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Dr. Keith Schreffler has been in private practice in Arlington, Virginia, since 1998. His practice uses specific chiropractic adjustments to correct biomechanical dysfunctions of the spine and extremities as well as physical modalities for rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries. In this capacity, he is qualified to direct his patients in the areas of acute care, chronic care, training, rehabilitation and other health and performance-related issues. Dr. Schreffler is certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), dry needling and Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM).

Dr. Schreffler is a 1993 graduate from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate studies at Valdosta State University, in his hometown of Valdosta, Georgia where he majored in biology. Dr. Schreffler received his license to practice chiropractic from the Virginia Board of Medicine in 1996. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Virginia Chiropractic Association. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Schreffler contributes to the community in several ways. He has participated in two inline skating ultra marathons for Team in Training, raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Also, as a survivor of testicular cancer, he volunteers for the American Cancer Society using his experience to heighten cancer awareness. Schreffler Chiropractic also is a corporate sponsor of Skater’s Quest, the annual Skate of the Union and the former annual Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8K.

Certifications:

  • Active Release Techniques (ART):
    • Spine
    • Lower Extremity
    • Upper Extremity
    • Nerve Entrapment
    • Masters Program
    • Ironman Provider
  • Myofascial Trigger Point/Tender Point Dry Needling
  • Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM)
  • Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) Lower Region
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Professional – Levels 1 and 2
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM)
  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries by The Running Clinic

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Dr. Martin C. Donnelly has worked with athletes of all types and abilities, from endurance athletes and military service members to weekend warriors. His practice uses a variety of techniques to help clients achieve their personal health, fitness, and mobility goals. He aims to teach his clients to independently care for themselves and manage whatever obstacles may be affecting their performance and comfort. 

Dr. Donnelly received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland, and his doctorate from the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut. He has held teaching, clinical, or supervisory roles for the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia; D’Youville University, Buffalo, New York; Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus, Port Orange, Florida; and LIFE University, Marietta, Georgia. He was an early adopter of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) certification for back pain and supports the Choosing Wisely campaign of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) foundation.

Dr. Donnelly has been a preferred provider for the Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards cheerleaders, an emergency medical technician (EMT), and a Team in Training volunteer with homeless outreach organization Back on My Feet and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. He has been a guest speaker for the Medical Society of Northern Virginia, the DC Pretrial Association, the Department of Homeland Security, the IRS, Boeing, and General Dynamics.  

Dr. Donnelly has long-appreciated the value of exercise and fitness. In high school, he danced classical ballet at a pre-professional level and was a varsity gymnast. Now, he keeps fit by hiking and kayaking. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Dr. Donnelly currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, two kids, and their dog.

Certifications:

  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)
  • Graston Certified provider
  • Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM)
  • Diversified Chiropractic Technique
  • Cox Flexion-Distraction
  • Mckenzie Principles.
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Professional (CKTP)
  • Soft-Tissue Techniques:
    • Myofascial Release with an Active Component
    • Post Isometric relaxation (PIR)
    • Contract Relax Agonist Contract (CRAC)
    • Ballistic Stretching – forms of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Skeletal Facilitation (PNF)

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Wendy’s fascination with the human body began at an early age as a dancer.  She still marvels at the sophisticated design of this mortal vehicle and seeks to teach her students practical tools to enhance their life journey both physically and spiritually.

Wendy’s classes reflect her belief that properly aligning the body allows us to align with the universe and this alignment benefits both body and soul.  She offers students a slow flow of poses with an opportunity to slow down, stretch-out and re-connect with their innate goodness.  Wendy completed her yoga teacher training with Suzie Hurley at Willow Street Yoga Center in Takoma Park, MD in 2009. She is deeply grateful to the community at Willow Street for their support, encouragement and wisdom.

Wendy holds a B.S. in Physical Education and is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine.  She has been teaching, training and coaching yoga, fitness and wellness since 2002.

Certifications:

  • ACSM Exercise Physiologist
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • ISCA KettleBell Trainer
  • Willow Street Yoga
  • Les Mills Bodypump
  • Maddog Spinning
  • TSI BURN

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Kinsey Johnston graduated from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in 2016. She is absolutely passionate about massage therapy and helping others heal and live a life they love. She understands how debilitating injuries, stress, and persistent pain can be, and is committed to finding the best techniques and massage treatments for each individual person.

