I never thought I’d be a “fitness person.” The thought of going to the gym always intimidated me. Whenever I tried to go to work out in my early to mid-20s, I usually try a class once, would struggle to keep up, and then I was too intimidated to ever return to the studio.
After struggling with anxiety and being diagnosed with IBS, I decided that working out was a necessity for me. Not only does it help calm my nerves, but it helps me get the much-needed endurance and stamina to get through some of my toughest travel assignments. Over the last few months, it’s been exciting to see myself get stronger and achieve some personal bests at my favorite fitness studios.
My workout studio of choice? I’m a member of Orangetheory Fitness. Since I’m on the road a lot, I love that I can go to any OTF studio in the country with my membership. However, when I’m in the District, here are some of the best workout classes in DC that I love going to: