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Popular Fitness Company Opens First DC Outpost


Popular Fitness Company Ambitious Athletics Opens First DC Outpost

New training facility offers everyday athletes in the Washington metropolitan area a practical and complete approach to fitness

WASHINGTON – July 14, 2015 – Ambitious Athletics, a popular boutique fitness company, whose focus is practical strength and conditioning for everyday athletes, just opened its first standalone training facility in the West End/Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C., at 2021 K Street NW. Open Monday through Friday, Ambitious Athletics offers five group training sessions per day beginning as early as 6 a.m. With this new facility, Ambitious Athletics has dramatically increased the capacity of its already thriving business, extending its unique coaching methodology to benefit even more area athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

“When I joined the DC fitness scene in 2007, I noticed it was missing the high quality strength and conditioning programs that I’ve been accustomed to at the high school or collegiate level,” said Ambitious Athletics Founder and Head Coach Carmen Sturniolo. “I started Ambitious Athletics to fill that gap and deliver a complete health and fitness program to the everyday athlete. The demand for such a program has only been confirmed by our rapid business growth, which has made it possible to open our first standalone location.” Ambitious Athletics first joined the DC fitness scene in 2010, providing group personal training to athletes at varying levels of fitness. Prior to opening the K Street location, Ambitious Athletics led training out of a variety of locations across the DC area, including the DC Aikido Studio in Woodley Park and the corporate headquarters of The Travel Channel and The Optical Society of America. Aside from group training, Ambitious Athletics has also provided in-home personal training to the local population.

Now Ambitious Athletic clients can access that same unmatched fitness experience in an uber clean, comfortable, and minimalist training space, fully equipped with squat racks, monkey bars, turf track, sleds, kettlebells, battling ropes, barbells, TRX, and medicine balls. Each client’s individual program is carefully prescribed and displayed on flat screens for guidance throughout the workout experience. Those plans are augmented by the coaching of Carmen and assistant head coach, Lori Lindsey, who are experts in regressions and progressions and adapting the fitness regimen for the client’s fitness level on any given day. Before participating in the program, each client must undergo an orientation process where the coaches observe their movements and individual capabilities.

“Ambitious Athletics is all about providing a safe, smart and effective fitness program for our clients,” said Assistant Head Coach Lori Lindsey, a former professional women’s soccer player who represented the United States at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup & 2012 London Olympic Games. “I joined the company because I believe in our approach and I couldn’t be more pumped to extend our methodology to even more individuals across the metro area.”

About Ambitious Athletics

Ambitious Athletics is a full service training facility that writes your workouts for you, provides you with direction, is goal and results oriented, assists with body composition, fat loss and muscle gain goals, and most importantly, is focused on your movement and overall health. Both Carmen Sturniolo and Lori Lindsey come from athletic backgrounds and both have respectfully excelled in their professions. Lori Lindsey, former professional soccer player joined the Ambitious staff in February with the hopes to help empower women through sport and fitness. For more information, visit:


Media Contact:

Carmen Sturniolo

(814) 880-3146


Ambitious Athletics Strength and Conditioning



Chris's Kitchen: Labor Day Eats & Exercise

When Chris is involved, you know how we do when we escape the city for a weekend of fun, right?

Dude throws it down like the Ritz-Carlton. Check out this collaborative menu for Labor Day 2014.

Friday Evening/Night - Welcome Cocktails, Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad, Pulled Pork and Beef Sliders, Brownies with Ice Cream.

Saturday Morning - Push ups, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Fresh Fruit, Toast, & Sangria

Saturday Lunch - Chicken Bacon Greens Tomato with Avocado Spread on Ciabata Bread.

Saturday Dinner - Chili Lime Steak with Coconut Rice, Grilled Asparagus, Grilled Pineapple Rings, Grilled Zucchini and Squash. Moscow Mules

Sunday Morning - KB swings

Sunday Brunch - Cobb Salad Sandies and Mimosas

Sunday Dinner - Cherry Mustard Pork Chops, Grilled Chicken, Portobello Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes. Cocktails.

Monday Morning - Ring Pull ups

Monday Brunch - Waffles, Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Roasted Red Potatoes with Peppers & Onions.

Live life. #beAmbitious #goharder


Chris's Kitchen: Healthy Human, Food Feast Favorites

Hello from Chris's Kitchen!!!! I know it has been a long time but in my absence I have been trying many new recipes from some of the same websites and some brand new sites. All of these sites provide something for everyone from the Ambitious community with the opportunity to discover healthy meals that are easy to prepare in minimal time. I have compiled a very small sample of some of the recipes I have tried over the past several months that I absolutely love. These recipes are easy, very easy to assemble over the weekend and enjoy right away or throughout the week.

In the coming weeks I will share with you what I am eating and from the sites that I am eating from. When I search for recipes I am not just asking how this is going to fuel and repair me during the upcoming week, I am also asking myself, is this something that the AA Community will like and enjoy? Can all cooking levels of the AA Community take this recipe and fuel their week? I am stepping outside of my comfort zone to try all types of recipes. My goal is to provide you with the best options because I know how stressful it can be to not just select recipes for the week but execute those recipes while juggling the rest of your life. I am happy to do the heavy lifting for you in this arena but only when it comes to food. You have to do the other type of heavy lifting with Carmen!

For those of you who are signed up for the Ambitious Adventure Run, I look forward to bringing out some fan favorites and some new treats. It is going to be Epic! I hope everyone finds something below that they like and I look forward to seeing all of the participants in a couple of weeks.

Eat clean, stay lean.