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May 9, 2009

GW Classic Pics

A couple of weeks ago, I was a vendor at the GW Classic 10 miler in Old Town Alexandria.  We had a really great turnout and I  talked to a bunch of runners about Muscle Activation Techniques™ .  After conducting range of motion evaluations  and performing muscle testing, it was amazing to see how quickly the runners responded to MAT.  Check out the photos from the race–hope to see you next year.

April 23, 2009

GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler

This Sunday, Restored Fitness will be sponsoring the 25th annual GW Parkway Classic in Old Town Alexandria. I will be providing complimentary on-site demonstrations using Muscle Activation Techniques™ and offering post race treats. If you’re looking to become stronger and more efficient during your training and improve your athletic performance, be sure to stop by to learn more about MAT.

Restored Fitness is also sponsoring the Junior League of Northern Virginia’s Stride for Success 5K Run and Children’s 1K Fun Run/Walk this Sunday in Fairfax, Va.

It looks like there will be good running weather this weekend—good luck to all you racers!

January 9, 2009


After graduating from James Madison University with a Computer Information Systems degree and two jobs in software sales, I knew the cube farm was not for me. I needed a career change. Caity Davis, my sister and co-owner of FitOne, suggested I try personal training part time to see if it might be a good fit. Since joining her team, I’ve enjoyed working with clients to achieve their health and fitness goals. Like poker, I went all in—and never looked back.

Since becoming a certified personal trainer in 2003, I’ve watched many of my clients experience pain—before, during and/or after working out. Although I knew many people deal with achy shoulders or sore backs, I began to contemplate the most safe, effective ways to train these folks. For those with bum shoulders, was I just supposed to avoid overhead presses? Altering workouts to avoid pain seemed simplistic and more like a short-term solution.

Just as I began to seriously grapple with these questions, my friend enrolled in a Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT) internship and raved about it. After explaining MAT and taking me through a hands-on demonstration, I was hooked and enrolled in the internship. After just one class, I saw how valuable MAT would be for my clients both inside and outside of the gym. It was just the tool I needed to help them maximize their training sessions and everyday lives.

After several years of practicing MAT, I’ve opened Restored Fitness LLC to continue helping clients prepare their bodies for exercise and a healthy life. I’m looking forward to beginning a dialogue with you on health and fitness. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have—and welcome to my blog!