ABOUT MACHINE PERFORMANCE CENTER
Toddlers as young as a year old, competitive high school swimmers, triathletes training for their next event, and locals looking for a good group exercise class all gather under the newly expanded Machine Performance Center in Vienna, Virginia.
Back in 2012, local Vienna residents Paris and Dan Jacobs, known to many in the area for owning the nationally-recognized Machine Aquatics Swim Team, along with partner Nancy Monaghan opened Machine Swim School with the goal of serving the local community with positive and nurturing group swim classes for all ages. At the time, the center held three endless pools and one small multipurpose room.
In response to a growing need in the community, they partnered with friends Alison and Andrew Galbraith to expand the fitness side of the facility, offering group fitness classes like TRX and yoga and starting a youth and adult triathlon team. With the growing success of the swim school, fitness classes, and triathlon team, the Machine management team broke ground on an expansion, increasing the size of the facility from 5,600 to 15,000 square feet.
Now, they’ve not only expanded their facility, but they’ve also expanded their offerings as the leading community resource for health and wellness services. Machine Performance Center is now the home of Machine Swim School, Machine Aquatics office, M3 Triathlon, Machine Fitness, and PT Solutions.
“We wanted to bring the best of the best under one roof,” Paris Jacobs said. “And that’s exactly what we’ve done with this expansion. We look forward to serving the community in a variety of ways.”
This newly expanded center boasts a 25-yard pool and three endless pools, meeting and party space, elite training facilities for the M3 Triathlon team, group exercise room, and physical therapy space. In addition to small group and private swim lessons, the center continues to offer stroke analysis, now including starts and turns analysis, adult learn to swim, services for triathletes, a variety of group exercise classes including Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga, and a true community gathering space.
The Jacobs, Galbraith, and Monaghan families are active in their community, with children in the local school systems and swimmers on the local swim teams. They are passionate about bringing fitness and wellness to the community through their fitness and swim classes and health and wellness classes like CPR for caregivers and seminars on concussion awareness through their partnership with in-house partner, PT Solutions. Through her private lessons, Monaghan is known throughout the area as the one to coach even the most reluctant swimmers into the water, bringing a love of swimming to clients of all ages.
“We love our local community, and we’re excited to serve the Vienna area through everything from group swim lessons for preschoolers on up to training triathletes,” Dan Jacobs said. “Seeing kids improve their skills and creating this community space is a dream come true.”
Swim Lessons for All Ages
We offer private and small group lessons for all ages. Our warm water tanks and in-ground pool provide a comfortable learning environment.
Modern Gym & Fitness Facilities
Our facility includes a gym with state-of-the-art machines and a group fitness room. We offer group fitness classes for all levels, physical therapy through PT Solutions, and training for triathletes.
Why Choose Us?
Machine Performance Center offers the best of the best under one roof. From our swim school to our competitive swim analysis, we offer the best in swim instruction in the Northern Virginia area. Our positive instruction and small group classes (capped at four) encourage even our most reluctant swimmers into the water. Plus, we offer small group training, personal training, and group fitness classes for teens through adults. Our in-house physical therapy partner, PT Solutions, provides a variety of services include concussion care, running analysis, and more.
WHAT CLIENT'S SAY
The R Family
It is very rare for me to write a review of a business, it is even rarer for me to give 5 stars. However, I think when businesses go out of their way to make their customers happy, they deserve recognition. My son started at Machine Aquatics at 3 years old with a wonderful instructor named Claire. My son is probably the most cautious three year old you have ever met and it takes him time to get comfortable. Claire was patient and kind with him and got him to trust her. He went from being scared of getting off the side of the pool to jumping right into her arms, submerging his head into the water, and coming out smiling. As a mom, I can’t begin to express how much I appreciate that kind of effort being exerted to help my son thrive. Businesses like this deserve to be recognized. We waited over 6 months to get a spot in one of the Machine Aquatics Swim classes, now I understand why this place is in such high demand. If you want your kids to, not only learn how to swim, but also love the water, there is no better place than Machine Aquatics Swim School.
The J Family
We have been here for four lessons now and it is a great place. The first time we came to check it out the owner let us in and showed us around even though they weren’t technically open, which was great! My 6 year old is fearful of the water and the teachers are wonderful with him. Lessons are available during the weekend and easy to schedule. My son has made more progress here than in two years of trying the county rec center classes. The people here really care about the kids and their progress and the service definitely makes a difference. The small lap pools are also perfect for little ones and less intimidating for them than the big, noisy county rec centers. Love it here!!
The B Family
My daughter had a negative swimming experience in a group class that scared her, and she refused to get into the water for some time. I searched around, and when I found Machine, I decided to try again. The difference between that first and second experience were night and day. The positive and nurturing environment at Machine was exactly what she needed. Now, she swims successfully on the summer swim team, and I also have her two brothers (ages 4 and 2) in swim class at Machine, too. It’s incredible peace of mind to know my children have strong swimming foundation.