New challenges for strength training.
All MINT classes can help you build your strength, but to focus on strength training specifically, you’ll want to add these to your routine.
Power FLEX [strength]
MINT’s signature Strength Training class for all levels. Flex your way to lean muscle mass gains in this anaerobic class through circuits using a mix of adjustable barbells, TRX, dumbbells, and good old fashioned body weight exercises in a fun and challenging environment.
This class is currently offered at all MINT locations.
Our signature offering for all levels, this HIIT style class increases your cardio endurance and strength through 8 to 12 total body circuits. Command the kettlebells, resistance bands, TRX, weights, ropes and much more, getting a full body workout in a creative and fun ‘Playground’ environment.
Expect to burn 400-800+ calories in our mega-popular HIIT/High-Intensity Interval Training style class that is anything but routine!
This class is currently offered at all MINT locations.
Get a full-body workout that promises to raise your metabolic rate and increase your strength and endurance.
Get everything you need with one challenging, total-body workout. MINT Fuze is our signature class mashup that combines cycle and Power Playground. These two formats come together in perfect high-intensity training harmony in this fusion class. Start in the Cycle studio, take it to the weight-training floor, and finish on the bike. The workout will be intense, physical boundaries will be challenged, and results are a guarantee! All levels are welcome as modifications or advancements are always offered.
If you want to focus on your midsection, MINTCore is the class for you. Your abs, obliques, and mid/lower back will receive all the attention they deserve to help you gain better posture, stabilization, and positioning during your everyday movements. Build strength and definition while you burn calories in a fast and focused workout.
If you’re in search of a unique, fun, total-body workout, try our TRX Bootcamp class. This class focuses on functionality, mobility, strength and cardio.
Target your midsection with the help of the TRX. This class is a full-body workout that utilizes the TRX to put an extra focus on core engagement.
Strength training classes are included with studio-class access or can be attended as part of our class package program.
“I love the classes. I have taken bootcamp with Brooke & Liz and core & power playground (both regular and BURN) with Liz. I love that bootcamp is all levels so if I am not feeling high–energy I can get a great workout but not overdo it. I love the pace of the power playground workouts and love that BURN is the next level intermediate/advanced class. Feels like the best way to take it to the next level once you have taken several power playground classes and are ready for a challenge. I will still take the regular power playground class but BURN is a great way to get more.” – Becca S
Meet our Instructors
Classes: MINTBox, MINTKick, Personal Boxing Coach
Enrique Flores is current mixed martial arts fighter, fighting at both the featherweight division (145) and the bantamweight division(135). Throughout his career , he competed numerous international freestyle wrestling competitions under FILA International wrestling federation and brazilian jiu jistu competitions under the IBJFF & U.S Grappling. Then 2016 he competed in the 2016 U.S Open Men s Freestyle wrestling competition to try earn a spot for the U.S Olympic Trials but came short in 10th place. Enrique passion for fighting, made him want to coach others in boxing or kickboxing. So then he earned his Boxing Coach’s Certification under USA Boxing, license as amatuer boxer & FILA/ USA wrestling license international wrestler. He believes that everyone should have a great experience learning boxing or kickboxing and you’ll experience whats like to train like a real fighter without the fight.
Rasean has been training in the DC area for twelve 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 training clients, and teaching boxing, and kick-boxing classes, as well as one-on-one self-defense instruction. Rasean is a NASM certified personal trainer, and Cancer Exercise Specialist , 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.
The Cancer Exercise Specialist is a professional qualified to assess, design, and implement individual, and group exercise programs for individuals diagnosed with cancer. The CES evaluates health behaviors, and risk factors, and modify negative health habits, in order for the client to reach more robust health with positive lifestyle management. The CES has a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and prevention of lymphedema, and contraindications.
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.
My love for fitness began at a young age. More likely than not I was one of the only kids in the state of North Carolina that asked for a weight lifting set for his 10th birthday. Throughout my life I’ve always been an active person and having a strong interest in playing several different sports such as soccer, football and basketball. Over the years I’ve even began to pick up tennis both competitively and leisurely. I will always be an athlete at heart.I’ve been in the fitness industry for the past 3 years and have loved every minute of it. I enjoy using the the kinesiology degree I earned from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to improve every life that I come across. I have had experience working with clients from ages 7-93. My goal is to live a life where I am able to show people what they are truly capable of and to encourage them to be the person they didn’t even know they could become.
Certifications: Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology, ACSM-CPT
Specializations: Strength and conditioning, weight loss, core strength development, balance and coordination, flexibility, athletic training
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.
Lane Fahy has been passionate about exercise, and particularly group exercise, since she began taking group exercise classes in college. She was amazed at how exercise made her feel better, gave her more energy, and lowered stress. Sparked by her own love of working out in a group setting, she decided to become certified in group exercise instruction. Since then, she has taught all sorts of classes – spinning, strength training, HIIT, and sports conditioning. For her, it’s all about the group atmosphere. She loves teaching (and taking!) group classes because of the energy and motivation that only comes from working out together, as a team. Together, we work harder, and push past limits we didn’t know we could. When she’s not in the studio, she’s a doctoral student in clinical psychology. Her research revolves around the mental health benefits of exercise, and particularly how exercise can benefit those with severe and chronic mental illness. The mind-body connection, and the tremendous impact that exercise can have on one’s mental health, will always amaze her.
Lindsay Grunwald, no stranger to fitness, she’s been a HIIT/ Bootcamp Style instructor for 3+ years with certifications in a plethora of intensity genres. She brings a delightful energy and enthusiasm with her.
Lauren is an experienced strength-training instructor with a degree in Exercise Science and Master of Public Health. She danced her way through her childhood, which continued into her college years. Cross training with the College of Charleston athletic trainers really ignited her love for group training. Soon after college she received her certification as a Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise and began teaching classes while in graduate school in Boston. Overall wellness is important to her, so to compliment her fitness experience, she has worked on nutrition policy research and is currently working on vaccine research. She enjoys working with a diverse community and motivating members to meet their personal wellness goals. Most importantly she wants to get to know everyone who comes to her MINT classes, feel free to come chat with her over coffee or burpees.
Along with being a part of the MINT community, she enjoys jogging through the zoo and exploring DC, one restaurant at a time.