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Blackout is a strength based training facility that provides exceptional personal and small group coaching for those who want to excel at being strong and resilient. 

Blackout is not a regular gym. From state of the art equipment and classes, to custom nutrition and training solutions designed specifically for you. We can change your life if you let us.


Meet The Coaches

Ken Stewart founded Tysons Playgournd in 2012 to share his passion for sports, fitness and nutrition with people of all ages. These health oriented passions are driven by the deaths of his mother and grandmother from diseases that took them early.

Coach Ken Stewart
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Owen Patterson III received his Bachelor's Degree in Health Administration and Business in 2013 from Ohio University. Although his professional opportunities deviated from healthcare, he remained physically active as a hobby.

Coach Owen Patterson III
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I left the fitness industry 20 years ago because life put me on a different path. I've always been an active fitness goer, because fitness makes me feel like myself.


Coach Fabienne Arnodo
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My story really began...

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Stewart attended Howard University on a wrestling scholarship and graduated with a degree in business management, Since then, he has been an entrepreneur in the nutrition, sports and fitness fields, providing fitness and nutrition consulting to the highest-level athletes and celebrities as well as youth team and people seeking to improve their helth through diet and exercise.

He is a strength and conditioning coach, nutrition consultant, certified USA Track & Field Level 1 coach, USA Weightlifting Club and Sports Performance coach, functional movement specialist, certified Russian Kettlebell instructor and holds many specialty certifications.

While serving in the United States Navy from 1993 to 1998, he was stationed in London, England and served as the command physical readiness coordinator. He also was a member of the ALL Navy Wrestling team, where he was a two-time U.S. Navy wrestling champion and Armed Forces Championships Silver Medalist.

He also is a lifetime drug-free professional bodybuilder who has won many bodybuilding titles.

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  • Strength Training

  • Fat Loss

  • Physique Transformation

My story really began...

Owen became more serious about health and fitness in November 2018, when a routine primary care checkup for his mother resulted in her needing open heart surgery. While the surgery was successful, this moment lit a spark in Owen. He vowed to do everything he could to make sure those around him were always mindful of their health and fitness. Owen made a commitment to merge his passion and leadership skills from his corporate job with health and fitness.

This journey started with Owen getting in better shape himself. "I began training and cleaning up my diet, because I'm the type of leader and person to show, not tell". Owen then completed his Personal Training Certification. Shortly after, he met Ken, Owner of Tyson's Playground and Blackout in 2019 where he began coaching Blackout classes on weekends. Owen also works with many individual personal training clients.

"While I've had successes as a coach, it's my obligation to continue to learn. The more I know, the more I can teach my clients, the better they are - this is the ultimate win for me"

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  • TRX Suspension


My story really began...

After moving to the U.S. seven years ago, I got my second chance to make my passion become a career. And I wanted to make the most out of it. 

My personal fitness journey and my transition to be a fitness and nutrition coach, helped me in some critical moments of my life. Being a mom, an expat, a foreigner and simply trying to catch up with myself as a woman.

Because fitness has given me so much, I want to give back to people. Over the past several years, I've had the opportunity to obtain certifications through StrongFirst(SFG1), Precision Nutrition (PN1), Box'n'Burn Academy (Level I and II instructor), ONNIT Academy and Concept2 Rowing Instructor Certification.

I want women to love food as nourishment and fuel for their body, not as punishment or as an emotional buddy.

I coach men and women to become strong & fit and I really love my work. I love to share my energy and help people to become the best version of themselves.

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  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor

  • Strength Training

  • Precision Nutrition

  • Boxing Conditioning