VIDA Blog
Feb 28 2015

Lighter, Healthier & Stronger: Weight Loss Challenge Results

As we reach the end of our January Weight Loss Challenge, it’s always awesome to see members who are actually feeling a big difference in their bodies. Not just in amount of pounds lost, but also feeling healthier, stronger, and more confident as a direct result of our program. The success of our members is…more

Feb 25 2015

Your Must-Know Personal Stats for Heart Health

Now that American Heart Month is coming to a close, we wanted to end on more of a serious note. While some of the advice geared toward heart health might seem like common sense, for example, watching your weight and reducing the amount of sodium in your diet, there are some things that require more…more

Feb 24 2015

VIDA Featured Instructor — Kip Plaisted

Kip Plaisted joined the VIDA Family back in 2009, after moving from Maine to DC. He currently teaches RX and KillerCore multiple times a week at our Metropole, U Street and Verizon locations. If you’ve been in one of Kip’s classes, you know that they involve hard work, sweat and being able to laugh as…more

Feb 24 2015

VIDA Instructor Profile: Gitanjali Borkar

Gitanjali Borkar describes her teaching style as focused, direct, tough and fun. The University of California, Berkeley graduate began teaching group fitness classes after trying out a cardio kickboxing class in college and falling in love immediately. “I had this beautiful, charismatic instructor and I just decided I wanted to be like her,” says Gitanjali….more

Feb 20 2015

VIDA Instructor Profile: Christa Aiken

Ever since a young age, Christa Aiken has been fitness-oriented. She remembers being five years old following along to her mom’s home workout videos and knowing from early on that she wanted to work in the health and fitness industry. When it came time to choose a major in college, Exercise Science at Roanoke College…more