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ACE certified personal trainer

Valerie Salinas lightening bolt

Verified 5 Reviews
location-iconOutdoor & In-Home location-iconVirtual
vaccinated COVID-19 Vaccinated

About Valerie

I Believe, Life is finding your purpose in this Universe, educating yourself in that realm, and making a difference in someone else's life. For me, that is teaching and providing the resources needed to live a Healthy 365 Life.


I've been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. I currently work as a Health Coach/Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and run my own business. Throughout my career, my clientele has consisted of all age groups and fitness levels.


I earned an MS in Health Education from Hofstra University and a BA in Physical Education with a Minor in Parks and Recreation Management from The University of North Carolina Wilmington. I'm a certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor from the American Council of Exercise. This organization is NCCA accredited.


Let's embark on adopting a Healthy and Physical Lifestyle so you can live a Healthy 365 Life together.


 


 


 


 


 


My favorite exercise

Running and anything else that keeps me active and outdoors so I can be closer to Mother Earth.

My favorite quote

"It’s not what you acquire in life that defines who you are, it’s what you do with your life that defines who you are... "
Valerie Salinas

My training philosophy

Focus, Breathe, and Conquer

My training experience

Over 25 years in the health and fitness industry and I've worked with a variety of clientele. I specialize in women's health and senior fitness.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ace certification ACE Certified Health Coach

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED

Education

Master's Health Education, Bachelor's Physical Education

Who I Especially Like Working With

Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Overweight/ Obese, Seniors, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Arthritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Knee Pain/Issues, Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Sciatica, Stress

Are you looking for a personal trainer with a wealth of knowledge in the human body, exercise, and nutrition, Val’s your gal! Val has taught me so much. Because of her, I am a healthier and happier 50 something year old. Above all, my strength went up up up, and the scale went down. I have been training with Val for over a year, and I highly recommend her services. Most of all, I was thrilled to have found her, and you will be too! She’s a lot of fun and has the best laugh!

Rosanne

Are you looking for a personal trainer with a wealth of knowledge in the human body, exercise, and nutrition, Val’s your gal! Val has taught me so much. Because of her, I am a healthier and happier 50 something year old. Above all, my strength went up up up, and the scale went down. I have been training with Val for over a year, and I highly recommend her services. Most of all, I was thrilled to have found her, and you will be too! She’s a lot of fun and has the best laugh!

Rosanne

Valerie is an outstanding master of what she does, incredibly bright, with years of fitness knowledge, an expert in all fields of the fitness world. Furthermore, she has a warm, spontaneous personality that makes workouts fun. Val is the real deal in the industry of health and fitness industry and is the standard by which any trainer should be measured. Most of all, she is passionate about fitness, and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm she brings to everything she does. Lastly, Val makes each workout challenging, creative, but most importantly, fun.

April

I needed accountability and guidance to become healthier after the birth of my second child. I started with Valerie in January 2020, before the pandemic. I started with twice-a-week sessions and, after COVID restrictions were lifted and we were able to continue training, upped to three times a week. Why? Trainign with Valerie is the only exercise I've stuck with as an adult. Valerie always arrives upbeat and excited, and her energy and enthusiasm usually rub off on me, and I leave my sessions happy and exhausted. As a plus-size person, I was concerned about how a trainer would react to me. Valerie is unconditionally supportive and encouraging while holding me accountable and pushing me. While I don't think she self-labels as a HAES (health at every size) trainer, she checks off all the components in her interactions with me and her overall philosophy: weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being, and life-enhancing movement. Her goal is for me to feel healthy and move my body in ways I enjoy to help meet that goal. This summer, I asked if we could do some pool workouts, and she designed a whole water aerobics program for me. If we try an exercise and I don't like it for whatever reason, she will come up with another exercise that hits the same muscles. In addition to getting a. good workout in, we laugh a lot. She's just fun to be around, which makes the more challenging exercises go by quicker (most of the time)! I highly recommend Valerie to anyone looking for a high-quality, well-trained, engaging personal trainer.

Kelly F.

I needed accountability and guidance to become healthier after the birth of my second child. I started with Valerie in January 2020, before the pandemic. I started with twice-a-week sessions and after COVID restrictions were lifted and we were able to continue training, upped to three times a week. Why? Training with Valerie is the only exercise I've stuck with as an adult. Valerie always arrives upbeat and excited, and her energy and enthusiasm usually rub off on me, and I leave my sessions happy and exhausted. As a plus-size person, I was concerned about how a trainer would react to me. Valerie is unconditionally supportive and encouraging while holding me accountable and pushing me. While I don't think she self-labels as a HAES (health at every size) trainer, she checks off all the components in her interactions with me and her overall philosophy: weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being, and life-enhancing movement. Her goal is for me to feel healthy and move my body in ways I enjoy to help meet that goal. This summer, I asked if we could do some pool workouts, and she designed a whole water aerobics program for me. If we try an exercise and I don't like it for whatever reason, she will come up with another exercise that hits the same muscles. In addition to getting a. good workout in, we laugh a lot. She's just fun to be around, which makes more challenging exercises go by quicker (most of the time)! I highly recommend Valerie to anyone looking for a high-quality, well-trained, engaging personal trainer.

Kelly F.

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