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Our team of certified personal trainers creates goal-based programs focusing on your needs to keep your workouts systematic so you are injury free. We want our clients to leave the J feeling fueled with motivation and satisfaction. Most importantly, we also want to make sure that our clients gain the knowledge and the confidence to continue their workouts on their own to live a healthy and balanced life.

Our Personal Training Packages include, but are not limited to:

  • Injury prevention, post-injury/surgery
  • Improving core to reduce back pain
  • General physical fitness
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sport-specific (Martial Arts, bodybuilding, running, etc.)
  • Weight loss
  • Food and meal planning
  • Stress management
  • Mind, body, and spirit
  • Youth fitness training (ages 11-13)

Meet our Trainers 

Matt Alvin, Fitness Facilities Manager and Certified Fitness Trainer

Matthew has been in the fitness industry for more than 30 years and has been working in the J’s Health and Fitness department since 1996. He is a certified personal trainer through AFPA, a certified kickboxing/boxing coach, and holds a 3rd Degree Black belt from the American Karate/Kickboxing Institute. What Matthew most enjoys about working at the J are the wonderful members and being able to share his love of fitness. In his spare time, he enjoys motorcycle touring across the United States, spending time with his kids, and playing with his Boston terrier. His training philosophy is “fitness is forever.”

 

Certifications:

  • Certified Personal Trainer (AFPA)
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate Institute, Virginia)
  • 2nd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
  • 1st Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
  • CPR/AED Certified

Specialties:

  • Fitness Boxing Training
  • Kickboxing Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Rehabilitation/ Post-Physical Therapy

Jane Hansen, Personal Trainer

Jane has enjoyed fitness through years of jogging and as a Jazzercise group instructor.  After raising four children, Jane returned to George Mason University and received her degree in Exercise Science in 2012.  Since then she has enjoyed working as a personal trainer at the Pozez JCC and teaching Jazzercise Strength 60.  When Jane is not at the J she enjoys continuing education in fitness, gardening with the Arlington Rose Foundation, DAR, and enjoying her two grandchildren.

Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (GMU)
  • Certified Personal Trainer/Biggest Loser Pro (AFAA)
  • Certified Jazzercise, Piloxing, SilverSneakers Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified

Specialties:

  • Core Training
  • Adult Strength and Conditioning Osteopenia

Matt Hetzer, Fitness Manager

Matt has a B.S. in Kinesiology from George Mason University. Various fitness certifications and years of experience in the field. He has worked with a large variety of fitness clients. Ranging from adolescence to elderly, individuals to entire travel hockey teams, healthy to post-physical rehabilitation. He has competed in a men’s physique competition with great success and has a passion for helping others on their fitness journey. He keeps up to date on all the latest exercise and nutrition research. Blending the science of exercise with his own personal experiences to create a positive change in people’s lives.

Certifications:

  • George Mason University, B.S. Kinesiology
  • NoVa Community College, Associates of Science, General Studies
  • NSCA – CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
  • CFSC – CFSC (Certified Functional Strength Coach)
  • NSCA – CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
  • CPR Basic CPR and AED Certified

Specialties:

  • Movement Quality
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • General Fitness and Weight Loss
  • Post Physical Rehabilitation
  • Physique and Bodybuilding Education

Viktoriia PasichnykHealth & Fitness Coordinator and
Certified Fitness Trainer

Vikki is a Certified Personal Trainer, professional ballroom dancer. She participated in competitive ballroom dance and won many international competitions, including Washington Dance-O-Rama 2016. This love of dance influences Viktoriia’s current training techniques. “I love being a personal trainer because it feels great to help people feel better and it’s also healthy and fun. I like to motivate and inspire my clients. I love seeing them walk out of the session feeling amazing and strong. Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am to play such a big role in people’s lives.”

Certifications: 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Choreography (LVIV, UA)
  • NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
  • NASM WLS (Weight Loss Specialist)
  • NASM WFS ( Women’s Fitness Specialization- training women of all ages and body types, including younger, pre- and postnatal, and older women)
  • CPR/AED certified

Specialties:

  • Meal Planning and Nutrition
  • Wellness
  • Functional Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Performance
  • Fitness and Bodybuilding

Cindy RosenCertified Fitness Trainer 

Cindy has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Penn State University and served in the United States Marine Corps for 24 years before becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Personal Training Institute. She has taught aerobics and swimming, and has a wide range of fitness knowledge and certifications, making her a very well-rounded trainer. Cindy enjoys working with people and helping them reach their personal fitness goals — she loves it when her clients say, “I never thought I could do this, but now I can!” In her free time, Cindy enjoys cooking (healthy food!), working out, and spending time with her family!

Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (Penn State University)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NPTI)
  • Kettle Bell Certification
  • TRX Certification
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Specialties:

  • Weight Loss and Maintenance
  • Flexibility Training
  • General Health and Fitness
  • Strength Training
  • Race Preparation (Marathon, Century, and Triathlon)
  • Boot Camp
  • Swimming Basics and Endurance

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Phone: 703.323.0880 • Fax: 703.323.1993

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