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These are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Cut Seven studio and our unique fitness experience. Still have questions? Reach out to us at info@cutseven.com.

The Workout

I’m just getting back into shape. What can I expect?

Expect a combination of strength and cardio movements broken out into four circuit stations. Our approach to strength and conditioning is unlike anything you’re used to—you will never step foot on a cardio machine or lift a barbell. Instead, we use sleds, battle ropes, dumbbells, and other equipment you won’t find anywhere else in DC.

Is there running and jumping involved in the workout?

Yes. We are a sports conditioning gym and those are two fundamental movements in our workout. But know this: We offer modifications for all exercises and there are five inches of aerated rubber padding underneath our turf floor, protecting your knees from impact.

Is there a cardio component on Strength Days?

Yes…ish. Hear us out: The goal of Strength Day is to build muscle. We do that by increasing resistance. However, we will always, ALWAYS partake in a dynamic warm-up and make sure your heart rate stays elevated throughout class.

Why does everyone keep talking about Heart Day?

Heart Day is known for being our most rigorous (read: mostly cardio) class. Our version of cardio includes burpees, plyometrics, and yes—a few sprints. Since we work to keep your heart rate up throughout the whole class, this workout moves FAST. For this reason, we don’t recommend it for your first class.

What’s your class format?

Each class consists of a dynamic warm-up, a circuit-style workout, and a finisher affectionately called Seven Minutes in Heaven. You can expect four stations within each circuit, with each station competed twice.

Can I get a sneak-peak of the workout prior to class?

And ruin all the fun? Everything we do in this gym, we do as a team—that includes learning the workout.


Do you offer free classes for first-timers?

We offer discounted packages for those new to Cut Seven: a two-for-one class pack, and an unlimited week at a discounted price. It’s kind of like trying a new restaurant—you’d pay for the food and the service, right? Be sure to follow us on Instagram and sign-up for our email list for news on free, community events.

Do I have to reserve a class in advance?

We allow walk-ins, but your spot is not guaranteed. Check online before heading over to ensure the class isn’t sold out. If you arrive to a sold-out class and another teammate doesn’t show up by the start of class, you’re in!

Canceling a Class

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes—consider yourself warned. You have precisely a ten-hour window from your 8PM dinner to decide if you will make your 6AM class (giving your teammates enough time to call dibs on your spot). Cancelling or no-showing means losing a class credit (class packs) or a $25 late cancel/no-show fee 8, 12, and unlimited memberships & 7-Day Unlimited members. 8 and 12 members will get their class back after the fee is assessed.


I’m waitlisted for a class. what are my chances for getting in a class?

Remember the dinner vs. 6AM class scenario above? This is DC, and people choose the former. Plus, heavy waitlists tell us we need to add another class—so use it!

if I’m on the waitlist. How do I know if I made it in?

If it’s more than ten hours prior to class, you’ll receive an automated email message. After that, the system is no longer automated.

How many classes can I reserve in one day?

One. And if you put everything you have into that one class, it’s all you’ll need. By doing two-a-days, you are breaking down the muscles you just worked your ass off to build up—kinda counter-productive, don’t you think?


Do you have showers, locker rooms, etc?

Unfortunately, no. We do, however, have restrooms stocked with towels, dry shampoo, and other necessities.

Do I need to bring anything?

You, yourself, a little motivation, and perhaps a water bottle. We have yoga mats, towel service, and water fountains in the studio.

Is parking available?

There is ample street parking available in the neighborhood. Beware: Do not park on Rhode Island during rush hour (for those of you early-morning risers).