New Instructor Alert: Andrea Van Zile!
Please help us in welcoming the newest addition to our VIDA team, Andrea Van Zile!
Andrea joins the VIDA family fresh off the train from New York City, where she lead the Pilates Reformer program at Workout Factory. Andrea is a former research analyst turned fitness professional who made the decision to leave her job at a large NYC hedge fund to follow her passion for fitness full time.
In New York she taught Pilates Reformer, Pilates mat, Barre and TRX and specializes in injury prevention, recovery, illnesses and pre/postnatal fitness. Pilates is her specialty, and she says all of her classes have a core-centric approach to optimize strength. We’re definitely on board with that!
Andrea has been developing a new program at U Street combining Pilates based core movements with high intensity TRX suspension training. More details are on their way, so stay tuned.
“I believe that a strong core goes far beyond the vanity aspect of flat abs. It protects the spine, improves posture and alignment, and can protect against back pain….but a cut core is a happy consequence,” she says.
You can find Andrea teaching Reformer, Barre, Pilates mat, TRX, Circuit and Assets at U Street, as well as Pilates mat, Reformer, HIIT and TRX at Verizon. Oh, and when she’s not teaching any of those, she’s also the Studio Manager of SweatBox.
Andrea also has an adorable daughter that we’re working on getting some VIDA tees made for, so keep your eye out for the adorable three year old hanging out around the lobby.