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I am so happy to be back at Bodymass Gym in Arlington for morning small group training sessions. The pandemic took a toll on me and while I participated in live virtual classes, I lost ground. I was reluctant to return but quickly rebuilt my confidence and began to see progress again! There are multiple things I love about Bodymass Gym 1) high-quality trainers with a keen eye for optimizing posture and form, 2) 4- week purpose-built routines, 3) supportive group participants, 4) gym dog- trainers who welcomed you in and supervised routines. I am a physical therapist and am selective about my providers- highly recommend Bodymass Gym!
15:51 04 Sep 22
Don’t skip this place / trainer and programming is on point. Owners are exceptional - this is the only and best place in the DMV for quality body composition DEXA scans
16:12 22 Jun 22
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15:35 13 Apr 22
They were very helpful
01:23 21 Feb 22
01:37 02 Feb 22
Great dexa scan
04:12 21 Jan 22
23:45 12 Oct 21
00:15 17 Aug 21
The staff here is great. They really help you tackle the exercises at your own pace while also making sure you get the form down pat. I really like the small class format as well.
14:36 19 May 21
17:19 17 Apr 21
One of the kind of gyms!!! Love the virtual and semi-private classes. The Dexa scans and nutrition packages are really helpful. I highly recommend them. The clean environment, no judgement, quality, and fascinating routines are really Good!
16:41 16 Mar 21
***2021 Update - still a member and still immensely grateful for this incredible gym and trainers. Bodymass has done a phenomenal job pivoting in the face of the pandemic, and is poised to rise like a phoenix from the ashes!If you just want to move your body and sweat, you can go to any flavor of the week "gym" to splat and WOD it up with your bros -- or be gawked at by the bros. You could also just light a bag of money on fire and achieve essentially the same outcome.Or, you could invest in yourself and change your life at Bodymass.Two years in to partaking in their "small group classes", I can, with a clear conscious, say this place is the best (the quotes around small group classes is because it's more like personal training that doesn't feel like personal training when you pay your credit card bill). The work put in at Bodymass pays dividends outside of the gym - more focus to make each day more productive and physically stronger in all of my other sports and just in life.Primarily strength training, every four weeks a new program begins that builds on the previous. Crafted to be useful for all abilities from the person who has never picked up a dumbbell to the pro power lifter, no one should ever say, "ooooo weight lifting isn't for me". The HIIT classes are 30 minutes of heavenly hell that really kick things up a notch. Nutritional coaching, body composition monitoring, and in-house physical therapists that ACTUALLY get your problems fixed rounds out their offerings and majorly sets them apart.Check out Bodymass, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain - speaking from experience!
18:12 05 Mar 21
19:38 09 Feb 21
My husband and I have been Bodymass members since the beginning, and quickly grew to love the sense of community surrounding the gym, which is due in large part to the care and thoughtfulness of its owners Kris and Virginia. In addition to surrounding their clients with amazing trainers, they put a true focus on formulating workouts around form and enhancing mobility, which is so often overlooked in traditional gym/group training settings. Since relocating outside the DMV area, we have utilized their virtual services enjoy staying connected to the gym and have yet to find comparable trainers where we are now. Virtual personal training during COVID has been a lifesaver!
00:18 01 Oct 20
Bodymass is an exceptional gym!!! The trainers are amazing. They are kind, knowledgeable and attentive to your form while working out. They provide immediate feedback during each workout and do a great job demonstrating the exercises and the technique do(s) and don’t(s). Aside from their great team of trainers, this gym offers multiple services that other gyms don’t and is an amazing community. I highly recommend!
11:36 15 Sep 20
I get my dexa scans with Megan. Great experience every time.
23:15 12 Sep 20
Bodymass is an awesome little gym for strength training. My fiancee and I were newbies to lifting, and have always been very intimidated by big gyms. Bodymass is a small team atmosphere where we got a lot of hands on training from great coaches. We've been members for more than a year, and have loved every class!
