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VIDA Fitness Class Profile: VIDA Xtreme
Jun 24 2014

VIDA Fitness Class Profile: VIDA Xtreme

Our advice for this class: come prepared to work non-stop for 45 minutes, bring a water bottle filled with ice cold water and give yourself a pep talk.

While VIDA Xtreme isn’t for the faint of heart, it is for everyone regardless of if you’re just starting out on your journey to a healthy and fit lifestyle, or you’ve been a gym rat for years.

You’ll find the class description on the VIDA schedule to read, “A challenging total body workout combining various sport specific exercises to increase muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. VIDA Xtreme progresses in difficulty with each class to push you to your limit and achieve your maximum potential.”

That’s VIDA Xtreme in a nutshell, but while you’re in the class you’ll get a feel for what any small group training class feels like, which is pounding out a killer workout with peers and getting individual feedback on form from the instructor.

During Erik Strouse’s Thursday 12:30 pm VIDA Xtreme class we were prepared to sweat as the heat of the day had already set in. Erik advised to drink ice cold water to keep the core temperature of our bodies down, but also be aware not to fill up too much since many movements in the class involved plyometrics.

We started out with a 5 to 10 minute warm up that got our bodies ready to move and our heart rates up. Throughout the rest of the class we did four rounds of two exercises completing as many reps as we could in 40 seconds. Erik also advised everyone to not push too hard at risk of getting injured or not completing the exercises in proper form (a lesson we could all use at times whether we’re in a class or working out on our own). So although the class is called VIDA Xtreme, be mindful to listen to your body. It’s okay to take resting breaks.

Some exercises involved working with a partner, while others utilized various pieces of equipment or just our own body weight. For anyone who finds themselves looking at the clock to see when class is over you won’t be experiencing that in VIDA Xtreme. Erik kept our attention from the get-go giving us tips on proper form (my push-up is now completely transformed) and circulating the room to provide guidance and motivation.

Before I knew it the 45 minutes flew by, and the end of the class left me at complete muscle failure. For someone who usually has a maxed out schedule, this workout is the best use of your time; you’re in, you’re out and you got a calorie-torching/muscle building workout in less than an hour.

To find out when the next VIDA Xtreme class is happening take a look at our class schedules!

Thanksgiving Hours ›

GALLERY PLACE

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

CITY VISTA

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

U STREET, LOGAN, BALLSTON, YARDS

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

Holiday Hours ›

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