About Me

I have been a member of IDEA since it's inception and am very proud of that. My background of Education and Kinesiology is a perfect marriage that allows me to teach and educate my clients and classe. I love fitness and people and hope to share my love of both.
Profession
Expertise
Degrees
BSc. Education, Penn State
Master's Degree Education, Trenton State
Master's Degree Kinesiology and Physical Education, Cal State Long Beach
Years Experience
16-20 years
ACE - Group Fitness Instructor
Verified
ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified
AEA - AEA Fitness Professional Certification
Pending Verification
LBDC - Reformer I, II, III
Pending Verification
Unknown Agency - NESTA
Agency Unavailable
Unknown Agency - Unknown Certification Type
Agency Unavailable
AFAA - Group Exercise Certification
Agency Unavailable
Beaming - Elite Trainer
Agency Unavailable
American Heart Association
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED
American Heart Association

Norma's Locations

Equinox Sport - Trainer/Instructor
1980 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
Shape-up Fitness - Trainer/Instructor
2101 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92604

Additional Information

Rate
Private and Group
Payment Methods
Cash, Personal Checks
Awards & Accomplishments
2003 ACE Group Fitness Professional of the Year
1999 Sports Club/Irvine Instructor of the Year
2013 Finalist IDEA Group Fitness Intructor of the Year
2014 Alumnus of the Year CSULB Graduate Dept. of Kinesiology
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Gender
Female
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Client Reviews/Comments

7 reviews
Stan S
On Aug 30, 2011
In my opinion, there is no better fitness professional in this industry. I've taken a number of classes from Norma and, each time, she brings such knowledge, caring and expert instruction. Her classes seem to fly by and, at the end of the class, I always think, "Wow, what a great class that was." Besides all the awards she has been honored with, she has dedicated herself through education and the motivation to help other people. She is definitely one in a million.
tiffany k
On Apr 23, 2011
Norma's academic credentials and experience are incredible. Her commitment to continual learning and growth as a fitness expert is a testament to her work ethic and genuine desire to help people achieve their fitness goals. She is an incredible teacher and motivator. I enjoy learning from her and working out with her.
Reba Aghchay
On Nov 23, 2010
Norma is very knowledgeable, reputable, personable, and passionate. I always considered myself a workoutaholic but starting at Norma's cardio classes about 3 years ago became pivotal in achieving my goals. Working out with trainers can either be boring or intimidating but working out with Norma (be it hiking, running or cycling) is always an enjoyable "journey." Norma works hard to assess one's goal and personality. She then uses that knowledge with much clever to push the trainee beyond the comfort level. This very unique technique makes trainees accountable and dedicated to fitness and health. What makes Norma unique is not just her education and experience, it is her stunning ability to listen and the art of using the information to help us achieve our goals, be it fitness, health, weight or just gaining a balance in life through exercises.
Aida Denham
On Nov 20, 2010
Norma is very inspirational in the way she leads her workouts. She thoroughly explains each exercise and the intended muscle group. Then she takes the time to work with each individual insuring their form is proper to accomplish the goal of the exercise. She knows everyone’s name and makes sure to encourage you during the workout. This just motivates the group as a whole and everyone gets more energetic. It doesn’t matter if it’s her Pilates, Spinning, Boot Camp, Treadmill, or water aerobics; she is great in all of them.
susan duncan
On Nov 19, 2010
I have been taking Norma's classes for over 6 years and believe she is one of the best instructor's I've had. She is aware of each student in class making sure exercises are done properly always offering alternatives. Classes are never dull - always new and more challenging exercises. She is an inspiration to myself and her many students.
linda binford
On Nov 18, 2010
Time flies when working out with Norma. Her concise instruction gets your immediate attention on the muscle group you're tormenting. Whether it's spinning, hiking or boot camp, Norma keenly observes your efforts and makes you want to do better.
linda binford
On Nov 18, 2010
Time flies when working out with Norma. Her concise instruction gets your immediate attention on the muscle group you're tormenting. Whether it's spinning, hiking or boot camp, Norma keenly observes your efforts and makes you want to do better.

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