Trainers

Our team has years of experience working with clients to achieve their goals over a diverse set of strength, exercise, and nutrition specialties. We take pride in continually bettering ourselves and expanding our core experiences just as much as we aim to continually better our clients. Meet the team at Blackbird Fitness & Nutrition and contact us to learn more in a FREE consultation.
Marlo

Marlo Kovach

NASM, CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), SFS (Senior Fitness Specialist), FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist), Trigger Point, TRX

About Marlo

Brenda

Brenda Frederick

NASM, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, TRX, CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), Power Pilates Mat 1 Certification, CPR/AED

About Brenda

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Brandon Richardson

ACE, CPR/AED

About Brandon

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Liz Van Dyke

CPR/AED, Prenatal/Postpartum Training, KETTLE-BELL

About Liz

Lindsay

Lindsay Compton

NASM, CPR/AED

About Lindsay

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Bridgette Fogg

NASM, CES, CPR/AED

About Bridgette

Scotch

Scotch

About Scotch

Ripley

Ripley

About Ripley

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Marlo

Marlo Kovach

NASM, CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), SFS (Senior Fitness Specialist), FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist), Trigger Point, TRX

marlo@blackbirdfit.com

With over 15 years experience as a personal trainer and nutrition coach, Marlo has trained all types of clients - from corporate executives to former NFL players, each working towards goals such as weight loss, rehabilitation, and sports-specific training. In training the gamut of all client types, Marlo is very much the ‘Swiss Army knife trainer.’ There is no goal that Marlo cannot help her clients reach or any obstacle that she cannot work around to help clients achieve what they always thought was unobtainable.

Brenda

Brenda Frederick

NASM, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, TRX, CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), Power Pilates Mat 1 Certification, CPR/AED

brenda@blackbirdfit.com

Brenda’s journey in fitness went from never working out to competing in a figure competition, and showed her how much not only exercise but also nutrition plays into a total transformation process. As she saw how this led to her own success, she knew she could help others achieve their personal goals no matter how small or large. Working with clients of all ages and fitness levels, Brenda specializes in weight loss, corrective exercise, and sport-specific training.

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Brandon Richardson

ACE, CPR/AED

Brandon’s athletic and training background stretches from competing in football and wrestling throughout my childhood, to running marathons and ultra-marathons. He trains clients from all walks of life, whose goals are as simple as being able to play with their grandkids to as lofty as wanting to run 100 miles - and everything in between. Brandon’s approach is on that favors consistency and moderation over intensity, and succeeding through providing a safe, structured, enjoyable way for clients to reach their desired outcome.

Liz

Liz Van Dyke

CPR/AED, Prenatal/Postpartum Training, KETTLE-BELL

Liz joins Blackbird after 7 years of personal training in northern Virginia. Much of her life has been dedicated to health and fitness, and her goal is to share my passion with my clients. Her specializations include strength, endurance and circuit training programs for weight loss, increasing flexibility/mobility, improving cardiovascular health and endurance, and toning up and improving overall health. Additionally, Liz loves working with clients looking to maintain or regain their shape pre/post-labor, and as a yoga enthusiast, she often integrates yoga into her workouts. Her innovative and dynamic approach to fitness, combined with a motivational spirit, are some of the factors that create a one of a kind workout.

Lindsay

Lindsay Compton

NASM, CPR/AED

Lindsay may be just life you. For much of her adult life, her workout regimen consisted of a few trips to random bootcamps that left her discouraged about how out of shape she felt and lacking the motivation to go back. She never envisioned herself being a “physically fit” person, but began her personal journey training with Marlo and Brenda in the summer of 2017, and now leads teaching group classes, helping clients understand that getting in shape doesn’t have to be so scary and unobtainable.

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Bridgette Fogg

NASM, CES, CPR/AED

As a personal trainer and group instructor, Bridgette loves teaching in a manner that is upbeat, motivating and is determined to spark confidence and passion in each of her clients so they can go out and take on the world while feeling fabulous. Whatever your goals are, Bridgette wants to be by your side making the experience supportive and enjoyable to ensure you walk out the door feeling stronger and happier than you could have imagined walking in.

Scotch

Scotch

Usually making his way into the gym in the afternoon or mid-morning, you will find Scotch sleeping or sitting on the couch, Scotch does, however, like to greet everyone with a big hello. When Scotch is not at the gym he is usually chilling at home on his couch.

Ripley

Ripley

You may see Ripley doing parameter checks or playing hard to get. When she’s not at the gym you can find Ripley running on the trail or spending time with her two cats.