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VIDA M.I.T. Instructor Profile: Andrea Marchesi
Sep 26 2014

VIDA M.I.T. Instructor Profile: Andrea Marchesi

Andrea Marchesi

Andrea Marchesi (left) and a student after a recent VIDA MIT Class

Andrea Marchesi (left) and a student after a recent VIDA MIT Class

Years in the fitness industry:

I started in 2000 as a kickboxing instructor when I lived out in California. I’ve always been active and an avid gym-goer, so when one of the instructors approached me about getting certified to teach classes I thought, why not?

Years at VIDA:

I started in mid-November of 2013 when I moved here from California.

Besides M.I.T. what other classes can we find you teaching?

Oh boy, I teach VIDA Body, TRX, VIDA Xtreme, VIDA Barre, Kickboxing, RIP 30, and VIDA RX!

What do you enjoy about teaching M.I.T.?

I like intense workouts, and that’s M.I.T. I also like this kind of intensity because it’s a difficult workout format for people to do on their own, so I like being able to coach people to keep it going and not stop for the duration of the class. Typically, if someone is doing these type of exercises on their own they’ll hit muscle failure earlier or they’ll take more breaks simply because they don’t have an instructor or a group that keeps the pace and movement going.

Why should someone try something new by taking M.I.T?

This is a “take-it-to-the-next-level” class. The interval format of M.I.T. is scientifically proven to boost athletic abilities and metabolic functioning. It’s also the most ideal way to lose weight by getting your heart rate up and getting some cardio, but also by building body strength.

What exercise do you love to hate?

These are the ones I think gives everyone a collective loathing look on their face, but I love them: burpees and mountain climbers!

What is the most gratifying part about teaching M.I.T.?

I consistently see all of my class participants improve in cardiac capacity and body strength as each week goes by. They finish before the bell hits, they get faster and it take more to wear them out.

That means it’s working and they’re seeing benefits! Consistency is key with this class, coming two to three times per week is what will allow you to see the full benefits of what we do in M.I.T.

What are some other group exercise classes you can throw in to the mix throughout your week to tie a solid routine together?

RIP 30 and VIDA Xtreme are great for giving you an intense workout, but in a slightly different format so you’re getting variation, but continually focusing on a full-body workout.

Best pump-up song?

“Work Bitch” by Britney. She just gets it.

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