April 2019 Superhero of the Month

Superhero of the Month –
Elisa Rubalcava

Congratulations Elisa! You are definitely a superhero!

Team Mo and I chose our SUPER HERO OF THE MONTH based on several important factors that we believe reflect the values on which the Mo-Mentum Fitness world-class culture has been built upon. 

Mo-Mentum’s Core Values include:

  • Mindset for Growth, constant never ending learning….if you’re not growing you’re shrinking
  • Over deliver on all we do
  • Tribe we all need an incredible tribe!We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.
  • TransparencyWe believe in honesty and being transparent
  • Vitality- we believe in living vibrantly and all out

If you’ve ever walked into a Mo-Mentum weight lifting class, chances are that you’ve met Elisa Rubalcava.  You would remember Elisa because her smile lights up the room, and she smiles all of the time!

Elisa is the perfect example of a so many women in our world today.  We spend years focused on our kids, our families and even our work and then one day we have a wake up call or our lives change and we realize that it’s time to find our own passions, rediscover new hobbies and uncover the woman that we know is deep inside of us.

Elisa, felt this call and decided to do something about it and has continued to shine brighter everyday since!

Elisa is a woman who lives unapologetically today.  She has goals for herself that are hers without justification.   She understands that by taking care of her body, mind and spirit she gets to love her daughter, her partner, her family, her friends and the world on a much deeper level.

It takes courage to listen to the whispers of your own dreams and over ride the fears in your head.  When women like Elisa do this, they change their own lives and the lives of the people they love the most.

Elisa Thank You for your courage to listen to the whispers in your heart to uncover you, your generosity with encouragement and love for all of us who are fortunate to be a part of your life and for the determination to find and build both your inner and outer strength.

We are honored to name you our April Mo-Mentum Super Hero!

Q & A

Meet Elisa, Mo-Mentum Fitness’s Superhero of  April 2019! She definitely is a superhero!


Describe what your life (and your health) was like before fitness

I was a single mother for most of my daughter’s life.  I gave all my focus, time and attention to her. After she left to college, I had so much time on my hands.  I realized that for 18 years I didn’t really have any goals or even a need to better myself, so I made that a priority.  It’s been so much fun setting goals and checking them off my list. I’m even doing my first weight lifting competition next weekend.  So excited!”

Was there ever a low point or an experience that made your priorities change

“I wouldn’t say it was a low point, but I had a 40th birthday that was coming really fast.  I made up my mind that just because I was getting older, it didn’t mean that I had to look or feel older.  I wanted to hit that milestone looking and feeling better than ever, and I crushed that goal!”

How did fitness come into your life (or back into your life)?

I had been working out on my own but didn’t have the motivation to push myself to be better and stronger.  I saw a Facebook ad for Mo-mentum and decided to give it a shot. Best decision ever!

What kind of results have you seen since starting a regular fitness program?

Simple day to day activities like tying my shoes, getting in and out of the bathtub, balancing, keeping up with my daughter, nieces and nephews, long walks, etc. are so much easier now.”

Why do you make fitness a priority in your life?

Working out has made me more conscious of my daily habits.  I eat a lot healthier, plan healthier activities, and make sure to get enough sleep.  Because of this I feel better than ever.”

Please talk more about the actual changes in your life?

“I never thought I would be able to say that I get excited to work out and actually look forward to it. I’ve become an endorphin junkie, made great friends at the gym, have the best trainers, and have never been happier.”

Let’s focus in on the blood work. What kind of changes have you seen? What do these changes mean for you lifestyle, longevity, finances, etc.?

” I had high triglycerides at my checkup prior to starting at Mo-mentum.  My numbers on my last checkup were all PERFECT! Also, when I first went to Mo-mentum, I couldn’t hang from a bar for more than five seconds.  Now I can do unassisted pull ups and have no problem with hanging. Amanda says grip strength is correlated to life expectancy and heart health so I’m hoping to live a longer, healthier life.”

These days what makes you truly happy and feel at peace?

Knowing that my daughter is happy and following her dreams makes me feel at peace.  Knowing that I am striving to better myself makes me truly happy!”

How do you feel compared to 1 year ago?

“I feel stronger and so much happier.  I used to be so concerned with my weight on the scale and now I only care about the weight on the barbell.”  


I’m 40, have a new job as an Inside Sales Specialist for a great company and have the most amazing 18 year old daughter named Serah who attends CSULB.”

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Amanda Mittleman

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