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About Eva

My mission is to make fitness safe, fun and rewarding by building a balanced and healthy body through developing total body awareness and correct biomechanical movements without injuries. I emphasize posture and core strength; once you build a stable foundation then you can begin successfully developing the body to the specific goal that you have in mind.

With my extensive education and background in human physiology and over 20 yrs experience in the fitness industry I will stand beside you to get healthy, strong and pain free. You will learn to lead a healthy lifestyle by catering to your needs with customized fitness programs and individualized nutritional advice that will enhance the quality of your life and will help you achieve optimum health and vitality.

My favorite client story

"When I was suffering from a painful herniated disc problem, my wife suggested I try a few sessions with Eva. I ended up working with her weekly for several months, and I credit her patience, her deep knowledge, and her careful eye for my recovery. I am extremely grateful for her help and can wholeheartedly recommend her to others. I miss her a lot.
Vancouver (BC)'s loss. Portland is lucky to have her."

My favorite quote


My training philosophy

My approach is unique and effective because I go beyond your workout.
I inspire, educate and coach you to achieve results. I ensure your exercise experience is safe and enjoyable to keep you interested, motivated and on the track without getting injured.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Injury Prevention
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED/First Aid


BS in Biology & Chemistry & Education

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, Disabled, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Emphysema, Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Visually Impaired (Blind)

Additional Languages Spoken


I worked with Eva for many years, first at a gym and then in weekly home sessions. Working with Eva was a joy (if at times a hard and sweaty one). Her deep intelligence, extensive knowledge of body mechanics and function, coupled with her kind nature make her a superior trainer. She's always learning and re-training, and happy to improvise so that the session meets the needs of the client on that particular day and time. She comes to each session lively and keen. I miss her a lot. Vancouver's loss. Portland is lucky to have her.

Nancy R.

When I was suffering from a painful herniated disc problem, my wife suggested I try a few sessions with Eva. I ended up working with her weekly for several months, and I credit her patience, her deep knowledge, and her careful eye for my recovery. I am extremely grateful for her help and can wholeheartedly recommend her to others.

Vinit K.

Personal Training with Eva has opened my eyes to how important it is to stay fit, not just what I think is fit... The initial evaluation pinpointed weaknesses and the exercises she designed have made me stronger and fitter. Her cheerful attitude is very encouraging. She is patient and explains everything clearly, checking that the exercises are performed properly. I feel I have made progress and this is confirmed by the evaluations. Eva is a very pleasant person to work with.

Lorie K.

I started working with Eva after I gave birth to my first daughter about 4 years ago. I had been seeing a physiotherapist regularly for hip-flexor issues. But once I started seeing Eva, I didn’t need to go to physio anymore. She knew exactly which muscles needed strengthening and was able to design a program that addressed my weaknesses. I’ve since continued to see Eva regularly at my home, which has been very convenient. It is clear that she has so much expertise on how the body works and is always able to target any issues I have. She has kept the exercise program constantly interesting (changing things up every few weeks, as needed) and has made my body strong and fit. Eva also helped me while I was pregnant with my second daughter, as she has extensive knowledge about prenatal and postnatal fitness. I also recommended that my husband work with Eva last year since he was having back problems. He hasn’t stopped thanking me since she did wonders for his back and overall fitness and transformed the way he exercises now. Finally, Eva has become a good friend as she’s such a great pleasure to work with and talk to. We both miss her very much but are excited to continue working with her on Skype. I can’t recommend her more highly!

Ms. G.

I’ve worked with Eva for many years, both at a local gym and in my home. She has a great understanding of the body/anatomy and can individualize a program to fit you needs. She is very encouraging and ‘fun’ to work with. I can highly recommend her.

Beverley T.

Although I had been active in my earlier years I somehow had about a ten year lapse. I was a hundred pounds overweight, had arthritic knees and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Eva took all this into consideration when she designed a fitness program for me. She stuck with me during my 100pound weight loss never pushing me to hard but continuing to encourage me throughout. She brought me back from the wasteland of the sedentary. Today I thank her for never giving up on me and taylor-making a program that worked perfectly for me. It was always such a pleasure to have someone so professional & personable show up and be interested in taking me to to the next level of fitness.

Carol D.

I'm a mechanic, I work hard and I was having issues with my body. My back, neck, feet, shoulders were painful. I was just putting up with the pain and suffering through work everyday until Eva started training me. Eva is an expert trainer,kind, caring, and easy to work with. She quickly set me up with daily regiment of stretches and exercises. My life quality has improved so much after Eva has been my trainer. I highly recommend her!

Samuel P.

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