Susan Fink

I guide and educate my clients to enjoy and appreciate the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle for their minds, bodies, and spirit. I help my clients acquire the individualized tools they need to attain their fitness goals, make positive changes in their lifestyles, discover movements and activities that spark passion and joy within them, and feel motivated and equipped to exercise comfortably and capably on their own.

Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Member

About Me

Degrees

  • MSW, University of Maryland, School of Social Work
  • Master's Degree, Baltimore Hebrew College
  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Years Experience

7-8

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Verified
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
ACE - Senior Fitness Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
Verified
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
Verified
Spinning - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 1)
Verified
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Verified
Tabata Bootcamp - Tabata Bootcamp Training
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Sep 20, 2016
Heart Saver AED
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Sep 20, 2016
Heart Saver AED
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

Additional Information

Rate

$90.00 / hr, Also group training limited to 4 participants $25/hr. class

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Supportive Trainer, UCLA Recreation, 2008
  • ACE Senior Exercise Specialist

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

9 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Judith Fenton on Sep 25, 2017

    I am 78 years old and in the best condition of my life. I have been seeing Susan Fink for private training twice a week since November, 2016 when I moved to Los Angeles, My training goals were to improve my strength, balance and endurance -- all of which had declined as a result of a stressful year

    Since starting the training, my strength has improved about 300%, my balance has improved to the point where I can finally do a Warrior 3 and I am now at the point of doing exercises I never thought I could do like pushups on the TRX, stepping quickly on and off a step for 1 minute, lifting heavy weights, etc. Unlike some trainers I have had in the past, she watches closely to monitor my form so I don't injure myself and to make sure I don't get too much out of breath. She personalizes each workout, increasing or decreasing the intensity depending on my ability on that day. I plan to continue training with Susan.

    Judy

  • by Andrea Giambrone on Aug 11, 2017

    Susan is a dedicated instructor whose interest in 'Functional Aging' got my attention. She is totally in tune with the critical needs of balance and flexibility and how to attain and maintain them. She gives her all in class and, in turn, expects students to do their best. I myself am not a natural-born exerciser by any means. My clumsiness startles me! But her patience and willingness to keep working on improvements, however small, keeps me coming back.

  • by Lori Port on Feb 08, 2017

    Training with Susan made a huge difference in managing my injuries. I know how to get in and out of a chair using my leg muscles in a squat and how to get in and out of bed, using the strength in my arms and core. I'm very grateful. Thank you. Fitness matters for everything.

  • by Ruhama Muskin on Feb 06, 2014

    I really enjoy exercising with Susan. She has the ability to be easygoing on the one hand while creating a balanced and serious workout for each person in the class. She encourages everyone to challenge themselves while watching out for their specific weaknesses and their form. It is evident that she takes her students seriously by preparing for each lesson with new ideas and varied equipment, in turn her students perform to their best ability while having a great time together.
    Ruhama Muskin

  • by Janet Fuchs on Oct 15, 2012

    Sue is a great trainer. She pushes you to do better without barking orders at you. She is always learning new moves from conferences so the workout never gets boring. She is also a pleasant person to be around, so the workouts fly by.

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