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MEET THE TEAM

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Founder 

ARYAN SIAHPOUSHAN

Aryan grew up playing a variety of sports, particularly excelling in tennis. He took up weightlifting in college while pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maryland.

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Although Aryan's career began in consulting, his entrepreneurial instincts and passion for fitness led him back to the weight room. After learning about the physiology and biomechanics of the human body to improve his own training techniques, Aryan worked at Gold's Gym for several years before becoming an independent trainer and creating Method Fitness.

He's determined to help others train more intelligently and sustainably while guided by a foundation of science-backed techniques – something he wishes he had when he first started lifting.

 

Since then, he has devoted countless hours in continued education and certifications and has coached 150+ clients across all levels, ages, and needs.​

CERTIFICATIONS

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NCSF Certified Strength Coach

NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist

ARC CPR/AED Certification

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MATEO MOORE

Director of Ops & Marketing / Personal Trainer

Mateo Moore is a certified NASM Personal Trainer and a long time student of the craft that is lifting weights with perfect form. Prior to his weightlifting and fitness career, Mateo was a long time Martial Artist training in 6 different styles.

Upon moving to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech and discovering there were no local dojos to continue his martial arts practices at, Mateo turned to weightlifting. It proved to be a smooth transition due to the similarities between the two disciplines, including perfecting form and the mental motivation required to keep pushing forward.

He's since immersed himself in learning more about exercise science and is passionate about helping others maximize their performance while minimizing injuries. Mateo has been with us since the inception of the gym in early 2021. Mateo enjoys sharing his goofy and playful attitude with all who enter the gym. However, this demeanor is tempered when it comes to moving with good form, Mateo will cue and correct every nook and cranny of your form so that you can move with the utmost confidence.

CERTIFICATIONS

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

ARC CPR/AED Certification

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THOEMAAS LOZIER

Director of Trainer Development / Personal Trainer

Thoemaas is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Prior to stepping into the fitness and health industry, he used to work as a professional chef. His aim was to nurture his relationship with food and hone his ability to bring others together to one table.

It is his strong belief that every client is a success story and it’s simply a matter of nurturing them to facilitate this actualization. Resonating within his nature is the duty to help and enrich the lives of others. With an abundance of flavor and zest, he’s perpetually cultivating the capacity and understanding necessary to assist anyone in living a more wholesome and meaningful life.

Thoemaas is currently pursuing his M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotions at Pennsylvania Western University. In his free time he coaches troubled youths by teaching them healthy habits and the fundamentals of diet & exercise.

CERTIFICATIONS

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

NASM Weight Loss Specialist

NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

NASM Stretching & Flexibility Coach

NASM Behavior Change Specialist

NASM Golf Fitness Specialist

NASM Virtual Coaching Specialist

NASM Group Personal Training Specialist

NASM Women's Fitness Specialist

NASM Senior Fitness Specialist

NASM Youth Exercise Specialist

NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist

ASTI CPR/AED Certification

JAMES HIGGINS

Director of Ops & Business Development / Personal Trainer

James is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has almost a decade of experience working in outpatient physical therapy settings, assisting diverse varieties of patients recovering from various aches and pains to surgeries. He has been practicing as a personal trainer since April 2019 and seeks to combine principles from physical therapy with personal training to help clients achieve their fitness goals and be the best they can be. He accomplishes this by placing emphasis on injury prevention, corrective exercise, and functional strength and conditioning.

 

Growing up, James practiced a wide variety of martial arts, including Tae Kwon Do, Judo, and Jiu Jitsu and remains passionate about martial arts. James continued this passion and continued practicing through college as he attended the College of William and Mary and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science with a concentration in Health Sciences. Since graduating, James focuses more on powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting for his own training. Always eager to learn more, James has earned additional certifications in different modalities, screening tests and techniques, and methodologies to provide the highest quality of individualized programs to each of his clients.

 

If there is a goal you have mind, James can help you achieve it.

CERTIFICATIONS

College of William & Mary - B.S. Kinesiology & Health Sciences

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

Functional Movement Screening Level 1 & 2  Certified 

Fundamental Capacity Screening Certified

Rock Tape - Certified Movement Specialist 

Rock Tape - Certified Kinesiology Taping Practitioner

Rock Tape - Certified IASTM Practitioner

Kinesics Human Movement Systems. - Percussion Certification 

ARC Basic Life Support

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DYLAN NOVAK

Director of Trainer Development / Personal Trainer

In addition to being enrolled in the Masters Program for Kinesiology at George Mason University, Dylan works at the institution’s SMART lab where he helps conduct biomechanics and exercise physiology research. Armed with this appreciation for science, and a fundamental understanding of human movement, he trains his clients with an attention to detail that allows for absolute optimization and efficiency. 

 

Prior to moving to Virginia for graduate school, he had been training individuals for 5 years - specializing in both sports performance, and injury rehabilitation (specifically shoulder and posterior chain dysfunction). 

