With 10 years of experience, Jen firmly believes that as a personal trainer, she is a vital part of the health industry and knows the importance of promoting and teaching health and wellness. She has a strong background in exercise rehab and enjoys a more functional approach to exercise, incorporating balance, strength, stability, and mobility. In her spare time, she really enjoys team sports and spending time with friends and family. Jen is nationally certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) since 2006. She also has specialties in Gray Cook’s Movement Screen working with movement patterns in rehabilitative training, MS and Exercise, Prenatal/Postpardum Exercise, and TRX certified.
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Former Us Marine who once competed as a Power Lifter sanctioned under the International Powerlifting Federation.Possessing certification with (NPTI) National Personal Training Institute (NASM) National Academy of Sports Medicine. Very passionate about fitness, while ensuring clients understand fitness is a (lifestyle) not just for a season.”Human anatomy musculature system is an independent system, which performs better when trained together as a unified whole”
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Michael has a degree in Exercise Science from Montgomery college and is certified with the American College of Sport Medicine. He also has training in functional rehabilitation, massage therapy , an exercise training method for stopping chronic pain. He has worked for several years with Sports & Physical Therapist in Washington DC Area.
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Liz Harvey studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a degree in vocal performance. She later went on to travel nationwide performing at colleges, universities, music tradeshows and with other local opera companies. Throughout her collegiate years, Liz maintained a healthy lifestyle that is required as a performer. Her focus was on stamina, endurance, and her keen attention to detail. As her career as an opera singer developed so did her passion for fitness. She was able to master true discipline.After years of singing, Liz decided to put her opera career on hold and pursue her passion for fitness. Within 12 weeks she was competing on stage in her first National Physique Committee (NPC) bodybuilding show, where she placed 7th. Her commitment and determination inspired her to continue training to enter another competition. The following year she placed 2nd in an NPC show.
Liz soon became a certified trainer and nutrition coach in Greensboro where she honed her skills. She specializes in transformation, weight loss, bodybuilding, women’s health, nutrition, sports conditioning, rehabilitation and injury recovery as well as group training speciality classes.
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I have been working with Mint for over two years. During this time I have helped people from varying back ground achieve their individual goals. I look for exercises and exercise routines that work for people based on where there are coming from and where they are trying to go. I believe every body is different and the exercise, stretching and myo-fascial release routines people go through should reflect that individuality.
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Mary has been training at MINT since 2014, and she trains clients at both DuPont and downtown locations. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and focuses on creating individualized programs for clients based on their unique needs and fitness goals. She enjoys helping people push past their self-imposed limits and inspiring them to be the best version of themselves. She motivates clients to challenge themselves, concurrently remaining attentive to any limitations or muscular imbalances that need to be considered. As a personal trainer with a passion for motivating people to stay active, Mary strives to change people’s perspective on fitness. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, weightlifting, or furthering her education.
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Rasean has been training in the DC area for ten years. Before starting a career as a personal trainer, he spent over 10 years training in the martial arts. Prior to coming to Mint, Rasean worked for other fitness companies teaching boxing, and kick-boxing classes, as well as one-on-one self-defense instruction. Rasean is a NASM certified personal trainer, who believes that form and technique is far more important than how much weight you’re pressing. He also believes that your workout should be functional and help you in your everyday routine, and in the power of healthy living for a good life.
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Gabe has been with MINT since 2011 where he started training, and teaching Group exercise classes. He was promoted to Master Trainer and then moved in to management taking over the Group Exercise Programming. Since then Gabe has settled in as the Program/Fitness director managing all trainers and programs at MINT.Gabe has always kept training for his love of helping people with their fitness routine. His style adapts to each clients needs. He is always looking to better himself and help each of his clients reach their fitness goals.
