Kyle has been involved in fitness since his high school days. After rowing at the University of Delaware, Kyle left the corporate world to pursue his passion in fitness. The avid triathlete and Crossfit competitor dedicates his time, both inside and outside the gym, to becoming an icon in the fitness community.
What makes your teaching style unique?:
I take a unique approach to anaerobic body work. Cardio does not have to be restricted to running and biking. You can lean your body while building muscle and enhancing your cardiovascular system. I make the body use itself as a source of nourishment for the muscles while creating lean body mass.
Tell us a little about the classes you teach. Who are they geared toward?:
My classes can be taken by anyone, however, you do NOT come to a class I am teaching and expect to 'breeze' through it. I combine Cycle, Abs, and High Intensity Training into a block workout. Each class build on each other. It is not impossible, but it does require dedication to the work you are about to do.
The Gauntlet, Friday Night Lights. Spin, Abs, HIIT
If you could change one behavior you see in class participants, what would it be?:
My classes are structured to be challenging no matter what your level of fitness is, but not impossible. If i could see one change in participants, it would be for them to speak up. I want everyone to benefit from the workout, so if there is someone who needs a modification, I have no problem with this. Many people are nervous to raise their hand and ask for help or a slight change. I rather see someone gain something from my workouts, not try to force their body into a potentially dangerous position.
Briefly describe your weekly workout schedule. Is it seasonal? How many rest days do you take each week?:
Not counting the cycle classes I teach, I workout 2 times a day 6 days a week. I will go to my Crossfit gym around noon, then get a second workout in towards the evening. Sundays are reserved for competitive barbell training. Between the Spring and Fall, I try my best to get about 7 triathlons in and 2-3 Crossfit competitions.
How do you recover from a tough workout?:
Stretch and protein! Simple as that.
What is your favorite Washington D.C. area outdoor activity? Share a favorite hike or run.:
Take the dog to the park. It is relaxing to be outside with my dog. The one time I don't need to worry about how heavy I am going or how fast I need to be. Most of my life is dedicated to fitness so its nice to do something else for a little bit. Oh, and country line dancing!
What is your favorite place in DC to get a healthy meal? :
I use My Power Supply for my meals, but if I want to eat out and it be "okay", I go to El Rey!
What do you like most about teaching fitness classes?:
I love being in front of a class and seeing how hard they work. Knowing the time I am putting in helps others maintain or achieve and healthier lifestyle, thats the best feeling!
Where and when can folks come take a class with you?:
I run "The Gauntlet" at Vida Metropole Mondays and Fridays starting at 5:30pm. I am also a SweatBoss at SweatBox DC. Tuesdays 6am, Thursdays 7pm, and Sundays 9am.