 

His own training revolves around strength & conditioning for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and blending the different disciplines to allow for continued progress. 

CERTIFICATIONS

University of Vermont - B.S. Exercise & Movement Science

CFSC - Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1

AHA BLS Provider

EMILY PIETSCH

Dietitian Nutritionist

Emily is a Registered Dietitian whose passion for cooking drew her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Dietetics at James Madison University, and later a Masters in Nutrition & Genetics. Through her formal education she was able to understand how nutrition can be used to optimize one’s health and well-being. 
 

Emily was exposed to various types of research and was able to sharpen skills in personalized nutrition, understanding the importance of individual considerations and recommendations. 
 
She has worked in many areas in the industry, with a focus in medical nutrition therapy and disordered eating. Emily’s nutrition philosophy is that all foods can be part of a healthy diet, and her goal is to help clients reduce stress and guilt around food and become confident in their choices.

QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

St. Mary's University - Masters of Nutrition and Genetics

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Aidan Bio
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Aidan is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise (ACE). Prior to stepping into the fitness world, Aidan studied at the University of Maryland pursuing an undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and Physiology. As an individual born with a speech disorder, Aidan understands the hardships and challenges with overcoming adversity.

 

Through Aidan’s own personal training career, he was able to emphasize the importance and connection of the intersectionality between fitness and emotional health. He began his career with a focus in strength training and powerlifting, but has transformed his expertise to illuminate the benefits of mobility and function into workout programs. One of his training philosophies is to enhance the client experience both in and out of the studio, creating wellness goals with individuals he works with.

 

Outside of fitness, Aidan holds leadership roles in the National Stuttering Association and leads the DC Chapter of the Organization. He enjoys speaking with youth and providing representation to Black children around the DMV. A passionate advocate, he understands the empowering effect of vulnerability to create open discussion amongst those who identify with these groups. 

CERTIFICATIONS

University of Maryland - B.S. Neurobiology & Physiology

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Functional Movement Screening Level 1 Certified

Yoga Fit - Senior Training, Positive Psychology, Prenatal & Pregnancy, Anatomy & Physiology

ARC CPR/FA/AED Certified

AIDAN MARSHALL-CORT

Personal Trainer

DINH BUI

Shippensburg University - B.S. Exercise Science; Concentration in Human Performance & Fitness

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

AHA CPR & AED Certified

Personal Trainer

Dinh is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and began his training career in 2016 - since then he has coached a wide range of clientele, from Division 1 athletes, to general population individuals. He was inspired to pursue higher education in the health & fitness field because of his own athletic endeavors in his early years. Running track in high school, he was held back by different injuries and an overall lack of strength that hampered his ability to excel. He wished he knew more about strength & conditioning protocols, which led him on a pursuit to learn more about human anatomy & physiology. 

 

Since receiving his B.S. in Exercise Science, Dinh has transitioned from coaching D1 athletes in large group formats, to training individuals 1-on-1. He appreciates the deeper connections and relationships developed in this setting and values the opportunity to help others improve their quality of life. Dinh specializes in athletic performance, injury prevention, and mobility training, utilizing a blend of his academic research and hands-on experience to provide value to his clients. 

 

In his free time, he enjoys taking motorcycle rides, being outdoors, and working out. 

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ROB GRAVELINE

Personal Trainer

Rob began his personal, and ultimately his professional, fitness journey at 16 years old.  Graduating high school weighing 400 pounds, Rob decided to get into shape and lose weight, losing 210 lbs over the next 24 months. With such a drastic physical change, people began asking him for advice, during which he realized how much he enjoyed guiding others in improving their health, but he also knew he had to learn more.

 

During his time at Shepherd College, he earned his B.S. in Business Administration, but pursued degrees in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, ultimately leading him to receive his M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia. During his time at UVA he worked in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Adult Fitness, and acted as the Graduate Assistant for the Strength and Conditioning program, overseeing all non-revenue sports teams training programs.

 

Over his 30+ year career in the Fitness Industry, Rob has trained countless clients of all ages ranging from professional athletes to cardiac transplant recipients. He has acted in roles from Personal Trainer, to Fitness Director, to owning his own personal training and fitness company.  A few years ago he chose to close his personal training business and try something new in a completely different industry, but his passion for the fitness industry never left and now he is back doing what he believes he was called to do with his life.

CERTIFICATIONS

University of Virginia - M.Ed. Exercise Physiology  

ERGC Certified Personal Trainer

ERGC CPR Certification

RYAN ANDERSON

Personal Trainer

Ryan is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Growing up, he played a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, and soccer. His passion for soccer continued into college where he developed a strong interest in weightlifting and training to enhance athletic performance.

 

Originally from Pennsylvania, Ryan earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science from Gannon University. Prior to entering the health and fitness industry, Ryan pursued podiatry. Despite enjoying medicine, he wanted to focus on preventative and corrective methods through exercise. With his education, he has developed a foundational knowledge of human anatomy and kinesiology. Ryan’s passion is to provide the foundation and attention to detail necessary to help others achieve their fitness goals, and live a healthier lifestyle.

