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TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 125 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pinole, CA 94564

Cheri W.

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Xavier is just what I needed! I wasn't ready to workout in a gym setting, so I Googled personal trainers that would come out to my home. One of the results was Thumbtack, so I filled out my needs and goals. I got 2 emails with trainers that could come to me and out of the 2 results, Xavier stood out. His many years of experience in the fitness industry sold me. Also reviews from clients showed me that he was no joke, the real deal! I have a few pieces of equipment at home already but he brings other equipment that we utilize. He has a positive attitude, he stresses not to get down on myself, very motivational and doesn't let me quit. I have a few imbalances in my body structure and he has been able to adapt/accommodate and we are working on them. I've had 8 sessions with him so far and plan to continue to work with him. I definitely recommend him!

TOP PRO
  • 18 years in business
  • 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 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!

  • 17 years in business
  • 23 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

  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94618

Tina U.

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Cassie is an amazing personal trainer - she will help you reach goals that you never thought were possible. She also has a strong focus on nutrition which is always at least 80% of the goal. Cassie helped me lose 25+lbs and I've been able to maintain it. Train with her and listen to her, and follow everything she says down to every detail, and you'll get results - but remember you have to put in the actual work!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire 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.

MYFiTRx

5

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  • 3 years in business
  • San Ramon, CA 94583

About

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94707

Sarena H.

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I am really glad that I decided to give thumbtack a try to find a personal trainer, and met Parand. I have worked with personal trainers before at the gym, but the training sessions weren't what I had in mind (more weight lifting, less specific targeting for weight loss, not to mention always cutting my 1-hour sessions down to 45-minutes for some reason...). Parand knows exactly what to work on with each client just from observing the first 10 minutes of an initial workout session. And she KNOWS how to make you work hard and sweat in exactly 60 minutes! What I really enjoy is that every session, she always mixes it up with different workouts and keeps me guessing and pushing my body to its limits. She's extremely sweet and is really quick at communicating back with you. If you are looking for a female personal trainer, look no further!

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94107

Casey B.

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I didn't know what to expect going into my first personal training experience. I needed accountability, motivation and knowledge. I would go to the gym here and there, but mainly stuck to cardio since I had no idea what I was doing. From the first consultation, James was very laid back, nonjudgmental and easy to communicate with. Our sessions typically consisted of a warm-up, weight training and a 'circuit', which usually left me unable to breath (in a good way!). James is very flexible - when I wanted to change some things up or if I was interested in doing something different - he was very accommodating. He is very knowledgeable and ensured I performed the exercises properly. He would also explain some of the mechanics behind the moves, which was appreciated. After a random injury (falling down some stairs on my one time), James modified our routine for safety and helped guide me into healing with suggestions on what I needed to do, specific stretches, etc. I really feel that because of his guidance during this time, I was able to bounce back while building strength. If you are looking for someone you can learn proper technique from while getting a solid, consistent workout, I would definitely recommend James. He also accepts Venmo!

  • 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!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Altos, CA 94024

Ignasio M.

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Naushad is one of the most experienced & committed trainers around. I started training twice a week and really enjoyed the variety & challenge he put into the sessions. His knowledge is vast in areas of training, injury wellness as well as in creating a dynamic and exciting training routine. More importantly, Naushad’s professional demeanor is like no other: He ensures that my technique was always correct to avoid any injuries and he is extremely reliable & punctual – always set up with training plans & ready to train. I highly recommend Naushad - The professionalism and passion for what he does is second to none and it rubs off on you in a positive way. The training knowledge aside, Naushad is a super nice guy and always has a smile on his face – it was great to work with him.

  • 10 years in business
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94605

Jeff K.

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David is a particularly great massage therapist. His combination of strength and subtlety allow him to know the body, and he remembers it from week to week. He's a wonderful personal trainer too. And a really nice guy.

bodyFi

4.6

(5)

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94111

About

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alameda, CA 94501

Leslie S.

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Kellen is extremely thorough understanding my needs and limitations. He has put together a program that is challenging for me and respectful of my challenges. I would definitely recommend him when you want to get stronger and healthier and toned.

  • 11 years in business
  • 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire 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!

  • 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.

Athletes in Motion

New To Thumbtack

  • Oakland, CA 94610

About

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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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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