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About Brad

We also have a location at Shaping U Fitness, 96 Hinds Street, Pelham, AL 35124. 


Brad Pugh, Owner and Founder of Shaping U Personal Training Services, has been committed to teaching body shaping techniques with functional resistance training equipment, Body-weight Movements, and free weights that reshape and sculpt your muscles for long lasting fitness and natural beauty increasing your motivation and concentration regardless of your age.

A little about Brad Pugh and why you should choose his personal training services. Brad specializes in toning and weight management and will offer the services of designing individual meal plans and will be available to design an exercise program to help you safely meet your fitness goals.

Experience & Credentials For Brad Pugh

Owner and President of Shaping U Personal Fitness (16 Years)
Nationally Certified with the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
1st Class Certification out of 3 Classes (14 Years)
20 plus years weight training experience
16 plus years Personal Training
Voted Birmingham’s Best Personal Trainer-(Runner Up)- September 2010
Voted Birmingham’s Best Gym (Finalist) – September-2012
Meet the Expert Personal Trainer for Personal Fitness & Training

More About Brad…..

Often described by others, “as enriched with a kindred spirit who has the capability of touching everyone he embraces with a positive outcome”. Surrounding himself with an array of friendships from all walks of life, people seem to gravitate towards him. Brad personally believes it is because he is a sincere straight-up individual who treats everyone with kindness and respect.

Standing 6’3 his weight ranges between 210-225 lbs striving to stay lean and fit year around. Having taken a three year break in the gym a few years ago, Brad gained 30 plus lbs of fat. Unhappy with his appearance and concerned for his health, Brad changed his eating habits and nurtured his body back to health, Brad understands how hard it is to get moving in the right direction and that is why Brad has committed himself to assisting others.

Brad tells his clients…..”Together, we will meet your personal fitness goals as long as you do exactly what I advise you to do. The results will be the most satisfying feeling of accomplishment you can ever feel. It will motivate you to improve in other areas of your life as well. It takes a few sessions for my clients to get accustomed to working out and for me to be certain the client understands the exercises.”

“I love what I do and take my business very seriously.” “Your fitness and health goals are my number one concern!” So if you are ready for Brad Pugh to Shape You! Then just schedule a FREE consultation with Brad! “ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS YOU CAN MAKE IS IN YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS!”
~ Brad Pugh

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Boxing
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Kickboxing
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NFPT Certified Personal Trainer

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Seniors, Youth

96 Hinds Street

Pelham, AL 35124

No Gym Membership Needed!

ShapingU PT is the best thing that has ever happened to me! Brad is wonderful! I have already seen results in a short period of time, and I look forward to what's ahead! :-)

Lindsey J.

Very knowledgable trainer!! Great gym with a wonderful atmosphere. I have trained with a lot of trainers at all the big name gyms and my experience at Shaping U has been better than any places I've been in the past. They do so much more at Shaping U than just train with weights. This is the only place around that actually takes a ton of one on one time with you to figure out your goals and help you achieve it through exercise, weight training, diet, motivation, and education on overall health and fitness.

Heidi B.

I trained with Brad for only 3 months, and got amazing results in that short of time! With his meal plan and workouts you can't go wrong. His program is dummy proof, if you follow what he says you will get the results you want!

Ray D.

Great workouts, great trainers & great environment. I have never done any weight training and was very nervous about beginning. Brad made me feel very comfortable, along with other trainers, and also made it enjoyable. I have learned a lot and feel stronger. I still have a long way to go but I plan on continuing that journey at Shaping U! I've met some wonderful people there as well and it feels almost family like. I strongly encourage everyone to give it a try...I love our Morning Crew!!!

Karen S.

My experience with Shaping U has been great. I am really seeing results already and I have only been a member for a few weeks! Brad is extremely knowledgeable about the weight loss process and is always willing to answer questions (which I have a lot of), offer advice and motivation! I am already on the road to weight loss and I know I am learning the process from the best!

Sarah A.

"Intensity and consistency is key" was Brad's favorite statement to me when he caught me slipping. If you're looking for a fun, family environment Shaping U is the place for you. Just follow the plan and you will see substantial results.

