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Do you like group workouts that challenge you, really push you and motivate you to work hard?  Then Boot Camp is the program for you. 

 Boot Camp

Starts Tuesday, June 1st







Check out the article in The Hill Rag (.pdf   format) about AHA! Boot Camp!


The Word on AHA!

“My first six years living in the DC area were spent focused on my career. I was overweight, out of shape, and living off fast food when I decided that I needed a change. I wasn't interested in the gym atmosphere or the one-dimensional personal trainers they tend to employ, so I searched for a trainer who understood nutrition and whose approach to fitness went beyond barbells and machines. Thankfully I found Alicia and A Holistic Approach. We met at Starbucks to discuss her background and my goals, and I knew that she was the person I needed to help me get healthy again.

Alicia accommodated my schedule and worked with me outdoors since I didn't want to be trapped inside a gym. My endurance improved from initially jogging 1 minute /and walking 3 minutes to running nonstop for 45 minutes. Through several nutritional assessments my eating improved dramatically with little effort. Alicia and I worked together for almost two solid years before schedule changes and my move further into the suburbs made it impractical for us to continue, but her training helped put me on a path to lifetime fitness. I now workout 5 mornings a week at the gym, swim 4 days a week, and my eating is the best it has ever been. DC residents with fitness or nutrition needs should make A Holistic Approach their first stop.”

– John






Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts.



This Month's Tip:

Organic vs. Non-Organic

With the increasing price of food, many people have noticed “sticker shock” in the check-out line at the grocery store. Eating healthy has always cost more, and now it’s increasingly expensive. Eating organic, sustainable whole food has become a greater share of people’s household budgets. What should one do to balance eating healthy with not going broke? There are some food items that are not necessary to buy organic. These fruits and vegetables tend to contain the least amount of pesticides. It is critical, however, as with all produce, to wash them before eating or cooking them.

Here is the list:
• Asparagus
• Avocadoes
• Bananas
• Broccoli
• Cabbage
• Corn (sweet, frozen)
• Kiwi
• Mangos
• Onions
• Pineapples
• Peas (sweet, frozen)

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"A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise."

Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne



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Cancellation Policy for Personal Training Sessions
All sessions are scheduled by appointment. A 24 hour notice is required for cancellation, less than 24 hours and you will forfeit your session. Your one on one session is 60 minutes in length from the scheduled appointment time. If you are late, you will be charged for the entire session and will receive the remainder of your lesson only.


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