Daryl Pendleton, Kamp Pendleton / Photography by Jonathan Timmes

Daryl Pendleton, Kamp Pendleton
The chaos of NoVa living can leave area residents exhausted, unfit to be fit. Personal trainer and certified fitness instructor Daryl Pendleton operates Kamp Pendleton, a boot camp-style workout that offers a solution: discipline, structure and intensity, all in the name of fitness. Pendleton, who was first introduced to the world of fitness instruction after an injury that left him semi-paralyzed from the waist down, was inspired to create his Kamp after training at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego. His Reston-based play-on-words workout supports no-nonsense routines that sustain the few and the proud. Pendleton takes on the role of drill sergeant, but ultimately holds folks accountable for themselves: “‘It’s about you’ is what I tell my clients. You have to value your life! Combine this awareness with a structured program, nutritional information, compassion, motivation and the education to make this a journey, not a destination, and guess what? You’ve got success!” 1897 Preston White Drive, Ste. 100, Reston; 703-391-7388; www.kamppendletonva.com.—TP


Virginia D. Mitchell, Acupuncture & Bodywork Associates
With acupuncture, pins equal pain relief. Just ask Virginia Mitchell, who, after a decade in the field, has emerged as one of its local leaders. She turned to the alternative medicine after a personal trauma and uses the firsthand knowledge to more effectively treat clients. 1058 Trevino Lane, Herndon; 703-326-1255; www.virginiabodywork.com.—TP


Lifetime Fitness
Membership at Lifetime Fitness gyms in the Metro area affords such unique amenities as free lockers and towels, great childcare, 24-hour service and contract features. It’s their class selection, however—swimming, rock climbing, kung fu are only the beginning—that truly sets them apart. Multiple NoVa locations; www.lifetimefitness.com.—TP


Old Town Massage Center InC, and Spa Minerale
What’s the key to Old Town Massage Center’s success in treating stress? “In short,” owner Jette Hansen said, “we do not do cookie-cutter massages.” Same goes for Spa Minerale’s customized services, which promise to deliver balance and full-body relief. 3303 Duke St., Alexandria; 703-291-0134; www.oldtownmassagecenter.com; 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne; 703-729-8400; www.spaminerale.com.—TP


Kelli Jacob, Ashburn Pilates
Kelli Jacob, known to return the postpartum to previously petite figures, comes highly recommended. Claimed one enthusiast, “After having a C-section, I did not think I would ever feel my abs again. Today, I do.” 44081 Pipeline Plaza, #315, Ashburn; 703-729-1669; www.ashburnpilates.com.—TP


Kate Vickers, Bountiful Living Wellness / Photography by Jonathan Timmes

Maryam Ovissi, BelovedYoga
BelovedYoga’s Maryam Ovissi wants clients to feel, well, beloved: “We just don’t want to offer classes and then people leave, but create friendships with each other.” By putting people in touch with each other and themselves, Ovissi’s managed to created a thriving wellness community in an at times restless Reston. 11872 Sunrise Valley Drive, Ste. 101, Reston; 703-860-YOGA; www.belovedyoga.com.—TP


Kate Vickers, Bountiful Living Wellness
Sterling’s Kate Vickers offers NoVa residents a reprieve from dietary and digestive guessing games with expert nutritional guidance. Her broad wellness background, which includes certifications in holistic health, massage therapy and yoga, has lent her a following of more than a few loyal subscribers. Quipped one, “The proof is in Kate’s pudding.” 703-728-3421; www.bountifullivingwellness.com.—TP

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