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 Playground BURN
If you’re looking to unleash your inner athlete, Power Playground BURN is the class to get you there. We combine the elements of traditional Power Playground circuits with ballistic movements of strength and power to give you the ultimate muscle-burning workout. Designed to bring out your inner beast mode, these circuits focus on weight-bearing and resistance training (aka HIRT “High-Intensity Resistance Training”). Note: This class is NOT for beginners.
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
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”
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.
Intensity Program DirectorHIIT (PP, TRX, CORE, BOOTCAMP), Master Trainer
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.
Brooke Auxier is an ACE certified group fitness instructor, who teaches strength-training and high-intensity classes. Her Power Playground classes integrate weight-training exercises, body weight exercises, core work and cardio bursts! Prepare to sweat, be challenged and have some fun! You can connect with her on Instagram (@bodybybrookea) for tips, exercises and motivation!
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.
Since she began dancing at age four, Meaghan has always made movement a part of her life. She began running track at a young age and developed her competitive spirit and a passion for achieving excellence via physical fitness. It was through dance that Meaghan found yoga over eight years ago; beginning with Bikram classes, she eventually found her groove in Vinyasa. Meaghan has been teaching cardio, strength training, and yoga classes for over 5 years and incorporates CrossFit, weightlifting, and yoga into her own fitness regimen. Expect to be challenged and educated in Meaghan’s classes. Whether it’s yoga or an intensity class, you will leave energized and with new knowledge about your body and its abilities.
Anna Hodges hails from Chicago, IL. She was a collegiate lacrosse athlete at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and after graduating she coached volleyball and lacrosse. She now works as a Senior Writer of Content Development for a Literacy non-profit. When she isn’t working or training, you can find her hopelessly attempting to teach her dog in the intricacies of “fetch,” reading a cookbook from cover to cover, or getting in a good hike.
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.
Nicole received her BS in exercise science at East Carolina University and relocated after graduation to work in the corporate fitness industry. Here she gained experience and developed a passion for educating others on the benefits of safe and effective exercise. She has lived and worked in DC for over 2 years and is excited to delivery fun workouts to the MINT DC community!
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.
Cycle Program DirectorCycle, MINTFUZE, HIIT (PLYOFIT)
Paige studied her B.A. of Anthropology at Boise State, Masters of Diplomacy and International Relations and her Masters of Public Administration at Seton Hall University. During her tenure at school, she competed on the University Lacrosse team and Triathlon Team. After a few years traveling abroad, Paige’s career landed her in D.C. where she quickly joined a gym. Within a year of steady training in the gym and making many friends in the process, she decided she wanted to make it official and became certified to teach!
Paige is an ACE-certified group fitness and Mad Dogg-certified cycle instructor who teaches Fuze, Plyofit, Cycling and a few Power Playgrounds here and there. Outside of teaching, Paige works in international policy, where she also badgers her co-workers about healthy lifestyles and accumulates Tupperware at her desk.
Other hobbies include flag football, rock climbing, running (a) marathon and participating in all the fantastic pop up workouts around DC.