Kinsey grew up on a ranch in Colorado, and was first introduced to massage therapy after some back injuries from being bucked off a horse. She was fascinated with how massage techniques worked with the body’s natural healing process, but planned on going into a completely different career.
However, in her senior year of college she sustained her fourth concussion, and it changed her life.

Chiropractic care and massage therapy were major factors in Kinsey’s recovery, and she decided that what was really important to her was the ability to help other people banish pain and get back on their feet.

Kinsey never fails to see the results that patience and commitment to massage therapy and healing brings. She says, “I love the connections that massage fosters, and understand the importance of communication and collaboration in providing the best treatment.”

Kinsey’s specialties include:

  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Stretching
  • Prenatal/Post-natal
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Shoulder and Neck Pain
  • Post-concussion

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Pamela Lessard, a former communications professional, turned her love of exercise into a fitness- industry career in 2010. As a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, she brings passion and energy to her client sessions and classes each and every day, sharing her philosophy of staying fit in body and in mind. An avid adventure buff, Pamela has completed two Tough Mudder obstacle runs, one Spartan Race, two Civilian Military Combines, two Warrior Dashes and several other runs.

Certifications:

  • Personal Training Certification from American Fitness Professionals & Associates
  • Group Training Certification from Washington Sports Clubs
  • Level 1 Kettlebell Certification from International Sports Conditioning Association

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Caroline Merena is a certified Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) coach and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) personal trainer. She has extensive experience coaching new runners to any goal, from competition to just being able to run for fun and fitness. She specializes in helping her clients fit their running goals into their lifestyles. A 15-time Boston Marathon qualifier, she enjoys helping others qualify for and compete in this prestigious race.

As a middle distance runner and New York State 1,000-meter champion in college, Caroline gradually moved to the longer distances and has run 32 marathons including in Rome, Berlin, Paris, and London. She has won her age group in the National, Disney Wine and Dine and Charlottesville Half Marathons, but she also likes to mix it up with the occasional Krispy Kreme Challenge, Bourbon Chase and/or Ragnar Relay.

Caroline brings to her training programs extensive knowledge of everything from shoes and equipment to how to look like a pro at your first 5K. Her approach to running is simple: make it fun, and you’ll want to do it.

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Louise (Lou) has been a massage therapist in Northern Virginia since 1996, when she graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC. She continues to deepen her knowledge about massage therapy by studying different modalities, including neuromuscular therapy.  Through continuing education, helping clients, and practicing Iyengar yoga (20 years and counting), Louise continues to learn about the human body and all its amazing capabilities and adaptations. Louise strives to combine her various skills and techniques to benefit the unique needs of each client.

Massage therapy is a second career for Louise. She worked in the information technology field for 17 years prior, so she understands first-hand the toll that desk work can take on your body. Louise is grateful for the privilege of being able to help her clients in pursuit of their health and wellness through massage therapy.

Louise resides in Arlington, VA with her husband, adorable cat, and son.

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Quamel Prince

Quamel Prince graduated from Tennessee State University in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science. He specializes in helping his clients – especially kids – get fit and stay fit while building self confidence and motivation.

He is working towards becoming a sponsored athlete with the pursuit of participating on the US Olympic Team and currently runs for the District Track Club.

Quamel volunteers by working with college athletes to help them manage their time off the track and maintain a good GPS while performing at a high level on the track.

Honors:

  • 5 time Ohio Valley Conference Champion in the 800m
  • 2 time Ohio Valley Conference Athlete of the Year
  • 2017 Tennessee State University Athlete of the Year
  • 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships Qualifier
  • 2018 USATF Indoor Qualifier
  • 2018 USATF 5th Place Finisher
  • 2018 USATF Outdoor Qualifier

Melissa Roy has been running for more than 30 years and is a certified Road Runners Club of American (RRCA) coach. She has completed 15 marathons (including the Boston Marathon twice), numerous half marathons with age-group wins, 10-milers, 10K’s and 5K’s. She has completed a streak running a minimum of three miles every day for a year.

Melissa’s goal is to enable her clients to be the best runner possibles at any point in their running lives. Her passion is to keep her clients – whether beginners, three-milers, or experienced ultra-marathoners – motivated, healthy, happy and running at their very best.

Melissa also works in a run specialty store, so she can fit clients for the proper running shoes, choose proper attire for the weather, and help with nutrition, hydration, and fueling for runs and races.

