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5.0
from 34 reviews
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
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 15 reviews
Great Deal
Latest Review: She is a very creative and motivated trainer and knows how to train others w some fun exercises. I don't like jogging or treadmill for that I have to do like 10-20minutes. So she came up w some fun cardios to make me forget that I am training. Well training is supposed to be fun, and by having fun and often times being pushed by her, I have been losing weight and gaining a toned body. She has dance, gymnastics, martial arts skills and she is capable of mixing those exercises into our sessions. Her nutrition knowledge is great as well. Been with her for about 3months already. She motivates me and tells me that I can achieve any!!

$45

starting cost

  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Great Deal
4.9
from 73 reviews
In High Demand
Latest 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.

$75

starting cost

  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
  • In High Demand
5.0
from 18 reviews
Latest Review: I have been working with Krisztian for about 2 months now with my main goals being to lose fat, increase strength, and increase cardiovascular endurance. I weighed in at 206 lbs at my initial assessment and was pretty out of shape, so much so that I was unable to finish the initial assessment workout. I started working with Krisztian 3 times a week following his prescribed workouts under his careful supervision and I am down to about 190 lbs after 2 months. In addition to the workouts - and more importantly, in my opinion - Krisztian helped keep me honest nutritionally by having me log my diet via the MyFitnessPal app. He would review what I ate and give me tips to help me on my way. He was also very realistic with his expectations, knowing that I couldn't eat clean 100% of the time. A little cheat meal here and there was allowed as long as they were within reason. I'm still about 20 lbs away from my goal but I feel I have made solid progress while working with Krisztian. In addition to being an excellent trainer, he is also very personable and easy to work with. Another important factor for me was the gym where we worked out at: York's Core and Fitness. I am not a big fan of the traditional 24 Hour Fitness / Gold's Gym type settings with a bunch of weights and machines. York's Core and Fitness is nothing like your typical big chain gym and promotes functional training which I'm all about. No matter where you are fitness-wise, I highly recommend working with Krisztian to get where you want to be.

$60

starting cost

  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 12 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
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 15 reviews
Latest Review: Sandy is an AWESOME trainer. Its tough staying in shape these days working in an office 5 days a week and she's even given me some training I can do at home on my own as well as in the gym. Unlike larger gyms, this is ONLY for personal training, so you're never waiting for a machine or weights, and its very well kept. Give her a call!

$60

starting cost

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 26 reviews
Latest Review: Started with Gil to balance yoga and weight training. He's very easy to work with and was always prepared with workout plans to help me progress. Over the 20 sessions I grew more comfortable doing handstands without relying on a wall.

$70

starting cost

  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
5.0
from 4 reviews
Great Deal
Latest Review: I started training over at A4 about a year and a half ago - with about a 5 month break due to a relocation for work. A4 helped me get in shape physically and mentally when I prepared for my first tournament. I ended up taking second, and I owe it all to the coaches and students here. Adam, Akkim & A4 Fitness can take you to new levels. This place feels like home. There is definitely a family aspect that surrounds the gym, and every new person that comes in can instantly feel it. I've tried a few other gyms around the area and none can compare to the attention you get in these classes from the coaches. I recommend to all of my friends and family! Hopefully I can take myself to new highs this year while back at A4, but I really have no doubts.

$40

starting cost

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Great Deal
4.8
from 32 reviews
In High Demand
Latest Review: Being a woman of a certain age and size, I frankly had my doubts when I met Ronnie for the first time. I couldn't imagine such a young and energetic trainer having the skills or patience to work with me. But she surprised me with her knowledge and expertise. Could not have been a better match. And her fitness class for over-60 is excellent -- and makes working out more fun! I highly recommend Ronnie as a top notch trainer!

$65

starting cost

  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • In High Demand
5.0
from 6 reviews
Latest Review: Gabriel was always on time and if there was a problem, he always notified me in advance if our day/time of appointment changed. He was always professional and courteous during training sessions, making sure I was doing all exercises correctly. He was responsive to my health concerns and consistently helpful and understanding with my occasional ache or pain. Gabriel is a very knowledgeable trainer and I would highly recommend him for any personal training position! Teri McGill

$50

starting cost

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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