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Why Join Sand & Steel?

Members hire Sand and Steel for the personal attention and for the amount of knowledge and experience that only we bring to the table. We are THE personal training experts in the entire DC MD VA area. When you have serious goals … When you have a challenging job with time constraints … When you have preexisting injuries or limitations on movement or strength … When you need a specialist with years of experience… When you are tired of wasting your time treading water with other coaches and fitness programs that don’t work … That’s when you call Sand and Steel Fitness.

In short, when you want the best personal training that money can buy. Because we’ll be brutally honest with you, if you aren’t 100% committed to improving your health & appearance, gaining strength, losing weight, or improving your mobility, you might not be the right fit for us. We are professionals and we provide professional-grade service. But if you are ready for real change… and are resolute in making your health better … than please fill out the below form. We will keep you safe, your training program customized, and your training plan locked-in on improving your health & fitness.

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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.  Just show up and give us 100%.

Paul Roberts, Biomedical Engineer.  John Hopkins University.

The Sand & Steel Difference

Virginia’s Highest Ranked Personal Training & Yoga Studio

We are an authentic Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Class studio.  We deliver on the boutique gym experience and all the results associated with having your own personal trainer.  While the rest of the fitness industry can sell memberships based on promises — we are real people and we have to sell results.  That is the way we started… and it will always be the way Sand & Steel is run.

Sand & Steel builds new programs around your goals and their movement patterns.  We customize the training to your fitness levels (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 customization and attention.  The result … a safer program that delivers faster results than the group model.  It costs more… because it delivers more.

What Kind Of Training do We Offer?

Functional Strength Training
Corrective Exercise & Mobility for 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)
Fitness for 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
Clubbells, Fatbells, Kettlebell Sport and RKC
TRX Suspension Training, RipTraining, and CoreFit
Strength Training and Flexibility for Runners
5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, and Full Marathon Training Programs

Paul Roberts Mobility, Strength, and Weight Loss

Paul Roberts Personal Trainer Yoga Teacher Alexandria VA Springfield VA

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

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Biomedical Engineer: Johns Hopkins University
  2. Yoga Inversions and Arm Balances Workshop
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. Functional Range Conditioning (FRC): Improve Flexibility and Strength at the End of Range of Motion
  5. 3DMAPS: 3 Dimensional Movements Analysis and Performance System
  6. Muscle Energy Techniques: Rehabilitation and Mobility
  7. Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  8. RockTape FMT RockBlades Basic & Advanced: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Graston, and Scraping to Alleviate Pain and Improve Mobility
  9. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
  10. RockTape FMT RockPods Cupping: Cupping to Improve Tissue Regeneration and Release Entrapped Nerves
  11. RockTape FMT RockFloss: Voodoo Bands and Occlusion Band (RockFloss) Therapy to Loosen and Mobilize Tight Fascia
  12. Y-Balance Testing: Examination of Movement Patterns and Imbalances for Functional Assessment
  13. FMS Level II: Functional Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise Techniques
  14. Road Runner Certified Coach: RRCA Certified Coach
  15. Starting Strength Seminar: Powerlifting Certification by Mark Riptoe
  16. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight Training Techniques
  17. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning Through Kettlebells
  18. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  19. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  20. CrossFit Gymnastics: Bodyweight and Mobility
  21. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  22. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  23. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  24. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  25. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Coaching
  26. Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED National Foundation

Dawn Anderson Womens Strength Training

Dawn Bio Bicep Flex

CrossFit, Mobility, and Personal Training • Alexandria VA

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Muscle Activation Techniques: Corrective Exercise and Therapy
  2. National Council on Strength and Fitness: Certified Personal Trainer
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning
  5. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight
  6. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  7. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  8. CrossFit Flexibility: Range of Motion and Flexibility
  9. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  10. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  11. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  12. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  13. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
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