Sand & Steel Fitness Ratings
Before and After Weight Loss and Transformation
Get Steel Strong – 3 Month Review – Just Twice a Week Works
Three few months ago I walked into Sand & Steel with an unhealthy lifestyle, old injuries slowing me down, and a ton of ignorance — in other words, the quintessential gym noob. Thanks to the entire team I am now a better eater plus more mobile, fit, and knowledgeable (and slightly less noobish). Paul is … Read more "Get Steel Strong – 3 Month Review – Just Twice a Week Works"
Blessed by the Sand and Steel Workout Gods
Started with Sand and Steel, back in January. I was just a kid with a dream to succeed in the EMT/ fire service. After 3 months, attempting to train myself with no clear results showing. I came to the conclusion that I would need a much wider network of help to achieve my goals. I … Read more "Blessed by the Sand and Steel Workout Gods"
Couldn’t ask for more personalized personal training!
I’ve been a member for about a year and a half now, and they continue to challenge me in new ways. During this time, I’ve dealt with a few soccer injuries (thumb and knee) and have had to take a few brief breaks from working out. As soon as I was able to return, they … Read more "Couldn’t ask for more personalized personal training!"
True fat loss programming – 15 pounds down, and still dropping. – Mike D.
I’ve been going to gyms for over ten years 2-3 months at a time, and rarely saw improvement. I didn’t prioritize exercise or a properly structured diet It just took too much time and there is too much contradictory information online.) As a result I gained about 20 lbs pounds of body fat. With a … Read more "True fat loss programming – 15 pounds down, and still dropping. – Mike D."
I love sand and steel fitness.
I have been working out with Dawn and Paul for 3 months now and I have seen results. I hired them as they do all my favorites, insanity, crossfit and kettlebell training. I was injured while doing crossfit and wanted to get back into it doing modifications to the workouts. Dawn and Paul both push … Read more "I love sand and steel fitness."
An Exceptional Experience!
I thought for a long time that I was keeping myself in shape by maintaining a workout at home that involved some weights, calisthenics, and a (somewhat) disciplined nutrition plan. But time, metabolism, and my minimalistic approach to working out, just wasn’t getting the job done. After researching alternatives, I came across Sand and Steel, … Read more "An Exceptional Experience!"
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Sand & Steel -- My Secret Weapon for Looking Better. - Mary R.
★★★★★ I continue to receive excellent personal training at Sand and Steel Fitness. When visiting my Daughter at graduate school last weekend she commented ” Mom you look even better than before, what are you doing differently?” I shared my secret weapon-Sand and Steel Training and promised her a session next time she visits. I guess excellent fitness training does reverse the aging process. Thank you Sand and Steel Fitness.
"After six months, my wife and I are still thrilled with the staff and facility at Sand and Steel!" -- Aaron & Kelly
★★★★★ After almost six months at Sand and Steel Fitness, I thought I should give an update to my previous review of Sand and Steel. I’m happy to report that after all this time, my wife and I are still thrilled with the staff and facility at Sand and Steel! We are still training three days a week and are ecstatic about our increases in strength and agility, as well as in our overall fitness and health. We’ve been fortunate enough to work with a number of the trainers on staff at Sand and Steel, but most often we train with Max and Rachel, who are both excellent coaches.
Ultimately, the best…
Thanks to Dawn and Paul -- to the both of you, as well as the coaches that you hire -- for providing amazing talent, and kick ass workouts. -Natalie B.
★★★★★ I have very much enjoyed my workouts. It’s a great crew, with professional coaches and knowledgeable expertise. I’m addicted to my program, and it’s exciting seeing and feeling results of hard work.
Since I started training a couple of months ago, I’ve had the opportunity to train with Rachel, Max, Alex, and Dawn. I learn something every time I train, and I appreciate the variety of instruction from each of the separate coaches. I look forward to all my sessions — something that I never thought I’d say, when workouts start at 6AM! I appreciate the same level of focus and dedication from…
My body fat percentage has dropped from 29% to 24%, as well as my clothing size from 10/12 and now I'm at a 4/6. - Shayla
★★★★★ 1. Results: First let me start off my saying I’ve tried a lot of different gyms and trainers from Gold’s Gym to other fitness studios in Alexandria VA, from cross fit boxes to various running clubs to strength and mobility studios. All seeking a better body. Out of everything that I’ve tried throughout the years Sand and Steel Fitness definitely is the only place where I’ve experienced lasting results. Not only were they quick results but it’s been almost a year (9 months) and I am still noticing differences. My body fat percentage has dropped from 29% to 24%, as well as my clothing…
"The most impressive aspects of Sand and Steel is how they handle their business on an administrative level" - Angie G
★★★★★ I chose to visit Sand and Steel when I realized that after a major surgery, I could not utilize my core like I could before. I was actually freaking out about it. I went to Paul and told him about my limitations. Paul’s gym is in Old Town. He designed a program for me and I worked out with Max for about 8 sessions. I loved the InBody machine that gave you a full body diagnosis. It was funny because it showed a high amount of inflammation. This of course was from the surgery but I found it interesting that it picked up on that. I liked working out with Max because he was sensitive to…
"Paul and his team helped me strengthen my shoulder such that I no longer feel pain (which can only be repaired with surgery)." - Stacey H.
★★★★★ <Updated review> After over a year of fitness coaching, Paul and his team helped me strengthen my shoulder such that I no longer feel pain from my injury (which can only be repaired with surgery). Thanks to them, I will probably be able to avoid surgery. My workouts have been challenging, fun, and tailored to my needs. Highly recommend for a personal training gym (best in Alexandria VA.
"I have improved in both physical ability and mental belief during my time at S&S. A warm culture where you can build relationships with the other members and push each other to improve." - David Y.
★★★★★ Sand and Steel fitness is a wonderful environment where Paul and Dawn focus on understanding your needs and continually assess and adapt to you as you progress. There is a focus on improvement and pushing you beyond your abilities while making sure that you are comfortable but stretched in your abilities. I have improved in both physical ability and mental belief during my time at S&S. It is also a warm culture where you can build relationships with the other members and push each other to improve. This has been a great investment in my health care for me and I will keep investing.
Trainers that are actually worth the money!
I started doing personal training sessions at S&S about 7 weeks ago and love it! I was a personal trainer myself ages ago and I’m hyper critical of others as a result. Paul at Sand and Steel (and Rachel, Max,…) are amazing! These aren’t trainers that got their certification through some one weekend class but instead continuously enhance their knowledge and know their stuff! Paul is amazing with the nutrition feedback as well.l (and adapting exercises for all sorts of injuries/limitations you may have). These are the first personal trainers I feel are worth the money (and time to get there).