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San Mateo Personal Life Coaches

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Zion Health and Wellness
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 277 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine W.
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Stephen is very energetic and very passionate. After a discussion to explain what I (don't) know about health and nutrition, we were on our way! Some personal and business issues have interrupted the regularity of my training, July will be rough, but soon we'll be on a more regular schedule which I know will bring me closer to my goals.I'm excited!!

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Top Tier Fitness
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris K.
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Jessica is the best personal trainer ever! I highly recommend my friends if they are looking for personal trainer around Bay Area.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa D.
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Evan is great personal trainer! My core is the strongest it's ever been, which has helped me tremendously with my horrible posture.  I initially took him up on his introductory offer and have continued training with him since. He's extremely knowledgeable about fitness  and really cares about your goals. He seamlessly incorporates exercises, nutritional advice, and fun conversation into every workout.  I would definitely recommend him.

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Evolutionary Fitness
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justine T.
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Gerard is a great personal trainer! He offers challenging workouts that have pushed me to reach my fitness goals and tailored my workouts to ensure I avoided flaring up any old injuries .I also found great value from Gerard keeping monthly records of BMI ( body mass index) checks , this allowed both of us to see/ track my progress. I also purchase a nutrition plan along with my training sessions this nutrition plan was easy to follow and offer a jump start to meeting my health goals. This nurtion plan was even able to satisfy my sweet tooth, I have fallen in love with protein cookies, thanks to Gerard!

  • 10 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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I've been working out with John for over 3 years, and he has transformed my body. He helped me lose about 13 pounds before my wedding. He's more than just a personal trainer - he's a life and health coach as well. I know if I have any questions about health or what I should be eating, I can always send him a note, and he'll respond. Every workout we do is always different. He keeps things interesting, and I always leave feeling good/sore. John is the best!

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John Pangan Fitness
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gretchen K.
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I've worked with other personal trainers in the past. But my experience with John exceeded my expectations for several reasons. Upon meeting him I felt quickly at ease. He was able to quickly assess my physical ability and pushed me just enough past my comfort level. I had an amazing workout! He was very encouraging and positive towards me. It was very obvious he was extremely knowledgeable not only in training but he also came up with a detailed strategy to help me reach my fat loss goals especially with my nutrition. I feel very confidant in his ability to help me. I also know he will keep me free from injury. He exceeded my expectations. It was the best experience I've had with any personal trainer.

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Whole Fitness Experience
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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Jared is a great personal trainer. Whatever your goals are, lose weight, gain muscle, etc., he takes his job seriously and will help you. He is not an intense trainer, he is calm, knowledgeable, and always happy to workout with you. He wants you to achieve your goals and is genuinely happy when you are making progress towards your goals.

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Fitness Services
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vasu S.
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I’ve been working with Mo for the past month (3 times a week) and it’s been a really great experience. He pushes you enough where you can safely exceed your previous limits. He also has a great attitude about life that’s infectious. My main goal was to lose weight, and I’ve been able to do that under his guidance. I just scheduled for another month and intend to stick with Mo because I’m very pleased with the results I’ve seen thus far. I highly recommend him!

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Body of Work Total Fitness
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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I've been benefitting from Kenny's services for three years. Kenny made getting fit approachable. He watches you closely to be sure to be sure the exercises are done properly. He challenges me constantly and encourages me. I am so pleased with what Kenny and I have done to get me in the best shape of my life.

Body By Kristi
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Skip V.
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Great coach and planner for exercise and nutrition

Summer Simonton
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carole C.
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I have had the pleasure of coaching with Summer Simonton regarding my career successes. She "gets" people and life's challenges right away and has been able to quickly guide me down the right path each time. I continue to rely on her coaching and always will. Carole Browne

iChoose Wellness Center
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
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Dr. Corbin is a true pro. When it comes to hiring someone to navigate through the nuisances of lifestyle and health needs for something as important as yours and your family’s nutrition, I would only leave it in the hands of a doctor who values holistic views on health. Dr. Corbin does just that with honest and valuable evaluations. He’s even turned me on to tools to help with other areas I’m trying to work on in my life like stress management.