Shante W.

I'm a 44 year-old guy, and Before Shaping U, I hated the gym, I hated working out, and I was horribly out of shape (go figure!) 12 weeks later, I love the gym, I love working out, and I'm down 12% body fat, down 18lbs, I'm stronger than I've ever been, I feel great, and it's entirely thanks to Brad and his staff. The environment is outstanding, and there's just enough pressure to keep it positive and fulfilling. I love the people I work out with, and I look forward to every session. Shaping U is changing my adult life for the best.

Greg M.

Brad is a great trainer. He is committed to the success of each client and makes adjustments as needed to ensure each client reaches his or her unique goals. The gym itself is unassuming and its clients are very open & friendly. I have all of the trainers easy to work with and create a collegial environment. I highly recommended Brad and his staff to anyone seeking personal training.

Janet R.

I have just completed my third week of training with Brad. After 2 1/2 weeks, I had lost 6 pounds, 5 inches and 6 percent body fat. I totally enjoy his workouts. He watches closely to make sure I am doing my workout properly so I get the most from my workout and don't injure myself. Brad is a top notch trainer and I highly recommend him. I also enjoy the fact that he has a chef and I can order my meals. This is the best thing I've done for myself in a long time and I feel lucky to have such great trainers.

Judy C.

Love working with Brad at Shaping U. He has been great helping get my nutrition and exercise working together so I can reach my health and fitness goals and look good by bathing suit season!!!

Savanna C.

I love this gym! Brad Pugh is spot on. He has helped me put together a meal plan I can live with! Teaching the correct way to eat without deprivation! I have learned to eat more healthy and believe me this is the key. I'm the person who needs guidance. Brad is there every step reminding me of form and drives me to want to be better. He encourages me and has taken the time to learn my personality so he knows what drives me to do my best. The atmosphere in the gym is like a family. I have met new friends and no one judges! If you are looking for a great place to work out, get in shape or buff up Brad can help with all of these. I am so glad I found Shaping U!

Jane H.

I love the training here! Brad and his team are all amazing! He takes pride in his work and will do whatever it takes to ensure that his clients are dropping weight. He also recommends great tasting foods and different cooking styles. I have had trainers before but none as reasonable, honest and caring as the team at Shaping U. They're great!

Ariel G.

Most miss it on the diet plan not Brad. Brad was very knowledgeable and helpful. The workouts have been great! I would highly recommend this trainer and gym to anyone that is serious about losing weight and getting in shape!

Paul H.

Have had nothing less than outstanding service and help since joining Shape U! The staff and other members are kind, supportive, and welcoming! I would definitely recommend this fitness gym.

Nasheka P.

I highly recommend Shaping U Fitness!! I started this journey hoping to see physical results and I definitely have, but even more importantly is the overall well being of myself. I'm a better, wife, mom, employee, etc. My family is enjoying the "new" me too!!! Big thanks to Brad and his crew for making us healthier and happier!!????

Robin S.

I needed a push to get back in the gym after having my daughter. Brad's 12 week program was exactly what I needed to get my motivation going and not want to just go home and sit on the couch. I now want to go to the gym.

Kelsey W.

You won't find anyone better than Brad to keep you motivated, and to push you to be a better version of yourself! He always makes you feel extremely comfortable, even if you have never been in a gym a day in your life! I love being part of his shaping u crew!! I'm beyond excited to start out my 2017 in his newly renovated gym. ????????????????????????????

Whitney P.

I have not started the program yet, but the consultation was positive and Brad seemed excited to help me achieve my fitness goals. I'm confident I am begining my journey with a good mentor!

Stacy T.

The atmosphere at this gym is like an episode of Cheers where everyone knows your name but instead of alcohol it's cardio, weights, sweat and LOTS of Encouragement. I love this place and would highly recommend it!

Denise B.

Brad is a cool and awesome guy. Will have you feeling good about being healthy. He is always available for questions along the way.

Cedrick R.

Brad is a cool and awesome guy. Will have you feeling good about being healthy. He is always available for questions along the way.

Sylvia K.

Wonderful. Really good trainer helps with everything and makes sure you're doing everything right

Daniel A.

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