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The Vision

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

 Vicarious, is a faith based program aimed at helping individuals heal physically, spiritual and emotional. With a special focus on those living with diabetes, we hope to motivate, inform and help improve the lives of those struggling to win the battle against diabetes. We are trusting God that we can do these things vicariously through Christ!

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My Story

The Journey

Here I am in 2003, just 3lbs shy of 190 lbs. Why? It was a combination of things from poor diet, emotional eating, and the emergence of what I eventually figured out was "low grade depression," a chronic but less severe form of depression. Yes, I was exercising, but I didn't have a real strategy, nor was I treating the emotional issue.

Fast forward to 2009 when I decided to get certified as a fitness trainer and go back to college to study psychology and elementary education. I got educated on how to train my body and how to understand the mind. I merged the two with my Christian faith and noticed I began to heal.

In 2020, during the pandemic/shutdown, the Lord told me that now is the time to birth the ministry of Vicarious Fitness Through Christ that he planted in my heart years before. Here, I am 3 plus years later sharing my journey with my friends, clients, and followers. I hope and pray that this will encourage someone to pursue their goal of education, weight loss, emotional healing, or their relationship with Christ. God bless

What motivates me

Being the daughter of parents who are living with Type -2 Diabetes, has forced me to seek ways to keep my blood sugar steady and to be a healthier person all around. In addition, helping my father physically recover from a stroke was one of my biggest motivating factors.  With the faith my parents instilled in me and the fitness knowledge I had, we worked together for his recovery and it made me want to help others in the same way. In addition, having a family history of depression has driven me to find holistic approaches to combating depression. To this very day, nothing lifts my spirits like faith and fitness together! I'd love to share that experience with you!

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What we offer

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FREE WORKOUTS, YAY!!!

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Enjoy workouts to your favorite Christian music, 80s music and spiritually themed workouts! Click the link below!

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Personalized Training

A stronger you

We create personalized fitness programs for people of all ages and stages of life, including those living with chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Routines that are carefully created with your healthy and safety in mind.

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Working together

Many people like the accountability that comes with working out as group, as apposed to doing it on their own. Creating a community environment is key! Gather your group and let's get started.

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Wellness tips and suggestions

A Holistic Approach

These days people are opting for a more holistic approach to wellness rather than pharmaceuticals. Here is where you'll find my tips on items such as supplements, herbs, teas and more!

Testimonials

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I love training with Sonya! She challenges me and pushes me to do more than I think I can do. She makes me surprise myself. When I finish a workout with Sonya, I've worked my whole body and I feel exhilarated and energized at the same time.

Barbara B.

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Training with Sonya was my first time training with a personal trainer. She has kept me motivated to stay fit during my pregnancy. She's careful to adjust to make sure I'm pushing the limit just enough. I'd recommend her to all the expecting mom looking to stay fit and to anyone looking for a new challenge.

Liz M.

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I am an amateur boxer who suffered a torn bicep tendon. During my recovery I couldn't do a full workout because of the pain and medication. This caused me to gain a lot of weight and lose some muscle tone. When I began to do routines with Sonya the results were incredible. Sonya showed me exercises and stretches that helped realign my spine and regain muscle strength. She also helped me increase my cardio strength which added to my boxing training. I recommend Sonya because she does her research according to each client instead of using a general routine. Sonya played a huge role in my recovery. Now I am ready  to fight again and knockout the competition.

Richard A.

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I highly recommend Vicarious Fitness Through Christ. I had the privilege of training over the summer and I have seen a tremendous change in my health as well as my physique! Today I’m no longer Pre-Diabetic and I’m able to maintain all of my ADL’s!!

Allesha P.

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I have had the opportunity to take classes with Sonya in a gym setting and work one on one with her as well. Both were fantastic experiences, she is responsive to my specific needs and abilities. She is always willing to modify or challenge as needed. Sonya has kept her classes very engaging with different routines and music, I look forward to ending a long work day with her class. Can't say enough about the positive experience with Sonya!

Anna D.

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Upcoming Events

  • Gospel Reggae!!
    Gospel Reggae!!
    Sat, Oct 29
    Tuckahoe Community Center
    Oct 29, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Tuckahoe Community Center, 71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
    Oct 29, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Tuckahoe Community Center, 71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
    Fun, dance-able beats and uplifting lyrics!
  • Saturday Fitness Class - October 8th
    Saturday Fitness Class - October 8th
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 08
    Tuckahoe Community Center
    Oct 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Tuckahoe Community Center, 71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
    Oct 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Tuckahoe Community Center, 71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
    Hey my friends! I am so excited to be returning to the Tuckahoe Community Center for an AWESOME kickboxing and toning class. You don't need any equipment, just a mat, towel and water!! Let's do this! Register now and tell a friend!!
  • Saturday Fitness Classes
    Saturday Fitness Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 23
    Virtual Circuit Training
    Jul 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EDT
    Virtual Circuit Training
    Jul 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EDT
    Virtual Circuit Training
    Hey friends! Thanks to this NY heatwave, we are virtual this week! So let's workout in the comfort of your home where it's nice and cool! You don't need any equipment at all! Have a mat/towel and some water handy! Let's do it!
  • Saturday Group Classes
    Saturday Group Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 25
    Bronx River Pathway Park
    Jun 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Bronx River Pathway Park, Garrett Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
    Jun 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Bronx River Pathway Park, Garrett Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
    Hey friends! This week we will enjoy a refreshing outdoor workout! Low Impact- High energy as usual. So bring a mat and some water! Let's do it!!
  • Saturday Group Classes
    Saturday Group Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 11
    Virtual Circuit Training
    Jun 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Virtual Circuit Training
    Jun 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Virtual Circuit Training
    This Saturday I will be holding class virtually! Let's stay safe from the heat wave but keep moving!
  • Diabetes Awareness - Learn, Fight, Cook!
    Diabetes Awareness - Learn, Fight, Cook!
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Nov 19
    Online event
    Nov 19, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
    Online event
    Nov 19, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
    Online event
    A 3- way approach to managing Diabetes and an overall healthy lifestyle.
  • Diabetes Awareness - Learn, Fight, Cook!
    Diabetes Awareness - Learn, Fight, Cook!
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Nov 12
    Online event
    Nov 12, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online event
    Nov 12, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online event
    A 3- way approach to managing Diabetes and an overall healthy lifestyle.
  • Diabetes Awareness - Learn, Fight, Cook!
    Diabetes Awareness - Learn, Fight, Cook!
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Nov 05
    Online event
    Nov 05, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Online event
    Nov 05, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Online event
    A 3- way approach to managing Diabetes and an overall healthy lifestyle.
  • Saturday Group Classes
    Saturday Group Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 25
    Tuckahoe
    Jun 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Tuckahoe, 71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
    Jun 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Tuckahoe, 71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
    Low Impact - High Energy Group Classes! Bring a mat and some water! Let's work!!
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