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By Ellen Yates on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Since 1994, N2SHAPE has trained individuals of all ages and fitness levels to improve fitness, health and performance. In 2012, Virginia Elite (VAE) hired N2SHAPE to offer in-season trainings for its athletes. Since then, these athletes increased their strength and endurance, allowing them to go deep into the season while avoiding common injuries that their […]


By Ellen Yates on Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Monday 6 am – 30 min Spin & 15 minute Outdoor Cross Training Intervals.   Warmup with 30 minutes of indoor Spinning followed by 15 to 20 minutes of outdoor cardiovascular & calisthenic exercises from stairs to pushups.  Water bottle required and dressed for outdoors. Monday 615 pm – 45 minute Coaching Spin.  Ride to your […]


By admin on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I know many take statins and thought that you would interested to read its effects on exercise.  From Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fitness and Health e-Zine May 19, 2013 Statins Prevent Exercise Benefits? Statins, drugs used to lower cholesterol and help to prevent heart attacks, prevented exercise benefits in overweight and sedentary men and women. Participants […]


By admin on Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The Gold Team all started with fitness enthusiast Aaron.  In Aaron’s attempt to motivate (and it worked) other Spinners to do a 90 minute Spin on Columbus Day,  he challenged us by saying all that do it will be a part of the Gold Team!  Then, fellow Spinner Carolyn said, “But what about me?”  I […]


By admin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Changes to November  Anyone staying in town for Thanksgiving?  If so, there is a class pre-Thanksgiving on Wed, Nov 21 at 6 am and post-Thanksgiving on Fri, Nov 23 at 6 am.   Special Classes in November Training Ride – Wed Nov 14 530 am to 7 am – One week before Thanksgiving!  The instructor will […]


By admin on Sunday, July 29th, 2012

N2Shape’s September Program Classes in italics are held at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA. Classes in regular script are held at the Pilates Room,1489 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean, VA. Mon 6 am – Endurance – Even application of energy for sustained periods. 65 to 75% of maximal heart rate. Mon 630 pm – Endurance – Even […]


By admin on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Please review and look for your name.  If you need to make a change, please e-mail ellen@n2shape.com asap.  You must have a prior reservation and cancellation with 24-48 hours notice. Mon 6 am Spinning with Ellen at Tower Mon 10:15 am Group Training at Tower  – Neil,  Mirna Mon 530 pm Duo Training with Ellen […]


By admin on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

For your Kettle Bell Workout sheet that I created, Click Right here.  It includes pictures and descriptions.  You can do it!   Go through it once Do up to three times Do it for times and see if you can shave some time off each time you do it – less recovery time between sets […]


By admin on Sunday, July 15th, 2012

  Mon Group Training 10:15 am  Leisure Fitness with Michelle & Becky Mirna, Karen, Neil Mon Group Training 6:15 pm Tower with Susan Cris, Maryl, Katie Wed Group Training 10:15 am Leisure Fitness with Ellen & Michelle Dr. Rafey, Neil, Joan, Maryl, Mirna, Karen, Valerie, Fran Wed Group Training 6:15 pm Leisure Fitness with Michelle […]


By admin on Monday, July 9th, 2012

N2Shape’s July Spinning Program Classes in italics are held at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA. Classes in regular script are held at the Pilates Room,1489 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean, VA. Mon 6 am – Interval – Speed, tempo, timing and rhythm require.  65 to 92% of maximal heart rate. Mon 630 pm – Endurance […]