Almaden Valley Athletic Club®

Success Stories

» Lydia's AbsoluteFIT Journey

Lydia M. has been an AbsoluteFIT Participant for several months and has chronicled her journey on our AVAC Life Blog. Read Them Here.

» Member/Trainer Spotlight

Read the recent complete Member/Trainer Spotlight featuring member Alex Pamboris & Marcy Poindexter, CPT here.

» AbsoluteFIT & Personal Training Success Stories:

"I am a jogger and had been slowing down considerably. My philosophy has been "use it or lose it," and from what I could tell, I was "losing it."... I love, love, love the flexibility of the [AbsoluteFIT] classes and times... I have always been intimidated in classes where everyone is so much more fit than me. Not with AbsoluteFIT!... Among other things, my balance has improved tremendously as well as my upper body strength."

"Meet Barb" AbsoluteFIT Member


"After about 8 weeks with Marcy's plan, I had lost 20 pounds. I was half-way towards my original goal. I continued on, and three months later I had lost almost 50 pounds! I'd effectively smashed my goal in less than 6 months due to Marcy's regimen!"

-Alex Pamboris
Before & After


“We cannot say enough great things about our trainer, Jackie Vail. We have been working with Jackie for about 10 months and have enjoyed our training sessions with her every time! Working with a couple is not an easy task. Jackie manages to meet our personal needs and expectations seamlessly.  She takes into consideration our physical, mental, and age-related needs. Jackie trains not only our body but our mind. She varies the equipment we use and utilizes our own body weight. She pairs us for fun activities and we always laugh together. Jackie makes training enjoyable and we leave each session feeling healthier and more knowledgeable..."

-Randy & Bitsey Stark
 with Jackie Vail (AVAC® Certified Personal Trainer)



 “I started personal training sessions with Ashley this summer, and for the first time in a very long time I was motivated to workout. I look forward to my training sessions, Ashley always knows just how much to challenge, encourage, and push me. As I started making progress I found myself wanting more and added in Ashley's AbsoluteFit classes. I love them and I am hooked!..." 

-Gretchen McGarry (AbsoluteFIT Participant)
 with Ashley Ingoglia (AVAC® Certified Personal Trainer)


 "The results in just 12 plus weeks have been not only noticeable to others, but most importantly to myself in my overall flexibility, range of motion and let’s not forget...strength. Thank you AVAC® for offering such a wonderful program, where desire is created by your great staff... To feel and look great."

-Manny Rios
AbsoluteFIT Participant


"My experiences with the staff and members at AVAC® have been and continue to be a positive motivating force in my life. I encourage every member to take advantage of the wonderful trainers and programs offered at AVAC®. Thank you AVAC® and thank you Marcy!!!”

-Nathan Fouts
AbsoluteFIT Participant


"I was amazed at the results...I was able to achieve a much better workout than if attempting to do these sets on my own.”

-Jennifer Turk, AbsoluteFIT Participant 


"The AbsoluteFIT classes are part of our workout routine and we love it! The different HIIT classes involve different exercise programs and complement each other for overall fitness. We are in much better shape physically for sure and the workouts have helped our energy level and overall happiness."

-Cliff and Mary Reese, AbsoluteFIT Participants 


"The AbsoluteFIT Tennis Conditioning Bootcamp Series improved confidence in my abilities to take my game, both physically and mentally, to a new level! The drills allow me to move faster and more efficiently. I've gained a stronger, more fluid serve through strength and flexibility."

-Bill Cesano
AbsoluteFIT Participant


"I've been a member of the AVAC® community for about a year and a half now. I've been taking strength training from Marcy Poindexter for 1 year. I would just like to let you know that she's been an important part of my health program. I am 66 years old and she has really made a difference in my motivation to become healthier. I have lost about 13 pounds, have gained muscle mass and definition, and have more energy. I feel that she sets high expectations, while making sure I use the machines and/or weights in a fashion that will benefit me, and not hurt me. I have total confidence in her! I look forward to continuing my strength training with her."

-Carol Ferri
AbsoluteFIT participant


"My first AbsoluteFIT class was HARD, I’m not going to lie. My weak legs trembled as I attempted to walk down the stairs after class and I had to sit down before taking a shower, worried about the possibility of passing out. I didn't know how I was going to keep this up. But class after class and to my surprise, it got easier and I became stronger. All the core exercises during the classes strengthened my back and each trainer gave me modifications as I needed them. I even began craving exercise on my off days (shocker) and felt like my day was incomplete if I didn't get some sort of exercise in. ...About a month ago, I stepped into a “non plus size” shop just to see if I could fit in their pants and to my surprise, I did. It had been 7 years since I could fit into regular size pants and I was out of my mind excited. I now take pictures with pride knowing that when I look back on them in the years to come, I will be happy and proud of the person I have become. Big thanks to Oceana and the AbsoluteFIT team!"

-Madison Altendorf
AbsoluteFIT Participant