April M. - Independent Certified Trainer

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), 1999
Diploma in Personal Training, National Personal Trainer Institute (NPTI), 500 hours
Certified Nutrition Consultant (NPTI), 100 hours
Lifelong Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Diploma in Sports Nutrition & Diploma in Diet & Weight Management, Shaw Academy
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT), Certified Level 1 and Level 2
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), NASM
Weight Loss Specialist (WLS), NASM
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), NASM
Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), NASM
Trigger Point Performance Therapy (TPT)
Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), Rock tape
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (surgical, musculoskeletal, cardiac,gastrointestinal), Functional Movement, Neuromuscular Re-education, NKT, Senior Fitness, Posture, Balance, Stress Reduction, Nutrition, Competitive Powerlifting
Specialized knowledge in: Blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis/osteropenia, Diabetes, thyroid disorder, systemic inflammation, hormonal disorder, digestive issues, joint dysfunction, sleep disorder, depression, dementia, mineral imbalance, neurological and immune disorder.
Medical Experience: Chiropractic Assistant and Surgical Prep and Administration.

April specializes in bridging the gap between medicine, fitness and nutrition through science-based education for overall improvement of health, well-being and longevity. Focus on strength training, corrective exercise, cognitive and motor improvement, nutrition, posture, balance, breathing, disease-prevention and health coaching. Enjoy simple solutions for long-term results!

​For more information on training with April, contact her at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​


Sharney Wiringi - Co-Owner and Trainer
Elite Personal Trainer N.A.S.M


Diploma in Sporting Performance, Concentration in Performance Training & Biomechanics - Otago Institute of Sport 
B.A. and 1st Class Honors Degree - Victoria University Wellington 
G.D.T.C.S.C. Graduate Diploma in Teaching - Wellington College of Education, Victoria University

Over 15 years experience As an elite personal trainer in New Zealand, England, and the United States, Sharney has developed a knowledge based on the fundamental principles of sports science. This foundation includes an in-depth understanding of functional kinesiology, exercise physiology, functional anatomy and biomechanics. He has honed his deep understanding of the body to develop personalized programs for each of his clients, helping each one reach his/her goals quickly and effectively. 
 
Studying at New Zealand's premier Otago Institute of Sport, Sharney was one of 30 students selected from thousands of applicants throughout the country. He designed and implemented aerobic, weight and hydrotherapy programs both in and out of the water; developed practical and functional programs for the disabled; rehabilitated national athletes; and fine tuned his knowledge of the fundamentals of health. 
 
Over the last fifteen years, he has learned that maintaining a strong, athletic, lean body not only keeps you healthy, but also empowers you.

He is not a trainer that simply spouts out commands. Sharney believes it is critical that you understand why you are making each movement and how--when done correctly--it will benefit your physique and build your strength. He is dedicated to creating healthy fitness regimes for his clients that give them self-work and confidence to take full control of their lives. 

For more information on training with Sharney, contact him at 
sharney@phoenixfitnessva.com.



Meet our friendly staff

Aric L.- Independent Certified Trainer

​​Certified ACE Personal Trainer
Certified Gymnastic Bodies Affiliate
Precision Nutrition Certified Master Coach
PGFD Firefighter/Nationally Registered Paramedic

Aric was born and raised in New York City, but now considers Northern VA his home. He is an eleven-year veteran of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. He has also been operating his own successful fitness/nutrition company in the DC area, Evolve To Fit for the same amount of time. Aric's interests in fitness started over 25 years ago and he has never stopped. Besides being a fitness coach, Aric operates one of the only Gymnasticbodies affiliates in the world. Although his fitness endeavors started with weightlifting, he now trains himself exclusively using Adult Gymnastic Strength Training. 

Aric believes in challenging oneself and recognizes all the blessings in his life. He is a two-time competitor on American Ninja Warrior. He has also created and continues to develop a first aid training program in Lebrun Village, Haiti. In his spare time, he is an avid reader, meditator and couch potato. He LOVES traveling and has backpacked all over the globe. His true passion lies in helping everyone work toward realizing their full potential. If you want to get on his good side, he loves pizza and bourbon. 

If you are interested in learning more about Adult Gymnastics Strength Training, perfecting your lifting technique, becoming a better mover, looking AND feeling better, and habit/behavior based nutrition coaching, contact him for your free consultation.

