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The VIDA Fitness Personal Training Scholarship program is an initiative to increase diversity in the fitness industry by supporting local minority residents with a demonstrated interest in becoming personal trainers. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and must identify with an ethnic or racial minority.

VIDA has partnered with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to offer the highest standard of education and certification in personal training to 20 candidates. Scholarship winners will be automatically enrolled in a mentorship program that will provide them with resources to earn their Certified Personal Training (CPT) credential and realize their maximum potential for personal training greatness.

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

Applicants to the VIDA Fitness Personal Training Scholarship must:

  • Identify as non-white racial or ethnic minority 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.
  • Enrollment begins on March 31, 2022
    • Scholars will receive access to NASM course materials
    • Scholars connect with mentors selected from VIDA’s current personal training staff
    • Scholars participate in two workshops monthly
    • Scholars can participate in ongoing study groups
  • Exams will be scheduled within the month of September 2022
  • Successful scholars are invited to participate in the Job Guarantee Program

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

  • Participation in the VIDA Personal Training Mentorship Program
  • 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
  • To help with your NASM training course, scholars can participate in the VIDA mentorship program connecting scholars with experienced trainers currently working at VIDA

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 Scholarship & Mentorship Program. Please submit your application using our online form.

The deadline to submit your application is February 28, 2022.

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

  • Details of outstanding achievements in school or employment.
  • List of involvement in school, volunteerism and community activities.
  • List of work experience (if applicable)

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.

The VIDA Diversity & Inclusion Board oversees the application and selection process. The Board will review the applications and narrow the list to semi-finalists. The semi-finalists will be invited to an 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.

The deadline to submit your application is February 28, 2022.

Upon receipt, the VIDA Diversity & Inclusion Board will begin to review your application on a rolling basis. Applicants that are invited to interview will receive a scheduling request to complete their interview by March 15, 2022.

Once interviews have been completed, scholarships will be awarded by March 15, 2022. At that time, applicants will be notified via email. The email address on file must be active and you must check your email regularly.

 

  • We will supply each recipient with 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
  • Invitations for the VIDA mentorship must be scheduled after the completion of the NASM training course.

Contact the Community Relations chair of the VIDA Diversity & Inclusion Board at vdibcommunityrelations@gmail.com.

Holiday Hours ›

Friday, December 24th

  • 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
    ALL LOCATIONS

Saturday, December 25th

  • CLOSED

Sunday, December 26th

  • 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
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Friday, December 31st

  • 5:00 am to 7:00 pm
    U ST, LOGAN CIRCLE, CITY VISTA, GALLERY PLACE, YARDS
  • 7:00am to 7:00pm
    BALLSTON

Saturday, January 1st

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
    U ST, LOGAN CIRCLE, CITY VISTA, YARDS, BALLSTON
  • 7:00am to 7:00pm
    GALLERY PLACE

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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

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

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

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  • 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

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