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VIDA is proud to provide exceptional customer service through experienced industry professionals who truly enjoy interacting with our fun and energetic membership base. Please contact any of the managers from our management team below with your questions and suggestions.
Erik received his degree in Health Promotion & Fitness Management from Rowan University, where he specialized in exercise science and behavioral change. He went on to earn a Masters degree in Strength & Conditioning from George Washington University. Erik brings over 5 years of experience in personal training and group fitness instruction, including cycling, boot camp, abs, and high intensity interval training. He is well versed in many training methods and helps his clients overcome both the physical & psychological barriers to achieving their goals.
Assistant General Manager
Katelyn has been involved with sports and fitness for over 15 years. As a military kid and former gymnastics and cheerleading coach, she brings with her a level of dedication and passion to fitness and her team that raises the bar. She carries a BAS in Organizational Management with a focus in both exercise science and operations as well as certifications in group exercise and Barre instruction. Katelyn believes in always going above and beyond whether it be serving those around her or striving to meet her own goals. When in doubt, she sweats it out!
Personal Training Manager
Dwayne brings over 20 years of fitness knowledge and management experience to VIDA Fitness. He helps all of his clients understand the basic functionality of human movement and mobility. Dwayne has trained clients ranging from the weekend warriors, cancer survivors, rehab patients, professional athletes, amateur bodybuilding and physique competitors, entertainers, and musicians. He believes that a personal trainer should be versatile enough to help anyone reach their fitness goals. In his personal time, Dwayne competes in bodybuilding competitions and has placed in the Top 5.
Group Program Manager
Fernanda was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, where she studied and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Law before moving to Washington, DC. Fernanda has always been athletic, participating in a variety of sports growing up, but ultimately fell in love with rock climbing. For her, climbing has had a great impact on her personal life and professional career, influencing her workouts and proving to her that with enough dedication, anyone is capable of a pull up. Fernanda is a certified personal trainer with the NSCA, and holds certifications in Spinning, Pink Gloves Boxing, Pilates Reformer, RIP and TRX. Additionally, Fernanda received a Master’s degree in Sports Management from George Washington University, allowing her to develop strategic and innovative thinking around the business side of fitness, along with continuing to develop her knowledge and experience base. She believes in functional training and making sure that the body works properly before loading it with an intense training program. While Fernanda believes mobility is important, she believes that diversity and variety are the spice of life (and training!), and incorporates a diverse range of exercises in her daily sessions. You can expect to see Kettle Bells, rowing, handstands, plyometrics and more in her training and her clients’ training!