Daniela Mattera, CPT
How long have you been a part of the Elevation Family?
I have been part of the Elevation team since October 2017 and in the fitness industry for over 15 years.
Certified Personal Trainer, Pre and post natal, A.A.S.D.N. Nutrition Specialist
What’s your inspiration for helping clients or getting into the fitness industry?
After both my mother and her two sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer I became obsessed with finding a way to control my physical fate. I realized the only way to combat my genetics was by countering through my environment. Diet and exercise have been the biggest keys to me to taking control of whatever genetic fate may lie before me. I love teaching clients that regardless of what acute or chronic issues they may be battling they can live a healthier, stronger, more joyful life by taking their own form of control through diet and exercise. To me, there is nothing more empowering.
What’s your favorite exercise?
This is like choosing a favorite child. Any compound exercise that works a lot of muscles at once but if I must choose I would say a squat with a back row.
What’s your go to healthy snack or guilty pleasure?
Homemade guacamole or hummus and any kind of molten lava cake with ice cream.
“..the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..”
Biggest fitness achievement?
Training- both myself and a full schedule of clients- throughout my second entire twin pregnancy and coming out the other side fitter and stronger then before.