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Vivian Zapanta

Vivian loves life and lives it to the MAX… she is funny, witty and smart. She travels the world to teach, train and certify Pilates instructors and as a Trainer of the Trainers.  She is a mentor and mother not only to her daughter, Sheila, but also to her extended family of Fitness Trainers  around the globe and most specially to her team of Pilates Instructors that she has trained here at her own studio.  She has a generous heart that she offers scholarships to selected and deserving Filipinos to get the rare opportunity to be trained in International Standard of STOTT PILATES and thereafter gives them employment to be able to earn substantially without the need to travel abroad. 

Vivian is a never ending student, who loves to study and better her skills and knowledge that she imparts to her whole Fitness family. She is  not only an Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES, but she is a Pilates Rehab Specialist and Franklin Method Educator Level 1 and is still working on becoming a Level 3 Franklin Method Educator.  Her business is to make people’s life better, by practicing and sharing the why’s and how’s of a healthy lifestyle! 

Proud to say that Vivian just turned 59 last Nov 2012… and looking younger than her age! She lives and breathes fitness and what she preaches.  Indeed Health is Wealth!  Be Happy and Healthy!  Move that Body and be Sexy at any Age! 

A Philippine icon in the fitness industry, studio owner VIVIAN ZAPANTA is a Lead Instructor Trainer. As a Lead Instructor Trainer Vivian is qualified to teach and train other STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainers through numerous workshops.

She is a well-respected fitness professional in the Philippines. She has trained instructors from all over the world. Amongst the many accomplishments that she has achieved are the following:

• First STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainer for Mat & Reformer in Asia, Aug 22,2003

• First STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainer for Cadillac, Chair & Barrels in Asia, Sept 3, 2004

• First STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainer for ISP in Asia, Nov 16, 2005

• First STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainer for Group Mat & Group Reformer in Asia, 2008

• First Franklin Method Educator Level 1 in the Philippines, September 2011

• First and only ACE (American Council on Exercise) “Gold” Certified Personal Trainer since June 1990

• First ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Group Exercise Instructor since July 1989

• First Woman Body Building President of the Philippines in 1989 and Ms. Philippines in Body Building, 1988.

• Les Mills Internationally Certified Body Balance, and Les Mills trained Body Pump & Body Jam instructor

• Former Personal Trainer of Her Excellency Madame Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Republic of the Philippines

• Former Certification Provider for Aerobics, Personal Training, Aqua Aerobics and Medical Specialist for Exercise Science Alliance (based in Modesto, California)

• A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education Major in Physical Education, Cum Laude, University of Santo Tomas 1975.

• Former University of Santo Tomas Professor in Physical Education 1975

• She holds a Master’s of Arts degree, Major in Physical Education from Centro Escolar University 1993.

• Former faculty member of the DLSU (De La Salle University, RCBC Plaza) Graduate school on Corporate Fitness

• Vivian Zapanta is a STOTT PILATES™ Lead Instructor Trainer that has trained instructors in Malaysia, Taipei ,Thailand, Hong Kong and Kuwait. Her students travel from far and wide just to train with her.