Personal Trainer Washington D. C for Weigh Loss & Fitness
Let’s get started on a healthier you.
We focus on the positive to get the results you want in the time you have.
Meet: Kathleen McDonald
Born in: Tomball, TX
What does TBYW mean to you? It’s a place to challenge and empower yourself, support and encourage others, have fun, and leave feeling ready to take on the world!
Favorite Exercise: Lunges and sprints
Exercise you love to hate: Pull ups
What are your favorite activities when you’re not at the gym? Listening to ’90s music, Skyping with my niece, grocery shopping and farmer’s markets.
Favorite compliant food? Brussels sprouts and avocado
Guilty pleasure? Too. Much. Coffee
If you were a bear what kind would you be? A friendly one :)
Meet: Chris Crockett
Born in: Alexandria, VA
What does TBYW mean to you? Highly educated and trained coaches working as a team to bring about real change in the level of fitness and well being of their members.
Favorite Exercise: Deadlift & working with Kettle bell-swings/cleans/snatches
Exercise you love to hate: Sled pushes!
What are your favorite activities when you’re not at the gym? Being outdoors as much as possible; camping, biking, kayaking and fishing. If I’m not outside, I’m inside binge watching sports or Netflix, reading or spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite compliant food? Pork BBQ
Guilty pleasure? Skittles
If you were a bear what kind would you be? Polar bear
Meet: Josef Brandenburg
Nickname: Lady Legs Brandenburg. My legs don't have much hair and a client pointed out how "lady like" they were, and, for some reason the name has been sticking.
Born in: Washington, DC proper
What does TBYW mean to you?
It's an opportunity to change the way fitness is done, change lives, work with great people and to be able to have fun at work every single day.
Favorite exercise: Pull ups
Exercise you love to hate: Bulgarian split squats (a.k.a. rear foot elevated split squats)
Least favorite exercise: Jogging. It takes so long, and makes my right knee swell.
What are your favorite activities when you're not at the gym?
Tickling my little baby girl. I love doing anything that makes her giggle.
How did you get into the fitness industry?
Being called "Blubber Thing" at summer camp as a kid got me fired up about figuring out how to get and stay in shape.
Favorite compliant food: Brisket and greens from Hill Country BBQ. Amazing!
Guilty pleasure: French fries
If you were a bear what kind would you be?
I'm not really hairy enough to be a bear
Josef was a contributor to the #1 Amazon.com bestselling book Results Fitness, and the author of several other books. He was also the fitness expert for the PCOS Challenge reality TV series and has been featured in The Washington Post, on ABC, News Channel 8, WUSA 9, and in newspapers coast to coast and is a contributing write for Active Life DC. He’s also received certifications through Precision Nutrition, ACE, NASM, FMS, CHEK, and the NCEP.
Meet: Matt Daniel
Born in: Slidell, La.
Nickname: The Beard of Fitness
What does TBYW mean to you? It means a place where people can hear the truth about accomplishing their goals. A culture of support, fun, positivity, enthusiasm, love and self love. Changing lives, while we change the way the fitness is done. Paying it forward and changing the world!
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts, pull ups & snatches
Exercise you love to hate: Burpees & sled pushes
What are your favorite activities when you're not at the gym? I love to live! Period! Cooking, adrenaline sports, making the most of life!
Favorite compliant food? Wet Beef Brisket with sautéed brussel sprouts, with blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits.
Guilty pleasure? Icecream!
If you were a bear what kind would you be? GRIZZLEY!!!!
Matt has been working in the fitness industry since 2009, and has received certifications from NASM, TRX, and has a degree in Kinesiology from The University of Maryland at College Park (fear the turtle!).
Meet: Madeleine Collins
Born in: Annapolis, Maryland
What does TBYW mean to you? Fun, health, community and FITNESS!!
Favorite Exercise: Hard style plank
Exercise you love to hate: Ropes
What are your favorite activities when you’re not at the gym? Painting, volunteering, dancing, spending time with friends and family and taking classes.
Favorite compliant food? Egg white with spinach and red peppers
Guilty pleasure? ICE CREAM! My parents decided to let me choose my own middle name. For years I was convinced they would let me pick “Ice Cream.”
If you were a bear what kind would you be? Koala
Meet: Erick Needles
Born in: Dade County, FL
Favorite Exercise: Curls
Exercise you love to hate: Anything with a power wheel
What are your favorite activities when you’re not at the gym? Cooking, Music, Watching Sports Center and Sleeping!
Favorite compliant food? Bacon
Guilty pleasure? Fried Food
If you were a bear what kind would you be? Winnie the Pooh