Steve Vicera

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

I founded Sommet Fitness located at Bell/ 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
For over 20 years, I have been helping people reach their goals for better function, better movement, greater fitness, and an overall sense of well being. My philosophy is concentrating on movement and function over muscle development and fat loss. This integrated training approach complements the body – makes it more functional and improves its posture. Im a certified ACE Personal Fitness Trainer. I was a champion in body building in 1989, earning titles in the “Super Body Fitness” and “Mr. Philippines” competitions in the 1990’s.

Currently, I'm also a Stott-certified Pilates Instructor,Pain-Free Movement Specialist, Functional Movement Certified, and TPI Golf Fitness Instructor. I specialized in spinal stabilization,therapeutic exercises and corrective exercise.

My main emphasis is on safety and function, specialized on clients with back pain.

My Pilates story begins after externally reaping the fruits of intense bodybuilding and power lifting regimen but internally my body was straining to keep up with me. One of my spinal vertebrae finally gave out and acquired a condition called spondylolisthesis. It was the injury that made me realize I'm going the wrong path; this was my moment of clarity. I began to search for other methods of training that will not be detrimental to my health. I did my research and discovered Pilates and fuctional movement began doing rehab on my back, It was the perfect choice for me. I realize that Pilates and functional movement was filling the gap of years of strength training and bodybuilding that had left the main gap of core strength and spinal stabilization. I learned that Pilates and functional movement integrates one's entire body as one. I went through the 500 hours of STOTT Pilates instructor training program . My mission now is helping people who are suffering from back pain and other joint related pain. I used the Pilates and functional movement methodology as an alternative from pain medications and surgery.

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About Me

Degrees

  • BSBA, Management, Philippine School for Business Adminstration

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2021
Merrithew™ - IM or CMR - Matwork L1
Verified
Merrithew™ - IR or CMR - Reformer (L1)
Verified
TPI - Golf Fitness Instructor
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

Heart Saver AED
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

Heartsaver AED
Agency Unavailable

Liability Insurance

  • Lockton

Steve's Locations

Sommet Fitness Personal Training & Pilates Studio

8961
E. Bell Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Additional Information

Rate

$85.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience

16-20

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Mr.China of the Philippines 1989

Languages Spoken

English , Filipino

Gender

Male

5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Steve Vicera on Nov 07, 2010

    "Steve you are the greatest!  After five years I still enjoy our twice-a-week physical and mental therapy sessions!  Ha.  Seriously, I'm proud of what I've achieved  in strength and endurance.  No more steriod shots for my weak back & my knees are almost like new due to your personally designed regimen for me.  THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!"

  • by Steve Vicera on Sep 23, 2010


    For over two years I have been under the fitness guidance of Steve Vicera at Sommet Fitness. I originally started working with Steve prior to my daughter's wedding. My goals were to lose weight, re-shape my body and gain core strength. Through strength training exercises, mat and Reformer Pilates and cardio workouts I have achieved a much more firm and toned body. Steve has extensive training and knowledge and the ability to help all who enter his studio. His patience is vast and he is always ready to adjust or modify movements in order to achieve the necessary results. I cannot praise him enough or recommend him more highly. If you wish to have a well functioning body in the best shape it can be in, Sommet Fitness is the place for you. Andrea K., Scottsdale, AZ

  • by Robbie Schwartz on Sep 23, 2010

    I've been a client of Steve's for more than 4 years now. I have injuries to various joints, and Steve knows my limitations and he knows when to push me. His gentle (but insistent!) demeanor makes working out a pleasure. Steve has a vast mental inventory of exercises at his disposal, so when I am experiencing a "bad day" with one of my joints, he can always offer me an alternative move to accomplish the same effect without further stressing my injury. He is keenly aware of how the body works, and as a result, I trust Steve implicitly to keep me functioning to the best of my ability.

  • by Steve Vicera on Sep 22, 2010

    Sarah Bradley I still refer to how I learned so much from watching Steve train. He takes his time to really make clients understand movements and how the body works. I was and am inspired by his training.

  • by Steve Vicera on Sep 22, 2010

    Beth Southworth Steve gently pushes you to a level you won't get to on your own. He does so in a gentle and refreshing manner which most trainers cannot do. And, I feel 2" taller after working out with Steve