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San Diego Personal Coaches

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  • 21 years in business
  • 425 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan L.
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This is the coaching I needed to get motivated!

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Every Body's Fit
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelby C.
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Megan is totally committed to helping you reach your goals. With her coaching, I was able to completely change my body in less than two months. At first, I needed help with my food choices so I kept a journal and I got daily feedback which was so helpful. Now I know what to do and how to maintain as well. If you are looking for one-on-one attention from someone who cares about your success, I recommend that you check out Every BODY’s Fit. Don't put it off until tomorrow. You will be very happy with the results I'm sure!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aurora B.
Verified review

Laura not only provides you with the best resume services but her professional coaching has been the best investment I’ve made in myself and my future. Laura will give you all the right advice and tools to succeed!

Move Forward Athletics
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Mariah D.
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Dustin is awesome! Great positive attitude, he is a great teacher/coach! Learning a lot of new basketball techniques! Appreciate his help to improve my basketball skills.

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On the Mat with Allison
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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I recently did a private instruction session with A. Doyle. It was my second time ever doing yoga and I was intimidated by the atmosphere of a gym class. Allison's instruction was the perfect alternative. I didn't feel self-concious at all. I learned classic yoga poses and breathing techniques. She tailored the lesson to my beginner level and was very attune to my particular strengths and limitations. She had alernative poses ready for me in the case that something was too challenging, so I never felt like I "couldn't" do the lesson. She was attentive to correcting my form (making "adjustments") so that I had a good foundation to start on. I feel that in a group class I wouldn't have gotten nearly the personal attention. She takes her time and even repeated the lesson once we were finished (without my asking) so I could try it at a different pace and with my new knowledge. I appreciated that she didn't watch the clock or appear rushed in the least. She seems to truly love what she does and is perfectly suited for private instruction. Her rate is more than fair for the quality of instruction you receive.

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BRITTFIT SD
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

I've been doing personal training since 2010 through many different trainers, my all time favorite was with Brittany. I went through a phase where I wasn't conditioned to training, had gained weight and wasn't use to lifting weights. The first time we trained together, I thought it was really weird but she made it of importance about my breathing and posture and didn't just get right back into lifting like I use to. A couple sessions later, I really actually felt a difference because she made it important to recondition myself and make sure that I breathe properly while I train! She not only made me feel physically fit, she was a great person to talk to, and made me feel great while I worked out and constantly pushed me to be a better person. I wouldn't ever want another trainer, and when I'm done with my break from training, Brittany and I are going to be back out there hitting those new PR's!

Flourish - Julia Satterlee
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
Verified review

I first heard Julia give a talk at a function and asked if she could coach me about some things I felt stuck about. Because of her life coaching, my life is transforming because of the Julia's style and technique; she has encouraged me to open up and find out what really are my life's desires. I have learned how to put these goals into personal and professional daily actions--I am excited to see how wonderfully my life is unfolding! I highly recommend Julia's warm and knowledgeable life coaching--it has been a game changer for me.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lance D.
Verified review

John is awesome.. He is helping me achieve my weight loss goals through strength,conditioning, and nutrition.I know I picked the right trainer to motivate and help me on this journey to get myself in shape.

Judy Meyer, HHP, NHC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

I am so grateful for having met Judy! She has such a warm, loving, and divine connection to God, Jesus and the angels! As a channel for healing, she is one that must be experienced! She has helped me on my inner journey, mental, and emotional healing. I will continue to work with her as she has truely been god sent! I highly recommend her if you would like an alternative approach to healing of any kind, especially any pain or other concerns you may have. I have experienced in a session a shift that has brought huge results in my life!

Team HardCor - Cory Wiedeman
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adam B.
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Cory Wiedeman was by far the the most dedicated and passionate trainer I have ever come across! Her extensive knowledge and own personal experience radiates through her ability to get you your desired results. She was always available when I had questions, concerns or other fitness related items. Thank you for getting me in the best shape of my life!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pablo R.
Verified review

Armin is a professional in the fitness field. I’ve met with him once and I really am looking forward to working with him. He is amazingly easy to reach and he will respond within a couple minutes if he’s not occupied. He has several affordable payment plans to offer. He will work with your schedule too. Definitely an excellent Personal Trainer.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Colleen H.
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Vera is a very motivating trainer and gives excellent instruction and advice based on individual needs. I joined Vera's running group in April 2017 and later began strength training with her, and as a result have been in the best shape for the last 15 years.

True Balance Fitness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Noelle Z.
Verified review

Andrea is incredible! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone in the San Diego area searching for a nutrition coach and or personal trainer. I came to Andrea as someone who had been working out and dieting on their own for two years and simply not seeing the results I desired in regards to performance and or physical development. However in only four months of working with Andrea as my nutrition and exercise coach I have seen three times the results then the cumulative changes I saw in my body and performance from the two years prior. My body fat percentage has dropped (which has been a long time goal and was something I struggled to achieve on my own,) I’ve shredded a few inches, and I’ve gained muscle/strength in very practical ways. My performance has overall enhanced. I find myself able to do things now I never thought I could – like hold a crow pose in yoga class and do a few pull ups without assistance! But the reason I have and will continue to suggest Andrea to friends and family is the time I save by working with her. Andrea creates intelligent exercise programs that are fun to do and that fit around your life. My time in the gym before working with Andrea use to run two hours or more 5 days a week, now I am there for only one hour, three days a week and am seeing FAR better results. This is because she creates routines that are put together wisely and efficiently and that allow for proper recovery. Furthermore Andrea is the real deal when it comes to a thorough knowledge of the human body and its physical/nutritional needs. In so the work you do with her won’t just help you look better, but also feel and move better. Mobility, flexibility, joint health, and other less aesthetically driven parts of maintaining a healthy body over the span of your life are often overlooked by other personal trainers. Andrea however is holistic in her approach and has helped me meet aesthetic goals without risking the long term health and function of my body. My flexibility and mobility especially in my hips and shoulders have increased drastically since I’ve been following her guidelines for stretching and foam rolling. With the increased mobility came better form and better results as well as an overall more comfortable body when at rest. No matter where you are at: if you’ve been working out for years or if you have never lifted a weight before in your life, working with Andrea is a smart move. You’ll see results, learn skills and tools in regards to nutrition/exercise that you can keep for a lifetime, and you’ll have a supportive and knowledgeable trainer to turn to when you have questions, need a little push to keep going, or just want to celebrate how far you’ve come.

