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VIDA Instructor Profile: Tami DeVitis
Dec 1 2014

VIDA Instructor Profile: Tami DeVitis

tami1 Our Instructor profile this month is Tami DeVitis who currently teaches Barre and cycle on Saturdays and will be adding teaching an additional Barre class on Mondays starting in January.

1. Why did you decide to become Barre and group exercise instructor?

I love dance and movement! After seeing so many amazing changes and results in my personal physical fitness and how this was a positive outlet for me due to a high stress career, I wanted to share this passion with class participants and show them that group fitness is truly effective. Working out in a group environment forces individuals to work harder and encourage each other to achieve goals. I received my first group exercise certification in 2003 and have been nonstop ever since.

I took my first barre class years ago and was immediately hooked. Growing up a dancer, barre brought me back to where it all started for me, ballet at the barre (minus the tutu). After taking a few classes in NYC and DC, I wanted to take segments from the workout I loved and combine with challenging fitness intervals, Pilates exercises and upbeat music and VIDA Barre was born! VIDA gave me the opportunity to bring this program to life, with the launch of Vida Barre in 2011. VIDA Barre is the perfect combination of what I love- ballet inspired movements, core work, flexibility and balance and overall full body strength.

2. What’s one thing you want all your first-time class participants to know?

Just like yoga or any other inner fitness program, come to the studio with an open mind and allow your body to experience something new. I am a firm believer- if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you!

3. When you’re not teaching in the Studio, where can they find you?

At home. I Love to cook, relax and enjoy my downtime! This is what I call recharging my battery.

tami24. How are your classes different from other instructors’?

Barre with a side of sarcasm! I try to make every class fun and a unique experience. What I personally offer is variety of my music, try to offer a new playlist and choreography every 2 weeks.

5. Which superpower would you like to have for a day?

Read people’s minds, see what they are really thinking.

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