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Rancho Palos Verdes Personal Trainers

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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Andy H.
Verified review

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
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lucy S.
Verified review

I’ve been training with OJ since June, and he’s by far the best. I was always hesitant when considering getting a trainer but I definitely made the right choice when I chose him. He’s friendly, punctual, and incredibly motivating. He’s considerate of your schedule and will accommodate you as best he can. He’s located in Long Beach and even though it’s about a 30 minute drive from me I looked forward to my workouts with him. Everyone in his facility is so nice and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. You’re basically family! If you’re looking for results and don’t mind putting in some hard work he’s your man.

The Fit Connection
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
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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Hugo G Fit
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rafael G.
Verified review

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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Fitness Comes First LLC
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan D.
Verified review

I have been training with Jobie for about 5 years. Great trainer!!! His knowledge of how the body is supposed to work, in my view is very important. I think that is why I do not get hurt while training. If I am doing something wrong he will correct my stance and or posture so I do not injure myself.

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

I sought out the services of a personal trainer a little over a month ago and came across DeVine Physiques through some brief searching online. I finally decided it was time to invest into my health, and I wanted to make sure whoever I decided to employ was someone I could trust to guide me into much better health. Believe me, I'm quite a bit of work for a trainer, so he/she has to really convince me they know what they're doing. The reviews seemed promising -- promising enough to make me reach out. I was offered a free consultation right off the bat, which I gladly accepted. The day of the consultation, I walked into a private office/gym space to meet with quite a professional, jovial guy named Gabriel. I found the consultation to be very effective in informing me what DeVine Physiques is all about and what to expect should I choose to engage further. Needing some time to think about it, I thanked Gabriel and went home that night to mull it over. It did not take me very long to realize Gabriel is a very capable personal trainer who is more than happy to be flexible with his clients' needs and schedule, and you get the bonus of a nutritionist should you choose to take advantage of his knowledge in this field as well (recommended). I came in with the goal of wanting to lose a lot of weight and work towards a body I will finally be proud of, and Gabriel assured me he has the knowledge and abilities to help me get there if I am willing to embark on the long journey. With that said, I of course decided to go with DeVine Physiques and have been getting trained by Gabriel for just over a month as of this writing. Though it has not been a lot of time at this point, I am already very pleased with this decision. Gabriel has been a pleasure to work with, and the results I have already gotten are very promising. I've lost just under 10 pounds in the past month simply by following the diet and - of course - coming to the training sessions Gabriel has specifically set up for me. Though I have quite a bit of work ahead of me to lose this weight, I am feeling much more confident about that ever-intensifying light at the end of the tunnel because of DeVine Physiques. Now, I look forward to continuing on this journey to better health through the guidance of DeVine Physiques. To weight loss!

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VIP Workout
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maanas B.
Verified review

Erwin is a really sharp individual. He has several years of experience and several clients he trains consistently. I have joined with him about a month and a half ago, and he has given me amazing results so far. My goal has been to craft myself a hard beach body, and he has absolutely been delivering. I started off with 34 inches size on my waist, and I am current down to approximately 31 inches. I also started off with 24% body fat, and am now close to 18% or less with good diet. That enough should tell you the type of results this man can achieve. Coach Erwin also teaches basketball and tennis, so I am looking forward to getting that training from him too. The way Erwin works is he gives the candidate a meal plan that is tailored to his or her needs, goals and body. Then he works out with candidate in 2-3 sessions (or more) each week providing feedback on form and tips on lifting. He measures the candidate every week to make sure that the candidate is on track to achieve his goals. He frequently has prizes that he gives out to his most improved candidates every few months! Most of all, he is very much affordable, and I really would recommend anyone that whats a better body or healthier life to get in touch with him right away!

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Donna Milazzo
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandi K.
Verified review

My husband and I both work out with Donna. What we love is how she customizes our workouts for our specific needs. No two training sessions are exactly alike, which make them fun and challenging. She comes up with inventive kick-ass routines to continuously keep us on out toes.

