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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Todd R.
Verified review

JJ and I have started an intense workout regimen that quite frankly is kicking my a@%... but is exactly what I need to get back into shape both in muscle tone and cardiovascular stamina. He is at once approachable and friendly, he doesn't shout but will hold you to pushing yourself as far as you can go, and then a little more. If you are committed to getting into shape, I HIGHLY recommend meeting up with JJ. He is also extremely knowledgeable regarding nutrition and will literally answer any nutrition questions I have as often as I have them throughout the day via text in a very quick manner. I also really love the variety of workouts he has led me through: weigh training, intense cardio, interval training, boxing/martial arts... I'm pretty convinced he can do anything. Three things you should know: 1. You will sweat... a lot! 2. You will be sore... really sore. 3. You will have a good time through it.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany J.
Verified review

OJ is 1 of the best personal trainers I've ever come into contact with. For starters, your initial meeting is a workout created to personalize your strengths and weaknesses for future sessions. Afterwards, he speaks with you regarding your target goals, time frame, ideal weight etc. Meanwhile, he's compiling a special profile just for you in his computer. He sends weekly updates on your progress like: body fat percentage and weight loss/gain. In addition, he also sends motivational text messages during the week. He really is the most professional personal trainer I've ever encountered. I'm just 3 weeks into my training sessions and I'm already seeing results. Thanks OJ!

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The Fit Connection
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay L.
Verified review

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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MK Fitness and Health
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina M.
Verified review

Manuk isn't an ordinary trainer. He pays close attention to your needs and goals and tailors the work out plan accordingly. I loved the different work out plans each and every time which helped me like working out. One of the main reasons Manuks training works for me is because he motivates and inspires me every time. The key for me was to stay consistent.

DeVine Physiques
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Max H.
Verified 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.

  • 35 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
Verified review

Excellent coach, he's very committed, enthusiastic but respectful at the same time. I have been training with him for two months now and since the first week I could see results. The session goes from lifting weights to self defence, he really makes the work out to your necessities, pushes you to give your best.

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Meghan Aro Fitness
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Romela P.
Verified review

Meghan Aro is an embodiment of beauty and physical strength. She always inspired me to go beyond my limits and with her guidance and training, I became not only physically but also mentally strong. I have lost 30 lbs, completed a 26.2mile marathon, and am currently training for a half Ironman. Meghan is an exceptional trainer who educates her clients about their bodies and provides not just exercise but also nutritional advice. She customizes and centers her workouts around the client. Every day is a new challenge. I strongly recommend Meghan to all my friends and loved ones.

Gil Correa Personal Training
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Briana C.
Verified review

Gil is a wonderful trainer! He is the perfect balance between motivating and fun. Start training with him and I'm sure you won't regret it!

Certified Personal Trainer
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Christina A.
Verified review

Gabby is very thorough and knows how to get the results you want. I am training with her to get in shape for my wedding and told her I did not want to get bulky- just toned. She created workouts that are high intensity interval that helped me get leaner/toned. I've seen results already and it's been only a month. I wouldn't be able to push myself to do these workouts on my own- so it's really helpful to have her to help me and make sure I push myself to keep going.

Derek Carter's Fitness
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
Verified review

Derek was professional, he listened to my needs on what my goals were. He was always on time and had a set plan of action for every training session.

Liftbaby
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
Verified review

Judy, Is an amazing fitness training. Very amazing, and impressive with her workout programs that she comes up with. A simple, dumbbells, and jump rope can turn into an 8 week program by Judy's 25 plus years of experience. When I joined Judy's gym, I was bought into another levee of working out that I did not knew exist, that helped me out getting into the fire department. Judy does go above and beyond for her clients, every single one of them that trains in her gym. Like I said, her programs are just that amazing, that Jillian Michaels can learn from her. That is right you read that correctly, Jillian Michaels can learn from Judy, that is how amazing the quality of going to Judy's gym is, that it is just beyond amazing. I highly recommend that everyone that is reading this to join Judy's gym, even just for 3 months and you will see a very big difference with your body for the better part.

Aim High Fitness
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nina M.
Verified review

I have been training with Mark for the last 2.5 years and I am in my late 50's. I have never felt and looked better. I have two jobs and a hectic schedule. Mark is highly skilled, professional and flexible with training time that fits my schedule. He is one of the best. I was really lucky to meet and and to work with him.

8xtra Fit with Mami
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny T.
Verified review

I actually met her thru a friend of mine, who was one of her close friends. I had hired several personal trainers but until Mami showed me her own training routines I was never happy. I wanted to get some good toned butt and get rid of my belly fat, after doing her routines for just 4 weeks, I started noticing my body is really rocking hot, and not only me, but all my friends and coworkers noticed the change on my body. She is a multi talented woman who can also listen to others when they need someone to talk to. I still do her routines and I could never be happier about the way I look!! Thanks, Mami!

  • 18 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Luis E.
Verified review

Great!! Mariano combines knowledge with heart to help you achieve your fitness goals. With him you will learn to adjust diet to your customized workout routine while gaining the encouragement to succeed. Within only a few weeks of training he's helped me realize great positive results, fast! I definitely recommend him.

Westen Dilmore
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon O.
Verified review

I've only been training with him for less than 2 months and my results are unbelievable. He's always available to answer any questions I have, switches up my routine so I never get bored and introduced me to workouts I had no idea existed. Even with my knee, rotator cuff , and back injuries, I'm still surpassing the results I expected to see, with no pain, thanks to him teaching me proper stretching and technique. I highly recommend checking him out !!!!

Personal Trainer
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ashton E.
Verified review

during the first session we tested my strength and he really walked me through everything we were doing and why we were doing it. he listened to what i wanted to change and then showed me workouts that would achieve my goals. i cant wait to really start training with him

Fit by Rose
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

Rose is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and creative trainer; she is super professional and has a seemingly endless bag of tricks to keep your training routine fresh and engaging - I can't recommend her highly enough - she comes to my building and I am very happy to recommend her enthusiastically to residents and friends.

Lotus Soul Fitness
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Eima P.
Verified review

Kelly helped me get into shape right before I became pregnant. She helped me focus on a work-out plan that fit well with my goals and what I wanted to achieve. She also customized a monthly meal plan exclusively for me and my interests. I couldn't be more happy with her dedication to push me when I needed the drill sergeant trainer, but also balance it out and be supportive when I was not feeling well or sick and needed to take things slow. Another plus factor with Kelly is that she LOVES dogs. We incorporated workouts that helped me focus on myself, without feeling guilty or losing out on time I could spend with my dog outdoors. Kelly is super professional, educated and experienced in personal training. I would recommend her to any of my closest family and friends.

GB Sweat Equity Fitness LA
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kate B.
Verified review

Glenn for the win! Glenn is a phenomenal personal trainer. My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed training with Glenn and his staff. One thing we really like about Glenn is that he is able to accommodate and help with injuries/rehab and diet question/issues. You can't go wrong choosing Sweat Equity Fitness! Glenn and team are awesome!

SKIM DYNAMICS
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Delmi S.
Verified review

Sherwin is a very positive,caring,friendly and patient person . I’ve been training with Sherwin for sometime and with his help I regained my balance and strength which I lost due to two hip replacements. Sherwin has definitely helped me to walk again and I am very grateful to have met him. I highly recommend him.

DF Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian G.
Verified review

Always on time and in a good mood. They got me in the best shape of my life. I keep training with DF training 3times a week and I am not ready to stop

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