Having opened in 2010, the Arlington, VA LA Fitness center is one of the many new facilities that the company has established after it’s major push into markets outside of the Golden State was kicked off. This particular gym does not follow to the traditional tried-and-true, stand-alone pattern which most of the new gyms hold to. Instead, the club dominates the first few floors of a new corner high-rise multiplex. Parking, which tends to be a major issue at any gym, is tucked away underground. This is a nice caveat considering how difficult it would be to park in this rather confined location pinched between the Four Mile Run and Potomac rivers.
The fact the gym didn’t get it’s own building doesn’t detract from the benefits that members receive. The full gamut of services that you’d find at most LA Fitness locations are all included here as well. From swimming to weight training, group classes to child care, everything needed to get a serious fitness program going can be found here. Almost everything is included in the comparatively low price too. The Kids Klub service is a bit more, but classes are free.
The core fitness zones of the club fall into six major categories. The first is a free weight strength training area which sports a full compliment of plats, dumbbells, cable machines, kettlebells and other fitness tools. The second is the structured machine area which allows every member, even those who have not invest a lot of time learning the proper form necessary for free weight training, to get into a muscle and strength building mode. The cardiovascular training center comes next. What seems to be a small armada of cardio machines dominates this area of the club and because of how the gym was built, it doesn’t feel cramped. For those who like group training, classes about. Spinning, dance, traditional step classes, and more are scheduled up consistently and made available without any additional fee.
These elements of the gym, of course, are found at just about any competing club but the final two areas of the gym are not average fare. Both a full-length basketball court and multiple racquetball courts are found at this location. Built to regulations size, these courts enable both pickup games and group competition which is tied to the clubs various leagues which have been set up.
Directions to the LA Fitness in Arlington, VA
From the North – the gym is conveniently located at the corner of the S Glebe Rd. and the Jefferson Davis Highway. To get there from the North take Jefferson Davis South past the junction with Airport Access Rd. and keep going south. You’ll eventually come to Glebe Rd onto which you’ll want to make a right, get in the far left lane, and take the turn-around in order to circle back. You’ll see the gym on the right as soon as you pass through Jefferson Davis a final time.
From the South – As is the case with those headed in to workout at this LA Fitness from the north, those inbound from the south will want to take the Jefferson Davis Highway North. Once you pass over the Four Mile Run stream you’ll take the first right onto Glebe Rd and arrive immediately at the club.
From the West – The best way to get to the gym if you are west of the Jefferson Davis Hwy is to simply get on S Glebe Rd and head east until you pass through the J-D Highway and find the club on the right.
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