Reformation Fitness (John Jack Photography)

We asked, you answered. Here’s what readers voted as the best ways to work out in the D.C. area.

Best specialty gym/class

Reformation Fitness
Reformation Fitness just got a makeover with its new studio build-out, giving it two floors, four studio suites and room for a retail shop. But the extra space doesn’t change the individualized attention that makes the studio such a draw in the first place. “It’s more of a personal training workout in a group setting,” co-owner Mike Huling says. One of its most popular classes, the group Pilates reformer class ($36 for drop-in), has a six-person limit. The studio also offers TRX suspension training, spin classes and MetCon, a metabolic conditioning class ($24 for drop-in). Worried about the prices? Most sessions are available through ClassPass. —Zainab Mudallal (1218 Ninth St. NW)
2nd: Solidcore, multiple locations
3rd: Zengo Cycle, multiple locations

Best Yoga Studio

Yoga District
Because each instructor at Yoga District is different, so is each class: There’s restorative yoga, a nice, slow reset button after a stressful day (or election cycle); Rocket yoga, for building up a bit more of a sweat; or Dharma yoga, which helps you find meditative spaces through various poses. Each instructor is versed in a variety of yoga styles and has developed a unique teaching method. Taylor Eldridge, who works at all seven locations, knows she’s chatty, but that’s just because she wants you to remember what you did in class that day. “Going to yoga once a week is nice, but it’s also good to be able to bring something back home with you that you can use to feel good,” she says. —Lori McCue (Multiple locations)
2nd: CorePower Yoga, multiple locations
3rd: Flow Yoga Center, 1450 P St. NW and 1508 14th St. NW

Best gym

Balance Gym
If there’s a way to sweat, it’s a good bet Balance Gym has a class for it. The local chain offers personal training, plus classes in yoga, Zumba, barre, boxing and cycling. (Not weird enough? There’s also Piloxing, a Pilates-boxing-dancing combo.) Managing director Devin Maier thinks what really makes the gym special is its community. “We try to do everything to get people to take off their headphones and engage,” he says. Just ask the Balance Barbell Club, a Facebook-based group that lifts together and hosts happy hours. For more of a challenge, attend a boot camp class, where you and a partner tackle a prescribed list of workouts together. —Z.M. (Multiple locations)
2nd: Vida Fitness, multiple locations
3rd: Washington Sports Clubs, multiple locations

Best bike shop

City Bikes
At City Bikes, it’s not just about getting a new bike or fixing it, says founder and owner Charles McCormick. It’s about making D.C. a more bike-friendly city. It started in 1988, when City Bikes began spreading the good news about two-wheeled transit out of the shop’s original location, housed in an old gas station. “Our ’80s vision of helping make D.C. a sea of bikes was very different than any other bike shop, where the focus was on competition [with other shops],” McCormick says. His staff is still dedicated to putting more bikes on the road, these days by incorporating electric bikes through the shop’s sister brand, ElectriCityBikes. —Z.M. (Multiple locations)
2nd: BicycleSpace, multiple locations
3rd: The Bike Rack, 1412 Q St. NW and 716 Monroe St. NE


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Best place to take a hike

Shenandoah National Park
At this 200,000-acre Virginia park, located just under two hours southwest of the District, the most physically demanding adventure is the strenuous Old Rag Mountain hike. While the 9-mile hike will require the most intense rock scrambling at the park, the 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains you’ll get at the top are well worth it. And you may run into some deer on the way: A good chunk of the park is designated as wilderness. But for the hiking-averse (we didn’t say lazy), a car ride along Skyline Drive at sunrise or sunset offers views that are plenty Instagrammable. —Z.M. (3655 U.S. Highway 211 East, Luray, Va.)
2nd: Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va.
3rd: Rock Creek Park, 5200 Glover Road NW

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