Shaping U Fitness-(Personal Training)-Pelham & Vestavia Locations

Pelham, AL

Get up to five quotes from pros like Shaping U Fitness-(Personal Training)-Pelham & Vestavia Locations within hours. Get Quotes

About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Author of the EBook-"How To Get Rid Of Cellulite Now & Prevent it From Ever Coming Back" Shaping U Fitness was voted not once…but TWICE as one of the Best of Birmingham- in Best Gym (Finalist) in 2012 and Best Personal Trainer (Runner Up) in 2010 by Birmingham Magazine. 6 Reasons Why Shaping U Stands Out From The Others Do The Same Business as Us. 1) I provide a Full Blown Accountability Personal Training Program. 2) We promise the best Personal training services around....and we always end up Over Delivering on our Promises. 3) We provide the best "Done For You" Step by Step...Meal Planning Guide. This is tested and tweaked weekly...to keep clients dialed in. 4) We track the client's Progress weekly and the 3 point inches lost Progress plan every 3 weeks. 5) We keep clients motivated and excited about New and fresh workout routines each and every week. 6) I make it easy to communicate with us with any questions, Concerns, or complaints....Open Door, in person, Email, and/or Phone Calls Policy.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Watching each and every Total Body Transformation and having proof through our Before/After pics! Nothing like seeing the look on client's face each time we track good Results accomplished each week.
{[{ questions.text }]}

Location

Pelham, AL 35124

Years in business

17

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

149

Reviews

36 Reviews
  • Sylvia K. Apr 18, 2017
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Greatest trainer ever
    Great person, he has taught me a lot about my diet and we come up with the best meal plan ever I never knew I was eating wrong all along !!!!! The training is always fun and I'm starting to feel lighter
    Brad P. Apr 30, 2017

    Thank you for the 5 star Sylvia! Looking forward to your continued training with us!

  • Gloria K. Mar 29, 2017
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Good gym experience
    The trainers are helpful and friendly. I actually don't mind coming to the gym.
    Brad P. Apr 19, 2017

    Thank you Gloria! We love having great clients like you! :)

  • Marcie C. Mar 18, 2017
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Get fit quick
    The trainers here will get you into shape fast. This is my 2nd time training with them.
    Brad P. Mar 21, 2017

    Thanks Marcie! We love having you as regular Shaping U Client! :)

  • Cedrick R. Mar 3, 2017
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Shaping U
    Brad is a cool and awesome guy. Will have you feeling good about being healthy. He is always available for questions along the way.
    Brad P. Mar 21, 2017

    Thanks Cedrick! Your pretty cool yourself! I just love getting my clients Real Results!

  • Denise B. Feb 10, 2017
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    FUN!
    The atmosphere at this gym is like an episode of Cheers where everyone knows your name but instead of alcohol it's cardio, weights, sweat and LOTS of Encouragement. I love this place and would highly recommend it!
    Brad P. Feb 14, 2017

    Thank you sooo much Denise! This means alot....we love having you and your daughter! :)

  • Stacy T. Feb 4, 2017
    Personal Training
    Verified Review Updated
    Good things are about to happen!
    I have not started the program yet, but the consultation was positive and Brad seemed excited to help me achieve my fitness goals. I'm confident I am begining my journey with a good mentor!
    Brad P. Feb 5, 2017

    Awww...thank you! Please if you will..take the time after about 5 or 6 weeks and give your honest opinion on how our program, myself, and our Trainers were for you....we love getting positive reviews...but also welcome any good feedback or any feedback to improve our client experience. :) Thanks!

  • Verified Review Original
    Good things are about to happen!
    I have not started the program yet, but the consultation was positive and Brad seemed excited to help me achieve my fitness goals. I'm confident I am begining my journey with a good mentor!
  • Sierra B. Jan 27, 2017
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Awesome!
    They are awesome and professional
    Brad P. Jan 30, 2017

    Awww...thank you so much Sierra! We love having you! :)

  • Whitney P. Dec 19, 2016
    Love my gym!!
    You won't find anyone better than Brad to keep you motivated, and to push you to be a better version of yourself! He always makes you feel extremely comfortable, even if you have never been in a gym a day in your life! I love being part of his shaping u crew!! I'm beyond excited to start out my 2017 in his newly renovated gym. 😊💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
    Brad P. Dec 20, 2016

    Awesome! Thank you for the 5 star review! We love having motivated clients like you! Looking forward to 2017! :)

  • Kelsey W. Dec 19, 2016
    Motivation Needed
    I needed a push to get back in the gym after having my daughter. Brad's 12 week program was exactly what I needed to get my motivation going and not want to just go home and sit on the couch. I now want to go to the gym.
    Brad P. Dec 20, 2016

    Thank you so much for the 5 star review! So glad you are continuing on with us! Love having motivated clients just like you! :)

  • Iesha L. Dec 16, 2016
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    GREAT
    Everything is going great. I had to stop sessions but as soon i'm able to start back this is where i'm going. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Brad P. Dec 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are looking forward to having you back! :)

