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Mar 22 2021

Alexa Disch

Alexa Disch

Alexa Disch

Alexa focuses on encouraging her clients to push their limits and discover abilities that they may not have thought they had. Whether their goal is to reach a new deadlift record, increase flexibility, or train for a marathon, every day will be an opportunity to become more confident and appreciative of what the human body can accomplish when trained properly and safely.

Mar 22 2021

Ola Radchenko

Ola Radchenko

Ola Radchenko

The Yards

Ola started her fitness career in the Ukraine teaching hip hop dance classes, while at the same time working as a personal trainer assistant at a gym. In 2015 she moved to Poland to worked in a dance studio as a group fitness instructor. In 2018 she finally moved to the US, got certified as a Personal Trainer with NASM and started to work as a personal trainer.
Her mission is to help push and motivate her clients to reach their most desired fitness goals without compromising their health. She has a tailored approach to each client, and works with them to reach their goals within their deadlines.

Mar 22 2021

Allen Blanks

Allen Blanks

Allen Blanks

The Yards

Allen is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Trainer. His journey in fitness began in High School where he participated, in football, wrestling, and track and field. He enjoys competing and pushing his body to its limits. Allen attended Morgan State University where he studied Physical Therapy and ran Division 1 Track and Field. Upon completion of school he worked in sports medicine for one year and then transitioned into personal training. Allen enjoys helping his clients reach their fitness goals and live a healthier lifestyles. In his free time he enjoys coaching high school track and field for Maret in NW DC.

Mar 22 2021

Javier Mata

Javier Mata

Javier Mata

The Yards

Javier studied Exercise Science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He assists clients in identifying needs and achieving their goals through structured programming. Javier specializes in strength and performance training with an emphasis on the use of proper form to reduce the risk of injury. Javier has experience with a wide range of clients which allows him to present programs that are as unique as the clients he works with.

Mar 22 2021

Chris Parkison

Chris Parkison

Chris Parkison

The Yards

Chris is Group Program Manager at VIDA Yards, City Vista and Gallery Place where he teaches Yoga, Pilates, Group Fitness, and Cycling classes. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Lead Trainer of VIDA’s Yoga Teacher Training School. Chris trains his clients for the long term to promote stability, range of motion, conditioning, strength and power focusing on the core muscles that make all the other ones stronger and more efficient. Chris helps his clients design a sustainable fitness program with a weekly rhythm that leaves them focused and fresh on Saturday instead of distracted and exhausted.

Nov 23 2020

Kalil Zaky

Kalil Zaky

Kalil Zaky

The Yards

Kalil Zaky is an experienced trainer as well as a professional powerlifter. His approach to training his clients is a progressive process of identifying weaknesses in the body and turning them into strengths. He has trained athletes for National level competition as well as individuals to walk down a set of steps pain free. As a results driven trainer, Zaky focuses on quantitative data to assure that you are making progress and every day, getting to a happier, healthier version of you.

Aug 21 2020

Diana Chalikova

Diana Chalikova

Diana Chalikova

Logan Circle

Russian born and raised, Diana is a certified master trainer with NASM and former Tennis Pro with the WTA World Tour. She began playing tennis at the age of 5. After finishing her pro career, she went on to coaching top juniors at Bollettieri Tennis Academy, and then on to becoming the Head Tennis Professional at Barry Buss Tennis Academy. Many of her juniors went on to get their pro card with the WTA and ATP. Her love for fitness and athletics carried over into personal training, and she takes her role of helping clients achieve their goals seriously. Her skills include, strength training, overcoming injuries, fat loss, Olympic Weightlifting and sports specific training. Diana enjoys helping all her clients achieve their fitness goals through individualized, customized programs.

Dec 2 2019

Jennifer Dameika

Jennifer Dameika

Jennifer Dameika

The Yards

Jennifer is a certified personal trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM. Along with being a former professional cheerleader, she is a lifelong fitness enthusiast. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from American Military University, and her graduate degree in Strategic Communication from American University in Washington, DC. Her passion for physical fitness was found in both the physical and mental benefits a great workout brings. Being physically active not only improves one’s outward appearance but benefits overall well-being. Helping others find confidence in their strength and abilities is what Jennifer thrives on.

Dec 2 2019

Bakari Taylor

Bakari Taylor

Bakari Taylor

The Yards

As a former Division-1 athlete playing basketball at Hampton University, Bakari developed a passion for strength and conditioning. Following graduation, he went on to earn a Master’s degree in Kinesiology & Fitness Management from Indiana University – Bloomington. Bakari brings over 7 years of experience in personal training and group fitness instruction, including boot camps, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, high intensity interval training, and CrossFit. He believes that a fit and healthy lifestyle starts with a strong foundation of consistency, hard work and discipline. Bakari often tells himself and his clients to “Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do!”

Mar 26 2018

Michael Amoateng

Michael Amoateng

Michael Amoateng

The Yards

Michael is an ACTION certified personal trainer. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and has over 5 years of personal training experience. Michael believes in maximizing people’s potential through strategic exercise planning and hard work. He loves helping all his clients understand the science behind different methods of training and exercise. Michael loves working with all types of clients attacking their weaknesses and perfecting their strengths. Michael believes that if a person has a good bill of health, it is more valuable than any amount of money. Michael is a DMV native and an athlete that played collegiate football at Wesley College. When Michael isn’t in the gym, he loves cooking and playing the drums.

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  • 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

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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