"I feel that not only do I get a fantastic body toning workout but that my mind and soul are refreshed and energised."
"I started with Iva's Pilates and Zumba classes and I'm completely hooked! She is encouraging, supportive and professional by all standards and I always leave her class on a high note, feeling on top of the world! Iva's expertise, great sense of humour, delightful approach and the individual attention that everyone gets, even when it's a full house, makes all the difference. Her beaming smile is contagious and just looking at her throughout class puts a smile on my face and in my mind. I feel that not only I get a fantastic body toning workout but that my mind and soul are refreshed and energised as well. When I'm away overseas I miss Iva's classes and can't wait to get back home to Wellington and restart. I strongly recommend her classes and have no doubt that everyone will get body fitness, health benefits and enjoy it all to the max!"
Shalha Motadel, Oriental Bay, Wellington
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"I seem to now recover more quickly from a hard running session thanks to Iva's Pilates."
"Iva has a bright, friendly and relating style with confident expertise and clear instruction. She is excellent at talking us through the movements thoroughly, so that we can constantly challenge ourselves to improve our technique. Any correction she sees necessary is done in a completely helpful, subtle and encouraging manner. Despite my original misgivings, I enjoy the sense of the workouts having strength and flexibility benefits. I have found that, as an old fella, I seem to now recover more quickly from a hard running session thanks to Iva's Pilates."
"...getting into water was quite scary for me...Iva made me feel so comfortable and safe...I found the experience increased my self confidence..."
"Being an adult, getting into water was quite scary for me, let alone swimming! Iva made me feel so comfortable and safe that now I enjoy being in water. With Iva's help, I have learnt many swimming techniques and I am proud to say that I can actually swim now and am always excited to attend our swimming sessions. One thing I like is that Iva has always been so patient and encouraging and with each class making me feel better and better. I found the experience increased my self confidence and made swimming fun for me and I thank you Iva for this. I would highly recommend Iva's classes to all."
Harshila Ben, Te Aro, Wellington
"...focused on her clients and passionate about empowering people..."
"Wow! Iva, the pocket rocket powerhouse, behind Viva Sportiva, is one talented lady! Broad skill set across multiple sports, trained Pilates instructor with Physio training. Very knowledgable but also focused on her clients and passionate about empowering people to incorporate their activity into their ordinary lives. Highly recommended!"
Rebecca Grainger, Wellington
"...Iva took the time to know me...and wrote a tailored program perfect for me and my lifestyle...I'm feeling so much better and stronger than I have been for a long time."
"I enlisted Iva’s help for some personal training sessions to get me back on track to a healthier lifestyle. Iva took the time to get to know me, what I like, what I don’t, what I wanted to achieve and wrote a tailored program perfect for me and my lifestyle. She gently encouraged me along the way which kept me motivated to stay on track. I like that I can do my program anywhere, even from the comfort of my living room with no equipment! I’m feeling so much better and stronger than I have been for a long time. Thanks Iva! I’d highly recommend Iva for anyone looking for a great trainer to help achieve their health and fitness goals."
Sally Taylor-Phillips, Oriental Bay, Wellington
"When I feel like exercising but am lacking motivation I know that Iva's classes will be perfect."
"When I feel like exercising but am lacking motivation I know that Iva's classes will be perfect. They are always fun, energetic and get me smiling for the day. She is an enthusiastic teacher with obvious passion and skill for what she does!"
Kate Roberts, Island Bay, Wellington
"...just super fun!"
"Zumba classes with Iva are just super fun! She makes the atmosphere very positive and joyful, always smiles and encourages you. The songs are very motivating and it's just one of those classes you look forward to going to!"
Louise Baste Morand, Wellington