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About Alex

Alexandru Mihailescu is a Romanian athlete specializing in the 110 meters hurdles. He represented his country at two Indoor World Championships, in 2006 and 2008, reaching the semifinals on the second occasion. Alex relocated to New York City in 2011 as a licensed personal trainer focusing on strength training, bodybuilding, and nutrition with private clients and at companies like David Barton Gym and Complete Body

My favorite exercise

Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press.

My favorite quote

Feel the fear and do it.

My training philosophy

Train hard but smart.

My training experience

Over 60h/week Training session , more than 5yrs experience in NYC.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

TRX Suspension and Rip Trainer, SFG Kettlebell Instructor, DotFit Certified Nutrition Specialist, ISSA Bodybuilding Specialist, ISSA Certified Nutritionist, ISSA Elite Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid


National Academy of Physical Education and Sport

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Men, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Women

Additional Languages Spoken


Training Areas Served

I’ve had many personal trainers over the years. Alex trumps them all. Honest, reliable, shows up, dependable, and wants you reach goals. He will cater your workouts depending on what you want to achieve, adds variety, and will keep pushing each session to improve. He knows what he’s doing (former Olympic Athlete).


I never felt the need to write a review but I feel like Alex deserves one!! I have had many trainers over the years but none of them was as dedicated, knowledgeable, experienced and passionate as this one! He is on top of everything and he really cares and checks your diet and progress in general. Go for it!! You won’t be disappointed!

Timea D.

I can not say enough positive things about Alex. My strength and flexibility have improved significantly since working with him. I have learned a lot from him about the proper form when exercising. I had previously had a shoulder problem, which was treated with surgery and physical therapy with only partial success. I had given up on my shoulder ever being normal again. Alex gave me exercises and stretches that improved my shoulder as well as my posture and my shoulder is great now.. Lastly, Alex is a pleasure to work with. He gave me the right amount of motivation and challenges. He is really enjoyable to work with.

Doug M.

I met Alex 5 months after I had back surgery and I could not have been paired with a better trainer. We spent 3 years together and over that time he always listened to what my goals were and he created work out plans geared towards what I was capable of but with the right amount of challenge for me to improve each session. His experience as an Olympic level athlete allows him to bring a well rounded approach to training that focuses on stretching, eating habits and of course weight training. I came to him with no experience and he was patient while being a great teacher so I could learn how do everything we did together on my own and for years to come without hurting myself! Alex really cares about his clients and that goes a long way when you need to get the motivation to show up at the gym or give him one more set at the end of a long tough workout.

Jay C.

If you are looking for a great trainer no matter what type of physique then you should work with Alex. He understands body shapes and sizes to create a workout for the individual. Don't get fooled - schedule Alex today!


I am so pleased and glad I found Alex. He knows what he is doing and has an amazing personality. He motivated me to train hard and start to love going to the gym!

Vitian P.

Alex is such an expert and you’ll learn so much from him. He is extremely dedicated to helping you reach your goals.


I had the pleasure to train with Alex at TMPL gym mid town west. He is very knowledgeable and very charismatic. Knows how to get the best out of his trainee. I would recommend Alex to anyone who seriously wants to get in the best shape possible. Tell him what you want to accomplish it and he will make it happen.

Keila D.

Alex was my trainer for two years. My experience with him was incredible. I learned so much about how to take better care of myself and have more affective workouts than I imagined was possible. I would recommend him highly to anyone serious about training. He is remarkably patient and focused. Always attentive to a safe and productive workout. I would recommend him highly

Mike Y.

the best trainer I ever had!


Alex is just the best! Committed, dedicated to his work and the people he's working with, an inspiration and example of hard work and discipline. I truly recommend him!

Chris B.

I started training with Alex 8 months ago, and let me Tell you, my body has transformed!! Like never before. I now see muscles i never Even knew i had before :))) he is an exceptional trainer and also very professional.

Anastasia K.

Pushes me to do my best


Alex is a unique blend of calm and patient, but at the same time tough and no nonsense. I have never been a as strong and conditioned as I was when training with Alex. Most trainers know all the functional movements and exercises, but what really impressed me about Alex was the time I was supposed to do a leg workout but I suffered a neck impingement. Instead of postponing the workout we did all slow but intense body weight movements that kicked my ass without further injuring me. The man knows his trade and I highly recommend him.

Michael S.

A trainer is a very important part of a serious workout. Alex fits in all of the categories only the best do. I can honestly say he is amazing!!! Thank you, Alex! ??

Sabrina de Paula

I had the fortunate opportunity to train with Alex for over 60 sessions over a span of two years. When we trained, Alex paid careful attention to form and technique, my body's capabilities, and my personal goals. By pushing me out of my comfort zone and showing me new exercises that I wouldn't have known on my own, he helped me to transform my body in reducing weight and increasing muscle. At times, I was working muscles I didn't even know I had! His knowledge, detailed attention, and dedication to his clients are supreme, and I would absolutely recommend Alex to anyone seeking out a personal trainer.

Adam S.

My experience with Alex was amazing. He is a trainer that genuinely cares about seeing you accomplish your fitness goals. When I first started training, I was looking for someone who could work with me knowing I had a pretty bad injury. With Alex being an ex-athlete, I know he would understand how to work with me and not aggravate it. Knowing my limitations, every time I trained with him, he pushed me to get the best out of myself and made sure I left the gym exhausted. If you are looking for a trainer who really cares, knows his stuff and is an amazing human then look no further than Alex.


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