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Mar 22 2021

Kevin Carnell

Kevin Carnell

Kevin Carnell

U Street

Kevin Carnell is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s in Event Management and Minor in Hospitality. Growing up in South Florida, he participated in football, track, and water polo – but didn’t develop a true passion for fitness until his early 20s. Kevin is no stranger to hard work, dedicating time throughout the week to his own personal fitness as well as helping family and friends achieve a better understanding of their own. He wants to help others challenge themselves, feel empowered through movement, and feel sexy throughout their fitness journey. He believes that “every body is a bikini body” and hopes to work with clients to transform the way they feel about themselves, from the inside out.

Nov 18 2020

Pablo Brown

Pablo Brown

Pablo Brown

Pablo Brown has dedicated his life to the pursuit of sport and fitness, whether it be surfing in California, playing competitive high-school fútbol in Colombia, hiking active volcanoes in the Andes of Argentina, or most recently, grunting in frustration on local golf courses. Since 2011, he has made it his passion to improve peoples’ lives through the lingua franca of fitness. Whether it be personal training, CrossFit, bootcamp classes, boutique fitness studios, or now at VIDA, Pablo has dedicated his life to improving the lives of those he trains, from the most neophyte client to new moms to professional athletes.

In 2009, a friend who was preparing for the City of Miami Fire Department introduced Pablo to CrossFit as an alternative training regiment; he has never looked back. CrossFit’s constantly varied functional movements done at high intensity helped Pablo surpass his fitness goals and provided a whole new set of challenges. These challenges have opened his eyes on how to appropriately train all sorts of people with all their unique goals.

His mission is to help others be better today than they were yesterday and to prepare for tomorrow. Pablo loves to train clients and athletes and believes there are fewer rewards greater than helping others achieve their goal, whether it be their first pull-up or completing an ultra-marathon through the Gobi Desert.

Nov 18 2020

Ashley Delosh

Ashley Delosh

Ashley Delosh

Ashley is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As a health care policy professional by day, Ashley can relate to the desires of many of the people working in DC who are eager to incorporate fitness into an already very busy lifestyle, in an effort to improve overall quality of life. She believes that a successful trainer-client relationship begins and is determined by taking an individual holistic approach. Her overall objective is to help clients hone in on the specifics that are the most meaningful to them in relation to training in order to help them truly achieve the best version of themselves.

Nov 18 2020

Nora Sweeney

Nora Sweeney

Nora Sweeney

Nora is a DC native who grew up spending beautiful weekends watching regattas on the Potomac and hiking through Shenandoah National Park. After joining her high school’s crew team she became obsessed, rowing through her time in college and even after returning to DC. She loves backpacking, dance, and weightlifting, and can be found cycling around town on her custom mint single speed. She earned her NASM CPT while working as a pastry chef, proving that you can have your cake and eat it too, and has now moved full time into fitness. She takes a holistic approach to health by building sustainable habits, finding joy in movement, and maybe a sweet treat every now and then. She believes in building up trust in your body through functional exercises and mobility training. Nora knows that training should be challenging and rewarding, and always aims for her programs to be both!!

Nov 18 2020

Chris Chu

Chris Chu

Chris Chu

To Chris, fitness to him is everything. With a long history of being overweight and obese, exercise actually saved his life. Around 2010 he was his heaviest being around 250 lbs. However, with a strong epiphany and developing self discipline while staying committed to the grind, it gave him confidence to learn to push himself into a mindset where he created a lifestyle about sacrificing the comfort zone and turning it into growth. He has learned that there is no true strength without struggle and that is what shaped him into the man he is today. As a fat loss specialist, and with a background of group bootcamp training, he is a lover of calisthenics, HIIT, and core circuit training as well. He is a firm believer in leading by example and after being certified through NASM in March, he has been blessed to now make an impact on other people’s lives in to making them the best version of themselves. Some of his recent fitness accomplishments over the years have been 2 marine corps marathons (2017, 2019) and a Spartan beast obstacle course (2018). The act of change does not happen overnight, but it does happen when you put effort in front of excuses. So no matter what, keep moving and keep improving.

