Top 20 Reasons to Join VIDA Fitness
Nov 3 2017

Top 20 Reasons to Join VIDA Fitness

There are hundreds of amazing reasons to join VIDA Fitness. Here are the top 20, come find out the rest for yourself!

  1. In the ZONE

    All VIDA gyms are integrated with MYZONE technology. MYZONE heart rate monitors will transform your workouts and how you understand results by providing instant feedback and summaries, as well as offering social accountability with friends and other VIDA members. MYZONE monitors allow you to workout smarter, not just harder, to more quickly reach your fitness goals.

  2. DC’s Top Instructors

    VIDA instructors get it. Form. Safety. Fun. Results. All VIDA instructors are AFAA or NASM certified, and before joining the VIDA family, they go through a rigorous audition process. Once on board, D.C.’s top instructors expertly guide you through class so that you can be ready for adventure wherever life takes you.

  3. A Colorful Spin

    VIDA’s cycle classes are the triple threat: heart-pumping cardio calorie shredders, led by instructors that infuse variety into the routine and their playlists, and state-of-the-art Matrix IC7 bikes that allow you to customize your workout to a personal FTW number. Effort and exertion are tracked in real time using color zones that are personalized at the top of each class.

  4. Get Jacked & Give Back


    VIDA partners with our neighbors on a wide variety of fundraisers, social events, street festivals, fun runs, and other philanthropic efforts. Our ALS event in the spring raises money for Augie’s Quest, during Pride Month you can help raise funds for Athlete Ally, and this November 18, you can participate in our third annual 5K run/walk. All profits will benefit Thrive DC, a non-profit committed to ending homelessness in the DC area.

  5. Best Smoothies in the Hood

    Juicing may be headed for fad-dom, but not our beloved smoothies. Packed with the nutrients and protein that feed post-workout muscles, but with flavors reminiscent of the wet bar at Fat Tuesday’s, VIDA’s Fuel Bars offers a delicious and nutritious menu. Try the Green Machine – it packs a ½ cup of spinach with 29 grams of protein and comes in under 320 calories, or the Fuel Bar’s newest nutrition addition, Acai Bowls.

  6. The Wantable Spa Products

    We all have days where the best part of a workout is the moment it’s done. (I’m looking at you, 6AM VIDA HIIT.) At VIDA, the after-workout sigh of relief/accomplishment/OMG is made all the sweeter by stepping underneath the rainfall showerhead and lathering up with our divine lemongrass sugar scrub.

  7. Treat-Yourself Tuesday

    VIDA members enjoy 15% off Aura sSpa services every Tuesday. Swedish massage, sports massage, aromatherapy – oh my. Plus facials, body wraps and scrubs. Move over, Saturday – we’ve got a new favorite day of the week.

  8. Hydration Stations

    You’ve heard the saying – it’s the little things. VIDA gets it. You work out hard and need to hydrate. With multiple filtered water stations located throughout each gym, you can fill your water bottle without adding to landfills.

  9. Penthouse Pool and Lounge

    Whether you’re looking for a cabana to house you and your friends for the day, or a comfy lounge chair perfect for you, some magazines, and your headphones, VIDA’s Penthouse Pool and Lounge (at U Street and Yards locations) offers resort luxury in the heart of the 202. Plus, the menu features healthy options like roasted garlic hummus and the super healthy quinoa wrap, as well as fun drink options that won’t derail your nutritional goals. (Try the Skinny Lemonade!)

  10. Small Group Training

    Combine the individualized instruction of personal training with the fun communal atmosphere of group classes. You can sign up for boot camps, TRX suspension training, and Pilates reformer groups just to name a few. Small group training is also a budget-friendly alternative to personal training that doesn’t skimp on results.

  11. Qualified Trainers

    All VIDA trainers maintain a national personal training certification, and many have specialized certifications for focused modalities. Trainers will develop personalized workouts based on your unique fitness goals. When you work with a personal trainer at VIDA, you’re putting yourself in qualified, supportive hands that are dedicated to your health and safety.

