Business Briefs: OBXtek, Club Pilates

 OBXtek Inc. was awarded a contract to provide training exercise support services to the National Guard Bureau (NGB). The five-year, $3.8 million contract was awarded through the OASIS Small Business contract vehicle.

OBXtek will provide training exercise support services to the Joint Staff’s Joint Exercise Program (JEP), Chairman’s Exercise Program (CEP), and National Exercise Program (NEP), across a full spectrum of possible emergencies that may occur due to natural disaster, mass accidents, terrorist events, or threats to the U.S.

“OBXtek is excited to expand our relationship with the National Guard Bureau and to assist with the exercise support programs,” said Dale Spencer, OBXtek president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to supporting the National Guard Bureau in its mission to maintain properly trained and equipped units.”

Additionally, OBXtek will assist with the planning, development, execution, and post-exercise support for the NGB and Joint Force Headquarters State training and exercise programs, the NGB Joint Staff, and the NGB Adaptive Battle Staff (ABS).

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Club Pilates

 Club Pilates, the nation’s largest Reformer-based Premium Pilates franchise, is celebrating the grand opening of Club Pilates Tysons Corner, marking the franchise’s 10th studio opening in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in just over a year.

Located at 1521 Boyd Pointe Way, Ste. B Vienna, VA 22182, the 2,150 square foot studio will host its grand opening event on Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th offering special pricing that weekend:  20% off memberships for the first month in addition to waiving enrollment fees, plus 20% off retail, as well as studio giveaways.

True to Joseph Pilates’ original Reformer-based Method, Club Pilates enhances the 50-minute group practice by incorporating 11 different pieces of equipment in addition to the traditional Reformer, including the EXO Chair, Bosu Ball, Triggerpoint, TRX, Barre and more. With 8 different signature class formats to choose from and 4 levels of practice, programs are catered to exercisers’ fitness levels and focus areas (i.e.: cardio vs. restorative vs. balance, etc.).

The Tyson’s Corner location is owned and operated by D.C.-native and entrepreneur Michael Grams who was the first to introduce Club Pilates to the Washington metropolitan area in Dec. 2017 when his first studio – and the first in the area – opened its doors in Pentagon City. The Pilates-fusion workout has since taken over the DMV – and the nation. With Grams’ second studio opening marking the 10th location for the DMV, Grams expects there to be at least 18 total studio locations in the D.C. surrounding areas in the future.

“After seeing great success with Club Pilates Pentagon City, I’m thrilled to be opening my second location just down the street from the bustling Tysons Corner Center,” says Grams.


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Truman Lewis
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