MEET VENUS

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I GET YOU STRONG AT EVERY ANGLE

I'm a mindful movement coach & fitness trainer who helps people connect to their bodies with intentional movement to optimize any goal they set for themselves in body, mind, & soul. I'm located in Los Angeles, California & have been training clients since 2007.

 

I believe the body-mind-soul connection is one powerful unit & if we can connect all 3, we are home & whole...

Free to be as strong, joyful, peaceful, warrior-like, secure, sexy, silly, playful, or any feeling we desire.

We can access all the feels & be whatever we choose to be whenever we want.

 

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"STRENGTH AT EVERY ANGLE."

 

So why start with the body?

 

The body is our outermost layer, the physical. Sometimes we have to work from the outside-in, in order to live from the inside out.

 

As a kid, I played every sport available and even got my own gym membership at the age of thirteen. My parents would drop me off and I'd pull out the latest fitness magazine workouts and get my pump on at the gym. The sports I focused on were swimming (competitive for seven years) & golf (played NCAA Division-1 at Baylor University).

 

Unfortunately I lost both of my parents to cancer (2001 & 2005), but

it taught me a lot of life lessons of what's important in life... 

 

Love of Body, Mind, & Soul.

So I made my love of fitness a reality and became a personal trainer to energize and “awesome”-ize others. Yes, it sucks that I lost both my parents to cancer but loss is part of all of our stories; it led me to find Compassion and Vulnerability to be the characteristics I value most & I'm continually understanding. I don't always say what people want to hear but I always speak my truth.

"MOVEMENT IS MY MEDICINE..."

My movement style is influenced by Corrective Movement, Animal Flow, Yoga, Suspension Training, Calisthenics, Primal Movement and other Bodyweight training practices. I also love using weighted modalities like Kettlebells, Dumbbells, Clubs, Bulgarian bags, Medicine balls, and anything else that challenges my body to move through space.

Overall, Connection to the body's Kinetic Energy & Breath to create Flow & have Fun is my main focus regardless of whatever movement or exercise I engage in. With that I get all the benefits - Strength, Mobility, Cardio, Breathwork, Coordination, Playfulness, Mind-Body Connection, and ultimately a deeper connection with Myself that feels in Tune... Movement Meditation that is Fun!

I’m constantly curious so I do continued education yearly to acquire a deeper understanding of movement and acquire new certifications. The amazing thing is that the more that I learn, the more I realize that almost everything works when the right intention is behind the movement.

 

Some of my fitness certifications & continued education courses include:

NASM-CPT

Animal Flow Instructor Level 1 & 2

Kettlebells (Onnit Academy & KBA)

Yoga 200 Hr (Core Power)

FRCms (Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist)

PCms (Primal Chains Movement Specialist)

TRX

EFTI-Equinox

Boxing (Box N Burn)

Clubbell Athletics

Bulgarian Bag & HydroCore

Wim Hof & other Breathwork training

XPT (Extreme Performance Training) - Breathwork/Water Training/Thermal Heat & Cold/Recovery

Mace Training

... Okay, you get it, I'm a movement geek! And there's plenty more on my list that I plan on taking.

LET'S CONNECT

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"GROWTH IS EMPOWERING."

I've taught a variety of clients and classes of every age and every goal. From athletes, actors, fitness enthusiasts (young, middle-aged, retirees), to post-injury, each person is unique from the anatomy of their body to the energy of their mental state, yet the fundamentals stay consistent. 

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I've been a guest lecturer and have taught live at many places and events, including Cal State University, Pepperdine University for School of Kinesiology, and San Francisco's City Fit Fest.

And hey, a girl's gotta travel, so I also teach at workshops, events, and private retreats all over -- Madrid, Stockholm, Hawaii, London, Mexico-- the list keeps growing! 

I'm also a fitness model and have worked for a variety of major brands, including Athleta, Beats by Dre, Reebok, TonalBowflex, Total Gym, Mercedes Benz, AdidasSrixon Golf, and more. 

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MUSCLE & FITNESS

THE BEST 10-MINUTE MOBILITY WORKOUT TO LOOSEN YOUR WHOLE BODY

 

Mobility is earned through challenging, active work, not just passive stretching and foam rolling...
 

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THIS TRAINER EXPLAINS HOW ANIMAL FLOW CAN SPEED UP YOUR WEIGHT LOSS

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