Monica Nelsen
26 September, 2019

Fitness Opportunities for Students and Parents

Fitness Opportunities for Students and Parents Learn more about the fitness opportunities available to secondary students and parents at Balance Gym and more.

In keeping fitness top of mind, our PE department is working to create a strong relationships with Balance Gym, the St. James, and more to provide fitness opporunties for students and parents. 

Balance Gym and Personal Training

We have created a fantastic partnership with award winning (Best Gym in DC) Balance Gym, which is just a block from school. Balance Gym has exceptional personal trainers, most of whom have had a competitive sporting background and specialize in all aspects of the fitness industry.

Students in the Secondary School in years 10-13 are offered a free membership and parents can also take advantage of discounted prices.  Learn more

One of Balance Gym’s personal trainers, Andrew Sniederman, has created a top-notch training program for our students. Andy runs student fitness classes and has a belief that all children should enjoy and participate in fitness related activities.  Andy is happy to answer any questions you may have.

For more information and to purchase a training package please visit   these links:

Parents and students looking for an efficient and effective personal training program can also sign up with Laurent Amzallag. For the past 25 years, Laurent has been a sought after fitness expert. 

He is an NASM Certified trainer and has worked with amateur and professional athletes such as The Wizards, The Capitals and The Washington Ballet. For more information visit https://www.laurentstransformationplan.com/britishschool or email Laurent.


Community Sport Club Links: 

We are working on an extensive list of outside sports clubs for our community. If you have any insight or would highly recommend an outside sports club, please let Monica Nelsen know. We'll share more once the list is completed.

St. James Club: 

We are working to develop a link with the St. James Club in Springfield, VA to give interested students access to their world-class facilities. This club will launch after the autumn half-term break and will be an additional cost. The cost will include bus transportation to St. James, 60 minutes of organized coaching and playing of a specific sport, and a return back to BISW. Activity options will change and will include swimming, ice skating, rock climbing, gymnastics, active fitness, basketball, squash and golf. Stay turned for more information and to sign up!