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About Leila

If you are interested in losing weight, gaining lean muscle or simply getting healthier overall, call for your free consultation today! My approach is a holistic one that focuses on educating you on how to be balanced and connect mind/body/spirit. I specialize in women's health, corrective exercise, weight loss, personal training, flexibility, nutritional counselling, stress management, relieving back pain and strengthening the core.


Before an individualized exercise program can be properly designed a full assessment is done in order to find any muscular imbalances that may need to be addressed to be included in the program so that you don't get injured and or, relieve pain. If you're not assessing, you're guessing! Throwing a bunch of exercises at a person will only lead to faulty movement patterns and injuries. Stress is the number one killer in this day and age and exercising to exhaustion can add to that stress by releasing more stress hormones and putting you in a catabolic state or muscle breakdown. Exercise should be anabolic or build you up so that you create nice lean muscle, feel better, have more energy, improve sleep quality and overall quality of life. If your exercise program is suited to your body's stress levels you will be successful.


I specialize in functional training, corrective exercise, core strength, nutrition counselling and helping you to gain a better understanding of how your body's many systems work together as one organic unit to keep you healthy and thriving. 


My favorite client story

I had a client in Chicago who had Fibromyalgia and wanted to lose 40 pounds. We worked together for about a year and she worked very hard to reach your goals. She changed her lifestyle and eating habits to do so. She would come to me some days in pain and feeling really tired but would still want to do some kind of workout so I'd give her more of a 'workin' program for that day, something less intense. She reached her goals and to this day has kept it off by living a healthy lifestyle based on what I taught her. I am very proud of her and so happy I could help her on her way to a more fit and healthy life.

My favorite exercise

Sprints are one of my favorite things to do because it is a total body workout and really hits the core. I'm sure that sounds surprising but it's true. Sprinting is by far one of the best core exercises to do but, you must build up to it.

My favorite quote

"Your thoughts are your reality."

My training philosophy

Before an individualized exercise program can be properly designed a full assessment is done in order to find any muscular imbalances that may need to be corrected and included in the program so that you don't get injured. If you're not assessing, you're guessing! Throwing a bunch of exercises at a person will only lead to faulty movement patterns and injuries. Stress is the number one killer in this day and age and exercising to exhaustion can add to that stress by releasing more stress hormones and putting you in a catabolic state or muscle breakdown. Exercise should be anabolic or build you up so that you create nice lean muscle, feel better, have more energy, improve sleep quality and overall quality of life. If your exercise program is suited to your body's stress levels you will be successful. I specialize in functional training, corrective exercise, core strength, nutrition counselling and helping you to gain a better understanding of how your body's many systems work together as one organic unit.

My training experience

When I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education at the University of New Mexico in 2002 and worked many years performing health assessments, education, research, and disease analysis related to health care in the community, I realized a compassion for patients who suffered physically and emotionally from health-related traumas. There I gradually discovered how these patients come to grips with their response mechanisms to external influences, which facilitates improvement in health. I also discovered that many of their diseases and health related problems could easily be resolved with proper nutrition and exercise. I realized at a very young age how perseverance and dedication through physical endurance can help one with self-worth, self-esteem and confidence to be a productive member of society and I had a passion to want to help others do the same. Perhaps for these reasons did I continue educating myself in health care, obtain a certificate as a Personal Trainer, and work with one of the top training agencies in Chicago. A few years later I moved to South Florida and gained more education through the C.H.E.K Institute and worked with one of their most brilliant staff instructors who is also one of the best Physical Therapists I've seen. As a trainer, I have helped clients from many walks of life in Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Pasadena, and now Austin, Texas areas to achieve healthier states of being through exercise and dietary programs. The sense of personal satisfaction in seeing my clients lose weight, improve self-esteem, overcome vertigo, bipolar disorders, rehab injuries, or fibromyalgia, and gain a heightened sense of perception fuels my continuing interest in how nutrition and movement affect the human body.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Functional Training
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • TRX
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Cross Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Training Areas Served

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