YaLa fitness was invited to the Southwest Waterfront to participate in a community fitness program open to the public on the 7th Street landing park for the past 2 summers.

YaLa, a unique athletic dance experience, is now being offered every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. indoors at 700 Water Street. The YaLa team has revived the defunct Zanzibar Nightclub and transformed it into a fitness studio. “Why not put the building to good use until it comes down as part of the waterfront development project?” asks Laurent Amzallag, creator of YaLa Fitness. “We have just taken our outdoor community building event and moved it indoors. We are providing a fitness experience unlike anything else in the area.” YaLa means “Let’s Go.” It is a fun and challenging workout that works for you whether you are a beginner or a trained athlete, 8 to 80 years old.

Amzallag is one of DC’s most sought-after fitness experts. He participated in Oprah’s Live Your Best Life tour and has been featured in ELLE Magazine, describing his fitness training style as “Sexercise.” He is committed to making sure participants laugh, love and dance their ways to fitter, better selves. His 15 years of experience has made him a regular fitness correspondent on NBC, FOX and CBS. Amzallag has participated in events hosted by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, which named him one of the country’s top 50 trainers and he was recently named one of DC’s top trainers by Washingtonian Magazine.

The energy that Amzallag brings with his YaLa workout is infectious and a “must try” for anyone looking to get fit or stay fit in a crazy fun way. YaLa is a fitness program for your body and soul and works it from the inside out. “Teaching others to find passion in living a healthy lifestyle is something I strive to do every day and being able to offer access to a fun and sexy workout is why I left the world of finance and business to create YaLa Fitness,” says Amzallag. “Our YaLa team loves the energy and the people we have met in the Southwest community and we are so excited to bring our unique brand of fitness to the Southwest Waterfront.”

For more information visit www.yalafitness.com.

By Wendy Burger

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