We are focused on delivering personalized and innovative training programs to each of our clients. Our trainers, staff, and instructors are always available to help you achieve your fitness goals and improve your overall health.
“ CLEAR YOUR MIND OF CAN’T”
Peggy Hayes has been in the Fitness Industry for over 35 years. She is blessed with the ability to compete in many different sports and at different skill levels throughout her lifetime.
She participated in ice skating, softball, track, surfing and running. While working at Golds Gym in Orlando, Florida she was introduced to the sport of bodybuilding. In 1998 she started competing in bodybuilding and placed 1st in Bodybuilding, Figure, and Physique! Her dedication to the sport has taken her to the NPC Nationals at age 51!
The love of sports, health, and well being is carried over into professional life. Her extensive knowledge, passion and drive to help others through her personal and professional knowledge is revealed in the success of her clients. Her experience includes: post surgery weight management, personal training, group fitness instructor, and Director of Aerobics, Spin, Step, and sports specific conditioning for high school baseball and wrestling. She has also had the opportunity to work with Olympic level athletes. Peggy was one of the first to bring Personal Training and Spinning to the Fredericksburg area and has Co-Managed a fitness studio.
Peggy’s motto is “Clear Your Mind Of Can’t“. This is evident in her enthusiastic approach to personal training and the energy she brings to every training session. From the beginner looking to learn a new sport, or beating diabetes, rehabbing after a surgery, weight loss, nutritional support, injury prevention, and all the way to preparing for a national level competition; she has been an inspiration to a very diversified clientele. Peggy’s goal is to implement a safe, efficient, and effective plan to accomplish her clients health and fitness goals.
Philosophy:A healthy body….a healthy mind for life.
Pam Horan has been training clients for over fourteen years. She has trained clients between the ages of 10 – 79 and worked with each person to develop an individualized exercise program to achieve their fitness goals. Always interested in sports, aerobics, and group exercises, her love for weight training quickly became a center piece of her fitness focus and fueled a desire to expand her capability in this area. She is committed to her clients and will give you 120% while helping you achieve your fitness goals.
Pam grew up in Lexington Virginia and graduated from Elon University in Burlington North Carolina with a B.S. in Business Administration. For 21 years she traveled throughout the United States and overseas with her husband who has since retired from the Air Force.
She is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to boat, canoe, whitewater raft, hike, fish, snow ski and golf. She loves sports and is a passionate Washington Redskins fan.
If you have any questions or are interested in starting a workout program, she is excited to help you with your near and long-term fitness goals.
Scott is in his 19th year as a Personal Trainer. Early in his career he was fortunate to have gained experience from DC United, the Washington Redskins, and the Washington Capitals. Simultaneously, he interned at a highly regarded physical therapy clinic and began his journey in fitness management. His style of training is a direct reflection of his experiences. While he focuses on progress and performance in his clients it is all done with a strong understanding of biomechanics and injury prevention. Scott sits on the board of NSPA, a national certification for personal trainers and is committed to seeing continued growth in the skill sets of trainers nationwide. Scott lives in Fairfax Station with his wife, daughter, and three pups and continues to play 3 soccer games a week and as much golf as his calendar allows.
Amy is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and certified Yoga instructor. She receive her Bachelors in Physical Education and Masters in Exercise Science from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Amy also teaches group fitness, yoga, and cycle classes. She specializes in training for strength and endurance, weight loss, functional fitness and whole body wellness. Amy currently enjoys Mauy Thai and BJJ, hiking, and cooking.
My name is Danny Benedetto, I am a 25 year old professional fighter from Virginia. I have had a passion for fitness and athletics my whole life. I played sports like football and track all my life, but it wasn’t till I was 19 that I started training martial arts. I began at the MMA institute, where I began training in Jiu Jistu, Greco roman wrestling, Mauy Thai and traditional western boxing. I am now 25 and since starting I have competed in several states and I am currently an undefeated pro in mixed martial arts. Since I do have a passion for fitness and I am also a fighter I wanted to combine the two and offer the members something they can’t get anywhere else. One on one time with a personal trainer who also specializes in mixed martial arts and self-defense. I believe I can help anyone and everyone reach their fitness goals and enjoy doing so, and I think what makes me a right fit for anyone is because I understand everyone isn’t a pro fighter. Some people have preexisting injuries or conditions and I always find a way to work around them and still help clients reach their goals.
I am a Certified Personal Trainer and US Marine. I have a strong passion for pushing people past their comfort zones to get them the results they desire.
For the past ten years I have been serving on active duty and training the nation’s finest for some of the most physically demanding job requirements. I have been fortunate to have trained people in extreme endurance, aquatic conditioning, martial arts, and combat conditioning and, while I understand these may not be your goals, I know I have learned valuable lessons I use in our workouts together.
Physically active since I was very young playing Baseball, Football, and Lacrosse I was taught the importance of staying physically active and maintaining an active life style. When I was 20 I was made responsible for rehabilitating and conditioning 40 people. While those men and women were under my supervision all of them increased their limitations in endurance, aquatic conditions, and overall physical fitness.
