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The VIDA Fitness Personal Training Scholarship program is part of an initiative to increase diversity in personal training and support Black DC and Virginia residents in their pursuit of a career in fitness. We are awarding scholarships on a rolling basis. Eligible people who have demonstrated dedication, motivation, and interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness-related fields are encouraged to apply.

We have partnered with National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to offer the highest standard of education and certification in personal training to 20 candidates. Scholarship winners who complete this training will be qualified to sit for the NASM’s Certified Personal Training (CPT) exam and, if successful, earn the CPT credential.

In addition, following the successful completion of the CPT program, each scholarship recipient will be invited to VIDA for a personal training mentorship.

The 2020 program will be accepting scholarship applications on a rolling basis. Each month, applications will be reviewed and considered.

Candidates must be 18 years of age and be certified in CPR/AED before taking the exam.

  • Be a Black United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in Washington, D.C. or Virginia.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, participation or leadership in school activities, work experience, or other extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in Personal Training.

Applicants to the VIDA Fitness Personal Training Scholarship must:

  • Be a Black United States citizen or legal resident working, attending school, living or claiming residency in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by participation or leadership in the fitness realm, work experience, or other extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in Personal Training.

Recipients of the VIDA Fitness Personal Training Scholarship will receive the following (the “Scholarship Prize”):

  • A unique promotional code to be used on the NASM website. This code will provide access to the following:
    • NASM’s 100% online personal training course;
    • CPT certification exam;
    • NASM-CPT digital textbook;
    • Content learning videos;
    • Exercise video library;
    • Practice exam and quizzes;
    • Exercise coaching demonstrations;
    • The Job Guarantee program (please see details in the Candidate Handbook); and
    • One-year subscription to NASM EDGE Trainer Plus;
  • A complimentary NASM CPT hardcover textbook from VIDA Fitness (to be picked up at the corporate office); and
  • At completion of their NASM training course, an invitation to VIDA for a personal training mentorship.

To begin, click on the Apply for a Scholarship link at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should gather the following information needed for the application process:

  • Details of outstanding achievement in school.
  • List of involvement in school and community activities.
  • List of work experience.

Only electronic scholarship applications received through the above process will be considered. Paper copies of applications, resumes or other materials will not be accepted.

Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by VIDA Fitness. No additional contact will be made unless additional documents are needed and/or the applicant is a finalist. No information is collected from the site visitor.

Please note: Scholarship recipients will be required to review and agree to the NASM Terms and Conditions, NASM Privacy Policy and the NASM-CPT Candidate Handbook, all available through the NASM website.

VIDA Fitness has appointed a Diversity Committee. The Committee will review the applications and narrow the list to semi-finalists. The semi-finalists will be invited to an online interview with the Committee. Based on that process, 20 applicants will be awarded scholarships. Award recipients will be selected and notified via email.

  • All decisions of the Diversity Committee are final and are not subject to appeal. The program is competitive; not all applicants will be selected as semifinalists or finalists; not all finalists will be selected as recipients.

Applicants will be notified via email. The email address on file must be active and you must check your email regularly. Finalists will receive instructions regarding further documentation required for recipient selection.

  • We will supply each recipient with a code that will provide access to the following:
    • NASM’s 100% online personal training course;
    • CPT certification exam;
    • NASM-CPT digital textbook;
    • Content learning videos;
    • Exercise video library;
    • Practice exam and quizzes;
    • Exercise coaching demonstrations;
    • The Job Guarantee program; and
    • One-year subscription to NASM EDGE Trainer Plus;
  • A complimentary NASM CPT hardcover textbook from VIDA Fitness (to be picked up at the corporate office); and
  • At completion of their NASM training course, an invitation to VIDA for a personal training mentorship. Invitations for the VIDA mentorship must be scheduled after the completion of the NASM training course.

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

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

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  • 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