For more information on training with Aric, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.

Sandy M. - Independent Certified Trainer

​NASM –Certified Personal Trainer
ACE-Group Exercise Certification
CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
BS degree in Business from James Madison University
Over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry

Sandy brings a lifetime of passion for exercise and fitness with her to the gym every day.  She started her career teaching exercise classes and after a year decided to become a personal trainer.  As a personal trainer she is able to work with the specific needs of her clients.  Her clients span in age from 13 to 89, including all body types and personal fitness goals.  She trains those wanting to trim and tone to the client recovering from an injury or major surgery. Sandy has learned many techniques in stretching and muscle release to help increase flexibility and range of motion for her clients.

Several years ago, Sandy made a DVD for NIH and the National Institute on Aging demonstrating and providing guidelines for i for senior adults. When Sandy is not at the gym, you will most likely find her hiking, biking, sailing or skiing.  Her motto is, “Training is not just about exercise, it is a lifestyle.”  First you may exercise so you can hike, then you hike so you can exercise.  So jump on board and let the fun begin!
                                               
For more information on training with Sandy, contact her at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Chris B.- Independent Certified Personal Trainer​

NCCPT Certified
Registered Yoga Teacher
Specialties: In pre- and postnatal fitness
Nutrition Coach

Chris Bhutta is owner of WellMom, a pre- and postnatal fitness company that offers fitness and nutrition services for moms and moms-to-be.  Services include 1:1 and small group personal training, private and small group yoga, distance training, and nutrition coaching.  Chris is a certified personal trainer through NCCPT with a specialty certification in pre- and postnatal fitness through Fit for Birth.  She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance, as well as a Metabolic Effect certified nutrition coach.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle took on renewed importance when Chris became pregnant with her first daughter in 2012.  She exercised regularly throughout pregnancy (she even taught a spin class the day before she delivered!) and ate a healthy diet.  She believes these two things contributed to a positive pregnancy experience and a swift postpartum recovery.  Chris now hopes to help other moms have a similar experience.

For more information on training with Chris, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Ernest S.- Independent Certified Personal Trainer 

BS Health Education (UDC)
NASM (CPT)
AAAI/ISMA
AFPA (Special Populations)
CPR/AED American Heart Association

Over 10+ years experience 


Master Trainer, A Native of Washington, DC, Ernest has over 10 years of experience and maintains a lengthy fitness and athletic career. As a young person, he played football, basketball, and boxed in local leagues. Those initial experiences created a genuine interest in exercising, strength training, and increased nutritional education. His academic profile includes a Bachelor's of Science Degree at the University of District Columbia in the Health Education.

Ernest’s fitness philosophy is based on five components of fitness cardiorespiratory stamina, muscular strength, muscular stamina, body composition, and flexibility. Ernest’s tailors each workout according to each individuals subjective personal data and goal setting. Ernest has several fitness certifications and his specialties include weight loss, performance, and wellness coaching.

Ernest feels that because every individual is different and every workout should be as well by using multiple modes of training and technique’s like TRX (Suspense Training), Kettle bells, athletic performance equipment, and more… which makes for a FUN and rewarding experience, Lets WORK!.

 For more information on training with Ernest contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Heather P. - Independent Certified Trainer


ACE: Certified Personal Trainer
SFG Kettlebell Level I Instructor
Certified Running Coach
American Red Cross: CPR/AED Certified
Functional Movement Screen Certification
Boston Marathon Finisher


Heather is an avid runner. Running is a passion that has led her to a more healthful lifestyle-strengthening her physically, mentally, and emotionally. It has influenced her to branch out and embrace yoga, strength training, and mindful nutrition to further her goals. The joy and lessons learned from running for 20 plus years (competitively for 9+ years) are what drive her to help others with fitness, weight management, and healthful living.  She has a true gift for pushing clients and helping them to reach their fullest potential.


