Health and Wellness Coaching

Personal trainers improve client’s physique and endurance while encouraging other healthy behaviors such as diet and nutrition. Nutritionists explain how to eat healthy. Doctors and psychiatrists prescribe medicine. Psychologists and therapists improve mental health. But sometimes there are gaps in between these segments of well-being, and having a different person for each life aspect can [...]

Welcoming Samantha Smith to the Personal Training Team!

Welcoming Samantha Smith to the personal training team! While Samantha has been teaching group fitness classes at the club for several months, she is now expanding her presence as group fitness director and personal trainer. A Grand Rapids, Michigan native, Samantha grew up in an active household. Throughout grade school she played all kinds of [...]

The Powerlifting World at Rock Creek Sports Club

What is powerlifting? Powerlifting is the sport of lifting things up and putting things down, right? Sort of. While lifting large weights is the basic idea in powerlifting, it is far more complex than that. Powerlifting is extremely demanding and taxing, both physically and mentally, and involves more than just picking something up. A powerlifter [...]

RCSC employees Dominated at The Test of Einherjar

  Rock Creek Sports Club employees dominated at The Test of Einherjar at Viking Performance Training competition this past weekend in West Virginia! Personal Trainer, Devin Knox, won Best Overall Lifter and Best Powerlifter. Receptionist, Emily, placed 2nd in her weight class and earned 3rd best overall powerlifter. Maintenance staff, Gino, won 1st in his [...]

Meet the New RCSC Personal Trainer Angelica Davila!

We are excited to announce the addition of Angelica Davila to the RCSC personal training staff! NASM-certified, Angelica will complete her B.S. degree in Exercise Science this May. She also holds a Youth Sports Coaching certificate and has trained youth sports teams for the past two years, as well as clients of all ages. Angelica [...]

Donate Leftover Halloween Candy

Once again, Rock Creek Sports Club has the answer to leftover Halloween Candy! Bring it to the club through Monday, November 7th, and we will have the candy sent to Operation Gratitude for distribution to our veterans, troops and first responders overseas. Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and [...]

RCSC Breaks World Record

Exciting news from this past weekend's 100% Raw American Challenge Powerlifting competition! Rock Creek Sports Club member Bibi Campos Seijo broke the WORLD RECORD for deadlift, ages 40-44, weight class 148, with a lift of 321.7 lbs! Bibi's RCSC trainer, Devin Knox, also competed. Not only did Devin PR in deadlift (633 lbs) and bench [...]

Why We’re Celebrating International Pilates Day!

We know you’ve heard about Pilates, but do you really know what it is? Let’s start by quickly dispelling a couple of misconceptions: -It’s not just for women. -It’s not just for young, fit people. First of all, just the history of Pilates, throws these misconceptions right out the window. It all began with Joseph [...]

Member Spotlight: Jeanne Liu – Powerlifter

When Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer Zach Tolchin spotted member Jeanne Liu at the gym - he noticed her commitment to hard work . However, he also noticed that her workout routines were... "a little all over the place."  So he offered her a orientation session and a  couple of things became obvious right [...]

Men – It’s Time You Check Out Broga

Dear Dudes: Want to be stronger? Want to be less susceptible to injury? Want to reduce anxiety, stress, and pain? What if we told you can do all that with Yoga? Don’t stop reading yet! Let us tell you about Rock Creek Sports Club’s “Broga Class!” Broga Wednesdays 6:00am -6:45am First of all, clear your [...]

Nutrition Plan Personal Trainer Devin Knox Follows for Gains

You’ve probably seen Rock Creek Personal Trainer Devin Knox  training in the gym, either working on his own strength gains, or encouraging others to push their own limits. Have you ever seen him do a heavy squat and wonder, “what does he eat?” Devin follows an online eating plan created for him by Avatar Nutrition, [...]

Purée Juices Available for pick-up at Rock Creek Sports Club

Is your New Year’s Resolution to add more fruits and veggies into your diet? Good news! Purée Juices now available for pick-up at Rock Creek Sports Club! Purée is Washington DC area's only 100% organic, raw vegan, fresh, cold-pressed juice bar. You can find everything from Green Goddess Juices and Ginger Lemon-Aid to Cashew Choco [...]

Devin Knox and Rock Creek Sports Club are Proud to Be Drug Free!

Like any sport, there are competitive weightlifters who —unfortunately — try to gain an edge by using performance enhancement drugs. Often it's athletes like these that give the sport and its athletes, a bad reputation. However, as RCSC Personal Trainer Devin Knox will tell you, weight lifting and building strength is all about commitment and consistency [...]

RCSC Trainer Jean Simmons and Women of the N Street Village Answer the “#Gimmefive Challenge”

Check out this video below created by RCSC trainer Jean Simons in response to Michelle Obama's ‪#‎Gimmefive‬ challenge. Some background first  as told by Jean: I’ve been teaching an exercise class to homeless women at N Street Village for the past five years. This summer, as part of the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move, Michelle [...]

Halloween Spin Class this Saturday!