21:04 19 Aug 20
We live in Albuquerque, NM and have been doing BodyMass Virtual since May. LOVE it! We've recommended it to everyone!! It's terrific. Thank you Virginia, Kris and all the team.
18:21 19 Aug 20
Great gym where you can get a personal training experience in a small class setting that wont break the bank. The trainers are great, helpful and very personable. Don't be intimidated all fitness levels are welcomed with open arms. Give them a try from home during covid with their virtual classes or if things are normal again do what I did and try out of few Build classes in person. I think you will be back after your first time.
23:54 13 Aug 20
T Rios (Twiffie)
15:57 11 Feb 20
Friendly staff. Well organized.
16:09 08 Feb 20
Great gym and even better community! I came to Bodymass after moving to the area and I was looking for a gym that offered strength-based classes. Having trained at a commercial gym for a couple years, I wanted a place that would provide training structure/instruction to progress my strength while minimizing injury. Bodymass has done all this and more.I have joined a phenomenal community here where I feel welcome and encouraged everyday. I've personally gotten to know many of the members as well as the coaches and it's been so rewarding to see both my progress and the progress of others. There are people from all fitness background, beginner to advanced, so I can always find someone pushing me to become better.I workout at both the Arlington and DC locations; they are both excellent.Thanks Bodymass!
01:23 29 Oct 19
I took 4 classes here through Classpass, the staff aside from 1 person came across as cold or condescending. Aside from that in one class we did a circuit consisting of shoulder press, curls, rows and squats we were told if we dropped the weights we would have to do 50 pushups, during this circuit I felt an unusual pain in my left bicep but still decided to push through the circuit which has still been lingering several days after the workout. This approach is unacceptable and is inviting people to get injured as people should feel comfortable taking a break if they are feeling fatigued or if something doesn't feel right.Conclusion: I would not recommend Bodymass if you are a novice to weightlifting or if you have a history of injuries or mobility issues. Some of the exercises and warm ups are pretty advanced so you would struggle with the workouts. If you are looking for group fitness classes in the dc area there are a lot better options for gyms which are beginner friendly with a warmer staff and environment.Please disregard the owners comment on the bottom about the open house I originally planned to go to it but after my poor experience at my last workout I canceled it and will not be attending it and don't have any plans of giving Bodymass another chance.
22:03 28 Oct 19
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05:44 04 Jul 19
Went in for a DEXA Scan and RMR test, and I was impressed with how knowledgeable and helpful the staff were, particularly Nick who ran both for me and went over all my results thoroughly and clearly. Highly recommend!!
18:35 16 May 19
Great gym with a great fitness philosophy/methodology. It is apparent that they put a lot of thought into their programs. They offer three main programs: Build, Blast, and Burn.Build: Strength training focused on "the big lifts". The class begins with a warm-up and accessory exercises to compliment the big lift of the day (bench, squat, deadlift, shoulder-press). It's all very well put together and really helps develop the lift. There is no HIIT in these classes, but the pace does elevate the heart rate and provide some cardio benefit. They work on 4-week cycles and each cycle uses some variation of the big lifts to keep it fresh.Blast: This is Bodymass's HIIT workout. It's not the most challenging HIIT class out there but it allows room for variation if you want more or less of a challenge. I was always able get a quality workout. Like "build" it's well thought out and serves to compliment other lifts and produces a result greater than the sum of it's parts.Burn: A 30-minute cardio session. Can be a very challenging explosion of cardio output. Because of the fast pace of the class the quality of the session is more dependent on the trainer running it than their other offerings. Sign up for Virginia's classes for some of the best-run cardio workouts in the area.Bodymass incorporates a great deal of evidence-based methodology in their programs. They also offer DEXA scans, RMR tesing, body composition challenges, and individual training. It was really cool to get DEXA scans before and after 6 intensive months of lifting. I subjectively felt I made progress, and also saw my results quantitatively. Would definitely recommend this gym.
