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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pinole, CA 94564
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Leslye R.

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Xavier is an extremely knowledgeable, earnest, effective, professional, and enthusiastic trainer. I've never hired a personal trainer before and working with Xavier has been a pleasure. I completely trust him and know that over time I will reach my fitness goals with him. I have already recommended him to several friends and colleagues.

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  • 3 years in businuess
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94618

Karen R.

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My experience so far has been great!

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  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94124
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Victoria B.

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I've seen BC three times so far but in that short period of time I know that I have chosen the right trainer for me. BC tailors each workout for the individual- no cookie cutter workouts here. She is very thorough in individual assessments asking a lot of detailed questions in the initial meeting. I'm looking forward to meeting my goals with her help!

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94107

Brian A.

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James has been awesome so far. Took time to get a sense of what I was looking for and how he could help me reach my goals. I was looking for someone who could make the time I spend in the gym more impactful in the moment and help me learn about the technique behind what I was doing. Been awesome so far!

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  • 7 years in businuess
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94707

Rebecca C.

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Although I've only had one session with Parand, thus far, she assessed my level of fitness quickly and adjusted accordingly. In my case, she was very patient and didn't make me feel remotely self conscience of my current lack of fitness spryness. I look forward to more sessions and getting to where I want to be.

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  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Altos, CA 94024
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Amy L.

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I just had my first session with Naush, and this is the first time I've seen a personal trainer 1-on-1, so I don't have a ton of context for what makes a good or outstanding session, but I did commit to at least 5 more sessions with him, so that's probably the best review of all. I'm leaving room for an "outstanding" review until I start to see results, as that, to me, will be the true test of value. He seems like a lovely person, caring and supportive, and what I like most of all so far is his attention and care around making sure I'm completing each exercise with the proper form, to prevent injury. So, you know what? Changed my mind. Giving him 5 stars. Can't think of anything I'd have wanted him to do differently.

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  • 3 years in businuess
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alameda, CA 94501

Karin R.

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Excellent!

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  • 7 years in businuess
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94108

Kristen N.

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Erika has provided me with very balanced meal plans that are tasty and fit my needs! She is quick to respond and efficient.

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  • 11 years in businuess
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94605

Liz W.

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David has done a wonderful job with my mom. He helped her gain strength and mobility. She became ill and wasn't able to work with David for a while and he still continued to check in on my mom and how she was progressing. My mom has been able to restart her training with David and I am so excited that my mom will continue to get stronger with David's help.

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  • 10 years in businuess
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94114

Todd A.

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Stan is knowledgeable, detail oriented, and thorough. I had worked with him several years ago, and reconnected to help me deal with regaining physical strength after a medical treatment. He researched my particular situation and tailored our workouts accordingly. He has a gentle but firm style that respects physical limits yet pushes to expand them. It's a pleasure working with him.

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94102

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I've worked with a few personal trainers over the years and I have to say that hands down, Evan is the best trainer I have ever worked with. I started working out with Evan over a year ago. I have chronic low back pain, and had just had a procedure that was meant to reduce swelling and allow me to exercise more and strengthen my core. I had been doing physical therapy for awhile, but found that the workouts were too mellow, and I didn't really notice any improvement in my core strength. My wife had actually been working out with Evan for a few months and she recommended I try a few workouts with him. Evan has been amazing. The workouts are intense and challenging. He focuses on doing intervals of a quick series of strengthing exercises, with a burst of cardio in between sets that keeps your heart rate elevated for the entire workout. Given my back issues, he is very good about checking in to make sure he is not stressing or straining my lower back (or any other injury I might have picked up). I have noticed dramatic improvement in my core strength and overall fitness in my time with Evan. He also has been willing to email me personalized workouts I can do on my own for days when I'm not working out him. I agree with all the other posts here -- 5 stars. Evan is great.

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TOP PRO
  • 17 years in businuess
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Belmont, CA 94002

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I'm starting my third year with Kip. As a personal trainer, Kip is the best I've had. I always get a full body workout during the appointed hour. And the gym is truly private; no one else to bother you as Kip guides you through the workout. Well worth the money.

