Personal Training Studio
The Perfect Workout is revolutionizing the way people exercise all across the D.C. Metro area! If you are in Fairfax, VA, we have a fitness studio for you. Each Personal Trainer at the Fairfax location specializes in a workout method that produces muscle tone and weight loss, in just 20 minutes. If you would like to visit our Fairfax location, or would like to try a session, contact us today!
Trainers At This Studio
Simone was an avid runner growing up -- she loved getting the endorphin rush each time she went for a run. After years of running, Simone experienced a painful knee injury. Not being able to run anymore ended up being a blessing in disguise for Simone. Even after completing physical therapy she realized there were still many exercises that she couldn’t do. She knew there must be some way to strengthen her knee, avoid injury and maybe still get that endorphin rush. That’s when she discovered slow-motion strength training.
Simone began to incorporate slow-motion strength training into her post-recovery workouts and not only did she begin to gain strength, but she lost weight as well. Once she had stopped running and before strength training, Simone had gained weight. Her new fitness routine of slow workouts and a healthy diet helped her lose 80lbs.
Many people were amazed by her transformation, and asked how they could get the same results. Simone soon discovered that she loved sharing her knowledge and helping others to reach their goals. This sparked a desire for a career change, and in her search she found The Perfect Workout. “I had already been working towards getting my Personal Trainer certification, and I was particularly drawn to The Perfect Workout and the hands-on training you don’t get with other certifications.“
Simone knew right away that she had found the right company when she joined The Perfect Workout in May 2017. The slow-motion strength training technique helped Simone safely maintain her weight loss and keep building strength, while avoiding additional injuries. The added bonus was that it she was able to do it in just two, 20-minute sessions a week. The Perfect Workout was just what Simone needed, and she now loves to share it with others who have similar obstacles, or just want to change their bodies!
Simone instantly began connecting with the clients in the Centreville studio. “I enjoy that I get to build a personal relationship with my clients. I gain a stronger bond with them and create friendships.”
Simone’s own health and fitness has improved significantly since she started working at The Perfect Workout. “I have never been stronger or more toned, and I love sharing what I’ve applied in my own life to my clients’ journeys.”
In early 2019, Simone was selected to join the D.C. Leadership team and become the Facility Manager of the Fairfax location. Working with trainers in a more hands-on role is even more fulfilling for Simone because she’s helping others in a different capacity. “I enjoy being able to set an example for and support other trainers.”
Spending quality time with family and friends is one of Simone’s favorite ways to spend her downtime. She also enjoys expressing her more creative side through event planning. She decorates event spaces for large parties when she has extra time.
Simone intends to expand as a trainer and manager in the coming years. “I want to continue helping more and more people through fitness and nutrition, and I want to grow our studio so that more people from our surrounding community can benefit from slow-motion strength training!”
Yalanda Lester found her interest in athletics at a young age. This Boston native excelled in a variety of sports in junior high and high school, competing in softball, soccer, basketball, cross country, and track & field. Also interested in education, she received her BS in Psychology from Northeastern University, where she also continued to get her Master in Counseling.
Throughout her career in the mental health field, Yalanda provided therapeutic services to many different populations, including those suffering from significant mental illness, substance abuse, the intellectually disabled, the incarcerated, the homeless, and veterans. Through this work, Yalanda recognized the importance of holistic health, which includes both mental and physical health. She understands that the impact of poor physical health and nutrition can negatively affect anyone’s overall mental health and well-being. She wanted to be a part of something that could help prevent those negative
Ultimately, Yalanda’s passion for strength training led her to The Perfect Workout. When she was introduced to slow-motion strength training, she immediately fell in love. She was drawn to its ability to build lean muscle and strengthen and tone in a way that her cardio-related exercises had not. Needless to say, she was thrilled with her results!! Yalanda knew she had to be a part of this team, so she began her certification process to become a Personal Trainer.
Once certified, Yalanda joined the Fairfax studio and has been enjoying working with clients ever since. Yalanda’s infectious laugh, outgoing personality, and high energy, coupled with her passion for helping others, makes her training sessions with clients both fun and effective. She is excited to help her clients reach their specific health and fitness goals through safe strength training, education, and motivational coaching during every workout!