Personal Trainer & Health Coach
I began my fitness career over 15 years ago with Pure Fitness Clubs, and I spent over ten years working as an independent one-on-one personal trainer. I have been always passionate about fitness, proper nutrition and interested in the relationship between the body and mind. I not only love to exercise, but also teach others to love it. With years health coaching became my passion.
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states - Carol Welch
This is a holistic approach to fitness and overall well-being. Focusing our activity not only on body weight, leads to “wellness of the mind". This way we increase the neural function of the brain, improve strength, flexibility and body balance. Nutrition is a fundamental part of this approach. Not only counting calories, but paying attention to the value of the food, avoiding processed products, keeping it natural and balanced are important factors for improving eating habits.
As a Health Coach my mission is to motivate and guide my trainees to adopt a healthier lifestyle and achieve their goals in enjoyable environment. I believe that desire for personal change should not be focused only on physical attributes but on improving the individuals’ activity levels, health awareness, as well as overcoming the limitations. My approach to coaching combines enthusiasm, simple to implement solutions, 24h care and a lot of fun!
This is what you can expect when you work with me:
- implementing personalized, safe and realistic program that fits you
- providing health assessments at the start and then every 8-12 weeks
- analyzing nutrition habits and activity levels, improving food choices
- learning how to utilize food for health and happiness
- earning proper exercise form and technique
- encouragement to keep you going by designing fun and effective sessions
- receiving up to date expert advice and 24h support from your coach
Personal Trainer Certification - ACE, 2010
Health Coach - American Council on Exercise, 2014
Tabata Bootcamp Instructor, 2015
Group Fitness Instructor, ACE, 2016
STRONG by Zumba Instructor, 2017
Nutrition for Health and Performance Certification - ACE, 2011
Nutrition for Special Populations, Exercise Etc., 2012
Lifestyle and Weight Management: Program Design -ACE. 2010
Working with 50+ and Older Adult Clients - ACE, 2011
Gait and Balance Training Programs - ACE, 2013
Abs - Program Design, Exercise Etc., 2013
Youth Fitness Program Design - ACE, 2014
"Working with Agnes has been a great experience from every angle. She has helped me become a healthier person inside and out. I have become more flexible, stronger and more attuned to my body. I've developed a better relationship with food, learned how to combine different products and foods. I feel and look much better! :) Most importantly Agnes has helped me find my way to healthier life her holistic approach and coaching skills were exactly the right fit for me! Thank you Agnes!" - Monica, Union, NJ, 2016
"I have played sports and worked out all my life. I am one of the very few whom crave to workout seven days a week, but that craving was intensified immensely when I was introduced to Agnes. I have never come across a personal trainer AND individual who is as passionate and intelligent about a physical workout and the ins and outs of nutrition. Agnes's positive energy is contagious. Her energy has improved my strength, flexibility, eating habits, and well-being. I am thrilled to be a client of hers." - Courtney, Cranford, NJ, 2014
"I have lifted weights and exercised for years, but never has the quality of my exercise regimen been higher than it has since I started working with Agnes. Agnes focuses on cardio fitness, resistance routines, core strength and flexibility-but can elevate the sessions to platoon-type training. I am able to perform flexibility exercises that I could not thought of when we first started. She is a tremendous motivator and understands my energy level and limits during every workout. I have lost 18 pounds and 2 inches in the waistline and chest in 11 weeks and have changed my entire physique with the exercise and nutrition she has prescribed. Her sessions are organized and effective. She, finally, is a genuinely good and down-to earth person. I could not endorse a trainer more wholeheartedly. Thank you Agnes - I look forward to hitting all of my fitness goals in 2013!" - Jim, Cranford NJ, 2013
"I have had trainers in the past, but never had one as passionate and involved in my workouts as Agnes. She is more than a trainer. She is a personal health coach, who teaches you nutrition and exercise. Each workout is different, and she's fun to work out with! I love the way I feel and look! Agnes is the best!"
