Success Stories

"My doctors tell me I am the healthiest I've ever been!"  

"2 years ago my autoimmune disease was limiting my mobility & causing severe pain. I met with Ashley, AVAC® trainer in hopes of an exercise plan to reduce further inflammation & WOW... it's been amazing! Thanks to my "AVAC® All-Star Team" of Ashley, Laura, & Bess, my days are now PAIN FREE & I can keep up with my granddaughers like never before. Even though weight loss wasn't my primary goal, I've lost over 75 pounds as an added benefit! They've completely transformed my life!

-Inez, AVAC Member


"John was the catalyst who enabled me to realize my health goals."

"I was overweight and pre-diabetic for 20 years when I finally decided to seek help. My goal was to lose 75 pounds, but I didn't know where to start -- I was afraid I would injure myself and fail. I signed up for a personal training session with John Kensit, who introduced me to AVAC's equipment, proper stretching techniques, metabolic conditioning and an overall workout strategy. Since the start, I have lost 75 pounds, am no longer pre-diabetic, and have lowered my LDL's to a safe range."

-Basim, Member
with John Kensit, AVAC® Certified Personal Trainer



"I highly recommend Jackie as a trainer. She knows her stuff!"

"Jackie continually keeps my workout fresh with different routines that focus on my problem areas. She has taught me how to make consistent improvements, proper positioning, and how to exercise most effectively for strength, tone and stamina. She pushes me just the right amount to keep me moving forward!"

-Liz Cabral, Member
with Jackie Vail AVAC® Certified Personal Trainer


Avid AVAC® tennis player, Ray Madronio had one main fitness goal: Win at least 65% of his matches. After training with AVAC 's John Kensit, Ray states, "My time and effort with John has clearly paid off! I started this year at 3-0 whereas last year I was at 0-3 in the same league. It's been an amazing feeling to know that I am fit and can count on my fitness as my foundation during a tennis match and simply focus on strategy and execution to get to a win." 

-Ray Madronio, Member
with John Kensit | AVAC Certified Personal Trainer


"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 


"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




Almaden Valley Athletic Club
5400 Camden Ave [at Kooser Road] | San Jose, CA 95124
 408.445.4900   [email protected]