13:37 09 May 19
04:18 09 May 19
I highly recommend Bodymass for training and body composition testing!
02:54 23 Apr 19
This is the best workout studio I've ever been to! All of the instructors I've had have been great, helping me with my form and answering any questions I have. I highly recommend, especially if you want to work on your form or start building muscle.Their high intensity class called Burn has almost made me puke a couple of times, but afterwards I felt great! If you're looking for a great high intensity class with a little bit of strength building that's the class for you! It's only 30 minutes but it'll make you work harder than any other 45 minute or hour long class I've taken.I recommend their Build classes for anyone looking to perfect their form and increase overall strength.You can purchase class packages through them or find some of their classes on ClassPass.
13:17 21 Mar 19
Wow, where do I begin. First, Bodymass is the best gym I have ever been to, period. That says a lot coming from me as a TV host, sports anchor and reporter I have lived in six states and two countries and come from a very athletic family. What makes Bodymass stand out among the rest is the owners Virginia Kinkel and Kris Peterson. They are the most knowledgeable trainers I have ever worked with. Having covered professional athletes for 15 years and my brother is a former MLB pitcher, I have always had access to the best resources and I can tell you Virginia and Kris are the real deal. Not only are they experienced trainers, but they care about their clients success. This is not like other gyms I have gone to where the coaches are not monitoring proper form. They also make sure you activate the right muscles during active warm-ups and are very knowledgeable when it comes to injuries and prevention. The best part is the entire team at Bodymass are kind people and so are the members. The gym environment is very supportive, and not intimidating at all. I feel like it is family atmosphere every time I walk through the front doors. There is a reason Bodymass has top rating reviews. I am telling you, you won’t find a better gym.
02:41 05 Mar 19
18:57 05 Oct 18
Awesome gym that looks the size of their classes and provides a good amount of individual attention you. Their workout programs leave you feeling great.
21:22 25 Sep 18
This is an amazing little gym in Arlington. The staff is super friendly....all of them! That’s unheard of at a gym. They work with individual needs and in intimate class sizes. Make sure to ask for CHASE!!!!
00:11 17 Aug 18
Thank you Bodymass for a wonderful class. All staff members were very helpful and friendly. Class was challenging and Virginia was very encouraging and always corrected form.
20:48 07 Aug 18
Awesome crew of trainers!
19:51 22 Jul 18
Tough but caring
15:31 23 May 18
I loved my time at this gym! Great facilities, amazing staff and instruction! Thanks ya'll!
23:00 15 Apr 18
20:43 04 Mar 18
Dr. Kyle Paxton
15:20 11 Feb 18
Bodymass Gym is an awesome facility. Their classes are so much better than the standard "HIIT" classes you find everywhere. They not only have a class that uses barbells (which is impossible to find) but the supervision by the owners and other trainers is top notch. They are constantly making sure you are in perfect position and pushing yourself!
15:15 11 Feb 18
Awesome gym with personalized attention to your specific needs. The owners are wonderful and highly motivating.
17:41 01 Feb 18
Kris and the rest of the staff here are really great. Real sense of community at this gym, without any egos or machoness. Small class size and killer workouts every time.
13:00 13 Jan 18
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18:13 04 Dec 17
Highly educated and energetic trainers that keep the workouts fun but also effective.
00:55 26 Aug 17
Great gym with an excellent staff. The small group classes are much more individualized than many other fitness studios. I've never had a bad class or instructor here.
15:50 19 Jun 17
Virginia trained me a few months ago. I was able to accomplish my goal (and more!) thanks to her knowledge and guidance. The gym is clean and bathrooms are impeccable. Friendly ambiance.
01:47 21 Mar 17
By far best coaches, classes, and environment in the entire DMV! Virginia and Kris (the business owners) genuinely care about everyone who walks through the doors well being. Nothing but good vibes.