Tracy, Mountainside, NJ, 2012
Tracy, Mountainside, NJ, 2012
"When I got engaged I knew that losing weight was at the top of my list. My exercise routine consisted of doing the eliptical for 45 minutes 1-2 times a week and I barely saw any results. Choosing to have Anges train me for my wedding was the best decision I could have made. Not only did she show me how to work out with weights, she pushed my body to new limits I could have never imagined. She also taught me about food and nutrition. I trained with Agnes twice a week for 6 months and lost a total of 16lbs! My body and face had completely changed and I felt so great about myself. Thank you Agnes for changing my body and life!" - Yasmin, NJ, 2012
"Working with Agnes improved my way of working out tremendously. She taught me proper techniques for working out and running that I now use every time. I was able to better organize my diet by using "the food diary" she provided and make healthy choices by keeping track of what I was eating. Overall, Agnes' training was a great experience!" - Brianna, Edison, NJ, 2011
"Since I started trainings at Action4fitness Studio four months ago I have been able to achieve my goal of losing weight and maintain it. Agnes is such a professional trainer, her classes are effective and so much fun. I am very pleased with the results!"
Mariel, Colonia, NJ, 2011
Mariel, Colonia, NJ, 2011
"I eel very fortunate for having found Agnes's Personal Training Studio. Not only she has created a personalized program for me, but her encouragement, passion and humor create an atmosphere that motivates you to push yourself to the maximum possible. I have worked with many trainers at gyms throughout the NJ, but here is no trainer like Agnes. I can't wait our next session!" - Dora, Linden, NJ, 2010.
"I am one of those people who can't push themselves on their own. For that very reason I feel very fortunate and blessed for having found Agnes. Working with Agnes has made all the difference. She is the perfect combination of tough and friendly. She created an individualized program for me that works with my strength level and challenges me mentally and physically. I feel awesome after each session. I’m stronger, have better balance and I am more flexible. I feel motivated to push myself harder to stick to the diet and exercise plan. Agnes encourages me to be accountable for what I eat and how much I exercise. It made all the difference in helping me to stay focused on my goal. She’s there for me and I cannot wait to see her next time because I know our session will be fun. Who knew I would learn to love to sweat!" - Mirela, Linden, NJ, 2012
"Working with Agnes is always an adventure and quite fun! She constantly strives to challenge me, not only with exercise, but also with nutrition. The rewards of my training with Agnes is really evident in my many activities; especially in balance and strength. She is very creative in maximizing each move to engage multiple body parts. Agnes is a good listener and alters the workouts based on what bothers you most at that particular time. I love being accountable to Agnes; her voice in the back of my head keeps me motivated in between sessions."
Gita, New Brunswick, NJ, 2012
Gita, New Brunswick, NJ, 2012
"Agnes personifies everything that a prototype personal trainer should be. She's extremely patient and always has a pleasant personality. She will challenge you while providing encouragement the entire time. She has helped me to learn that I'm physically capable of a lot more than I readily assume. I love that she provides such good nutritional advice to complement the workout results and a healthy lifestyle. Agnes is truly an inspiration and has such an undeniable passion for helping her clients/me achieve our goals. I'm SO glad I was given her contact info by a friend! She came highly recommended." Sheree, New Brunswick, NJ 2014
My client, Jim Folgia, starting working with me in November of 2012. Jim and I worked heavily on core, cardio, strength and flexibility. Over the last 10 months, Jim's progress has been incredible. He's cut 4 inches in his waist and 25 pounds. Amazingly, in September 2013, after only 10 months of training, Jim competed in the Civilian Military Combine in Brooklyn, NY. In 7 minutes Jim did 91 repetitions of burpee to 20" box jumps, military presses (75 lbs.) and kettle bell swings (44 lbs.). The course was 4.5 miles, with 60 obstacles to overcome. Jim is a great example of what you can become with hard work, good nutrition and discipline.