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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.
“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.
Zero Gravity has built a versatile team of certified personal trainers and Pilates experts. At Zero Gravity, we pair you with only the best trainers for your personal needs. Meet and get to know each member of the Zero Gravity staff.
Toni is a (NCPT) Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, 200 E-RYT Yoga Instructor and AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Toni is comprehensively trained in Merrithew STOTT Pilates in Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and has expertise in Injuries and Special Populations. Additional trainings include: Yoga for PTSD, Ariel Yoga, LesMills BodyFlow Advanced, LesMills BodyCombat, and TurboKick.
Toni has taught Pilates to a broad range clientele in all age groups. She has helped clients transitioning from Physical Therapy into Pilates. She has trained amateur and professional athletes to cross-train them for a particular sport (i.e.: golf, baseball, volleyball, track and field, dance, tennis, martial arts). She has helped Active Aging Adults improve their quality of life with Pilates and she has worked with Pre- and Postnatal clients.
Erin Murphy was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and started taking dance lessons at the age of 3, under the instruction of Abby Lee Miller. She has studied multiple dance styles including, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, acrobatics, and gymnastics. Immediately after graduating high school, her professional dance career began at Walt Disney World as a Kid of the Kingdom, where she was a swing for Disneymania! and Every Day’s a Holiday. She was fortunate enough to tour the world while dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and continued on travelling with Holland America Lines as a dance captain. After many years at sea, Erin decided to get her “land legs” back. She went back to Disney and performed in the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She is currently a dancer at Universal Studios in their Superstar Parade. While performing, she is currently studying pilates through Balanced Body.
Aaron Seminski brings a wealth of knowledge to the sports performance world most notably influenced by his background as an athlete. Aaron was a former Weightlifter with Olympic Style Weightlifting and former Collegiate Sprinter at the University of Arizona. Because of his athletic background, he went on to become a USA Track & Field and USA Weightlifting Certified Coach and also received his personal training certification with ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association).
He’s trained with an incredibly diverse population from his tenure as a NCAA Collegiate Coach for the Track & Field team for Central Michigan Univ., Texas A&M Univ., Univ. of Oklahoma, and FSU. He’s also trained athletes as a Performance Coach in U.A.E. (Michael Johnson Performance Dubai).
His passion for helping individuals is what drew him to the fitness industry. He looks forward to contributing and meeting all of the wonderful, current and future clients, here at Zero Gravity Fitness for their training goals and personal fitness aspirations.
Andrea Francis, a Venezuelan native, moved to Orlando in 2018 to further pursue her career as a fitness trainer. Her love of overall wellness, perfecting posture, and passion for people is what drew her to become a professional in the fitness industry. She is inspired to help others find strength, balance, and live healthy through movement. In 2008, she received her certifications in Pilates and Group fitness, Mat Pilates with the Spanish Aerobics Federation(FEDA), Kickboxing Group Fitness, and HIIT classes under Strong-nation; and begin teaching group fitness classes. Her desire to expand her fitness resume’ pushed her to pursue her personal trainer certification with AFAA.
Andrea desires to provide her clients with the confidence and support to achieve their fitness goals. She believes being consistent and staying motivated are pivotal in anyone’s fitness journey.
Andrea is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Paula M. Manarin who is a Brazil native found her love of dancing at 6 years old with classical ballet. This love is what catapulted her journey into what would be her career in Pilates. At age 18, she studied a course in physiotherapy which allowed her to understand more closely how the body works and the importance of body awareness not only for dancers but for all people. After completing this course, in 2009 she begin her pursuit of her pilates certification through POLESTAR PILATES. In 2019, after finally settling in Orlando, Fla, she begin studying with Lolita San Miguel (Pilates Master Mentor Program) in Palm Beach. “I have learned with LOLITA in a concrete way the importance of moving the body with the mind. It’s a pleasure getting a chance to rehabilitate and promote health conscious and stronger people; also, making pilates more than a physical activity but letting it become a lifestyle.” She is now bringing her talents and experience to Zero Gravity Fitness mixing her ballet and Pilates experience to bring quality training to our clientele.
She speaks English and Portuguese.