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  • 3 years in businuess
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakley, CA 94561

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My experience with Irene was better than I could have imagined! Me and my wife signed up with Irene for a 2 month session, and I couldn't be more happier with my results. The goals we set in our assessment session, were reached before our 2 months were up. In fact we had to set more aggressive goals because her commitment to me goals. She pushed me out of my comfort zone which is exactly what I needed! I lost over 30 pounds within 2 months and gained muscle mass. My Fat percentage and visceral went down and my muscle mass went up. Her proven plan works beyond any doubt! I am a more active husband, and father. With her push and my determination, we met the ultimate goal to make me a better husband and father! I couldn't thank Irene enough! If your thinking of using Irene as your personal trainer, stop thinking! Do it! I promise you won't be disappointed with the results! We will be thrilled with them, like me!

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94109

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I'm always a little skeptical when it comes to working with personal trainers because all of them profess to know everything and then they're always lacking something.. nutrition, customized plan etc. On the recommendation of a friend I decided to hire Christina for a 12 week training body makeover. She listened to everything I had to say, understood my busy schedule, and designed a customized plan that I am still doing long after the 12 weeks was over. I was a little worried about the cost, but now that I look at it I was paying for her years of experience to completely customize the perfect plan for me. I was hundred and 93 pounds, 5'10" tall, and had 23% body fat. I am a 44-year-old male After 12 weeks I have 14.9% body fat and I weigh hundred and 73 pounds, and lost 4 inches off my waist I'll bet I added 10 years to my life. What is that worth? And the best news of all is the motivation that I received to keep me accountable and on track. A several hundred dollar investment that was the best investment I've ever made.

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  • 10 years in businuess
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94140

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Sebastian has been my personal trainer for over 1 year. Originally, I wanted to cross-train and improve my physical fitness to address a chronic back injury and felt like what I was doing on my own wasn't enough. I was hesitant to hire a trainer or join a bootcamp group because I didn't like the idea of someone yelling at me or pushing me too hard or, on the flip-side, not hard enough. I knew Sebastian from our shared dance background, so I trusted that he was not that kind of trainer, and sure enough - he isn't! He is friendly, warm, and kind. He has incredible breadth of knowledge and experience when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and how the human body works. He inspires you to greater fitness! He is flexible when it comes to scheduling, and adjusts week to week to meet personal needs. I alternate between individual and his group bootcamp sessions. Sessions are usually outdoors - which I love! It's been fun exploring the hills of SF and not being tethered to a gym and cumbersome equipment. Whether for the individual or a group, each session Sebastian plans is interesting, challenging, and varied. I have learned a wider range of work out vocabulary and now when I travel or have to train on my own, I am better equipped to do so. I know I am healthier, stronger, and have much greater stamina now than when I started with Sebastian. His training has incredibly improved my performance in my other physical pursuits such as dance and rock climbing. He may have also somehow managed to get me to enjoy running. How, I still haven't figured out, but it's a minor miracle. Now, the negative side: If you train with this man, you must have a high tolerance for puns and references involving your biceps and "The Fourth of July." Also, there may be rapping… Seriously though, I hope I train with Sebastian for many years to come - I'm having a blast!

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94118

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Simply put, I cannot say enough about Andrew as my personal trainer. My results the past eight months on losing body fat, gaining lean muscle, strength, balance and flexibility are proof that he knows what works and what doesn’t. Each session with Andrew is challenging and informative. He knows just how far to push me and then pushes a little further! I am especially grateful for his knowledge of body mechanics and injuries, due to his background in PT. Having had ACL reconstruction on both knees due to sports injuries in my teens and early twenties it was important for me to have a trainer that understood these injuries. I highly recommend Andrew as a personal trainer, my experience has been nothing short of stellar!

