Now in its fifth year and led by three fierce leaders (see below), November Project DC has grown into a local force of free fitness, smiles, and community. Take this city by storm. Change the way DC views fitness and life in general. ALL ages. ALL levels of fitness. #JustShowUp. NOTE: If this page doesn’t answer your question (it should!), join the November Project DC Social Page on Facebook.
Mondays at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park (6:30AM, Joan of Arc Statue — middle of the park), last Monday of the month at Capitol Hill (6:30AM, NW corner, Peace Circle). The first Monday of every month, weather permitting, we “tag” shirts. Bring one light-colored T-shirt to get your free #GrassrootsGear!
Wednesdays, 5:25AM and 6:20AM at the Lincoln Memorial steps. Please abstain from bringing a big bag (for security reasons) unless you’d like to do the trekkers workout (aka the same workout but carrying your bag).
MONDAYS at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park (except for the LAST Monday of each month, when we’re at the U.S. Capitol — NW corner) we run hills combined with body-weight exercises we call “spice,” many of them partner-based so you meet new people. Think push-ups, squats, dips, any exercise working any part of the body. The workout is about 30 minutes and anyone of any fitness level can and should participate. The workout can easily be molded to fit what you’re looking for/capable of!
WEDNESDAYS, we run the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial with some flat laps around the memorial and by the Reflecting Pool mixed in. As with Monday, spice breaks up the running. The last Wednesday of each month is PR Day, a workout geared for everyone to push themselves and try to improve their time from month to month and earn that PR! Workouts are about 35 minutes.
FRIDAYS are circuit workouts. We explore our city, visiting a different part of the District each week. People are encouraged to bike or run to the workout, as the circuit is a shorter one of about 20 minutes. On Fridays, there is less running generally and more forms of spice.
PARKING, BIKING & RUNPOOLS
While we encourage you to run or bike to workouts if you can, we understand that schedules can make this difficult. If you need to drive, on Mondays there is street parking on many side streets by Meridian/Malcolm X Park (don’t park on 16th, as cars get tickets starting at 7am). On Wednesdays, there is parking on streets north of Constitution Avenue (20th, 21st, 23rd) as well as Ohio Drive — just carefully read meters. Most Friday locations have nearby parking.
Most neighborhoods have runpools, a great way to run to a workout and meet people in doing so! People also often bike together to workouts. To learn more and find your “pool,” join the November Project DC Social Page!
Questions? Just ask! Or #JustShowUp and see for yourself how fun every single workout is. At November Project, your fitness level, your age, your background — none of it matters. Every workout is for anyone. See you soon!
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These goofballs (from left: Jake, Steve and Maria) can’t wait to meet you. Introduce yourself at the next workout!