  • Robin S. Nov 8, 2016
    Highly Recommend
    I highly recommend Shaping U Fitness!! I started this journey hoping to see physical results and I definitely have, but even more importantly is the overall well being of myself. I'm a better, wife, mom, employee, etc. My family is enjoying the "new" me too!!! Big thanks to Brad and his crew for making us healthier and happier!!😃
    Brad P. Nov 11, 2016

    Thanks Robin! Love this! We love having clients like you! Thanks for the 5 stars! :)

  • Kendra C. Aug 25, 2016
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Great staff of ppl...saw results and other ppl did too...
    Brad P. Aug 25, 2016

    Thank you Kendra! We loved having you....please come back and train with us again soon! :)

  • Wendy G. Jun 26, 2016
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Brad P. Jul 2, 2016

    Thanks for the 5 star review....looking forward to living up even more with outstanding personal training & nutritional coaching over the next 6 weeks!

  • Nasheka P. Apr 19, 2016
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Have had nothing less than outstanding service and help since joining Shape U! The staff and other members are kind, supportive, and welcoming!! I would definitely recommend this fitness gym.
    Brad P. May 19, 2016

    Thank you so much for the kind words.....we love having you as a client and love helping you along with all of our awesome clients!

  • Mona B. Mar 17, 2016
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Super friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff!! Wonderful experience at Shaping U!! Highly recommend!!
    Brad P. Mar 23, 2016

    Thank you Mona! We love training you! You are a great client!

  • Erin K. Feb 3, 2016
    Private Fitness Coaching (for couples)
    Verified Review
    Brad P. Mar 5, 2016

    Thanks for the 5 stars! We enjoyed training both of you!!

  • Chris R. Jan 23, 2016
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Brad P. Jan 24, 2016

    Thanks for the 5 Stars!

  • Paul H. Jan 20, 2016
    Private Fitness Coaching (for couples)
    Verified Review
    Most miss it on the diet plan not Brad. Brad was very knowledgeable and helpful. The workouts have been great! I would highly recommend this trainer and gym to anyone that is serious about losing weight and getting in shape!
    Brad P. Jan 24, 2016

    Thank you Paul! We have really enjoyed having you and your Wife training with us! We really do try to help clients not only with just the Fitness Training...but with the meal planning and Results tracking as well! Thanks for the positive review!

  • Anna C. Dec 16, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Brad P. Jan 17, 2016

    Thanks Anna!

  • Anthony A. Sep 4, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Brad P. Jan 17, 2016

    Thanks Anthony!

  • Ariel G. Sep 3, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    I love the training here! Brad and his team are all amazing! He takes pride in his work and will do whatever it takes to ensure that his clients are dropping weight. He also recommends great tasting foods and different cooking styles. I have had trainers before but none as reasonable, honest and caring as the team at Shaping U. They're great!
    Brad P. Sep 4, 2015

    Awww....thank you sooo much Ariel! Your so right I really do care! And I will do whatever it takes to help you succeed! I appreciate your business and love having you as a client!

  • Scott S. Aug 3, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Brad P. Jan 17, 2016

    Thanks Scott!

  • Stephanie C. Jun 27, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Provided good initial information and have a detailed session scheduled.
    Brad P. Jan 17, 2016

    Thanks Stephanie!

  • Jane H. Jun 22, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    I love this gym! Brad Pugh is spot on. He has helped me put together a meal plan I can live with! Teaching the correct way to eat without deprivation! I have learned to eat more healthy and believe me this is the key. I'm the person who needs guidance. Brad is there every step reminding me of form and drives me to want to be better. He encourages me and has taken the time to learn my personality so he knows what drives me to do my best. The atmosphere in the gym is like a family. I have met new friends and no one judges! If you are looking for a great place to work out, get in shape or buff up Brad can help with all of these. I am so glad I found Shaping U!
    Brad P. Jun 22, 2015

    Awww...thanks Jane! We love having you here at Shaping U! Your the perfect Client....you follow all the steps and guidelines taught....therefore resulting in the text book weekly Results that you have been getting! I am one Proud Trainer! Thank you! : )

  • Freddie G. May 26, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Brad P. Jan 17, 2016

    Thanks for the positive review Freddie!

  • Savanna C. Mar 4, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Love working with Brad at Shaping U.. he has been great helping get my nutrition and exercise working together so I can reach my health and fitness goals and look good by bathing suit season!!!
    Brad P. Jun 22, 2015

    Thank you sooo much Savanna! We love having you!

  • Judy C. Aug 26, 2014
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    I have just completed my third week of training with Brad. After 2 1/2 weeks, I had lost 6 pounds, 5 inches and 6 percent body fat. I totally enjoy his workouts. He watches closely to make sure I am doing my workout properly so I get the most from my workout and don't injure myself. Brad is a top notch trainer and I highly recommend him. I also enjoy the fact that he has a chef and I can order my meals. This is the best thing I've done for myself in a long time and I feel lucky to have such great trainers.
  • Janet R. Jul 14, 2014
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Brad is a great trainer. He is committed to the success of each client and makes adjustments as needed to ensure each client reaches his or her unique goals. The gym itself is unassuming and its clients are very open & friendly. I have all of the trainers easy to work with and create a collegial environment. I highly recommended Brad and his staff to anyone seeking personal training.
    Brad P. Sep 4, 2015

    Thanks so much Janet! We love having you as a client and really do want you to succeed. Look forward to helping you get to your Fitness Goals!