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  • 16 years in businuess
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94103

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I had not stepped into a gym for many years and asked an old friend from High School how he was maintaining his physique (he actually looks better now than he did 30 years ago). My friend told me he worked out with a personal trainer (Todd Templin) for the past two years. I did not have the motivation, was very self-conscious, and most of all very intimidated by the machines and work out routines. Todd was the perfect fit (pun intended) and person to guide me through all these obstacles both mental and physical. He is always on time, motivated to be with you, and most importantly has a positive attitude. But, it does not stop there…he always discusses your nutrition and what you are doing when not training with him. I made the best choice possible in choosing Todd as my fitness trainer. It has changed not only my physical but mental attitude and improved my life immensely. Thank you Todd! Gary

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  • 9 years in businuess
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alameda, CA 94501

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Lucie has been my personal trainer for almost one year. I train with her for one hour three days a week. She is a wonderful trainer and a wonderful person. My health, weight, strength and balance have all improved with Lucie's help.

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MYFiTRx

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  • 2 years in businuess
  • San Ramon, CA 94583
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We are personal trainers and fitness professionals specializing in workouts that combine mixed martial arts movements with endurance, strength, power, agility, and stability training, to achieve any and all fitness goals. Fitness, weight loss, endurance training... Whatever your goal may be, we can get your there in a fun and exciting way! Let us help you overcome the barriers that are stopping you from improving. We are here for you and ready to get u started today!

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  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94124
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I have worked with many personal trainers in my life, and BC Cliver is the best trainer in SF. BC provides the best service to you and works with your individual needs and wants. What impressed me the most about BC is her knowledge of the body and what works and what doesn't. I wouldn't hesitate a second to anyone who wants a good trainer. She is the tops!

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  • 15 years in businuess
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94107

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I've been personal training with Chris for the last 3years. I used to live on a steady diet of hot cheetos, jameson, and beer... and he helped me get my mind and body back on track. When I first started, was about 130 lbs of FAT on a 4'10'' frame. NO BUENO. I had zero muscle and couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without panting. Now, 1.5 years later... I'm happy to say that I'm down to 119lbs of MUSCLE. I've leaned out and eat so much healthier. I'm much more conscious about what I put in my body and also so much stronger. Stronger than I ever thought I could be. OK, enough about my results. Let's talk about Chris. Chris started off as my trainer.... but he's become more than that to me. He's become my friend and support system :) He's super encouraging and very accommodating. Chris is also EXTREMELY professional and trust worthy. If you're looking for a personal trainer... hit up Chris. He's amazing and has seriously changed my life for the better.

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  • 9 years in businuess
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sausalito, CA 94965

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Thank you for your nomination Thumbtack! "I am an award-winning Personal Trainer, nominated as one of the best fitness pro's in the San Francisco Bay Area! I have trained and coached hundreds of individuals towards better health and wellness with results-driven programs. Each client receives personalized, genuine attention, where no two sessions or programs are alike! Ready, set, JUST MOVE!" SERVICES: Just Move Fitness is a genuine personal training program designed for the individual in mind. One trainer, one individual with a multitude of health & wellness options tailored specifically to health, fitness and life-balance. One-on-one or Duet classes are offered at two locations, Bodywork SF, a personal training and wellness studio in the Marina District, San Francisco and at Bridgeway Gym of Sausalito in Marin. My clients include, a recognized Bay Area MTB Semi-Pro Racer and Coach, Chad Robert Davidson, BC Bike Race, internationally recognized Chef and restaurant owner, David Lawrence of "1300 On Fillmore", and restaurant entrepreneur of "Cakebread Ranch" in Wyoming. In-home sessions available in Marin only. Skype fitness and outdoor training available upon request. RESULTS DRIVEN PROGRAMS VIA: >ResistanceTraining Programs(TRX, Kettle Bell, Body Weight) >Flexibility & Mobility(Yoga and Sport Specific based, Self-Myofascial Release Technique) >Balance & Agility Training(BOSU, TRX, Sport Specific based) >Performance Training (HIIT Training, Short Distance Triathlon and Running programs) >Nutrition Tips, healthy meal plan options and snack ideas, via Metabolic Typing, and tracking foods (Weight loss & Weight management) WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? >Healthy organ function >Increased bone density >Increased flexibility >Positive mental health and overall well-being >Improved posture and breathing >Increased Core Strength >Decrease stress >Increased overall body strength >Better balance and coordination ___________________________ NEW LIFE EVENT PROGRAMS HAVING A BABY? GETTING MARRIED? >Pre/Post Natal Fitness and Yoga Programs > 8 and 12-week Pre-Bridal Bootcamp! __________________________ SPECIAL POPULATIONS >Older adult fitness >Women Specific (hormone regulation) >Teen Fitness __________________________ WHY DEANNA? Deanna is a motivating, genuine personal trainer with over 15 years of fitness, yoga and personal training experience. Deanna shows her passion and love for fitness helping people achieve health and wellness goals through quality personal training. She is known for her positive attitude at every session, and her motto is, "sessions with a smile!" Deanna plans, prepares and does a lot of leg work to make sure her clients get the specialized attention they want. She takes into consideration that each day is a new day with new body/mind sensations and tailors the session accordingly. CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: "Working with Deanna, for the first time in the last five years, I am free from knee, back and shoulder pain. I am convinced it is because she understands so very well how to train a woman with the limitations/specifications of the female anatomy." -Anne FREE fitness and wellness consultation! See our website for complete bio, rates, and certifications. I accept serious inquiries only.

