Valerie was tired of bad advice and the detrimental nature of popularized fitness. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Her first career was in government contracting before she transitioned to training full time. She understands what it means to be tied to a desk and the healthy habit pitfalls of the typical 9-5.
Valerie is a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute- a 600 hour certification, Precision Nutrition, as well as a registered Yoga Teacher. She has finished top 10% of her age bracket in a Spartan Race, has run countless 5ks, 10ks, a half-marathon (never again), and now competes in Powerlifting. When she is not training she enjoys her well-earned strength through adventurers in hiking, anything outside, family and friends, reading, hanging out with her dog and learning new things.
My philosophy is grounded in practical evidence-based training. I know what it feels like to be lost and misguided in the gym, and that’s why I became a trainer- to help people like me. Strength gave me everything I was looking for in fitness and I wish I would’ve found it earlier. Lifting weights makes me feel strong and able to show up outside of the gym in a way I didn't know I was capable of.
Getting people stronger in and out of the gym
Working around injuries and chronic disease to make the most of what you got
Introducing newbies to the gym to create a lifelong habit
Habit-based nutrition and stress reduction
How to get the most out of a session with Valerie
NPTI Certified Trainer and Nutrition Coach
BS, Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Registered Yoga Teacher
Precision Nutrition, Level 1