MightyMeals is the Official Meal Prep Company of VIDA Fitness

By: Christine Bean

We are excited to announce that MightyMeals is the official meal prep provider of VIDA Fitness, a premiere health and wellness club with six locations throughout the Washington D.C. metro area. We recently sat down with Director of Nutrition, Addie Claire Jones, MS, RD, CSCS, to learn more about how VIDA is more than just a gym and how MightyMeals helps their busy clients take one thing off their plate.

Tell me about VIDA Fitness.
Addie Claire: VIDA Fitness opened its first location in the Capital One Arena in August 2006 and now operates six locations in Washington, D.C. and Virginia (U Street, Logan Circle, City Vista, Gallery Place and the Yards in Washington, D.C. and in Ballston, VA.)  Our goal is simple; to make our clients’ lives better! We are more than just a gym, and each of our locations offers something a little different.  In addition to group classes, personal training offerings, and workout machines, our VIDA locations also feature our Fuel Bar, offering VIDA Signature Smoothies, assorted beverages, and snacks. We also have our very own Aura Spa, and SweatBox, a studio fitness concept that improves cardiovascular endurance while building lean muscle mass and improving flexibility. Our locations offer member lounges, saunas and steam rooms, a variety of pools, and so much more.

Director of Nutrition: Addie Claire Jones, MS, RD, CSCS

How did you get your start with VIDA Fitness and their nutrition program?
Addie Claire: I started working for VIDA back in 2016 as a brand new Registered Dietician. In 2017, I was promoted to Director of Nutrition.  In 2020, I built-up our nutrition department to full capacity, which is six registered dietitians.  I also took on the project of credentialing and contracting for billing health insurance, and now our team is in-network with CareFirst. In 2021, I took over the Fuel Bar, where we make awesome smoothies and grab & go items.
How did you discover MightyMeals?
Addie Claire: VIDA became a MightyMeals pickup location in 2017, so that’s when I was introduced to MightyMeals! I love that there is something for everyone; like gluten-free options for people who need it, meat options for people who aren’t looking for plant-based meals, spicy meals for people who love tons of flavor, etc. Our values align; we love supporting and partnering with a local, growing company whose goal is to help people live happier, healthier lives by taking meal prep off their plate. Plus, it’s way cheaper than buying groceries!
Why would you recommend MightyMeals to your clients?
Addie Claire: MightyMeals has truly changed a lot of my clients’ lives. Everyone in D.C. is extremely busy, so MightyMeals really takes an excuse away in terms of healthy eating!  I recommend that my clients be realistic with what they have time to do for themselves, and for what they don’t, outsource what you can.  For most of my busy clients, it’s not realistic for them to cook 3+ meals per day for themselves, much less grocery shop! I always say, you can’t have someone workout for you but you can have someone cook for you!
What’s your favorite MightyMeal?
Addie Claire: My favorite meal has always been the Sweet Chili Chicken Soba!

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