The mission and vision of Foundation Fitness is to inspire our clients, members and staff to join the #BeYourBest movement, which encourages continual self-improvement on a daily basis, starting in the gym and hopefully getting adopted within every area of life. We aim to be a one-stop shop, by making things as streamlined as possible in order to provide the best service for our clients.
Our staff members at each location are pushed to further their education, not only in personal training, but in leadership and relationship building, as well. We take pride in doing our best to provide clean facilities, upgraded equipment, motivating classes and well-trained employees. Foundation Fitness operates as an employee-owned business; each location is their own individual company, but all work together to achieve the same goal of guiding our clients along their own personal fitness journeys to a happier and healthier life.
Foundation Fitness started out in 2009 as a personal training company in Annandale, VA. Owner, Lance LeTellier, was working as a personal trainer at the time, and began subleasing space at his parents’ gym to train his clients. We acquired our first location in Georgetown in 2010, and in 2011, took over a studio in Fairfax, VA. During this same time, Foundation Fitness moved out of the subleased space in Annandale and into our current Annandale Foundation Fitness location. In 2013, Lance purchased his previous boss’ business in Del Ray, and was able to turn that spot around to become profitable.
This past year, the Del Ray location moved down the road into a brand-new space. Lance then headed out to Ashburn, VA, in 2016, and took over a studio there. In 2017, Foundation Fitness had it’s first go at a membership-based gym in Cleveland Park, complete with personal training and group training. The business had been in existence for over 25 years, and Lance partnered with one of the owners to continue that gym’s legacy. Later that same year, our Annapolis membership-based location opened, which offers complimentary childcare, a healthy drink station and snack bar, group classes, personal training, and more.