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Martin Pfeifer grew up in the greater DC metropolitan area. He has been active in competitive sport year round from the age of 5 through High School. After High School Martin went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps and is a Veteran of a foreign War.Taking that experience and leadership skill from the playing field and the field of battle Martin has made a comitment to leading people to their fitness and performance goals. Martin specializes in the movement patterns that have been time tested and proven to produce results.
- ACE certified personal trainer
- C.A.R.E. CPR with First Aid and AED
- Crossfit Kettlebell instructor
- USAW Senior Athlete/ level 1 Sports Performance/ Olympic Weightlifting Coach
- Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1 Coach
Martin Is currently an active competitor In Olympic Weightlifting and knows what it takes to get you to the next level whether that be moving better, training for an upcoming event or preparing to “rip the head off a lion” Martin has the skill set to get you there and beyond.
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Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology
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“Before becoming a trainer, Jim pursued a broad array of athletic and academic disciplines. Through high school, he played football, baseball, and threw shot put, discuss, and javelin. During his years as an undergraduate, he played Division III football and Division I rugby. Jim graduated with a degree in Psychology and attended law school post-grad. It was after his freshman season that he became fiercely aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, not just training for sport. Having gone from 250 pounds to over 305 pounds in a letter of months, his performance on and off the field deteriorated rapidly. After much soul searching and some choice words from his incredibly inspiring girlfriend, Jim committed himself to getting in the best shape of his life. Over the next year, he lost over 100 pounds and was in condition to play rugby for a top ranked university.
During law school, Jim discovered the importance of training the mind, in conjunction with the body, and began incorporating meditation, yoga, and qi gong into his routine. In addition to training, Jim has volunteered extensively with Special Olympic athletes and is currently coaching rugby at a local high school.
Jim understands first-hand the physical, psychological, and emotional challenges faced by those struggling with obesity, elite athletes, and everyone in between. He believes strongly in the mind-body connection, discipline, and positivity. No matter your goal, together, you and Jim will find the formula to achieving health and your own personalized version of success.”
Timea Presley is the Pilates Program Director of MINT’s Pilates Studios in Washington DC. She is a former professional dancer and Pilates studio owner born in Budapest, Hungary, with over 15 years of teaching and managing experience. Washington Ballet Faculty member Kristy Windom called her “a creative teacher, who provides a safe place to explore a side of Pilates that few understand”.
Having achieved certifications from STOTT PILATES (Post-Rehabilitation Specialist, Injuries and Special Populations, Mat, Reformer, Caddillac, Chair, Barrels, Advanced Mat & Apparatus certified), Polestar Pilates (Mat certified) Yoga in the Shivananda tradition (200hr Yoga Alliance certified) and Spinning (certified), she has a wide arrey of knowledge and is dedicated to helping her clients with their health and fitness goals.
Timea Presley founded and operated Soma Pilates Studio in Berlin, Germany, which she succesfully sold before her move to the US.
Ms Presley studied at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy and Dance Academie Balance 1 in Berlin in combination with courses in Functinal Anatomy and Performance Analisys at the Freie University Berlin. To deepen her talents as a performer and movement instructor, she explored the practice of the Gyrotonic Expansion System, Gyrokinesis, Alexander Technic, Feldenkreis, Authentic Movement, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Contact Improvisation and Release Technique. To gain better understanding of the mind – body – soul connection, she lived in a yoga ashram, where she focused on the study of bhakti yoga and yogic diet.
In the US, Washington DC became Timea Presley’s home. She served as Yoga Studio Director at DC Yoga and as an independent instructor at the Washington Ballet, IMF, World Bank, FBI, Smithsonian and the DC Recreation Department. She has been with MINT Health Club & Spa for many years now in different roles, like Pilates Program Director, Head Pilates Instructor and Mind Body Program Director. Alongside the traditional STOTT PILATES programming, she focuses on specialized instruction (pre- and post- natal, challenging the athlete, post rehab) as well as new ways to move on the Pilates equippment.
