion (Old Town) $18 drop-in; $150 for 10 classes
Mind Your Body Oasis (Crystal City) $20 drop-in; $150 for 10 classes
Mind the Mat (Clarendon) $20 drop-in; $160 for 10 classes
Simon Says (Bethesda) $18 drop-in; $150 for 10 classes
Pulse Fitness (Bethesda) $20 drop-in; $160 for 10 classes
FitnessWise (Bethesda) $80 for 4 week session, one class/week
Balance (Bethesda) $20 drop-in, $175 for 10 classes