WASHINGTON – One of the nation’s most recognized fitness trainers will help Five Points-Washington kick-off a new season of classes as the facility celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend.

WASHINGTON – One of the nation’s most recognized fitness trainers will help Five Points-Washington kick-off a new season of classes as the facility celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend.

On Saturday Joella Hopkins, a national presenter and trainer for Les  Mills International, will lead two classes and speak on “Why Fitness Members get the Best Results” during a unique morning long session.

“ Joella holds an important position in the Les Mills organization, and serves as the National Group Fitness Director for XSport Fitness and is featured in two Bodystep DVDs,” said Joy Green, Five Points fitness manager.

The fitness center at Five Points will feature all nine Les Mills classes in a 30 minute format between 7:30 a.m. and noon Saturday. Green said this gives Five Points members and guests can experience the full range of group exercise offered at the facility. The Saturday classes are offered in conjunction with the fitness center’s annual membership appreciation event.

Members are invited to bring one guest to the kick-off at no cost and day passes are available for purchase at the event for non-members.

Hopkins holds the leadership positions in the Les Mills organization and XSport Fitness and she has been a featured speaker a various national events such as the 2011 Fitness Leaders’ Summit, Green said.