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Top 10 Fitness Trainers near Santa Monica, CA

5.0
from 40 reviews
Great Deal
Latest Review: He is a great fitness trainer. He motivates you to reach your goals and to continue to have a healthy lifestyle. He works with your schedule.

$45

starting cost

  • 14 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
  • Great Deal
4.9
from 41 reviews
Great Deal
Latest Review: I've had personal trainers in the past but none like Hugo. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about physical fitness. I have been training with him for approximately a year and have always had a positive outcome. I give my full recommendation to anyone looking to start their fitness journey with a true professional.

$50

starting cost

  • 5 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
  • Great Deal
5.0
from 34 reviews
In High Demand
Latest Review: I've been working with Gabriel at DeVine Physiques for a little over 2 months now. Having been senior editor for a personal-training and group-fitness training magazine in years passed, I had some definite criteria in mind when looking for someone to help me overcome my difficulties with diet-plan adherence and learning quintessential moves that I was afraid to try due to injury potential if performed incorrectly. Upon meeting Gabriel for our free consultation, we reviewed my history with diet, exercise and past injuries, as well as my current goals vs. efforts I'd tried on my own to reach them. He asked the right questions, but more importantly he let me talk about these topics in-depth when needed and actively listened. He did not have a cookie-cutter approach in mind... he was looking for ways to optimize a plan to promote diet/exercise-program adherence and injury prevention relative to my goals with a conscious consideration as to my physical characteristics and limitations at that time (flexibility limits, minor chiropractic concerns, native structural particulars such as being bow-legged, flat-footed, etc.). The plan I brought to the table was "burn and build": start with a goal of losing 25 pounds (cutting), per the suggestion of my physician ... and then shift gears to building muscle on top of that new leaner frame (bulking) --- with cycles of both going forward from there. Gabriel worked with me to develop that idea into action. He advised me re: the importance of tracking calories and made suggestions as to apps that could be leveraged to aide in that often-tedious endeavor. He set me up with his customized trainer/client app and I connected MyFitnessPal to it to funnel data re: my daily nutritional and hydration tracking to him. We've started with two 50-minute workout sessions per week for now. Our goal has been to keep me below 2,000 calories per day... and his strong suggestion (not mandate, mind you... very important) to track everything has opened my eyes as to the caloric and nutritional content of everything I *was* eating (holy crap!) and have currently shifted to eating (oh thank God!). Coupled with drinking at least 96 oz. of water per day (also tracked) to help keep the body hydrated and aide with hunger as my body adjusted to the caloric reduction, my prior junk-food habit/addiction has gone away --- which, as I write this, had not fully hit me re: how big of a deal that really is. I haven't thought of a soda or French fries, etc., in quite some time... instead, I've been trying to figure out just how many ounces of chicken breast are on my plate at XYZ restaurant so I can get an accurate calorie figure for my tracking. ;-) The physical results have been *much* more than I initially expected. In roughly 2 months I've gone from 225 pounds at 5'11" to 204, and now we're looking at what to do once I hit my 200-pound goal. The current verdict is to go for another 10 pounds and see where I land and how I feel before shifting gears to more-intense focus on building/bulking. My cardio efficiency has increased greatly, as I no longer feel like I'm going to fall over going up and down flights of stairs. And whereas I was wearing XL shirts when I walked in the door, I recently shifted to L for the first time in a very long while. I've actually started to look forward to shopping for new clothes and don't dread going into fitting rooms and facing the mirror --- even the ones with horrible lighting. LOL For me, the key to success has been a combination of really wanting to do this coupled with Gabriel's friendly, positive reinforcement. He always points out when I've broken through barriers in my workouts with him, and has schooled me in very understandable terms re: basic anatomy, form, how things such as sitting and driving affect our flexibility and posture over time, etc. Gabriel's never mandated I do anything... instead, he's *encouraged* food tracking, hydration, caloric reduction, showing up for all our sessions, etc., couching those actions as being the bedrock for achieving the goals that *I* walked in the door with. The responsibility lies with *me* to do the work in the exercise programming he sets up for each session as well as the between-sessions work (which is actually *more* important in the long run). His welcoming, friendly, encouraging advisement regarding form and function as we work together in those sessions helps me keep moving forward progressively, efficiently and safely. We developed an easy rapport quite quickly, but Gabriel's very good about keeping us on task ... all while allowing me to catch my breath and regroup between sets or cardio sprints. There is no militaristic aggressive "go go go!!!" kind of atmosphere, but rather a "when you're ready... you've got this... you can and will because you are" approach to gently psyching me up when I might be feeling a bit of a dip in my gas tank. And when I'm actually lifting -- particularly if we're escalating weight to a new level -- he knows when to turn on a little-bit-more-"cheerleader" type of encouragement to help me push through... again, though, all centered on the idea that this is *me* working through *this moment* aiming for completion of *this movement* while being able to trust that he's there to help me make adjustments for optimal safe execution and spot me should I run into an exertion failure --- which is pretty rare, given his method of having rebuilt and reinforced the infrastructure of my core, lower back and legs with moves that I always wanted to try but was scared to do (deadlifts, in particular). He's walked me through those learning curves and longstanding hesitation to the other side where I'm much more confident and actually making marked progress in form + how much weight I can lift. I'm doing things at 43 years of age that I'd always been scared to do. If this has been my experience at the 2-month mark of working with Gabriel, I can't imagine where we'll be at the 4-month mark... or the 6-month mark! This has definitely been one of the most important and positive investments I've made in myself, and definitely the most physical-fitness progress I've made all around since having worked with a personal-trainer roommate who schooled me on basics in my mid-20s. The body usually changes quickly in your 20s, and I was afraid that I'd have a slow tedious climb in my 40s... but Gabriel's coaching (and my diligence; very important factor) have made that climb much faster and fulfilling than I thought would be possible. I look better. I feel better. I eat better. I move better. I *am* better. Other people have noticed ... and *I* have noticed -- not just on the surface, but inside as well -- and I want to keep moving forward to see what working with Gabriel holds in store around the bend.

