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.
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!
MINT Full Body Burn
We are here for a good time not a long time! Get ready for 50 minutes of nonstop movement. We bring the best of vintage aerobics- the driving music and the full body workout while you bring the flair. Everything is low impact to protect the joints. We’ll tone every major muscle group while elevating the heart rate and having a blast!
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, 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.
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“I love the classes. I have taken BootCamp, core & power playground (both regular and BURN). 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. It 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Classes: Power Playground HIIT, MINTRow
Braegan’s classes are designed to make you sweat! She aims to challenge you and leave you feeling accomplished. She offers dynamic, athletic, and results-driven workouts that, with commitment, will develop a more powerful you. Her job is to help you push past your excuses, towards your results. It never gets easier; you just get stronger.
Maddie’s classes are sassy, classy and a little bad-assy. She brings her incredibly high energy to every session to make working out the most enjoyable experience it can be. You will walk away with an extra boost of confidence and a smile on your face.
Her class will kick your booty in a safe way that works for your skill level and pushes you to unlock a stronger version of yourself. She believes time is our only nonrenewable resource and if you trust her with yours, she will make it worth your while.
Maddie was a competitive dancer for 15 years and was eager to find a new way to keep moving her body when she entered college. She started taking Barre and Dance fitness classes at the university sports facility which she loved. Eventually, she also found her inner power lifting heavy things in a strength-based class. She went through instructor training her sophomore fall and has been instructing ever since!
She has always considered movement to be her medicine, and fitness taught her how to express herself, grow her work ethic and build confidence. Group exercise in particular led her to both personal growth and a built-in support system. As an instructor, her goal is to create a community where participants can see their individual rewards and also have fun and make new friends.
Caroline’s classes are the whole package – a workout, some fun, and moving meditation. Her teaching style is inviting and approachable. “Leave intimidation and snobbery for the make-believe land of Gossip Girl, (or better yet, Dallas). It has zero place in my classes,” she says. Her goal is to help you find your own specific and most effective workout, not anyone else’s. She also plays a lot of Tina Turner in her classes.