Anna Gibbs

Hi! My name is Anna. I teach an hour-long class called “Sweat and Surrender,” which is great for beginners, and intermediate students, who want to stretch, push themselves enough to sweat, then end the class with a deep relaxing meditation. I always come around as you are in Shavasana (aka: corpse pose) with a little stress-relieving aromatherapy oil to help you stay centered as you leave and embark on the rest of your day.

I am also excited to offer my wellness-coaching program, Wellness by Anna Banana. My goal is to help clients become the happiest, healthiest version of yourself by creating the life they want to live — from the inside out.

That looks different for everyone, of course, so I focus on the three main pillars of health: nutrition, physical fitness, and emotional well being.

In my program, I work with clients for 6 weeks / twice a week, starting with:

    • Assessments: We start with a conversation to set daily / weekly / monthly / and long-term goals.
    • Checklists: We create checklists to determine how you’ll reach every goal, then we start taking those steps together.
    • A plan of action: I set you up on a fitness and nutrition plan, and we do a workout and check-in on your progress — including helping you with mindset shifts and coping mechanisms to stay on track.
    • Your partner-in-Wellness: My goal is to keep you accountable through regular check-ins to help you through rough spots, and keep you on your wellness path.

My wellness journey began when I decided to take control over my body, mind — and my life. The first step was to get control of my eating and fitness habits so I could find freedom within them.

At the time, I was a full-time nanny after graduating with a BFA in photography and film from VCUarts. I was also struggling with deep insecurity, isolation, anxiety and depression.

Then, one day I woke up and decided none of that had to be my truth. I had the power to change everything. So I did.

I basically turned my entire life and entire being inside out and upside down. I began making myself sweat every day and learned to nourish my body properly. Out of sheer will power, those new habits and became my daily routine. Within weeks, I saw a dramatic difference. I felt strong and capable. I felt powerful. I felt fit. I was no longer hungry for unhealthy food.

Soon, my body longed to sweat daily. This new wellness routine wasn’t just a routine. It was my way of life. That’s where and when the magic really began.

Click here to ask questions about this service, and to make an appointment with Anna.

Photos by Monica Sescamilla • Video by Nelson Benavides, Inkandescent.TV