Vitality with Alma
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Selma W.
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In my personal journey to health and wellness, I have been fortunate to experience all of Alma’s different services. She has educated and inspired me to make healthier choices for myself and my family. Alma is very passionate about plant-based nutrition and helping people transition to a lifestyle that is sustainable and environmentally conscientious. I have had a grocery tour with her and she pointed out healthier substitutes and alternatives to everyday convenience foods that my family was accustomed to. She recommended certain supplements and essential oils that have supported me in balancing my hormones after having children. Her bodywork services have done wonders for me and have further contributed to my overall well-being.

Relationship Specialist
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adriana M.
Verified review

It has helped me to improve my thinking and analysis abilities, in circumstances in my professional and personal life in which possible problems and conflicts transform into opportunities and growing possibilities. I have learned coping strategies that make me feel more secure

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  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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When it comes to coaching, I'm looking for someone who is punctual, prepared, attentive, and inspiring in each session. Nick brings all of these characteristics to the table each time, and more! He doesn't just tell his clients what to do, he shows them by living what he's coaching. He's a true health coach!

  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ajit P.
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I've been training with Josh for over a year and a half now. I first decided to train in mixed martial arts just as a new workout routine, and because I enjoyed the sport as a fan. I was essentially starting from scratch, and because of that I felt that getting personal training would be more effective than taking large group classes so that I would get the fundamentals down from the start. Josh was very patient in teaching me all the basics. He's a great teacher, and is able to break down some very complex techniques into simple instructions that can be applied. He also understands and focuses on what his students goals are and gears the training accordingly, so that you're always learning something specifically catered to helping you achieve them. Ive come a long way since I first started working with Josh and because I have gotten results faster than I originally expected, I now have a different set of goals from when I began. I have no doubt his teaching can help me get there. Josh definitely puts you through a tough workout, but its a lot of fun and I really look forward to it each week. He has accomplished a lot in this sport, so he can fit whatever experience level you are at. I consider him not just a coach but a friend and fully endorse anyone looking for a trainer to check him out.

Lucy Claire Curran Coaching
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ernesto B.
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Lucy is the perfect example that there is people trying and doing their best to help others on or off work hours, she has been and continues to be a blesding in my life. Thank you so much and may God bless you as well.

Willis Personal training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mauricio L.
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I met Willis 5 Days before March 1st and what inspired me to help make my change was when Will said, "Moe, I plan to give you 30 years of your life back" we started 3/1/17 90 Days No Carbs, No Red Meat, No Sugars, No Alcohol, and working out 5 Days a week. After 90 days I was down 67 Pounds and Diabetes Free after living with it for 9 years. Today 7/25/17 I am down 95 Pounds! I couldn't have done this without Willis help and guidance. I've gained years back to my life and also a brother for life!!!!

Aurelian Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christina D.
Verified review

Nicole is one of the most thoughtful, savvy individuals I have had the privilege of working with. She is masterful at listening, reading between the lines, and suggesting powerful tools that will help advance you toward your goals in new and thoughtful ways. Nicole cares deeply about the individuals she coaches and the rapport you build with her is one-of-a-kind. Nicole has provided me with extensive support as a new manager and helped me successfully navigate a transition to a new company. Her support is immeasurable, puts me at ease, and I highly recommend her to provide a refreshing lens through which to experience your career journey.

Soaring Revenues, Inc
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Haris B.
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I signed up with Coach Tarek after attending one of his seminars Pathway to Maturity. I had some challenges at home and work and Tarek worked with me to understand me and where I am coming from. He then helped me see things in a fresh light, helped me improve my body language and voice. Through a series of exercises he helped me understand my core, find my purpose to my life and where my interests lay. I would highly recommend him as a personal coach.

  • 10 years in business
Kristen P.
Verified review

Jordan and I have only been working together since January but I have already seen amazing gains. The personal trainer I had before treated me delicately due to a discectomy I had a few years ago. I am a bit of a fitness junkie so I was antsy to have someone push me but not injure me. I switched to Jordan and his Physical Therapy background allowed him to really hone in on what I needed in order to protect my back but also really amp up the workouts. I’m a triathlete and need to be pushed. Because of this, my arms are shredded and I have dropped 4% body fat since the beginning of the year. Jordan does this while also being safe and attentive. He’s dedicated to his craft and it shows.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a life coach?

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

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

What is a health coach?

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

How much does a life coach cost?

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

What is a holistic wellness coach?

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

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

Why get a life coach?

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

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