SK Fitness
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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I have worked with Sara for the past two years, first in a local gym, then following her into her private fitness center. Each training session is different than the last and is tailored to my specific fitness needs. I really liked that she has a degree in nutrition and has incorporated the importance of eating healthy into my overall fitness plan. When I had shoulder surgery she researched, spoke with doctors and physical therapists, and developed a program specifically to strengthen and help me regain full motion of my shoulder. I like that she challenges me to step out of my comfort zone and have found I get the most out of my training when we have targeted goals and objectives to work towards.

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Body Diagnostics
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danny B.
Verified review

This place has done wonders for me. Phil is an excellent trainer who has a ton of experience in bodybuilding and overall body transformations. When Phil first started training me in 2012 I was 180lbs at about 15% bf I am currently 225lbs at about 12% body fat. I attribute almost all of my success to Phil's training and nutritional advice. I recently moved to Northern California and I call Phil on a daily basis for training advice. I have yet to meet a trainer like him.

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V-Strong
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly K.
Verified review

I've done group training and individual training with Vanesa. She pushes you and gets you to do things you don't think you can. The sessions are always fun, and always a workout. She is constantly changing things up so I'm finding myself sore often, which is a good thing! The one thing I love is that she focuses on making me strong, which does more for my confidence than the scale. I've gotten into the best shape with her and highly recommend her.

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Self Defense & Fitness
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc J.
Verified review

I'm enjoying learning Johnny's combination of Krav Maga and other forms of martial arts. He's patient, great at explaining the mechanics behind moves, and offers me options when one move proves difficult. If you work with him one on one, he custom designs the training and pacing for your needs. I'm not looking to compete, just protect myself and family when I travel. So with Johnny, I got up and running quickly with basic moves on day one. You won't spend weeks learning ornate movements as you might in other martial arts. You'll learn how to end a conflict as quickly as possible, from day one. Highly recommended.

  • 21 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
Verified review

Are you looking for a personal trainer? One that cares for you and your health. One that has trained men and women for years with great care and knowledge. Tom Munizza is exactly who you need. I've been the recipient of his careful training for over 15 years. He has trained both my daughters as well. He's a gentleman and a caring soul. You can't find a better trainer! Sincerely, Lee Meriwether

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GB Sweat Equity Fitness LA
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pia N.
Verified review

Glenn is an amazing trainer. He is extremely professional and personable. The training is HARD but the results have been instant. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to jump start back into training. One of the best trainers in LA!

Be Fit at Any Age
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
LJ H.
Verified review

Jim is great to work with as he personalizes the work out routine to fit both ability and key areas of focus for the client. During the training sessions he encourages me and challenges me to do more in order to optimize our time together.

Feel Better Fitness
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia G.
Verified review

I absolutely loved training with Beth. I am a neophyte at getting in shape - not to mention - in my 60's - and completely bound to my computer. Beth took on the challenge of getting me up, out, and working out. She taught me how to care enough about my body to make a real difference. I cannot say enough good things about Beth - her level of professionalism and skill was invaluable. I can't wait to work out with Beth again!

JaysPT
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

Jay is a fantastic personal trainer who helped me achieve my goals. Jay is very professional and is inspirational with the amount of knowledge he has when it comes to nutrition and fitness. I hand learnt a lot. The training is always fun and upbeat. Thanks to Jays training I was able to shift all my baby weight (4 Stone), drop 3 dress sizes and feel fit and healthy again. I now have lots more energy to run around after my 6 month old baby girl. It's the best I have ever felt.

Benjamin Zamora
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Howard H.
    Verified review

    I trained under Ben Zamora for almost 2 years and it was one of the most positive experiences to date. Ben is methodical in his training and I was fortunate enough to pick his brain and learn from him. Everything had a purpose. We didn't do certain things just to do them. No stone was left unturned whenever I asked him questions. Ben would go above and beyond to answer them and he would follow up to see how things are working out. Stretching, food intake, foam rollers, sleep cycles, weight training, supplements, etc are just some of the topics that Ben helped me understand and how to properly work on them. Ben is the only trainer I have met who knows the human body just as well as a doctor. He introduced me to muscles that I didn't even know I had. My biggest weakness was mobility and Ben gave me valuable information that I still use to this day. Hopefully, I can train under his guidance again and anybody else who has the privilege of training under him will see that he is the real deal.