 

It is Ryan's belief that building better health doesn't stop with getting consistent exercise, but also addressing what you are fueling your body with. It is this mindset that drew his interest to pursue a speciality certification in nutrition where he learned both fundamental, and advanced, dietary concepts to help optimize performance. 

Gannon University - B.S. Sport & Exercise Science

NASM Certified Personal Trainer 

NASM Certified Nutrition Coach 

AHA Basic Life Support

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Personal Trainer

Evelina is a certified personal trainer and for over a decade worked in the American Embassy in Moscow where she was responsible for training a wide range of dignitaries and diplomats including the American Ambassador to Russia. Besides traditional weightlifting and fitness routines, she loves to include Functional and TRX Suspension in her workouts. 

Evelina is experienced in teaching clients from a wide range of fitness levels, from beginner to expert. She believes in the benefits of variety & motivation in fitness and by using a combination of disciplines, she ensures that every one of her clients receives an individualized, challenging, and fun workout.

Evelina will help you with your specific goals like losing weight, getting better performance at your favorite sport, helping with faster recovery and getting strength back after the surgery and PT and many other goals. 

EVELINA KAMALOVA

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CERTIFICATIONS

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

ACE Weight Management Specialist 

ACE CPR/AED Certification

NOAH D'ANGELO

Personal Trainer

Noah is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise. Noah grew up in an active family, participating in soccer, basketball and track throughout high school. His weight training started as early as eight to prepare the body for the toll sports can take. After injuring his knee, Noah was fascinated by the idea of using exercise to heal the body and improve function within day-to-day life. 

 

Despite starting his professional career as a mental health worker, Noah has transitioned his aspirations into personal training. From his degree at Penn State, Noah built a foundational knowledge of human anatomy and movement science. That education, paired with his passion to help individuals live a happier, healthier life, has led Noah to a career path that he has taken in stride.

 

Noah’s goal is to provide a friendly face, unrivaled motivation, and a strong base of knowledge to each and every client that walks through the door. New to the area, Noah spends his free time exploring the NOVA area for intriguing eateries, breweries, and entertainment. 

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NCPRF CPR/AED Certification

CERTIFICATIONS

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JEFF PETERSON

Personal Trainer

Jeff is a Personal Trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Growing up, he participated in sports including soccer, basketball, and hiking in order to maintain good health. Following injuries that limited his ability to engage in those activities, he became passionate about educating himself on proper strength training to help improve his joint and muscle function. 

 

Upon graduating from Syracuse University, Jeffrey's passion has turned to helping others improve their own health & fitness through properly executed and thought out resistance training. 

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM CPR/AED Certification

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ALEXANDER ELLIS

Personal Trainer

Alex is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Growing up, fitness was in the form of organized sports for Alex, specifically basketball. His passion for health & wellbeing continued in the form of strength training while serving in the United States Air Force.

During service, Alex sustained a handful of injuries and was recommended to begin resistance training to prevent anything chronic. He took it upon himself to become better versed in how to approach proper programming and exercise technique, and he experienced the benefits himself.

Alex is incredibly passionate about helping others meet their fitness goals, while feeling healthy & happy. His approach is to master the foundational movement patterns, working with comprehensive compound lifts, and supplementing with isolated exercises to hone specific areas.

CERTIFICATIONS

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

ARC CPR & AED Certification

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NOEL CARVAJAL

Personal Trainer

Noel is a big believer that he owes all of his success and everything that is good in his life to martial arts. His journey began as a weight loss journey that turned into a lifestyle after his very first sparring session at age 15. After nearly a decade of competition, and 30 career bouts, Noel followed the direction of coaching - he has helped train hundreds of individuals from professional athletes looking to make a name for themselves, to everyday people trying to find their inner fighting spirit and make healthy changes. 

Noel approaches training with an analytical mindset along with empathy for his clients. He is a heavy believer in conditioning and using evidence-based approaches to shape the skill set of his clients and that everyone is a fighter at heart. It is his passion to help individuals from all walks of life find their intensity for training and to achieve their health and fitness goals. You will always find Noel searching for ways to improve his coaching to bring the very best to his clients.

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

ARC CPR & AED Certification

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CHRISTIAN CHRISTOFFERSEN

Personal Trainer

Christian is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. After a career in the optical field, Christian wanted to transfer his interpersonal skills into his passion for health & fitness. 

 

Like many, his entrance into this field began with him seeking improvement in his own physical well-being. After seeing & feeling the positive effects himself, he began seeking further education in order to help others. 

Christian became certified and obtained a speciality in Senior Fitness, which emphasizes motor control, body awareness, and stability/balance training. He takes those components, as well as foundational strength training exercises, and integrates them in to his programming for all of his clients.

CERTIFICATIONS

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Senior Fitness Specialist

NASM Integrated Balance Training

AHA CPR/AED Certification

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