About Jacob

In-Home/Building's Gym Certified Personal Training. 

 

My philosophy is simple: train smart, train hard, train with purpose. The work you perform in the gym is meant to elevate the life you lead outside of it.  

 

My approach emphasizes functional strength training, science-based methods, and utmost consciousness toward you and your goals. Whether it's fat loss, muscle gain, increased strength, nutritional guidance, enhanced mobility, or you simply want to challenge yourself with something new and level up, I am dedicated to helping you to become the strongest version of yourself.

 

I specialize in in-home training, providing any equipment necessary to push you through challenging and effective workouts. I train with the big picture always in mind, encouraging my clients with an understanding and confidence in their work that supports meaningful progress, and healthy habits that can be carried with them for a lifetime.

 

Training with me includes the following:

 • Custom program design

• Nutritional guidance & strategies (includes customized macronutrient targets)

• Food Logging Accountability

• Progress Tracking

• Exercise Science & Education

• 24/7 Communication for Advice, Questions, Insight, etc.

 

I am certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT), ACTION, as well as am a certified Kettlebell Concepts instructor. I've commercial experience with CRUNCH gyms, and now train independently to put all focus into your needs and the work. I'm also experienced in online coaching, having helped a wide array of 100+ clients of all fitness levels and backgrounds, located all over the world.

 

I believe that the more you can embrace and appreciate the process, not only the better your results, but the more long-term you can sustain them. I encourage a mind-muscle relationship with my training in order to create real consistency, drive, and excitement in your work. When you train with purpose, hard work creates joy.

 

I greatly look forward to working together. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all.


Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Kettlebells
  • Functional Training
  • Posture
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Action Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Kettlebell Concepts Level 1

Education

BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami

Training Areas Served

In-home or Outdoor Personal Training

54 W 39th Street

New York, NY 10018

Session Surcharge: $33

No Gym Membership Needed!

230 East 53rd Street, New York, NY

New York, NY 10022

Session Surcharge: $33

No Gym Membership Needed!

1 E 28th St

New York, NY 10016

Session Surcharge: $33

No Gym Membership Needed!

When I began my weight loss and fitness journey over a year ago, Jacob gave me invaluable advice that I still reflect on to this day. Jacob is a tremendous source of honest and constructive knowledge that will help you reach whatever goals you have in mind. He constructed an exercise plan tailored specifically for my needs and spent the time necessary to acquaint me with the proper way to stay healthy and focused. I cannot recommend his services enough.

Tim W.

If you read Jacobs bio, you might find it hard to believe all his claims. Well, believe it! I have worked with Jacob for over a year now and I can safely say the rumors are true. As an actor, my goals have been ever changing. I've had all different amounts of time to get bulky, ripped, lean, and simply more athletic. Jacob was able to help me achieve each goal effectively and healthfully. Thanks to his deep knowledge and personal experience, I am confident that no matter your fitness level and demeanor, Jacob can be tailored to fit you.

Anonymous

Jacob is a trainer who really caters to whatever you need/want to work on and he actually makes working out an enjoyable experience. He listened to me and set forth a plan for success. He is encouraging and truly believes in his clients. I also love that he made sure my form was correct so that I could get the best results from my session. I highly recommend training with Jacob, you won't regret it!!

Shea

Working with Jacob was a dream! I was searching for an instructor who gave me practical advice on what to do at the gym to garner functional strength and how I can use said strength throughout everyday life, Jacob was the perfect match. A mix of practical science and humorous light hearted approach, Jacob gave me gems that I'll remember forever! 5 stars!

RJ B.

Jacob is an amazing trainer! He is extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and professional, while maintaining a great sense of humor! He is also a master at tailoring his approach to best suit the needs of his clients. For example, I have an extensive dance background-so while I always feel at ease in the dance studio, I generally feel a little out of place and clueless in the gym. Jacob tapped into that and developed a workout plan that encouraged me to begin to reach for gym equipment I always used to assume was there for someone else to use, to build muscle as well as stamina, and to reshape my eating habits. In addition, Jacob shows his support for his clients both in and out of the gym, as he is always willing to answer questions or share a helpful resource between sessions. Training with Jacob has been absolutely transformative and I would recommend him to anyone!

Beth

If you're looking to accomplish your goals, this is the guy for you! He is an amazing trainer who will help you build the workout that is just for you. Training with Jacob was a challenging yet great experience and I cant wait to get back to NY to train with him again. He pushed me to my limits, and it wasn't easy, but he gave me all of the support when I needed it. Get ready to get your sweat on, because this guy gets results!

Yossi C.

