Train with V

Successes and Reviews

Personal Training

Client Success Stories

Father and daughter working out together, having a great time.

53 year old man showing how to get it done on the tire.

A 56 year old woman down 20 lbs and a 17 year old teenager down 15 lbs run their first 5k and had a blast beating over 5 people in their age groups. Love taking clients to their first races where they can meet and feel people being excited about being healthy.
Lady working hard on the ropes.

51 year old male runs his first 1/2 marathon in 2:30 minutes after 5 months of training successfully without injury

42 year old women at the strongest she’s ever been.

42 year old women at the strongest she’s ever been.

Real work.

Real results.

Client Testimonials

What they’re saying

“If you’re ready to make a real change with your health and fitness, Vanessa is the solution. I’ve been working with Vanessa for several years and the results have been remarkable – down 65 Ibs and still going! My mental and physical health have come so far from those early days where I couldn’t even do one sit-up. She has to ability to push you just beyond what you think are your limits in a safe but deliberate way – maybe with a little whining on my part – after I feel both accomplished and ready for more.

Bottom line – it takes commitment, hard work and some discomfort – but with a great coach/partner your chances of success are so much higher – V can get you to the finish line and beyond!”


July 29, 2020

“Vanessa is by far the best personal trainer I have ever met. Being not too self-disciplined, I have had 6 personal trainers so far to make myself work out the past several years. Yet, no trainer has been as effective and supportive in changing me as Vanessa.

She is honest, sharp, insightful and knowledgeable in identifying what’s going on with me in health and able to promptly advise me accordingly–diet, nutrition, possible medical issues, lifestyle & habits and exercises. I have been able to get closer to balance in mind and body with her help that has changed my lifestyle in a healthy way.

Besides the healthy lifestyle changes, such visible results as no sagging skin on my arms and all have been a satisfying bonus from training with her. =)

Been training with her since March 2018.”


July 23, 2020
“Vanessa is the perfect personal trainer you could have! Why,? Because she is so relatable! She cares, really cares, and shares her experience with exercising so you feel comfortable throughout your training program. She’s kind, funny, disciplined, and will work you out to a capacity that takes you to your max potential, and you feel great! Sign up, it’s worth every penny!”


June 23, 2020
“This gym is different. This gym accepts you as you are pushed you to understand and work with your body for a better life. I arrived a59-year-old man with knee pain, hip arthritis, a disabling rotator cuff injury, and a belly to boot- all the normal conditions one might associate with a man my age having lived many years a sedentary life.

I started working with Vanessa in September 2019. Our first goal was to find a place where I was pain-free and then to begin the work of bringing my body to a place of health with strength, limberness, and a healthy determination to integrate this into my everyday world. I realized soon that she was on my side and was determined to work with me on my level, without accepting my own self-imposed limitations. My work at this gym eliminated the arthritic pain in my knees within 3 months, gotten my rotator cuff injury to 90% healed, and we are working on my hip arthritis pain as we speak. We did this – in part- because Vanessa encouraged me to move through my unchallenged concepts I had about my own body. My stamina, my balance, and my comfort with my body has steadily and markedly improved over the last 9 months. It’s measurable and it’s real. I started at 213 pounds and am down to 194 today but my advances are so much more than weight. It’s changed the way I see myself and has helped me to become better at who I am.

I was a runner for decades and after a good try at running as part of my health regimen, Vanessa recommended that I give my hip a break and move to bike. I did and this has dramatically improved my ability to get great cardio in that complements the work I do in the gym twice weekly. Vanessa does not let barriers stop progress and she works with me to find my best path.

Another great aspect of my work with Vanessa is her ability to push, but also to encourage through humor and motivation. She reminds me that I’m working against years of neglecting my body and to be patient as we mark our progress together. She works hard to know her clients on a personal level and this creates a strong bond for me and gives me clarity that her top priority is my health, my body, and the enjoyment of my life. My sessions with her are fun, difficult, and highly effective. My arthritic hip never feels better than after a workout with Vanessa. She’s also got a great sense of humor that resonates with mine and that brings a flow and motivation to my workouts with her.

