Desert Health Wellness Award Nomination – Valeria Batross

It's not too late to leave a comment in support of Valeria Batross, our fitness director, for the Desert Health Wellness Awards.

The Desert Health Wellness Awards Executive Committee will select three finalists in each category to be announced in their May/June issue. Winners will then be announced at the grand celebration on May 22.

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Here are some of the comments left for Valeria thus far:

Leesann Shefa
January 8, 2019 at 10:48 am
Valeria Batross is a shining star of integrity and enthusiasm! I am honored to be a part of her team at Shadow Hills Community. Valeria has an unwavering commitment to health and wellness at all levels. It is wonderful to see her nomination here!

Heidi Rose Gerner
January 8, 2019 at 2:11 pm
Valeria Batross is a bona-fide asset to the Coachella valley. Her expertise, enthusiasm and professionalism are unparalleled. She gives something personal and special to every client/person that she meets. Her drive to improve her knowledge and credentials makes her exceptional. I have known her over 10 years, and I don’t know anyone more dedicated to her craft. Kudos to you Valeria for a well-deserved nomination!

Salli Rychlik
January 8, 2019 at 8:19 pm
I have known Valeria Batross close to 15 yrs. she has worked hard to be where she is and is totally dedicated to the health and well-being of her clients. Always encouraging and kind. I’ve moved away but miss my training sessions with her every day.

Traci Barnett Hone
January 10, 2019 at 12:43 pm
The health and fitness program at Sun City Shadow Hills continues to grow and flourish thanks to Valeria. Our classes are challenging and our instructors are top-notch. Valeria has raised the bar!

Jessica “Panda” Alfrey
January 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm
Valeria Batross is such an amazing example of Wellness, what a perfect nomination for an amazing individual. For as long as I have known Valeria, she has always been helping everyone around her and in her community with her knowledge of being healthy. She has so much to offer on every level of spiritual, physical and emotional well -being. Not only does she lead this life by example, but is always learning new ways to help and innovate the wellness community. I’m so proud to call her a friend, and know I can always turn to her with any questions of my own.

François Gay
January 23, 2019 at 6:34 am
In the 40 years I have been active in the fitness industry, I have met very few people that not only have a great knowledge and know how to inspire others to put it into practice but also live every day themselves what they are preaching! That’s right: Valeria does not only talk the talk but she walks the walk! They are not enough adjectives to describe her; let’ s just say that she is amazing!

Becky Alfrey
January 26, 2019 at 2:44 pm
I cannot name a Better person for this Award than Valeria Batross. Being the epitome of Consciousness and Discipline, Valeria doesn’t just Show Us the Way to Living a Healthier and High Quality Life, She Lives it Every Day by Example. Realizing the Importance of Truth, It is her Nature to share these Lifestyle Choices with Friends and All who have the privilege of getting to know her. Integrity is Priority. Sharing her Wisdom and her Life Path, makes her the Best Candidate for this Category.

Erin Smith
February 8, 2019 at 11:55 am
My vote is whole-heartedly for Valeria Batross who is our Fitness Director at Sun City Shadow Hills. As one of the lucky SCSH residents, I have personally witnessed all of the positive changes Valeria has made to bring Health and Wellness to a very diverse population of seniors! Our classes now fill up with energetic, enthusiastic participants, due to Valeria’s vision and the outstanding instructors she has hired. She is a tremendous asset to our community and is a very deserving candidate for this award!

Gary C Miller
February 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm
I too would like to put in my vote for Valeria Baltross, our Fitness Director at Sun City Shadow Hills. Every since our first contact with Valeria, as Aqua Fitness Instructor, we knew we had someone special. My wife’s and my goal was intense training and Valeria was “Sergeant Major” of Aqua Boot Camp, getting right in the pool with us and setting the pace. She is a delightful, thoughtful, supportive individual with great knowledge and experience and a desire to make every class and experience worthwhile. Thank you Valeria!

Wayne D. Chandler
February 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm
Being new to Sun City Shadow Hill’s I was aware my wife wanted to participate in the fabulous fitness facility we had viewed prior to our purchase. I made it a point to contact Valeria Batross the fitness director.

As the result of my contact, Valeria followed up with a text to my wife. My wife is now totally “All In” with regard to her personal fitness program at Shadow Hills.

As we all know many of us have all the good intentions of involving ourselves in a regular physical fitness regime. “Regular” being the key word. Valeria cuts to the chase and as a result removes the hesitation so many of us have. Valeria’s knowledge and delivery makes one believe they can accomplish their dream.

Cathy/Fred Nielsen
March 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Valeria Batross has done an amazing job managing the fitness program at
Sun City Shadow Hills. She has overseen many classes to enhance the wellness of the community retirees. She offers many educational seminars as well as
Fitness programs on a daily basis. The instructors are all knowledgeable and encouraging. I especially appreciate the Aquatic exercise programs.
Bravo Valeria. A true professional, hard working lady!