Sep 21 2020

Philip Pasch

Philip Pasch

Philip Pasch

U Street

Graduating from Bemidji State University with a degree in English in 2015, Philip decided his passion was his country and his community. Phil Pasch is an ACE certified personal trainer and US Navy veteran with a familial upbringing in health and wellness. He got involved in physical activity to build confidence and has shared that with clients in both group fitness settings and one-on-one training sessions. Serving onboard the USS Bataan, he was heavily involved in the Command Fitness program ensuring all sailors remained healthy and active. His favorite gym activities are traditional bodybuilding, pilates, and tabata. Working with Phil is always an educating and exciting experience and he is ready to share that with anyone who wants to build a better life and put their best foot (or quad) forward.

Jun 11 2020

Devin Conway

Devin Conway

Devin Conway

U Street

Devin attended Towson University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. After his college career, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Devin pursued a career in coaching individual athletes and teams before partnering with local Physical Therapists to create a “Return to Play” program for athletes rehabilitating from an injury. Since then he has expanded to working with all populations to bridge the gap between physical therapy and fitness. Devin enjoys leading his clients through their journeys of transformation, whether that is weight loss, athletic ability, or living injury free, and finds that to be the most rewarding aspect of his work. Devin’s personal fitness accomplishments includes climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, competing in American Ninja Warrior, Worlds Toughest Mudder and a 24-hour obstacle course race. In his free time, Devin also enjoys trail running, hiking, and going on adventures with his Corgi puppy Theo.

Apr 20 2020

Emma Krieger

Emma Krieger

Emma Krieger

U Street

I am a functional strength trainer. I mainly focus sessions on posterior chain strength. There is no one standard way on how to do a movement. Our bodies will always find the path of least resistance. I’m here to help you figure out the best way your body moves. One of the best tools I teach is the mind-muscle connection.
I like to encourage movement. We are made to move! It should be something enjoyable. The more enjoyable it is the more likely you will be consistent.

Apr 20 2020

Vilim Pilas

Vilim Pilas

Vilim Pilas

U Street

Echoing my training catch phrase, “Mens sana in corpore sano!” I focus on creating happy clients by contributing to their overall physical health.I like to design various and challenging programs for all types of clients targeting their individual needs and goals. It’s important to me that I also educate my clients about what, how and why they are doing an exercise, which enables them to perform exercises in a safe and beneficial manner when working out on their own.

Jul 25 2019

Ian Zuidema

Ian Zuidema

Ian Zuidema

U Street

Ian is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has a background in visual and preforming art, and worked in graphic design and marketing before pursuing a career in fitness. Training is another creative endeavor in Ian’s life, and he strives to bring variety to his clients fitness routines tailored around their needs and goals. His personal fitness journey had humble beginnings, but his desire to push his body further and harder led to a quick progression in his skills and knowledge. Whether it’s CrossFit, Cycling, or a HIIT style class, Ian’s inquisitive nature helps him get the most out of any workout, and his drive to constantly improve guides his journey. He believes that emotional and physical fitness are tightly intertwined, and that taking command of our inner dialogue is a key to long term fitness success. He feels that fitness is best achieved when we explore the edges of our comfort zone, and in living on that edge we find new possibilities and ultimately achieve great results. Fitness should be inspiring; one workout should leave you wanting more. It should also be full of ‘ah-hah’ moments where clients recognize their new found strengths and cherish milestones both big and small.
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Vida Fitness
City Vista 45 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
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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
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Metropole 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005
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$ 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005

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Renaissance Hotel 999 9th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington D.C. 20001
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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
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U Street

Phone: (202) 939-2577

$ 1612 U Street, NW Washington D.C. 20009

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Verizon 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004
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Verizon

Phone: (202) 393-8432

$ 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004

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The Yards 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003
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The Yards

Phone: (202) 554-0444

$ 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003

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