Personal Trainer Bios
Andre holds a BS in Physical Education as well as a MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has a background in health and fitness as well as athletic performance training with over 20 years of certification and experience in the field. His passion for fitness began through his love of sports and developed as a varsity athlete in basketball. His approach to fitness emphasizes age-appropriate programming with a specific focus given to cardiovascular and strength training in combination with balance and flexibility training. He establishes long-term client interactions with the goal of integrating exercise and optimal wellness into the demands of daily life.
Ashley is an undergraduate student at Georgetown University. She became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer in 2019, and is currently working toward a specialization in corrective exercise. A lifelong dancer, Ashley believes wholeheartedly that movement is a necessary component of physical and mental wellness and personal expression. Her passion for fitness emerged after witnessing a personal trainer greatly improve the quality of life of her grandmother, who began exercising at seventy years old. Ashley’s goal is to help others transform their lives by making health and wellness accessible to all. She approaches fitness with the same philosophy as dance, teaching clients basic steps which can be progressed and combined to produce a routine which safely and systematically advances the client toward their individual goals.
Brian integrates his knowledge as a strength and conditioning specialist in designing an individualized, progressive program of cardiovascular, mobility, core, and strength training exercises for his clients based on their fitness goals. He helps clients master basic functional movements to improve their strength and fitness and to build a foundation for further gains. In addition to his work as a personal trainer, he has served as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach for Hoya athletes and has run several marathons.
Christopher is a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has an extensive background from training professional and amateur athletes to working professionals with nominal experience in fitness. Christopher approaches fitness as a life long behavior modification where we have continuous improvement. He defines his sessions as simple, challenging, and efficient with an emphasis on proper form and mobility. His favorite client is anyone with a goal and a willingness to work towards it!
Doug has been an ACE Certified Personal Trainer since 2017 and previously worked as a Personal Trainer at the University of Maryland. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Analytics at GU, and hopes to use that knowledge to spread and improve health and wellness! Doug found his passion for fitness throughout middle and high school. He played sports his entire life, but was overweight and could not balance his nutrition and exercise in a healthy and effective way. Doug was inspired to join the fitness industry after reflecting on the value and lessons he learned through working with a Personal Trainer of his own. His approach to training relies heavily on the fundamentals of Functional Training, incorporating movements from the activities of daily life that are unique to each individual. He aims to be adaptable with his programming to help find the types of exercise and lifestyle changes that are exciting, manageable, and shape a path to achieve goals. He believes in holistic fitness, finding an age
Glenn has been working in Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Physical Therapy for 27 years and as a Personal Trainer for 15 years. “He is a member of the DC and Maryland American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Glenn also specializes in TPI Golf Fitness and Conditioning, Tai Chi, and Aquatic Therapy. He enjoys coaching soccer and basketball, cycling, cooking, and photography. His favorite physical accomplishment was that he climbed Mt. Washington on his bike.
Kimber holds a B.A. in Kinesiology and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. Her passion for exercise began during her first experience with Tae Bo at a young age. At that point, she knew that she was destined to work in the health/wellness field. She believes that along with exercise, holistic wellness strategies are the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy body, mind, and soul. She specializes in weight loss, strength/conditioning, and correcting biomechanical deficiencies so clients can vivaciously live their best lives. Kimber believes that exercise doesn’t have to be a daunting task, so she prides herself on making training sessions fun, yet challenging, educational, and most importantly effective! Having grown up in an environment where health and wellness was a priority, she vows to spread her passion for a healthy lifestyle to as many people as possible to help make the world a happier, healthier place.
Maegen holds a BS in Biology/Pre-Medical Sciences and a MS in Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She also holds a specialty certification as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Spinning Instructor, and TRX Instructor. Maegen has an extensive background in strength, conditioning, speed, endurance, and agility training as she was a former collegiate athlete. Maegen incorporates a holistic approach to her client sessions, targeting all components of health and wellness. Her focus on teaching proper form, posture, and balance helps ensure client’s body and spatial awareness while exercising. Maegen aims to educate clients, help them obtain positive behavior change, and create lifelong healthy habits.
Nima holds a B.S. in Biology/Physiology and Physics and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Physiology at GU and hopes to attend medical school to study orthopedic and sports medicine. Nima competes as a powerlifter with interests in traditional Soviet lifting methods, Strongman, and sport-specific training for football and sprinting. He has previously served as a coach at the National Institutes of Health where he designed strength training programs for male and female competitive and recreational powerlifters. You can find Nima at The Rack helping clients attain their strength and fitness goals through programs he designs to progressively increase in demand. He describes his coaching philosophy as encouraging his clients to develop self-empowerment—he wants to help you build confidence by setting challenging goals and devising effective strategies to steadily achieve them.