Here's what clients are saying about Vivian.
"If at times I notice how uneven some of my motions are, Vivian will say: “Remember it´s not about perfection.” If a movement gives me pain, Vivian slightly changes her instructions, and I am able to proceed with some effort but without pain. Occasionally, when I remark on the effect of this or that motion, Vivian will tell me how this muscle navigates with that one. It is never a lesson or a technical explanation; it is simply an off-handed comment which gives me a better understanding of what I am doing.
Vivian follows a routine, without making it seem like one. If I indicate that parts of my body are tender or bothersome, she has the ability to adapt the routine accordingly to whatever ails me on that given day. It is a smooth transition. Sometimes, she surprises me with a new way of doing what I have already learned to do, or with a movement I´ve never tried before.
I am able to see and to feel benefits of our work together. The activity which was at one point a difficult one for me is now by far easier. She picks up on this without my telling her, and hands me a heavier weight or a less flexible ribbon. And I must add, her subtle sense of humor makes work and effort seem lighter. It is wonderful and rewarding to see progress!
"I have been training with Vivian for over twenty years and never experienced any injury! She customizes your training program according to your fitness goals/the areas you want to focus on and she has a very supportive and motivational approach! I highly recommend her and could never hire another trainer! Also the workouts are varied so you never get bored or in a rut with the routine!" T. B.
"I have been training with Vivian for over 10 years! She is a wonderful trainer: intelligent, organized, concerned about health issues.
She customizes the exercises to one’s needs.
She is patient and flexible with her schedule to adjust to yours. For someone who hated the idea of exercising, Vivian makes it pleasant." FG
A friend, who is also a yoga instructor, gave me what every yoga instructor might wish her “at home” clients to have at the ready. Vivian makes full use of my gifted weights, bands, blocks, mat, strap. Added to these are her AAA skills, which give a great workout to my muscle weakness, slumping posture, and other aging “attributes”." J.R.
Vivian is an outstanding trainer. In a few years, I went from osteoporosis to osteopenia, a bone density normal for my age. Exercise awakens, in a wonderful orderly manner, each cell of my body and my brain, for the best energetic, creative and productive days possible. DG
I was fortunate to meet Vivian Rodriguez in 2012
after my first total hip replacement when I was ready to transition
from physical therapy to a regular training program.
Then 68, I was feeling fragile and not ready to return
to the gym.
Vivian was recommended highly by a colleague of my physical therapist's
and I soon found that working with her provided
the convenient home support that I needed while being a real pleasure.
Ten years (and several orthopedic surgeries) later I am even more appreciative
of my ongoing weekly sessions with her.
Vivian's professional experience and personal fitness standards are inspiring.
Whether working with me in a New York City apartment, or in an actual gym with
all its fancy devices or, most recently, via Zoom, my time with her is beneficial
Vivian is intuitive, resourceful, and kind. I am very grateful
for all that she has contributed to my wellbeing. K.K.