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Feb 4 2021

Christopher Bryson

Christopher Bryson

Christopher Bryson

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Christopher is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a lifetime fitness enthusiast. One of Christopher’s main goals is to accelerate your physical fitness transformation so that you do not waste your precious time. To do this, you and Christopher will construct time-efficient programs that are guaranteed to change the composition of your body, increase your cardiovascular health, and affect positive change in your mental energy. While your long-term strategy will be determined by your particular goals and unique history, you and Christopher will train with an emphasis on challenging programming, proper technique, and the incremental progression of your lifts to ensure that you never stagnate. With Christopher, VIDA Fitness will become your new playground where you will encourage your body to adapt to new challenges while turning yourself into a tasty treat in the process. Training with Christopher is self-love at its best.

After working at several clubs in the DMV, Christopher chose VIDA Fitness as his new home because he recognized the unique community that exists here and the highest standards of VIDA’s staff. Prior to pivoting his career towards the fitness industry, Christopher promoted civil society within Iran and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. In his free time, you can find him making a noble attempt to learn Farsi, nerding out on current events, pursuing additional certifications, and, of course, lifting. Feel free to introduce yourself to him!

Dec 11 2019

Shawn Morris

Shawn Morris

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With a laser focus on creating proper movement patterns through functional exercises, Shawn will push you out of your comfort zone with lots of encouragement and a little tough love. Pulling from his experience in everything from weight loss and high intensity styles to body building and Olympic Lifting, Shawn will help you build a solid foundation to make you stronger, healthier, and faster which will lead to checking off the rest of your goals, one by one.

Oct 25 2019

Alexandra Green

Alexandra Green

Alexandra Green

Alex is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer. Growing up she played soccer and ran track and field, but she didn’t find a true passion for fitness until a little later in her life. She graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Exercise Science. After college, Alex started weight training more and found a true love for the fitness industry. She loved the new challenges that weight lifting brought and how empowering being strong felt. Now she wants to help others find ways to challenge themselves, stay motivated and feel empowered through their own fitness journeys.

Alex has trained a variety of clients, including: clients transitioning from physical therapy, pre/post natal women, high school athletes and weight loss clients. She loves using a wide variety of movements and exercises to keep her training fun and interesting. Her philosophy is that we aren’t just training for that one event or competition, we are training for life – to live happier and healthier. No matter what your goals are they can be achieved with hard work, motivation and the right guidance.

Sep 20 2019

Alyssa Gonzalez

Alyssa Gonzalez

Alyssa Gonzalez

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While completing her bachelors in Psychology at Florida International University, Alyssa discovered her passion in life through exercise and nutrition. She decided to turn her passion into a career and became a certified personal trainer through NASM and is currently working towards a Masters degree in Nutrition in pursuit to become a Registered Dietician. Alyssa preaches adherence, sustainability, and balance. She believes although there may be optimal routes to achieving a goal, if it isn’t something you can stick with, it isn’t optimal for you. She is truly fascinated by not just the physical changes, but more importantly the mental improvements a life of fitness brings. She has had the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele and is committed to helping others achieve a happier and healthier life.

Apr 5 2019

Amanda Schmidt

Amanda Schmidt

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Amanda is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and VIDA Master Trainer with over a decade of experience. Several years ago, Amanda rebuilt her own life and reclaimed her physical and mental health through a commitment to fitness and movement. After experiencing her own transformation, she decided to dedicate her life to helping others do the same. She believes that working out should be a fun and joyful expression of self-love. Depending on a client’s needs, Amanda brings a wide variety of specialties to her sessions including Strength Training, Women’s Fitness, HIIT, Barre and Yoga. Amanda is also a devoted long-distance runner. When she’s not in the gym, you can find her meditating, hanging out with her rescue dog Gordon and dancing as much as possible.

Feb 14 2019

Morgan Vaca

Morgan Vaca

Morgan Vaca

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Morgan, originally from Charlotte, NC, graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Kinesiology. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer and has a passion for health and fitness due to her many years as a competitive gymnast and runner. In addition, Morgan possesses rehabilitation knowledge due to her experience working in a physical therapy setting and is fascinated by human anatomy and physiology. She believes that while training should be challenging, it should be just as enjoyable. Morgan enjoys using creativity when training and is always searching for new and unique exercises to introduce to her clients. She believes in implementing both strength and conditioning practices into training in order to optimize results.

Jun 18 2018

Sara Fadziewicz

Sara Fadziewicz

Sara Fadziewicz

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Sara joined our Vida team in 2018 when she moved to DC from Connecticut. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, and with a background in bodybuilding and running she’s constantly active. Sara currently has her pro card in bodybuilding with the WBFF and placed 4th in her last Pro show. Working with people and accomplishing their fitness goals is a passion of hers.

Sara has 5 half marathons and countless 5k, 5 mile and 10k road races under her belt. Racing for her expanded to obstacle runs including Spartan Race (sprint, super and beast), Warrior Dash and Rugged Maniac. She loves doing something that will challenge her to be better, to race faster and to improve overall health.

Oct 17 2017

Danielle Cunningham

Danielle Cunningham

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Danielle is a certified personal trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Helping others has always been a passion of hers since grade school. From ballet rehearsals to gymnastic practices to softball huddles, she was fascinated with physical ability. Suffering from her own injuries, she became extremely interested with anatomy and physiology. Today, Danielle shares the same interest with her clients. Her goal is not only to train herself, but others for longevity. Danielle believes you need a strong work ethic and determination in order to overcome and/or prevent physical limitations. Danielle’s training style is designed to promote strength and conditioning techniques, along-side enjoyment. She loves seeing her clients not only improve but smile while doing it.

Feb 17 2016

Nate Carter

Nate Carter

Nate Carter

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Nate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He loves helping his clients achieve their goals and enjoys accompanying them on their journey. Nate advises his clients that the first set, first workout, or even the first initial consultation can be scary to someone who is new to training. Sometimes we as individuals can be our own obstacle to success. Once you have given up on a situation there is no way anything positive can develop from it, which is why Nate believes that motivation is the key factor in exercise. He believes that coaching his clients to maintain a positive attitude can serve as the catalyst to a healthy lifestyle and increased longevity. Nate specializes in weight loss, muscle toning & development, speed & agility, core training, functional training, and sports performance.

Jan 13 2016

Medina Roberts

Medina Roberts

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Medina has been working as a Certified Personal Trainer since 2004. She uses these years of experience to design personalized fitness programs to achieve the best results for each individual client. Medina uses a wide variety of different training styles based on the goals and needs of each client, but specializes in weight loss and endurance training as well as post- and pre- pregnancy training. She has worked with a broad clientele including athletes and body builders and well as clients with shoulder, knee, ankle, back and hip injuries and surgeries. Medina is very active in the body building world being a prep and posing coach for bikini, figure, women and men’s physique and body building.

Medina is certified by NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine, WITS-World Instructor Training Schools and AAAI/ISMA-American Aerobics Association International/International Sports Medicine Association as a personal trainer and is also certified as a spinning instructor, Dynamex trainer, Trigger Point specialist and Stretching specialist

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City Vista

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

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