- AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America):Personal Fitness Trainer
- American Heart Association: ACLS Provider
- DSW: Vegetarian Nutrition Specialist
- DSW: Strength Training Older Adults
Sofia is a certified personal trainer through AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) with 5 years of experience training clients. In the past, she has played soccer, done track&field, long distance running, and competitive cheerleading. Her passion for fitness & health led her to competing in the fitness industry and fitness modeling. She is a national bikini athlete/competitor in the NPC (National Physique Committee) federation. This year, Sofia placed top 5 in her first NPC bikini show and top 11 at her second show, first national show.
Sofia received her B.S. in Kinesiology and Psychology as well as her M.S.Ed in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia. She has experience interning in cardiac rehabilitation helping patients with exercise prescription, EKG monitoring and patient education, in a cancer center counseling patients on exercise and healthy eating, and currently is working as a cardiac tech at Virginia Heart. In addition to the clinical aspect of this field, her fitness background includes training a variety of clients. Sofia educates clients on the value of leading a healthy lifestyle while designing an exercise program that meets individual goals that is both challenging and rewarding.