Pulse HIIT Training

This class is taught by:

Lisa Platnik

Founder, Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer
Founder, Lisa Platnik, is the heartbeat behind Pulse Fitness. Lisa believed in a gym where clients could find everything they needed on their fitness journey under one roof.
Whether its Pilates, cycling, even on-site Physical Therapists; Lisa knows a person’s health and wellness depends on a strong support system.
From the compassionate instructors to the cutting-edge apparatus, Lisa has the built the foundation of Pulse Fitness on making a positive difference in your life. She has developed and directed group exercise and Pilates programs in the D.C. area for more than 20 years and was even named “Best of the Best Personal Trainers” by Bethesda Magazine.
Lisa is known for her high energy, contagious enthusiasm and her dedication to every client from age 8 to 80. In addition to building excitement around new workouts and new techniques, Lisa also knows many ways to help you build muscle!
Lisa’s teaching background includes athletic conditioning, Pilates, Step Training, MELT, Bosu, Core Training, Kick-Boxing, and more. As a personal trainer, she’s worked closely with young athletes, senior clients and even clients healing from injuries.
No matter how Lisa makes you sweat - whether in a group class or in a personal training session - you are guaranteed to experience her one-on-one compassion and commitment to your health.
Along with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, Lisa holds numerous fitness certifications, including Personal Training from New York University, Group Exercise from ACE as well as FMS. Her Pilates training is from Quantum Fitness, Stott, Physical Mind, and Powerhouse. Lisa also has training in Post Rehabilitation and Pre- and Post-Natal, and has completed coursework with YogaFit and Yamuna Body Rolling. She is also a MELT Method certified trainer.

Ochieng Asugo

Personal Trainer
Get ready to see results with personal trainer, Ochieng Asugo. He’s been a fitness professional for more than 10 years – focusing on personal training and group exercise instruction.
As a former track and field competitor and coach, Ochieng has a passion for running and sports conditioning. But, as a personal trainer, he knows one size doesn’t fit all. Ochieng understands the importance of each client’s individual needs and he can help you develop your plan to reach your fitness goals in no time.
Ochieng received his B.S. in Communication Studies from Towson University. He is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. He is also a certified USA Track and Field Coach (level 1).
When he’s not helping motivating others, Ochieng is keeping active himself. He enjoys acting, discovering new music and taking part in many recreational sports. He’s also an avid runner and you may see him lacing up at local 5k races.
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lisa Platnik
  • Wed Oct 25 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Ochieng Asugo
  • Fri Oct 27 9:00 am - 9:45 am with Ochieng Asugo
  • Sun Oct 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lisa Platnik
  • Wed Nov 01 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Ochieng Asugo
  • Fri Nov 03 9:00 am - 9:45 am with Ochieng Asugo
  • Sun Nov 05 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lisa Platnik
  • Wed Nov 08 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Ochieng Asugo
  • Fri Nov 10 9:00 am - 9:45 am with Ochieng Asugo
  • Sun Nov 12 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lisa Platnik
  • Wed Nov 15 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Ochieng Asugo
  • Fri Nov 17 9:00 am - 9:45 am with Ochieng Asugo