Personal Trainers

Aaron Brosnan

Specialty: Swimming

Aaron Brosnan

Need help training for that triathlon, ironman — or just want to learn to perfect your swimming strokes? Aaron is your guy. 

Ariel Bright

Specialty: Functional Training

Ariel Bright

Ariel has developed her skills as a Personal Trainer by specializing in functional exercise, strength training, sport specific training, and circuit training.

Carmen Martin-Day

Specialty: Injury Prevention/Management, Post-Rehabilitation & Functional Training

Carmen Martin-Day
Carmen has been a successful certified personal trainer for 15 years and loves her job. She welcomes men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Clinton James

Specialty: Functional & Strength Training

Clinton James

Clinton is an ACE certified personal trainer with over 13 years experience and a real passion for helping people.

Emily Suttle

Specialty: Functional and Endurance Training

Emily Suttle
Emily Suttle ran her first marathon in 2008 and since then has participated in countless endurance events. She started teaching group fitness in 2013 and now teaches a variety of cardio and weight training classes.

Jermaine Ennis

Jermaine Ennis

Jermaine Ennis is a Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine) who specializes in Performance Enhancement & Corrective Exercise.

Jovilisi "Joe" Fotofili

Specialty: Sports Performance and Functional Training

Jovilisi
Joe is a native of the Fiji Islands with a lot of passion for sports and fitness. Joe has over eight years of teaching and coaching experience.

Lars Pettygrove

Specialty: Athletic and Functional Training

Lars Pettygrove
Growing up a multi-sport athlete in an active household Lars Pettygrove came to appreciate the value of training not only to improve performance but overall quality of life.

Mary Scott Bogacz

Specialty: Strength and Conditioning

Mary Scott Bogacz

Mary Scott grew up playing Soccer and competing in Show Jumping but her true love for fitness evolved from Mixed Martial Arts.

Michael Threadgill

Specialty: Functional Training and Sports Conditioning

Michael Threadgill

Michael Threadgill draws on his sports background and education to create comprehensive workout programs designed to enhance functional everyday movements.

Owen Lentz

Specialty: Sports Training

Owen Lentz

Owen Lentz, a Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine) is dedicated to helping individuals meet their fitness goals. 

Sara Gray

Specialty: Functional Training

Sara Gray
Sara Gray is a certified personal trainer through National Strength Professiionals Association.

Sawba Sumner

Specialty: Functional & Strength Training

Sawba Sumner

Sawba Sumner is a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine trainer. He believes that proper form leads to noticeable results in a short period of time.

Tami Twyman

Specialty: Functional Fitness

Tami Twyman
Tami has been involved in all aspects of health and fitness for most of her life.

AC Cowie

AC Cowie

AC, as he is known to most, has been training clients full-time at Balance since January 2009 and is the Director of Personal Training at Glover Park.

Ben Wiedemer

Specialty: Sports Conditioning

Ben Wiedemer

Ben Wiedemer (BFA, ACE), a professional rugby player and former college football player, has worked with strength coaches and trainers from all over the US and the world. 

Cassia Denton

Specialty: Athletic and Functional Training

Cassia Denton
Cassia is an Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), which enables her to incorporate a vast knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology into her practice.

Danny Hawkins

Specialty: Strength & Conditioning

Danny Hawkins
When Danny Hawkins started at Balance Gym in 2011, as the Director of Maintenance, he began to strength train “because everyone else was doing it.”  Before long, it turned into a hobby, and now his passion.

Erin Sleigh

Specialty: Athletic and Functional Training

Erin Sleigh
Erin Sleigh has been a Certified Personal Trainer for more than three years. She loves working with each individual client to help them achieve their goals and improve their overall health and fitness.

Joe Barlia

Specialty: Sports Performance, Athletic and Functional Training

Joe Barlia
Joe is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who is experienced in training athletes of all types.

Kevin Carlson

Specialty: Functional Training and Weight Loss

Kevin Carlson

Kevin believes that life is all about becoming the strongest version of yourself and he aims to help his clients accomplish this through safe and structured training which pushes them both mentally and physically.

Laurent Amzallag

Specialty: Functional & Strength Training

Laurent Amzallag

Oprah recently chose Laurent as her fitness expert to motivate and get all her guests to “shake their booties” on her “Live Your Best Life” tour. 

