CenteredBeing founder Suzie Carmack just wants to get people moving at her family-friendly studio, whether that means teaching adults slow-motion restorative yoga poses or tornado-speed tap dance for children. With a master's degree in theater, a PhD in health communication, and certifications in kinesiology, yoga, and Pilates, she has proven to be very passionate about physical movement, helping teach people how to minimize stress with physical activity. She is also keenly aware of how dangerous it is to stay sedentary, not only when there's a rolling boulder approaching, but in everyday life. To educate others, she's given keynote speeches on the subject to the Pan American Health Organization and delivers lunchtime workshops at offices, where she explains why it's important to regularly get up from a desk chair. But most CenteredBeing students come for the body-moving group fitness sessions. There are even separate classes for kids. With offerings that include yoga for all ages, Pilates, and barre classes, the studio offers a diverse schedule with four to nine group fitness classes each day. CenteredBeing also offers teacher training.
At Push Fitness, LLC, personal trainer certified by the National Personal Trainer Institute, Angel strives to help clients achieve more than just a fit body. That's why Angel, who is ISSA- and NASM-certified and also holds a certificate in nutrition, augments personalized workouts with training packages that include bodily assessments, a nutrition plan, and motivational materials that aren't CDs of Sylvester Stallone yelling. Angel, who meditates regularly, helps her clients strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has been serving families and family-free individuals for more than 150 years. Today's deal gives you one month of family membership (good for two adults and any children under the age of 21 residing in the same household, normally $130) to this venerated institution and its numerous locations, which have numerous amenities. In addition to accessing fitness equipment and indoor and outdoor pools (pool availability varies by location), you'll have a standing invitation to the family festivals and pool events happening throughout the summer. You also get the choice of two personal-training sessions ($120–$140 value) with a certified trainer to help jumpstart a stymied fitness routine or improve a preexisting one. Personal training can even incorporate popular elements such as Zumba, cycling, belly dance, kickboxing, playing catch with computer monitors, and more. If you prefer squeaky-shoe sports, you may also choose two private tennis lessons ($150 value), available at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase location, Silver Spring location, or the YMCA Arlington Tennis and Squash Center.
The experienced instructors at Divas and Dolls Fitness help clients meet individual weight-loss and fitness goals through one-on-one personal-training sessions, group boot-camp classes, and dance workshops. The center also offers body-wrap treatments, which warm clients and may aid in temporary weight loss.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap for each company, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
US Tae Kwon Do classes are taught by martial-arts experts and help students achieve peace of mind, personal confidence, better understanding of physical capabilities, self-defense techniques applicable to the real world, and the ability to knock a jar of pickles off the top shelf with a roundhouse kick. With class schedules modeled on the ancient art of busy lifestyles, those with busy lifestyles will be able to easily squeeze in a kicking-and-punching jam session that can breathe new life into a stale exercise regimen. Class offerings and times vary at each location—call ahead to begin your membership and schedule your first foray into one of the world's most practiced martial arts.