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Claude Joly lightening bolt

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About Claude

Born and raised in New York City, at a young age I developed an interest in sports, exercise, health and wellness. I graduated from Franklin Pierce College and earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Environmental Science and Minor in Biology. Following college, I was employed for the City of New York as an Investigator. I subsequently resigned and found my calling -- promoting the value of preventive medicine through exercise.

I have been a Personal Trainer for seven plus years and have certifications as an Instructor in KettleBell training, Advanced Stretching Techniques, Older Population, Integrated Stretching, pre and post natal, and Boxing.

I am experienced in TRX Suspension training, pre and post-natal training, instruct total body condition classes and outside small group training. I am daily practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Renzo Gracie under John Danaher and I enjoy teaching and sharing self-defense technique through submission grappling.

I understand the importance of exercise, and enjoy helping people adapt a lifestyle that keeps you healthy and fit. It has been proven through countless methods, and the fact remains that exercise and staying fit is preventive medicine.

As a Personal Trainer, I emphasize the idea of exploring various methods to achieve your target. I will help guide you on a path to greater independence, so you can achieve the highest potential and enhance your quality of life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Functional Training
  • TRX
  • Strength Training

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Integrated Advanced Stretching, Kettlebell Concepts Level 1, TRX Functional Trainer, CPR/AED, Martial Arts, Silver Sneakers Instructor, ISCA Boxing Instructor, ISCA Kickboxing Instructor


BA, Environmental Science/Biology

Who I Especially Like Working With

Pre/post-natal, Seniors

Additional Languages Spoken


164 West 25th Street, 2nd Fl

New York, NY 10001

No Gym Membership Needed!

A true professional with a both a broad and strong knowledge base to assist and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals. No goal is too small or too big for Claude, as he challenges you to become a better more improved you!

Rika F.

I've been working with Claude for over six months now and have seen amazing results in that time. He is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and he makes each workout challenging and most importantly, fun! Because of Claude's efforts he motivates me to push past my perceived limits to get results and I feel stronger, more flexible and toned-I highly recommend him!

Katelyn E.

I’ve been working out all my adult life and working with Claude for about five years now. Almost immediately I began to look better and get stronger. Claude is not your average personal trainer — he’s a college educated, martial artist who knows more about the body and ways to work with an endless array of exercises than anybody I’ve come across in my decades of working out in gyms. In short he’s a master…and a heck of a nice guy to boot.

Linda S.

Claude got me into the best shape of my life and I looked great walking down the aisle on my big day! My wedding came and went and we are still training over two years later. Claude is passionate about fitness and it shows through the enthusiasm he brings to each and every training session. His professionalism and creativity make training sessions to look forward to.

Caileen S.

Claude has been training me twice a week for over five years. I have had many trainers over the decades that I worked out with and out the many trainers I've used, Claude is by far the best. His wide range knowledge about the body, and the many different exercises he brings to the mix keep the training sessions interesting, and incredibly effective. He has kept me fit and healthy.

Sid D.

Over five years of working together, I have gained confidence in myself and my physical abilities, not to mention a few bigger muscles! My fears of embarrassment over my past athletic abilities and age were realized. Friends and my doctors have told me I have never looked better. Claude is always thoroughly professional. I like to think we have a mutual relationship of trust and respect. Selecting Claude as my trainer, and now friend, has been one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.

Robert Reed Cole

Claude Joly is the BEST personal trainer in New York City I have ever worked with. He's already helped me reach the goals I gave myself 4 months to meet in 2 months. He's help take me from an active athlete to a determined and toned athlete. Can't wait to see my results in 6 months! Highly recommend for anyone looking to take their workout stamina to the next level.

Dayana F.

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