 For more information on training with Heather, contact her at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Joel B.- Certified Personal Trainer

NASM  Certified
NCCPT Certified
Over 7+ Years Experience
CPR/AED American Heart Association
Specialties: Kettlebells, TRX, myo-fascial release, core conditioning, & fitness nutrition


Joel has been training in the Arlington area for the last 3 years. He is nationally certified by both NASM and NCCPT, while holding specialty certifications in the use of kettlebells, TRX, myo-fascial release, core conditioning, and fitness nutrition. He has used the knowledge from these certifications to develop training regimens and programming to help clients achieve goals ranging from weight loss to muscle development and even athletic performance. Regardless of goal set, proper mobility and balance are at the heart of any program that will be developed for you.


Each client is given a free evaluation and then given recommendations on how to proceed regarding how often to exercise, intensity of training and nutrition to maximize the efficiency of any exercise program. Every client is treated as a unique case with individual goals and needs considered as he or she progresses through the stages of their personalized training program. Individual sessions can be done at either 30, 45, or 60 minute intervals and there are options for training with a partner as well.


Whether your goal is to lose weight, pack on muscle, or increase overall fitness, Joel has the experience and knowledge to help you make the changes in your exercise and lifestyle to accomplish it!


For more information on training with Joel contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Raj B. - Independent Certified Trainer

Weight Loss (NASM)
Corrective Rehab Specialists (NASM)
MMA Conditioning Specialist (NASM)
Injury Prevention Specialist (AFAA)
SEAM Massage and Stretch (NOVA)
Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach (Paul Chek Institute)
Black Belt Tae Kwan do

Raj is a certified personal trainer that can help you accomplish your goals. His passions for fitness and martial arts started when he served as a Gurkha for the Nepalese Army for 6 years. Raj moved to the United States after and acquired the knowledge and skills required to put himself at the forefront of the professional fitness industry. 

Raj designs programs based on a client’s individual physical assessment, background, and goals to ensure every workout is effective, rewarding, and enjoyable. He works with a wide variety of clients, including children, athletes, professionals, and senior citizens. I also specialize in assisting clients who have contact and non-contact injuries, chronic health conditions, and physical limitations.

The personal training experience that he delivers is focused on care, discipline, and intensity. He firmly believes that there are no quick fixes, miracle creams, wonder diets, or magic pills. Goals are achieved through hard work, dedication, and guided fitness.

 For more information on training with Raj, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Andy S. - Independent Certified Trainer

​NASM CPT 
TRX Certified
Kettlebell Certified 
Corrective Exercise Specialist 
Injury Prevention Specialist 
Pre/Post Pregnancy Specialist  
Elderly Training Specialist 
Pre-Marriage Specialist 
Teen Training Specialist 

Born and raised in Chicago, Andy has maintained an active lifestyle for the past ten years. His biggest motivation for staying healthy stems from his own personal experience. For years, Andy lived an unhealthy lifestyle with zero exercise and bad heating habits.  Eventually he began to realize that these habits were taking a toll on his body and well-being.  He lacked confidence; he was depressed and overall unhappy with his life.  Because of this, he sought to turn his life around by becoming more involved in sports. He started playing tennis, football, track, basketball and bodybuilding in his later years.

Having been a regional area manager of General Nutrition Center (GNC) for many years, Andy has an immense knowledge of diet and nutrition.  He understands that everyone has individual needs and that what may work for one person may not necessarily work for another.  He also brought this sense of individual attention to Sport & Health, where he was a dedicated personal trainer to each of his clients.  Andy is adept at listening to his clients and ensuring that their training sessions are customized to meet their unique goals.  Whether it is to build long-lasting muscle mass, shed a few stubborn pounds, or just to maintain a healthy routine while recovering from an injury, Andy will help and motivate you to achieve a new and improved lifestyle!

Andy has helped more than 100 clients reach their fitness goals since he began Andy Shin Fitness 3 years ago. Andy continues to educate himself and strive for perfection. In the 7 years he has been in the industry, Andy has had experience with clients from all walks of life.  Whether you are young, elderly, injured, or training for specific life events (i.e. weddings, pregnancies), Andy will always keep you accountable no matter the goals!

 For more information on training with Andy, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.

