Specialty: Functional & Strength Training
Graham King, co-owner and founder of Balance Gym, has been training in Washington, DC for 11 years. Over this time he has become one of DC’s leading experts in Functional Training – the concept of training to help improve how one functions, whether in health, fitness, or performance.
Graham combines the expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm to create training programs that not only produce desired results, but are also fun to do.
Since 2000, when he began training at a local sports clubs, Graham has trained a broad range of clients including athletes of all ages, weekend warriors, and plenty of baby boomers – he’s even trained three generations of one family! Graham's training focus is to help clients improve the way they move, which directly improves the way they feel and look. The Balance motto of “Train for Sport, Train for Life” came from Graham’s belief that all clients should train as if they are athletes, i.e. training movements and performance rather than aesthetics.
Graham stresses movement prep; balance and coordination; speed, agility, and quickness; and core strength development.
Graham is a Level 1 CrossFit Coach, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer by both the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Strength Professionals Association. Additionally, he has completed several other specialty certifications including SAQ (Speed, Agility, and Quickness), Core Strength and YogaFit. He's enjoys any activity outdoors - hiking, biking, rafting, and trail-running - and plays in both the Elite Men's League and Coed League at Balance Gym Kalorama.
Graham has been featured on WRC (Channel 4), WUSA (Channel 9), WTTG (Fox 5), the Washington Post, the Post Express and other local newspapers. He has also given numerous seminars at the National Institute of Heath (NIH) on topics including Men’s and Women’s Health.
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