SPECIALTIES

Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

6-10 years

where

East Meadow NY 11554 - United States

Credentials

Other

Additional Expertise

Personal Development Coach, Personal Trainer

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

I believe the body is a vehicle to express our God-given gifts. We have to not only eat well and exercise well, but speak to ourselves well. Having the look or body you dream about won’t create the lasting contentment that loving the body you have will.

About Victoria Viola

"Vic, your weight fluctuates like the temperature." Ouch, that was a burn to hear. This was from my best friend nonetheless, but she was right. 

It was honestly embarassing the way I lost and gained weight so often; not to mention whenever I lost it, I feared and knew I would gain it back. I feared the attention it would put on me to be thinner, and if I even deserved it. What if I can't maintain the new look and then everyone will see me fail, again, so I might as well hide anyway?

Looking as fit and healthy as I knew I was, just didn't seem to be in the cards for me.

Ironically, I didn't have any issues with my weight until I started dieting. 

Growing up in dance classes, I spent a lot of time fixated on the image in the mirror. I wouldn't say I had a fantastic self-esteem. I was suffering (still recovering) from a debilitating condition called perfectionism. Add in cultural and peer pressure, and that's a recipe for a young girl to think her body needs help. It needs fixing. The yo-yo dieting only worsened my relationship with food. It all became black and white to me. I basically forgot how I used to eat before I started thinking about how to eat. The love/hate relationship with food was never really about food though...although I really, really love it, and thank goodness, now I’m proud to say that.

For 13 years, it had been a cycle of restriction, self-sabotage, binge, mind games, meltdown, start over.

 Always starting over.

I received my degree in Dance from Hofstra University in 2007. Graduating as the President of the Dance Majors, an esteemed choreographer by faculty and peers, magna cum laude. From there, I began teaching group fitness in local gyms, and at Hofstra while I was in school.

I was intensely interested in personal training. Becoming a one-on-one coach came naturally to me as I was so interested in people. Teaching in front of a class was fun, but I wanted to know someone deeper and be a part of their journey. I was always a leader, obsessed with movement, and loved helping people.

I then spent 7 years training one-on-one in one of the premiere health clubs in New York City, achieving the rank of highest level trainer. On top of my certifications with NSCA and EFTI, I became pre/post natal certified, Trigger Point therapy certified, Powerplate certified, and Kettlebell certified through Kettlebell Athletics.

Dance quickly took the back-burner to fitness and I began competing in powerlifting, and not long after losing a dramatic amount of weight (far too quickly) I competed in bikini. The terrible rebound I experienced after my first show mentally destroyed me, and to make matters worse my skin erupted into a painful rash covering my arms and legs for an entire year. My emotional health was toast. I had dug myself into a metabolic pit. 

After months of healing on the inside, turning my life over to God and taking the focus off myself, I was then ready to conquer this cycle once and for all. I achieved the Precision Nutrition certification to coach my PT clients, and I really dove into the journey of self-forgiveness and the study of nutrition. I found an incredible mentor, Jennifer Jewell, who’s message to help women not just look their best, but become their best was mine as well. I proudly joined Jen’s vision when I began international online lifestyle coaching for INJAFit in October of 2014.

My husband and I created our business, Excelerate Wellness, to help men and women create sustainable health-conscious habits that suited their lifestyles. Working both online and in-person in New York city, we work with a variety of people (stressed-out busy New Yorker’s especially) and we are always ready to meet them where they’re at and gradually take them to their next level at their appropriate pace. 

My passion is to guide the people that are sick of always starting over. The men and women that need balance and realize that physical transformation is much more than just exercise and food. 

I know my purpose is to be a light of encouragement and to live open-handedly, willing to serve others at every opportunity.

Victoria Viola Success Stories

INJAFit Client, Deana Srdic, British Columbia, Canada


“Victoria Viola is an exceptional fitness, nutrition and life coach. I worked with Vic for eight months in which she rehabilitated my metabolism through patience, support and expert reverse dieting. She taught me isolated muscle development techniques, the benefits to feeding your body enough and how to look past exterior and appreciate the interior. She taught me to start from within, the mental and emotional parts of health and how they relate to physical health. Victoria Viola is an incredible coach and the only one I will work with going forward. I would recommend her services to any and all looking to improve their lifestyles and optimize their existence.”

Excelerate Wellness Client, Emily, New York, NY

"I can’t say enough good things about Victoria.  In addition to being highly knowledgeable about anatomy, exercise science, and nutrition, she is a natural expert at the psychology behind it all.  She has been so helpful at keeping me motivated, and helping me achieve levels of fitness I didn’t think were possible for me.  Equally important to the positive changes in my physical fitness she’s helped me make over the past two years, has been her ability to recognize what I need for overall well-being, including reminding me when I need to prioritize the importance of rest and relaxation! Whether you’re considering working with Victoria in-person or on-line, I highly recommend her.  Simply put, she’s definitely someone you want on your team!"

INJAFit Client, Gabriella Maikhael, NSW, Australia

"When I first started my coaching with Vic, I was coming from a dark dieting background and knew I needed help to get on track. What I didn’t expect is the length of discussion, the openness, and the support that would come with Vic’s coaching. She has never just given orders on what to do, or what to eat. It is a wonderful two way street and since coaching with Vic my bodyfat has dropped from 32% to 19%!! All that whilst my muscle has increased 11% too. People are constantly amazed at my transformation. With Vic its not only what you look like – she cares about your mental dieting state and your health. I recommend Vic with my whole heart – She is the best!"

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