Eva's Fitness

Eva's Fitness

5.0 (2)
17 years in business

About this pro

With many years of experience in exercise and health coaching, in combination to a high level of education, which I constantly update, I provide my clients with the best possible training experience and guidance on their endeavor to better fitness and to reaching their goals. 

I am using the Z-Health approach for fast and incredible results. Basically through understanding how the brain works (recieving inputs, making decisions and creating  outputs), we experience reduced pain, more range of motion in all joints, better balance as well as more strength and energy. 

I love teaching movements and motivate people to live up to their potential while seeing them achieve their fitness goals, even if it takes small steps. 

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Credentials

Mountain View, CA 94040
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Laura Lucio

    Working with Eva never gets boring, when something gets too routine she changes it up immediately. Honestly I’ve never been strong always skinny, it’s nice to be able to lift things others take for granted to really feel strong.

  • Kim Funk

    Eva is extremely conscientious and is always on time, always prepares the workout routine in advance and is devoted to continuing education in her field. She crafts a workout regimen that is appropriate for each individual client--and is especially adept at accommodating permanent injury-induced limitations. She is very knowledgeable and seeks out the latest information on the science of the body and nutrition and incorporates that into her fitness regimen programs and her coaching techniques. I have had many personal trainers over the years and, without question, Eva is the best I have ever worked with.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start with an interview to find out about goals, health history and a possible schedule. 

The first session is about assessments, going over the students previous experiences and possible first exercises to practice with me. 

If the student wants to workout without me, I give them "homework".


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All my education and certification are in the fitness and health field:

MA in Exercise Physiology, ASCM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Suspension Training, Z-Health Performance Specialist, Crossfit Kids, Functional Movement Screen Certification.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

45 min at $85

60 min at $100


How did you get started teaching?

As a little girl teaching my friend how to do a handstand, cartwheel and other "tricks". Later in High School I taught ballroom dancing and during my University years I was a dance class instructor. After graduating from the German Sports University I started working in the fitness industry. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Young and old. I currently teach teenagers between 11 and 17 years old. The adults are between 20 and 80 years old.

Most of my clients do not participate in competetive sports. Almost all of them want to look and feel better. Some have previous injuries/surgeries and/or postural imbalances that they need to address. Fat loss is often one of their major goals.

Among the children I had cases of Diabetes type 1, systic fibrosis, obesity and ADHD. Most of them needed basic strength, coordination and stamina.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Here is a recent testimony:

  • by Tom Goodrich on Oct 29, 2016

    I have worked with Eva for more than a year. At the outset I honestly didn't think I would want to work with a personal trainer for more than, say, three or four months; in fact I was doing it because my wife wanted to in order to achieve her own goals, and I went along. The fact that I have continued so long (my wife stopped long ago, after Eva helped her reach her targets) is testament to how much I have progressed -- and, more important, how much I have learned.

    Through a skilled, careful assessment of how I moved various joints, Eva quickly isolated two areas that needed a lot of work. One was a shoulder where, years before, I had frozen shoulder syndrome; so I knew this was a problem area. The other was a striking weakness in my right calf that I didn't realize existed and had no explanation for. I subsequently (at her suggestion) had the problem evaluated by neurologists at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic, who confirmed that there was an issue but also had no explanation for it and, other than spinal surgery, no very good recommendation for treatment.

    Eva put together a program that would slowly increase mobility in the shoulder and strength in the calf, as well as in upper body, lower body and core muscles and joints, along with a great focus on balance and integration of vision and the vestibular system. She came to each session with a complete plan, always incorporating new movements and new things she had learned. At the same time, she started each session assessing where I was and, if there were issues with a particular muscle or joint that day, she modified her plan on the spot to incorporate work that would address it. I was constantly amazed at how quickly she was able to come up with variations of movements that would address specific problems. She would try one of these, and immediately assess whether it was working -- if not, she would modify it on the fly, and was unfailingly able to find ways to make reduce pain and increase range of motion. Her incorporation of the techniques she learned through Z-Health was especially successful. This is a remarkable set of tools that I know I will continue to use.

    At this point I have regained perhaps 90% of the strength in my calf and my shoulder problem has all but disappeared, and she's got me walking my 10,000 steps pretty much every day. I had no idea at the beginning how bad my balance was, and improvement there has been remarkable as well. Oh, and I've lost 30+ pounds along the way! I am a total fan of Eva, and recommend her without reservation.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try it out. You only know when you start working with somebody whether you will benefit or not.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do you have students like me?

What are your qualifications?

How much does it cost?

Will I experience progress?

How much time should I invest?

Can I get a structured training plan for every day?