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About Alex

I understand that everyone is different when it comes to fitness, and that's why my clients have succeeded in reaching their goals. All of my clients recieve a customized program built around their short and long-term goals. My program is always creative, fun and constantly evolving to fit your needs. I have 12 years of experience as a personal trainer, including being a Tier-3 personal trainer at Equinox. I currently work as a private fitness trainer around Los Angeles.  

I became a trainer because I know how training and exercise has affected me personally. Up until high school, I was chubby and unatheltic. To help build my confidence, I decided to join sports teams in high school. Football, basketball and track helped me with my confidence and made me feel motivated in every day life. A year after high school, I decided to become a nationally certified personal trainer. Along with my personal experience, I have a love for biomechanics and am fascinated by the way the body evolves through training.  

To enhance my knowledge, I decided to prep for physique compeitions. I always recommend working with a trainer that has experience with physique competitions because we understand fat loss and lean muscle gain, as well as the mental aspect that comes along with working hard and staying motivated. 


My favorite client story

I had a client in Culver City that lost 60 pounds in 6 months. We worked hard during our sessions but the best part is that she came to our sessions prepared to work towards her goals. One of the most important things about success is fighting for it.

My favorite exercise

Lat Pulldowns - I know how important it is to have a strong and healthy back and the lat pulldown is one of the best exercises to engage all of the muscles in your back.

My training experience

12 years: Bally's Total Fitness, Equinox (Tier 3 personal trainer), private personal trainer. Knowledge of sports, recovery, and event preparation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Cross Training
  • Stress Reduction

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NCSF Certified Strength Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Anxiety, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diabetes, Headaches/Migraines, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Plantar fasciitis, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Stress

Alex is one of the best trainers that I've ever come across. He's so much fun to be around and professional through and through! He's really creative with his exercises, which really keeps things interesting! Some of the exercises are super cool and unique which makes him stand out from other trainers that I've worked with. The variety he brings to our workouts makes me excited to come to our sessions and work hard! He is motivating and pushes me to my limits every single time, which is exactly why I train with him. Get your money's worth with this guy. Thanks Alex!


I play a lot of sports, i snowboard, i’ve done martial arts training and done powerlifting before. A few years ago I started a new job in an office and completely fell off the wagon and gained a lot of weight. Working with Alex has been amazing! He really understands my hate-hate(lol) relationship with cardio and finds new and interesting ways to keep my heart pumping! he really took the time to ask about my fitness background and my strengths and weaknesses in the gym before making my program and i can definitely say that it’s completely tailored to fit me and my needs/goals. Every time i have a session coming up i notice that i have a little pep in my step since i’m excited to see what new things we’ll be doing next and it DEFINITELY keeps me motivated to come in to the gym. Not to mention he’s really on you when it comes to diet and keeping everything on point when you’re not in the gym. I’ve worked with a lot of trainers before and i can def say he’s one of the best, he will give you everything he can and all the tools you need in order to succeed. As long as you have the right mindset, there’s no way you won’t see results when working with him. If you’re thinking about getting a trainer, give him a shot, you won’t regret it!

Jessyka Z.

I was recommended Alex by a friend to get in shape for my wedding day, and I’m really glad I was. I’m the type of person who needs someone to hold me accountable, and after a session with Alex I found that was not going to be an issue. Not only did I lose body fat, but I became significantly leaner and more toned, all while learning proper form and technique. Alex is flexible with his clients and is able to make a program that works for anyone to help them achieve their fitness goals, whether in person or from afar. His clients’ results speak for themselves! Very happy with him as my trainer.

Hayli B.

Alex is just as determined to hit your goals as you are. I love his constant help with correcting my form. I’ve had three knee surgeries and I started training under Alex with the intent to lower my risk of reinjury. I am so grateful for his help in getting over plateaus in every area of my body. I enjoy the mental and physical tests more with every workout. Thanks Alex.


Alex was great at helping me transition in a time in my life where I had just had my second child and needed to change my body after having two kids. He was able to understand where i was and really helped me push to find my real strength. I had great progress and was down to my ideal weight after 4 months of hard work. Greatly appreciated all that I learned from Alex.

Lisette B.

I have worked with various personal trainers throughout my life. None have made me feel as strong, healthy, confident or comfortable as Alex has! It's really hard when you're a plus size woman to enter any gym, trainer relationship, or even have the motivation to keep pushing through the lows. With Alex I would wake up 5am to give myself enough time to get to burbank (I live in south central) for my appointment! When I say I'm committed to this dude as my trainer I can't stress it enough! When I featured my ankle my recovery was so much faster because of all the strength I already built up with Alex. I travel a lot of work and I would still check in and have a travel routine ready! Having a trainer that is there to build you up because they are genuinely invested in you and your health is hard to find. Finding someone that helped me through my insecurities and build my self esteem as a plus size woman is priceless and impossible to find! 100/10 recommend!!

Rosa M.

Having spent years stumbling around at big box gyms, working with Alex has a been life changing. The workout plans are custom tailored to my body and my goals and I learn something new about fitness and nutrition in every session. I have been dealing with weight issues and the private facility and 1-on-1 training really helped me feel comfortable and push myself. Alex is highly knowledgeable, listens really well and the sessions are always fun and interesting. I have worked with many trainers over the years and Alex, by a mile, is the best of the best. Train with Alex comes with my highest possible recommendation.

Jeremiah S.

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