If you are thinking about a trainer who embodies the best of what a trainer can be, Vanessa at Train with V is the place. Vanessa works with all kinds of clients, from young athletes to old (formerly) sedentary folks like me, from clients struggling with their weight and general health, to people working on refining their high-level athletics. She accepts you at the place you are and starts from there. She doesn’t insist that you must be something else while making sure that you know you’re there to achieve something beyond what you imagine you can achieve.

If you seek change in how you relate to your body, your overall health and to yourself, Vanessa, and “Train with V” gym can help you. Be prepared to work and take responsibility for your own goals. She does not suffer fools. But if you are ready to make the changes you know you won’t, and are prepared to discover new changes you never knew you could achieve, and do it in an environment that, motivates you, challenges you, understands you, leaves you optimistic about your body and life, makes you laugh at life (and occasionally at yourself), then Train with V is the place for you. I am deeply grateful for Vanessa’s work with me.”


July 22, 2020
“Individually designed workouts depending on your personal goals. Programs for competitive athletes and people who want to improve their physical wellbeing. I highly recommend Train With V.”


July 22, 2020
“Vanessa and Train with V have helped me become much more than just a better runner. Vanessa is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in her field and she has helped me exercise muscles I never thought to work before. Since working with Vanessa, I have been able to decrease my mile time, increase my over all fitness, correct my running form, and run pain free (And enjoy it!). I would strongly recommend Vanessa and Train with V for those who strongly desire to achieve their fitness goals.”


July 18, 2020
“Vanessa is amazing! I’ve never had a personal trainer so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I needed someone to hold me accountable and push me. When I found her through a google search and researched her business model, I felt it would be the perfect fit for me. She comes to my house, she doesn’t make me work out in a gym, and she knows her stuff. I explained to her over the phone that I wanted to build endurance and get in shape for an adventure trip I booked. She showed up and immediately started telling me the areas she could tell (just by watching me standing) that I was feeling pain and needed to correct/strengthen. It was frightening how correct she was. I’ve had 3 sessions with her so far and she works me relentlessly, but in a good way. I look forward to a very long, life-changing workout journey with her.”


October 3, 2018
“I’ve been working with Vanessa only a few weeks and already see the benefit. Our focus is on getting my body into alignment so I’m not re-injuring while at the same time pushing it further to build-up my strength. She doesn’t waste time – get’s right the workout knowing just how to push. And, she’s personable and supportive. As for nutrition, we’re starting with my reframing my mindset instead of food intake. Important reframing for me! She’s a gem!This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.”


January 30, 2018
“I started working out with Vanessa a couple of years ago, right after I got married, in hopes of getting in better shape as I was hoping to get pregnant. Little did I know how soon that would happen! I have to say that working out with Vanessa not only kept me fit and strong during my pregnancy, but I feel like I had a pretty easy labor and delivery because of how strong I was! I only took 2 weeks off after baby was born, and we picked right back up. She has always designed workouts that are made specifically for me, and every workout is new and exciting! She pushes me to be better. She is honest, encouraging, and will make you work so hard, without even noticing! I feel like Vanessa is family! I love working out with her, and moving closer to my fitness goals.”


February 6, 2017
“As a 68 year old unfit man I thought I was beyond redemption but I decided to see if i could make one last effort to turn the corner. Amazingly Vanessa provided the answer. She has designed specific routines to work on my weaknesses and has pushed me to do things that I did not think possible – I am even jogging a little! She has a wicked sense of humour which often helps me to ignore the protests my body is making. She has made a real difference to the way I look at exercise and I will be eternally grateful. I cannot recommend too highly.”


January 20, 2017
“Vanessa is awesome. I really like the fact that she comes to my house as I have now no excuses not to exercise. She has the right balance of being a good motivator and being able to push me out of my comfort zone. Vanessa was able to identify problem areas immediately and developed a plan to address them. She has a great personality and a very positive attitude. I highly recommend her.”


January 19, 2017
“Vanessa took on the difficult job of rehabilitating a 65 year old family member after a hospital stay. She assessed her very well, gave her clear directions, provided instructions to us regarding support materials, and kept her on task and encouraged. Also, she is very reasonably priced. We highly recommend Vanessa!”


AUGUST 2, 2016
*Disclaimer: Results May Vary From Person To Person.