To stay current in her field, Ms Presley completed following continuing education and specialized courses with STOTT Pilates: Pilates Programming for Osteoporosis Management, Pilates Equipment Programming for Breast Cancer Rehab, Programming for Scoliosis Management, Stabilization and Function of the Knee, Prenatal Pilates on Reformer, Cadillac and Stability Chair, Optimization of the Lumbopelvic Region, Optimization of the Shoulder Complex, Principles of Stabilization, Postural Analysis, The 5 Pilates Basic Principles Explained, Athletic Conditioning on Stability Coushions, Jumpboard Intervals, V2 Max Plus Programming, The Reformer and the Padded Platform Extender.
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Jennifer Byrnes joined the MINT team in 2012 and brings with her a wide array of fitness disciplines. A formarly trained dances, Jennifer transformed the unhealthy thoughts that typically accompany such a lifestyle into a healthy, constructive, effective and efficient approach to fitness and well being by learning on what the body , As a machine, can do today. As Jennifer has learned through her own self practice, Pilates has been the key to the door, unlooking harmful misconceptions about the treatment of our physical bodies to a new outlook toward wholeness and lasting health.
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Tori Ellis sought out yoga for flexibility and serenity while training for her rigorous black belt test in Tae Kwon Do. While continuing to train in martial arts, she did her 200 hour teacher training at Flow Yoga Center, and then went on to the Fuse Pilates teacher training in Washington, DC. Tori has found that the restorative and athletic practices of yoga and Pilates has brought her into a healthier lifestyle that she hopes to spread to her students and community. Tori brings creative and dynamic sequences to her students for challenging but alignment-focused classes. Tori has completed her Balanced Body Pilates Apparatus training in 2014. In terms of specialty training, Tori is a certified Pre-and Postnatal Pilates specialist, studied Pilates for scoliosis with Karen Clippinger, and has completed shoulder workshops for yoga under Tiffany Cruikshank.
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Suzanne Schuerman is a Stott-Certified Pilates instructor in Mat and Reformer. Suzanne takes tremendous joy in sharing the benefits of Pilates – improved fitness, strength, flexibility, and posture – with a fun, encouraging, and challenging teaching style.
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Karla Brooks Adams is a native Washingtonian. She graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts where she majored in classical ballet. She danced professionally for over a decade with various ballet companies throughout the states. Karla was introduced to the Pilates discipline during her dance career. She has over 20 years of personal Pilates practice and teaching experience.Karla was a member of the teaching faculty at Body Arts and Science International(BASI), an internationally recognized certifying organization. She remains a featured model in many of BASI’s study guides and manuals.
Karla’s fitness background includes certifications from the American Council on Exercise(Personal Trainer) AFAA(Group Exercise Instructor) Healthy Mom’s Fitness(Perinatal Specialist) and BASI(Comprehensive Pilates). She is a member in good standing with The Pilates Method Alliance.
Professional, meet professional
Experienced and educated trainers= fun and challenging
workouts,sustainable results, and much lower risk of injury.
Personal Training is all about you, where you are, and where you’d like to go. Your trainer will customize a program that will get you to your goals. Just as you would be choosy over hiring any professional, a trainer is no different. MINT has the most rigorous hiring standards of any gym or studio in the DC metro area. Our trainers have four-year degrees or 10 years minimum experience, and all hold advanced nationally recognized certifications. No weekend certifications here.
Our programs are built for flexibility and convenience. Get started with one session, or a FLEX plan.
|MINT Packages, per session||Members||Members||Non-Members|
|a la carte||Flex Plan 8||Flex Plan 12||a la carte||8 pk|
|50 min Personal Training||89||81||79||99||95|
|50 min Master Training||99||91||89||109||105|
|Master Express Training||60||55||53||68||65|
- FLEX Plans are discounted packages that auto-renew when sessions are depleted, cancel anytime, members only
- Personal Training and Private Pilates are interchangeable sessions
- All sessions carry one-year expiration dates, require 24 hours to cancel appointments, and are non-refundable
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