Valerie Silberman

Getting or staying healthy for life really is easy! To that end I provide individual and/or specialty group training, education and consultations. Utilizing a variety of methods when working with people I become creative in using an individuals’ strengths and likes to provide successful progressive sessions and then implementation into daily activities.
Our bodies are meant to be motive and physically active…properly! Using an eclectic style of education and training, which weighs heavily on participants' needs and goals, tools such as the TRX Suspension system, the Strongboard, the ViPR, medicine balls, the battle rope, resistance bands, free weights and many times body weight are explored for use in programs. Various other functional training tools and, many times, games are used to make whatever it is we want to accomplish more fun. Dynamic fitness allows for being diverse and sometimes it’s all about utilizing your own surroundings!
Enlightening people and the community about what 'fitness' and healthy can mean is essential to my business and personal philosophy. Helping people stay in shape, lose weight with realistic expectations, prevent injury, recover from an injury, prevent re-injury, grow in strength both physically and emotionally AND learn simple healthier practices for life are the main goals.

Certifications & Degrees • ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist & Personal Trainer • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – Virginia Commonwealth University • Master’s of Education in Counseling – Virginia Commonwealth University • TRX (Total Resistance Exercise) Suspension Training Certified Trainer • ViPR (Vitality, Performance & Reconditioning) Certified Trainer • Biomechanics & Performance Consultant Certification

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About Me

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Master's Degree, Master of Education in Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
Verified
Expires: 2025-02-28 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: 2024-05-31 07:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2017-04-17 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2017-04-17 07:00:00 UTC

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr, Rates vary

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience

11-15

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

14 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Steve Lipic on Aug 26, 2021

    Our family trains with Val a couple of times per week with different goals for each member of the family. Our active children train for injury prevention and strengthening, while my wife and I train to be active and competitive as we gracefully age...

    Val's ability to incorporate all of these elements into workouts that our family can do together is extraordinary. We have fun and achieve our goals at the same time. Val also is dedicated to helping us continue to improve our bodies when we are not training as she gives us advice and solid information on nutrition and daily workouts to complement the weekly workouts.

    Val improves our family's quality of life!

  • by Monica Vespa on Aug 24, 2021

    Valerie is an amazing professional in her field. She doesn’t only train her clients to help them build strength, but to really have proper technique, form, and correct imbalances and issues that can lead to even bigger problems. She is incredibly smart and resourceful in her work. As a long-distance runner, building strength is very important to me in not getting injured. Working with a trainer like Valerie is even more important because she can see instantly what I need to work on to make me a better and healthier runner - she is just that good!!

    In addition to being a fantastic trainer, she’s a great person. She clearly loves what she does, makes workouts fun and interesting, and gives her clients all of her attention and expertise!

  • by Patty Hannum on Aug 13, 2021

    I have been training with Val for four years. She has helped rehab/train me after a number of injuries - rotator cuff surgery, two broken feet - and through her innovation she has made sure that I have continued to maintain my fitness even with these impediments. She pushes just hard enough. Each session with Val is different. She mixes things up so you and your body never know what to expect other than a great workout.

  • by Christine Homan on Aug 12, 2021

    Val really knows body composition, physiology, her student's personality and what fitness regimen will produce the best results that I'm looking for. She challenges me, my great balance is even better and I'm stronger all over. I'm a little unusual for my years. I was a star woman athlete at Lindberg High School many years ago doing sports every day for several hours after school. Dancing school and synchronized swimming, I also participated in for years. My sports now are mainly golf and a little tennis besides working out 6x a week. Val is here once a week to give me the routine, which I do 3x a week in or out of town. My reason for this fitness level is simple; I need "energy" to keep up my level of daily activity. I added weights to my routine 13 years ago and it certainly made a difference in my energy, strength and physical appearance. I also spent about 3 1/2 years recently at perhaps one of the best fitness places in St. Louis. When initially tested there, I was told that I was in the top 1% of the population for my age. We discussed my goals. They took calibrations periodically for my BMI, went over nutrition and I had specific bloodwork done. They really taught me to breath properly and were very strong on form, which from my dance background was right in my wheelhouse. i grew in both strength and balance. I really gave it my all, but felt like I was "bulking" up. My daughter who has a BMI of 15 (more disciplined than me and running kids) also bulked up in the upper arms. Since my life had become more hectic, and we were out of town a lot, I sought out a trainer who would come to our home. Initially a neighbor's trainer worked with me, until he started working for mainly an older person rehab facility near his home. Through a family friend, Val entered the picture. Lucky for me! She gives me a new routine every other time after demonstrating specifically how to correctly do it. I start backwards on the treadmill for @ 5 minutes, then go through several exercises to warm up, which are changed up with each new routine. " Most importantly, she works on multiple muscle groups simultaneously, which results in a totally toned body." We use 6 - 15 lbs. of weight, no more. We also use different colored bands and we have used our Inspirion machine also. Each exercise is repeated 10 - 15 times with a total of @ 10 exercises. She is easy going and realizes that sometimes you can't do the routine, or don't have the time to repeat everything for 2-3 times, and that's ok. She also realizes that people want to enjoy life with some good food and libations, just in moderation. My husband also uses Val and again she "tailor makes" his routine. He has gained strength and balance. We both never realized how so many "multiple moves could be incorporated into an exercise program that helps you gain so much strength, agility, balance and improvement for your body and overall health.

  • by Geoff N on May 02, 2018

    I played various sports my entire youth and continue to play recreational sports in addition to other physical activities. I have also worked out in some form my whole life and also have a physically demanding job. Valerie found a significant weakness within just the first couple sessions that I never knew I had, which had apparently been holding me back from been as strong and balanced that I can be. This is elite training, not a cookie cutter program. She designs each session catered to your needs. What I most enjoy about what she has me doing is that every session is different and for me its focused on core and everyday life strength and flexibility. Another point is that she is always seeing when my form is poor or my breathing needs improvement, something I frequently don't realize in the moment. There's no way I can achieve on my own what Valerie is working on with me every session.

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