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Soldierfit: Boot camp with a twist

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJLA) - It's boot camp with a twist! Soliderfit has been rapidly growing in recent years. The workout was started by David Posin and Danny Farrar, two men with a passion for fitness and a love of country. Farrar is a retired member of the U.S. Army.

The daily workouts are intense but extremely popular.

“The first time I went it definitely kicked my butt,” said Rachel Gordon. “And I was sore for three days but after that it was like addicting.”

At Soliderfit, gym members are referred to as “troops” and their guests are called “recruits”. And everyone is required to wear the same uniform; matching t-shirts.

Posin says they do it this way so everyone feels like they are part of the same team.

“It kind of brings that camaraderie, that team feel to everybody,” explained Posin. “So they are all working together on a common goal rather than working against each other trying to compete to be better than one another.”

The workout consists of everything from running to strength training using props like ropes, tires, and sledge hammers. After six months, John Schmidt is sold. He's lost almost 20 pounds.

“It's just a different way to work out,” said Schmidt. “It something that I've never experienced before but it's pretty cool.”

Soliderfit has locations in most major suburbs including Montgomery and Fairfax counties. They are also looking at moving into the city in the near future.

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