  • 17 years in business
Leslie K.
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Marjorie is, hands-down, the best "teacher" I've ever had. The reality is that to call her "teacher" wouldn't be enough. I came across Marjorie six years ago, when her class was recommended to me by another instructor, and I attended her class at then-Vira Yoga in NYC. I was blown away by everything about Marjorie: her knowledge of the whole body and of practicing yoga safely is above and beyond anyone I've ever met. I am a former soccer player with a history of chronic pain, and always shied away from regular yoga. Marjorie became my weekly ritual-I begin attending her Sunday 4 PM class at World Yoga Center whenever I could, and even sometimes went during lunch to her weekday classes. The modifications that she teaches are unlike any instructor I've ever met. She gently helps you find a way to be in every pose, commands the class with great warmth while also offering to help each student and pay attention to their alignment, and is available for consultation outside of class. She also is not like some yoga teachers, who move through the poses quickly and aren't sensitive to potential injury points. Marjorie is extremely experienced and teaches with safety first. she also incorporates sage wisdom, mindfulness, and recommendations for self-care and homeopathic remedies regularly. And she's funny! Also, she's a native New Yorker, I also found her observations very pertinent and real (for example, many New Yorkers spend time at a desk sitting in a chair, and are surrounded by lots of noise and high energy levels generally - she methodically walks you through how to adjust to each of those norms). I suspect that wherever Marjorie lives and teaches, she is fully engrossed in the patterns and habits of that location. This ability of hers to be "tuned in" and genuine goes a long way in the way she teaches her class. I was delighted to also learn that Marjorie could be a confidant and crucial consult for other health problems in my life. She will always defer to doctors and experts, but Marjorie pointed me towards a rehabilitation specialist and I have been working with for two years, who has also changed my life. Not to mention that several health and mindfulness-related books on my bookshelf are there as a result of Marjorie's recommendation. And most recently, at Marjorie's urging, I completed her reset and re-new course, which helped me to reset my eating habits and tackle my inflammation, and, as she says, "live better in my body" through diet and wellness routines. I am happy to say that I have lost 20 pounds in my inflammation is greatly reduced. And, the whole time I've known her, I've known that she is always available when I may be in crisis with my health. When Marjorie left New York City, a regular of part of my routine did go away. But, Marjorie makes herself available for private sessions via Zoom, and will regularly consult over email. She is an incredible practitioner and anyone lucky enough to should reap the benefits of her wisdom. There are 1 million instructors out there, but they're truly only has one Marjorie. Plus, her dog is adorable!!!!

Body by Braun
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia B.
Verified review

Tom Braun has been my personal trainer for a number of years, he does excellent work! Cares for his clients, helps to create a plan for exercise and health, and encourages and supports us as we strive to reach our goals!! I would highly recommend him!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan H.
Verified review

My name is Megan and I am a currently going through the ten session life coaching package. To say that this experience is life changing would be a vast understatement. Vince is an amazing coach who brings a vast array of wisdom, knowledge, discernment , and insight to the table. He has a strong teaching gift and is able to relate things to me in a way that I can understand .My eyes have been opened to a totally new and empowered way to think and approach my life . I will be forever thankful for this coaching experience. I strongly encourage anyone to go through this program! It is truly transformational and you will reap the benefits for years to come.I am tremendously thankful for , and blessed by Zoe Transformation , Coach Vince and his wife Michelle Morales . Sincerely, Megan Hoppert

Sarah Moore Fitness
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Corey N.
Verified review

Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional fitness training. I’m a bit of a beginner but Sarah made me feel comfortable and productive in my workouts right away!

Kamata Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Edgar O.
Verified review

I appreciate how passionate my trainer is with his training methods. Also really motivated to improve my progress in my work outs. Kalani also maintains communication assisting me with further advice and guidance when i have any questions. I am pleased with my experience in choosing him as my personal trainer

Undefeated Fitness
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Denise R.
    Verified review

    Great coaching! Had an amazing workout and always professional.

    M.I.S. Cassandra Fitness
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Randall J.
    Verified review

    Cassandra takes time to understand my personal needs and issues. Then she tailored my workout routine to my specific goals. She tracks my progress and adjusts my training as needed.

    JaneSelfDefense
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Diane F.
    Verified review

    Finding and signing on with JANESELFDEFENSE has resulted in a new lease on life for me. I am a senior female suffering with scoliosis and needed a Personal Trainer who would tailor a program specifically to fit my unusual needs. JANE accomplished this by formulating routines geared specifically toward improving my impaired spinal flexibility and strengthen my inner core. Jane is thorough, does her homework and truly cares about those under her care. I feel so much better; my flexibility has improved and I stand taller now. I am a work in progress ... thank you Jane! Diane F.

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    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.

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