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Feel Good Look Good: Personal Trainers
Comments () | Published February 1, 2004

One-Stop Fitness

Fitness for Life Georgetown bills itself as an "exclusive center for physical well-being." Housed in two adjacent townhouses in Georgetown, the gym/spa/clinic offers a therapeutic smorgasbord beyond personal training and physical therapy. On the third floor is a light and airy massage room, located above a small yoga studio and overlooking the backyard's heated exercise-therapy pool.

Says owner David Keller, a gentle six-foot-seven presence, "We want to be a boutique resource for the neighborhood, like the corner drugstore" for the "crème de la crème of clients." Keller's clients have included Tipper Gore and Bob Woodward.

If you've got the money--$95 a session--they've got the well-being, or different ways to help you find it. Patti Cumming, a public-relations manager at Neiman Marcus, who comes for massages, personal training, and yoga, says, "It's very different, all about peace and quiet. Sometimes you're the only person there."

Fitness for Life has a new, probably inevitable service--psychotherapy. Psychotherapist Ann Brown, a former client, came on board January 1. Keller, who promotes physical fitness with a do-or-decay pitch, explains that the mind needs attending to as well as the body. "It's the big picture of health. You're not going to want to take care of yourself if you don't like yourself."

For more information, call 202-338-6765 or see www.fitnessforlifegeorgetown.com.

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