Instructor Profiles
Jun 2 2015

Featured Instructor: Layne Curry

Layne Curry has pretty much mastered the art of having two jobs by having both of her professions in the same building. She spends the first half of her week teaching yoga at multiple VIDA locations and then works as an LMT at Aura spa at U Street Thursday – Sunday. According to Layne, yoga…more

May 31 2015

VIDA Instructor of the Month: Christine Kontra

Meet avid marathon runner, gym rat and certified VIDA group fitness instructor, Christine Kontra! Christine teaches both yoga and cycle at our Metropole and City Vista locations, and you’ll be able to see her sporting a VIDA Personal Trainer tshirt in the very near future! Christine pretty much grew up in the gym and began…more

May 4 2015

Featured Instructor: Karen Kina

If you’re an avid Zumba goer, you’ll most likely recognize Karen Kina as the spunky, high-energy instructor from City Vista whose classes include hip-hop themed tracks and tons of hair flipping. Karen’s been teaching Zumba at VIDA since 2012, and it’s easy to see her passion for it within seconds of chatting with her or…more

Apr 29 2015

Featured Instructor: Paul Swoish

If you haven’t taken a class with Paul Swoish yet, you are seriously missing out. Most known for his super-sassy Cycle Blackout, Paul embodies the high-energy, funny and encouraging persona that makes for an unforgettable class experience. Paul has been the Membership Director at VIDA Metropole for the last two years, coming straight to VIDA…more

Apr 27 2015

Yards Featured Instructor: Justin Jenter

We’d like to give a warm welcome to one of our newest spin instructors – Justin Jenter! Justin is one of our many member-turned-instructors (special thanks to Tami and Alexx for making that happen) and currently teaches spin twice a week at the Yards and once a week at Verizon. After graduating from JMU last…more