Dana Zilber is hands down the most amazing trainer I’ve ever worked with. Her philosophy of the “Fit Life” was exactly what I was looking for. I’m into looking good, but being fit, physically, mentally and spiritually is what I’m after – and Dana lives and breathes it. Her understanding of how they all weave together, on top of her impeccable ergonomic application of weight lifting was just what I was looking for. She is the epitome of the divine feminine – a balance of masculine and feminine, the ultimate feminine power. I can’t recommend her enough.
Cari Cole, www.caricole.com
Vocal Coach & Artist Development Expert
My favorite moment was the waist measurement – 7 inches lost! Dana combines strength training with diet discussions and encouraged me to focus on both. I like the individual program and I learned a lot that I can apply to workouts I do on my own. It’s never boring and I felt great every time I was done.
Jennifer Schaidler, Ovative Group
Digital Media & Retail Lead
Dana embodies the expression “Lead by example”. She is as impressive an athlete as she is a savvy business woman. Through working with Dana, I have learned to weave my health and fitness goals in with my professional and personal goals. She has shown me that going “all in” can be done in every area of life-everything deserves equal effort and purpose. What sets Dana apart from any well educated trainer is her compassion and honesty. In the same breath as coaching your form, she will give you straight forward feedback on how to deepen a relationship. Now that’s something you don’t get everyday!
I cannot say enough about Dana Zilber. She’s hands down, one of the best out there and the best trainer I’ve ever had. I’d been using personal trainers for 15 years before I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Dana. The results I achieved with Dana far surpassed any I had gotten from trainers before her. Dana understands how the body, especially a woman’s body works and how nutrition plays a very significant role as well.
There are a few key reasons why Dana stands out over the others. She is professional meaning she’s on time, there’s no excessive talking, and her full attention is on me and only me while training with her. She’s passionate about what she does. She loves the fitness industry and working with people and I get that feeling each and every time I work with her. Most importantly she’s a motivator; she pushes me and constantly gives me goals to work on so it never gets boring.
Dana has helped me get into the best shape of my life. She got me looking great for my wedding and honeymoon; got me through my pregnancy (I even worked out with her on my due date!) and coached me back to a healthy and fit self (same dress size as before I was pregnant with my son!).
If your serious about getting fit and healthy she’s the one to help you get there.
Kim Russen, Tao Asian Bistro
A few years ago, I decided to make a commitment to my health and fitness. I worked with a trainer for 2 years and then he moved away. This was very difficult for me, as I worried I would not find another that could fill the void and replace my emotional and physical supporter. Fortunately, I was introduced to Dana Zilber and from the very first day I met her, she was committed to my well being, both physically and emotionally. We reviewed my fitness goals and how we would work together to get there.
Since then, Dana’s dedication and support has remained. Dana’s enthusiasm and energy in the gym are contagious. Not only does Dana focus on my fitness in the gym, but she always keeps track of things outside the gym, as well. Whether it be her suggestions on new fitness gear or reviewing my food plans, Dana never fails to stop working and coaching me. A few years ago, I was going though a career change and Dana’s confidence in me was a factor that helped me finally make the decision and apply to design school and later get a job working for a top notch Interior Design Firm. Dana believed in me and knowing that was amazing. Dana also helped me prepare for my wedding and that was priceless. I, as well as all my guests, couldn’t believe how I looked; and I couldn’t believe how I felt. She also trained me throughout my pregnancy and kept me focused on staying healthy both physically and mentally. She consistently pushes me to reach new fitness levels in the gym, continually changing my routines and making each session fun and different. When I’m exhausted and feel as If I don’t have the strength to lift another weight or run another minute, with Dana by my side I know that I can do it because she believes in me.
I started working with Dana over 6 years ago and it’s hard to imagine my life without her. Not only has she taken an active role in my daily workout routine, but also she has coached me through many other experiences in my life. Knowing Dana is there for me both in and outside the gym means the world to me and I’m so thankful for her on-going physical and emotional support.
Lauren P Jacobson
Have you ever felt like you are starving for more, like you need change in a major way, that you are not exactly where you want to be and perhaps just stuck in melancholic cycle? Are you telling yourself a victim story that has taken over all your joy? Maybe it shows physically on your body or even worse, your mind has become you own worst enemy? Well, I have news for you! Dana Zilber is your push to reach the light at the end of your tunnel! I have never felt more passionate and believed in someone’s teachings as strongly as I do about Dana and her coaching.
About 5 years ago, I made a phone call and had the same conversation I had had with my friends about a kajillion times, I wasn’t happy and the people I loved were hurting me and I didn’t understand why. In fact, several times I had this very conversation with the same person that was on the other end of the line. But it was on that day after having sounded like a broken record for so long (and quite frankly, tired of hearing myself speak) that someone reached out and said, “Hey! Dilia! Aren’t you tired of feeling this way?” and I thought, “Yeah, I am!” and then the question that changed my life, “Dilia, what if you never had to feel like this ever again?” followed by a statement, “I know how to support you in living a better, more joyful life.”
I listened. That voice on the other end of the call was Dana Zilber. Since that day, she has never stopped supporting and energizing me. I now am living the life I have always wanted and it is in large part, because of her.
