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515e43e8e4b0daad6e7c6a5eBalance Gym co-founder Graham King has a new venture at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.): Roam Fitness, an indoor/outdoor training gym. “Our motto, Fitness Without Boundaries, stems from the belief that health and wellness should not be confined to the four walls of a gym,” King tells us. “Our signature program ‘OutRun’ gets people out of the gym and into DC’s open spaces like Rock Creek Park, the Tow Path, Roosevelt Island, etc. We never take the same route, and we incorporate the obstacles we find along the way into the workout. For example, in a 4-mile run we will stop along the way for pushups, pullups, squats…and stump jumping.” Inside the hotel, a new gym facility features free weights and cardio machines as well as functional fitness equipment such as sandbags, hurdles, kettlebells, and gymnastic rings, King says.

Monthly gym memberships start at $50, and individual classes cost $25 each. But Roam Fitness is currently offering free trial memberships that last through the end of May and include unlimited classes. To sign up, click here.

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From the June 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

There’s a new gym in town: Balance at 2121 Wisconsin, alongside SomaFit spa. Since January, Balance has been offering monthly memberships at $99 with no long-term contract and has been waiving its $99 initiation fee for new members. Though fitness has long been part of SomaFit, Balance is expanding the gym space to include a dedicated Pilates studio, a mind/body studio, and classes including pole pressure, CrossFit, boot camp, and kettlebell, says co-owner Graham King. The gym is also adding more cardio machines and freeweights.

What distinguishes Balance from other gyms in the area, says King, is a sense of fun and community: “We frequently have activities outside the gym, such as bike rides, workouts, cookouts, and other group activities to help form the community feel.” Both King and co-owner Mark Crick—a former pro rugby player—train clients and teach classes as part of a staff of trainers.

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