As the new year begins, the Washington D.C. area is buzzing with several new health and wellness businesses. It’s a time when many people are setting their health and wellness goals, and these new establishments are perfectly aligned to support these resolutions.
One notable addition is the Stretch Lab, known for its one-on-one assisted stretching services. This California-based franchise provides personalized stretch routines designed to increase mobility and flexibility, reduce muscle pain, and improve performance. Stretching has also been shown to increase serotonin levels — the hormone that helps stabilize our mood, reduce stress, and overall makes us feel good — which causes a decrease in depression and anxiety. There are multiple Stretch Lab locations in the DMV, including brand-new outlets in Chevy Chase and Georgetown.
The Fhitting Room
The Fhitting Room, a New York-based strength and HIIT studio, has also made its way to D.C. Located adjacent to the recently renovated New York Sports Club (NYSC) in Dupont Circle, it offers high-intensity interval training classes that promise to get your heart rate up and your muscles working. Research has indicated that high-intensity interval training induces numerous physiological adaptations that improve exercise capacity and metabolic health. Fhitting Room class attendees will have access to NYSC the day of their class, with the ability to use the equipment for an additional workout or cool down, locker rooms, sauna, recovery lounge, and more.
An established name in the fitness industry and more than 20 locations in the DMV, Gold’s Gym offers a wide range of fitness facilities, group exercise classes, and personal training services. It will soon have a new 2,400-square-foot location at Georgetown Park and is offering some exclusive rates for new members.
Pure Sweat + Float
Another exciting development is the upcoming arrival of Pure Sweat + Float. Opening soon in Georgetown, this wellness studio offers infrared sauna sessions and floatation therapy, promoting detoxification, relaxation, and overall well-being. These therapies are gaining popularity for their reported benefits in stress reduction, muscle recovery, and improved sleep. Pure Sweat + Float is currently offer some limited-time grand opening specials.