Jacob is everything you would want in a trainer. He clearly knows his stuff whether its specific programs and exercises that are best for what you want to achieve. He has a ton of experience and knowledge which is great if you want to mix things up or focus on getting really good at any one thing. He's a great guy and the time flies by, but you always get a lot of impactful and quality work done when you're with Jacob.

Peter B.

Jacob was a fantastic trainer. He is hands on and detailed with his approach in the correct exercises for your body and accommodating injury. Each session was thought out and varied- never gets boring! He is a great mix of push and encouragement and is interested in growing and learning from the questions or experience the clientele gives him. Would recommend him to anyone.

Jenna

It was great working with Jacob! He has been an excellent guide through all of my sessions and has always paid attention to form, posture and technique. He explains things in a very easy way and more importantly is always open to listening to how you're feeling, what you want to focus on and general feedback. He was able to customize a workout schedule accordingly to my preference, would always show up on time (mostly before time!) and was always focusing on the areas that I wanted to work on. If you are hiring Jacob - I would recommend spending a lot of time in the first discussion in actually laying out what exactly do you want to focus on. Once you do that he will have what he needs to be able to guide you. Also - definitely go for the 10 class pack to start with to get the maximum value!

Dushyant M.

Jacob is extremely attentive. He's very motivating without being pushy. He built me a workout that works just for me and after a week, I already feel better!

Ryan P.

It has been great working with Jacob so far. Creates great personalized plans that fits with your goals and ability level. He gives great feedback, and know his stuff. Looking forward to making more progress working with him.

Dale M.

I have been working with Jacob for almost a year. He is supportive and knowledgeable. His instructions are easy to understand and follow and his feedback is quick and to the point.

Dimitri S.

I started with Jacob almost a month ago, I found a friend who cares, I found an experienced person that never hesitated to transfer his years of knowledge to you. I found a man that is always around when you need. Above all of that, I thought that the Transformers is just a movie, the change in my body life and health is in a different level. I am happy that he was the mate of my better life journey.

Mahmoud S.

Great vibe, knows his stuff, great sense of humor!

Anonymous

I'm just at the start of working with Jacob, but he's super motivating while also listening to what I need an working off of my needs. I have knee issues, and he has worked with me to help work towards my goals and also strength my knees and not push them too far. Can't wait for the progress the further along I work with him!

MJ S.

Jacob tailored my routine to what I wanted to achieve, while making sure to keep it balanced. I'm able to get to the gym three times a week, so he incorporated compound lifts to make sure I'm pushing all parts of my body within three workouts a week. I'm squatting and deadlifting now, which I've never done before, but I can already tell my entire body getting stronger as a result. I wanted to emphasize my chest, and set bench press goals, so he took that into account, too. My 1RM on bench was 175 when I started this regimen, and 4 months later my 1RM is 240 (I weigh 188). I never even thought I'd be able to set a 1RM goal of 275, but that's now what I've set for this year, and I'm confident I can hit it. Also, he is adamant about proper form, which means you're going to avoid injury, even if it means holding off on hitting a certain weight. Ultimately, you'll get stronger because you won't be taking time off to heal. Something else I've learned this go around of exercising is that nutrition is just as important. I got my gains from pushing it in the gym, but for the first time I've paid attention to eating enough. Understand that if you want your muscles to get big, you need to eat more food than you burn, which can be challenging. But Jake can guide you with that, too. He really empowers you to keep with it, and push it while you're doing it. It's important to know that only you can really hit your goals in the gym, only you really know if you're pushing yourself enough, and he's really good at making sure you understand that the power is within yourself, that a trainer is a guide and can't do the work for you. At the end of the day, though, that mean's I can take full credit for bench pressing 240, and no one else.

Doug E.

Great trainer, helped introduce me to the gym and helped form my love for working out. Very professional and always willing to tailor the workout to get the results I’m looking for while keeping the work out fun and challenging.

Jacob D.

Always very helpful and listens to what what my challenges are. Adapts the training to how I am performing and keeps my motivated.

James D.

Jacob is incredibly detail-oriented and knowledgeable. He explains and demonstrates every exercise in detail, and ensures proper form to maximize gains. What particularly sticks out about Jacob is his professionalism - he is punctual and respectful. After working with 4-5 different trainers in NYC over the past few years, I can confidently say Jacob is the best I've worked with!

Niven P.

Great personal trainer who shows up prepared, is personable, and makes working out a pleasure. I highly recommend him! P.S. Bulgarian squats are a pain, but totally worth it.

Omar F.

I was looking for a personal trainer and linked up with Jacob a few months ago. He’s awesome! What I like most is that he’s no nonsense and also really motivating. He’s helped me gradually increase my strength while also cutting body fat. If you’re looking for someone who is going to give you real advice and also lay out a plan that meets your needs, then he’s your guy!

Lem S.

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