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1711 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
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Monday - Friday • 5:30AM to 10:30PM
Saturday • 8:00AM to 6:30PM
Sunday • 9:00AM to 5:30PM

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Branch News

Quick Links:
Branch Closed - Aug. 31 - Sept. 7
Adult Basketball League - starting Oct. 8!
Personal Training - Fall Specials
Grocery Store Tours
Explore Martial Arts
School Day Out Camps
Before & After School Care

annual shutdown happening now
Branch Closed Mon., Aug. 31 - Mon., Sept. 7

Starting Monday, Aug. 31 and continuing until Monday, Sept. 7, the facility will shutdown for annual cleaning. During this time, the branch will be closed to all members. The branch will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for regular operating hours. Members are invited to use any YMCA branch during the shutdown. 

Join our Adult Basketball League
League Runs October 8 - December 3, 2015!

At the Y, sports and recreational activities are something special. Friendly competition (even with yourself), lots of variety and a supportive environment means team sports and recreation is fun again, and it makes for a healthier lifestyle and a good story or two! Join our competitive Adult Basketball League, Ages 18+. Teams are promised 6 Regular Season Games, Entry into Playoffs, professional referees, a team uniform and a chance to win League MVP!

To register, click here! To learn more, please contact Alex Flores, Wellness Director, via email.

Registration: September 8 through October 2, 2015
When: Thursday Nights, 6pm-10pm
Where: YMCA National Capital

Full Privilege Member: $95/Individual; $800/Team (+$25 app fee)
Community Member: $125/Individual; $950/Team (+$25 app fee)

personal TRAINING - individual & group!

Whether you are a competitive athlete or you just want to lose a few pounds, our personal trainers can help you achieve your goals. Our certified trainers’ expert advice and personalized attention can keep you motivated, and help you overcome hurdles and plateaus. In addition, Small Group Personal Training provides the benefit of a personal trainer with the energy and inspiration of a group. Taught in a fun semi-private environment, these sessions build confidence and power—enhancing work capacity in formats designed to burn fat and calories, build upper and lower body strength, and improve endurance.

Get 6 Individual Sessions for $349 This Fall!
Click here to learn more.

Each Small Group Training Program Includes:
  • Pre-Assessment with goal setting
  • 12, 1-hour training sessions (2 sessions a week)
  • Post-Assessment to measure your success
  • Teamwork, Intensity and Fun!
Two New Programs
  • TEAM 15 Outdoor Boot Camp: Get out of the gym and onto the next level of fitness with a series of high intensity workouts! Join this outdoor boot camp class filled with fun, strength and sweat.
  • Race Prep & Endurance Coaching: Take on the next big run in our Endurance Coaching Program! In this 6 week session, you will receive weekly mileage plans and race prep, group cross/ strength training, race day plans, a supportive community and more.
Contact Alex Flores, Wellness Director, at 202-862-9622 or via email to register or learn more!

Call for next tour date
Cost: FREE!

How do I avoid temptation at the grocery store? Where do I find the healthiest, most affordable options? Every last Tuesday of the month, we’ll take you on a FREE Grocery Store Tour! Meet in YMCA National Capital’s lobby and we'll walk to the nearest grocery store together. Here's what you'll learn that will impact your whole family: 
  • Read Nutrition Labels
  • Compare unit prices
  • Finds Whole Grain Foods
  • And identify 3 ways to purchase food
  • … and much more!

Explore martial arts

Introducing our newest and hottest group exercise programs! If you have any questions, please email Angela Meyer, our Regional Group Exercise Director.

Tae Kwon Do
Mondays & Wednesdays at 7pm!
Are you looking for a unique integrated training that builds strength, gets your heart pumping, and will make you feel more confident? Tae Kwon Do at YMCA National Capital is just that! Tae Kwon Do is an art of self-defense, with emphasis on developing physical and mental agility as well as self-discipline through graceful techniques, power, and beauty of physical form.

Tae Kwon Do is taught by Howard Davis, a Kukkiwon 5th Dan Black Belt who has been teaching the class at YMCA National Capital for the past 37 years. Classes consist of warm-up calisthenics, stretches, kicking and punching drills, sparring and self-defense techniques, and forms. Beginners through black belts are welcome. Click here to register!

Krav Maga
Mondays at 7:30pm & Wednesdays at 6:30pm!

Krav Maga, the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces and the preferred system for U.S. Military and law enforcement personnel, is not a traditional martial arts system. There are no rituals. There are no Katas. This reality-based system is based on simple principles and instinctive movements, designed to teach real self defense in the shortest possible time.

Y-Martial Arts classes are taught under the leadership of DC’s top Krav Maga instructor, self defense expert and 2011 MMA World Champion, Chris Torres. Students will learn a practical approach to self defense together, and through realistic training drills, burn fat and build muscle in uniquely fun and challenging way. Take unlimited classes for only $45 per month.


When school is out for parent conferences or federal holidays, the Y has camps to keep your child learning and growing! YMCA National Capital provides a safe, fun and enriching environment for your child to spend these days out of school. Please pack a lunch, snack, water, comfortable clothing, and a bathing suit (most days will have a swim period).
  • FULL Days Out will be scheduled FIELD TRIPS. Our only remaining full day out will be going to the National Zoo. See the list of trips on the forms attached here.
*Space is limited for each camp day, so sign up now!  If you have any questions, please email Kerrie Fulcher, School Age Child Care Director for more information! Registration forms can also be emailed to Kerrie or faxed to 202-833-9571.

All participants are required to have a Full Membership or Program Membership. If you are registering without a valid membership, a Program Membership will be added to the account for your child to participate. Pricing varies depending on the type of membership.  See the forms for more information.


We are proud to partner with Ross Elementary School and School Without Walls at Francis Stevens Education Campus (SWWFS) to provide Extended Hours School Age Child Care!

If you have any questions, please email Kerrie Fulcher, School Age Child Care Director for more information.
Register now for the 2015-2016 School Year!

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