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- John G.
Ive tried personal trainers a handful of times and most want to spend the first several classes talking about goals and package commitments. Day 1 with Alex was straight to business. The style is pure body weight and core exercises so theres no cheating or sugarcoating with weight training. Alex attention to detail stuck out immediately altering exercises and stretches to facilitate my strengths and weaknesses. His first two classes were free to ensure his style and program was what I was looking for. Im just in the beginning stages of getting where I want to be physically but I’m certain with Alex that I will be there sooner than later.Feb 25, 2018VerifiedAlexander Hernandez's reply
Thank you for the great review, John!
- Nh S.
During my quest to find the best trainer out there for my needs, I found Alex Hernandez. I knew from my research that the qualities I was looking for in a trainer included experience, education, personality, the ability to communicate well and professionalism. I met with/spoke to several trainers through Thumbtack and outside of Thumbtack that unfortunately were lacking one or more of these qualities until I met with Alex who, as it turned out, had all the qualities I was looking for in a trainer. It also didn’t hurt that he offered a couple of free sessions. (I know this is a rather wordy review but if you are like me and prefer to do your due diligence before hiring a trainer, I think it’s worth the read.) Experience: Yes, having years of experience is great, which Alex has but what I most valued about Alex’s experience is that he had been through the same struggle of losing weight and figuring out how to establish and maintain a healthier lifestyle as I am going through now. Because of this, I felt Alex had a unique perspective as a trainer and would be able to better understand my struggle with losing weight and be better equipped to assist me through that struggle. Experience was also very important to me as I was coming to the table with several injuries that any trainer I selected would have to have the know-how on how to handle those injuries during training while still allowing me to make regular progress. After a couple of complimentary sessions with Alex, there was no doubt he had the necessary experience to help me. Education: In addition to having over a decade of experience in personal training, Alex also had the appropriate credentials. One of these credentials was particularly important to me, his NASM certification as a Weight Loss Specialist. (FYI - You can check a trainer’s credentials on the NASM website.) Beyond his certification education, Alex also educated himself on me. Alex took the time to ask me questions and learn about me, what I wanted to accomplish with training, what injuries or medical issues I had, what concerns I had, what my day-to-day life was like and what my nutrition looked like. For me, this meant Alex was asking all the right questions to educate himself on how best to help me. Personality: If you’re looking for a trainer who will yell at you like a drill sergeant, then Alex isn’t the trainer for you. If you’re looking for a trainer to handle you with kid gloves and baby you, then again, Alex isn’t the trainer for you. If you are looking for a happy medium between the two with a few jokes and quotes of encouragement thrown in, then Alex is for you. Alex is encouraging yet pushes you beyond your limits just enough every time so every session always contains progress. When I first started working with Alex, there was a particular exercise that he had to modify in order for me to complete. Recently, I was able to complete this exercise, multiple reps, without modification and he was more excited about it then I was. Who wouldn’t want a trainer like that, someone who is excited for you and your progress. Communication: Alex has been great about communicating with me since day one. I tend to have a lot of questions and Alex has always been very good about answering those questions for me whether during our training sessions or via text (in a timely manner). Unlike some trainers, he does not brush off your questions. Alex will regularly check on me after a session to make sure none of my injuries were exacerbated due to the session. It was important to find someone I could communicate well with because I knew my injuries would be a constant issue and I needed to be comfortable enough talking with my trainer and expressing when I felt the pain from a pre-existing injury was too much and/or when I felt I was just incapable of doing an exercise due to my injuries without feeling I was being judged by my trainer. I have found Alex to be very easy to communicate with. Professionalism: The last quality on my list was professionalism. I have had trainers who were physically inappropriate with me, I have had trainers who would talk badly about their other clients either in front of me to another person or directly to me, I’ve had trainers that would spend majority of my session texting/playing on their phone and paying no attention to me at all. I have never had any of these issues with Alex. During our training sessions, he has always conducted himself in a professional manner making sure the focus is always on me and my training. I honestly believe Alex is worth every penny as a trainer. I’m very happy I found him, that I have had the opportunity to work with him and that I now know what it is like to work with a real trainer. **As of this review, I have worked with Alex for 8 weeks. **I have lost inches and pounds and have gained muscle and strength. **Several aches and pains I had prior to my training with Alex has dissipated. (I used to get terrible ankle and shin pain walking to and from work every day which has subsided substantially since training with Alex.)Aug 5, 2017VerifiedAlexander Hernandez's reply
Thank you for this humbling review. I shall strive even harder to ensure that my standards of practice only improve with time.
- Iulia t.
I have been working with Alex for just a little while, two weeks, but I had good reasons to choose him as my personal trainer (I met two trainers before deciding on Alex). First, he is very serious about his job and dedicated. Second, working full time as a trainer gives him the chance to perfect his style and fully dedicate to his training sessions and clients. Third, I like the fact that he is quiet and focused on training. I find his style pretty unique, a combination of strength, stretching, gymnastics, and yoga. Also, I had many questions and not only he answered every one with patience but with knowledge as well. If there is something that I really do not like is when I get an answer that lacks knowledge. I am looking forward to a good long training relationship.keep up the good job Alex!Aug 4, 2017VerifiedAlexander Hernandez's reply
Thank you for the kind words, Iulia!
- Eduardo E.
Great trainer and great workouts. I highly recommend him as a personal trainer . He is very encouraging and helpful. Thank You Alex !!Oct 1, 2016VerifiedAlexander Hernandez's reply
Thank you, Eduardo! I appreciate you taking the time to write a review!
- Vanessa R.
Hope this review helps other mommies like me or any one looking to reach their goal. I have been training with Alex for a month and I have seen results, he quickly understood the needs of my weak postpartum body ( I have a 4 month old baby) focusing on my pelvic floor, core and weak legs. I reduced inches and have lost weight, I supposed to do cardio and I haven't :). Alex is punctual, professional and doesn't allow you to give up.Dec 7, 2018VerifiedAlexander Hernandez's reply
Thank you very much, Vanessa!
License Type: Personal Trainer (NASM Certified) (TX)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?After trying your first two sessions absolutely free, pricing is quite simple. There are no complicated packages or contracts. No membership fees (or enrollment fees). Half hour sessions are simply $30 per session. For two people training together it is $20 per person per session. There are also hourly rates. Please inquire about pricing for three or more people.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After getting a general health and exercise history, I talk to my client about their goals and reasons for wanting to achieve those goals. I take new clients through two complimentary sessions, which are as much for the client to try out my training methods as they are for me to discover the client's capabilities. I would describe my training style as very methodical and calculated, beginning with the fundamentals and progressing as is appropriate to keep the client properly challenged and moving forward.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?NASM* Certified Personal Trainer NASM Weight Loss Specialist NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist NASM Behavior Change Specialist *National Academy of Sports Medicine My original qualifications were through ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association). Currently I am studying gymnastics conditioning. I practice and study Shaolin Kung Fu.