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Start your day with toning, then bring on the pie. (Photo credit: CorePower Yoga)

Where to work up a sweat on Thanksgiving morning

When you think Thanksgiving, you might not immediately think of working out. This year, give thanks to many gyms and studios in the D.C. area for opening their doors on a holiday morning and giving you an opportunity to get in a good sweat. If running is your preference, you can take part in a Thanksgiving Day race, but if racing isn't your speed, there are plenty of indoor options to explore.

Start your day with a solid workout before you head home to a household full of Thanksgiving festivities.

Check out these special Thanksgiving day classes:

CorePower Yoga

Visit CorePower for a special donation based class Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds will support a local charity chosen by the studio, you can read about the selected charities for each DC area studio here. Suggested donation $20. While the schedule is limited for the holiday, there are plenty of signature CPY class options all morning with giving themes to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit.

SoulCycle

Twice the tap back, twice the calorie burn! Start your day with the infamous Turkey Burn, SoulCycle's signature 90-minute ride. It's not for the faint of heart, so if you're not up for a double, check out one of their standard 45 minute classes, also being held Thanksgiving morning at the 14th Street and Bethesda locations.

Equinox

Get your heart rate up and your appetite rolling with Equinox's Beast 'n Feast cycling ride at 10 a.m. Kick it into high gear with this challenging ride that will take you through climbs and sprints, available for Equinox members at the Equinox Sports Club location.

barre3

Though there are limited classes featured at the DC and Va locations Thanksgiving morning, barre3 offers enough options to get your micro-movements going before the holiday. As an added bonus, bring three canned goods to any D.C. area barre3 between November 16 and November 23 to receive a free barre3 class.

FlyWheel

Check out Flywheel Sports' annual TORQ-y Burn ride, a 90-minute Flywheel class with dual-instructors leading the way at the Dupont studio location on Thanksgiving Day at 11:45 a.m. Need to get home earlier to tend to your turkey? Check out the Power 60 or Fly 45 classes kicking off at 8:30 a.m. at both the CityCenterDC and Dupont locations.

The Studio DC:

Visit this yoga studio for three chances to sweat it out in Hot Vinyasa classes, open to students of all levels. The 9:30 a.m. class at The Studio DC's Adams Morgan location will celebrate the 10th annual have a heart, vinyasa flow and will leave you energized and will cultivate an "attitude of gratitude" and appreciation. Suggested donation $15 to support the FarmSanctuary.org.

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