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  • San Mateo, CA 94403
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I've now been working with Adriana for a couple of years, and I can recommend her without reservation as a personal trainer. She knows what she's doing and she keep the workouts fun. She continuously studies new techniques and concepts and applies what she learns to her workouts. This helps keep things fresh. She's also very good at communicating so that you understand the purpose behind what you are doing. Adriana also has an excellent knowledge of physiology, which she uses to help me get through the occasional injury that at another time might have slowed me down. She has showed me some great warmup activities that have helped me to avoid injuries that I have had in the past. Adriana will help you get stronger/healthier, and she is a pleasure to spend a few hours a week with.

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  • San Mateo, CA 94401
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As owner and Personal Trainer at Fitness 1119, I work with woman to reach their specific goals, while keeping you motivated and having fun. I understand the trials and obstacles women face on a daily basis, when it comes to changing your body, it doesn't take as much time as you may think. All it takes is a commitment to yourself and your goals. The key to changing your body is consistently working towards your goal week after week. Make time to become the fit, confident empowered person you want to be. It's not a quick fix, it's a lifestyle. Not having enough time is no longer an excuse. You're worth it, and I can help you get there. My prices are reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your needs and budget.

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • Danville, CA 94526
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Trish is passionate about health and fitness and wants to help you ignite your own inner fire! She believes that exercise and proper nutrition are the keys to a healthy and happy lifestyle and has been helping people reach their goals since 2009. During her personal coaching experience, she has trained men and women at every level of fitness, from people discovering fitness for the first time to lifelong athletes and everything in between! Her following certifications and continuing education keep her up-to-date on the latest fitness trends such as: * ISSA Certified Personal Trainer * TRX Certified Instructor * Tabata Boot Camp Certified Trainer * Schwinn Cycling Certified Instructor * Crossfit Endurance Certified Coach * NASM Senior Specialist Not only does exercise promote healthy functioning of the body's organs, but it is good for the mind and even better for the soul. Good nutrition is the foundation of it all. Trish is currently enrolled in school and on her way to receiving a master's in nutrition and integrative health. Not only is she goal-oriented and driven to help her clients reach fat loss, performance or general fitness goals but she is also a health coach and offers a comprehensive wellness evaluation and looking at all areas of life that can aid in getting her clients what they want faster! In her free time, she runs trails with her husband and rides bikes with her three children and enjoys cooking and reading. She looks forward to working with you!

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bodyFi

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  • 12 years in businuess
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94111

