Certified Personal Fitness Training

in Leesburg & Loudoun County, Virginia.

I will provide the help you need to get more from your workouts. I will teach you how to use equipment in your home  or if needed, equipment I bring if (dumbbells, stability balls, stretch cords, and other portable gear). I will teach you correct technique, proper form, and how to breathe during your workouts.

issa_logoI am a Certified Fitness Master Elite trainer through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). ISSA certifications are recognized world wide and it was the first organization to offer personal training certification and create specialized courses for fitness professionals.

My Approach

Our first meeting is a free consultation, this takes about an hour.  In this meeting I will come to your home and ask you a bunch of questions about your health and fitness background. Next, I will discuss your objectives so that I can lay out an overall plan to get you where you want to go.

The one hour consultation will include an “Exercise Recommendations” talk which details:

  • Aerobic exercise recommendations – type of exercise (treadmill for example), frequency, duration, and intensity level, based on heart rate. I’ll explain the concept of your training heart rate zone and how to use it in your training.
  • Strength training recommendations – I typically recommend 12 to 14 different exercises to target all of the major muscle groups of the body. The mix will largely be determined by your objectives and exercise background. I will also be careful to include any appropriate rehab or preventive maintenance exercise.
  • Flexibility work – which is often overlooked but is extremely important, particularly as we age. I will describe some basic stretches useful for everyone, and then those that are especially good for your individual circumstances.

You will do part of the recommended program on your own, and other parts with me. Usually that means doing your cardio work on your own and strength and flexibility work with me. (I will establish your cardio program and monitor your performance, but I will generally not stand there and watch you walk on a treadmill, for example.)

If you choose to work with me, I can at this point start talking about scheduling future appointments. If not, you can just take my recommendations and train on your own. In either case, you’ve received a full hour of one-on-one attention from a highly qualified fitness professional. Give me a call, and I can set up a convenient time to come to your home.


Training Testimonials:

You Made A Difference!! Physically, my biceps are a little sore, I have no discomfort in that left shoulder blade and I ran all the way to my car when leaving your studio and I couldn’t believe it…my stride was SO much longer and I was restored with new energy.

Mentally, I appreciate the education you gave me and you maintaining that expectation that I just “stick with it”. No excuses – just enjoy the journey – breathe – and the results will come. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. The results will still be worth it whether it takes one year or five years.

Gretchen Stevenson

I’m a stay at home Mom who felt worn down with very low energy and tried many different diets and workouts over the years that ultimately didn’t work. I began seeing Dion two times a week and now I love it so much I increased my workouts to 4-5 times a week. I have lost 30+ lbs gradually over the year and quite frankly as far as diet goes I just try to eat healthier and use portion control; so no diet. My energy level has increased dramatically as well as my attitude and zest for life. Dion’s energy, enthusiasm, motivation and sense of humor have given me the ability to flourish as a Mom and individual again. Thank you so much Dion for your commitment to me, I will always be grateful.
Ellen England

The guy is working miracles and has ‘the’ BEST energy and workout sessions!! I’ve lost 5 lbs since partnering with Dion, which doesn’t sound like a lot but, I’ve lost inches off my waist, arms, thighs and hips resulting in me being a whole dress size smaller.
Lynn McAllister Bunn