“What are Shaun and Casey like to work with?”
“What brings you back to Urban Bodyworks?”
“Why train with Shaun and Casey?”
Urban Bodyworks is a personal training studio in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. We guide our clients to better health using the safest, most effective and current methodologies available. We help our clients build muscle strength and bone density through a combination of scientifically advanced fitness solutions—Whole Body Vibration technology (The Power Plate), Vertical Training (The FitWall)—and resistance training, free weights, rubberized resistance and body weight exercises. And we can address postural, structural and injury related issues using Active Isolated Stretching methodology and techniques developed by Aaron Mattes, MS, RKT, and LMT. Creativity is at the core of everything we do. Urban Bodyworks offers a truly cerebral approach to health, fitness and wellness, a marriage of science and common sense steeped in over 35 years of professional experience. We don’t design routines; we create results.
Shaun and Casey – unique, engaging, engaged, knowledgeable, passionate. When you meet Casey for the first time, you might be a little overwhelmed by how much and how fast he talks. He’ll tell you - right up front - that he knows he talks too much! He’ll also tell you he won’t be offended if you ask him to stop and give you time to catch up. (He’s telling the truth. He won’t be.) He understands that his level of enthusiasm is higher than most. But, you might want to let him talk. He really knows what he’s talking about. And he’s not just “talking to hear himself talk.” His eagerness to share what he knows is genuine. He is both generous and sincere. It’s not about ego. He simply wants you to know what he knows because he believes it will benefit you, believes it will make your life better. Underneath all of the talk is the kindest of hearts, a genuinely compassionate spirit. His personal training style is both creative and effective. The hour you spend with him will be both challenging and fun. You’ll be surprised how quickly the time passes. And you’ll be happier when you leave than when you arrived! There is an ethereal quality about Shaun. She is both beautiful and kind. But don’t mistake her ethereal nature for fragility. She has a core of steel. And a genuine passion for personal training. When she trains clients, she is careful and attentive -- fully present -- patiently teaching different exercises and carefully watching for proper form, gently indicating precisely the right muscle or movement in order to help her clients adjust for maximum safety and benefit. At the end of a training session with Shaun, you’ll feel you were both challenged and nurtured. It is a powerful combination and one that will make you look forward to returning.
“During my experience with Casey Purpus, he has demonstrated a remarkable knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and the underlying biochemical principals. His sensitivity and creative response to a person’s inherent, or acquired limitations make his skills especially useful in the rehabilitation setting. I would have little hesitation in entrusting a patient’s rehab or fitness training program to Casey.”
“Very rarely in the fitness industry do you come across people with the skill set of passion, integrity, knowledge, dedication and creativity. Casey & Shaun are rare jewels in a field littered with charlatans and high pressured sales people. “They walk the walk and they talk the talk” Their incredibly unique and fun studio: Urban Body Works is truly like nothing else you have ever experienced in a fitness facility. One workout with them is all you will need to see how their protocols and programs will get you the visible results you want.”
“The team at Urban Bodyworks have changed the way I work out and how I view my health and fitness. They take a holistic approach to each client. They take a unique approach with each client to meet their individual health, fitness and long term goals. No matter how I come in the door I always leave feeling motivated and focused on my goals like no other trainers I have worked with before. I highly recommend Urban Bodyworks.”
“I’ve been a client of Urban BodyWorks since 2001. It’s one of the greatest gifts I could have given myself. I cross train with both Casey and Shaun, the experience has been wonderful. I am 69 years old and my body reflects the work we’ve put into it. Thank you Urban BodyWorks, training has empowered me physically, mentally and spiritually.”
“I recommend Urban Body Works. I have exercised, w/ Casey mostly, for the last few years. With Casey’s knowledge, and his optimism, you can workout as hard, or as easy, as you need. I like to workout hard. The machines they have are good also. Sweating is good for you , I believe. Getting a good sweat on is good and that happens with them. Alexandria is a small town. They are involved locally and that is important. I have health issues. My condition is yet to be understood and repaired. My goal has been, and continues, to increase my weight and get stronger. So far I’ve gained over 20 lbs over the last two years. And I am stronger also. I couldn’t have gained that weight if I didn’t increase muscle mass. ”
“This place is awesome. Yes, a lot of trainers put you through paces and make you feel and look good. What separates Shaun and Casey from the rest is they keep you motivated when you’re not even there. They pester to make sure you show up, and touch base once in a while just to check in. The only exercise program I’ve ever stuck with. The place is also extremely private. Very nice.”