130 Bethesda Magazine | 2018-2019 NEWCOMERS GUIDE
Instructor Shayla Cornick
at Cycled! in downtown
BETHESDA AND WASHINGTON,D.C., are perennially named among thehealthiest cities in America by nationalpublications and the American Collegeof Sports Medicine. It’s no wonder,considering the region’s hundreds ofmiles of hiking and biking trails, fitnessstudios that cater to all tastes, andconvenient public recreation centers.
Here are just a few highlights of our
area’s best fitness offerings.
Call us early adopters. When a new
fitness trend is on the horizon, you can
bet the Bethesda area is first in line to
get a studio where you can sample the
new activity. From posh indoor cycling
studios to super-slow exercise gyms,
you can try your hand at whatever’s
the latest and greatest in the fitness
world without traveling far from home.
Recent additions to the boutique fitnessofferings in the area include aerial yoga,functional fitness and multiple indoorcycling studios. You can even impressyour kids by learning parkour, the practiceof running, leaping and spinning overobstacles to get from one place toanother.
Just about every conceivable fitness
chain has a local outpost. If luxury’s
your thing, there’s a gym that offers
patrons chilled face towels soaked in
eucalyptus-scented water for post-workout
cooldowns. If you’re looking for the no-
frills basics, you can find budget gyms or
CrossFit “boxes” throughout Montgomery
County. There are also several locally
owned gyms where you’ll feel like
everybody knows your name.
A great recreation center can serve as a
place for community members to gather,
enjoy each other’s company and improve
their own health. The county has 20
recreation centers, and its municipalities
have several more, most of which feature