Alex A.- Independent Certified Personal Trainer

NPTI Certified
Kettlebell Certified
Specialties: Weight loss and Strength Training
Over 3+ years experience


Fitness changed my life and allowed me to transform my body from a heavy 220lbs to a lean 160. I was overweight my entire life so for several months I got serious about my diet and worked hard to transform my body. I went through 2 transformations. One was to see if I get abs and the second one was to see how lean I can get while preserving as much muscle as possible.  After all the hard work and success, I wanted to help other people and decided to get my personal training certification at NPTI. I've always had a love for fitness and what better way to express that passion than to help other people achieve their goals. My goal at the moment is to win a pro card in IFBB but that is obviously way down the road. I graduated from NPTI (National Personal Training Institution) where I received a certification in personal training and also nutrition.

 For more information on training with Alex contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Phil Y.- Independent Certified Trainer​

​BS Kinesiology, concentration in Exercise Leadership, James Madison University Class of 2006
Coursework including: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, Theories of Weight Loss Management, Exercise Prescription and Testing, and Exercise Program Design
NSCA-CPT
CPR and AED Certified
Former Intern with James Madison University’s Strength and Conditioning Program
Over 10 years of experience

Phil has worked with a broad range of populations, from children to older adults, acting as a personal trainer, coach and leader. His education and experience makes him capable of developing individualized programs to meet a variety of needs, from improved athletic performance to improved quality of life.

Having been involved in athletics and fitness his whole life, and armed with a decade of hands-on industry experience, Phil has an established wellness philosophy based upon balanced approach and commitment to healthy living.

“I will challenge you to move beyond your perceived limitations and establish new ambitions. As a team, you and I will break down barriers and achieve your fitness potential. No matter what your needs are, I can help you find a program that suits your needs and lifestyle, and can help you implement changes for your life!”

 For more information on training with Phil, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.

Jeff M. - Independent Certified Trainer

 NASM: Certified Personal Trainer
Certified TRX Instructor
American Red Cross: CPR/AED Certified
Over 5+ years of experience

Jeffery Myers is currently certified through the World Instructor’s Training School/American Sport and Fitness Association and also a certified TRX instructor. The training style that he prefers involves free weights and body weight; from my experience I believe this to be the most efficient and effective way to build inner strength.  This allows all recruiting muscle groups to develop while improving strength and endurance.  Throughout the past four years I have been actively training individuals with in my community, organizing fitness programs and health related events. As a trainer I believe in leading by example, so I began running health related races within the metropolitan area in order to increase awareness.  Ultimately becoming more knowledgeable of the importance of staying active and living well. Due to my training style and experience, I have also developed an understanding of multiple alternatives, with innovation towards helping my clients reach their goals, becoming a step closer towards total fitness.

 For more information on training with Jeff, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.

Drew S.- Certified Personal Trainer

NASM  Certified
Over  3+ years of experience
Specialities: Mobility & Strength
CPR/AED American Heart Association

Drew is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). With an extensive knowledge of exercise and training techniques from a lifetime of sports and fitness, he has helped many people reach their personal goals and discover their individual potential. After an extended enlistment in the Marine Corps (2005-2010) as an Infantry Assault Marine and a Marine Scout Sniper, he developed feet, knee, back and shoulder issues (including serratus anterior palsy/winging scapula). Through assessment and corrective exercise, he was able to restore the range of motion in his arm, and eliminate all chronic pain. Drew’s focus on mobility, strength and conditioning has elicited his love of barbells, kettlebells, swimming, cycling, running, calisthenics, and lots of stretching. Oh, chains and bands too.


 For more information on training with Drew contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​

Remy Kim – Co-Owner and Trainer
Elite Personal Trainer N.A.S.M.

BS in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary 1997
Over 14 years experience

Remy began his career in the health and fitness industry as a student athletic trainer at the College of William and Mary. While there, he authored a research paper entitled, “Plasma Lactate Response To Maximal Exercise Demonstrates Biorhythmic Sensitivity” published in the journal, Medicine and Science In Sports and Exercise. He then began work at Sibley Memorial Hospital as a physical therapy assistant. Having worked with physical therapists and athletic trainers, Remy is able to incorporate many orthopedic rehabilitation exercises as well as injury prevention philosophy into his training protocols.  His Kinesiology background supports a “whole body” ideology. Remy integrates a sport specific training, high intensity circuit training, weight loss, and general conditioning into his training style. Remy gets his biggest satisfaction from seeing clients get results, meet their goals and make a healthy lifestyle change. “Fitness is not a temporary commitment, but a lifetime commitment.”
Aside from working with clients, Remy also enjoys hobbies such as cycling, playing volleyball, basketball, running, hiking and all things active.

