vivian Whitman

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Vivian Whitman has been a personal trainer for over 5 years and a Group Exercise Instructor for over 16 years. Vivian gets great satisfaction from helping people achieve their fitness goals through both one-on-one training and/or during group exercise. In her spare time Vivian likes to swim, run, spend time with her family, and listening to her favorite dance music. Vivian has participated in several 5k road races in both the Savannah and Jacksonville, FL areas. She has earned several medals in her age group. She is currently training for the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in Savannah where her goal is to finish in less than 2 hours. Running has become one of her favorites pass times.

Vivian Whitman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the Interamerican University in Arecibo, Puerto Rico with a minor in Psychology. She is also a graduate of the Parole Officer Academy with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Vivian served 5 years in the United States Army as a Medical Specialist. While in the United Sates Army, she was assigned to the Physical Fitness Training Team that trained soldiers to pass their Army Physical Fitness Test. Vivian is a Certified Chiropractor Therapy Assistant and has completed both the certification and the required 1,400 hrs of training.
Vivian Whitman obtained her Personal Trainer certification through IFTA. Aside from personal training, she is certified in Group Exercise, Spinning, Kickboxing, Box Mania and a TRX Certified Trainer. She has also instructed several children fitness seminars through Bally University while with the Bally Total Fitness center.

Vivian Whitman has worked as a Group Fitness instructor in several locations in United States and Puerto Rico. Most recently, she worked with the Bally Total Fitness center in Virginia Beach as a Personal Trainer. She currently instructs Spinning, Power Cut, Body Sculpting, Core Strength,Water Aerobics and TRX with the Coastal Georgia YMCA.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Criminal Justice/Psychology, universidad interamericana
  • Post Secondary Certificate, Licensed Chiropractic Assistant , Tennessee

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
FiTOUR® - FiTOUR® Group Exercise Certification
Pending Verification
IFTA - Personal Trainer Certification
Pending Verification
Spinning - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 3)

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Liability Insurance

vivian's Locations

Yano Fitness Center

Unit 45006
Bldg 205, Yano Fitness Center
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Additional Information


$40.00 / hr, This rate is for One to One PT/ Group PT is 25 each or less depending on size of group

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Chiropractic therapy assistant certification

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish



7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Julie Jay on Jan 02, 2013

    Vivian is very down-to-earth with a lot of knowledge about health and fitness but is very modest; She does not show off or boast; she doesn’t say you NEED to do things or you are doing things WRONG. She suggests healthier ways while being supportive and understanding. She is a very bright, upbeat person with a lot of love to spread. Her smile and her laugh are contagious while her encouragement motivates you when you feel like quitting. She motivates you when you feel like giving up, tells you “You CAN!” when all that comes out of your mouth every other second is “I CAN’T.” She pushes you to new limits that you thought you could never achieve or would never have thought to try to do on your own. Whenever you let her know that you’ve had a bad eating week, she lets you know that a lot of people struggle with this problem (comforts you!), and then extends your workout session for longer than an hour for a harder workout to burn off the extra calories you consumed (kicks your butt! =P). She regularly checks your progress through measurements as well as taking photos (even while working out!) so you can actually SEE how far you’ve come. She assists you in making healthy food choices both at the grocery and at restaurants and will consistently mark comments and suggestions if you provide her with your food diary. Her personal training is not only the physical workout in the gym and nutritional information, but she also helps you with mental and emotional strength -- major reasons for my rebounds when trying to lose weight without a personal trainer. What makes her stand apart from other trainers is her willingness to help people reach their goals, not only physical goals but goals in life.She also encourages independence, which prepares you for continuing this lifestyle even without a trainer. She takes the time to write down each session’s workout including number of reps and sets as well as the weights used. I LOVE that I have a copy of each workout and I file each one in a folder so that once I am ready and able to motivate myself, I will have the tools I need to be successful. Vivian is not only a great trainer but also a very good-hearted person. I would recommend her to everybody!

    --Julie Jay

    Response by vivian Whitman on Jan 03, 2013

    Thank you Julie for such beautiful words!

  • by luic cajigas on Dec 19, 2012

    I have known Vivian for more than 8 years and during this time I have been able to experience firsthand the gifts that she possesses that makes her a great trainer and even better person. Her greatest assets as a trainer are her passion and desire to help others. I have witnessed the results from her hard work and dedication in helping others with their fitness goals. She currently lives on the other side of the world from me and I now compare her to a Smartphone application because of her unique ability to still train, monitor and motivate me to meet my goals. I couldn't have met my fitness goals without her advice and encouragement via the internet. She shows great emotions when a client makes positive strides towards their goals and takes a sense of responsibility when somebody does not meet their goals even if they have not follow her advice. To me that is a great personal trainer that loves what she does.

  • by Lara Woodworth on Jun 08, 2012

    I've known Vivian almost two years now and not only have trained with her as an instructor; but proud to call her a friend. Our whole family has benefited from her classes; whether its a kids class, spin, water aerobics, Senior fitness, or Body Sculpting she provides levels of workouts for every person on any level from beginner to novice athlete. I sustained a severe knee injury and was able to recover within 6 months by taking her classes and her positive motivation encouraging me to never give up! Im a runner and though I will never be the same since my injury; Im able to still enjoy running and my workouts without pain. I cannot say enough good about Vivian. Shes an amazing instructor and we thank her very much for keeping our family active and reaching our goals!!

  • by kathy gerber on Jun 08, 2012

    kathy Gerber::: My family joined the YMCA in Richmond Hill two years ago. We started participating in Vivian's spin and bootcamps. The challenge was not something my husband and children expected, they being the natural born runners, were encouraged to come back, running was easy but this was different. I on the other hand have been encouraged by Vivian to challenge my body to its full potential. Vivian didn't realize that by taking out some time with me she was not only helping my body to be healthier but she was also making my mind healtier. I have dealt recently with close family illness, death etc. It almost got me. Never again I have learned what to do, what helps me, thanks Vivian, I feel pretty again, healthy, and i can do this ,no i havn't reached my goal but by God i will thanks to you. Awsome trainer and mentor.

  • by Ana Glen on Mar 12, 2012

    BKA SPIDER GIRL... I consider myself a very honest person and I can tell you that this lady is doing sooooooo much for me, my cellulites is almost gone plus I will be hard as a rock very soon...Yes I compared myself with a Gello :(... I complained a lot because she is very strong for me, but beauty hurts she doesn't have not a bit of grease on her and I am very objective it means I look a lot!!! Thanks Spider Girl and thanks God because I found you in my wonderfull land!!!

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