Personal Fitness Gurus Shape to Perfection
by josie franske
Getting toned at The Sports Club/ LA-Washington
Co-owner of Verve Health & Fitness and CrossFit Rosslyn, Lin is the Four Seasons Health Club’s go-to trainer for all personal training needs. His medical school background and experience as a paramedic provide him with a thorough understanding of the body and how tension can negatively affect it. 1100 Wilson Blvd., #M755, Arlington, 703-465-8100; 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-342-0444
When a fitness plan is fun, you can stick with it and finally see those results you always wanted. Amzallag’s innovative YaLa dance workout is just that: Combining core conditioning, strength training, stretch, plyometrics, agility, and cardio exercises, the varied workout is an effective way to get in shape quickly—and enjoy doing it.
Wielkoszewski embodies the results-driven mentality of The Sports Club/LA-Washington. Enthusiastic and a great motivator, she is the club’s master trainer in integrated flexibility training and understands the science behind her methods thanks to extensive study. As creator of the club’s Bride Fit program, Wielkoszewski is especially dedicated to helping women achieve their best forthe big day. 1170 22nd St. NW, 202-974- 6600
The Mint philosophy stresses both mental and physical wellness, to which Breger adheres by focusing on sleep, stress, nutrition, and hydration, as well as standard workouts. He has the credentials to back it up: In addition to his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, Breger has a master’s degree in health promotion management. 1724 California St. NW, 202-328-6468
With nearly 15 years of personal training experience in Washington, Harris, of The Health Club at The Fairmont, has seen it all. To help his clients stay fit while avoiding injuries, he focuses his training on not just muscles, but also strength, coordination, and balance. 2401 M St. NW, 202-457-5070
Foundation Fitness’s Crosby has practiced what she preaches: She attended George Mason University on a track and field scholarship and has continued training for more than a decade since. The Georgetown gym also offers nutritional services and weekly progress checks, a winning formula for a healthy lifestyle. 4380 MacArthur Blvd. NW, 202-506-4999
A firm believer that people are the products of their habits, Franklin strives to help his clients develop good practices. Opening DLF Fitness in 2008 allowed him to do just that, in a highly personalized setting. Serving the most timestrapped of DC residents, Franklin teaches them to balance nutrition and exercise with their schedules to ensure proper fitness. 473 H St. NW, 202-277-8396
Master trainer and TRX instructor Kolb, who works at Vida Fitness Verizon Center, is a California native who comes highly recommended by Washington’s elite. His impressive roster of clients regularly benefit from his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration on lifetime fitness. 601 F St. NW, 866-382-8432
At DSM Fitness, Murphy specializes in weight loss and post-rehabilitation, as well as clients with special medical needs. He works with doctors and physical therapists to ensure his program is progressing as intended, and he is willing to hold training sessions at homes, offices, or even outdoors. 89 P St. NW, 202-297-3092
Celebrating the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at Carnegie Library.