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Whether you are at the start of your fitness journey or looking to improve your performance, we provide expert guidance, motivation, and accountability to get you on a lasting path to success and positive lifestyle change.

What makes personal training at Thrive different (and better)? 

We set the bar higher with our level of coaching and we’re experts at knowing what it takes to keep joints balanced and moving well. We incorporate corrective and restorative properties of movement to help improve how your body moves. With strength and conditioning, personalized attention and intelligent programming, you can improve your energy, power, and physical vitality regardless of any past injuries or obstacles.

Your fitness program (and your health journey) will benefit from many of our services and experts, all dedicated to helping you restore, revive and optimize your health.

Are you looking to improve the way you feel in your body? Lose weight? Regain balance? Increase your overall strength?

Do you find yourself getting injured or having pain on one side of your body more than the other?

Do you participate in a repetitive rotational sport like tennis, volleyball, baseball, softball, etc. and you are looking for the edge to keep your body moving well and prevent injury?

Do you have scoliosis or spinal curve changes and you want to learn how to move your body, exercise without pain, and strengthen your core?

Have you had a total joint replacement or other major surgery and are looking forward to getting back to a regular fitness program?

Thrive’s Fitness Training is ideal for those looking to…

  • Improve your overall fitness and move better
  • Recover from an injury
  • Reduce muscle or joint discomfort
  • Regain balance and strength

We incorporate corrective and restorative properties of movement to help you improve how your body moves while helping you achieve your health and fitness goals.

No matter where you are on your journey or where you want to go, our coaches will personalize your exercise program to help you become the best version of yourself. With well-planned, intelligent training, our coaches will educate and empower you to reach your health and fitness goals.

Fitness Training Services

Available only at Thrive’s Virginia Beach Market Square location.
20% discount offered to military, first responders and healthcare workers for all cash-based services. 

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Membership Plans and Packages offer our services at reduced rates and allow for additional discounts.

Restorative Fitness & Personal Training at Thrive Proactive Health

Initial Assessment & Body Composition Analysis

45 minutes $59 $29.50 (limited-time offer)

During your assessment we will review your health history, previous injuries, exercise experience and goals for the program moving forward. We measure your strength and mobility, gait, and your standing and moving posture to identify your unique movement profile.

We use the Inbody 770 Body Composition Analyzer to give us a complete breakdown of your body’s composition including muscle mass, fat mass and water distribution. With all of this data we will, together, develop a plan to help you meet your goals.

If you have questions, please use the chat feature or call: (757) 364-0067

Restorative Fitness & Personal Training at Thrive Proactive Health

Private Fitness Training

Work one-on-one with your trainer and personalized plan of care that meets your fitness goals.

Cost is based on your personalized plan: frequency, session length and if you have a membership plan or package.

If you have questions, please use the chat feature or call: (757) 364-0067

Restorative Fitness & Personal Training at Thrive Proactive Health

Semi-Private, Two-Person Fitness Training

Grab a workout buddy or allow our trainers to pair you up with a partner with similar fitness goals. Motivate each other as you work on reaching your goals.

Cost is based on your personalized plan: frequency, session length and if you have a membership plan or package.

If you have questions, please use the chat feature or call: (757) 364-0067

Restorative Fitness & Personal Training at Thrive Proactive Health

Small Group, Four-Person Fitness Training

Grab three workout buddies or allow our trainers to pair you up with a group with similar fitness goals. Motivate each other as you work on reaching your goals.

Cost is based on your personalized plan: frequency, session length and if you have a membership plan or package.

If you have questions, please use the chat feature or call: (757) 364-0067

Thriver Love Notes

I came to Thrive with a right shoulder replacement. The staff showed me how compensating for that shoulder for so long had thrown my spine and hips out of alignment and was the source of a lot of pain I’d been having. We started a regimen of exercises to correct that while also working on mobility and eventually strength in my shoulder. So glad I chose Thrive. I had forgotten what it was like to be pain free. Great staff!!
John I.

Meet Your Fitness Training Experts

McKenzie Makar

KR General Manager + Athletic Trainer

McKenzie is a Certified Athletic Trainer having spent most of her career assisting athletes in wellness and prevention, emergency care, injury evaluation, and rehabilitative care. She made her way to THRIVE inspired to approach personalized care more holistically and proactively.

McKenzie values progressing her patients physical and mental strength, as well as her own. She believes everyone should be able to move efficiently and pain free, whether that is in the gym, your job, sport, or home. “We are all in this health and wellness journey together for the long run. Approach everyday with the goal to become 1% better.”


Education / Certifications / Training Courses

  • Master’s of Athletic Training, Old Dominion University
  • Bachelors of Athletic Training, University of Tampa
  • Certified Personal Trainer, NASM

On a personal note…

  • Moved to VB from Fort Myers, FL in 2018.
  • Happy dog mom to two rottweilers
  • Hobbies: Strength training, reading, going to the beach
  • Favorite Music: Country

Kim Scholl


Exercise Specialist + Fitness Coach

Kim developed an appreciation for strength and efficient movement at an early age, growing up on a farm in Michigan. After a family move to Florida, she kept moving via dance, running, and group exercise. She completed BS and MS at the University of Florida, teaching as a graduate student in the Dept. of Health and Human Performance. She realized during that time that she absolutely loved being able to educate people about fitness and how to make it a fun and enjoyable journey. She continued to be curious about the body, graduating from massage school in Pensacola, FL. She has also completed a 200hr yoga instructor course in Virginia Beach.

