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Lakewood Resistance Trainers

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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andy H.
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Jonathan got me into incredible shape. I was out of shape and chubby prior to seeing Jonathan. Now I'm lean, stronger, and at a healthy weight. Also, he is a great martial arts and Krav Maga coach. I've been training Krav classes elsewhere but not getting the results I wanted. Now my punches, kicks, maneuvers, and techniques are on point.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Yanna B.
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O.J. is by far and hands down the best trainer I have ever worked with. Sitting down and being able to identify your goals and the exact reasons for why you decided to come to someone like him to help you is what OJ excels at. From the very first day, he took the time to figure out not only what my goals were but where I struggled and needed his help outside of the usual "I want to lose weight" or, "I want to get toned." He is great at identifying your problem areas but also making sure you feel comfortable enough to share them and focuses your work out on specifically those target areas. I am not an easy cookie to deal with. After having the lap band done and never being someone who ever really worked out, OJ took the time to understand that the gym was never my thing and unfortunately I am a complainer who hates doing anything. The thing I love about OJ is, he doesn't care what you like or don't like! he will push you in the most caring way possible to be your best and that is never easy with someone who doesn't want to do it but knows they have to do it. I only trained with OJ for 6 months and unfortunately my training with OJ came to an end because he had to relocate back to the West Coast, two (2) years ago and I have to say, I am still struggling to find his replacement! I would highly recommend him for anyone who wants to reach their ideal self. He is not only educated and experienced but great at delivering results!

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Hugo G Fit
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rafael G.
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When I first decided to start working out with a personal trainer, I looked online for personal trainers in Pasadena. I ultimately decided to go with Hugo based on all of the positive reviews I read of him on here. Since the reviews initially helped me make a decision on choosing Hugo as my personal trainer, I just had to leave my own review. Before committing to train with Hugo, he offered me an introductory deal so that I could experience working out with him. The first couple sessions he evaluated my strength, endurance, and overall physical ability. Once my fitness level and goals were established, Hugo set up a training program and nutritional plan for me. He begins every session by explaining and demonstrating the exercises in the circuit. He also clarifies and demonstrates the importance of proper form, which makes it really easy for me since I'm a visual learner. At any point during the exercise if I forget to use proper form, Hugo reminds me and encourages me throughout. He is very good at helping me understand which muscles each exercise is working out. I like how during every session, he is focused, patient, and motivates me to make sure I'm giving it my all. His professionalism and friendliness make it all that much more of a positive experience training with him. I've been training with Hugo for about three months now, and I can say that I'm truly happy with my results so far. My strength and endurance have greatly increased since our first session. I've noticed my body fat decrease and my muscle mass increase. I also feel much better when I'm exercising and eating healthy, it has greatly helped with my anxiety. I definitely plan on continuing to train with Hugo. I'm excited to see how my fitness level and physique continue to progress. I'm glad that I chose Hugo as my personal trainer, it is obvious that he loves what he does and cares about his clients. I definitely recommend Hugo for anyone looking for a personal trainer, you will not regret it!

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Private Training by Ted Post
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
MG L.
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Ted is the best on private training and also is gifted with healing hands, which worked wonders for my wife. Will recommend him A+

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Zoe C.
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Great first training session! Very informative and personable , looking forward to my next session!

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Fitness Comes First LLC
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lindy G.
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One of the better decisions I have made for myself. All my long life I have loathed exercise but find myself coming back for more with Jobi's training. He is so knowledgeable about Fitness and health.

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The Fit Connection
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Jay L.
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Paul is an extremely professional, friendly and helpful trainer! He is experienced and knows what he is doing. He gives out meal plans and excercises that is suitable for my level. I have been training with him for three months now, results are obvious and satisfying! I am really happy with Paul and would recommend him with no doubts!

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MK Fitness and Health
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ani K.
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I have hired Manuk as my personal trainer because I'm Sweatin' for the Wedding. My wedding is in a couple of months and after searching for several private instructors I picked Manuk. Why? Because he guaranteed me results in a healthy way. No gimmicks. I've been training with Manuk for a little over 2 months and I have lost a healthy 15 pounds! I feel so energetic after workouts and Manuk is there to motivate me for every step, every jump, every mountain climber, every push up I do. Manuk is also flexible with his schedule which is always a plus for someone who is busy planning a wedding! He also keeps track of my food log. He educates me on the numbers I should aim for my nutrients and calories. Overall I've seen AMAZING results with Manuk and I can not wait to see my results in the next few months. Thank you Manuk for getting me motivated again!!!!

  • 35 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
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Excellent coach, he's very committed, enthusiastic but respectful at the same time. I have been training with him for two months now and since the first week I could see results. The session goes from lifting weights to self defence, he really makes the work out to your necessities, pushes you to give your best.

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Meghan Aro Fitness
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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I have been training with Meghan for the last 3+ months and have noticed a significant improvement in positioning, mobility and balanced strength ever since. Meghan is professional, attentive and focused on helping me achieve my fitness goals. Her programming changes every week to ensure I am engaging and activating muscles in ways that will improve strength as well as guarantees that I will never get bored. After being an active Crossfitter and olympic weightlifter for four years, Meghan's isometric and body weight strength programming continues to challenge me in fun and surprising ways.

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Personal Training by Sandy
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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I have been working with Sandy for about two months. She has been fantastic to deal with. She is knowledgeable, motivating, and her work-outs kick butt!! Sandy has been very flexible in scheduling appointments and she is always on time. The sessions she has created for me have been an excellent mix of cardio, strength training, and AB work. None of the sessions have been boring! I highly recommend her services!!

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Chris Hunter Body Instructor
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karl N.
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I really enjoy my sessions with Chris - he’s calm, collected and listens to what you want out of a personal training experience. He’s also really encouraging and constantly challenges you during the session - while always watching and correcting any moves that aren't right. I enjoy the workouts – the time flies by and we have enough rest in between sets that I felt strong and enjoyed my session rather than collapsing in a sweaty heap – but boy, did I feel it the next day! Chris focuses on resistance with me. I would highly recommend Chris.

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STRONG & FIT
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sara V.
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Shoshanna is great at kicking my butt in all the right ways. She is creative with new workouts and finds ways to keep me coming back for more. She makes strength training fun and effective. Love her style!

Vintage Fitness
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Rene D.
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I just want to start off by saying thanks a lot for the great workout Jacob! My arms and legs feel like noodles! Jacob has a great attitude and made the time he was training me enjoyable, even tho I was sweating and my body was feeling the burn! Jacob used a variety of different workouts that I've never tried out. I will be going back to workout with him again and see what level he can take me to. Thanks again Jacob!

Skilz Fitness & Sports
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Elle K.
Verified review

Excellent hands on personal training. The motivation you need to take yourself to the next level. Variety of workouts including outside field conditioning days, doing stairs and lifting weights. Definitely recommend signing up if you want to whip yourself into shape!

Core Fitness: Lee Maasen
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Musbah S.
Verified review

Worth every penny for sure. First, the facilities at Next Level Fitness are top notch and allow for variation in exercises. Equipment very well maintained. Lee is the type of trainer who listens to what you want to accomplish and helps you achieve that. I wanted someone to motivate me and push me and he was awesome at increasing intensity when needed while being very careful about avoiding injury. Knowing that I am a runner, Lee didn't focus as much on cardio. Instead, he tackled my weaknesses by focusing on compound movements and core exercises since I'm a beginner in strength training. In short, he is not a cookie-cutter trainer. The warm up and stretch routines he taught me have been very helpful in maintaining healthy and happy joints (specially since I run frequently). Furthermore, he helped learn how to continue training on my own beyond our sessions, unlike other trainers who just want your money. I feel prepared to hit the gym on my own for a while, but I will definitely be coming back to Lee. He is very flexible with his time and will go out of his way to accommodate you. Always on time, always prepared, very organized, and overall a pleasant person to be around.

Joe's Tennis Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erik P.
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He is outstanding. No matter what level you play, with his instruction, you will improve.

ChrisFit
3.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ben W.
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Chris is a great trainer and really knows his stuff. For many people, it’s tough to take that leap and hire a personal trainer to get in shape. It’s especially tough if you haven’t done any weight training before. However, Chris will teach and work with you no matter what your abilities are. He’s funny and keeps the intensity at the right level to see results while still being able to enjoy it. After working out with Chris, I feel refreshed. I don’t feel overworked, exhausted, or too sore. I’d highly recommend Chris to anyone who wants to improve their health, body, and happiness.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tanya T.
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So good the sessions are the perfect speed and I always feel like i got a good workout but don't feel too sore next day really good

On the Go fitness Training
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sheridan B.
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Carman is the best trainer. He's very knowledgeable and works with your schedule. His upbeat and positive personality makes the training that much more enjoyable. He knows when to push you harder and when to step back during training sessions. His sessions are very affordable, plus he drives to your location. I'd recommend Carman to anyone who wants to start training!

EG's Training
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Charles W.
Verified review

EG's Training is a great place for anyone to develop a training regiment or a plan to help to lose weight. Eddie was always focused on performing all excerises correctly and that I had a great experience while I worked out.

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