    Yoga Mama Cass
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Rebekah H.
    Verified review

    Cass is by far the best yoga instructor I've had. She helped my form and at the same time kept an eye on my toddler running around the studio. She knows her stuff.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael C.
    Verified review

    I have been coming to this gym for a year and I have to say that it has been an amazing experience. The coaches are knowledgeable, friendly and they care. They have group classes and private sessions that very affordable. If you're looking to lose weight, reach the next level I'm your training, or even just to have some fun and learn martial arts, this is the place for you. I've had nothing but a positive experience and have nothing negative to say as these coaches are here to help you reach your goals!

    Scorpio Fitness
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    Sadie L.
    Verified review

    Shawn is an excellent fitness expert. He is thorough, thoughtful, fun and dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals. He gives you the right amount of push and yet is also understanding of your limits. Shawn genuinely wants to help you be fit and healthy. The Scorpio Fitness plan is good for anyone, and I love that it is customizable!!! I can tell you from personal experience that I felt so strong both physically and mentally after training with Scorpio Fitness. If you're looking for a truly affordable way/plan to incorporate exercise and diet into your life, I highly recommend you give SF a try!

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    Is kickboxing hard?

    Kickboxing is as intense a workout as you want it to be. As with any fitness regimen, the more effort you put in, the more results you will get. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how physically challenging it is. Combat or self-defense kickboxing, where you train in a martial arts studio with sandbags or spar against combat partners, can be an intense physical workout. Group kickboxing classes that use sandbags as part of the workout will also elevate the degree of intensity, because of the level of exertion punching and kicking the bag requires. Cardio kickboxing group fitness, which employ kicking and punching moves but no sandbags, has comparable intensity to jogging but works a wider range of muscles while increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. Here are some of the core kickboxing moves:

    • Cross: A straight punch that you throw slightly across your body, using your dominant hand.
    • Jab: A quick, straight, face punch. Usually thrown with the non-dominant hand.
    • Uppercut: A punch thrown up from the midsection (using either hand) that connects with the underside of your opponent’s chin.
    • Hook: A curved punch (using either hand) that connects with your competitor’s jaw or chin.
    • Side kick: A kick delivered when your competitor is at an angle to you. Raise your leg to the side, then bend at the knee to deliver the kick.
    • Front kick: A kick delivered straight on while you are facing your opponent.
    • Roundhouse kick: A kick delivered by swinging a leg up in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion (depending on which leg you’re using) with momentum to strike the opponent with the instep of the foot.

    What should you wear to kickboxing?

    What you wear to kickboxing can vary based on the setting. For kickboxing group fitness classes that are part of a gym’s cardio class schedule, standard fitness attire is appropriate. Athletic sneakers, pants or shorts that you can comfortably kick in without getting tangled or flashing anyone, and a top that allows for easy movement when punching and jabbing are all good choices. You won’t need protective gear or gloves, as most cardio-based kickboxing classes do not use punching bags.

    Kickboxing training that takes place at a martial arts studio typically requires protective gear. You may need boxing gloves (beginners may want 12-ounce or heavier gloves for more cushioning) and hand wraps that protect and support your hands under the gloves while you punch the bag. If your kickboxing training includes sparring with opponents, you’ll need a mouthguard and any protective head and body gear your studio requires. Always be sure to bring plenty of water, too.

    What is a boot camp class?

    Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

    Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

    What do you need for kickboxing?

    What you need to bring to kickboxing depends on where you are working out and what your goals are. For a gym or fitness club’s cardio-based group kickboxing class that does not use punching bags, you generally need only appropriate workout gear and enough water. For kickboxers who are training in a martial arts studio, working one-on-one with a trainer toward a specific goal or sparring with competitors, you will need your own boxing gloves (12- to 16-ounce gloves provide more protection for beginners) and hand wraps (to protect and support your hands under the gloves, as well as keep them dry). If your lessons are in a martial arts studio, you may not be permitted to wear shoes, so bring clean socks if you don’t like to go barefoot. If your training includes sparring, you may be required to wear a mouthguard and/or protective headgear. Whether you’re in a group fitness class or hardcore training session, bring a sweat towel for your comfort and the comfort of people around you.

    How much is a boot camp?

    The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

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