Does your gym leave you feeling like you’re left to your own devices to figure out the best combination of exercises to meet your cardio, strength-training, and endurance goals? If you need more from your club than just a bunch of weights set up and treadmills lined up by the window, then you’ll want to check out a brand-new motivational spot in Ashburn.
OAK Health Club, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, recently opened at the intersection of Route 7 and Riverside Parkway in Ashburn. Among its amenities are state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and extensive group exercise classes. Also onsite is Canopy, a cafe serving healthy meal options to eat in or take out, and Revive, a spa with massage therapy, cryotherapy, reflexology, and infrared saunas. The space has been designed as an open concept, with zones for fitness, recovery, and community.
To keep members on track with their individual wellness plans, the club maintain a holistic philosophy, offering personal health assessments with a dedicated OAK Coach, a myOak app to take your fitness with you, and access to a full-time registered dietitian who can create individualized nutrition plans, and a customized workout to use at OAK, at home, or when you travel.
And if you’re the type of person more easily motivated by group fitness, the OAK has several venues perfectly suited for your style. The Studio is home to the majority of their classes, the Performance Center is where you’ll find special programs, workshops, and events throughout the year, and you can take it all outside on the turfed backyard known as The Green. Select from classes including Zumba, cardio, rally, HIIT, boot camp, core, Pilates, yoga, tai chi, meditation, and more.
OAK Health Club was created by and is owned by AARP Services, Inc., a division of AARP whose purpose is to meet the needs of the aging population. Ashburn’s flagship location is overseen by senior general manager Don Bahneman, who brings with him 27 years of health and fitness experience. Bahneman pursued undergraduate degrees in athletic training and sports management in addition to masters-level work in Human Performance. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer, and holds more than 12 additional specialty training certifications in subjects, including corrective exercise, Russian kettlebells, bodyweight training, and nutrition. He also has experience as an author, contributing writer, TV show host, radio and podcast guest, and presenter, and develops training certification programs and resources for fitness professionals.
Advisors are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to chat and give prospective members virtual tours. The club is open Monday to Thursday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, including membership options, visit its website.
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