Clarendon Fitness

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Photo: Pascal Laporte
Pascal Laporte, Owner

Several years ago Pascal Laporte, owner of Clarendon Fitness, was your typical overworked 20-something. "It was normal for me to work 15 and 16-hour days at my corporate job," he recounts. "I was overweight and exhausted when the doctor told me I was at risk for diabetes. Basically, I was a ticking time bomb as far as my heath was concerned."

Motivated to get in better shape, Laporte transitioned from the corporate to the wellness world, investing in several New York City-based gyms and assisting in the development of a balanced fitness system which led to his own weight loss of 30 pounds within a few months. In 2010 he opened the doors to Clarendon Fitness to help others achieve similar success.

Clarendon Fitness prides itself on balancing strength training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility and nutrition. Each client receives an individualized fitness program-designed and refined by multiple trainers-that takes into account their history and goals in order to safely and effectively reach health milestones, whether it be ongoing weight management or toning for a special occasion.

Clients can choose between private one-on-one training, group fitness programs or a hybrid of both. Even the group classes, though, are kept small (four to eight people) so that instructors can focus on individualized needs and proper form. "I can't say enough about my trainers," Pascal says. "They're held to standards that far exceed those of the average gym and they're a huge part of the reason that we're second to none in the area."

Pascal acknowledges the impact many transportation options-Metro, ART, Metrobus and Capital Bikeshare-have on his business. "I specifically chose this area because of its proximity to the Orange Line, providing great accessibility to my business by my target audience," he says. "Plus, if you're not within 15 minutes, via an easy transit option, you're very unlikely to make the effort to work out."

Photo: Clarendon Fitness

Pascal urges his staff and clients to garage their cars and either use alternative modes to get around or move in closer to where they work and play. "I love that I live so close to my business," he says, noting his one minute and 39 second walk from his apartment to Clarendon Fitness. "And, I'm constantly encouraging people to reduce their commute to live a better life."

Clarendon Fitness
2907 Clarendon Boulevard
703.465.0101
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14th Street Bridge
1783
Ballston Connector
271
Bluemont Connector
235
CC Connector
764
Clarendon EB bike lane
225
Crystal SB bike lane
99
Custis Bon Air Park
1375
Custis Rosslyn
1335
Fairfax EB bike lane
154
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
14
Key Bridge East
1407
Key Bridge West
600
Military NB bike lane
51
Military SB bike lane
46
MVT Airport South
3468
Quincy NB bike lane
326
Quincy SB bike lane
207
Roosevelt Bridge
268
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1339
TR Island Bridge
1786
WOD Bon Air Park
1933
WOD Bon Air West
2273
WOD Columbia Pike
1627
WOD East Falls Church
1760
Wilson WB bike lane
274

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400
Ballston Connector
248
Bluemont Connector
281
CC Connector
712
Custis Bon Air Park
727
Custis Rosslyn
425
Joyce St NB
102
Joyce St SB
17689
Key Bridge East
2536
Key Bridge West
1245
MVT Airport South
672
Roosevelt Bridge
182
TR Island Bridge
1332
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1217
WOD Bon Air West
1067
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837
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645

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