VeloFit's personalized care is completely guided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy which ensures quality treatment when you need it the most. What sets VeloFit apart from other run-of-the-mill PT clinics is that you receive full one-on-one hour long treatments to meet your goals at a much faster rate.
We are the bridge from rehabilitation to performance training and wellness. Velofit offers the most up-to-date manual therapy techniques, movement re-education, bike fitting, cardio-metabolic testing, nutrition services and sports performance to meet all your needs.
Dr. Kur Sohn
PT, DPT, OCS
Kur is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) physical therapist who graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2001 and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Marymount University in 2005. He believes in manual therapy and functional strengthening to help people reach their goals. Kur is on the teaching staff at Kinetacore and is an Assistant Instructor for the Functional Dry Needling 1 course. His initial job after leaving school was at an elite sports performance facility where he gained valuable knowledge and experience with athletes that were preparing to “get back on the field.” This invaluable experience provided opportunities where he was able to combine rehabilitation with sports performance and conditioning.
Kur's primary focus is in the outpatient orthopedic setting and the athletic population. He has had exposure to athletes of all levels, including the professional level. He is a strong proponent of manual techniques, functional dry needling, and functional movement retraining to help patients and athletes reach their full potential. Kur has a special interest in sports performance and bike fitting and is a certified Clinical BikeFit Pro, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), and Functional Movement Systems (FMS) specialist.
He utilizes these unique skill sets to accurately assess, diagnose and treat individuals that are having performance issues on and off the bike. As an athlete himself, he understands the unique demands that are required to perform on the bike comfortably and efficiently. He is passionate about biomechanics and sports performance and truly believes that elite level physical therapy should be available to athletes of all levels. Tapping into the athletic potential of the human body is what drives him to provide this service to the DC area. In his spare time, he is found riding his bike on the roads and trails of the DC Metropolitan Area enjoying the great outdoors. He resides in Sterling, VA with his beautiful wife and two children.
Lynnea grew up in New Jersey where she was a competitive gymnast, as well as a track and field athlete. In college, she was a long jumper and hurdler in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 2019 and was awarded the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. She went on to receive her Masters degree from George Mason University. Lynnea is an avid CrossFitter and loves all things fitness. She is passionate about coaching and training individuals to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. Lynnea coached competitive gymnastics for eight years and has been a personal trainer and CrossFit coach since 2021. Beginning in November of 2023, she will also be stepping in as the Head Sprint Coach for Herndon High School's Track and Field team. Throughout her years as a competitive athlete, Lynnea's coaches and trainers had such positive impacts on her life, and she strives to have that same positive impact on all of her athletes and clients.
Reinaldo is a Certified Personal Trainer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University in Sport and Fitness Studies in 2000 where he played football as a defensive back. Before playing collegiate football, Reinaldo ran track in high school and continues to incorporate a variety of fitness methods to achieve well rounded athleticism.
Reinaldo has been in the fitness industry since graduation and is passionate about helping his clients attain higher levels of fitness as well as better overall long term health. In his nearly 20+ years of experience, Reinaldo has worked with a wide range of clientele from beginners just starting their fitness journey, to youth athletes and experienced exercisers, as well as middle aged adults into their senior years. Reinaldo helps individuals develop and reach a variety of personal goals through careful observation of the body’s movements and making necessary corrections by designing workouts to build a strong foundation for functional movement.
In addition to training his athletes, Reinaldo enjoys watching and learning about all sports especially his daughter’s soccer.
Margie Shapiro joins Velofit as a part time bike fitter. After competing in Division 1 Cross Country and Track for Georgetown University, she discovered she had a knack for cycling when she decided to try triathlon. While raising two kids and sharing in the founding and early development of Potomac River Running stores, she earned status as the fastest amateur triathlete in the world in 2005 with wins at the Best of the US National Championship and the World Age Group Triathlon Championship. In 2006, she turned pro and quickly worked her way onto the US National team. After racing on the ITU circuit for several years (including US Olympic Trials (’08, ’12) and World Championships (’07) qualification, she shifted focus to longer distance triathlon, where she enjoyed numerous podium and world championship finishes (including 9th at the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championship and top 7 (3rd American) at the 2014 Ironman 70.3 National Championship (St. George). Now retired from professional racing, she still enjoys staying fit, continues to coach triathletes and runners, and teaches high school Spanish.
Elissa is a certified Fitness Specialist (XFS) through EXOS. She will receive a Bachelors in Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy from Marymount University. She has also been trained and certified in advanced IASTM techniques of the spine, upper quarter and lower quarter. She played collegiate volleyball at Marymount University and wants to pursue playing professionally overseas. She participated in track and field and played basketball in high school before beginning her collegiate career.
Elissa is very interested in the fitness and health industry; she has a passion for instructing and promoting the value of strength training and recovery and strives to become a physical therapist.
Elissa also enjoys lifting, outdoor activities and learning about fitness and health.
She is currently working remotely as the office administrator while playing professional volleyball in Hungary for team Szegedi RSE!