About Us

CH Fitness & Performance provides expert Olympic-style weightlifting instruction and coaching to create optimum fitness and enhance athletic performance.


CH Fitness & Performance was founded by US Olympian and USAW International Coach Cara Heads Slaughter and offers an extensive menu of coaching services and educational programs to meet each individual's specific goals- for the person interested in learning  weightlifting, for elite athletes and experienced coaches, and for everyone in between!


Designated by USA Weightlifting as a Community Development Training Site in 2019 and 2020, our weightlifting training area offers 6 platforms; Eleiko, Rogue and Pendlay weightlifting bars; Rogue competition and Pendlay elite bumpers; squat stands, multiple pulling block stations, and 2 dedicated jerk block stations.

Our greatest asset and resource is our team of dedicated coaches. We are committed to and exemplify a core belief that teaching proper technique combined with a thoughtful approach to planning weightlifting training is essential to optimum performance on the platform.

CH Fitness and Performance shares the same building address with South Arlington Fitness & Nutrition at 607 S. Ball St. in Arlington, VA. 



On-site parking lot and metered on-street parking (free on Sunday). Additional free public parking is available in the parking garage at 201 12th Street S when entering after 4:00 pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday. The garage is open 24/7 but you must exit before 6:00 am each day to avoid charges.. The building parking garage can be accessed on Long Bridge Drive between 12th Street and 10th Street. 

Metro: Within walking distance (15 min.) to the Crystal City, Pentagon City and Pentagon stations served by the Blue and Yellow lines.

CHFP is closed in observance of the following holidays:

New Years Day


Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day


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