Personal Training Studio
The Perfect Workout has private workout facilities across the D.C. Metro area, including Rockville! This studio located off Shady Grove and Gaither Road has Personal Trainers and fitness equipment designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Using a special method of strength training, our Rockville trainers can customize the workout to you- whether you are a senior, new to fitness, or you’ve been lifting weights your entire life. To learn more about how The Perfect Workout Rockville can help you on your fitness journey, schedule a learning session!
Trainers At This Studio
Rockville & Wheaton, MD
D.C. metro Native, Roberto, attended and played football at McDaniel College. He went on to join the McDaniel College football staff as an assistant defensive line coach, where he fell in love with coaching and that’s what sparked his interest in creating a fitness career. Graduating with a degree in Kinesiology, Roberto applied his education by teaching health and fitness at camps all over Montgomery County, MD.
As a collegiate athlete, it was normal for Roberto to exercise using explosive movements. “That is what was most familiar and comfortable for me to do.” However, after college he realized, his normal type of training was taking a toll on his lower back, knees, and shoulders.
Roberto was familiar with the benefits of utilizing slow repetitions for muscle growth. “I understood that lifting with a slower lifting tempo is how you achieve a greater time under tension, which I incorporated into my training.” However, he had not been trained by someone else utilizing this method. After a couple of sessions with the wonderful trainers at The Perfect Workout, his form greatly improved and he started seeing results a lot sooner than conventional training!
After seeing the benefits of the workout and having a Personal Trainer to guide him, Roberto was instantly hooked. “Not only was I working out at a higher intensity, but my joints and back were no longer in a state of discomfort as I was performing exercise. Being pain free allowed me to go out and start up playing recreational sports again!”
Passionate about fitness and the slow-motion protocol, Roberto felt compelled to become a part of The Perfect Workout team. He was selected to join the D.C team and in July 2018 he went through the extensive Personal Trainer certification. Since then, Roberto has trained clients in all of The Perfect Workout’s Maryland locations and now manages both Wheaton and Rockville studios. “What I enjoy most about working with clients 1-on-1 is that I am able to help a client to complete an intense workout. I love seeing them not give up on themselves. I get to witness clients experience self-empowerment by going beyond where they thought they could physically, and, from that, they began enjoying the many wonderful health benefits that they thought were out of reach.
Multiple clients have worked with Roberto and his teams and have achieved significant results. “Some of our clients bring us their bone density scans and have almost cried at the fact that they are not only gaining bone density back, but are off medication, and feeling better and more independent than ever before.”
Since becoming a Facility Manager in early 2019, Roberto is grateful to have played a part in his trainer’s growth as well. “It’s very fulfilling because I see that my influence does have a positive effect on others.” The work environment at The Perfect Workout helps Roberto be his best because it allows each trainer to hold each other accountable in a positive manner. There is always open communication between trainers and with clients and it is a place that seems less like work and more like a second home.
When Roberto isn’t working, he enjoys reading novels, playing his cello, playing badminton, and hanging out with his pup!
Jon-Michael Stone was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina. His father was a power lifter and certified strength and conditioning coach who introduced Jon-Michael to strength and athletic training at the age of 6. From then on, Jon-Michael was entrenched in the world of sports, constantly training year-round. He went on to play two years of 1-AA college football at Campbell University where he earned his degree in Biology.
Aiming for a career dealing with wildlife, he went to South Africa for a marine biology internship, and ultimately became interested in wildlife film-making. While pursuing his film-making career field, he continued strength training and kept himself updated on the advances in fitness and health.
As he grew older, Jon-Michael was constantly running into nagging injuries in his joints and lower back. He learned a lot from physical therapists and his own research. Looking to gain strength and stay healthy, he sought a better method of training.
From his years of experience and knowledge gained, Jon-Michael had begun training his friends and developed a passion for it. His continuing self-education brought him to a method that was both safe and effective -- slow-motion strength training. He believed in it strongly and decided to take the next step and become a Personal Trainer.
In 2018, Jon-Michael joined The Perfect Workout and began training clients in the Rockville studio where he remains today. He feels very lucky to have the clients and the relationships he does in the studio. “I love when clients tell me this is working, or when something clicks and you see that light bulb goes off in their head. “It’s a joy for both of us when they come into the studio!”
Kenny Knoll was born and raised in the D.C. Metro area, living in Germantown until the age of nine before moving to Frederick, MD. He was introduced to the world of sports at a very young age and grew up participating in virtually every team sport available. By high school, Kenny was playing football, ice hockey, and lacrosse. His main sport is ice hockey (and yes he is a Caps fan!) and spent six years on Team Maryland playing with familiar names like William Nylander.
Throughout his athletic career, Kenny maintained a very close relationship with his grandmother who was his main motivator. By age 17, it was safe to say he was fully committed to a training lifestyle Kenny continued to play ice hockey at West Virginia University, where he studied Athletic Coaching and specialized in Strength and Conditioning. He also began to take an interest in rehabilitation practices after sustaining multiple hip injuries himself. Towards the end of college, Kenny became involved with the healthcare of his grandmother. This helped him understand the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle on life-long health and was determined to develop a career in fitness and rehabilitation.
Kenny decided to become a Personal Trainer and went through The Perfect Workout’s rigorous hands-on certification process. Now, The Perfect Workout and slow-motion strength training have given Kenny a great opportunity to help and inspire others on their own fitness journeys. He looks forward to working with each client to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals!