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Monterey Park Personal Coaches

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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle I.
Verified review

Being an athlete my entire life I have had many coaches, personal trainers, and workout experiences. The workouts OJ from One Body has designed to meet my workout goals have been extremely challenging and a perfect addition to my current workout regiment. I am impressed by his professionalism and consistent communication with me in order to assist me in reaching my goals.

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shontel M.
Verified review

I had my doubts about getting marriage counseling, but when I started going to Michelle she proved to me how helpful it really is. So much that I think every young couple needs coaching in order to avoid serious relationship issues in the future. With her loving sidekick/spouse helping out, it provides a male and female aspect of each situation that comes up. Overall, Michelle is a great, caring person that will provide you with positive energy, motivation, and useful resources for life (not just marriage counseling). Coaching or no coaching, it's always nice to be blessed with the presence of such a person in your lifetime.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zlata M.
Verified review

I've always cared about expanding my english vocabulary and grammatical skills. I find it comes in quite useful for a professional career. The assistance I received gave me the confidence to excel in my professional and personal life. Lois has expanded my knowledge of the english language and I would recommend her to anyone seeking assistance or just looking to expand their knowledge of the english language.

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Private Training by Ted Post
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
Verified review

Ted is an awesome personal trainer. Not only did I lose 10 pounds of body fat quickly...He was super affordable too. My husband and I would go together as a couple and train together. He is so knowledgeable and personable. I can now call him our friend as well...

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DeVine Physiques
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max H.
Verified review

