AREAS OF SPECIALITY.

  • Holistic Wellness Coaching
  • Weight Loss Specialist
  • Women’s Lean Physique Expert
  • Expedited Muscle Mass Gain
  • Elite Athlete Performance Enhancement
  • Pain Reduction, and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pre/Post Natal Fitness
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
— Henry David Thoreau

BIO.

Zach Scioli founded Wellness Sherpa in late 2009 to begin to guide clients on their journey to health. As a child, Zach struggled with a myriad of health problems from being overweight to battling with chronic fatigue, acne and much more. He initially sought the "mainstream" model of heath with hopeful intention. However, after endless physician visits things not only didn't get any better, they actually got worse.

It came to a point where he hit rock bottom with his health, and realized that if anyone was going to really help him reclaim his health, it was going to have to be himself.

Zach spent the next 10 years of his life studying what health really is, why so many struggle with health, and how to regain it. In doing this research he discovered that many of the paradigms we believe about health and wellness in American society are actually not supported by research and truth. From Eastern Perspectives on health to Traditional Fitness and Nutrition, to Meditation and Biomedical Research; he studied it all. Things started off slow, but everyday things got better, and better, easier and easier. Then one day he realized all his ailments were gone, and he hadn't just regained a baseline level of health, yet actually achieved peak wellness, fitness, and happiness!

Realizing how deeply empowering and transformative the entire process was, he decided to dedicate his career to showing other people the "Path" to enjoying their lives to the fullest. Zach went on to study Health Education at San Francisco State University with a minor in Holistic Studies. From that point he acquired his National Academy of Sports Medicine Certificate of Personal Training. As well as, his Crossfit Level 1 Certification, TRX, and American Kettlebell Certifications. Zach has passionately trained many clients over the years and prides himself on evidenced based results for clients, and amazing success stories just like his own. As Wellness Sherpa flourishes, he never stops learning and always has the student mentality to obtain new certifications and stays deeply steeped in new biomedical research.

His coaching is a personalized approach to fitness and wellness that recognizes that every client is different and unique. He custom builds a custom program for each and every client.  In contrast to most conventional training methods, which are almost entirely focused on linear training modalities, and impersonalized dietary recommendations. His coaching optimizes health by addressing the systemic causes of problems blocking a client from peak wellness. Though a 6-pack may be a delightful side affect of his approach, his primary goal is to establish, and maintain the health and longevity of your body; giving you the tools you need to take charge of your health for the rest of your life.

EDUCATION.

  • Bachelors of Science in Health Education - San Francisco State University
  • Minor of Science in Holistic Studies
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certificate of Personal Training. (NASM)
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certification
  • TRX  Suspension Training
  • American Kettlebell Certification.

philosophy.

It is every person’s human birth right to be vibrant and healthy. Unfortunately at the moment we live in a society and culture which doesn’t value health as wealth. Our very environments, lifestyles, and basic food options promote sedentary and toxic habits. The revolutionary health program is all about reclaiming our inner light to not just get by, but to downright thrive as we were designed to. To get back in our bodies and remember that heart-beating-through-your-chest type of feeling good. Learn how to take control of our health and become sovereign once again. It is my mission to deeply enrich and empower people’s experience of this special thing called LIFE...
— ZACH SCIOLI

TESTIMONIALS.

Zach is a great trainer and has created a workout program so rewarding, I look forward to EVERY workout, even though my typical slot is 6 am. I have worked out with eight different trainers in the last 20 years and have also done a lot of group fitness classes. Zach ranks at the very top. I am in generally decent shape and often question whether it is “worth it” to use a trainer because sometimes it feels like you can find the same exercises in Men’s Health or just recycle prior workout routines. But Zach ALWAYS feels like an added value. He tailors the program to precisely fit your goals and isn’t shy to suggest “trouble areas” of flexibility, strength, or balance that I might otherwise avoid. Personality-wise, he is always just the right mix of making the workout enjoyable, but not so talkative that we lose focus on the workout.

Zach is very observant and intuitive. He really focuses on form and movement — and always seems to have just the right verbal or physical cue to take your form from good to great. He has set routines based on your goals, but always mixes it up just enough that the workout is never boring or predictable.

Perhaps, most important of all, Zach really cares about my perspective and results. He has overcome a fair amount of challenge and adversity in his own life and wants to help others do the same. He knows when to push me harder and when to pull back because I have reached a max. I always feel like he devotes the full hour to me and is not in a hurry to finish and move on to his next client.
— GARY L.
I was pleasantly surprised by Zach’s holistic approach to getting stronger in a healthy way. Every change that he introduced into my lifestyle improved my wellbeing. We talked about the importance of optimizing my exercise routine based on my body type, stretching exercises to improve flexibility, diet, sleep, and mindfulness. It took just a few weeks to get rid of my lower back pain which I have had for months. Zach keeps meticulous data of each session, allowing him to see areas that need improvement. He is also genuinely interested in his client’s lives and we have had many great conversations on a variety of topics. Highly recommended!
— NIKOLA A.
I started working with Zach about a year ago. I had reached a point in my life where I realized that I needed to start taking care of my body if I wanted to enjoy the years ahead.

When I was evaluating trainers to work with, Zach stood out immediately. He has such a broad approach that incorporates his deep knowledge of nutrition, sleep, and overall health. He also had me do some sample exercises to get an idea of what to expect, which I appreciated. And very importantly, Zach has a positive, energizing attitude that just makes you feel comfortable, yet challenged to do your best. And of course he knows a LOT about the body and how to optimize your training time. He’s all about the 360 degree perspective on your body, your health, your LIFE.

A year later I can say that I now have a completely different relationship with my body. My wife loves the results. I feel better, eat better, and have strength and flexibility that I never had before. I can’t believe it but I look forward to going to the gym several times a week.

Zach is a force for change, and I can wholeheartedly say that he’s changed my life for the better.
— ANDY C.