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Pamela Nelson

Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

Pamela Nelson

Chicago, IL


  • B.Music, Vocal Performance, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • M.A. English, double concentration Technical Editing & Teaching ESL, San Jose State University


  • Aerobic Fitness Association of America, Certified Personal Trainer and Primary Group Exercise Instructor
  • Bender Training Academy, Certified Reformer Pilates Instructor, Levels 1 & 2, and Mat Pilates Level 1
  • Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist
  • Zumba Fitness Licensed Instructor (in Original Zumba + 6 Specialties)
  • Bender Training Academy, Certified Barre Basics and Barre Beyond Instructor
  • WaterFit Certified Water Exercise Instructor
  • Masala Bhangra Licensed Instructor
  • U-Jam Fitness Licensed Instructor


  • Cancer wellness/rehabilitation
  • Medical exercise tailored to each client’s specific condition(s)
  • In-depth, detailed posture & alignment training
  • Functional flexibility & strength training, with emphasis on efficiency & safety
  • Balance training utilizing ALL sensory systems (visual/vestibular/somatosensory) and Tai Chi exercises
  • Improving range of motion and reducing or eliminating pain in motion


  • Ancient history & archaeology
  • Horseback riding
  • Dancing/singing/playing and listening to music
  • Photography & accurate color reproduction
  • World travel & experiencing other cultures
  • Being outdoors in general, especially on the Oregon coast

Trainer Philosophy:
PLEASE learn to love, appreciate, & respect your body. It’s the only one you’re ever going to have! Exercise is the REAL fountain of youth, keeping you strong and able to live life on YOUR terms – and it’s NEVER too late to make improvements.