I've been working with Gabriel at DeVine Physiques for a little over 2 months now. Having been senior editor for a personal-training and group-fitness training magazine in years passed, I had some definite criteria in mind when looking for someone to help me overcome my difficulties with diet-plan adherence and learning quintessential moves that I was afraid to try due to injury potential if performed incorrectly. Upon meeting Gabriel for our free consultation, we reviewed my history with diet, exercise and past injuries, as well as my current goals vs. efforts I'd tried on my own to reach them. He asked the right questions, but more importantly he let me talk about these topics in-depth when needed and actively listened. He did not have a cookie-cutter approach in mind... he was looking for ways to optimize a plan to promote diet/exercise-program adherence and injury prevention relative to my goals with a conscious consideration as to my physical characteristics and limitations at that time (flexibility limits, minor chiropractic concerns, native structural particulars such as being bow-legged, flat-footed, etc.). The plan I brought to the table was "burn and build": start with a goal of losing 25 pounds (cutting), per the suggestion of my physician ... and then shift gears to building muscle on top of that new leaner frame (bulking) --- with cycles of both going forward from there. Gabriel worked with me to develop that idea into action. He advised me re: the importance of tracking calories and made suggestions as to apps that could be leveraged to aide in that often-tedious endeavor. He set me up with his customized trainer/client app and I connected MyFitnessPal to it to funnel data re: my daily nutritional and hydration tracking to him. We've started with two 50-minute workout sessions per week for now. Our goal has been to keep me below 2,000 calories per day... and his strong suggestion (not mandate, mind you... very important) to track everything has opened my eyes as to the caloric and nutritional content of everything I *was* eating (holy crap!) and have currently shifted to eating (oh thank God!). Coupled with drinking at least 96 oz. of water per day (also tracked) to help keep the body hydrated and aide with hunger as my body adjusted to the caloric reduction, my prior junk-food habit/addiction has gone away --- which, as I write this, had not fully hit me re: how big of a deal that really is. I haven't thought of a soda or French fries, etc., in quite some time... instead, I've been trying to figure out just how many ounces of chicken breast are on my plate at XYZ restaurant so I can get an accurate calorie figure for my tracking. ;-) The physical results have been *much* more than I initially expected. In roughly 2 months I've gone from 225 pounds at 5'11" to 204, and now we're looking at what to do once I hit my 200-pound goal. The current verdict is to go for another 10 pounds and see where I land and how I feel before shifting gears to more-intense focus on building/bulking. My cardio efficiency has increased greatly, as I no longer feel like I'm going to fall over going up and down flights of stairs. And whereas I was wearing XL shirts when I walked in the door, I recently shifted to L for the first time in a very long while. I've actually started to look forward to shopping for new clothes and don't dread going into fitting rooms and facing the mirror --- even the ones with horrible lighting. LOL For me, the key to success has been a combination of really wanting to do this coupled with Gabriel's friendly, positive reinforcement. He always points out when I've broken through barriers in my workouts with him, and has schooled me in very understandable terms re: basic anatomy, form, how things such as sitting and driving affect our flexibility and posture over time, etc. Gabriel's never mandated I do anything... instead, he's *encouraged* food tracking, hydration, caloric reduction, showing up for all our sessions, etc., couching those actions as being the bedrock for achieving the goals that *I* walked in the door with. The responsibility lies with *me* to do the work in the exercise programming he sets up for each session as well as the between-sessions work (which is actually *more* important in the long run). His welcoming, friendly, encouraging advisement regarding form and function as we work together in those sessions helps me keep moving forward progressively, efficiently and safely. We developed an easy rapport quite quickly, but Gabriel's very good about keeping us on task ... all while allowing me to catch my breath and regroup between sets or cardio sprints. There is no militaristic aggressive "go go go!!!" kind of atmosphere, but rather a "when you're ready... you've got this... you can and will because you are" approach to gently psyching me up when I might be feeling a bit of a dip in my gas tank. And when I'm actually lifting -- particularly if we're escalating weight to a new level -- he knows when to turn on a little-bit-more-"cheerleader" type of encouragement to help me push through... again, though, all centered on the idea that this is *me* working through *this moment* aiming for completion of *this movement* while being able to trust that he's there to help me make adjustments for optimal safe execution and spot me should I run into an exertion failure --- which is pretty rare, given his method of having rebuilt and reinforced the infrastructure of my core, lower back and legs with moves that I always wanted to try but was scared to do (deadlifts, in particular). He's walked me through those learning curves and longstanding hesitation to the other side where I'm much more confident and actually making marked progress in form + how much weight I can lift. I'm doing things at 43 years of age that I'd always been scared to do. If this has been my experience at the 2-month mark of working with Gabriel, I can't imagine where we'll be at the 4-month mark... or the 6-month mark! This has definitely been one of the most important and positive investments I've made in myself, and definitely the most physical-fitness progress I've made all around since having worked with a personal-trainer roommate who schooled me on basics in my mid-20s. The body usually changes quickly in your 20s, and I was afraid that I'd have a slow tedious climb in my 40s... but Gabriel's coaching (and my diligence; very important factor) have made that climb much faster and fulfilling than I thought would be possible. I look better. I feel better. I eat better. I move better. I *am* better. Other people have noticed ... and *I* have noticed -- not just on the surface, but inside as well -- and I want to keep moving forward to see what working with Gabriel holds in store around the bend.

Fawn Miller Coaching
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney Y.
Verified review

Fawn is a fantastic coach! I really can’t recommend her enough. I’ve worked with her for a year now and a year ago, I was in a much different place than I am today. I had no idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted my life to go, I just knew I didn’t want to be where I was anymore because I was pretty miserable. Now I am about to start a job that I always wanted to do (but didn’t think I could) and am moving out on my own and starting to live the life that I really want and that makes me excited. Not only that but I also became an emotionally healthier and happier person. A huge part of helping me get to where I am was Fawn. She has SOO many resources and tools that by themselves were immensely helpful. Then there was the one-on-one coaching with her which was the best. I always felt like she understood me, sometimes even more than I understood myself and she was my number one cheerleader. After every call that I had with her, I always felt motivated, happy, and peaceful. Her experience and knowledge in the fields of self-help and psychology really showed in her ability to ask questions to get to the heart of issues and intuitively know and understand where the conversation needed to go to help me most. Investing in her coaching and the Fun.Life.Purpose program was worth every penny I spent because so many of the lessons and tools that she gave me were invaluable. I literally have not one negative thing to say. I just feel so grateful for her coaching. If you’re feeling stuck or are unhappy with your life and are willing to work to change it (it’s not easy work, but it’s so incredibly worth it) then I 100% recommend working with Fawn.

