VIDA Blog

May 21 2018

Major Milestone

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over these last few months, it’s that progress with fitness takes a lot of time—there are no instant results—and a lot of dedication, but that it’s 100% percent worth it. The feeling of hitting a milestone like fitting into clothes you haven’t fit into for a few years is the perfect illustration of that.

May 15 2018

VIDA Specialty Squad: Raffi Umanzor

Meet May’s squad member: Raffi Umanzor! Rafael is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at VIDA Fitness U Street who’s well-known for his intense indoor cycle classes. In fact, Raffi’s classes are so popular that they’re always full — people even arrive up to an hour early to snag a seat!

May 14 2018

Diet is Personal

One of the counter-intuitive things I’ve learned about fitness is the more fit you are and the more lean mass you have, the more calories your body needs to fuel your metabolism and maintain muscle.

May 9 2018

National Foam Rolling Day…There’s an Actual Day for That!

If you have ever had any form of deep tissue massage you can recognize the benefits (and discomfort) associated with foam rolling. Our muscles are surrounded by fascia, or myofascia, which is a thin, elastic, fibrous connective tissue (the white stuff that holds your meat together). When your muscles get “tight” this tissue tenses up and creates “knots” which must be released. So, in both a massage, and in foam rolling, we are kneeding the knots to help release tension and pressure.

May 8 2018

Your Body on Exercise: Physical & Mental Adaptations to Weight Training

Too often, those of the fitness community set their sights on black-and-white goals without considering the other, and sometimes more important, adaptations to weight training. Sure, when done properly, weight training will get you bigger arms, broader shoulders, and a tighter look, but those hours spent sweating it out in the gym result in much deeper changes that often go unrecognized.

May 7 2018

VIDA Fitness Named Best Gym In DC

Once again VIDA Fitness has been named the best gym in Washington, D.C.! In the Washington City Paper’s annual “Best of D.C.” poll, Washingtonians voted VIDA as the place to get your sweat on in the District. We’re proud to be selected as the best gym in D.C. for the second year in a row!

May 4 2018

VIDA Partners With Athlete Ally To Fundraise For LGBT Inclusivity In Sports

VIDA’s 4th annual fundraiser and silent auction is quickly approaching. This year’s event is taking place Friday, May 11 from 6–9 p.m. at the Penthouse Pool Club at The Yards. Best of all, 100 percent of ticket sales, cash bar revenue, and silent auction sales will be donated to Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization working toward ending homophobia and transphobia in sports.

May 1 2018

Progress Continues When You Stick With It

Just had my latest bi-weekly weigh-in and InBody assessment with VIDA Registered Dietitian Addie Claire Merletti and I’m super excited to report that my hard work over these last two weeks since she and I last met is continuing to work!

Apr 27 2018

Why You Need To Take A VIDA Vacation

Sun, fun, and fitness. Sound like your idea of a good time? Us too! That’s why we’re so excited about our first-ever VIDA Vacation in St. Lucia at The BodyHoliday resort, taking place from Wednesday, May 16 to Sunday, May 20. Our exclusive package includes unlimited fitness classes, food, drinks, and more!

Apr 23 2018

Member Spotlight: Tyler Bridegan

Tyler Bridegan has been a VIDA member for less than a year, but he’s already seeing major results. The 27-year-old attorney has dropped more than 50 lbs and has substantially lowered his body fat percentage — and he’s just getting started!

Vida Fitness
City Vista 45 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 289-8432 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

City Vista

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Phone: (202) 289-8432

$ 45 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
Vida Fitness
Metropole 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005
(202) 588-5559 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

Metropole

Phone: (202) 588-5559

$ 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
Renaissance Hotel 999 9th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 742-1940 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

Renaissance Hotel

Phone: (202) 742-1940

$ 999 9th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington D.C. 20001

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:30am – 10:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 6:00 am – 10:00pm

Vida Fitness
U Street 1612 U Street, NW Washington D.C. 20009
(202) 939-2577 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

U Street

Phone: (202) 939-2577

$ 1612 U Street, NW Washington D.C. 20009

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
Verizon 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004
(202) 393-8432 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

Verizon

Phone: (202) 393-8432

$ 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
The Yards 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003
(202) 554-0444 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

The Yards

Phone: (202) 554-0444

$ 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm