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Personal Training Studio 300 N Washington St, Ste 106
Alexandria, VA 22314

Our Staff

Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at Alexandria.

Michael Fennell
Michael Fennell

Michael Fennell

Operations Manager / Fitness Coach

Certifications/Education:

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
  • NPI (National Posture Institute) Certified Posture Specialist
  • NPI (National Posture Institute) Certified Goniometry Specialist
  • RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200 Hour Certification

       

          My name is Michael Fennell and I’ve spent the last seventeen years learning about physical fitness training for athletes and the general population. This process started when I began exercising with a personal trainer at the age of thirteen. My goals at the time were to improve psychomotor skills and athletic performance. The knowledge obtained changed my health for the better; improving my energy levels and confidence as I shed my baby fat and improved my overall musculature. Success in athletics was a byproduct of my training, as I obtained an athletic scholarship to Ohio University. Throughout my three years as a student athlete, I was fortunate to continue learning under the direction of certified strength and conditioning coaches.

          My experience as an athlete left me eager for experience as a coach. In January of 2010 I received an opportunity to share my knowledge and ideas about fitness in the work setting. First, I worked as a fitness assistant at my schools campus recreation center. As I prepared to sit for my personal training exam, I used the time to talk fitness facts and ideology with anyone I could find: co-workers, gym members and even the facility custodian. Nine months later I received my personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, assuming the responsibility of creating an individualized, safe exercise program and guiding the client toward achieving their health and fitness goals.

          My training style focuses on blending mobility and stretching from principles learned in yoga teacher training with strength and cardiorespiratory ideology. The goal of my training involves teaching two concepts: how to create a balanced workout regimen for each individual client and helping clients to coordinate movement in the limbs while stabilizing the musculature of the trunk.

          Lastly, if there is anything I’ve learned over the years, its that success only comes when the client feels ready to communicate openly with their trainer, is ready to be held accountable to their goals, and when the trainer and client can be understanding of each others perspective. 

 

 

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Kate Odulio
Kate Odulio

Kate Odulio

Social Media Marketing Coordinator / Fitness Coach

Certifications/Education:

  • National Personal Training Institute - Personal Trainer Certification
  • Nutrition Certification
  • TRX Suspension Training Certification

        My name is Kate Odulio, I am a certified personal trainer through National Personal Training Institute. I am also certified in basic nutrition and TRX suspension training! I have a background of boxing and grappling / Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Ten years ago I started motivating myself to live a fit life, I started lifting and running 5 miles every week. I wake up everyday to chase my goals and become a better and stronger person. I have learned that focusing on yourself and being healthy have a huge boost to your confidence.

         I have taken an advanced weightlifting course and received an award from the physical education department in 2013. During that year I weighed 89lbs and performed a 195 dead lift. I've also managed JV and Varsity Wrestling through high school. Outside of the gym I love to shop, play guitar, and travel.

         I am an aspiring entrepreneur dedicated to achieve my goals every single day. I am committed to helping people become stronger physically and mentally. Fitness is the way of life that can cure anything! I would love to help you reach your goals as well. Come train with me and I will show you what you are really capable of! 

 

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Eva Meckley
Eva Meckley

Eva Meckley

Special Events and Advertising Coordinator / Fitness Coach

Certifications/Education

  • ACE (American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer)
  • PROnatal Pre/Post Natal Exercise Certified

 

My name is Eva Meckley and I am an ACE certified personal trainer with a passion for helping others. While getting my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, I conducted research in Sports Psychology, motivation, and mental health in relation to fitness. My main sport growing up was swimming which I loved because I was competing against myself and clearly seeing my own progression in the sport. One of my goals as as trainer is to give my clients the tools to accomplish their goals and boost their self confidence.

I love a variety of exercise and training, but I like to incorporate specifically functional strength training in order to help clients in their everyday lives. Living a healthy lifestyle can help a client reach their weight loss or strength goals, but I also want to help my clients physically feel better when performing daily movements to avoid injuries. 