Hunter Sees You
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
Verified review

Eric is a great coach. His training is one of the best and I have become a way much better athlete all around ever since I started with him.

Gil Correa Personal Training
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Gilberto is extremely informative, inspiring, encouraging, motivating, results oriented, friendly and dependable personal trainer I have come across. I highly recommend you work with him, you will not be disappointed.

Lucia Porcayo
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Lucia is a great personal trainer. I work with her 1:1 and in group training workouts. She takes her time to understand your fitness level and tailors her workouts around that to give you immediate results. I started with minimal knowledge/experience and my form wasnt the greatest and with her help that has changed a lot. She is very knowledgeable, a great coach, motivator, and has helped me reach fitness goals.

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SMC Coaching
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua M.
Verified review

I came to Loocidity looking to improve my resume so I would get more traction with hiring managers. Instead of a quick glance and some brief recommendations for improvement, I got a coach who took the time to get to know me, my strengths and weaknesses, taught me how to cater a resume to a specific job, and guided me through every step of the interview process. The coaching methodology isn't quick, but it's thorough, straightforward, and priced to get the job done rather than to count the minutes on the clock.

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HDX WELLNESS
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen A.
Verified review

Chad's style of massage was perfect for what I needed. I have been having back and neck problems for a while now and he intuitively knew where he needed to focus on without me even telling him where it hurt the most. He covered all the major and minor muscle groups and did so at the perfect level of pressure for me. I need a 10 out of 10 pressure-wise and he fulfilled that and more. He's is the first masseur I have ever had who was able to do that, so I was pleasantly surprised. His space is clean and well put together. His music was nice and relaxing. The hot towels he had were amazing. I felt like I was at a high-end spa. I will definitely be back for more.

  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cyndi M.
Verified review

Charlie is very perfessional and really takes the time to make you feel confortable with all the machines . I can't wait to see the end results :)

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Lotus Soul Fitness
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eima P.
Verified review

Kelly helped me get into shape right before I became pregnant. She helped me focus on a work-out plan that fit well with my goals and what I wanted to achieve. She also customized a monthly meal plan exclusively for me and my interests. I couldn't be more happy with her dedication to push me when I needed the drill sergeant trainer, but also balance it out and be supportive when I was not feeling well or sick and needed to take things slow. Another plus factor with Kelly is that she LOVES dogs. We incorporated workouts that helped me focus on myself, without feeling guilty or losing out on time I could spend with my dog outdoors. Kelly is super professional, educated and experienced in personal training. I would recommend her to any of my closest family and friends.

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Lion Heart Athletics
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rae W.
Verified review

Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable in the field of health and fitness, he has a degree & several certifications! He took the time to roll out my tight muscles so that I would be in alignment for my workout. Jeremy is fun & personable as well making the sessions extremely enjoyable! Also, I’m getting great results! I highly recommend Jeremy Zarghami with Lion Heart Athletics!!

Primal, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Abdulelah D.
Verified review

Steve is a nice guy. He help me to become good at soccer. Simply, he knows everything about what the body needs and the food that is healthy for me. When I have pain, for example, in my arms, legs, hand, wrist, and back, he know how to heal that pain. I'm really glad that I chose him as my personal trainer. I really enjoy training with him because I get motivation from him whether by making jok about me by saying that he trains a woman that is stronger than me or by telling me no time for rest and to get serious. I have been trained with Steve for almost 6 months and I wanted to continued with him but I had to get back to my home country for some reasons. If I had stayed, I would have kept training with him. I could say that I got improved at soccer because my friends and the people I play with noticed that. I noticed that myself and Steve was the one who helped me getting that improvement. Thanks Steve for everything I'll keep training until I become stronger and maybe even stronger and reach my goal :(

BIOCORE Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jessica V.
Verified review

Adam makes it a point to assess your goals and make sure they are reasonable and will help get you there in no time. Finding motivation can be hard, but Adam has helped me find it every time I've worked with him. I recommend him to my friends and family every chance I get. A lot of people will assume they don't need a personal trainer or they know what they need to do, but they really don't. Consult with a professional and meet those goals!

