Washingtonian Fit Fest: A Day of Wellness for Washingtonian Women


9:15-10 AM Registration
10-10:40 AM
Crossfit with 202strong Barre with Spark Yoga Pilates with Fuse Pilates
10:20-11 AM Pole Dancing with Divas & Dolls Zumba with Crunch
11-11:40 AM In the Mix with Shawni Barre with Barre Tech
11:20 AM Jillian Michaels Bodyshred with Crunch Acro Yoga with Justin Blazejewski
11:30-12:40 AM Lunch
12:00-12:40 PM Panel Discussion: Exercise and Nutrition
12:40-1:20 PM Bootcamp with Ingrid Nelson Yoga with Pro Yoga Flybarre with Flywheel Sports Piloxing with Balance Gym


Crossfit with 202strong: A luxury CrossFit center bringing together the attitude of a “garage gym” and the amenities of an athletic club, 202strong works to improve both body and mind by strengthening your core and building body confidence.

Barre with Spark Yoga: Spark Yoga is dedicated to promoting a healthy body, mind, and spirit. The studio—with locations in Arlington and Merrifield—offers power yoga, Vinyasa, Pilates, barre, and aerial yoga.

Pilates with Fuse Pilates: Fuse offers a range of fun and effective mat and apparatus classes, taught to participants’ needs. Selected as one of the most innovative gyms in America by Greatist.com.


Pole Dancing with Divas & Dolls: Created as a fitness studio for women by women, Divas & Dolls offers a wide variety of activities. The pole-dancing fitness trend is a fun way to tone the abs and thighs.

Zumba with Crunch: Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-master moves to create a high-energy, calorie-blasting workout. Instructors will take participants through an exciting and upbeat full-body dance exercise class.


Zumba with Shawnita Pair: Offering classes throughout Washington, Zumba instructor Shawnita Pair provides a fun and active dance workout. She uses enthusiasm and excitement to motivate clients to lead a healthy and happy life

Barre with Barre Tech: This studio offers empowering workouts by using ballet techniques, intense core work, cardio, and yoga to deliver results. BarreTech’s sister studio, Swet Ride, in Alexandria, opened in November, offering a high-intensity calorie-burning workout.


Jillian Michaels Bodyshred with Crunch: Designed by Jillian Michaels, BodyShred is a metabolic-conditioning class. Using Michaels’s 3-2-1 circuit-training approach, the class involves four circuits of three minutes of strength training, two minutes of cardio, and one minute of abs. The idea is that the interval-heavy workout allows participants to continue burning calories even after the class.

Acro-yoga with Justin Blazejewski: A Marine Corps vet turned AcroYoga instructor, Blazejewski will mix acrobatics and meditation for fun and relaxation.

12-12:40: Panel Discussions


Sarah Fraser, host of The Sarah, Ty, and Mel Show on DC’s 107.3, appears weekly on FOX 5 where she discusses various topics related to women’s health and fitness. Additionally, she writes a popular blog in DC, heyfrase. com, where she discusses positive body image, wellness, and issues that women face every day


Amy K. Mitchell Mitchell, founder and president of ProYoga, is a Registered Yoga Teacher–200 and completed her training at Core Power Yoga. With more than 15 years’ experience in the corporate world, she understands the effect of workplace stress on the body and aims to make yoga more accessible.

Chris Marshall, A running enthusiast who truly took up the sport only in the past few years. In that time, Chris has completed many half- and full-marathons, including three Boston Marathons. Just as important to him were the times coaching other runners in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. Outside of running, Chris loves long-distance bike rides, fixing up his house, watching Nationals baseball, and exploring new areas in and around DC.

Nicola Haire, ACE CPT, FMS I & II, SFG A Functional Movement certified personal trainer for Crunch gym in Chevy Chase DC, Haire teaches a wide array of fitness classes such as Pound, TRX, Jillian Michaels BodyShred, and Core Barre. She specializes in body-weight exercises and core strength and focuses on using corrective exercise to help clients improve functional limitations and asymmetries.

12:40-1:20 PM

Bootcamp with Ingrid Nelson: Voted best personal trainer by Washingtonian readers and one of Nike’s top personal trainers on the East Coast, Nelson delivers a high-intensity workout that leaves clients sweating. She works with each person to find a routine that’s right for the client and that can transform that individual’s body.

Yoga with ProYoga: ProYoga offers yoga instruction where people spend the majority of their time: at work. Classes combat stress while increasing concentration, productivity, energy, and overall well-being.

Flybarre with Flywheel Sports: FlyBarre, a good complement to Flywheel indoor cycling, will make you feel great all over: a total-body-sculpting class that blends the best of light weight training, dance, and core-strengthening exercises.

Piloxing with Balance Gym: Piloxing is a non-stop, cardio fusion of standing Pilates, boxing and dance that will push you past your limits for a sleek, sexy, and powerful you! Balance Gym offers a comprehensive approach to fitness, health, and sports for clients of all ages and activity levels. The personal-training and group programs draw from diverse fitness practices, including sports conditioning, functional training, strength training, yoga, Pilates, dance and piloxing!