Melissa Rivers

Specialty: Special Events Training, Yoga, and Weight Loss

Melissa Rivers
Melissa is the Personal Training Director at Balance Gym Glover Park and welcomes clients of all ages, ability levels, and fitness goals.

Michael Ungár

Specialty: Sports Performance and Olympic Weightlifting

Michael Ungár

Michael Ungár has over 9 years of strength and conditioning experience working for many collegiate sport teams from Harvard University, Springfield College, Boston College, Auburn University, Georgetown University, and having most recently worked with football and baseball at Louisiana State University.

Pablo Brown

Pablo Brown

As long as I can remember I have been involved in or pursuing some sort of sport or outdoor activity. I have been fortunate enough to have hiked up Aconcagua in the Andes, surfed waves in California, played soccer in Colombia, and most recently, frustrated myself on the local Washington, DC golf courses.

Sarah Hornsby

Specialty: Endurance Training and Weight Loss

Sarah is a competitive runner, qualifying and completing the Boston Marathon. She has coached several running groups training and preparing them for a variety of races. She enjoys training clients to transcend and find the joy in pushing their limits. 
    

Shane O'Donnell

Specialty: Athletic and Functional Training

Shane O'Donnell
Shane's experience in training and sport provides his clients an appropriate blend of strength, conditioning, and injury prevention.

Whitney Paterson

Specialty: Yoga

Whitney Paterson
Whitney was first introduced to yoga during college, at the age of 17. She was immediately drawn to yoga, because of it’s ability to calm, focus, and strengthen her mind and body.

Andrew Shniderman

Specialty: Sports Conditioning and Strength Training

Andrew Shniderman

As an all-sport athlete himself, Andrew Shniderman knows the importance of incorporating different training styles to keep workouts fun and effective.

Bonnie Schiffman

Specialty: Functional Training

Bonnie Schiffman
Bonnie's most important goal is to have each client feeling better when they leave the gym than when they felt walking in.

Chris Oak

Specialty: Functional Fitness and Weight Lifting

Chris  Oak

Chris Oak is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer and strives to create workout plans to accommodate all levels of physical fitness.

Dave Liss

Specialty: Sports Conditioning and Boxing

Dave Liss

A lifelong fitness enthusiast and "gym rat," Dave is an AFAA certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor with a focus on boxing and sports conditioning. He has over 8 years experience training, teaching and coaching male and female clients from age 7 to 86.

Gabe Free

Specialty: Strength & Conditioning

Gabe Free
Gabe is a Capital Hill born and bred athlete.

Joe Smackum

Specialty: Olympic Lifting and Functional Training

Joe Smackum
Joe is a certified personal trainer from the National Personal Training Institute with more than 10 years experience.

Kristin Fisher

Specialty: Functional Training and Weight Loss

Kristin Fisher

Kristin "Kris" Fisher has been a personal trainer for 6 years.  The emphasis is on "personal". She makes a commitment to provide a service that focuses on the individual and their needs. .

Mark Crick

Specialty: Sports Conditioning

Mark Crick

Mark Crick, co-owner and founder of Balance Gym,  believes everyone can train like an athlete to achieve results regardless of age or current physique...

Micha Shines

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Management

Micha Shines
Micha is a NASM trainer with a degree in Psychology from the University of PA. She is also a certified Zumba instructor, professional salsa and tribal bellydancer, ultramarathoner, US Marine, and a mom of 4.

Owen Browne

Specialty: Strength & Conditioning and Fat Loss

Owen Browne
Owen’s interest in health and fitness began when he was 10 years-old, and he’s never stopped pushing himself from learning more, getting stronger, or running faster. Now, as a personal trainer, he’s uses that same passion to help his clients discover their own potential. 

Rachel Garmon

Rachel Garmon

Rachel is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) , Aerobics and Fitness Association of  America (AFAA), and holds a Level 1 Kettlebell Certification through ISCA.

Sarah Miller

Specialty: Functional Training and Wellness

Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller’s number one priority is safety. She emphasizes form and mechanics, drills consistency, and then adds intensity.

Shawn Morris

Specialty: Functional Training and Weight Loss

Shawn Morris
By combining a passion for health and fitness with a love of working with people, and an ability to relate to most anyone, personal fitness training is the obvious career choice for Shawn.

Contact

Balance Gym

1339 Green Court NW
(in the Alley)
Washington DC 20005
email: info@balancegym.com

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+1 (202) 730-0003

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