Leo graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Health Sciences, Exercise Physiology track, and a Minor in Health Services Administration. Leo has been training since 1992, and is affiliated with the NSCA (since 2003), as well as, AFAA and Powerhouse Pilates.
Leo believes in an integrated approach to training, utilizing methods from many different disciplines in order to optimize benefits for the client. He has worked with various clientele including professional athletes, student athletes, executives, and entertainment professionals. Leo specializes in making individualized and time-efficient exercise and nutritional programs that fit within the busy lifestyles of his clients. He has successfully helped clients achieve their goals, including weight loss, postural alignment, injury rehabilitation and sports specific training.
Leo has worked and interned with Health and Fitness professionals ranging from Physical Therapists to renowned Athletic Trainers and Personal Trainers. This experience has allowed him to develop the professional confidence and advanced knowledge necessary to work at the highest level in the Fitness industry.
Sara was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, where she studied dance from a young age with celebrity dance instructor Abby Lee Miller. As a child she traveled the country as a competitive dancer. After graduating high school Sara began her career as a professional dancer performing around the world in various countries such as South Korea, France, Portugal and Switzerland.
Sara began her fitness career years twelve years ago. She became a Pilates enthusiast after it helped rehab her back after a serious injury. Sara was so impressed with the improvements that the method made in her own health that she decided to make it a career.
Sara has been an owner/operator of Zero Gravity Fitness for the past eight years. She is a Stott certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer. Sara is also a certified Kettlebell instructor. She is passionate about making sure that Zero Gravity stays on the cutting edge of the fitness industry, and believes in helping each client achieve optimal health and wellness.
“I found my greater self on the other side of fear, after that anything became possible.”-Iva
Iva was born and raised in Waynesboro, Ga where she was most known for her athletic skills in Basketball/Track and artistic abilities. She made the move to Orlando in 2013 and while operating as Guest Relations Coordinator for a well known hotel franchise, she also did freelance personal training; this love came after friends inquired to her about her fitness regimen. As years progressed, she found she had a genuine passion for fitness and health which pushed her to become a certified personal trainer. After 3 years freelance and 1 year as a trainer with local franchised gym, she brought her fitness, 10+ years in management and customer service skills to Zero Gravity Fitness.
In her freetime, she has an affinity for the arts which includes everything from music to painting. If she’s not engulfed in that world, she can be found mentoring young ladies, motivational speaking, or being an overall positive influencer.
Pictures provided by Sivan Photography