AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

And yet what has to be borne by anyone who takes care to keep his body in good condition is far lighter and far pleasanter than those things subjected to the out of shape person.
— Socrates
  • Transformation - Fat loss/Muscle gain
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Weightlifting/Bodybuilding
  • Flexibility Training
  • Corrective Exercises
  • Competition Preparation - Bikini and Figure

BIO.

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.)

EDUCATION.

  • NASM CPT - Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACTION CPT
  • Bulgarian Bag Instructor
  • TRX Foundation Course
  • Strong First Kettlebell Course
  • Lower Body Corrective Exercise
  • P-DTR (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

philosophy. 

Fitness is a journey. A long, incredible, sometimes challenging, journey. It works best when you choose the right destination for yourself! No matter how big or small you are, how old or young, it’s about embracing YOUR shape, YOUR body and YOUR life goals, and empowering yourself to become the healthiest, happiest and most confident you. Whether you want to get big and strong, learn about effective weight loss, or simply feel better about your body, I make sure you embrace every ounce of your own potential so it’s not a short-term fix, but a change for life.
— Anka Urbahn

TESTIMONIALS.

I have been training with Anka for over 6 month now and I am hooked, she is absolutely amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and very attentive to her clients and their needs. And, to top it all off, she is just really cool and a lot of fun to be around. I love my sessions with Anka and they are the highlight of my week. Her support and guidance has led me to live a much more active and healthy lifestyle and has helped turn working out from a boring chore to a fun challenge and I love it, I recommend her to anyone and everyone!
— PAIGE
I have had the opportunity to workout with Anka and I can’t recommend her enough. Anka is incredibly knowledgeable and highly driven. She is force of nature; the breadth of her experience and knowledge took my workout to a whole new level. She showed me a back and chest workout that had me begging for surcease, and at the end I was totally exhausted but excited to get back in the gym and do it again. If you have the opportunity to train with her take it! She is supportive and fun to spend time with, all the while pushing you to excel. Thank you Anka for taking the time and energy to train me it was so fun and enlightening. I really appreciate it!
— WALTER
I’ve been training with Anka for a while now and she has been amazing. I wanted to slim down and tone up my 40 year old self and she has been an incredible partner and trainer. She has a holistic approach to health, which I really appreciate. It’s not just about pumping iron and exhausting yourself. She has me focused on being more active in my day-to-day life and paying closer attention to what I eat. She’s provided a lot of food guidance and has done it in small phases. She’s also been great at modifying the workouts that we do based on my energy level and strength. My attitude towards life is changing and I’m so much happier for it. Looking forward to more time with her in the gym!
— KRISTEN