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He's a wonderful human being and an excellent trainer. I'd recommend him to anyone looking into getting a personal trainer!Mar 1, 2016Verified
Great personal trainer. He specializes in high intensity short time line workouts. But, he also listens to and does what a client wants.Apr 28, 2015Verified
Vinny is amazing at what he does. He really took the time during the initial consultation to get to know me and find out what my needs were. His approach encompasses the well being of mind, body and spirit. His demeanor is calm and professional, and it is apparent that he truly cares about his clients' success. This is my first experience with a personal trainer, and I was quite nervous about what I may find. In Vinny, I found much more than I could have hoped for. I have no doubt that he will help me reach my goals.Jan 26, 2014VerifiedCruz Fitness and Self Defense Systems's reply
Thank you Melanie. There is no doubt in my mind that together we are going to get you that beach body you desire! Your zealous deameanor and drive to succeed brings an extra jolt to our training sessions!
Private Self Defense Lessons
I signed up my daughter (she is heading for college next year) for Vinny's one on one personal self defense class after he called me and convinced me to try it for a session and then decide. I am glad I did. I take my daughter to his house on Saturdays. His family is always around, and his daughter assists him in training my daughter. I am extremely happy with his training style. He is patient, explains well, and demonstrates the techniques in such a way that is easily understood. One on one situation is the best environment for learning self defense. It is one of the strongest features of Vinny's system. Vinny trains my daughter in a variety of Marshall arts. I am convinced that by the time my daughter completes Vinny's 18 week program, she will be able to defend herself against any potential attack. If you have a child heading for college, invest in his or her safety with Vinny's program. You will be glad you did. I know I am.Jan 27, 2014VerifiedCruz Fitness and Self Defense Systems's reply
Hi Mike, Thank you so much for the review. I really appreciate that. I am happy to know that you feel confident as I do , that what I am teaching your daughter Kenia, as I do the same for my daughters, will help them when they are on their own in the future when some knuckle head kid thinks that they can have their way ,only to find out that they chose to mess with the wrong girls.
Vinny is a great personal trainer. My wife and I have been training with Vinny weekly. He makes a true difference and is very experienced. He is kind and provides motivation.Aug 8, 2016
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?All the time. I am always a learner. Seeking from the best so that I can be the best and give the best to my clients!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Fitness and Martial Arts have been my love and passion since the age of 12. My desire to pass on the knowledge that I've acquired in these fields over the years to others, eventually led me to making training, guiding, motivating and helping people to change their lives and to reach their fitness goals my lifelong career. So in 1983 at the age of 16, I started Cruz Fitness Systems. Being a personal trainer and self defense instructor is an important part of my life. It is not a hobby or a part time job as it is for many others. I live it every day, and will probably die with this lifestyle of always reaching my full potential, and motivating others to reach theirs as well. It is what I do, it is what I do best, and it is what I know. I have trained and worked hard to achieve what I have, and so will you as my client! I live INTENSITY!
- What types of customers have you worked with?Part of my job is helping you answer a very important question: Why do I need a professional fitness trainer like Vinny Cruz to train me? To start off, having a one on one personal fitness trainer is the proper way to learn about nutrition and exercise which will then help you to become tight, lean, radiant and healthy! And truthfully, You will NOT train yourself and reach your goals faster without my help! That is my challenge to you. I am looking for those who are willing to take that challenge! The question is, Will you choose to be one of them?