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Functional Fitness

Scrapple and Izzy, above, with Functional Fitness’ Kavon Atakaki. Photo: Nicholas F. Benton
Scrapple and Izzy, above, with Functional Fitness’ Kavon Atakaki. Photo: Nicholas F. Benton

Nothing helps cope with suffering more than a smile, and these doggies who hang out at the premises of Falls Church’s Functional Fitness studio on S. Washington St. definitely know how to smile. They’re Scrapple (the one who looks like scrapple) and Izzy, the big one. They’re almost always on hand to lighten the spirits in the dungeon of difficulty. Actually, it’s not really like that at all, because the therapeutic exercises directed by Falls Church native Kavon Atabaki and his business partner Tom Abbey, away on vacation when our photographer showed up, specialize on bringing the non-buff and otherwise physically impaired into better fighting shape.

Just like Scrapple and Izzy, often accompanied by Archer, the tennis-ball obsessed Boston terrier (also away on vacay), clients at Functional Fitness are encouraged to “come as they are” and limit their showing off. There are great nutritional presentations and many other good things there, too.

Functional Fitness | 350 S. Washington St. | Falls Church | functionalfitnessva.com