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About Taylor

My name is Taylor Rivkin, I am from San Diego, California and have been a personal trainer for over a decade. I have a Bachelors degree in Human Health and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science. I started personal training because my family struggles with chronic disease! My sister was diagnosed with PCOS, my mother has Hypothyroidism (Hashimotos) and my brother has Epilepsy. I am in a constant fight with genetics to keep myself healthy especially as I get older. My training moto is baby steps. One small change or habit at a time can make a healthy lifestyle sustainable and achievable.

?My Clients End Up:
-Losing the weight
-Building physical strength
-Building fitness and healthy living in their life
-Achieving and maintaining their goals
-Gaining mental confidence

I Help People
-Get off the diet rollercoaster once and for all
-Eat better; without dieting or feeling deprived
-Get active; no matter what shape they are in
-Ditch the fad diets and food rules

With my clients, I structure programs based on each of their personal needs and fitness goals. My experience working with chronic diseases and mental health has helped hundreds of my clients and friends lose weight, get/stay healthy as well as do our best with long term chronic disease prevention and maintenance.

Fun Facts
-Vegan since 2017
-Avid Knitter
-Nerdy Archer (archery)
-Competitive Rock Climber indoor & outdoor
-Jiujitsu 3 Stripe White Belt @ Level Up BJJ
-Lived in Tanzania and Kenya for 6 months
-Lived in London for 2.5 years
-Dog rescue dad: two Belgian Malinois

Areas of Expertise

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

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Speciaist, Precision Nutrition Level 1, TRX Certified Trainer, TRX Functional Trainer, Kettlebell Concepts Level 1, UCSD Extension Exercise Science, CPR/AED/First Aid, California Phlebotomy, StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor Level 2, StrongFirst Kettlebell User Course, NASM Master Trainer


BA in Human Health, MSC in Exercise Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Disabled, LGBTQIA, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ACL tear, Addiction, ADHD, Alzheimer's, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Eating Disorders, Hamstring Issues, Headaches/Migraines, Heart Attack, Hernia, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, IBD, Joint Pain, Joint Replacement, Kidney Disease, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Menopause, Neck Pain, Obesity, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress, Tennis Elbow

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Training Areas Served

Absolutely outstanding personal trainer in LA area. Personable, reliable, well educated and informed. Recommend most highly.


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