Personalized Fitness in the Convenience of Your Home or Office
Frederick S. Foster, CCS, CPT, CPRHS, CFI
Fred Foster has been a successful fitness professional, first in South Florida and now in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, for over two decades. Prior to pursuing his entrepreneurial dream, Mr. Foster served as the Head Sergeant and General Manger of The Sergeant's Program where he was responsible for the overall planning, development and direction of the nation's oldest and largest military style fitness consulting company.
Mr. Foster grew up in New York City and graduated from Xavier High School where he was a four sport athlete and rose to the rank of captain in the JROTC Program. As a senior, he was a stalwart on a football team that rebounded from two consecutive winless seasons to win the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York Division II Championship and moved on to play the public school league champion in the Metro Bowl. After the season, he received All-League and All-City honors and was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. While at Miami, he earned the nickname "The Hammer" for his aggressive play at the strong safety position and again participated in the rebirth of a football program, as the Hurricanes played in two bowl games, were nationally ranked at end of the season three times and rose from perennial doormat to the very top of the college football world. Finally in his senior year, they won their final eleven games and secured the school's first national championship with a thrilling 31-30 victory over the University of Nebraska in the 1984 Orange Bowl.
Since his college days, Fred has remained an active competitor. He has completed over one hundred road races including five Marine Corps Marathons as well as the 1995 Boston Marathon.
Mr. Foster is a graduate of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting. He is certified by The National Strength Professionals Association as well as the American Fitness Professionals and Associates as a conditioning specialist, personal trainer, fitness instructor and post rehabilitation specialist. Mr. Foster is married with an adult daughter and lives in Brandywine, MD.
Donatella P. Bennett, CPT, CSI, CGWI
Donatella Bennett, in her role as Client Coordinator, is the glue that holds FFFC together. Responsible for directing all customer related activities, she is an integral member of our sales team and our in-house event planner. A swimming coach and cycling instructor with more than two decades experience, Donatella in 1997 led a group of four women who were unable to even keep their bikes upright and coached them to complete a 4 day, 400 mile ride from Raleigh, NC to Washington, DC the next year. She is available for private and semi-private cycling and water fitness sessions on a limited basis.
Ms. Bennett was born in Wimbledon, England and lived on three continents before her family eventually settled in Potomac, MD. An excellent swimmer, in 1976 she was the 13-14 age group East Coast AAA 200 meter breaststroke champion. She graduated from Winston Churchill High School.
Ms. Bennett attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and received a certificate in Coordination and Event Planning from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is certified by a number of organizations including the National Strength Professionals Association, the American Council on Exercise, Cycle Reebok, the Jonny G Spinning Institute and the American Exercise Association as a Personal Trainer, Cycling Instructor and Group Water Fitness Instructor. She is married with three children and lives in Frederick, MD.
Troy M. Bonner
Troy Bonner is the senior member of the FFFC Fitness Team having served as our lead instructor at several corporate fitness sites throughout the Washington, DC area. A nineteen year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, Troy is a master boxing instructor and personal trainer with a unique manner about him that can make the most unfit client feel like a world class athlete. An experienced amateur boxer with over ten years ring experience, he competed in contests throughout Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as the DC Golden Gloves Tournament. Mr. Bonner is available for private and semi-private boxing lessons as well as personal and group fitness training.
Mr. Bonner is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from Bishop Mackin Catholic High School. A high school standout in track and field, Troy excelled as a sprinter at every distance from 60 meters all the way up through 400 meters and ran the anchor leg on many relay teams. He played recreation league football as a youth and was a member of the Eastern Branch Boys, Latin Connection and Finley’s Boxing Clubs.
Mr. Bonner attended the University of the District of Columbia and is a graduate of the Metropolitan Police Department Police Academy. He is married with two sons and lives in Manassas, VA.
Uriel Casas, BS
Uriel Casas brings more than a decade of professional fitness experience to FFFC having served hundreds of clients as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, elite athlete conditioning coach, and post rehabilitation specialist. Beginning his career at the early age of eighteen, Mr. Casas excels in the area of youth program organization and leads fitness classes for both students and teachers at several Washington, DC area schools. A student and a teacher of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, he is a competitive martial arts combatant and is available for private and semi-private kick boxing sessions as well as personal and group fitness training.
Mr. Casas is a native of Mexico City and grew up in Gaithersburg, MD as a scholastic athlete earning letters at Quince Orchard High School in football, wrestling and baseball. A starter and sportsmanship award winner in all three sports, his senior season the football team advanced to the Maryland State High School Athletic Association Playoffs.
Mr. Casas is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, MD with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and is certified by The American Red Cross in Adult CPR. He lives in Germantown, MD.
David L. Jones, CPT
David Jones rapidly established himself as a rising star among Washington, DC area fitness instructors. After nine years in corporate America, most recently as Supervisor of Program Development at The Learning Channel, Mr. Jones left to become a personal trainer. A year and half later, he joined FFFC. Capitalizing on skills he learned at his desk job, David as shown an uncommon ability to quickly modify his routines to match the abilities of a wide range of fitness levels. A martial arts student with six years of competitive tournament experience, Mr. Jones is a three time National Bando Kickboxing Champion (1997, 1998 and 2001) in the 160-169 lb. weight class with a second place finish in 1999. He is available for private and semi-private kickboxing lessons as well as personal and group fitness training.
Mr. Jones is a native of Washington, DC and grew up in Silver Spring, MD a letter winner in football at John F. Kennedy High School. A starter at wide receiver, his team won the Montgomery County Division 3 championship his senior year. As a freshman running back at Frostburg State University, he was member of a football team that won a division title.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. The National Strength Professionals Association recognizes him as a Certified Personal Trainer. He still lives in Silver Spring, MD.
Karen E. Papanicolas, RYT, CPMI
Karen Papanicolas has walked the walk and is here to tell us about it. Nearly two decades after she was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer and given at best a thirty percent chance to live beyond two years, she continues to teach yoga and Pilates mat classes to dozens of clients several times a day. A former health club owner and one of the original aerobics instructors in the Washington, DC area, Karen is especially well known for her core conditioning routines. She is available for private and semi-private yoga sessions, Pilates mat classes, body sculpting and personal training.
Ms. Papanicolas is a native of Washington, DC and grew up in Bethesda, MD where she attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and played field hockey. She attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and the University of Central Florida. She is certified by a number of organizations including the American Aerobics Association International, the Yoga Alliance and the Physical Mind Institute as a Registered Yoga Instructor, Pilates Mat Instructor and Aerobics Instructor. She is married with two adult children and lives in Gaithersburg, MD.