Another important goal of mine is to show my clients the mental benefits of exercise such as stress relief and a more positive mood. I hope to help every client that I train to have a happier and healthier life

 

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Jim Corcoran
Jim Corcoran

Jim Corcoran

Program Design Coordinator / Fitness Coach

Certifications/Education     

  • Certified Personal Trainer: National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist: American Council on Exercise

I began my journey into fitness training as a weightlifter, competing as an amateur powerlifter in the American Powerlifting Association. Originally from Southern Maryland, I became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2012, specializing in strength and conditioning. I have many passions in life, with the greatest of all being self-cultivation. My commitment to bettering myself, with grueling hours in the weight-room and on the platform, inspired me to help others do the same, in facing their own challenges and limitations. There is nothing I cherish more than to help others in that pursuit.

My training philosophy revolves around a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates barbell-training, calisthenics, and corrective exercise. As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, I focus on identifying key deficiencies in muscular balance that contribute to joint pain, poor posture, and reduced exercise performance. Tailored to compliment a traditional exercise routine, this custom programming is designed to adapt to the needs of every individual to help them achieve their goals.

I believe that exercise is one of the greatest gifts we possess, and that using that gift is a key to living a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. As a trainer, I strive to pass on to others the tenacity and happiness it has given me!

 

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Danzel Garland
Danzel Garland

Danzel Garland

Communications and Inventory Coordinator / Fitness Coach

Certifications/Education

  • AAAI / ISMA – Personal Fitness Trainer (American Aerobic Association International / International Sports and Medicine Association)
  • Currently Studying though Towson Universities Exercise Science program for Health Professionals

My name is Danzel Garland. I am an individual that wants to see others be their best by achieving their lifetime goals. My journey though fitness started when I was 13 years old around the time I was conditioning to play basketball and run track. Through the conditioning of participating in sports and being active, I found a natural love for health and fitness. My fitness career started when I became a volunteer assistant coach at Gywnn Park High School for track leading high school students to become state and regional champions. At the age of 21 years old, I officially became the head coach of Gywnn Park High School and helped transform young students that never played sports in their life to becoming incredible athletes that were soon offered athletic scholarships to some of the biggest schools in the area.

 

After turning 22 years old, I joined the United States Army to become a member of the Maryland National Guard, which I am currently serving. During my time on duty I was given the Army Achievement Medal for helping soldiers get fit by motivating and performing large varieties of exercises to soldier’s fitness needs in order to pass their physical examination for combat and/or mobilization.

 

Currently, I am honor student at Towson University working towards my B.S. in Exercise Science in order to learn more into the field of health science. In Addition, I am a new member of United States Powerlifting, which is one federation that is part of the International Powerlifting Federation. My goal is to help everyone achieve their goal, share my knowledge, and to keep learning so I can continue to help others.

 

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Nina Halbrehder
Nina Halbrehder

Nina Halbrehder

Business Networking Coordinator / Fitness Coach

Certifications/Education

  • B.S. Kinesiology, California State University-East Bay
  • Pilates Instructor and Master Trainer
  • Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Educator
  • Nutritional Consultant
  • Joint Rehabilitation and Spine Specialist

Hello, my name is Nina Halbrehder and I am a Kinesiologist and wellness expert specializing in injury prevention and exercise rehabilitation. I have over 15 years of experience as a Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor and Master Trainer, Exercise Rehab Therapist and Nutritional Educator. As a Kinesiologist I correct through movement and help clients create proper muscle recruitment patterns. My area of focus is joint rehabilitation specifically knee, hip and spine. With my strong athletic background as well as history of injury; I have a deep understanding of injury prevention. My training philosophy centers around Core strength, Functional Fitness and flexibility. Pilates has been my prime modality for rehabilitating clients, therefore I incorporate these concepts into all my training sessions. My diverse background combines Strength training with Physical Therapy and sports psychology techniques. I stress proper form and technique in all of my sessions. 

Beyond physical injury; I have had my share personal challenges with food, weight and body image. These challenges inspired me to help others seeking a healthier way of life. Having been 90 lbs. heavier, I can empathize with clients and inspire them to push through any challenge. The confidence and skills clients build here transfer to their lives outside the gym. Fitness is my passion and I'm grateful that it brings me such joy and accomplishment. I also understand that not every person sees it that way. My goal is to show clients how exercise and balanced living can actually be fun!