Opening Soon: Tom Dolan Swim School

I’m so excited about the opening of the Tom Dolan Swim School, located in the Arlington/Falls Church area. The location opens in early February, and for all of my local families, it’s located in the same shopping plaza as Target and Chick-Fil-A (now that I think about it, I don’t know if that’s a good thing for my wallet, ha!).

When the first TDSS opened in Dulles, I was a little jealous. I knew there was no way I was driving to Dulles for a swim lesson, but was hoping (wishing?!) I could transport the kids and I there here for the lesson and back.

You see, I’ve been on the hunt for a swim school that can accommodate three kids of varying ages and skills, but with a location that’s convenient for me. For years, I’ve tried different swim methods, lessons, and have taken breaks in between. I haven’t found quite what I’m looking for but with a 5 year-old that thinks he can swim and summer approaching, I need to get my kids swimming. Starting February, all of that will change. The Little Jonsesies (plus mama) will be taking lessons at Tom Dolan Swim School.

Aside from the location (which is a huge factor to me), there are a few things that really drew me to the Tom Dolan Swim School. First, Tom Dolan is an Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Record Holder. He built the facility and developed his curriculum to create the optimal swim school environment for you and your child. The role of the school and instructors are to ensure that you and your child are having fun while learning the important safety and technical aspects of the life-saving skill of swimming. Last, from ensuring that the pools have perfect depth and temperature for kids’ classes to implementing conveniences like online registration software and plenty of space for parking strollers, Tom Dolan Swim School was designed for families! (Which is especially important for me when considering schools – I have three young kids and I will be attending three different lessons with three kids).

Tom Dolan also grew up in Arlington and lives in Falls Church, so it’s fun to have a local celebrity close by.

Hope to see you at TDSS soon!

Here’s what you need to know:

Opening February 2019
6112-A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA
(571) 933-8944

Upcoming Specials:
Register Jan 22-24 – Receive a free pair of Goggles if you register to start lessons in February
Register Jan 26-27 – Receive a free Family Swim voucher for your entire family if you register to start lessons in February



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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TDSS. The opinions and text are all mine.

New Year Fitness Crawl with Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market – Pentagon City is hosting a Fitness Crawl and you’re invited!

Celebrate the New Year with free fitness classes from Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre, and Core Power Yoga.

Join WFM, Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre, and Core Power Yoga for a workout you don’t want to miss.

When: Saturday, January 7th
Time: 1:15pm MEET at Whole Foods Market – Pentagon City


Attendees will be broken into three groups and have the opportunity to participate in a 30 min class at each of the gyms. Once the workout is complete, participants will return to Whole Foods Market for their Taste of Whole Foods and a chance to win a raffle basket* to include:

  • $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market
  • 1 FREE month of yoga at Core Power Yoga Pentagon City
  • 10 FREE classes at Orangetheory Fitness Pentagon City
  • 2 weeks of FREE classes at Pure Barre Pentagon City
  • Supplements, protein powder and other great Whole Foods Market products
  • Enjoy 25% off all supplements, January 6-8th!  #feedyourresolution

* Attendees must be present to win the raffle basket at WFM Pentagon City after the Fitness Crawl

Note: Crawl will last approximately 1 hour and 30 mins and begin and end at Whole Foods Market. Attendees can park in the WFM garage and should plan to walk to the 3 gym locations

Want to know what to expect? Check out the studios below for more information:

Orangetheory Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout. The result is more energy, visible toning, and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours. Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. We call it the afterburn. Our members burn an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories in 60 minutes. And keep burning calories for up to 12 – 24 and sometimes 36 hours after the work-out!

At Orangetheory, you’ll get the energy of a group workout with the attention of an experienced personal coach. We have Top-of-the-line equipment, upbeat music and motivational trainers! Our studios have 12 treadmills, 12 rowing machines, 12 suspension unit systems and plenty of free weights and benches for sessions of 10 to 25 people. All of our coaches are knowledgeable, encouraging and are committed to helping you meet your fitness goals!

At Orangetheory Fitness Pentagon City, we can assure you is the best hour of your day! Our wonderful Sales Associates staff can’t wait to help you through all your questions, and get your heart-rate monitor set up. Inspiring trainers have so much energy and will motivate you and support you through every squat , press , and sprint of the work-out. We are a fun, energetic, and supportive community – ready to burn, tone, and reach all your goals with you!

Pure Barre
Pure Barre Pentagon City will be opening in a few short weeks! Pure Barre is a low-impact, high-intensity, full body workout. Pure Barre is a workout for all shapes, sizes, and ages. If you can hold onto the ballet barre, you can do Pure Barre! No dancing experience is required. While the Pure Barre technique is high intensity, it is very low impact, meaning you’ll get a great workout without putting excessive stress on your joints. We focus on small, isometric movements, which makes us one of the fastest, most effective ways to change the shape of your body. See results in as little as 10 classes when you commit to coming 3 to 4 times per week.  

Visit our website for more information, to follow us on social media, and sign up for classes! We are located next to the Whole Foods in Pentagon City at 520 12th Street South, Suite 125, Arlington, VA 22202. Please feel free to reach out with any questions at

CorePower Yoga
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi, we believe in working every muscle and every emotion. Our classes, instructors and network of over 160 yoga studios nationwide are there to welcome you when you’re ready for a yoga fitness experience unlike any other. We’ve held onto the magic of yoga, while upping the intensity factor for a more powerful, purposeful workout. Take your yoga practice up a notch with a renewed sense of focus and strength.

Visit your local Whole Foods Market to learn more about community events & upcoming happenings.

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