Melissa draws on her own personal experience from running in every sort of weather DC can throw at us. She knows about motivation, or lack of it, and how to just keep on running.

Krista Schreffler is the owner and director of Skater’s Quest Inline Skating School, a certified Inline Certification Program (ICP) instructor, and a member of the Skate Instructors Association (SkateIA). She is also an ICP examiner, and as such, she certifies inline skating instructors around the world. She has been teaching inline skating for more than 24 years and has extensive experience teaching the new skater to coaching experienced skaters to successfully complete half, full, and ultra marathons.

Krista coached the inline skating team from 1998 to 2004 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program, in which participants raised money for and awareness of blood related cancers while training and completing the Athens to Atlanta Roadskate (38, 52, or 87 -miles).

Krista also co-developed the Fitness Inline Training (FIT) program for the ICP and wrote the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) Beginner Inline Skating Manual for PE teachers to incorporate inline skating into their curriculum. She is the director of the annual Skate of the Union charity event to benefit Special Olympics Virginia and DC Inner City Excellence.

She firmly believes that life is better on skates and loves to share her passion for inline skating with others.

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Maren grew up in Greenville, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001 with a BS in Financial Management. Maren has always been in the industry of helping others and she has found a passion in becoming a group fitness instructor after moving to Northern Virginia in 2009. Maren quickly developed an interest in TRX and has seen the results in herself with using the suspension trainer. Maren teaches TRX Group and Personal Classes and believes you can and will get stronger with practice and patience. Her classes are never the same and she will keep you energized through the entire class. She will make sure you have the form and technique down first and motivates you to push yourself a little more every time. Maren also is a licensed real estate broker in VA & DC.

Qualifications:

  • TRX – Suspension Training
  • TRX – Functional Training
  • TRX – Group Training
  • TRX – RIP Training
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor

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Becki Spiering has been an avid runner for over a decade, running her first marathon on her 26th birthday. Since then she has run over a hundred races, ranging from fast 5Ks to 50 mile trail ultra-marathons. While the marathon distance is her favorite distance, she thrives on helping others train for their races, no matter their goal or distance.

As a coach, Becki’s objective is to get her clients to the finish line feeling strong and proud of their accomplishment. She works with her clients to figure out how to fit training into the rest of their lives with knowledge, experience, and a healthy dose of fun.

Becki brings years of experience working with runners at every stage, from beginners run/walking their first 5K to runners shooting for a Boston Marathon qualifying time. Working at a local run specialty store, she can also help fit clients for the right pair of shoes and has knowledge of the wide array of options for apparel, nutrition, and hydration. Becki loves to run, and she loves sharing that passion with her clients.

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Lauren Trocchio is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics specializing in weight management and sports performance. Throughout her career she has worked in various clinical settings, including as the nutrition care manager at Ingleside at Rock Creek, as the MOVE! weight management dietitian at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center, and at the Washington Center for Weight Management and Research.

Lauren was selected as one of six participants nationwide for the inaugural Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program and as a result worked with athletes at the University of Michigan. She has extensive experience counseling endurance athletes, both recreational and elite. She is also the director of sports nutrition for the George Washington University athletic department.

Lauren’s approach to nutrition is steeped in practicality and science, and she works to develop an individual, sustainable plan for each client whether attempting a first 5K or a tenth Ironman. Having worked side-by-side with mental health professionals, she also incorporates concepts of mindfulness and behavioral understanding.

Lauren has a degree in operations research from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a dietetics degree from Eastern Michigan University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She is also a graduate of the International Olympic Committee’s Sports Nutrition Diploma Program. She is a continued member of the Coast Guard Reserves and enjoys participating in open water swimming races and triathlons.

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Ryan’s interest and passion for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) led him to pursue his fitness journey. He got his start by helping with boxing classes and then eventually worked with a strength and conditioning coach- leading him to see the value of personal training which eventually led to his decision of pursing fitness as a career. Ryan has nearly 5 years of experience training all fitness levels and ages. He specializes in boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai training.

His array of fitness related certifications include :
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE SCIENCE
   • Personal Training Certification, July 2015 – Present
   • Sports Conditioning Certification, March 2017 – Present
   • Fitness Nutrition Certification, April 2019 – Present
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE
  • Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist, March 2016 – Present
AMERICAN RED CROSS
   • CPR, AED & First Aid Certification, December 2014 – Present

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Phone: 703-465-1213
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