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Featured Instructor: Julie Cangialosi
Feb 4 2016

Featured Instructor: Julie Cangialosi

Julie1For new moms looking to get their pre-baby bodies back, VIDA instructor Julie Cangialosi is just the person to turn to for fitness advice!

Julie (who is currently 6 1/2 months pregnant with baby #2!) knew that staying active during her first pregnancy was key to having a quick and healthy rebound, which she did by listening to her body while teaching a handful of group fitness classes at our Verizon location.

As a dietitian by trade and a rep for a pharmaceutical sales company during the day, Julie enjoys getting to form relationships with her students at VIDA and help them achieve their goals.

“I love the sense of camaraderie between students and instructors here, I feel like I can really get to know my students,” she says.

As a former dancer and cheerleader, Julie says fitness and healthy living has always played a large role in life.

“I remember doing the Jane Fonda workouts with my mom as a young girl, and I was hooked! Dancing and cheerleading also played a big part in my childhood and taught me that hard work and discipline pay off,” she says.

When she first moved to DC and discovered VIDA, it was as a member rather than an instructor. She began taking classes and getting familiar with the formats, and was approached by Group Fitness Manager Tami DeVitis about getting certified to teach on her own.

“I started out teaching a class called BEAM, and then other certifications and classes followed. In the past five years I’ve taught VIDA RX, VIDA Body, VIDA Barre, Cycle, Pilates mat & Pilates Reformer,” she says.

Since Julie is currently six months pregnant her teaching schedule is a little modified at the moment. However, she still squeezes in teaching seven classes a week while maintaining her own workouts as well!

Julie post-baby #1!

Julie post-baby #1!

“I stayed active during my first pregnancy which really helped me lose the 52 pregnancy lbs and even get my abs back afterwards! This time around I’m making time for daily cardio (either spin or elliptical,) chasing my 1 1/2 year old around, working out with my trainer and modifying Pilates exercises to what is safe for me at this point,” says Julie.

When she’s not selling pharmaceuticals, teaching at VIDA or doing her own workouts, Julie enjoys creating new recipes in the kitchen and hiking with her husband – the Salkantay trail to Machu Picchu and the Red Rocks in Sedona are some of her faves!

Julie encourages people of all fitness levels to give her classes a try, especially those other new moms out there looking to lose their pregnancy weight. You can catch her on the schedule at the following times:

Mondays 6:30am: Cycle
Mondays 5:30pm: Pilates Reformer
Mondays 6:30pm: Pilates Reformer
Tuesdays 7am: Pilates Reformer
Wednesdays 5:30pm: Pilates Reformer
Wednesdays 7pm: Barre
Thursdays 7am: Pilates Reformer

 

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GALLERY PLACE

  • Wednesday, November 25th – 7am-7pm
  • Thursday, November 26th – Thanksgiving – 8am-12pm
  • Friday, November 27th – 7am-7pm

CITY VISTA

  • Wednesday, November 25th – 7am-7pm
  • Thursday, November 26th – 7am-1pm
  • Friday, November 27th – 7am-7pm

U STREET, LOGAN, BALLSTON, YARDS

  • Wednesday, November 25th – 7am-7pm
  • Thursday, November 26th – Thanksgiving – 7am-1pm
  • Friday, November 27th – 7am-7pm

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UST, LC & Ballston Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 7am –2pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Thursday 12/31: 7am – 5pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 7pm

The Yards Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 5am – 3pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Saturday 12/26: 7am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12/31: 5am – 7pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 9pm

City Vista Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 5am – 1pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Thursday 12/31: 5am – 7pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 9pm

Gallery Place Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 8am – 2pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Saturday 12/26: 7am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12/31: 5am – 7pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 9pm
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