Veteran owned and operated fitness center and personal training studio. Having a passion for helping others, and recognizing that fitness comes in all shapes & sizes. Offering all variations of fitness including; a fully functional gym with state of the art equipment, NASM and AAAI/ISMA certified personal training (including both exercise and nutrition plans) tailored to meet your individual needs and goals, group training classes, apparel, supplementation and so much more!
Competitor, coach, entrepreneur, and mother of two - collecting more than 10 years of experience in nutritional studies and exercise science. Personal growth coming from countless life lessons along the way and learning that fitness is but a journey. Certified in NASM and an acting AAAI/ISMA Nutrition Counselor, Paola has been a Personal Trainer and even competed as a figure competitor at both NPC, NGA and WNBF regional shows.
Beginning her roots in early athletics, Paola's passion for fitness & nutrition started in her late teens. Along the way Paola was faced with a myriad of mishapennings. Developing an eating disorder, undergoing life altering surgery, and a tragic miscarriage - Paola had faced her unfair share of obstacles along the way. Learning & growing from these low points in her life, she began to rebuild. Stronger.
As Paola collected life's maturity and experience in and out of the fitness industry. Just like life, fitness is one's journey. You will never be perfect or anyone else, so never compare and always love the skin you are in.
Paola started Rise Above The Ashes in 2016 with the origins of the brand to help create a safe supportive space to help empower women from the inside out.
As Paola tells all of her support system, #keeprising , and always be true to yourself.