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Strive Fitness studio

Strive Fitness Studio is a community gym which provides an energetic, positive, and family oriented atmosphere in which to achieve health and fitness goals.  Our high quality and diverse equipment allows for all ages and fitness levels to meet needs and maximize potential.  Personal training is available from our team members with expertise in strength training, sports specific conditioning, as well as, weight loss through exercise, and injury prevention/rehabilitation.    Strive Fitness Studio is conveniently located near the Ballston, Bluemont, and Dominion Hills neighborhoods and steps from the Bluemont biking trail, so our community can enjoy the walkability factor, or easily accessible parking.  We STRIVE to make fitness accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Remy Story

remy Kim

Owner, Certified Personal Trainer

STRIVE FITNESS STUDIO is owned and operated by longtime Arlingtonian, Remy Kim. Remy’s love of all things health and fitness is deeply connected to his immigration story—an early commitment to survival, created a lifelong commitment to health. Re-establishing life in the United States and here in Arlington, he developed a passion for sports and outdoor recreation.

Remy took this passion to the College of William and Mary, quickly became a student athletic trainer, and earned a B.S. degree in kinesiology. His expertise with student athletes, allowed him to pursue a wealth of professional experiences, from Physical Therapy Assistant at Sibley Memorial Hospital’s rehabilitation unit to a principle management and fitness director position with Sport and Health in Arlington.

For the last nine years, with two fitness partners, he successfully operated Phoenix Fitness. Now, the pandemic years in the rear view mirror, Remy proudly offers STRIVE FITNESS STUDIO as a gym for the community, welcoming all people to strive for healthier living. His areas of expertise include sports-specific conditioning/fitness, as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation. Remy understands the lifelong benefits of achieving fitness goals. His experiences enable
him to connect with people—STRIVE FITNESS and Remy stand ready to assist you and your family on your health journey.

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Jennifer Ell

Operations Manager

Jen’s great passion is bringing health and fitness to my hometown of Arlington, VA.  Her goal is to provide the tools and support that you need to reach your health and fitness goals.   

She knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual. By providing support, accountability, education, and a personalized plan she hopes that each and every person who walks through Strive Fitness’s doors is able to achieve their target. 

She pairs clients and trainers based off of each individual’s fitness goals, scheduling, and any past/current medical needs.

Her educational background includes a B.A. in Global Health and Nutrition from George Mason University.

Open Sunday-Monday 5am-9pm

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