Connie Aronson

Ketchum, ID 83340

I coach and empower people to improve their fitness ability to exercise safely and effectively. My passion is to help you become stronger and more confident to continue to do, or start, activities you love.

If you have recurring muscle or joint pain, I can help you identify musculoskeletal imbalances that are either causing or contributing to your pain. My specialized knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and how posture and movement influence it allows me to design corrective exercise programs to help you reach your health, movement, and fitness goals.

I work with top-level athletes and regular amazing folks in the sports-oriented town of Sun Valley. I know the challenges most of us face when facing or rebounding from injuries, surgeries, are faced with chronic conditions, or nagging pain. My passion is to help you find a solution to keep moving forward.

My start into personal training began with an emphasis on low back injury prevention. Later, in 2004 I was struck with spondylolisthesis, a painful slipped disc in my lower back. I was living with chronic pain. After undergoing surgery to fix my back I continued focusing my continuing education on the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, musculoskeletal imbalances, and how to manage and prevent back pain. One of my proudest accomplishments is that I am now globally recognized as a Corrective Exercise Specialist in The BioMechanics Method ( TBMM-CES ).

Since 2000 I have also studied yoga with world-renowned yoga teachers, so if you train with me, you will surely do some yoga. Why ? Because balance is huge for people over 40. So is the necessity of bringing together muscles and mind to move more efficiently, to relax when we need to relax, and to be powerful when power is needed. For example, have you ever noticed that a great skier’s upper body is always relaxed?

As a former junior ski racer, my greatest passion is skiing. I love to run, bike, practice yoga, and rock climb, taking me to the cliffs of the Greek Islands, Sardinia, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Thailand. Hiking with our Golden Retriever, Izzy, is also high on my list of things I love to do.

Here is a list of my credentials: Corrective Movement Specialist in The BioMechanics Method ( TBMM-CES ) || American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist || American Council on Exercise (gold level) || Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research || Active Isolated Strengthening Therapist (a method of fascia release used to facilitate stretching) || International Dance Exercise Association Elite Level Personal Trainer ( the highest level of achievement in the personal fitness training industry) || TRX Suspension training coach. || Longtime contributor to the Idaho Mountain Express; "Fitness Guru " || Yoga training with Judith Lasater, Seane Corn, and Erich Schiffmann || Professional member National Strength & Conditioning Association

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About Me

Type of Service

In Person , Online/Virtual


  • BS, Advance Personal Training and Exercise Science, American College of Sports Medicine

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2022-08-31 07:00:00 UTC
ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Expires: 2022-12-31 08:00:00 UTC
IDEA - Nutrition Essentials Certificate
TBMM - The BioMechanics Method - Corrective Exercise Specialist
TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX® Group Suspension Training® Course
YMCA - Foundations of Group Exercise
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

1st Response Training
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Heartsaver CPR/AED
Expires: 2024-05-31 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

1st Response Training
Agency Unavailable

Liability Insurance

  • Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company

Connie's Locations

Woodriver YMCA

101 Sun Valley Road
Ketchum, ID 83340

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Contact me for personal exercise programs, corrective exercise assessment or online program.

Payment Methods

Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • My Essential Core Poster is now available on Amazon! The link to purchase is also available on my website or at
  • Our Golden Retriever, Izzy
  • Always learning~ My goal is to bring something new and applicable to each client's session, no matter how many years they have been training with me. I continue to study, read and acquire CEC's so I stay on top of my field.
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist ( TBMM-CES )

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28 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by ann Morris on Feb 26, 2021

    Connie is not only a great personal trainer and more; she is also a caring, dedicated, professional who wants you to be the best you can be. She is a real healer. She goes beyond just the time she is with you by emailing suggestions and concerns which have been immeasurably helpful for me. I cannot recommend her more highly. I am honored to be her client.

    Response by Connie Aronson on Apr 23, 2021

    Ann, I must have missed this wonderful comment you left on my IDEAfit page. Your comments made my heart swell. I remember you coming out to SV to watch us train outside last summer, and so glad that now we work together.Thank-you so much !

  • by Kevin Livingston on Feb 11, 2021

    I've been a client of Connie's for over 5 years. During this time, Connie has been instrumental in addressing multiple sports injuries by first seeking to understand the problem followed by a specific and pointed program. Connie is a true professional, well informed and gets success. She's the best.

  • by Jan Philipsborn on Aug 13, 2020

    I have been working out with professional trainers for 25 years and consider myself an expert. Connie is by far the BEST. Her knowledge is vast. Her approach is total fitness—strength, flexibility, balance , cardio and nutrition. She has identified weakness in my knees that cause me to be knock kneed due to muscle weakness. She addresses this through body alignment, focus and specific strength exercises. As a result, I am skiing better than I ever have.
    One of the issues I have had with trainers is boredom. Connie’s workouts are different every session and time flies.
    I wish I had found her many years ago.

    Response by Connie Aronson on Dec 16, 2020

    Thank-you Jan! I am so happy I get to see your smile and witness your positive energy each week!

  • by Mark de Reus on May 22, 2019

    Connie Aronson created a work out program for me that I can use traveling and when I am home — just what I was looking for. While I am a new client of hers it was evident from the onset that she has a holistic approach derived from a substantial body of up to date knowledge about human performance, and driven by a passion to fitness and athleticism.

    Response by Connie Aronson on May 22, 2019

    Very kind of you to say Mark~ thank-you and I'll look forward to working with you again!

  • by Ian Jameson on May 04, 2018

    Connie is an absolute DELIGHT to work with. She has an incredible amount of knowledge and a talent for conveying body awareness cues that create a lasting effect. I came to her asking for a program to increase my base fitness for rock climbing, and gained a much greater sense of proprioception as well as a solid set of maintenance exercises. I can' t recommend her enough!

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