Active Living Fitness Coach

Mobility • Strength • Motivation • Balance


Glad you made it! This site will connect you with a gentler, more holistic exercise instructional approach tailored for older adults, the homebound, and all those in the Washington, DC area interested in a supportive and individualized pace for developing:
Mobility, Balance, Strength, Confidence,
Mental Sharpness and the Ability to Relax.
Senior Citizen Exercise Class
Sensible, Enjoyable, and Effective Programs for Seniors 
Offering customized programs for you or your loved one.

Let's work on your goals together!

  • Easy, Fun Joint-Friendly Movement through Range of Motion
  • Gentle and Safe Practice for Fall Prevention
  • Responsive and Practical Step-by-Step Strength Development
  • Mindful Awareness & Coordination Exercises for Alertness
  • Relaxation and Visualization Techniques
  • Invigorating, Cheerful Interactions and Positivity!       
Physical Fitness,  Mobility, Balance

American Senior Fitness Association Certified Personal Trainer,

NCCA Accredited ACTION Certified Personal Trainer

Mental Training, Coordination,

Certificate in Brain Fitness for Older Adults from American Senior Fitness Association


Certificate in Advanced Nutrition from ACTION 

Certification Governing Board

Instructional Methods

Postgraduate Professional

Pre-K through 12

Teaching License 

from Virginia Board of Education



Coaching Hours
Sunday through Friday: 6am - 10pm
Reach out today to reserve your time!


Personal and Small Group Training
Emphasizing Enjoyment, Motivation, Lifestyle, Posture,
Balance in Movement, Pain Reduction, and Safety
For Your Greater Quality of Life
Personal Training from $55 per session
Groups of Two or Couples Sessions start at $32 per person
Groups of Three to Four Participants start at $24 per person
Class Rates Available for Facilities and Organizations!
We accept all major credit cards. Ask about volume discounts!


I'm Joel Minton, an NCCA accredited certified personal trainer catering to the needs of seniors and gentle exercisers.  As a former teacher in adult high school, I observed how lesson activities originally designed for younger learners (teens) did not suit the needs of our older students. It's also true in the world of fitness training.
If you have ever become discouraged, as I was, or even injured, by one-size-fits-all instruction or training programs, then you might appreciate the calling I experienced in 2018.  I had a new sense of mission: to bring to people of all ages, abilities, and experience more inclusive and accessible methods of fitness, meditation, and cognitive exercise! 
After a year of preparation in my certification programs as well as study of varied additional materials, I launched Active Living Fitness Coach, to be your supportive coach as you become invigorated with strength, balance, and confidence in your Active Life!
Accredited, Licensed,  Insured 
Older couple affectionate



"For elderly people who have tried hard to gain back their physical mobility and were dissatisfied with ordinary senior workout classes, Joel's unique blend of physical exercise and mental mindfulness can be the ideal solution.

"Unlike the usual senior workout classes, Joel's fitness program applies . . . visualisation and targeting techniques that successful athletes use." 

-E. Talu

"Working with Joel was a great experience because he did not push me too hard and had the right approach for working with someone recovering from an injury. Other personal trainers I worked with just did the usual extreme exercises that would leave me in pain and susceptible to further injury. I did not have this worry with Joel at all . . . I highly recommend him to anyone looking for personal training."

-Moe Roddick

"Observing and participating in his program here [The  Fountains at Washington House], I find Joel Minton to be competent, well-educated, and concerned about his students.  It is my impression that he would be an asset at any institution with individuals needing his professional skills."

-Dr. Marvin E. Pizer, Surgeon (ret.)



"In-studio" with client Moe Roddick, Founder and CEO of Electric Elders of Virginia.

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Serving the vicinities of Arlington - Alexandria - Falls Church, Virginia,

Washington DC, and

Camp Springs and Oxon Hill, Maryland!

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"It's not the years in your life,

but the life in your years."

-Lawrence Biscontini

Enjoy Exercising

with Peace of Mind

in Trying Times

Your safety and peace of mind are the top priority!  All of my clients receive a free sterilized fitness ball to keep at home.  There's no physical contact with any shared equipment necessary!  Any equipment that is brought for your use has been thoroughly sterilized with Clorox disinfectant wipes prior to ever entering your doorway. 

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Arlington, VA 22202