Tag Archive: valslides

  1. Did you know?

    Leave a Comment


    Hey it’s Val,

    With the next Valslide Master Trainer Workshop rapidly approaching (June 7 in beautiful Santa Monica, California) and the recent onslaught of press, I have been getting a ton of interview requests about the Valslide

    Of course they always love to ask about my celeb clients… but there’s a lot of interesting little facts about the Valslide you may not know. Here are 10.

     Did you know…

    #1. Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel and Rachel Nichols were my first clients I tested the Valslide on.


    They had each been training with me for a while, and they are natural beauties, so obviously they were already in good shape… 

    But the Valslide effect was obvious right from the beginning.

    Not only did they start to feel it immediately but I could tell in a few workouts that I was on to something.

    Plus, Valslide is fun fun fun!

    #2 Valslides are made with love in California. 

    Screen Shot 2014-05-15 at 3.38.43 PM

    Each pair of Valslides comes from a small manufacturing plant in San Diego. I love that I am able to go visit Axel, the owner, whenever I feel the need to tweak the formula or color.

    There is often much discussion about our secret formula for the slipperiness or the next color we want to offer.

    I know it’s popular for companies to take their business to China for cheaper labor and materials but I am proud of the fact that our business is here in the US.

    I was born in California, as was the Valslide and we strive to bring a little Cali magic to your workouts. Each pair is shipped with love and sunshine.

    cropped#3 The Valslide® was originally gray. 

    There are still some of those original gray ones floating around, but now Valslide comes in Classic Green, Ninja Black and Hottie Pink.  Which is your favorite color?

    #4 Fitness pros love the Valslide.  

    I make it a point to attend workshops and seminars each year as well as seeking out the best pros in the business for some one on one time.

    I am lucky to call many of the best, my friends.

    The first 3 elite coaches that I showed the Valslide to were, Michael Boyle, Mark Verstegen and Alwyn Cosgrove. If you don’t know who these guys are and you are in the fitness business, you want to make it a point to get on their email lists and start reading or watching everything they offer.

    I thought I had something special with the Valslide. With their validation, I knew I did.

    I remember showing it to Mark Verstegen, president/founder of Athletes Performance.  All I had to do was pull it out of my bag, throw it on the ground and he knew immediately Valslide was something special.

    #5 Access Hollywood was the first TV show to let me demonstrate the Valslide. 

    That day back in January 2008, was a very, very good day.

    I remember turning on my computer as the segment was airing on the east coast. I literally refreshed my browser about 10 times and it was just all Valslide sales. Then it calmed down until it hit central time and when it aired in LA, it was like Christmas morning, my birthday and New Year’s Eve all at once.  It was a very very good day for Valslide. 

    #6 I didn’t set out to name a product after myself. 

    I actually tried a bunch of other names but they either were taken or didn’t make sense. Names like the Pocket Slide, Slippery Slide and Super Slide.

    Now it seems like it could only be Valslide. My name is Valerie, I was always called Valerie, now most people call me Val and I like it. 🙂

    #7 Jennifer Garner demonstrated the Valslide Reverse Lunge and the Valslide 1 arm slide in 5 inch Loubitans and a pencil skirt on the Ellen Degeneres show. 

    She couldn’t have been cuter or more generous.

    That was another very good day.

    #8 The Valslide is universally recognized for killer butt and abs moves.

    Michael Boyle has said if you only do one move, make it a Valslide Reverse Lunge. But, butt (he he) and abs aren’t all it’s good for. Consider the Valslide Push-up Fly. This awesome chest exercise was featured in Men’s Fitness magazine and is super popular with even the most beastly of men.

    #9 A paper plate is not a Valslide®. 

    #10 The first Valslide Master Trainer Workshop was October 5th, 2013.  


    The next Valslide Master Trainer Workshop is coming  June 7th, 2014.  Be one of a small group of fitness professionals that have earned the title, Valslide Master Trainer.

    The movement is already under way.  Come join the party.

    Love and Lunges,



  2. Valslide DAMN GIRL! Summer Ab Series: HAWAIIAN HOTTIE

    Leave a Comment

    Aloha Hotties!

    Hawaii is paradise on earth and the inspiration for this weeks  DAMN GIRL! Summer Ab Series. 

    Just imagine the sweet smell of plumeria, endless beaches, warm sunshine, gorgeous waterfalls and lush landscape!   Now, grab your Valslides and let’s get sweaty in the sun, surf and sand!!!  

    This HAWAIIN HOTTIE circuit combines moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles, so you’ll burn more fat while toning up.  For maximum effectiveness, do this circuit 2-3 x, three nonconsecutive days a week.

    Have an amazing week!

    To print this workout press the Open in new window icon openwindow above, on the document navigation bar.  A printable PDF will open in a new window.

    Have you tried all the DAMN GIRL! circuits in the series? Here are links to the previous workouts…

    Jamaica’n me Sexy 

    Brazilian Belly

    Caribbean Crusher

  3. Valslide DAMN GIRL! Summer Ab Series: Jamaica’n me Sexy

    Leave a Comment

    Put on your brightest colors and let’s get together and feel alright!  🙂 

    The ‘Jamaica’n me Sexy’ circuit includes a get down’n dirty favorite, the Valslide BodySaw.  Get ready to strengthen your core and get your abs beach ready! 

    Do a ‘Summer AB Series’ workout 2-3 times a week in conjunction with your regular full body workouts or on their own.

    To print this workout press the download button,  save the workout as a PDF then print.

    DAMN GIRL! Circuits: click for the Brazilian Belly or the Caribbean Crusher!

  4. Valslide DAMN GIRL! Summer Ab Series: Brazilian Belly


    Brazilian Belly

    The perception that Brazilian women all have perfectly toned and bronzed bodies may or may not be true, but if this country of great natural beauty inspires you to move, try these ab-targeting exercises to tone, tighten and flatten your abs!

    The Brazilian Belly workout is designed to hit both the upper and lower abs. (Remember: do these Summer AB Series workouts 2-3 times a week in conjunction with your regular full body workouts or on their own)

    Have a great week ladies and keep sliding!!! 🙂

    To print this workout press the download button,  save the workout as a PDF then print.

    Click here for the 1st DAMN GIRL! circuit – the Caribbean Crusher!

  5. Valslide DAMN GIRL! Summer Ab Series: Caribbean Crusher


    Get killer abs this summer with the Valslide DAMN GIRL! Summer Ab Series. Every week for six weeks, we’ve got a new Valslide ab workout with the exercises you need to tone one of the toughest problem areas.  Do these workouts 2-3 times a week in conjunction with your regular full body workouts or on their own.  We’re trimming, sculpting, and flattening your abs this summer!

    Slide into summer with this week’s workout: Caribbean Crusher.  Burn away the fat and get those abs rock hard and sexy! 

    Looking for some extra motivation to get you movin’ and groovin’  – check out this Caribbean music  Playlist. 

    To print this workout press the download button,  save the workout as a PDF then print.


    Click here for the next circuit in the DAMN GIRL! series – Brazilian Belly!