  12. The Latest, Greatest Equipment

    At the top of the list are VIDA’s Woodway Treadmills. The safe and comfortable running surface reduces the friction and wear associated with a conventional conveyor belt style treadmill. This means the treadmills are both easy on your knees and built to last.

  13. Look (and Feel) Good at Holiday parties

    Whether you’re a lady warming up to the cold shoulder trend, or a gent getting comfortable with skinny jeans, committing to a workout routine during the holiday season will help build muscle, stamina and confidence. And who doesn’t want that?

  14. VIDA Hires People People

    From the moment you walk in the door, staff that is welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable greets you. VIDA’s vibe is inclusive – the staff, instructors, and other members provide friendship and community.

  15. Space that’s Out of this World

    Sometimes one size doesn’t fit all. We’ve all been to gyms where the yoga studio is also the group fitness studio, as well as the stretching space and cycle studio (You’re cool with moving your bike into position, right?). At VIDA, there’s dedicated space for stretching, yoga studios with ambient lighting and plenty of zen, group fitness studios that are light and airy, and spin cycle studios that feature motivational projections screens.

  16. The Steam Room and Sauna

    VIDA’s steam rooms and saunas are good for your skin and your spirit. The sauna helps to relax muscles after your workout, in addition to aiding in lowering blood pressure. The steam room is your go-to, all-in-one detoxification destination.

  17. The Gear Shop

    There’s nothing worse that realizing you’ve forgotten a workout essential once you’ve already arrived at the gym. Whether it’s a water bottle to stay hydrated, headphones to stay motivated, a lock to keep your gear safe or a workout tank/tee to keep you covered, VIDA’s gear bar … well, it’s got you covered. And if you’ve forgotten your wallet, charge it to your card on file.

  18. Nutrition Services

    Take advantage of VIDA’s RDs who will evaluate eating and exercise habits, discuss your fitness aspirations, and dig into your health and family history to customize a perfect, personal program. Our in-house Registered Dietitians will lead you through a Body Composition Analysis that provides a detailed analysis of your lean body mass. They will also develop personalized meal plans to fit your macros needed to reach your goals.

  19. Get a Jump on Your NYE

    For most of us, it happens every year. As the glow of the holidays starts to fade, we know it’s time to re-focus on getting stronger, losing weight, or adding tone and definition. Whatever your fitness resolution, get a head start by making time for your workouts throughout the holiday season.

  20. Eliminate Stress

    The holidays. Twinkle lights, flurries of glittering snowflakes, and the collective peace that surrounds a season of love and joy. Plus office Christmas parties, in-laws, competitive pricing, and cookies. So. Many. Cookies. This November, get a jumpstart on the holiday season in what is truly a win-win. Spend time on yourself, eliminate stress, and get in the spirit while avoiding your fat pants.

Come check out VIDA and see the Top 20 reasons for yourself!

Vida Fitness
City Vista 45 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 289-8432 Facebook Twitter Instagram

City Vista

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Phone: (202) 289-8432

$ 45 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
Vida Fitness
Metropole 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005
(202) 588-5559 Facebook Twitter Instagram


Phone: (202) 588-5559

$ 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
Renaissance Hotel 999 9th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 742-1940 Facebook Twitter Instagram

Renaissance Hotel

Phone: (202) 742-1940

$ 999 9th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington D.C. 20001

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:30am – 10:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 6:00 am – 10:00pm

Vida Fitness
U Street 1612 U Street, NW Washington D.C. 20009
(202) 939-2577 Facebook Twitter Instagram

U Street

Phone: (202) 939-2577

$ 1612 U Street, NW Washington D.C. 20009

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
Verizon 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004
(202) 393-8432 Facebook Twitter Instagram


Phone: (202) 393-8432

$ 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
The Yards 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003
(202) 554-0444 Facebook Twitter Instagram

The Yards

Phone: (202) 554-0444

$ 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm