Certified Personal Trainers, Yoga, and CrossFit. Alexandria VA 22304
Group Fitness Classes & Personal Training
Get In Shape, Look Better, Get Healthy
Certified Personal Trainers & CrossFit Coaches Specializing
Strength, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Kettlebells, Mobility & Movement, Flexibility, Private Yoga Sessions, Running Coach, Weight Loss, Nutrition, CrossFit, Boxing, & Senior Personal Training.
Who We Are
We are a boutique personal trainer & group fitness studio. We handcraft and customize every workout. We integrate nutrition, movement, and flexibility into our personal training sessions. You only get one body, keep it safe, and make it the best you can.
We are Sand and Steel, Professional Grade Personal Trainers
Our Secrets to Success
Study your craft, take as many certifications as you can, and develop expertise in your specialization. Treat every client with respect and individualize every workout. There are no shortcuts to developing talent or getting referrals.
Love What You Do … and Do It Better than Anyone Else
How We are Different
Personal Training: We are an authentic personal training studio, with really well trained coaches delivering the boutique gym experience and results. Think custom-made Italian Handbags – not factory-made Coach. We can’t make handbags at the price Coach sells them, and we don’t want to. While the rest of the fitness industry can sell promises, we have to sell results.
Group Fitness Classes: We offer a number of different classes so that you can work with your personal trainers to find the right classes for your goals. From CrossFit to Yoga, we offer classes specializing in weight loss, strength, and mobility.
Because That’s Who We Are … Real Coaches Who Train Real Clients
Owned and Operated by Certified Personal Trainers & CrossFit Coaches
Principles of Coaching @ Sand & Steel in 100 Words
Correcting, Seeing, and Teaching
Be assertive and direct with feedback. Short, simple, direct cues. Be relentless when correcting form. Use a tactile cue (touch) when a demonstration or auditory cue doesn’t work. Don’t cue if nothing is at fault. Confirm when a fault is corrected. If it is not corrected, continue to work with the client until it is the absolute best the client can do.
Plan your Workout
Minimize transition time. Know your client, their goals, injuries, strengths and weaknesses. Build the best workout possible, every time.
Principles of Mobility
The Exercise is the Test, and the Test is the Exercise. Tight Muscles move joints into deformed positions. Loose muscles allow joints to move into deformed positions. Isometric holds and body weight exercises upregulate nervous response and create activation. Rolling and stretching downregulate muscle and improve range of motion.