Meet Your Coach
- ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
- Precision Nutrition Coach Level 1
- Steel Mace Flow Level 1
- Mr. Maceman Certified
- MaceFit Certified
- NewBreed MaceBell Certified
- KIPS Steel Mace Certified
Victoria Islas is the founder of SteelMaceWarrior.com and the Steel Mace Warrior Podcast. Her passion is Steel Mace Training – although her group classes and personal training can be a mix of many fitness modalities such as body weight, steel mace, kettle bells, steel clubs and more. She is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), Precision Nutrition, Kinesiology Institue for Peformance Specialist, Mr.Maceman, Steel Mace Flow and many more.
When did you start in fitness?
I started my health journey at a very young age. I was always “chubby” growing up. It got to the point where I would wear large clothes, act like a dude and hang out with mostly boys because I had a really hard time with my weight. It took me a long time to do fitness and nutrition right for myself. Now I teach, guide and coach others the right way to health!
Why did you get into fitness and nutrition?
Fitness and Nutrition have always been a part of my life but it really hit me hard when my father had his first heart attack. It made me realize how important movement and food was for health. Then when my dad passed away after his 3rd heart attack I knew I had to do something to prevent others and their families from experiencing disease and pain from such experiences. It sucks to know that all of it was preventable but it also feels really good to be able to help others now.
Why did you become a Fitness and Nutrition Coach?
This question is simple. To help others. I am naturally an empath. I care and want to help people get and stay healthy for life. I also had my share of bad experiences going to conventional gyms growing up – no one to help guide me and sometimes when there was someone it wasn’t what I hoped for. I want to show the people I do work with that getting a coach and joining a group class can actually be a really awesome experience.
What we’re you doing before fitness?
I was writing and performing music with my band Pride Before the Fall and then my solo project (which is still on-going) Tori BLK. In the past you might have seen me on LATV Network, Substream Magazine and even featured locally on Z93 Radio.
I am also currently a graphic and website designer, photographer and online marketing expert. I hustle and am a #bosslady.
What’s your favorite super hero and why?
Dr. Strange for sure! Dr.Strange evolves after a tragic accident and goes out seeking for an alternative healing method when everything else fails. I can relate to this completly. My tragic experience was my father passing away and my healing method was my Steel Mace. Plus I absolutely love all the spiritual and multi-dimensional shit.
What’s your favorite TV Show?
Easy, Ancient Aliens but I am so ready to make the Mandalorian my favorite. Who doesn’t love baby NOT yoda?
What’s your favorite Movie?
All of STAR WARS! I think I cheated on these last two questions.
What’s your favorite band?