Esther is a NASM certified personal trainer with a specialization in corrective exercise and a Bachelor's in biology from Duke University. From an early age, Esther competed in a multitude of sports from basketball to ballet. In high school, she turned her attention to running, securing a berth on the Canadian National Team in the 800 and earning a scholarship to Duke. Seeking a competitive outlet after the conclusion of her NCAA Track and Cross Country career, Esther has taken to triathlons, quickly becoming one of the top female athletes in the Mid-Atlantic area with overall wins at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Age Groups Championships and runner-up finishes at Rev3 Williamsburg in both 2015 and 2016. Esther firmly believes in the healing power of exercise and well-being and takes great pride in helping her clients realize their goals in health and fitness.
Angela is a functional patterns inspired trainer specializing in injury prevention and posture. After studying psychology at the University of Maryland, she went on to do scientific research at Walter Reed, investigating traumatic brain injury. After ten years and seeing how integral movement was to our health and well being, she switched careers and earned her yoga teaching certification from Willow Street Yoga Center and her personal training certification from NASM. Angela currently uses the functional patterns movement system to improve the quality of movement for her clients, which often translates to a greater quality of life overall. She empowers her clients to connect to their bodies in a greater way and understand how to best align themselves with gravity. Her unique approach to fitness is designed to counteract the negative effects of chronic stress prevalent in our culture and prevent common injuries from poorly aligned movement and sitting for prolonged periods of time. Angela is passionate about seeing her clients thrive in every way and is committed to positively changing our world.
Amanda is a certified ACE trainer in addition to carrying certifications in Spin, Metabolic Effect and PiYo Strength. Growing up as a competitive golfer, she always valued an active lifestyle, which she continued when she moved to the DMV area for college. She began a career in fitness while pursuing her BA at GWU in International Affairs and Geography. Amanda focuses on pushing her clients to their maximum potential through creative and engaging workouts. She believes that your body knows no limits, it's the mind that needs training; your workout should be molded to fit you, not the other way around. Amanda's experience comes from having trained an array of clients, ranging from college athletes to post-rehab. Currently, she's spending her spare time training to compete in various Olympic lifting divisions. Check out her profile in Active Life DC!
Sihnuu. We are thankful to Nya for introducing us to another well-known and respected DC yogi, Sihnuu. Sihnuu is "a lover of life, laughter and movement in all of its forms." Please read more about this creative and talented teacher at www.yogasihnuu.com.