VIDA Fitness Personal Trainer Spotlight: Kristin Tomasulo
Name: Kristin Tomasulo
Home Location: VIDA Fitness Verizon Center
How many years have you been a personal trainer?
How many years have you been training for VIDA Fitness?
For 7 to 7-and-a-half years, pretty right since we first opened!
What all do you do here at VIDA?
I mainly train clients one-on-one, but I also teach a conditioning class three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Conditioning is a mix of cardio combinations, calisthenics, and plyometrics. I use interval training to combine a series of high intensity spurts to increase power with lower intensity active exercises to continue burning calories and improve cardiovascular endurance.
I also unofficially lead a run group. It’s a group of us that heads out to run a variety of terrain from incline to stairs, it’s just a nice way to break up the gym routine by getting outside.
What made you become a trainer?
I’ve always been athletic and involved in sports growing up, and my educational background is in athletic training from George Mason University, so it was a natural progression of doing what you love each day.
Who are your ideal types of clients?
I love training athletic types like runners or tri-athletes because I can identify with their goals and the milestones they’re trying to hit. Anyone who enjoys endurance-based exercises is someone I know I’ll mesh with when I train them.
What’s something you want your clients to feel after working with you?
I want them to feel accomplished.
What’s one of your biggest fitness accomplishments to date?
I’ve done a marathon every year for the past 3 to 4 years.
What’s the best nutritional tip you can offer up?
Hydrate! It’s so, extremely important, and people know it, but they still don’t hydrate enough.
Fun fact about you:
My picture was just (unknowingly to me) featured in the latest issue of SHAPE Magazine. My client brought the magazine in for me to see, and there I am in a post-race photo, it was unexpected, but kind of cool!