Walking in to Occoquan Bay Performance, I thought it was just another gym. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Yes, there are unique workouts, individualized training, awesome group classes, etc. The difference? One room, one guy, and an idea. This room at OBP is the future of fitness. Why? It’s dedicated to live, online group sessions. Nick Mann is changing the way we work out. And throwing our excuses out the window. Traffic? Time? You don’t have to drive now, so yes, you have time. No equipment? Not necessary. Sorry, the excuses have run out. These online sessions aren’t where you simply watch and replicate. The interactive approach online keeps people accountable. The excuse of not having enough time to get to the gym, traffic, etc is now officially out the window. (Dammit. I’ll be online soon…Thanks, Nick.) What’s the coolest part? I could get my best friend in FLORIDA to sign up, and we could work out together online. Or my co-workers on the west coast. Connecting us with our peoples through fitness? Damn. Social interaction & human connectivity wins again (ex: Facebook, anyone?)! Fun Fact: Nick also has a video series for Dining Out Healthy in NOVA. He hits popular restaurants and gives advice on what options are good. No more skipping out on social eating (or screwing up your hard work so far…). Keep up with Nick on his Facebook page and obpgym.com.