Therapeutic Fitness; Medical Exercise   Fairfax Fitness & Self-Defense

Personal Training & Personal Protection

Education & Experience Are What Set Us Apart

Corrective Exercise – Clinical Fitness – Functional Movement

Self-Defense – Tactical Fighting – Combat Martial Arts


Our corporate and community clients have included:

  • The Capital Hill Containment Emergency Response Team (SWAT)
  • Omnisec Security
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • The American Psychological Association
  • Loudoun County Schools
  • The Washington Redskin Cheerleaders
  • The Girl Scouts of America
  • Broad Run Community Assoc.
  • Caldwell Bankers Real Estate
  • Gold’s Gym
  • The United States Senate Page Program
  • The Graduate Management Admissions Council
  • Allstate Insurance
  • America Online
  • and many more

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your instruction in hand to hand combat to the members of our Containment Emergency Response Team. The techniques you demonstrated will give our officers one more option, which will help them effectively handle these types of situations.  The assistance and expertise provided by you is an invaluable enhancement to our tactics, benefiting not only the Team, but ultimately the protection of the United States Congress and its thousands of visitors.”

-Commander, Containment Emergency Response Team,

United States Capitol Police

  • "I have worked with Dan consistently for the last 5 years. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects related to fitness with particular expertise in corrective exercise through both weight training and movement. Every workout is challenging, engaging, and fun! Never late, always prepared. Highly recommended."

 Joe W.

  • "I have been working out with Dan for over 5 years an his experience with joint movement and the body overall has been a big plus in keeping me fit at the rip old age of 66. I would highly recommend anyone at any age to work with Dan"

Gary P.

  • "I have now trained with Dan for 10 years. I started with him Jan of 2005. I have never trained with someone with so much knowledge. He shows that he cares and really wants you to be your best."

Dee M.

  • "When I started training with Dan, I was of a certain age and was starting to lose some capabilities, such as being able to get back up gracefully after sitting on the floor. His program has made me stronger and more flexible. He designs workouts for me that continue to challenge me as I improve. When I had injuries, he worked with my physical therapist to provide me with the best transition back to training. His ability to explain how the human body moves - and can be injured - has made me more aware of how my body works and how I can preserve and even improves my capabilities as I age. Finally, Dan is very likable, and I enjoy his lively conversations during sessions."

 Martha C.

  • If you need a good trainer in the NoVa/DC area, check out Fairfax Fitness. Dan Mikeska really knows his stuff, AND he's fun to work with!

David S. 

  • “Thank you so much for taking time to teach and instruct us on personal self defense techniques! Your seminar was very educational. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and appreciate the knowledge and tactics that we learned and believe they will be extremely helpful if we ever have to use them!”

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders

  • As a training partner of Dan's in the past, I can say he will offer you nothing but the best martial arts training experience you can find. He is an awesome instructor and full of integrity

J. Miller

  • “Dan has given me the training, skills, and confidence needed to defend myself should I become involved in any confrontation.”

-S. Colwell

Local Law Enforcement

Defensive Tactics Instructor

Fairfax County RAD Instructor

  •  Having worked with several personal trainers in the past, Dan Mikeska is by far the best. He keeps the workouts fun, challenging, and helps me gain the maximum benefits in what seem like a very small amount of time….Dan is a true professional. …”

-Karen C. 

  •  “Dan Mikeska provides a unique kind of knowledge and motivation that is helping me maintain a fitness lifestyle. Training with him is one of the best investments I have ever made…”

-Thomas J.

Legal Counsel-U.S. Senate

  •  Excellent people, excellent training. Dan is great and works with great people.

C. Allen

  • Just finished the 90 day P99X program and I feel great. The workouts begin with a very dynamic and heart pumping warm up and then go into strength exercises. All classes end with some core work and when you walk out, all of your stress has melted away. I also followed the nutrition plan and in total lost 11 lbs and 4 3/4 inches!! This program is very much worth every penny because you have a person there instead of a DVD telling you how to improve your form :-)

Lisa D. 

  • On behalf of the Virginia Run Neighborhood Watch, I would like to thank you for providing us with an excellent self-defense course.  The girl scouts in particular felt they benefited…the girls will have more confidence if they are in a dangerous situation.

Pauline H. 

  • The skills and training which Dan has imparted to me has greatly enhanced my abilities, and knowledge of defensive tactics.  He displays a pleasant demeanor, while dispensing first rate instruction.

E. Goad, Law Enforcement Officer

  • Dan has the ability to place everyone in the classroom on an even playing field.  As a result, the techniques I’ve earned and the confidence these new skills have given me is invaluable. 

 Judi W. 

  •  This course brought a level of awareness to our daughters and ourselves that we did not possess before.  Dan showed us how to use our bodies to ensure maximum results; how to use anything we had available as a weapon.  He was able to keep everyone motivated and focused on the bigger picture of staying safe; staying alive.  As mother’s we thought we were doing this for our daughters, but we ended up learning so much and realizing how important it is for us to have this training as well. 

Sharon N. 

  • Thank you so much for your time and expertise.  Your practical and easily understood self-defense seminar was well received.  I had numerous Bureau staff approach me after the seminar expressing their appreciation and how they felt comfortable with your techniques.

 M. Norman

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • Through your teaching, I have made tremendous progress not only as a martial artist, but to my surprise growth as an individual, surpassing barriers I did not know existed.

 Andy R. 

In addition to Personal Fitness Training, Corrective Exercise, and Medical Fitness, I offer lessons in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Defensive Tactics, and Self-defense.  My studio is easily accessable from Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties and serve Chantilly, Fairfax, Centreville, South Riding, Oak Hill, Greenbriar, Reston, Herndon, Tyson’s Corner, Manassas, Vienna, Oakton, Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow