Vanessa is the Founder and Owner of La Vida FitNess LLC: Exercise Healing and Embodiment Coaching. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Vanessa is a personal trainer and embodiment coach who believes that exercise is medicine and that being “fit” is more than exercise. Being fit is about connecting the mind, body and spirit to the movement of the body.
“No matter what age my client is, my training focuses on body alignment, body awareness and body balance which requires connecting the mind to the muscles and the breath to the movement. Proper alignment, awareness and balance are needed for our bodies to move and function correctly and I love helping my clients find those connections. As I always say ‘Find your balance…it’s all connected!’”
Vanessa is an ACE Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer with a B.S. in Marketing Management and a minor in Spanish from Virginia Tech. She began her fitness career in 2006 after the birth of her second child. Through the years she worked for various fitness companies before starting her own personal training and embodiment coaching business in March 2020.
On a personal note, Vanessa is a single mother of two, an exercise enthusiast and has a love for nature, adventure and travel. She is, also, a dog walker, cat sitter and pet caretaker.