AREAS OF SPECIALTY.
Body Composition Transformation
Muscle + Strength Gain, Fat Loss
Anka trains and empowers badass individuals
– just like you – to get healthier and stronger, build muscle, achieve more, and feel really darn good about themselves.
Anka has been part of the fitness world her entire life, first as a competitive gymnast and speed skater in her native Germany, then as a U.S. based martial artist, bodybuilder, blogger and certified fitness trainer. Her ethos is simple – no quick fixes or deprivation, just a balanced program designed to improve your (fitness) life and take the frustration out of training. Her holistic approach blends strength training, nutrition coaching, and lifestyle adjustments to build a stronger and fitter you, take your confidence to the next level, and empower you to become the most awesome version of yourself.
Anka is a fierce advocate of body positivity, especially for women. She believes that everyone is beautiful, just the way they are. Her training isn’t about comparing our bodies to others or fearing their judgment. It’s about taking the reins and challenging ourselves to discover all the incredible things our bodies can do. It’s about being confident and fearless, shooting above obtainable and standing tall.
Most importantly, she empowers her clients to maintain those results long term. FITNESS IS FOREVER, and Anka makes sure everyone has the tools they need to successfully reach and surpass their goals in all areas of life.
When Anka is not training, she’s taking her sweet pup, Milo, for a hike or run at Ocean Beach, tackling an ambitious DIY home project, treating herself to a delicious burger or satisfies her sweet tooth with a chocolate macaroon. (Hey, it’s all about moderation.)
National Academy of Sports Medicine | Certified Personal Trainer
ACTION | CPT
Bulgarian Bag | Instructor
TRX Foundation Course
Strong First Kettlebell Course
Lower Body Corrective Exercise
Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex | Basic, Mentor: Dr. Jose Palomar
Competitively trained in gymnastics | speed skating in Germany
8 years Karate (Shorin Ryu)
Bodybuilding competitions | Figure division:
2011 Fresno - 5th place Classic Championship & 2nd place Open Figure Contra Costa Championship
2013 - 2nd place Contra Costa Championship Open Figure, 2nd place Masters Figure, 1st place San Jose Championship Open Figure, 1st place Masters Figure
2014 - 2nd place Sacramento Championship Open Figure, 3rd place Masters Figure
2015 - 1st place Los Angeles Championship Unlimited Figure, 1st place Masters Figure, Unlimited Figure Overall Champion
Sugar Addiction: Is It a Real Thing?, National Wellness Institute, August 2019
Why Giving Your Mind and Body a Break on Vacation Is Important, Thrive Global, July 2019
Good For the Mind and the Body: How Strength Training is Powerful Medicine for Your Mental Health, Thrive Global, May 2019
Ladies Who Lift: Beginner’s Guide to Navigating the Weight Room, Thrive Global, May 2019
20 Best Health & Fitness Influencers Of 2018, Women Fitness, October 2018
8 Ways To Beat The Afternoon Slump – No Caffeine Needed!, Glam, October 2018
Here’s How to Take Your Core Workouts to the Next Level, Aaptive, May 2018
Raven Wright Changed Her Life With Strength Training & A Healthy Diet, Women Fitness, February 2018
The Most Inspirational Weight-Loss Transformations of 2017, Reader's Digest, December 2017