Welcome David!

Staff-2David grew up with a love of exercise and fitness. He takes a holistic approach to exercise centralized around corrective exercises, functional strength, and balance. He believes that exercise in addition to being beneficial, can also be enjoyable. David enjoys getting to know people and designing exercise plans to uniquely fit each person’s needs and goals.

David attended Liberty University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Science. He also has the highly regarded Health Fitness Specialist certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. He has experience in physical therapy and formal training in working with special populations, strength and conditioning, weight loss, and general fitness. David and his wife both grew up in this area and now live in Blacksburg with their two young girls.

To make an appointment with David call (540) 750-1095.

Welcome Barbara!

Staff-1We are excited to introduce Barbara Valenza as a new member of the Valley Active team! She comes to us with 20 years as a Certified Personal Trainer as well as being a Licensed Massage Therapist.

In her words:

I recently graduated from the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga. I’m currently certified to offer Massage Therapy by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing. This is such a great addition to my Personal Training services.

I’ve had a rewarding career as an ACE certified personal trainer since 1995 and have enjoyed helping my clients define and achieve their health and fitness goals. Experience has been gained by assisting clients of all ages and degrees of physical abilities and many with health conditions and physical limitations.

Interestingly, I always felt that a more hands-on modality was needed to complete the wellness picture I was helping my clients paint. We could get stronger, fitter, tighter, healthier, but something was missing. That something was a truly holistic approach to wellness – not just teaching the physical aspects of health but a whole person integrated network of options.

By incorporating Massage Therapy into my services offered, I feel complete. Massage in conjunction with Personal Training offers my clients a well-rounded, holistic approach to total wellness.