About Vital Active Living
At Vital Active Living, we have a lifetime passion for health, nutrition and fitness. Our goal is to use our talents and skills to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.
It is never too late to change your fitness and nutrition habits. Start yourself on a path to become stronger and healthier by investing in regular physical activity and healthy food choices. It is possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle at any age – and it is simpler than you think.
We believe that everyone has the ability to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but no one can do it for you. Everyone is responsible for their own health-related choices. By eating well every day and exercising regularly, you can look and feel great!
It is our privilege to help you along the way!
Valerie Friedel was inspired to refocus her energy on nutrition, healing, wellness, fitness and health after a personal life change. As a result, she developed a renewed interest in seeing others age well and stay strong and healthy throughout their lives.
As a mother of four, Valerie understands the importance of looking after yourself, even when raising children is your top priority.
With a background in ergonomics, systems design engineering, and kinesiology, Valerie is committed to helping people live and work in a healthy way.
“I am so grateful to Val for her expertise, dedication to health, fitness and nutrition. She truly motivates me to reach my goals! I have had the pleasure of learning how to better myself, my lifestyle and push myself just enough to reach new strength training levels. She is truly an elite trainer!”
Sue D., Feb. 2022
“Val is a wonderful personal trainer! She customizes workouts for you and helps you achieve your goals. She is very encouraging and motivating. I never thought I would be the type of person that works out multiple times per week but Val has motivated me to accomplish this for the past 2+ years… She is truly passionate about being a personal trainer. I am so happy that I found Val!!”
Hannah P., March 2021
“Val is an amazing personal trainer and very knowledgeable. I felt supported throughout my journey and reached my fitness goals with her. I couldn’t be happier with the results I achieved in a very short time. She knows exactly what exercises suit you, I have an old injury which has affected my knee for years, it used to bother me every time I try to do any kind of sport, with Val, my knee only became stronger and it never bothered me during or after the training. Even as my work schedule changed and I temporarily stopped, she always keeps encouraging me to keep my healthy lifestyle and stay active. I cannot wait to get everything rearranged at my end and restart. She definitely changed my life, and I can’t be more thankful.”
– Diana J., Feb 2021
“Val is an unbelievable personal trainer. She helped me change my life for the better and achieve my fitness goals. Under her tutelage I found myself in the best shape of my life at 40 having lost 50 lbs and running most days. Most importantly, I can keep up with my kids and have the strength and flexibility I need to lead a happy healthy life. I may not be ripped like Val but if that’s your goal she can get you there too. On top of it all she’s a pleasure to be around and a great coach. I recommend Val without reservation.”
– Malcolm M, Feb 2021
“Thanks for all you do. I really would not be nearly so consistent without your specially designed program. And who knew that bodyweight and bands could be as effective as they are? I’m going to come out of quarantine so fit!”
– Julianne, April 2020
“I appreciate you customizing my workout so I can do the things I like. It definitely helps me get through them during these times of my ups and downs”
– Sue, April 2020
“Very patient trainer Val takes the time required to make sure her clients are doing all exercises correctly ..
Very knowledgeable not only with fitness but also “diet”/ fuel ..
Her food talks have given me a new appreciation for what and why we eat what we do ..
Focused Val does not allow complacency to fall into the workouts always something new with nothing escaping hawk eye !!
If you are looking for a trainer with great skills and who truly cares about her clients progress ..
You have found her ..”
Signed. A. Vienneau
“Over the past year, Valerie has helped me reach my weight loss goals and has taught me so much about nutrition, strength training, and fat loss. I feel so much stronger and have gained so much confidence. She has helped me understand the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, and has provided me with the tools to maintain this on my own. Valerie has completely changed my life!”
– Ishana S., Sept 2019
“Thank you for all the time and effort you put into helping me become stronger physically, and also to grow in confidence. I have discovered it’s possible to have fun while working out! I learned so much from you – exercise and healthy eating/living and how to be comfortable in my body. Thank you. Blessed to have you as a trainer.”
– June 2019
“Thank you for being such a great support and helping me get on with my fitness journey. I still have a long way to go but you have shown how I can get there with simple and practical steps.”
– March 2019
“After only a few short weeks of meeting Val and beginning her program I was already seeing improvements to my physique. Her attention to details is amazing, making sure every rep, in every set, every time, is done correctly. Adding to this, her knowledge of weight training and wide variety of exercises leaves no room for boredom. Personally, another one of the best things Val is continually teaching me is the proper foods to fuel my body. The patience and passion Val has for helping people hit their fitness goals is apparent when you meet her. If you are thinking about making a change for the better, you will not find better value anywhere.”
– Alfie V.
Val is an exceptional Personal Trainer and I would highly recommend her. She has a great gym in her basement. She is an understanding and co-operative person who will motivate you with her tailored exercise to strengthen your body. Her program has helped me a lot. I have lost belly fat through her program and food quantity suggestions. Val takes pride in her work and wishes to see her clients achieve their goals. My body feels great….thanks to Val.
– Errol F.
“Thank you so much for everything this term! You have been the best trainer I could have asked for – Always encouraging, upbeat and positive. In these last 3 months, I have seen so much progress strength-wise and I couldn’t be happier. You are amazing!!!”
– Sarah Z.
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