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Body Smith Gym Inspires Neighborhood Growth

Jun 10, 2013 04:38AM

For 15 years, BodySmith Personal Training had been a fixture within the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, providing private studio personal training to a multitude of clients in the DC area. Today, it has moved into a brand new and expanded location, giving life to BodySmith Gym.

Owner, Stuart Smith began his career as a personal trainer and quickly realized the value of developing a system to work with individuals at his own gym.  After starting in a meager 1,700 square foot training studio on 18th St NW, the studio expanded to a 6,000 square foot studio and has evolved into BodySmith Gym. The gym is housed in a two story facility, complete with 5,500 square feet of private personal training and a separate and light-filled open and airy 8,000 square foot membership gym.  The new gym transformed an old auto repair shop and is the perfect building for a gym.  The reinforced walls and ceiling provide a sturdy space while the large windows let in a lot of natural light.  BodySmith Gym is unique among fitness centers as it provides these separate spaces for those working out with trainers and those working out on their own.

 Along with a slew of new Woodway Treadmills, Precor Elliptical Trainers, Jacob’s Ladder, and other cardio machines. A circuit training area is available, stocked with a full line of Cybex Eagle selectorized equipment and a full array of free-weight strength training equipment. There are also dedicated spaces for spinning and other group fitness classes, as well as JuicyMax, the gym’s juice bar, which will offer fresh cold-pressed and Vita-Mix juices, protein shakes, coffee, tea, and healthful snacks, all organic when possible.

Smith has been encouraged to see the growth in his changing neighborhood. He has witnessed its tremendous development, first with the addition of Whole Foods on P St and all the new businesses and restaurants that soon followed.  And there is more to come; Smith plans to build new open space on the roof for classes and gatherings in the next phase of construction. This will provide even greater options for the neighborhood to gather, to work out and to enjoy good health together.

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