For more information on training with Remy, contact him at 
remy@phoenixfitnessva.com






Wayne W. - Independent Certified Trainer

 ​​NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
CPR and AED certified
NASM Women’s Fitness Specialization
Function Movement Screen Level 1
American Heart Association CPR/AED
Former NCAA Basketball Player

Workout with Wayne heart rate training is 40 minutes of client appropriate intensity. All clients are provided with a Polar heart rate monitor and are able to see their heart rate and total calories burned in real time. The average person has a difficult time pushing themselves hard enough and some trainers push their clients too hard. The Polar technology allows for the perfect work to rest ratio throughout the 40-minute session.

No workout is the same. Clients are put through a well-balanced workout consisting of resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning. A variety of exercises using dumbbells, kettlebells, TRX, and more push each client to new levels of fitness. All levels of fitness are welcome. My workouts are tailored for body fat reduction, building lean muscle, and improving stamina. Workout with Wayne is perfect for anybody ready to start an effective and efficient fitness program.

My 4 pillars of fitness are Nutrition, Intensity, Consistency, and Efficiency – N.I.C.E. By applying these core principals every client is put in position to reach their fitness goals.  All clients are coached in proper nutrition, healthy eating habits, and receive a personalized flexible nutrition plan.  Learning how to properly fuel the body is just as important as learning how to burn the fuel. ​

​For more information on training with Wayne, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​


Stephen Kidd - Co-Owner and Trainer
Elite Personal Trainer - A.F.A.A. and N.S.C.A.

Group Exercise - N.E.T.A.
B.S. in Health Promotion - Lynchburg College (VAHPERD Outstanding Health Promotion Major 2006)
Over 6 years experience 

Formerly from Charlottesville, Virginia, Stephen has been a trainer in the D.C. Metro area since 2007. He was a 4-year member of the Lynchburg College Hornets indoor and outdoor track team, and participated in shot put, discus, javelin, hammer, the 35lbs-weight throw, and the 60m high hurdles. 

Stephen strives to motivate and help his clients improve their physical fitness and achieve their goals. He runs a tough, fast paced, high intensity workout to maximize both time and physical abilities. Each workout is different; it is his goal to encourage muscle confusion and prevent a physical plateau in a fun, motivating environment. Stephen can gear your workout to achieve a range of goals, including strength training, weight loss, speed, flexibility and toning. Stephen also will come to your home for personal training. If you have interest in outdoor boot camps, check him out at www.gtownbootcamp.com.  

For more information on training with Stephen, contact him at 
stephen@phoenixfitnessva.com.

Jason F. - Independent Certified Trainer

Elite Personal Trainer
20 + years of experience
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
CPR/AED Certified
Specialties: Weight Loss
Certified medical technician

A native to Northern Virginia, Jason has been a personal trainer for nearly 20 years. Before he entered the fitness profession, he built a solid foundation and knowledge of fitness and weight training in his own life. Recognizing his passion for fitness and maintaining a healthier lifestyle, Jason stepped into a personal training career. Jason has worked with a range of clients and has shared hundreds of successful journeys. From the teen aiming to build confidence through fitness to the bride preparing for her wedding to the new mom or dad challenged with efficient workouts and parenting to the individual seeking a life-changing weight loss to the person who just wants to “get in shape,” Jason has worked with all ages and all fitness levels.

A key principle to Jason’s training is recognizing that each client is different – goals, views on life balance, motivations, and definitions for what is “fun” in the gym. He works with each of his clients to personalize a workout that will help reach their individual goals ... and he is a partner on the journey. Jason frequently tells his clients, “Everyone needs to find the balance between achieving their goals and enjoying their life. At the end of the day, we need to find what works best for you!”

While Jason pushes for hard work and commitment from his clients, he also aims to have a little fun along the way.In addition to his ongoing training certifications, Jason has supplemented his knowledge and skills with an emergency medical technician certification and worked as a medical technician in both the emergency room and pediatrics department at a local hospital. When he is not in the gym, Jason enjoys time with his family and loves to travel and scuba dive.

 For more information on training with Jason, contact him at info@phoenixfitnessva.com.​