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About Us

Bliss Fitness & Health’s vision and mission is to support a diverse community of people looking for ways to maintain a fit, healthy, vibrant life by offering classes, services, and events that bring people together.

We bring you playful group fitness and personal training, massage therapy to heal your body and spirit, and workshops to nourish your mind and soul. Even though we take health seriously, silliness, fun, and laughter are highly encouraged. We foster interaction and partnership between our clients as well as our team because support from our community is what keeps us all connected and helps us reach our potential. We blend the lines between social connection and healthy habits. We keep classes small and look out for our members. We’ll also hold you accountable for putting your health and well-being at the top of your list. That’s right, we’re going to notice when you drop out…and we’re going to help you get back on track. We’ll do it with kindness and without judgment because we understand that establishing and maintaining a healthy regimen is not easy, and we believe that you don’t have to struggle alone to find your fitness bliss.

Meet Mona (she/her)

Owner and Chief Bliss Bringer

Bringing together an unconventional combination of skills and experiences, this career chameleon is the spark behind Bliss Fitness & Health. Mona’s drive to create a community of healthy and happy people started with a career in massage therapy after graduating from college. Finding herself at a crossroads after several years practicing in massage, she took an unlikely path into the corporate tech world. There she discovered her passion for working with teams and getting sh*t done. It’s this unique combination of nurturing and supporting people towards their goals that has resulted in the creation of Bliss Fitness & Health.

You’re likely to find her smiling at you cheerfully from behind the desk,  leading a workout, performing massage, and quite often being a frisky participant with you in class.

Mona is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and NASM Stretching & Flexibility Coach. She also holds certifications in TRX Suspension and Group Training. She is a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in deep tissue, myofascial release, sports massage, and Swedish massage.

Our Team

Amy Torgerson (she/her)

Massage Therapist

Amy is a body-positive massage therapist who has been practicing since 2008.  With a background in deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage and reflexology, she draws on both the structural and the energetic interpretations of the body to meet the client where they are.  Her belief that all bodies are sacred informs a non-authoritarian collaborative approach aimed at honoring the whole self.
Amy’s sessions are informed, specific, attentive, and caring.  Whether you are coming for pain relief or relaxation you are in safe hands with Amy. 

Originally from Maryland, she moved to Oakland in 2016 and hasn’t looked back.  She enjoys baking, yoga, and not taking life too seriously.

Kelly Anderson (she/her)

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Kelly is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with several specializations (Corrective Exercise, Women’s Fitness, Senior Fitness, and Group Fitness.) She also completed the rigorous Diablo Valley College course in Personal Training. Kelly started coaching bootcamps in 2018 and immediately fell in love with the energy. In 2022, she decided to leave the IT field after 20 years to pursue her dream of helping others reach their health and fitness goals. Her job is to challenge you while having fun and getting fit. She believes fitness is a personal journey and we each have our reasons for getting fit.

Her family is everything, but her passion is tennis! When not on the court she enjoys walking the dogs, working in the yard, or just hanging out with her husband.

Kino Hsu (he/they)

Personal Trainer

Kino is a former fitness-hater turned enthusiast and who understands first-hand how daunting exercising can feel. They’re passionate about helping people feel more confident and connected with themselves by developing a sustainable and enjoyable routine. They are an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach with over a decade of experience in fitness with a focus on powerlifting and strength training, aiming to take a holistic approach to program design that tailors to each person’s unique needs in a trauma-informed and consent-first training environment free of judgements and expectations.

When not powerlifting, you can find them climbing, hiking, camping, crafting, trying new foods and recipes, or hanging out with their cats.

Our Bliss Buddies