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Signature Circuit is a class created to bring Next Phase members improved strength, muscle tone, energy, workout balance, and variety.

Not your average group exercise class.

What sets this class apart is it’s phasic programming. Every Signature Circuit class will develop a different aspect of strength on a weekly basis. By targeting specific areas of the strength spectrum, participants will see effective results and little to no plateaus.

Why focus on strength?

Unlike classes that center around cardio and burning calories, Signature Circuit specializes at building strength while still burning calories. Through strength training, participants will see improvements in energy, lean muscle mass, caloric expenditure, confidence, and much more.

What to expect in class?

Classes will be circuit formatted. This allows adequate recovery between exercises and for a wide variety of equipment to be utilized. Some days will focus on lower body, upper body, and total body. By targeting specific body regions, extra attention can be given to desired muscle groups, as well as the proper rest throughout the week. This will drive a more effective response, yielding results.

Ready for our next challenge? Try a Signature Circuit class today!

Our Team

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Camille Chetrit: Studio Manager

Whether training clients 1 on 1 at Training Ground, managing the Bethesda studio, or sweating alongside you in class, Camille is a firecracker with killer playlists. With Camille, leave your excuses at the door. She may be young, but she will push you.



Kat Trammell

Kat’s passion for helping others is what makes her stand out. You’ll often hear her saying, “Give it a go” to challenge students to believe they’re stronger than they think. On top of yoga for special needs, Kat has her kettlebell certification and does personal training at Training Ground.



Liz Berger

What Liz really loves about teaching is seeing people improve over time. Teaching also allows her to spread positive vibes throughout the #NPfam community, which happens to be her other very favorite thing to do! Catch Liz's POP Pilates Sundays at 4:30 pm and end your weekend right.



Muhammad Abdul

Not just a Former Secret Service Agent, Muhammad was also the PT Coordinator for the Secret Service prior to being part of the #NPFam. His passion for fitness led him to pursue training full time, and our early morning students are SO glad he did!! 



Steve Evans: PT & Programming Director

As director of Next Phase’s personal training and group exercise programming, Steve delivers both soul crushing classes and highly effective personal training sessions. His certifications include ACSM Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, Hardstyle Kettlebell, AFAA Group Exercise...and he's got a degree in Kinesiology to boot. His programs are as effective as they get. Just let us prove it to you!



Courtland Steele

Courtland is certified in everything imaginable, but where she truly sparkles and shines is in her attitude. Courtland will always be one of the brightest parts of your day, and her Dance Cardio classes will leave you sweaty and smiling.



Kazue Muroi

Kazue is a bad ass on the TRX, though that's probably an understatement. Aerial hammock, aerial dance fitness and group fitness are all part of her arsenal, too. If you're looking to do some exercises on the TRX that you won't find elsewhere, her class is for you!



Keren Cepero

Keren brings unparalleled enthusiasm and spunk to everything she does, and training her clients is no exception! Need some happiness in your life? Hang out with Keren for 2 minutes. Certified in NASM, TRX, AFAA Group Exercise and even POP Pilates, Keren creates super creative workouts that activate all the muscles you never knew you had!



Devon Price

Devon began her studies at the age of 2 in a variety of dance genres. Devon has instructed a variety of experience levels and is passionate about using dance as a therapeutic stress-reliever, as well as a super fun way to stay healthy.



Andy Schaefer: Founder

As founder, Andy's goal is to make Next Phase your #happyplace. He wanted to create a fun place where people can still get a difficult and result-yielding workout, all in an inspiring, comfortable atmosphere. It's a full time job to spread happiness through fitness, but he wouldn't trade it for the world.



Robin Gmeiner

You may recognize Robin as the shirtless bike guy. He is originally from Germany and has trained all around the world. His client list ranges from NBA players to various pro football, tennis and boxing athletes. He believes in dynamic workouts designed to push people beyond their perceived limit.



Dana Margulis

A former PE teacher turned dancing queen, Dana is one big ball of love and energy. When she’s not shaking it at the studio, Dana teaches Hip Hop to kids in Bethesda. Fueled by camaraderie and spreading fun, Dana views NP dance classes as her #happyplace. 



Libby Rubin

Libby has been a fitness instructor and personal trainer for over 20 years. She emphasizes proper form and safety, demonstrating all levels of intensity during her classes. Her unmatched energy and enthusiasm will propel you through her challenging, always changing classes! 



Emily Schmidt

Once a gymnast, Emily was also a top 10 All ACC diver at UNC before teaching at NP. She is a 200-hr RYT, TRX qualified, and personal trainer. As our resident athlete, catch her in a handstand anywhere, any time! While she's currently traveling this summer, you can look for her name on the schedule come Fall!


Our Schedule

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