Victoria D.


Raised in the south and a Texan at heart, Victoria was very active growing up. She played soccer in various leagues for over 10 years, which set the stage for maintaining an active lifestyle as an adult. When she graduated from high school, she moved overseas to learn a foreign language and experience life outside of the U.S. While there, she learned what it really meant to take care of oneself, and discovered a newfound love for health and fitness.


It was her family who really inspired her to pursue personal training as a career, however. She wanted to learn everything that she could to help them live better. Her pursuit brought her to New York City, where she completed the Focus Personal Training Institute’s vigorous 700-hour Master Course. It was at Focus that her passion for helping people grew even more. Victoria now strongly believes in teaching people that they do have the power to change and they can do the things that they love, but it all starts with taking care of the body.


After spending so much time studying the human body and the sciences involved with personal training, Victoria is sure of one thing: She will never have all the answers. But, this ignites a fire in her to learn more with each new day, and her inspiration comes through in her work with clients.


Focus Personal Training Institute Master Course (FPTI)
Associates Degree in Massage Therapy - New York College of Health Professions


NYC Licensed Massage Therapist
AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)
Starting Strength Certified Coach (SSC)
American Heart Association CPR & AED Certified
Pre-post natal

Continuing Education

Focus Integrated Fitness Journal Reviews: Monthly review of topics relating to current fitness trends, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology and medical journals.

Interval Training for Clients and Athletes (Mike Boyle, ATC)

Functional Training (Juan Carlos Santana, M.Ed, CSCS)

Joint Friendly Strength Training  (Nick Tominello)

Muay Thai Techniques (Brandon Levi)

Speed, Agility and Quickness for Sport and Life (Nick Gehling, MES, CPT)

Strength Programs: Research Versus Practice (Meaghan Shea, MA, CSCS, MES)

Food and Nutrition, Eating Well Mindfully (Bridget Murphy, MS, RDN, CDN)

Arthrokinematics and Self Joint Mobilization (Ryan Chow, SPT, EP-C, CES)

Effects of Coaching Style on Performance (Meaghan Shea, MA, CSCS, MES)

The Use of ART in Movement (Dr. Andrew Park, DC, MS, MSLAc)

Polar Technology and Heart Rate Variability in Training (Dave DiFabio, MA, CSPS, CSCS, USAW)

Programming Options for Strength (Chris Kelly, M.S., CSCS, NKT)

The Mind Diet (Cori Cohen, RDN)

Strength Training and Heart Health (Meaghan Shea, MA, CSCS, MES, Brent Carter, BS, CSCS, MES)

Orthopedic Aspects of Triathlon Injuries (Dr. Mark Klion, MD)

Scoliosis and Schroth (Ariel Flug, PT, DPT, BSSPT)

Regnerative Sports Medicine, and Spinal Care (Nick Beatty, MD)

Motor Control and Power Lifting (Ryan Chow)

Movement Preparation for Squatting (Zeena Hernandez, PT, DPT)

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