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"Do the best you can until you know better.  Then, when you know better, do better."
Maya Angelou

Fitness and wellness is an ever-changing field.  It's essential to learn, grow and evolve.

I'm a small business owner, all of the continuing education listed below was paid out of my pocket.

Worth it?  Absolutely, it's made me a more knowledgeable trainer & coach!

2023 - Part-time personal trainer at The Villages, a retirement community in San Jose


2023 - Instruct two 30-minute in-person classes for VA employees at the VA's South Bay Clinic

2023 June - Functional Aging Institute (FAI) Summit.  Attended the pre-conference seminar on foot anatomy, plus the 2-day FAI event.  Salt Lake City​

2023 May - Webinar led by Dr. Evan Osar on Corrective Exercises for Low Back Pain

2023 April - Webinar led by Guy Andrews on Partner Exercises For Seniors


2021 July - Attended Virtual 2-day IDEA Health & Fitness Association Expo

2020 - Became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

2018 December - Box N Burn Academy. Certificate of completion - Level 1 Boxing Trainer. Santa Monica

2018 April - TRX Functional Training Course. San Jose

2017 March - Two-day Pilates Reformer Level 1 Course led by Brett Miller. San Mateo College

2017 January - TRX Suspension Training Course. San Jose

2017 August - Rock Steady Boxing Training Camp, two-day workshop.  Indianapolis, Indiana

2016 August - The Gluteals and Their Link to Low-Back Pain. Home study IDEA Health & Fitness Association class

2015 November - Balanced Body Reformer I Movement Principles course at Center of Balance.  Two-and-a-half day workshop led by Tom McCook. Mountain View

2015 July - BOSU: Master Trainer Specialty Certification.  Los Angeles

2014 June & 2013 June - Tabata Trainer Certificate.  San Jose and Roseville, CA

2014 - Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights. Online 7-week course through Vanderbilt University. Received a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction

2014 - Going Out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb.  Online 6-week course through the University of Pennsylvania.  Received a Statement of Accomplishment

2013 - Started my own business, Virginia Trainer

2013 May - Metabolic Training Workshop at IDEA Health & Fitness Association's Personal Trainer Institute West Conference.  Seattle, WA

2013 - Part-time personal trainer position at San Jose Health and Wellness Care Center

2012 - Internship at San Jose Health and Wellness Care Center

If you're thinking about working with a fitness professional, ask about their certification and continued education :)

University Studies

MA - New York University

BA - College of Mt. St. Vincent. New York

American College in Paris and Parsons School of Design. Paris, France

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