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hired 14 times on Thumbtack

Experience in any profession is a huge plus experience that I am able to pass on to all my clients.

I have thousands of hours in one-on-one training.

I have done over 7,500 hours in behavioral weight loss counseling.

Whether you are in need of weight loss, general conditioning, endurance training or even post rehab, I can help you.


Federal Way, WA 98003

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  • 5/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

    I have hired Dan for 8 weeks. So far it is really great.

  • 5/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

    Dan, is an amazing trainer. He definitely knows what he is doing. He is on time for every session, he prints out the workouts (with pictures) and encourages me on the days he is there. He is available if I'm struggling and always has great wisdom to keep me motivated. He is compassionate, strong, kind and definitely the best trainer I've ever met.

    If you are young or young at heart - if you want to lose just a little weight or struggle with your weight and also have medical problems - Dan is the trainer for you.

    He will give you 100% and if you do the same I promise you will see amazing results even if you never have before - as he will work with you to build the perfect workout.

  • 5/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

    I contacted Dan for a family member, so cannot rate his actual training skills, but he was incredibly responsive, seemed to understand from our phone conversations what the issues were, and we are looking forward to working with him!

  • 5/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

    I have a lot of good things to say about Dan, when we first met I was 6 months postpartum, and I was uncomfortable in my own body. I had a trainer before him and didn't see the results I wanted, so I lost faith. However, Dan was able to restore it.

    Just like everyone said, Dan tailors the program to your specific needs and goals. Then, he modifies it according to the areas that need more attention. Yet, what I think Dan has that the other trainers I have worked with lacked is his ability to connect with you. He really tries his best to build a relationship with his clients.

    If you are looking for a trainer who:
    1- Tailors your workouts to your specific needs
    2- Motivates you
    3- Cares about achieving your goals as much as you do
    4- Builds a relationship with you
    Then Dan is your guy!

  • 5/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars

    Dan has been the personal trainer for my husband and I for about three years. We are in our mid 70's. He has built our strength and flexibility through a double knee replacement and a shoulder replacement. By providing exercises that strengthen my core my cronic back pain is gone. We are stronger, have better balance, are more fit and feel great. He keeps encouraging us to lose weight even though we have not worked at it hard enough to meet our goals.

  • 5/5 stars

    Can't say enough positive things about Dan and his training methods. He builds the program around your goals and needs. I have been with two trainers before Dan, and there is no substituting the decades of experience and knowledge that he has. The program he wrote for me was so simply laid out that if it didn't work, it was because I didn't have the discipline, not because the plan wasn't good- so, accepting that a lifetime of good health will come from a 3-4 hour a week dedication is a prerequisite!

  • 5/5 stars

    I have been involved in sports and fitness for most of my life. My journey has not always traveled a straight and narrow path. A few bumps and detours have resulted in unfortunate distress that led me into a lifestyle of unhealthy eating and poor exercise habits. As a former fitness instructor, I knew I could be better.

    Dan Kritsonis is one the Pacific Northwest’s premiere fitness consultants. Passionate about health and wellness, and equipped with the appropriate credentials, Dan has been helping others pursue and achieve their goals for balanced and healthy living for over 30 years. Dedicated to continuous learning and innovation, he is focused on my unique requirements and fine tuning my exercise regimen to achieve better results faster while targeting goals that are safe and effective in meeting my needs.

    Feeling good is about more than physical outcomes. It's about emotional victories. After losing 100 pounds, I am on a healthy path to losing the remaining 30 pounds, renewing core strength, and continuing my journey toward emotional and physical balance.

    We all need someone to push, motivate, and guide us, as well as understand our strengths and weaknesses. Dan is helping me get maximum results by personally tailoring my training sessions while coaching and motivating me to do my best.

    With a master’s touch, Dan commits himself to a love of fitness and health. And because he is genuinely passionate about helping me reach my goals, I know I am in good hands!

  • 5/5 stars

    My husband and I were looking for a trainer who could work with people in their late 50's, and we were delighted to find Dan Kritsonis almost 3 years ago. Speaking just for myself, I was recovering from cancer treatment when I met Dan. I hadn't done weight training for more than 5 years and was concerned about being at high risk for lymphedema. While getting us going on a routine, Dan studied the facts about lymphedema and designed a routine for me that helped me strengthen my upper body while not overdoing the weight and the number of repetitions.

    Dan is the wisest trainer I've ever met. I recommend him whole-heartedly.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Weight Loss, General Conditioning, and some post rehab

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Helped a client lose over 100lbs in the past year and a half
Helped a client overcome is type 2 diabetes.
Helped a client get in shape for his first 10K run

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Make sure the trainer has at least 5 years experience and has worked with a wide range of age groups. Explains to you what expectations are needed to reach your goals.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. What are your qualifications, how much experience do you have, do you have testimonials, and could you provide a reference.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Hopefully they will have some type of exercise equipment such as dumbbells, a bike, treadmill, or elliptical. Just some basics to get started on a fitness program. Also make sure you have the blessings of your doctor to begin an exercise program.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I would say my experience in all aspects of the fitness industry. From weight loss, bodybuilding,sports, fitness equipment,and doing seminars. In addition my passion for helping my clients succeed.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. What I like most is when my clients follow my advice and receive the results that I predicted they would receive. It's a great feeling to see the smile on their faces.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. The most common question is how can I reduce my waistline? My most common answer is to push away from the table more often.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. My favorite is when I trained a gentleman for a over 50 bodybuilding contest and he took 2nd place. To watch how excited he was thrilled me.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That the majority of personal trainers are passionate about their work.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. After working in a health club atmosphere for quite a few years I wanted the one on one private approach to personal fitness training. In this type of atmosphere it is much more on a personal level.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. A brain trauma client that was working with a state physical therapist that told her she is not able to progress any further than a few steps out of her wheelchair. I was hired by her sister through Thumbtack and I had her walking assisted with a cane for over 20 feet and back in just a few weeks. She just needed someone who showed that they cared. So she followed by direction complaining but did her exercises.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Even with the 30 years of experience that I continue to learn more and more through seminars, clinics, and through the National Strength Coaches Association. There is no substitute for learning more.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. I think that the baby boomers are scared. So many out of shape and overweight. So now they are getting into fitness to enjoy daily activities more. There will always be new developments in the health and fitness field. I feel there will be some major breakthroughs in the next 10 years.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Not complicated

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Get a certification like NSCA, ACSM or another high quality certification. Get some experience and don't get into fad training methods.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Connecting with my clients.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. My own fitness level.

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