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Look Better, Feel Better, and Get in the Best Shape of your Life

Use this form to schedule a one hour meeting with personal trainers Paul and Dawn, so we can begin building you an individualized workout program specific to your goals.  We will create a plan to help you move better and get in better shape even if you have unique injuries or movement restrictions.  We will develop a workout strategy based on a combination of powerlifting, functional strength training, corrective exercises, mobility, nutrition and/or yoga to accomplish your goals.

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Why Hire Us?

What you can do on your own in 12 hours, we can do for you in 3 hours.  When you work with us, you have the advantage of the 20,000 hours of coaching experience that Dawn and I share.  As a team, we have trained more than 5,000 clients and certified over 120 coaches.  We have trained many clients who move just like you.  We have worked with people with your injuries and your goals.  We know what works, what’s safe, and what will get you results.   At Sand and Steel, we handle the planning, the programming, the accessory work, mobility training, etc.   We do it all.  You just have to show up and give us 100%.

Paul Roberts on Personal Training

Personal Training vs Group Training

Group classes (CrossFit, Orange Theory, etc) force you to fit into their programs.  In contrast, we build our programs around your goals and your movement patterns.  We customize the training to your fitness level (beginner to expert).  We mobilize the parts of your body that don’t move well.  We even customize your program for how you are feeling that day.  With a personal trainer, you get one-on-one attention.

What Kind Of Training do We Offer?

  • Functional Strength Training
  • Corrective Exercise & Mobility (Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists and Hands, T-Spine, Lumbar Spine (lower back), Hips, Knees, Ankles, and Feet
  • Bodybuilding and Hypertrophy
  • Conditioning and General Physical Preparedness
  • Weight loss for people (even if you have to lose 100+ pounds)
  • Seniors and Older Adults
  • Powerlifting (Starting Strength, Westside, CrossFit Powerlifting, etc.)
  • Olympic Lifting (Catalyst Programming, Escalade, etc.)
  • Combo Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting Programs
  • Custom Yoga Flows and Sequences (Astanga, Rocket, Bikram, Hatha, Iyengar, Inversions, and Yin)
  • CrossFit Style (We are Level 2 CrossFit Coaches)
  • Kettlebell Sport and RKC
  • TRX Suspension Training, RipTraining, and CoreFit
  • 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, and Full Marathon Training Programs

Paul Roberts Mobility, Strength, and Weight Loss

CrossFit, Yoga, Mobility, and Personal Training Alexandria VA Certifications

  1. Biomedical Engineer: Johns Hopkins University
  2. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning
  3. FMS Level II: Functional Movement Screen
  4. 3DMAPS: 3 Dimensional Movements Analysis and Performance System
  5. Muscle Energy Techniques: Rehabilitation and Mobility
  6. Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  7. Rock Tape FMT Blades: Gua Sha and Scraping to Alleviate Pain and Improve Mobility
  8. Y-Balance: Examination of Movement Patterns and Imbalances
  9. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight
  10. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  11. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  12. CrossFit Gymnastics: Bodyweight and Mobility
  13. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  14. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  15. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  16. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  17. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Coaching
  18. Starting Strength Seminar: Powerlifting Certification by Mark Riptoe
  19. Road Runner Certified Coach: RRCA Certified Coach
  20. Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED National Foundation
  21. Yoga Inversions and Arm Balances Workshop

Dawn Anderson Womens Strength Training

CrossFit, Mobility, and Personal Training Alexandria VA Certifications

  1. Muscle Activation Techniques: Corrective Exercise and Therapy
  2. National Council on Strength and Fitness: Certified Personal Trainer
  3. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning
  4. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight
  5. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  6. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  7. CrossFit Flexibility: Range of Motion and Flexibility
  8. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  9. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  10. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  11. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique

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