I am an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy going on long hikes and camping in the middle of nowhere. I have also made it a point to pass along these traits of staying active to my two children by taking them with me on some of my adventures. I also enjoy competing in different physically demanding events such as Spartan Races and Tough Mudders.
On top of my CPT, I am also a certified Lifeguard, Aquatic Conditioning Specialist, Martial Arts Instructor, Combat Conditioning Specialist, High Intensity Interval Training instructor, and TRX trainer.
I specialize in group boot camp style training, and also individual HIIT and strength endurance. My goal is to ultimately take my experiences and knowledge and benefit the members of Fitness 1440.
My outlook, or philosophy, is “you get out what you put in.” That means if you want results, I cannot “give” them to you. Rather, I will guide you and push you to earn those results. When you are home, I cannot tell you what to eat, but I will give you the knowledge how you can adjust your lifestyle and diet to best achieve your goals. I want every one of my clients to feel their best, look their best, and be their best. Give me all you can and I guarantee you will receive the same in return!
My name is Derek and my passion is helping people grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually into the strongest version of themselves. My journey began when I was 13. I wanted, and needed, a lifestyle change and I fell in love with the way the changes made me feel, including confidence in who I was. I have competed in powerlifting and bodybuilding and the lessons learned in each I can carry forward to guide my clients toward their desired results and a much happier, and healthier, lifestyle.
If you are ready to embark upon the journey to become the strongest version of yourself and dramatically change your life emotionally, physically, and spiritually then I am your guide. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and lets get you started on your amazing journey to becoming the best version of you.
Yoga is a full body, mind and spirit practice, providing a place for true self-knowledge to emerge. On my mat, I have learned to have patience, respect and love for my body, imperfections and all. I hope to help my students find those and other qualities within themselves.
Since my late teen years, I have always been interested in fitness, health, and yoga. I dabbled in yoga along with fitness for many years until moving to Maryland in 2003 and found The Yoga Center of Columbia. While there, I studied Power Vinyasa Yoga, Alignment based yoga and I also studied a little Ashtanga Yoga. In 2007, I moved to northern Virginia, where I continued to pursue yoga at the Health Advantage Yoga Center. While taking weekly classes, I signed up for Yoga Teacher Training and I received my instructor certification in 2008. I am registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT and listed as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. I have completed the Radiant Child Yoga trainings, level 1 and level 2. I am a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a certified group exercise instructor with Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). This is my second year training dedicated yoga students to become yoga teachers at the Art of Balance Yoga Studio. I am currently enrolled as a student in Beloved Yoga’s 300-hour teacher training program.
Yoga gives me the opportunity to tune in and get real with myself, to find out who I am underneath all of the noise. The more real I am with myself on the mat, the more real I become as I navigate the world. As a teacher it’s my hope to give my students the permission they need to find their voice, to practice with authenticity, finding and responding to their own inner teacher so that they may do the same in their daily lives.
My personal yoga journey began over fifteen years ago. The mat found me uncoordinated, out of shape, and physically unaware and out of control of my body. Over the years I dabbled in many styles from traditional Hatha to Vinyasa and Bikram, later cultivating a home practice heavily influenced by teachers of Anusara and Ashtanga. Over the years my yoga practice helped me to connect with my body, balancing and preparing me for new interests like running, weight lifting, and group classes. In 2015, at the urging of a friend and fitness studio owner, I became certified to teach PiYo Live and I fell in love with leading others, watching and hearing about the changes they felt physically in themselves. I longed to go deeper, beyond the physical knowledge, for both myself and my students and so I enrolled in yoga teacher training at Art of Balance Yoga, completing my 200hr certification in June 2017. Over the years I’ve also been certified in Kettlebell AMPD and Barre Above, and I look forward to continuing my yoga training in Beloved Yoga’s 300hr program this year.
I’m a certified group fitness instructor who has a huge heart for helping people! I love the excitement of seeing others push themselves, strive towards healthier living, and crush their set goals. My goal is to pass on my passion and love for fitness to everyone I meet and to encourage and motivate them into a lifestyle of healthy minds and bodies. I love love love interval training and most recently have sparked a huge passion for the graceful but intense, ballet-inspired, full body workout, Freedom Barre! I am a blessed wife and mother before anything to my amazing blended family of 6 daughters who are all very active in soccer, basketball and every after-school program there is. I do my best to live each day trying to instill good values and morals into my kids and also incorporate the importance of striving to always be the best version of ourselves as we can!
I have over 17 years of teaching experience in Group Exercise and over 13 in Personal Training. I am certified in a variety of group exercise formats. I hold a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and have worked as an adjunct professor at two local community colleges for over 10 years. I have taught for over six years as a fitness instructor for American Aerobics Association International -Internal Sports Medicine Association. Please come and share the value and lifesaving experience that exercise has to offer.