Kim has trained clients in California, Texas, Florida, Rhode Island, and Virginia while her husband has been deployed for up to a year at a time. She is constantly seeking new opportunities for education in order to find ways to inspire and motivate folks to enjoy the art and science of physical fitness.

On a personal note…

Long, long ago, in a bar in Pensacola, Kim met a handsome Naval Aviator.  They eloped and the Navy moved them many times, but when hubby’a military service landed the two in Virginia Beach, Kim (at 7 months pregnant at the time), announced, “I’m home!”  They now have two grown children, one son who graduated from JMU and a daughter still in college. They recently added two English Labs to the mix, who love going to the beach and playing fetch.  In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading, hiking and biking. She and her husband recently rode the Capital Trail, from Jamestown to Richmond, spent the night and rode back the next day. Over 100 miles round trip…on a 3 speed beach cruiser. And loved every second of it!

Jake Freeman, Fitness Coach

Jake Freeman


Exercise Specialist + Fitness Coach

As a Thriver, Jake experienced first-hand the value and results of our Postural Restoration therapy. That excellent experience led to him joining the Thrive team as one of our fitness coaches, passionate about helping others with the same level of care and skill he received. 

Jake has experience creating and implementing training programs for firefighters and police cadets as well for all levels of athletes. 

I love helping others reach their health, fitness, and performance goals — whether they are looking to improve the performance of their sport, move pain free, or improve their quality of life. Having been both an athlete looking to improve my performance, and as someone who was stuck in chronic pain over a period of years and unable to participate in many forms of movement, I understand the frustrations that can come with both. My goal is to help others avoid those frustrations and provide a path that will allow them to achieve their goals.


Education / Certifications / Training Courses

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Science
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)


On a personal note…

Outside of helping our Thrivers, Jake enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, reading and spending time with his family. 

Frequently Asked Questions
About Fitness Training at Thrive

Do you offer fitness programs for seniors and people with limited mobility?

We offer exercise solutions to anyone who wants to get more out of their fitness. We look at everyone as a unique individual and want fitness to be accessible to everyone no matter their perceived limitations or current level. We are specialists in helping people move better and get more out of exercise.

Do you offer fitness training for competitive athletes?

We work with all of our members to improve the function and performance of the human body. No matter what level of recreational or sports performance that is, we will assess any opportunities for improvement and performance. We want you to move better and perform at a higher level. No matter what that level is, we want to take you further.

Will fitness training help with balance issues?

Absolutely — our fitness training programs will help with balance issues. And hopefully beyond even what you may expect. The area of balance is one that is defined in many different ways and often misunderstood. Because we understand that balance comprises both static and moving posture, mobility, proprioception and strength, we train for it through multiple avenues and our members see improvement beyond simply the ability to “stand on one leg”.

We look at balance three-dimensionally and challenge our members to be able to maintain range of motion and control and find balance through more complex movement and exercise. We don’t want you to just be able to “achieve” a moment of balance, we want you to have the tools to find balance in any environment of movement and exercise.

Can I start a personal fitness program if I have an injury and/or pain?

Unfortunately, too often exercise is the thing that ends up hurting us, which limits the very goals we are trying to reach. We believe exercise should make the body feel good by moving better and building a more resilient system that can keep you doing the things you love.

We recognize that almost everyone has had injuries, experiences nagging or chronic pain, or feels limited by the things they can do. We are passionate about helping you overcome obstacles. We have assembled an industry-leading team of coaches, biomechanical experts and physical therapists who meet you right where you are, and who are committed to finding solutions.

What makes the restorative fitness program different?

Restorative Fitness is an innovative approach to exercise that seeks to improve overall fitness by focusing on what matters most: building a body that can move well in the first place. We assess each individual to understand their unique profile in order to determine what they need. By understanding each person, we can then use exercise to improve movement and challenge fitness.

We welcome anyone who wants to achieve a higher level of fitness. We are movement experts who are passionate about the human body. From people coming off of injury to healthy gym-goers, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, we work with people looking to improve and optimize function and performance. No matter where you are on the journey, we will tailor an exercise program specifically for you.

Do you use weights or special equipment?

While you will see a lot of very specialized equipment here, we use everything from dumbbells and kettlebells to TRX, medicine balls, barbells and more. From traditional to non-traditional equipment, free weights to bodyweight, the program is not built on a particular apparatus or brand, but instead focuses on what your body needs biomechanically and draws from a vast array of equipment and tools to get there.

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2830 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Monday • 9am - 7pm
Tuesday • 9am - 7pm
Wednesday • 9am - 7pm
Thursday • 9am - 7pm
Friday • 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday • 9am - 2pm alternating
Sunday • CLOSED

(757) 364-0067
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1320 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Monday • 11:30am - 7pm
Tuesday • CLOSED
Wednesday • 9am - 1pm
Thursday • CLOSED
Friday • 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday • CLOSED
Sunday • CLOSED 

(757) 364-0067
Fax: 757-416-7777