Brian Richey

Washington, DC 20015

Brian, the owner/operator of Fit 4 Life DC, was born in Kailua, Hawai‘i, and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i with a B.S. in Exercise Science/Kinesiology.
Brian is certified as a:
• Medical Exercise Program Director through the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals (AAHFRP)
• Medical Exercise Specialist through AAHFRP
• Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist through AAHFRP
• Certified Instructor of the M.E.L.T. Method
• Certified Power Plate® Instructor
Brian is also a graduate of the Honolulu School of Massage and was a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Hawai‘i. He has worked as a personal trainer since 1993 throughout Hawai‘i and Washington, D.C. Brian is also an instructor for the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals and lectures nationwide.
Although he was raised in paradise, Brian’s childhood wasn’t all fun in the sun. He was an obese child, and by the age of 18 was topping the scales at more than 420 lbs.
"For me it was an addiction issue—I was addicted to food and couldn’t get enough. Now, I can’t blame anyone but myself. I had great role models; in fact my mom has been in the fitness industry since the late 70’s. After graduating from high school, I began seriously trying to lose the weight. And I did it in a unique way: diet and exercise. I started with exercise, five miles of walking around Diamond Head Crater in Waikiki everyday. While the walk itself was difficult, the hardest part was the ridicule I endured from the perfectly sculpted surfers I passed on a third of my route. But that steeled my desire. And I say desire because I wanted it; it went beyond just determination at that point. My weight began to come off slowly, but within three years I was under 200lbs. Now, I am almost 40 years old and my weight is around 220."

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About Me


  • BSc., Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology, University of Hawaii

Certifications / Trainings

MELT - MELT Instructor Training Level 1
MELT - MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training
TBMM - The BioMechanics Method - Corrective Exercise Specialist
TRX - TRX Rip Training Course
TRX - TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
METI - Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist
Pending Verification
METI - Medical Exercise Program Director
Pending Verification
METI - Medical Exercise Specialist
Pending Verification
ViPR - ViPR™ Certified Trainer
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Afco

Brian's Locations

Fit 4 Life DC

4400 Jenifer St NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20015

Additional Information


$125.00 / hr, Assessments-$150

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Faculty Instructor for Balance Body
  • Host; NBC's 4 Day Body Lift
  • National Center for Weight and Wellness; Bariatric and Obesity Exercise Consultant

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