MTVAC Personal Trainer Puts Physical Training Skills to the Test at Wanderlust Triathlon

MTVAC Ladies Compete in Wanderlust

Mary, Ana, Gretchen, Sherry and Beth of Team Mount Vernon (Athletic Club) take a shot before the Triathalon

Last month, MTVAC Assistant General Manager, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor Gretchen Thompson competed in the Wanderlust 108 Triathlon after both mental and physical training. MTVAC members and friends joined Gretchen in the triathlon, held in Washington D.C.

Wanderlust: Not Your Typical Physical Training for a Triathlon

Take everything you thought you knew about triathlons and put that aside because Wanderlust 108 is not your typical triathlon!

This 1-day event is held across the country (and world), serving as a way to celebrate the mindfulness movement. 

Yoga Flow at Wanderlust TriathlonThe triathlon has three parts:

  • First, participants are encouraged to walk or run, prance or skip, stroll or strut their way to the finish line of a 5K.
  • The walk or run is followed by a 90-minute yoga flow session – underscored by a DJ!
  • The third event is perhaps the most challenging: a 30-minute guided meditation session to clear the mind and relax the body.

If one day isn’t enough to reboot your body, the organization also offers multi-day festivals that center on the same theme.

I’ve been an athlete my whole life and as someone who trains others (as well as myself), I was surprised at how it was both more challenging – and more fun than I expected. – Gretchen Thompson, MTVAC Trainer

Health And Fitness Is More Than Just A Job

When Gretchen isn’t completing a triathlon or running the Crew Program as Head Coach at Forest Park High School, she can be found teaching a variety of physical training courses at MTVAC.

On any given day, Gretchen teaches up to four classes, including the Les Mills signature Body Pump class, cycle, ball flexibility and low impact aerobics. She also runs the Intensity Camp twice a week. Then there’s all the personal training. And it doesn’t stop there: she regularly attends classes and conferences to stay current with all of the latest fitness trends. Gretchen’s a true fitness role model!

Have you ever thought about completing in a triathlon? Or are you a seasoned yogi looking to sharpen your skills with advanced yoga?

From strength and physical training to low impact aerobics and advanced yoga, there’s something for everyone at MTVAC! Wander no more and try us for 7 days FREE and find your inner fitness guru!

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