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Sonja Anderson-Struzzo

Norfolk, VA 23510

Statement of purpose: To assist those I've been entrusted with by helping them develop their talents and gifts as athletes and individuals; to become the best I can be in order to assist others to attain their personal bests; to seek the truth about human function and apply that understanding to maximizing individual human potential; to honor the One who made all matter by showing kindness, compassion and dedication to those He created; to be a conduit of hope, direction and healing by the grace found in God's only son, Jesus.

Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Author/Presenter
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About Me

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree, Communications, California State Chico
  • Fellow, Applied Functional Science, Gray Institute

Years Experience

16-20

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Verified
GI - Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS)
Verified
Peak Pilates - Peak Pilates System I (PPS-I)
Verified
Power Plate - Power Plate - Fundamentals
Verified
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Verified
SCW - Pilates Matwork Certification
Pending Verification
Dynamic Body Stretching - Stretch Trainer
Agency Unavailable
Power Plate Academy - PPI & PP2 Training
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - Foundations of Group Exercise
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

America Safety & Health Institute

AED Certified

American Safety and Health Institute (YMCA)

Sonja's Locations

Sonja Anderson-Struzzo

Within 50.00 miles of 23510 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr, $55-$150/session

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • IDEA Elite PFT
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Outstanding Graduate in Telecommunications
  • Bank of America Award for Excellence

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Gender

Female

8 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by James Cross on Mar 09, 2017

    When I decided I needed to take control of my life and deal with my weight problem, I interviewed several personal trainers within the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. A lot of them promised results within X amount of months, tried to sell gym memberships, et al. They were, essentially, salesmen. Sonja was the exception; she was frank and told me that losing weight would be harder than I imagined, or gave credit to. That I'd have successes and failures in my quest to get in shape and lose weight. She also cared about me as an individual; I was not "just another client." When I first met Sonja and interviewed her, we spent close to two hours at the Slover library talking about our lives, backgrounds, et al -- she made getting to know me a priority, and what she learned about me guided her training regiments. Throughout training with Sonja, I not only saw successes, but gained valuable knowledge that will last a life time. I also gained a friend that was genuinely interested in my success. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Sonja's services to anyone looking for a trainer that is 100% interested in your success above anything else.

    Response by Sonja Anderson-Struzzo on Mar 28, 2017

    Thank you so much James. I'm so proud of you and your success and am humbled that you have allowed me to be on this journey with you. It is an honor to be considered a guide towards your health and wellness goals and even more so to be considered your friend. I'm very grateful for the gift of meeting you!

  • by John Struzzo on Oct 08, 2015

    Sonja has a passion for helping people become the best they can be. She is an excellent personal trainer who truly cares about her clients. I have been blessed to see her in action and to be a recipient of her training. Everyone who works with Sonja will benefit from her knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend her services.

  • by Fred Taber on Sep 01, 2015

    The best personal trainer and fitness instructor that I've ever worked with! Knowledgeable about current techniques and exercises and how to individualize them. Always upbeat,caring and compassionate- a remarkable human being. Still friends and I miss her greatly since moving to Virginia.

  • by Gary Gray on Mar 04, 2014

    Sonja is a blessed combination of beauty and grace, intelligence and wisdom, and thoughtfulness and caring. All who are in her presence experience comfort, confidence, and compassion.

  • by John Struzzo on Mar 01, 2014

    Sonja is very knowledgeable and an excellent personal trainer! She goes the extra mile to find out how to help her clients, and she continues to apply herself to increase her knowledge and understanding of the human body and how it operates most effectively. I have benefited from Sonja's expertise in a number of ways from being able to receive Pilates training and personal training to being able to learn more about how the body moves in all three planes of motion to being able to learn more about diet and exercise.

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