Personal Training by Sandy
Personal Training by Sandy

Personal Training by Sandy

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Introduction
I listen to my clients! That is a huge part of really helping them. They know their bodies more than we do so we have to listen to them in regards to injuries, etc then implement a program that fit their needs. Also, I don’t use the drill sergeant tactics, that’s not my personality. There are other ways to motivate without being aggressive. I create a new workout every time we train to prevent boredom and progress. I am available via phone, email or text anytime they have a question or concern. I love helping people learn to live a healthy lifestyle. When they can take something that I have taught them and they use it for the rest of their lives then I know I did my job. Health is the most important thing a person can have. And if they have optimum health, that can lead to a wonderful life. And helping people achieve that makes me love what I do.
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Hired 58 times

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22 years in business

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2018

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Naureen S.
Jan 8, 2017
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Sandy has changed my belief about personal trainers. I had been with a trainer for a little over two years. She was a drill sergeant. I dreaded every session, and thought that training HAD to be that way. Then fate brought Sandy into my life....and poof, my whole perception of training changed! Like she says, she LISTENS to your needs. If you're not feeling well, or feel like you're being challenged accesively, she will cut back. I HATE working out with a passion, but I come down with a smile on my face when sandy comes over, because I know I'll have a workout that won't leave me dead, like with my previous trainer. And guess what? I'm actually seeing results! I lost a few pounds with my previous trainer, but mainly was maintaining my weight. With Sandy, I have lost, and keep loosing, because of her style, and her education, and her beautiful personality. My high school best friends and I meet yearly at the San Antonio winery. Please look at my picture above on this profile....keep going to the right, and you will see my before and after. Im a 40 year old woman, in the best shape of my life. Thank you, Sandy.
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Ellen k.
Jun 11, 2024
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The trainer brought out was very unfamiliar with the issues I had shared on this site. I was asked to do things which resulted in a long-term injury that years later still plagues me today.
Personal Training by Sandy's reply
Hi Ellen, I am sorry you are going through long-term injury. As a trainer, my number one is goal to be mindful and careful with how I train my clients. I listen to my clients and ask if something is ok or not, If not, we immediately stop. If you read my other reviews, you will see that. Getting feedback from clients helps to ensure everything is going smoothly. I have trained clients much older than you with similiar conditions and it’s been fine. I currently have a client I’ve been training for almost 10 years who’s older than you and has had back issues and other things. And with training, she has gotten much stronger and feels so much better. I have worked with a variety of seniors as old as 85 years with many conditions. To be honest, I feel it’s a bit unfair to review me right now when I trained you back in 2013. Your injuries could have been from many reasons. As we age, we lose muscle and mobility and if a person remains sedentary, their bodies can break down. There are many ways to reverse any ailments. Hopefully, you can figure out a way to help with your injury. It’s never too late. Good luck to you.
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Caroline B.
Jan 3, 2014
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Sandy is such a lovely person to have as a trainer! She thinks of different hour long work outs for you for every time you train! We did a mixture of cardio and weight training, with special attention to the places on my body I wanted to tone. She's super personable, friendly, approachable, and generous with her time. I also lost a few inches the first month I trained. She was also willing to meet me at a local park or my own residence, which was helpful with certain weather conditions. I would recommend her to anyone who wants personal training--if you're looking for someone who yells at you and is more of a "sergeant" about it, though, this isn't for you.
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Nancy C.
Sep 2, 2019
I am loving my personal trainer. She is kind, encouraging, and best of all, comes to my house. I say best of all b/c I would not be able to stick with it if I had to go to a gym. Sandy makes the workouts fly by and fun. I have never had that feeling of a workout “high,” in fact, quite the opposite, I think I have workout anger. I have never felt the anger when I have worked out with Sandy. She is helping me reach my goals without my dreading her visits.
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Jillian B.
May 16, 2017
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Sandy is the best! She very easygoing and doesn't push you until you break like other trainers. She enforces healthy habits and is very flexible when it comes to scheduling.
Personal Training by Sandy's reply
Thanks so much, Jillian!
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License Type: Personal Fitness Trainer (ACE Fitness Certified) (CA)

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