  • Greg N. Apr 8, 2014
    Best fitness trainer ever!!! Body by Brad!!! You will not find any better.
    Brad P. Sep 4, 2015

    Thank you so much!

  • Greg M. Apr 8, 2014
    I'm a 44yr old guy, and Before Shaping U, I hated the gym, I hated working out, and I was horribly out of shape (go figure!) 12 weeks later, I love the gym, I love working out, and I'm down 12% bodyfat, down 18lbs, I'm stronger than I've ever been, I feel great, and it's entirely thanks to Brad and his staff. The environment is outstanding, and there's just enough pressure to keep it positive and fulfilling. I love the people I work out with, and I look forward to every session. Shaping U is changing my adult life for the best.
    Brad P. Jan 17, 2016

    Thanks Greg! You have been one of our best clients that follows the program!

  • Shante W. Feb 4, 2014
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    "Intensity and consistency is key" was Brad's favorite statement to me when he caught me slipping. If you're looking for a fun, family environment Shaping U is the place for you. Just follow the plan and you will see substantial results.
    Brad P. Jan 17, 2016

    Thanks so much Shante...I try to help!

  • Sarah A. A. Oct 14, 2013
    My experience with Shaping U has been great. I am really seeing results already and I have only been a member for a few weeks! Brad is extremely knowledgeable about the weight loss process and is always willing to answer questions (which I have a lot of), offer advice and motivation! I am already on the road to weight loss and I know I am learning the process from the best!
    Brad P. Oct 14, 2013

    Thanks! I love helping my Shaping U peeps! Can't wait for you to see the RESULTS!

  • Karen S. Oct 14, 2013
    Great workouts, great trainers & great environment. I have never done any weight training and was very nervous about beginning. Brad made me feel very comfortable, along with other trainers, and also made it enjoyable. I have learned a lot and feel stronger. I still have a long way to go but I plan on continuing that journey at Shaping U! I've met some wonderful people there as well and it feels almost family like. I strongly encourage everyone to give it a try...I love our Morning Crew!!!
    Brad P. Oct 14, 2013

    Thanks Karen! We love having you as client! We just hope to get more like you! : )

  • Ray D. Oct 14, 2013
    I trained with Brad for only 3months, and got amazing results in that short of time! With his meal plan and workouts you can't go wrong. His program is dummy proof, if you follow what he says you will get the results you want!
    Brad P. Oct 14, 2013

    Thanks Ray! You ain't no Dummy...but Dummy Proof it is! lol Hope to see you back with us soon!

  • Heidi B. Oct 13, 2013
    Very knowledgable trainer!! Great gym with a wonderful atmosphere. I have trained with a lot of trainers at all the big name gyms and my experience at Shaping U has been better than any places I've been in the past. They do so much more at Shaping U than just train with weights. This is the only place around that actually takes a ton of one on one time with you to figure out your goals and help you achieve it through exercise, weight training, diet, motivation, and education on overall health and fitness.
    Brad P. Oct 14, 2013

    Thanks Heidi! I have been learning about Fitness & Nutrition for over 20 Years! And the next best part is that I love..Love...love what I do! So there is a good combination to have for getting clients RESULTS! Glad you are a Happy and part of our Shaping U Fitness Family!

  • Lindsey J. Nov 20, 2012
    ShapingU PT is the best thing that has ever happened to me! Brad is wonderful! I have already seen results in a short period of time, and I look forward to what's ahead! :-)
    Brad P. Oct 14, 2013

    Yaaay! Consistency is Key! : )

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I take each new client under my wing...and spend a lot of time with them. I help them customize the perfect meal plan according to their Height, Frame Size, & Lean Weight. We also start Results Tracking of Bodyfat..BMI..Weight...and Inches lost. I then start what I call Shaping U 101 with them. This is where I patiently teach them the correct form and way to do several exercises that most NEW clients have the most trouble with at the start. These are exercises like Squats, Bent Over Rows, Lunges, and several Ab type exercises. I make sure they feel comfortable and that they get the best training possible. And of course the best Results possible. Whatever it takes! :)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I take a new continued education test every year to Re-New my National Accredited Certification through NFPT (National Federation Of Professional Trainers) 12 Years Certified.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Total Body Transformations done over a 12 Week or (3 Month...6 Month...or One Year Programs. We are the Fat Loss Experts.....but we also help with Lean Weight Muscle Gain. We also train kids 8-18 Years Old.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have a woman client-27 years old that has lost 61 lbs in 6 Months time...she has about 25 lbs left to go. She did this weight training and cardio done with our "12 Week Total Body Transformation" Program. : )
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are Nationally Certified by an accredited organization that is in the Top 10 Certifications. Make sure their personality type is one that will go well with yours. You will be spending a good deal of time with this person.