Maryam Shah

Dynamic Living founder, and owner, Maryam Shah has over fifteen years of experience providing personal training services to a loyal and diverse client base. She is a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor who has managed the personal training programs at two well-known Washington-area health clubs. Ms. Shah also has experience as a business owner, having previously run a successful small business.

She was inspired by her own personal metamorphosis and was driven to share this with others. She likes helping those with physical limitations reach their maximum potential. Let her help you implement new and exciting programs to further your goals and accomplishments.

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Kathryn Pilkington

Kathryn has been a personal trainer and educator in northern Virginia for over four years. She is also a professional contemporary dancer and enjoys combining her two loves of dancing and fitness to create interesting and balanced programs for her clients.

Kathryn believes in not only challenging the body to achieve great fitness results, but also challenging the mind to learn new and fun ways of moving. Each session, for her, is an opportunity to explore and enjoy new possibilities.

Elizabeth Spatz

Elizabeth has been teaching movement in the forms of dance, Pilates, yoga, and fitness for the past 20 years. She started her movement journey as a ballet and modern dancer, working professionally in NYC for 12 years. After leaving NYC in 2001, Elizabeth studied at Soma Yoga in Newport, RI, eventually doing their teacher training program. Elizabeth currently teaches dance at George Mason University and yoga, Pilates, and dance at Northern Virginia Community College. She completed her studies in Pilates apparatus at Centeredbeing Studio in Lorton. Elizabeth believes in the power of movement to transform lives and loves working hard to bring everyone to the next level (whatever that may be!). Though a stickler for proper form, she meets students where they are, offering lots of different options for a truly individual experience.

Dana Gramling

Since 1988, Dana has been building experience as a trainer in the fitness industry. He has trained athletes of all ages and has specialized in  Seniors and Post Rehab therapy for the past 25 years. He has worked at the Arlington Y Tennis and Squash Club, Arlington Courts Royal, the Watergate Sport & Health Club, and the Fairmont Hotel health club where he was the Kinesis Director. Dana has built and managed Post-Rehab departments at each club. His personal experience is wide and varied: powerlifting at Towson State University, Tae Kwon Do martial arts, strength and conditioning coach for a dance troupe at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, running in six Marine Corps marathons, multiple mountain bike races, and two outdoor adventure races.

Philosophy: Knowledge is power; learn what you don’t know and it will serve you well for a lifetime. Your body is dumb. It’s used to winging it and getting in trouble if you don’t keep a close eye on it. Your mind is supposed to be the brains behind the outfit. Learn how to control your mind and the dumb body will follow it anywhere. Get help from outside you and it will strengthen you within.



Deana Edelmann

Deana has been bringing her passion for an active, healthy, and balanced lifestyle to each and every training session for over 10 years. As an Integrative Movement Specialist, her primary focus is on helping clients find better Alignment, Breathing and Control strategies that translate to better movement techniques, better strength and balance training, and an overall better quality of life. Whether you are interested in pushing your strength to new limits, realizing a more toned version of yourself, continuing your favorite recreational activities, or creating your own sense of security in movement, Deana is ready to dedicate herself to helping you reach your goals. She is a longtime fitness enthusiast who hopes to share her love and passion with you so that you can enjoy a more active lifestyle and a higher quality of life at any age. She is committed to showing her clients that fitness can be both rewarding and, yes, fun!


Adrian Francis

Adrian is a certified personal trainer and weightlifting coach with over 10 years of experience. He has worked with children as well as adults during this time to great success. His skills range from strength and weight loss to rehabilitation, to athletic performance enhancement. He really enjoys helping people progress towards their goals and facilitate a healthier quality of life. 

Personally, Adrian has been a competitor in Olympic-style weightlifting in both local and national-level competitions. In 2023, he placed second at the USAW Masters Nationals competition. As a competitor he understands the ups and downs of training aggressively, navigating injuries, and having an intense focus on technique.