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Helping members reach their health & fitness goals.

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Fax: 202-885-1007

Bob Beahm
Fitness Coordinator, Personal Training & Assessments

Cassell Fitness Center

Recreational Sports & Fitness 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Personal Training at American University is available to all students, faculty/staff, and Rec Fit members. Now is the time to reach your health and fitness goals. Personal Training offers multiple benefits including personalized programs and nationally recognized certified Personal Trainers to ensure safe and effective exercise programs and flexible training options to fit your schedule.

Visit Cassell or Jacobs Fitness Center to sign up or get started now by requesting a Personal Trainer. For questions about the training program, please contact Bob Beahm:

Personal Training Packages

There are a variety of services and packages to meet your needs. New clients begin by purchasing a Fitness Assessment. After the assessment, our standard sessions are 60 minutes. 30-minute sessions are available if you are pressed for time or have a busy schedule. If you want to work out with a friend or a group of friends, our Buddy or Small Group Training packages are a great way to save money and add accountability for one another. Buddy Training sessions are for 2 people and our Small Group Training package is for a group of 3-6 people.

Standard sessions run 60 minutes. 

Fitness Assessment: $35.00
Single Session: $80.00
Three Sessions: $225.00
Five Sessions: $350.00
Ten Sessions: $650.00
Fifteen Sessions: $885.00

Are you pressed for time? 30-minute sessions are great for anyone with a busy schedule or for folks who want less day-to-day instruction.

Three Sessions: $120.00
Five Sessions: $185.00
Ten Sessions: $335.00

Working out with a friend or co-worker is a great way to save money and add accountability. Sessions are for 2 people.

Three Sessions: $255.00
Five Sessions: $400.00
Ten Sessions: $750.00
Fifteen Sessions: $1,035.00

Grab your friends and join us for small group training. If you have a group of 3-6 individuals who would like to work out with a personal trainer, small group training is for you!

Five Sessions: $450.00

Additional Fitness Services

Fitness Assessment: $35.00
Series of measurements to help determine various components of physical fitness. Includes heart rate, body composition, blood pressure, flexibility, and cardio & muscular endurance testings.

Body Composition Test: $12.00
We use the skinfold technique to determine the percentage of lean mass and fat mass that comprise your body.

Meet the trainers

Bio Coming Soon! 

Marisa is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Marisa’s personal workout routine includes running combined with a variety of strength training exercises. She likes to incorporate TRX Suspension Training into her workouts and is currently training for half-marathon! Marisa’s favorite post-workout food is an apple and peanut butter

Jesse is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He received his Bachelor's in Health and Exercise Science from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He has specialties in group personal training and sports performance training. He is a Native Washingtonian who has coached Football and Track & Field on many levels. He enjoys playing basketball and flag football. His favorite band to workout to is Rage Against the Machine.

Lauren is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She received her Bachelor's in Health Promotion from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is also a certified yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) and loves working to help her clients work on any muscle imbalances they may have.  She enjoys working on her own mobility and functional strength as well and believes in being “fit for life”. Everyone deserves to be able to move freely without pain or injury!

Jack is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He is a current student at American University studying Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a minor in Marketing. In high school, Jack was captain of his lacrosse team and led his team to two state championships. Currently, Jack's training is a mix of strength training and body building. During his training sessions, Jack listens to German rap to help keep him focused on his lifts. After his workouts Jack recovers with a protein shake and Rice Krispies cereal.

Adam is a Certified Personal Trainer through American Council of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is currently working on his Bachelor degree in Biology and plans to attend Medical School after graduation. Adam also works as a Fitness Leader for RecFit. In 8th grade he started studying and competing in Taekwondo. He is a first degree black belt with experience in other martial arts such as Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai. His experience with martial arts led him to his full body strength regimen at the gym. He enjoys hard rock playlists like Metallica at the gym and going to Terrace Dining Hall after a workout to recover.

Demi has over 5 years of experience as a health and wellness professional with emphasis on fitness, exercise physiology, corrective exercise and wellness program design. She has a passion for health and wellness and loves helping others meets their goals mentally & physically! She believes no goal is unattainable with a good attitude, hard work and patience you can conquer anything. Demi focuses on fostering client relationships and promoting individual wellbeing through attainable goal achievement, high expectations, and personal empowerment

Bio coming soon!

Stephanie is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is currently working toward earning her Master’s in Taxation at American University. Stephanie has played a variety of sports, including volleyball, field hockey, football, rugby, and gymnastics. She has a passion for power lifting, but due to injury is now focusing on full-body strength, HIIT, and plyometrics. She enjoys listening to a Reggaeton and rock during her workouts.

Sydney is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is currently a student in the School of International Service. Sydney began studying dance at a young age and continues to carry her passion for movement through her work as a trainer, bringing a combination of strength training and endurance to her work. During workouts, Sydney likes to listen to rap with motivating lyrics during her workouts.

Ziv is a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is an international from Israel and a student in American University majoring in Health Promotion. Ziv Played soccer run cross country in high school and also played basketball in Israel and in high school in America and was the team captain. He loves split-routine workouts, plyometric exercises and challenging resistance training. Ziv’s favorite post-workout meal is a foot long Subway sandwich with tuna salad

Nina Larson is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She will graduate from American University College of Arts and Sciences with a BA in Music in May of 2019. Nina discovered her passion for training after embarking on her own health and wellness journey. Her current personal workout regimen consists of split-routine strength training, and HIIT. After a hard workout, Nina likes to indulge in a chocolate-cherry vegan protein smoothie. 

Sheridan is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is a junior Biology major and Health Promotion minor. she has always been a very active person and loves to go hiking, mountain biking and occasionally kayaking when she is home in PA. She has competed in a variety of sports throughout her life and spent 6 years running for her school's district track and field team. Her workouts now consist of a mix of cardio and strength training, and she always listen to rock or rap music to keep her motivated. Her favorite post-workout snack is a peanut butter and banana protein shake.

Ellie is a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Ellie has been active her whole life. Ellie swam competitively when she was younger and is now an avid CrossFitter and loves lifting and HIIT style workouts. Her favorite workout song is DNA. by Kendrick Lamar. 

Maddy is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She has a BS in Health Promotion from American University and is currently working on her MS. She is also an ACE certified nutrition specialist. Maddy played volleyball and soccer in high school and was also captain of her cross country team. She enjoys full-body strength workouts, bodybuilding and nutrition coaching. One of her favorite snacks is oatmeal with almond butter and strawberries.

Bob received a Bachelor's in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University and a Master's in Health and Fitness from the University of Pittsburgh. Bob is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a certified strength and conditioning Specialist. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through American Council of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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TRX Training Class

Use your own body weight with the TRX suspension trainer to develop strength, flexibility, core stability and balance. No weights or machines needed. Great for all fitness levels. 

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