Partner Spotlight: Pulse Fitness
By: Christine Bean
This week, we caught up with Lisa Platnik, owner of Pulse Fitness in Bethesda, as she discussed their cutting-edge, “everything under one roof,” principle, and why MightyMeals has been the talk of the gym when it comes to quick, healthy, and delicious meals!
How did Pulse Fitness get its start?
Lisa: I opened up Pulse a little over seven years ago, having been in the gym and fitness world for over 25 years. When we opened, it was simply group exercise classes, personal training, and a Pilates studio. We have grown to three Pilates studios, yoga, cycling, group exercise, a regular gym, and we offer personal training. We have been named “Best of Bethesda,” or a runner up for the past seven years in a row, and I was named one of the top personal trainers. All of our trainers and instructors have knowledge of working with people of all skill levels. We can work with ages 15-90 with modifications. Our classes are kept small so you get that individual training.
What makes Pulse Fitness unique?
Lisa: We really treat everyone as if they are part of our family. We know everyone’s name; for example, if someone hasn’t been there in a while we call and make sure they’re ok. It’s a tight-knit and supportive community; everyone becomes fast friends and knows that the instructors truly care about people getting the best workout possible. All of our trainers have over ten years of experience, with the Pilates instructors having over 20 years. There are no other Pilates studios in the D.C. area with the amount, and variety, of equipment that we have; we have four CoreAligns and three fully-equipped, cutting-edge Pilates studios. We also offer massage therapy and physical therapy. Everything is under one roof!
What connected you to MightyMeals?
Lisa: Someone from MightyMeals actually reached out to us, and coincidentally, I had been looking for a meal delivery system. I could tell right away that it was going to be a great match. I really liked the bulk and ala carte options, and I love that you can change your order weekly. I’m all about variety, so it’s important to me that my members aren’t stuck having to choose from a limited menu each week. MightyMeals definitely has an awesome variety, there is something for everyone.
How does MightyMeals benefit your members?
Lisa: My members are always telling me that they want to eat clean, but they also are in need of convenience. Everyone is searching for ways to eat healthy without spending two hours cooking each night, so if someone can do that for us then we are all about that! It is a daily conversation with people at the gym, “Where do you get your food? Have you found any healthy takeout places lately?” Being able to have MightyMeals as the answer to those questions has been life-changing for so many of our members.
What is your favorite MightyMeal?
Lisa: I love the Seared Tuna; I’m all about fish, veggies, and rice!
About Lisa Platnik
Founder, Lisa Platnik, is the heartbeat behind Pulse Fitness. Lisa believed in a gym where clients could find everything they needed on their fitness journey under one roof. Whether it’s Pilates, cycling, even on-site Physical Therapists; Lisa knows a person’s health and wellness depends on a strong support system. From the compassionate instructors to the cutting-edge apparatus, Lisa has built the foundation of Pulse Fitness on making a positive difference in your life. She has developed and directed group exercise and Pilates programs in the D.C. area for more than 26 years and was twice honored as “Best of the Best Personal Trainers” by Bethesda Magazine.