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After over a year of complete inactivity and being chained to my desk, I finally decided to start moving my body again. On a friend's recommendation, I contacted John at the Financial District studio for some much-needed personal training. Boy am I glad I did, because I think John is easily the best personal trainer I've ever had. My two big concerns were my awful back pain that had finally started getting better and which I didn't want to trigger, and the fear of doing too much too quickly because it had been so long since I had exercised. As it turned out, I didn't need to worry on either score. I told John about my back and he was very attentive to my level of pain and made sure we stopped immediately if something felt off-kilter. But his expertise is such that almost nothing ever has because he knows what movements to avoid for people with my issue. The other impressive part is his pacing -- he started slowly and over the course of a few months gradually got me up to the point that I was noticing an improvement in my stamina and fitness level. For example, from barely being able to do one set of 8 pushups (on my knees) to doing 3-4 sets of 10 (on my toes) over the course of the workout. Or from barely eking out one set of 10 squats or walking lunges to being able to complete 4-5 sets of them - -all with his signature attentiveness, patience, support and encouragement. The kicker came when a friend decided he was going to follow John's structured program for 30 days [3 workouts/week, 3 cardio sessions/week, and nutrition/diet plan with snacking and drinking guidelines]. I decided to sign up for it too, to get ready for a trip to Palm Springs. The thought of taking my shirt off by the pool was a bit terrifying. But after 30 days I dropped 3.3% body fat, 5 pounds, and a full inch from my waist. Most importantly, I toned up like I hadn't been in YEARS. When the moment of truth came poolside, my friends couldn't believe my new physique. And you'd better believe their comments felt great. I have been so inspired and pleased by John and everyone at bodyFi (you could eat off the floor and I'm not kidding), I'm signing up for another John-created program immediately, and envision I will continue to make bodyFi the center of my fitness routine. I have my 50th birthday coming up near the end of the year, and expect I will be feeling and looking 20 years younger, thanks to John. My advice: Even if you don't think you could possibly benefit, or are too anxious to even try, give personal training with John at bodyFi a shot. If I can do it, anybody can. And at this point I can't imagine NOT doing it.

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  • 7 years in businuess
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Emeryville, CA 94608

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If you want a personal trainer who has an outgoing personality and really knowledgeable and always works out with his clients, then seriously look no further. I operate my business and treat my clients as if they were friends, and if they stick around long enough, they become my family. My client-retention rate, success rate and testimonials speak volumes for my training philosophy. I have NPTI and NASM certifications, and I am constantly reading and trying new types of workouts to add to my clients' programs. No one has ever said that my workouts were boring in they're life! Call me. Lets get you started and give you that healthy lifestyle that you deserve! Check out my website or Facebook page to read more about me and my training. Cheers!

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  • Oakland, CA 94607
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Jayne is a marvelous instructor. I've worked with her for several years and have learned more about how my muscles work than with all the other martial arts, dance, yoga and fitness instructors I've studied with in the past 60 years. She really understands bodies and alignment.

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Athletes in Motion

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  • Oakland, CA 94610
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I am an experienced personal trainer with special emphasis on performance, postural assessment, post-rehab, general fitness, bootcamp, weight loss, etc. My athletes are being recruited by some of the best D-1 programs around. Currently, I have 5 athletes playing college basketball and 4 football players playing college football. I also train folks who just want to get in shape or for that special event in their lives: weddings, high school reunions, or health concerns like diabetes or high blood pressure.

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“Need a Personal Trainer”

Oakland, CA

Goals
Weight loss, Firming and toning, Flexibility
Client gender
Female
Client age
23-30
Preferred location
Home, Outdoors
Trainer gender preference
It doesn't matter
Session frequency
I'm not sure yet
Day preference(s)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Time preference(s)
Early morning (before 9am), Evening (after 6pm), Other (Weekends - late morning (11ish) )
Details
I've never had a trainer before. Looking for someone to give me guidelines and goals. Looking to lose a little weight and generally firm/tone up.
$74
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“Need a Personal Trainer”

Oakland, CA

Goals
Weight loss
Client gender
Female
Client age
31-40
Preferred location
Outdoors, No preference
Trainer gender preference
It doesn't matter
Session frequency
Several times a week
Day preference(s)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Time preference(s)
Early morning (before 9am), Evening (after 6pm)
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I am trying to train for a event about three months from now so I want to try to lose and firm up. Also I have my baby on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, so those days I prefer to workout with my baby outside if you can not go to YMCA Oakland. Additionally, my budget is relatively low so I realize that will impact the responses.
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“Need Personal Training Services”

Oakland, CA

Goals
Other (Health)
Client gender
Male
Client age
18-22
Preferred location
No preference
Trainer gender preference
It doesn't matter
Session frequency
Several times a week
Day preference(s)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time preference(s)
Morning (9am-noon)
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