Join Marge for a Halloween-themed spin class this Saturday at 10 am! Sweat to Halloween tunes, wear an optional spin-appropriate costume, and possibly enjoy a post-workout treat!

VersaClimber – Now at Rock Creek Sports Club!

We are so excited to announce that Rock Creek Sports Club is now home to a VersaClimber! What's the big deal? Well, this awesome piece of workout equipment mimics climbing a steep wall, hill, or mountain,  working against gravity, giving you a total body workout while increasing aerobic capacity. Don't worry if you think it [...]

FUNDRAISER for Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative

Please join us for a FUNDRAISER on Monday, November 9th 2015 for Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative. 8:30-10:30 am and 5:30-7:30 pm Meet Wendy Santis, a RCSC member and Executive Director of Footwork, and learn about “podo”. Podoconiosis, “podo”, is a form of elephantiasis or swelling of the lower leg triggered by prolonged exposure to certain [...]

Gino, Devin and Ashleigh at USAPL Raw Nationals!

Best wishes for a successful competition at the 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals to Gino Panamino-Castro, trainer Devin Knox (of Knox Power Company) and Devin's sister Ashliegh! Gino lifts tomorrow (Oct. 15), Ashliegh lifts Friday (Oct. 16) and Devin hits the platform Sunday (Oct.18). Follow the events with this link to live streaming: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/usa-powerlifting.html

Bonus Cardio Dance Classes on Monday and Tuesdays in October!

Dance-A-Thon

Teen Yoga is Back!

TEEN YOGA IS BACK! October Special: 6 classes for the price of 5! Sedentary students and active athletes alike--you can benefit from yoga in more ways than you may know. Sundays at 1:30 pm starting Oct. 4, join Ms. Jay for an hour of flexibility training, breathing practices, and learning how to decompress from the [...]

Pilates 101

What comes to mind when you think of Pilates? Here’s a couple of common responses we’ve heard: “Oh, it’s kind of like yoga right?” “It’s some sort of exercise that women like.” “It’s that exercise for dancers, you know, the flexible type.” Well, let us tell you, it’s not just for women, it’s not yoga, [...]

Why You Need RCSC’s New Restorative Yoga Class in Your Life

You’re a hard worker, both on the job and at the gym. That can add up to sore muscles, stress and fatigue, quite possibly leading toward burn-out.  Avoid it with our newest class at Rock Creek Sports Club – Restorative Yoga. Instructor Hannah Leatherbury says the class, which could also be called Cool Down Yoga [...]

Help RCSC Clean Up Rock Creek Park this Saturday!

Join Rock Creek Sports Club,  Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service, as we remove invasive plant species and pick up trash from Rock Creek Park this Saturday! When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please arrive at 9:45.   Location: Volunteers will meet at Rock Creek Sports Club, 8325 Grubb [...]

Help RCSC Trainer Raise Awareness and Funds for the Guthry-Jackson Foundation this Weekend!

A few weeks ago, Rock Creek Sports Club Trainer, Craig Klein shared his story with the RCSC Community. Craig was recently diagnosed with NMO (neuromyelitis optica), an incurable autoimmune disease. "This is a recent diagnosis that will remain raw for some time, but a sense of debt and enormous gratitude drive me to focus on raising [...]

June’s FREE 15-minute clinic – Boxing!

June's FREE 15-minute clinic - Boxing Martie and Kolon will help you learn boxing skills to improve your fitness. Sundays at 11am, Tuesdays at 6pm and Thursdays at 9am. Sign up at the front desk - space is limited.

Memorial Day Hours

Help RCSC Trainer Raise NMO Awareness

Today's Post comes from Rock Creek Sports Club Trainer Craig Klein. You ever notice that people care more about you than you care for yourself? I feel it and see it each and every day, but it is a struggle to accept. I have NMO (neuromyelitis optica), an incurable autoimmune disease. This is a recent [...]

RCSC is joining the fun of Red Nose Fund Day!

Wear a Red Nose purchased from Walgreen's next Thursday, May 21, and you will be eligible to win:  A package of 1-month membership, 1-hour Personal Training and 30-minutes Pilates Reformer! Guests will be free all day! Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by [...]

Retirement: What’s Up! Free Seminar May 31

New Wednesday Night Format!

Rowing 101

If you follow us on Facebook, you know how excited we were to introduce two new Concept 2 Rowers to the gym, earlier this month!  For those of you are not familiar with rowers, or haven’t thought about adding them into your regimen, we’re here now to tell you about all of their amazing benefits! [...]

Self-Care Strategy Session with Dr. Jattu Senesie

Do you wish you had more time in your schedule to take care of yourself? Do you feel your life needs to be different but unsure how to make the necessary changes? Sign up for a Self-Care Strategy Session with Dr. Jattu Senesie, Thursday, April 23, 6-7pm. This event is limited to 10 participants so [...]

Gym Hours Friday March 6

RCSC will open at 9am tomorrow, March 6. We expect normal operating hours for the rest of the weekend. We can't wait to see all of your smiling faces and work out with you!

