Tracie VanHook, Club Trainer

Tracieʼs philosophy is “Fitness for life”. With over 25 years of health and fitness experience she finds that progressive, positive changes can be made in every stage of life. Tracie's clientsʼ ages range from 15 – 80+ and she specializes in fitness goals ranging from general fitness and weight-loss to more age and sports specific goals. For instance, Tracie specializes in corrective balance & stability programs for functional aging at all ages as well as fall prevention programming for older adults. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast looking to run your first marathon or you have never set foot in a gym before, Tracie is dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals safely and effectively. Her aim is to create a safe, effective, fun, fitness program while empowering you with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire you on your journey to a healthier life.

A little bit more about Tracie: Tracie loves a variety of dance styles. She studied and taught African, modern and jazz dance to grade-school students in East Oakland before coming to Menlo Park. Tracie owned and instructed a dance based fitness franchise in the East Bay for 13 years. She enjoys all forms of fitness and participated in the 2017 Masters CrossFit open games. She is the proud mother of two amazing young adult sons who are the source of her motivation, and who also helped her celebrate life at age 50+ with a Mother's Day skydive from 13,000 ft. Tracie is a forever Golden State Warrior fan, a die hard Oakland Raiders fan (wherever they go!), loves live jazz music and is a hopeless dark chocoholic.

Professional Details

  • MS Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention, California University of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • BS Kinesiology, San Francisco State University (Concentration Physical Therapy), 2002
  • FAS (Functional Aging Specialist) FAI
  • FallProof: Balance and Mobility Specialist, CSUF
  • PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist), NASM
  • CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), NASM
  • HFI (Health and Fitness Instructor), ACSM
  • IFS (Integrated Flexibility Specialist), NASM
  • Myofascial Release: Tissue Mobilization Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Mat Pilates (Certified Instructor), PHI Pilates

Client Testimonials

“When I first started working out with Tracie, my basic goals were to tone up and increase my cardiovascular levels. However, over time we have refined my work out to be more inline with my personal physical needs, especially now that I’m in my 50’s and am still living quite an active lifestyle! I love traveling and want to continue this for many more years without assistance, and with Tracie's experience as a Functional Aging Specialist along with her injury prevention programming, I find I am able to accomplish this. Three years prior I had a rotator cuff injury which caused me great discomfort when lifting my carry-on luggage into the overhead compartment on airplanes. With Tracie's help the problem has been alleviated, my mobility has improved and my strength has increased. I also had pretty bad knee issues causing me discomfort, primarily because of improper technique. Tracie taught me to focus on using the correct muscles, improving my form which eventually illuminated my knee problems. Skiing is another passion of mine and is something I'd like to continue doing for a long time. Tracie incorporates skiing specific exercises (core strengthening, balance, agility, stability, etc.) along with the training I need to keep me on top of my game as I grow older. Tracie is great, not only do I highly recommend her as a personal trainer, when it comes to the specific needs of older adults’ health and fitness she is the best.” ~ Chris S

“Tracie helped me get back in shape after the birth of my children. I lost 20 pounds and gained strength and endurance above my pre-kid levels! Not only is Tracie incredibly motivating and knowledgeable but she is also a lot of fun to work-out with. I look forward to seeing her every week.“       ~ Suzanne F.

"I have been working with Tracie for a little over two years. I had been wanting to start a fitness program, and when I saw that Tracie had the experience, the education, and was able to train me in my home as well as at AXIS, I thought this would be the perfect fit. Tracie has been able to challenge my fitness level concentrating on my challenged areas while maintaining a high level of injury prevention. Through working with her I have improved my strength, balance & stability, core strength and flexibility through a variety of fitness formats that include strength & power, TRX, Kettle-bell and HIIT, just to name a few. Tracie is a pleasure to work with, she knows how hard to push, how to maintain variety and interest, and how to adjust exercises to fit personal capabilities. I highly recommend Tracie as a personal trainer."   ~Jan S.

“I started working with Tracie eight years ago because I felt I needed a personal trainer to encourage and motivate me. Tracie is an excellent trainer, very devoted, talented and a wonderful person to boot. I highly recommend her!”  ~ Roberta R.

"I have worked with Tracie for over two years and she is great. She can come to your house or train out of AXIS gym in Menlo Park. Tracie has been a personal trainer/fitness professional for over 20 years and specializes in core stability, functional aging fitness, flexibility, general fitness, weight loss, endurance and strength training. Tracie is sweet but very demanding, I have gotten great fitness gaines as a result!"  ~ Art S.

"Tracie is knowledgeable, creative, cheerful and fun. She listens well to understand and encourage your goals, and helps you achieve them."  ~ Anne

Contact Information


Fit to the Core Personal Training

Phone: (510) 224-1315

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