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D1 Training Opens New Alexandria Location


D1 Training Alexandria is officially open at 6550 Little River Turnpike. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

ALEXANDRIA, VA–D1 Training, a sports training franchise for all ages, finally opened its Alexandria doors. On October 11, at 6550 Little River Turnpike, children and parents and divas and mascots reveled in the grand reveal.

Throughout the morning, professional D1 coaches led participants through  sprint and vertical jump contests. Participants included local families, as well as the Women’s Football Alliance sensation D.C. Divas, and Washington Nationals’ mascot, Screech.

Alexandria’s youth can jump! (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

As coaches led the contests, the Divas and Screech did their best to keep up with Alexandria’s incredible youth.

The D.C. Divas, as official members of D1 Training Alexandria, are aiming and training for a championship.

Diva VP Lois Cook cheers on the children through their drills. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

“I think that both of our goals align very well,” says Lois Cook, D.C. Divas Vice President and Wide Receiver. “What is special about D1 is it is not only about the physical side of training as an athlete, but it is also about developing yourself as a character.”

Screech with Lois Cook, DC Divas Vice President and Wide Receiver. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

D1 Training Alexandria Owner Tom Fukuda adds, “We wanted to bring something to the community that focused on the development for all ages. We are the place for the athlete, which we define as anybody with a goal.”

With D1’s four different types of programs, anyone with a goal will be set up to achieve it: The rookie program for ages 7-11, the developmental program for ages 12-14, the preparatory program for high school ages, and the adult program.

D1’s training programs are based on their five-star training system, a proven system, developed by D1 college strength and conditioning coaches across the country. The 5 tenets of the program include: a dynamic warm up, performance, strength, core and conditioning, and a cool down and stretch.

The workouts are just one hour, and the professional coaches will help set goals, and track and measure progress throughout the entirety of the program.

The DC Divas and Screech pose for a photo with the day’s participants. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

Alongside the workouts sampled at D1 Alexandria’s grand opening was a prize raffle, a snack bar, and photo opportunity with the Divas and Screech. Good cheer and good health was well represented.

Alexandria is a city conscious of health and wellness, of both the mental and physical form. So it makes sense that an Alexandria resident would want to open a business that provides those resources to residents of all ages.

From left: Fukuda’s son, Screech, Tom Fukuda, Lois Cook, and Fukuda’s daughter. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

Fukuda states, “My background is in business, but I’m also a dad and I coach my kids’ teams. So my passion areas are sports and youth development, and D1 is perfectly suited at the intersection of those passions.”

D1 is now enrolling members, both individual and groups. “We want to be a strong part of the community,” exclaims Fukuda, “so we are very big on partnerships. Our mentality is join a team not a gym, so teamwork is a huge part of what we do. We will be looking for partnerships with schools, clubs, and more teams going forward.”

If you wish to become a D1 member, visit, or stop in for a free trial. Then follow-up with a coach who will sit down and design a program perfectly planned to reach your potential.

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