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


How Linda Regained Control Over Her Emotional & Physical Health

"These past few years have been a challenge to say the least. In 2016 I had a complete left hip replacement that left me with a pronounced limp and residual pain. The following year I took a bad fall which resulted in a fibula fracture and broken heel. To make matters worse, I was diagnosed with Osteopenia. I was gaining weight, quit exercising, and felt too old and damaged to work out. I felt like giving up..."

-Linda Smith, Member
with Bess Mahaney, AVAC® Certified Pilates Instructor



"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


"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]