  • 13 years in business
Raegan T.
Verified review

Allyson is incredibly positive, and her enthusiasm is infectious! She has an uncanny ability to move you out of your frustration/depression/anxiety/fear into a more hopeful state of mind. Allyson is a great listener and really makes you feel supported. She comes from such a genuine and loving place and lets you know that she's behind you 100% and believes in you and your ability to thrive, regardless of your circumstances. Her perspective is refreshing, and her background as a survivor lets you know that she truly understands what you're going through. Attitude is a huge part of this battle, and Allyson can turn yours around within the first few minutes of your session. You can count on her to stand by you and to make you believe that you will get through all of the hardship and come out stronger and braver for it. I highly recommend her coaching services. She has made a huge difference in my life!

Colleen R.
Verified review

If you are serious about building a viable and modern business, you will not regret hiring Mira. She strikes exactly the correct balance between patience and a firm hand. She doesn’t take any you-know-what from anyone and will always call you on it, and on false beliefs. She is understanding and flexible. She values uniqueness in general and specifically as a quality needed to build a solid and relatable brand. Mira’s knowledge of social media marketing continues to take my breath away. Marketing on social media is fun for her and that feeling is infectious. She turned my dread of posting on my business’s Twitter and Facebook accounts into feelings of empowerment and enjoyment. My relationship with Mira is always one of warmth and forward movement. She continually challenges me to think about my business and to grow. Mira struck me right away as someone who could intuitively understand my uniqueness and valued it. My favorite part of coaching with Mira was the fact that together we changed fear into fun. Examining and disproving my fears and building a new story about what I was doing on social media has helped me have the business I have today.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Donald T.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience training with Coach Lam! We worked on practical basketball drills that improved my in game performance. Coach Lam was very patient and knowledgeable. He is an amazing coach.

Victor Nicosia
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carmelo N.
Verified review

Victor is very personal and yet totally professional. I really believe that he genuinely cares about his clients. I appreciate that he is totally focussed on me when training. I've experienced other trainers that seem to get easily distracted.

Grace Getzen Coaching
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Holly S.
Verified review

• I have been to several therapists in the past and am usually very skeptical of life coaching and therapy When I began phone sessions with Grace, she was able to help me discover what was really at the bottom of my concerns and how I viewed the world. She gave me guidance to start me on a journey of self introspection. Grace very quickly helped me feel that the road to self-development and happiness is a rewarding one in which I have a trustworthy ally. She helped me understand my needs for stability, become successful in my home and personal life and I have become a stronger person because of her. I highly recommend Grace.

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What is a health coach?

A health coach is a service provider you can hire to help you realize your wellness goals. You can hire a health and wellness coach to guide you through life changes, keep you focused on weight loss or fitness goals, help boost your mental health, and more. Many health coaches work with their clients for set periods of time as the client moves toward a measurable goal. Wellness coaches come from varying backgrounds, and may have different areas of focus depending on their education and training. Research potential coaches by reading their reviews, researching their academic and personal backgrounds, and learning about any certifications they have earned from coaching institutes. Often, health and wellness coaches sell coaching packages ranging from three to six months or longer, depending on the client’s needs. The average national cost for an individual health coach session ranges from $60 to $90, although prices may range as low as $30 or up to $130 or more, depending on your location and the coach.

What is a life coach?

A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

How much does a life coach cost?

A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

Why get a life coach?

People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

What is a holistic wellness coach?

When you want to reach new heights with your health and wellness, consider hiring a holistic wellness coach. Much like a health coach, a holistic wellness coach is focused on your well-being and meets with you in one-on-one sessions to help you identify and reach your targeted goals. A holistic wellness coach will typically have you take all components of your life into account when working to achieve your goals. If your goal is to lose weight, a holistic wellness coach will not only offer recommendations for your diet and exercise, but also discuss your emotional health, your work/life balance, your spiritual side, and each area of your life that affects your ability to follow a nutrition and fitness plan.

Although they are highly motivational and often can help clients achieve great results, holistic wellness coaches are not professional health care providers or registered dietitians. Different institutes and training centers provide certifications for holistic wellness coaching, so be sure to research your coach and read their reviews to understand more about their techniques and training.  

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