Come to Encore Fitness at the Concrete Theatre and act out your dreams of being in shape! No experience required, Encore Fitness offers exercise classes for all abilities. Exercise at your own pace, among friends. Lose weight, get strong, have fun, feel great!

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Your first class at Encore Fitness is free.

Regular fee is $5 per class. Questions, concerns? Need more information? Please send a message.

I’m licensed by Zumba(R) Fitness to teach Zumba (R) and Zumba Gold (R). I’m also a certified PiYo Live instructor, Tabata Bootcamp Coach and a Health & Fitness Coach with Team Beachbody. I’m certified through AFAA and am a member of IDEA and many other fitness-related organizations.

Encore Fitness Coaching
Owner, Instructor

Valerie Stafford, M.S.

Fitness is my passion. I’ve been a certified group fitness instructor since 1986. I owned Bodywise, a fitness studio in Oak Harbor for 10 years, and have been an instructor at Thrive Community Fitness in Anacortes, and Riverside Health Club in Sedro-Woolley. I also teach wellness and physical education classes at Skagit Valley College and community education classes at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. It’s been a pleasure to work with many of you through the years and I hope we’ll continue to grow strong and healthy together.

Fitness has changed a lot in the last few years, as Boomers slide into their older years (myself included, of course!), and we are all so busy in this fast-paced life. Gone are the days of long gym workouts and high-impact cardio classes. Say hello to shorter, more intense workouts that focus on strength, balance and alignment. High intensity interval training and workouts with bars, bands and dumbbells can keep you young and energetic.

The way fitness is shared has changed, too. To keep pace with clients who don’t have time (or don’t live near me), I’ve added virtual coaching to my services and now have the opportunity to work with people (here and everywhere) to lose weight, get fit and live healthier lives. I love online coaching ~ I think you will, too. Let me know if you want to hear how it works.

If you’re ready to get serious about your health and fitness, please consider starting (and sticking with) a safe, effective program of exercise and healthy eating. Life is too short. Let’s live it to the fullest!



Health & fitness coaching and group exercise
classes for the best stage of your life

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Join the Movers & Shakers

  1. Coaching by Valerie Stafford, M.S. (below)

  2. Accountability thru regular check-ins

  3. Support from other group members

How Can I Help You?

Need more info on our classes and groups? Send an email.  Ready to commit? Let me know. Want to improve your eating habits, but not ready to join a group? Click the Shakeology box to purchase a 30-day supply of the nutrient-dense meal replacement.

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