Recently I made it to Hollywood on American Idol. I had 11 days to whip my body into shape! I asked Dana if she would be my fit coach and she responded with an enthusiastic, YES!! Oh, and she went above and beyond!! We started that same day and I did everything she asked of me. I opened an account on her new fitness creation, FitId.com, which also has an incredibly innovative and easy app for your iphone, ipad or android phone. This helped me stay accountable to myself by uploading all my workouts and images of what I was eating. She and the FitId community kept me pumped and encouraged me which led to losing weight and feeling great! It was the perfect push to get to where I needed to be. People instantly started commenting on how good I was looking. I lost 12 pounds in 11 days and I felt so mentally prepared for what was to come, so solid that I sailed through Hollywood Week! She gave me constant support all throughout. When everyone else was causing themselves unnecessary stress, I had my own personal cheerleader! I even passed on some of Dana’s wisdom to the others around me which gave them support too.
I LOVE her! YOU will too!
She is one of my most favorite human beings and you would be blessed to work with her. All you have to do is meet her and you will instantly feel energized! It is rare to find someone who is equal parts intellectual, spiritual and beautiful. I am lucky to not only have her as a life and fitness coach but I also have the sacred gift of calling her my friend. She is my living Angel. She is magic in the purest form and will manifest beauty in your life. Trust me. I’m living proof.
Dilia Jelen, diliamusica.com
American Idol Finalist 2012
Top 98 of 112,000
FROM FITNESS PROFESSIONALS…
– Lacey Stone, CEO & Founder Lacey Stone Fitness
– Keith Wittenstein, CrossFit Level 3 Trainer, Owner CrossFit Virtuosity
I have known Dana for the past 8 years. We met at Equinox where she was my manager. Right from the start I knew that we would be friends. Dana is a consumate professional. She takes pride in her work and she believes in the fitness industry. Dana embraces and embodies fitness. She is very passionate, positive and determined in all of her endeavors. It’s hard to capture with just mere words how wonderful and great Dana is, not just as a fellow colleague but also as a person. I have the upmost respect, love and adoration for Dana. I’m very happy that I got the chance to meet her, work with her and to call her my friend. She has positively impacted my life. Her energy and drive comes off of her like a light. To really get her, you have to meet with her and spend time with her and you will see that there is so much more to Dana than words can ever express. Our fitness industry is fortunate to have Dana Zilber as one of its pioneers.
– Anthony Paul, aka “The Professional”, #1 Equinox Personal Trainer 2006
Dana is the most driven, focused and lead-by-example trainer I have ever met. She follows through on her commitments and doesn’t let negativity or the “little stuff” get in her way. Dana is my kind of girl!
– Jenny Skoog, Personal Trainer, Owner Skoog Fit
I have known Dana for over 6 years-She is fair but firm!:) I am originally from Wilmington, DE. When I first moved to NY, Dana was one of the few managers at Equinox Fitness on the upper-east side who believed in my potential! Our respect for each other has developed over the years as recognized leaders in NY’s fitness industry! Dana Zilber is results-driven and I support her in everything she does!
– James Rizzo, Personal Trainer & Fitness Model James J Rizzo Website
Dana has been am amazing, inspirational and motivational leader in my life. Her impact on me and others cannot be measured. She has guided me to only think yes, and have powerful/inspiring conversation with myself and others. She pays it forward, and is the bar in this industry.
– Naqam Washington, Owner Arazi Fitness Gloves
Dana is a strong both physically and mentally, business savvy women who has impacted my life in the fitness industry. She is an elite trainer and life coach who inspires and motivates you to want more and be more. Working with her was life changing.
– Marsha Watson, Fat & Weight Loss Specialist, Mercedes House
Dana has definitely made a big impact in my life. Professionally, she is always positive, motivating and inspiring. Personally, she has always been a wonderful friend-someone you can really count on to be there for you forever!
– Yardena Hipsh, Personal Trainer – Crunch Fitness
– Antoni Luke-Akagi, Personal Training Manager – Equinox Fitness Clubs
I’ve known Dana for almost 7 years now, she was my first manager in NYC and believed me in me when I needed it most. I consider our relationship and time together one of the stepping stones that led me to where I am today. Above all, I have a high respect for her professionalism and commitment to excellence. She has my full recommendation, anyone who works with DZ is in great hands.
– David Osorio, Owner CrossFit South Brooklyn
Dana’s fast thinking, problem solving has allowed me to make life changing career decisions. Dana is able to cut through the grey matter and streamline options and outcomes in ways that show clarity. Dana is compassionate and understands where I am and where and what I want to be. Dana is definitely my go to person for personal and professional strategies to achieve what I want for me. She is a believer in do it now, she listens and immediately is able to give clear options and action plans and will hold you accountable to act by giving you support and encouragement. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious in her commitment to you.
– Julie Semple, Personal Trainer & Chef juliesemple.com
I met Dana while working as a personal trainer for the first time . As I was taking my first steps in the industry , I wasn’t sure how to succeed but I knew I wanted to . Dana , with her amazing skills brought a system for our gym that allowed you to have the tools needed to be successful . I have learned a lot from her , and now 3 years after I first met her I am a proud owner of a performance center and a ranked and acclaimed competitive powerlifter and strongman.
– Yaniv Meirovitch, Co-Owner/Performance Coach, Competitive Powerlifter & Strongman Iron Arena Powerlifting & Performance