Synergy Health & Fitness Opens Doors to Federal Employees
Synergy Health & Fitness, located in Arlington, Va., has opened its door to furloughed federal workers during the current government shutdown.
Those with a valid federal ID only need to show their qualifications to a front desk employee, and in return will receive a free, two-week personal training membership.
As a part of the trial, those eligible will receive a fitness assessment, and access to the club’s newly-remodeled functional training center and small group training classes.
Located two blocks away from Court House Metro, a Washington metro train station, Synergy Health & Fitness is conveniently located for federal employees who commute from Arlington to D.C.
As a result of the government shutdown, Synergy Health & Fitness’ owner, John Johnson, wanted to extend the opportunity for stress release through exercise to all federal employees. “Our clients are very busy and a lot of them come here for stress release, in addition to the physical benefits of exercise,” explained Johnson. “Instead of going to a bar for stress release, we thought this would be a better way to deal with it.”
Synergy Health & Fitness opened in 2009 with a focus on small group and functional training. This focus became more evident in the summer of 2013, when Johnson remodeled the club’s functional training center to feature green turf and more functional training pieces of equipment, like TRX®. “It’s a much more fun environment to train in,” said Johnson.
By Rachel Zabonick