$55

starting cost

  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • In High Demand
5.0
from 15 reviews
Latest Review: Michael Jennings specializes in fitness training that is tailored to meet the needs of every client! He is a skillful observer of each client's ease of movement, level of strength and endurance and designs workouts to address the needs. He will challenge, adjust, cajole, be a cheerleader - literally do whatever it takes to attain goals. I love every workout with Michael, even on the days when I think he is truly diabolical!

$50

starting cost

  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 16 reviews
Latest Review: From the beginning I knew Dani would be an exceptional trainer. She really listened to my fitness goals and then in our first session showed me how to achieve them. Weight loss, strength training and overall endurance. Two years later and I can't recommend Dani enough. Only be with her if you want serious training which is what I've received.

$50

starting cost

  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
4.9
from 17 reviews
Latest Review: First and foremost Jason is amazing to look at!!! Besides that fact, he's a great personal trainer. His workouts are intense and will leave your body sore, but without hard work you won't see results right? I recently started with him and I honestly admire his dedication to his work and his knowledge of fitness. He's a great person to communicate with and does help me nutrition wise. If you don't chose Jason as your PT, your pretty much insane. I lacked motivation and he continues to push me past my limit. He's just an overall an amazing individual and I would recommend him to everyone.

$55

starting cost

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 10 reviews
Latest Review: Kelly is great! She really cares about you as an individual and your goals. She's incredibly receptive to what you are looking for and how she can help you specifically. As someone who has always been involved with fitness/working out she understood my needs and listened to exactly what I was looking for. She is also incredibly supportive and looks at fitness holistically - including mental health; a huge part others often forget! Thanks Kelly!

$50

starting cost

  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 10 reviews
Latest Review: I worked with Chris out of his home 3 times per week for about a year when I was 19 (13 years ago). Even then, he had amazing equipment, was a great motivator and, more importantly, I knew I was in good, safe hands. These days, I stick with mostly resistance training but what I learned from him proved invaluable because it shaped (not only my 19 year old self) but how I manage a healthy lifestyle as an adult too! Every element of my muscle toning I use today stems from his core teachings, from maxing out on a properly executed pushup to even his warm-up broomstick twists! My time with Chris was not only about the 15 extra pounds of muscle my scrawny teenage self worked up to, it was about self discovery, learning how to work fitness into your busy life and how just a little bit, done right can greatly affect your mental state as well. I suggest everyone give Chris' sessions a try but especially recommend teenagers go as well. A better more dedicated trainer, mentor and friend you will not find.

$50

starting cost

  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
4.9
from 15 reviews
Latest 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.

$50

starting cost

  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 33 reviews
In High Demand
Latest Review: Eric is a great coach. He understands an individual's strength and trains them accordingly. Also, encourages us to push ourselves to reach our fitness goals. He is very knowledgeable and provides excellent diet tips! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to achieve their fitness goals.

$70

starting cost

  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • In High Demand
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