Closing at 10AM – March 5

The snow is coming down hard and fast! RCSC will close at 10am today. Stay safe and warm!

February Free 15-Minute Clinic – Bulgarian Sandbag

Capitol Communicator Features RCSC Member Debra Silimeo

Here at Rock Creek Sports Club we love to share news about all the of the amazing accomplishments of our members, both inside and outside the gym! Just recently,  Debra Silimeo, member since 2002, was profiled in the e-magazine Capitol Communicator for her outstanding achievements in the communications field and as the executive vice president [...]

November FREE 15-Minute Clinic – TRX

Hurry and Sign-Up at the front desk! Space is Limited!

Introducing Our New Community Partner: Causey Mansion!

Former club members Jan Broulik & Joe Phillips are fulfilling their dream.  They have sold their home here and purchased a Bed & Breakfast in Milford, Delaware, the Causey Mansion!  (Check out the Website: www.causeymansion.com/) Milford is 100 miles from RCSC and is located about 24 miles north of Rehoboth Beach and 17 miles south of [...]

July 4th Hours at Rock Creek Sports Club

Rock Creek Sports Club – Powerhouse of Power Lifting!

Congratulations to the Power lifters of Rock Creek Sports Club!  Four Rock Creek Sports Club employees and three members competed in the USAPL Colosseum Push/Pull Challenge Saturday, June 14, 2014, with spectacular results!  Held in Columbia, MD, RCSC participants broke personal records and walked away with four medals!  Personal Trainer, Devin Knox  A strength and [...]

Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer Robert Giles Recognized for Excellant Teaching Skills

We are very proud and excited to share some very excellent news! As some of you may know Robert Giles, one of our personal trainers here at Rock Creek Sports Club is also a History teacher and football/baseball coach at John F. Kennedy High School. It comes to no surprise to us, that his students [...]

Move Well Fit Academy holds CPT classes at Rock Creek Sports Club

Obtain your personal trainer certification! Rock Creek Sports Club is proud to be the training ground for Move Well Fit Academy! Move Well Fit Academy has partnered with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to provide training and education to aspiring fitness professionals in Washington, DC area who are seeking the Certified Personal Trainer [...]

“Tales from our Near Future Book” Signing with Jackson Coppley!

Join us at Rock Creek Sports Club on June 23 from 5-7pm for a “Tales from our Near Future Book” Signing with Jackson Coppley! Jackson Coppley has always loved to tell stories. “"I used to make up stories for my kids when they were little," Coppley says. "And when I was dating my Ellen, I [...]

Benefits of the Bench Press

The Bench Press is the most popular lift in the gym. It's the upper-body exercise that lets you lift the most weight and builds upper-body strength like no other exercise since it activates so many muscle groups in the upper-body. These muscles include the pecs, deltoids, triceps, forearms, hand muscles and abdominals. If done correctly, [...]

April’s Happy Hour Workouts

Join the Rock Creek Sports Club team at the Merrell Down & Dirty Race!

Join Hector and the rest of the Rock Creek Sports Club team at this year's Merrell Down & Dirty Race, July 13, 2014 at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, MD. This obstacle-climbing, trail-blazing race comes in two sizes - 3 miles and 6 miles, plus a kid's race for ages 4-13.  Sponsored by Subaru, this [...]

Join Hector’s Run Club!

 It's back!  Starting April 2, Hector will once again lead a 5K every Wednesday at 7 pm through Rock Creek Park. Members and non-members are welcome!  Runners will be timed, to help you gauge where you are at with your training (or just for fun!) and afterward we'll provide water and snacks to refuel. Also [...]

New & Improved Class Schedule!

Check out the new look of our Group Exercise schedule! We are in the process of transitioning to a new software program called "MotionVibe" which will ultimately give you, our beloved members, more ways to interact with your favorite instructors, receive news about your favorite classes, and more easily reserve a spot in class (plus [...]

March Happy Hour Workouts

DanceFIT Starting March 6! Ages 10-13

February Happy Hour Workouts!

Silver Spring Personal Trainer Mike Yuskiw brings Tai Chi to RCSC

Employee spotlight: Personal Trainer Mike Yuskiw! NSPA certified, Mike holds a BA in Chinese and Political Science. He spent 3 years in Beijing, China perfecting his Chinese and martial arts training and we are excited to have his kickboxing and martial arts expertise at RCSC! Join Mike in his Tai Chi Small Group Training class [...]

New Happy Hour Workouts!

All happy hour workouts take place on Fridays at 6:30pm in the studio. Jan. 3: BODYPUMP w/ Tricia Jan. 10: Bootcamp Conditioning w/ Craig Jan. 17: ASA! African Dance w/ Akosua Jan. 21: Zumba w/ Hannah

New Small Group Classes

New Small Group Classes Coming In December Cardio Express Yoga with Suzanne: Tuesdays 6:00-6:45am Tread and Shread with Adele - a treadmill class: Tuesdays 11am-noon