- Registered Nurse, Madrid, Spain
- Certified Nutrition Specialist
- Certified Personal Trainer (ACE, SuperSlow)
- Certified Exercise Instructor for people with medical issues
- TRX Group Training, certified
- Certified LeBlast Dance Instructor
- Certified Mindful Change Coach
- Fluent in English and Spanish
Ana M. Nieto
From a young age, I always knew I wanted to help people. I started out wanting to become a physical therapist, and ended up studying nursing in Spain, my country of origin.
What I discovered as a nurse is while I loved making a difference in my patients’ lives, I was disappointed with the approach of conventional health care. I felt frustrated, as I experienced conventional medicine treating only the symptoms, but not the body as a whole.
When I arrived to New York City in my early 20s, I discovered a particular type of exercise called Super Slow. Using this method, I worked out once a week for half an hour. Within three months, I went from a size 8 to a size 6! I made no changes in my diet.
I was thrilled to discover this technique, which required only a minimal commitment of 1-2 times per week, and I noticed that I kept losing fat and gaining muscle.
Plus, after training in this method for a few months, the low back pain I had from childhood scoliosis disappeared!
For the first time, I was able to beat my father at tennis. My mother wondered what I had done to improve my posture so dramatically, because as of the tallest girls among my friends in Spain, I was always slouching.
With my new 30-minute per week workout I (1) lost fat; (2) gained muscle and (3) improved my posture and athletic performance.
My passion was ignited, which compelled me to start my own personal training business.
With two partners, I opened the Manhattan studio Transform Fitness, where we train accountants, advertising execs and entrepreneurs to yoga moms, high-performance athletes and certified couch potatoes—and everything in between.
That was 15 years ago.
Now, a higher calling has been urging me to fulfill the next level in my evolution toward complete health and happiness, and to share my gifts with even more people.
That’s how Volar, Transformational Mentorship & Coaching was born.
My new business model incorporates more than personal training, and it’s geared toward helping you transform not only how you look and feel, but also to transform how you relate to life itself.
Volar means “to fly” in Spanish. To me, flying means freedom, exhilaration, excitement, and living life to the fullest.
These are the qualities I want YOU to feel as a result of our transformational work together. I look forward to serving your needs!