Fun Ways to get Fit in Capitol Riverfront

Capitol Riverfront is DC’s newest destination for sports, entertainment, and fitness. Bike the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, kayak in the Anacostia River, or take a free fitness class with friends in Capitol Riverfront.

Free Fitness Classes in Yards Park & Canal Park – Exercise all summer long with the Capitol Riverfront BID’s free daily fitness classes on the boardwalk in Yards Park or on the grass in Canal Park. Try yoga, Zumba, or boot camp this summer.  Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE; Canal Park, 200 M Street, SE
Bike along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail – One of DC’s best kept secrets is Kingman Island in the Anacostia River, a scenic retreat perfect for hiking, biking, and bird watching. From Yards Park, it’s only a 20 minute bicycle ride to Kingman Island along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.

Kayak or Standup Paddleboard on the Anacostia River – Work on your arm muscles and take in the sights of the Anacostia River by kayak. Ballpark Boathouse offers tours and classes to see DC’s waterfront like you’ve never seen it before.  Potomac Avenue, SE and First Street, SE

Trapeze School – Get ready to stretch yourself at the Trapeze School. Offering classes in trapeze, acrobatics, and juggling, the Trapeze School will help you perfect your aerial flip.  1299 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Hit the gym at VIDA Fitness –VIDA Fitness in The Yards offers fitness classes, personal training, and joint memberships with the Penthouse Pool & Lounge.  1212 4th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Walk for a Cause – Spring brings charity walks to Capitol Riverfront. Check out the events calendar for upcoming 5k walks in support of those affected by multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, and melanoma and for each event’s registration information.

Pacers Fun Run – Lace up your sneakers and join Pacers Running Store’s fun runs. Tuesday and Thursday, Pacers’ location in The Yards hosts free morning runs at 5:30 am and evening runs at 7:00 pm. Meet at Pacers to begin the run, and after your workout, browse the store’s great selection of running gear and accessories.  300 Tingey Street, SE
Celebrate Bike to Work Day – Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work on Friday, May 20th. Register to attend the Canal Park pit stop from 7:00 am to 9:00 am to receive refreshments, a free t-shirt, and fun prizes, and to be entered into a raffle for bicycles being given away.  200 M Street, SE

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