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Full Circle Fitness

North Silver Spring's Premier Fitness Studio
12844 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20904   

Come Full Circle with us. We will change your body, and your life.

Full Circle Fitness is a unique training facility that strengthens the body and empowers the mind by matching clients' needs with specialized trainers and training. We believe that incorporating a mind-body connection helps build a stronger, leaner and more powerful body. Our one-on-one sessions, group fitness classes and personalized nutritional guidance will help you achieve your goals.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Anyone stopping by the studio Saturday would have witnessed the filming of a new exercise video, Moving is Our Mantra, hosted by Full Circle co-owner Dorelle Laffal and Fitness Reinvented owner Mike Alaof. The video, expected to be available on DVD and streaming, will be released this winter, and features Full Circle instructor Sean Taylor, among others. Covering cardio, stretch and abs, upper body and lower body chair exercises, the video takes inspiration from Dorelle’s dramatic recovery from breast cancer. (Dorelle is one of few area trainers certified in this area.) Mike has successfully recovered from Multiple Sclerosis, and has unique insights into overcoming physical debilitation. Watch this space for further release info!

Boot Camp

Mon.,9 a.m.
Tues.,6 a.m.
Wed.,9 a.m.
Thurs.,6 a.m.
Sat., 8 a.m.

Mon. and Wed., 4:30 p.m.

Note: All boot camp sessions are an hour long. We will start additional Boot Camps for 4+ people, on request. (Email Coach Nix or phone Full Circle at 240-727-0096 for further information.)

Special Programs:

Our fitness program for cancer survivors is under way at several area hospitals. Similar to our past programs at Washington Hospital Center, the program partners recovering patients with Full Circle Fitness co-owner Dorelle Laffal. All Full Circle trainers have experience and expertise aimed at linking clients to individual resources that will best serve them. Full Circle facilities and personnel are focused on the crucial mind and body connection that fosters recovery and increases overall health.

TRAINERS: We still have space for certified trainers with an interest in joining our team of specialists. Email us here for more information.

Join Team Full Circle

Start training now for
Tough Mudder Poconos, April 25 & 26
Long Pond, PA

Tough Mudder events are ten-to-twelve-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. We're gathering a team of amateurs and seasoned pros to make our presence known at the Peacemaker. Watch the video below to see our awesome performance at the Tough Mudder event in Virginia June 14.

Tough Mudder features the most innovative courses, one million inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project.

See Outside Magazine's

feature on the Tough Mudder Training Plan created by Jim Nix, co-owner and trainer at Full Circle Fitness. Jim trains and mentors Weekend Warriors from all over the state for these exciting events.

Contact us to get started on your own training program.

Tape Away Your Pain with Kinesiology Taping

You may have seen athletes wearing brightly colored tapes on TV, at sporting events or on people out jogging. Have you ever wondered what that tape is for? Most likely the tape you are seeing is called Kinesiology Tape. Kinesiology taping is the application of self-adhesive cotton tapes that are applied directly to the skin. These tapes serve a variety of purposes. They can lift the skin which accelerates blood flow and increase the amount of oxygen to the muscles, reducing muscle fatigue.

Taping can help reduce toxins produced by the body during exercise. One of the most important effects of taping is pain reduction. Pain can be caused by a variety of issues; sore muscles, muscle injuries (bruising or torn muscle tissue), swelling and stiff joints are a few examples. A tape can be applied to virtually any part of the body that is in pain, allowing for greater mobility. A sprained ankle is a good example of how taping works. Once the tape is applied, you will be able to walk relatively normally as it prevents your ankle from moving into the painful position. Taping protects injured tissues without restricting mobility.

Movement is often the most important part of repairing damaged tissues. Movement can help alleviate pain however; people in pain tend to avoid movement. Taping may be viewed as a supportive device that restricts certain movements that cause pain and changes movement; providing support and relieving pain. Treating pain through either passive or active movement is one of the main tasks of physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and personal trainers. For more information on kinesiology taping or to try it out, call or email Troy C. Baacke at Full Circle Fitness.

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