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Everyone Can Train Like An Olympian At Local Gyms

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People who find themselves sitting around watching Michael Phelps swim to victory, or see Usain Bolt breaking another record on the track during this summer's Olympic games might be wondering what it takes to become an Olympian. For the next few weeks, some gyms in the District are giving customers a chance to find out.

"Every gym is doing Olympic style, themed events," says Brandon Hultman, a personal trainer at Vida Fitness. Vida is offering Olympic inspired drills in classes over the next few weeks, Hultman says.

"Like for instance we have a pool on the roof, so we're also having swimming style Olympic events," he says. The games get people who wouldn't otherwise work out to try something new, he adds. 

"I get asked frequently, are you going to watch the Olympics?" Hultman says. "People seem to be really into the Olympics and I think it inspires people to get in here and try things."

Starting next week, Washington Sports Clubs will also offer Olympic themed workouts, including rowing and hurdle exercises.

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