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Posted By Jackie on Jul 1, 2020 3:13:47 PM

As we shimmy, shake and swim into the tropical days of July with a Sunshine State of Mind, we continue to share our series of tips and inspiration from our Onelife Summertime FitTeam. Here's what they've been up to, how they're staying fit and positive, whether they dig the beach or mountains, and more!

 

Mariah, Assistant General Manager

 

Always on-her-game and always-on-the-go, Mariah has been a winner from the very beginning with our Company. Mariah launched her career at our front desk and has learned the many intricacies, and always-growing spectrum of the Business throughout her tenure. A natural in our industry, Mariah understands the importance of creating a fit environment as well as the importance of being fit, physically and mentally.  

Known for her level-headedness, problem-solving skills, high level hustle and athleticism, Mariah makes us a better Company every day. 

Read on to see how meal-prepping, The Kardashians and coffee keep Mariah on track!

 

 

Q: How are you staying fit and healthy?
Diet plays the biggest part for me! Eating for nutrition isn't always a five star dining experience, so I play to my strengths by bringing meal preps in to work, where I know I will eat them. I know me, always on the go, and after 5 hours of thathustle, I'm looking for something quick, and not necessarily healthy, to eat.

Q: What inspired you to get into the fitness business?
Taking care of yourself is important, and in the gym, everyone's results are largely in part self-made. These physical, mental, emotional, and operational aspects of the business are like second nature for me.
 It doesn't matter if you're a member, a guest, or an employee, seeing how we all work toward a goal to better ourselves, implementing fitness, ultimately makes us more "fit" for life, and happier overall.

Q: Favorite guilty pleasure?
Binge watching reality TV. Life gets stressful/crazy, but after watching a few episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians, I feel normal again, haha!

Q: Coffee or tea?
Coffeeeeee

Q: Beach or Mountains?

Beach :)

 

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Jason, Regional Director Sales and Operations

 

One of the most positive forces in our company, Jason leads from the front every day to deliver the Ultimate Fitness Experience to our awesome members and Fitness Team. Understanding the great importance of relationships and excellent customer service, along with the power of training and repetition, Jason impacts our customer and Team experience dramatically, setting the tone for positivity, and raising the performance bar all around. Jason unexpectedly fell in love with fitness and the power of changing lives and has never looked back! Read on to see how family time, his home ZOO and the Washington Capitals amplify his outlook and his life! 

 

 

Q: How are you staying fit & healthy?

I do my best to get a good mix of cardio and strength training in at least five days/week. The Stepmill is my go to, followed by the weights!! I also make sure I’m hitting my step goal as much as possible.  It sounds silly, but looking down at your watch and wondering if you’re going to hit your goal, helps you get moving (and has even inspired some late night dog walks or pacing the bedroom at 11:58pm).

 

 

Q: What inspired you to get into the fitness business?

I wasn’t into exercise at all growing up.  Little league sports, yes.  Lifting and running for exercise…NO!  When I started college, I randomly decided to go to the gym.  I’ll never forget, it was what people thought of a “gym” back then. Dark, rusty equipment and you couldn’t even see out of the windows they were so filthy.  Somehow, some way, I still fell in love with it so much that I decided to major in Commercial Fitness. I got my degree and did my internship with our very own Club in McLean, VA!  The rest is history! Today, nothing makes me feel better than having a member come up to me, telling me how much they love our club and how it's changed their lives. That is what gets me up every morning. 

 

Q: How you stay level-headed and positive?

I need my family time.  My wife and four kids are everything to me.  Whether I’m relaxing with everyone at the house, coaching my kids ice hockey teams, or doing something fun with my daughter, that’s my therapy.  No matter what’s going on at home, they keep me grounded, positive and focused on what’s important in life.  On a side note, I also stay positive when the Washington Capitals are WINNING! 

 

 

Q: Pet or Plant? 

Pet for sure! My house is a ZOO. Five parakeets, four rescue dogs, umpteen fish and two turtles! 

 

Q: Beach or Mountains?

Beach! My family has been going to Bethany Beach for over 40 years! 

 

 

What Our Clients Say

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Chris E.

What a great gym! Chang Yi and his staff are exceptional. I have been a member of this gym for over 10 years, you can definitely see a lot of new equipment, new staff, and new positive energy.

Funk J.

I am beyond satisfied with the service I have received, the excellent new equipment, and the results I have achieved in such a small amount of time. During the past month I lost weight and dropped one dress size.

J L.

There is a wide variety of machines and fitness tools to use throughout the facility and every time I have been in to workout it has been completely spotless. Looking forward to continuing to meet my fitness goals with this great company.

Nicholas G.

This is a great gym with more than everything one needs in a gym! The equipment is good and the cardio area is bright and energetic. There is ample room for free weights and stretching. I have found the classes to all be excellent with very good instructors. And, an added bonus is free, available parking.

Diane C.

This is a great place to work out and get fit! I've workout out here a couple of times and you are greeted with a smile the moment you arrive at the club! All the staff members are very helpful!

Orvel D.

The staff is friendly and helpful. The GM was great and helped me with my membership. overall, it's a great place to work out.

Tim M.

Sport&Health is where I began my fitness journey over a year ago. Ever since joining I have felt 100% at home every time I walked through the front door. The staff, trainers, and management have been nothing but uplifting and accommodating and the renovations have only made the gym better.

Carly M.

I would highly recommend this gym to anyone who is searching for a family,friendly atmosphere. You won't regret!

Sau F.

The staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the gym is awesome. So clean with a wide range of equipment. Totally recommend!

Kara S.

Excellent gym. Awesome classes as well as weight rooms and plenty of aerobic machines. Staff is exceptional.

Holly M.

In love with the gym. Adorable environment, lovely and friendly staff that I have a big respect! Everything is organized and always cleaned!! Also great and professional trainers who are always ready to help you. Awesome place for family and friends. I enjoy every moment when I am there.

Lilo M.

Sport n health is my happy place! It's like my second home. The staff is friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. The upgrades to the equipment have been awesome and made my workouts fun and challenging. The vibe at sport n health is awesome. As a woman I feel comfortable and accepted and always am excited to walk into the club!

Christin P.

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Ashley N.

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