Personal Training Studio
Start your fitness journey today with The Perfect Workout! Located across the street from Whole Foods, on River Road is The Perfect Workout’s Bethesda studio. Inside our doors is a team of Personal Trainers ready to help you reach your fitness goals. During each slow-motion strength training session, you will be coached 1-on-1 with a Certified Personal Trainer who is trained to help you become stronger, leaner and healthier! Join us today and schedule your learning session at the Bethesda location.
Trainers At This Studio
Caroline grew up overseas and learned valuable skills on how to connect and work well with people of all personalities and backgrounds. Caroline also played hockey for years and that initially sparked Caroline’s interest in fitness. She gets great satisfaction from being able fuse her personal “connection” skills and her passion for fitness into inspiring and helping clients at The Perfect Workout. “I love being able to make a difference in someone’s daily life —I feed off of their energy!”
Caroline lived in 6 different countries as a kid, due to her father’s work as a foreign service officer. Bethesda, however, was always home base whenever they returned to the U.S. and that is where she lives today. While moving from country to country, Caroline always managed to keep an active lifestyle. She participated in numerous sports throughout her youth, including tennis, softball, soccer and dance. In middle school, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her younger brother who began playing ice hockey and became completely hooked!
Caroline continued skating throughout high school and college, where she was a member of the University of Vermont women’s club ice hockey team. She loved the energy, discipline, and dedication that it took to participate in such a fast-paced team sport. Her international background also stuck with her into college where she studied global studies, linguistics, and Spanish. She quickly realized that people and fitness were in her zone of genius, so she decided to merge the two and become a Personal Trainer.
In November 2016, Caroline joined The Perfect Workout’s Washington D.C. team. She’s helped clients reach many successes over the years and is proud of all of those wins, big and small. “It’s always super rewarding when a client achieves their initial weight loss goal, but I particularly love hearing about when clients achieve strength gains, because those are some of the most tangible results and important to their long-term health.”
When clients specifically tell Caroline that, due to The Perfect Workout, their knees don’t hurt using the stairs, or they noticed their ability to do something physical that they weren’t able to do before, that’s what brings her so much joy.
Caroline has also noticed the immediate benefits of slow-motion strength training in her own body. She has increased her strength and her body feels tighter in many areas. “My arms and especially my legs feel stronger playing hockey. When I’m able to work out twice a week, there’s a definite increase in my energy throughout that week, and my body just feels healthier.”
The Perfect Workout’s work environment is what Caroline calls “family oriented” and feels like her trainers are more than just co-workers. “The trainers and managers all support each other and do whatever they can to help each other out.” Each Personal Trainer has a different personality, coaching style and set of skills that Caroline finds enlightening when working side-by-side with others.
As Caroline continues to train clients and strengthen her own body, she has grown into a new role as Facility Manager. “I really like being someone others can count on. It’s rewarding to see my own hard work and attention to detail pay off in the studio, and when other trainers execute on something we’ve worked on together.”
When Caroline is not in the studio, she’s likely relaxing or playing hockey. “During the spring and summer, I like doing anything that will get me outside like bike riding, running, kayaking, camping or hiking. I’m also a big fan of live music and love going to concerts!”
Marques Neal was born and raised in the nation’s capital, but calls Silver Spring, MD home. Growing up, Marques always clicked with health and fitness, which came from the having both a mother and father who were All Star Athletes in high school and college.
His interest in sports and athletics stayed with Marques throughout high school, where he played football, was a member of the varsity wrestling team, and became a county, regional, and state champion in track and field.
Leaving athletics behind during college, Marques found himself stumbling into the food service industry, where he went on to manage several bars and restaurants. This led to cooking for a sitting President on three separate occasions, as well as working for a celebrity chef!
It was also during these years that the gym became a second home for Marques, allowing him to improve himself physically and mentally. Marques began working even harder in the gym and on his mindset. He knew that, if ever given the chance, he wanted to help people embark on their own fitness journey, and this is what led him to The Perfect Workout.
Marques believes it was his destiny to be a part of The Perfect Workout family, and he looks forward to helping as many people as possible to change their lives and achieve their own personal health and fitness goals as he starts on this new chapter of his own journey.