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Sand & Steel 571.257.7007
[email protected]
109 S. Alfred St. Alexandria VA 22314

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Mon-Thu 6am – 1:00pm
Mon-Thu 3pm – 9:00pm
Fri 6am – 2:00pm
Sat 8am – 2:00pm

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Sand & Steel 571.257.7007
[email protected]
109 S. Alfred St. Alexandria VA 22314

Operating Hours:

Mon-Thu 6am – 1:00pm
Mon-Thu 3pm – 9:00pm
Fri 6am – 2:00pm
Sat 8am – 2:00pm

Certified Personal Trainers Alexandria VA

A Better Breed of Personal Training

Get Steel Strong is Our Signature Integrated Training Program.  The program includes Nutrition Counseling, Certified Personal Training, Mobility, and InBody scans.

  • We’ll analyze your body composition with out InBody 570
  • Test your fitness with our Functional Movement Screen and Energy System Benchmark
  • Hand Craft a program with our certified personal trainers
  • Help you eat better with our nutrition coaching program
  • Coach you through the whole process with one-one-one training.

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Certified Personal Trainers Alexandria VA

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Understanding the XT60 Training System

The XT60 Certified Personal Training System was developed to overcome the short comings of personal training at many other gyms.  Our system starts with our comprehensive two hour fitness performance benchmark.  We use that benchmark in combination with a client psychological profile to determine the best program out of the 40 programs we have for that client.  Next, we scale the individual workouts in that program to the client based on their benchmarks.  After completing each of the workouts 4 times, we restest and upgrade the program based on the clients progress.

Our programs improve daily, as we learn from training hundreds of clients every month.  What you can do your own or with a single personal trainer, can’t compare to the refinement, objective testing, and experience we deliver as a team implementing the XT60.  This point can’t be understated … whereas other gyms pit personal trainers against each other … our coaches share clients and they train as a team.  Iron sharpens iron and every new coach improves the whole.

We are the Professional Grade Studio in Old Town.  Every single client has a binder organizing their workout program, specific modifications, fitness benchmarks, nutrition program, InBody Body Composition Scans, Mobility Progress, and client specific warmups.  We are the most organized training facility you’ll find anywhere.  All of coaches teach as a team, we track client performance as a team.  Every workout is logged, and every athlete is tracked.  Our workout programs are reviewed daily for safety and efficacy.

To the client, it is a turnkey system.  All you have to do is show up, work hard, and eat what we you tell you.  We have clients who are a 100 pounds overweight, military and police professionals, teenage athletes, and elderly women in their 80s.  Our system works for everyone because it is scaled to the individual.

About Paul –  The Biomedical Engineer

Paul wrote the XT60, the trainer certifications, and about 80% of the workouts.  He is relentless in his pursuit for the perfect training experience.  He analyzes all the benchmarks, learns which programs work better, and places clients into the program that has the best track record for performance.

Certifications Include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
  • RKC Hard Style Kettle Bell Certification
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Qualified
  • FMS (Functional Movement Screen) Level I and Level 2
  • Y-Balance Test Certified – Move2Perform provider
  • Precision Nutrition

Programming Options:

♦ Weight loss ♦ Hypertrophy ♦ Strength Training ♦ Power Lifting ♦

♣ Flexibility & Mobility ♣ Muscle Activation ♣ Core Training ♣

♥ Beginner Training ♥ Endurance  ♥ CrossFit Gymnastics ♥

Certified Personal Trainers Alexandria VA

Dawn Mace

About Dawn – The Project Manager

Dawn is a project manager at heart.  When you come to Sand & Steel, the first thing you’ll see is how flawless the experience is.  We are so good at training, because our coaches know exactly what is expected of them.  Our standards for cleanliness, timeliness, and client service rival five star hotels.

Certifications Include:

  • National Council on Strength & Fitness – Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level-1
  • TRX STC Qualified
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified (HKC) Russian Kettlebell Club
  • CrossFit PowerLifting
  • Muscle Activation Techniques Certified

Personal Training and Fitness Motivation


Strength, Durability, and Vitality

  • We love functional strength training, body building, CrossFit, TRX, Sandbags, and conditioning.
  • We take pride in scaling our workout’s difficulty so it is just outside your reach. Every day you will get stronger, but every day the workouts get tougher.
  • We are teachers before we are trainers, and we will teach you to get stronger and live healthier.
  • At Sand & Steel, we love new equipment and new training methods. There is always something new to teach.
  • Workouts should be tough, but they have to be fun.
  • We employ constantly varied training and muscle confusion. We’ll find your weaknesses, and train you to make you better.
  • We treat your body like the fine piece of machinery it is. Your body requires premium grade fuel to run properly, and we’ll teach you to eat with a purpose – so you can prepare for your next workout and rebuild from yesterday’s challenges.
  • We prioritize safety in all movements. We teach you the correct form, so you can minimize the risk of injuries. Healthy members are happy members.
  • That said, we will accept nothing but your absolute best in every workout. Be prepared to leave nothing in the gym.

Our Services

  • Personal Training: for strength, hypertrophy, weight loss, or conditioning.
  • Muscle Therapy and Movement Correction Training: to systematically improve muscle engagement and decrease body pain.
  • Nutrition and Meal Planning: improve body composition and aid in recovery.
  • Mobility and Muscle Activation: improve flexibility and range of motion of joints and muscles.
  • InBody Scan: for body composition determination and measuring progress.
  • Mobility Screen: to measure movement patterns and range of motion improvement

Looking for an integrated program for 3 more of these services?  View Get Steel Strong Program