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About Derek

Combining personal strength and conditioning training with the elements of life/spiritual coaching. 


Published by Men's Journal, Queerty, ReFresh Magazine, and varying fitness blogs.  


Featured on Bravo's hit T.V. show 'Workout', CBS News, and Propel Fitness Co:Labs Festival.  


With 11 years of personal training experience through NASM, I have worked with thousands of people seeking to find proper care and guidance in the health, fitness, and spirit worlds.


Celebrity clients from shows such as MTV's Teen Wolf, Who's Line is it Anyway?, Grey's Anatomy, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, ABC's The Taste, Netflix's Godless, Radio Disney, and varying recording artists have all benefited from the training method I have implemented.


Most recently the Chief Fitness Officer at The Phoenix Effect (2015-2018) in Los Angeles and currently personal training clients in Sunset Tower's Mansion Fitness in West Hollywood. CPT/CES/PES/SES


Certified in Life Coaching, Angelic Healing by the International Association of Therapists, Oracle Reading, Japanese and Western Reiki, and Chakra Cleansing/Clearing/Balancing.


Some may not want to implement elements of life and spiritual coaching, and that's totally fine! The program is whatever the client chooses as their focus.


Working within the 4 planes of existence: Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual.

My favorite client story

Love preparing entertainment clients for their projects. Whether it's getting someone ready for the stage or training for strength in a television show, working with people who have a specific goal at hand is amazing to be a part of.

My favorite exercise

The deadlift!

My training philosophy

Manifest the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual life you dream.

My training experience

Since 2007 NASM.
24 Hour Fitness (2007-2012) in Austin, T.X., Glendale, C.A., Hollywood, C.A., West Hollywood, C.A..
Private Training (2012-Present)
Group Fitness Coach and Manager at The Phoenix Effect West Hollywood (2015-2018)

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscle Gain
  • Kettlebells
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

TRX Certified Suspension Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Sports Enhancement Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Life Coach, Reiki Level 1, Spiritual Healing Modalities, CPR/AED, Chakra Healing,, International Association of Therapists


AA in Anthropology, AA in General Education, BA in Sociology, B.Msc in Metaphysics

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Celiac Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, HIV/AIDS, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Neck Pain, Obesity, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Stress

I have worked with several trainers in the past but Derek is the best. He took the time to explain all the exercises and what part of the body it works on. I had certain areas I was concerned about and he addressed them. It is a hard work out but I can already see results. I will continue to train with him as long as I can. LOVE DEREK!!!


Derek has been an amazing inspiration to me ever since I started taking personal training lessons with him. My form has greatly improved overall thanks to him and I am definitely seeing results! His workouts are very intense (but in a good way)! Derek really takes the time to work on your form so that way you are setting yourself up for success even when you go to the gym in your own. He’s very funny and makes working out a breeze. He also dedicates his entire attention to you while you’re working out. If you have questions about an exercise or need to do regressions he can work with you which is great because sometimes I know i can’t do certain movements.

Robert G.

Derek has inspired me through fitness to push past all limitations I have had, physically, mentally, and in all areas of my life! He is so motivating, devoted, professional, full of life, sincere, and super talented! It is incredibly refreshing to have such a well rounded caring giving real person in the fitness industry. I have been so lucky to learn from him! He truly is a gem! He is incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of health and fitness to optimize results! Every workout with Derek leaves me feeling energized and wanting more.

Esther Hasenfeld

I travel quite often and sometimes finding a trainer or a gym can be a challenge. I was recently in Los Angeles and someone had mentioned this site. There I met Derek Jameson, who got me through straight training. He not only understood my level of strength, he had great energy and made me want to keep pushing myself. If I lived out in LA, i would definitely train with him.


As a fitness junkie, I've experienced many trainers and coaches ranging from big box gyms, specialized chain studios, and boutique fitness classes. Derek shows up as another level of trainer. I've had the pleasure of working with him for over three years focused on strength & conditioning. He is able to connect with his clients and motivate in a one of a kind way, taking the time to understand them both from a functional physical fitness level but also on a human and emotional level. This holistic approach allows him to transform his clients from the outside and inside to become stronger so that they can handle any challenge that life throws at them. Derek's extensive fitness education and experience enables him to provide thoughtful instruction, modifications, and customization for clients, but he also applies life coaching methods to produce new insight, spiritual transformation, and tremendous growth. Whenever I train with Derek, I know I will get 110% dedication and focus in an environment that lifts my spirits and amplifies my energy during and after our session. In addition to fitness training, I've worked with Derek closely on emotional and spiritual growth. His support, thoughtful insights, questions, and homework exercises were transformative for me to transform my thinking and breakthrough challenges in my life. Derek is an electric force and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to elevate their training and their life to the next level.


I first met Derek in my first month of living in Los Angeles. I took one of his group fitness classes and his energy, attentive coaching, and thirst for life immediately drew me in! On a fitness level, he helped me break down movements I had been doing incorrectly for years and helped me grow much stronger (and safer). I've gained more muscle and seen a physical change while working with Derek than I ever had before. On a spiritual/mental/emotional level, he's helped me overcome personal blockers that were clouding my being. I never thought fitness was connected to spirituality, but Derek has helped me clear out negative energy and channel myself towards my positive goals. Who needs therapy when your trainer is an all in one package? Trust me. You'll feel Derek's genuine spirit from the moment you meet him and the results you desire will follow.

Tennyson J.

If you need inspiration, motivation or a constant source of positive energy, look no further than Derek! Derek is the most patient and is committed to making his clients reach their full potential. He is very connected to the world and spirits which will all contribute to a kickass workout. Derek is the best personal trainer in LA and i highly recommend him to anyone looking to positively change their life.


Derek is very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about his fitness career. I’ve been working out with him for a few years now and he truly goes above and beyond to help you achieve your goals. He’s a professional and one of the most caring people I know.

Jessica B.

I’ve been to all kinds of classes, commercial and boutique gyms, and worked w many a trainer in Los Angeles. I made it to being in such good physical shape where people stopped me to ask my secret. The thing is, my greatest secret when I first got in that shape was I was totally not happy. I was working out only the ‘body’ element of the body/mind/soul trio. What’s the point of being ripped AF if you’re working a facade and avoiding the real issues? Derek and I hit it off instantly. He and his healthy glow are a walking example of knowing his shit, if I may, ripped and gorgeous but not just on the outside. He’s the kind of trainer who works your ass hard while teaching and engaging you to make sure he hits all the elements, body mind and soul. He’s wise and present and firmly believes that your success is his success. I can’t recommend him enough!

Brynn G.

Not only is Derek a highly knowledgeable and amazing trainer, but he truly cares about your overall well being. He provides an environment for your mind, body and spirit to thrive. He can tailor your session to whatever you’re trying to achieve. Train with won’t regret it!

Nate T.

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