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About Luka

There are many reasons why people choose to exercise. Whether you want to improve your sport performance, reduce health risks, or look and feel better I can help you achieve your goals. Fitness provides us with the ability to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. The beauty is you get to choose your own fitness adventures, the options are endless. As a passionate Certified Personal Trainer, my role is to motivate, enable and make training a fun and rewarding experience. I love to see my clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals, through a tailored approach of regular fitness activities, mixed martial arts and guided fitness programs.


My favorite client story

I met my client Queenie 6 months ago with herniated dics, carpal tunnel, weak ankle mobility and most importantly her weight struggles. In just 6 months she wore the same outfit that she bought a year ago and the difference is amazing!

I am so proud to be on this journey with her and I can’t wait to see more progress 6 months from now ?

My favorite exercise

The Squat is quite possibly the ‘Mac-daddy’ (i.e. the best) of all resistance training exercises. It uses all the major muscles in the lower leg, thighs and hips and when performed correctly uses numerous muscles in the upper body to help protect the spine when load is rested on the upper back and/or shoulders. As it uses lots of muscle it is great as a calorie burner to help weight loss and toning, and when progressively heavier loads and greater training volumes are used it is possibly the best exercise for building strength and size in the lower body muscles.

Squats replicate a primary movement pattern that most people use variations of everyday whether it’s getting in and out of a chair, using the toilet, or picking items off the ground. There is a version of squats available to suit every client – whether its supported bodyweight squats for the beginner or heavy barbell squats for the more advanced client – the movement is the same, the only variance is the way the movement is loaded and the depth which is safe for each client.

My favorite quote

“Consistency is key to success”

My training philosophy

Make Plan of Action That Works for YOU

“Don’t believe the dogma. Don’t believe the hype. Don’t search for the magic bullet. The real secret in fitness is that many things work. So it’s your job to find what sounds best for you and what’s most sustainable. Anyone can make a workout difficult or create a diet that helps you lose weight or build muscle. But there’s a real art to making it enjoyable, doable, and possible to maintain for the long run. That’s where I come in. Simplify the message, clear out the misinformation, and give you a plan of action that you believe you can achieve…and then help you do it and see the results.”

My training experience

Through my training I’ve learn that being successful at this job takes work, talent, skill, and experience. Getting a certification is no guarantee that you'll either get clients or, more importantly, be able to keep those clients. It’s all about communication and providing a lasting experience.

Areas of Expertise

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

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Prenatal/Postnatal, First Aid/CPR/AED, TRX Functional Trainer

Education

BA in Photojournalism

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Dancers, LGBTQIA, Men, Middle-aged, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Pre/post-natal, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Headaches/Migraines, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Plantar fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Stress

345 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

No Gym Membership Needed!

In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training

Session Surcharge: $0

I have had an opportunity to be trained by Roxanne for almost 1 year. In that time we began with an assessment of my weight, health and wellness and began a workout regimen to support me in reaching goals to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a trainer, Roxanne takes her work seriously. She motivates and encourages me to do my very best on every set, in every exercise and never lets me settle for mediocrity. Roxanne is personable and fun to workout with. She is prompt for every session and helps me set new goals each session. She holds me accountable and is conscious to check in with me to see that I follow a diet that supports the physical training completed with her each week. She helps me set realistic goals to reach phenomenal results. She refines my workouts to be specific to help me achieve the look and feel I want and encourages routines to promote a healthy mind and body. I am grateful to work with Roxanne and recommend her leadership if you are interested in an engaging, rigorous, realistic workout with results that you can see almost immediately.

Marquitta

Roxanne is simply the best. I have been working out with her for almost two years, on and off. Due to a knee injury, I am not able to perform cookie-cutter exercise programs. Roxanne is very knowledgeable and tailors my workout to my specific needs. She is skilled in crafting exercise programs that are engaging, challenging, and productive. The results speak for themselves.

Anonymous

Roxanne is the best. She is able to see where you have foundational weaknesses and suggest exercises to help improve strength and flexibility to build a strong foundation. She is warm, funny, personable, humble, open minded, easy to get along with, and approachable. She knows how to push you beyond what you think you are capable of, but also recognize what limits are safe to enforce.

Queenie M.

She’s the best she knows what I need work on, form is the most important thing to make sure for me not I’m getting into serious injuries. She has been training me about 2+ years. I have learned so much and so much more to learn from her.

Sylvia

I would highly recommend Roxanne Coleman as your personal trainer. She is the most responsible trainer I have been working with. The highlights from her would be 1) knowledge in personal training and nutritions, she is able to answer all types of questions 2) work closely to figure out your goal, time schedule and make modifications based on your feedback 3) great personality, patient when correcting your forms, cheer you up when you are exhausted. It has been a great experience working with her and I am also seeing a lot of improvement with her help such as more muscles built and more fat burned. Don't hesitate to make a step forward to being fit!

Liqun

Having spent my first few decades not just unathletic but downright sedentary, I wasn’t sure what to expect from working with a personal trainer, aside from looking and feeling stupid at a gym. But Roxanne put me at ease from the outset, being supportive and encouraging even at our initial fitness evaluation. Over the last year and a half, my physical health has improved greatly under Roxanne’s guidance. I am leaner and stronger than I have ever been, and friends and family all notice. Roxanne now has me doing bench presses and barbell squats alongside the meatheads! She knows when to push me harder, as when I doubt my own abilities, and when to ease up, as when I start to lose my form, all the while staying cheerful and friendly and funny. She’s also accessible, flexible, and very accommodating of changes in my schedule. I highly recommend Roxanne, without any reservations.

LC

I trained with Roxanne Coleman from November 2018-March 2019. I have come to know her not only as a skilled personal trainer, but as someone who is highly motivated, proactive, and professional. Roxanne met with me to discuss my personal goals and create routines that were considerate of my physical limitations and personal preferences. She knew that I preferred weight lifting to cardio and took an educational approach to my training, devoting time to building my confidence to use machines and free weights independently. Her attention to my form helped me to understand the true impact of my previous injuries and to build strength in areas that were lacking. Roxanne was not afraid to discuss things that weren’t working. When it became clear that doing more cardio would improve my ability to do other exercises, she adjusted my plan to account for this and suggested routines I could complete outside of our sessions. In every session Roxanne pushed me further than I thought I could go, demonstrating that I was capable of more. Throughout our sessions she remained positive and non-judgmental, always recognizing the progress I had made which was a great motivator. I highly recommend her as a personal trainer.

Monique

Roxanne was great! Based on my personal needs we worked on building strength and proper form. She helped me understand the reasons behind what I was doing. Roxanne was also a pleasure to work with. I’d definitely work with her again.

Wendy G. Johnson

Roxanne is an excellent trainer. She comes prepared to each session with a routine planned out. She will listen to your concerns and the areas you want to work on most. She will build your workouts around yours needs. Roxanne is fun to have around which makes the sessions fly by!

Laura

I've worked with personal trainers before and I can honestly say Roxanne is the best. In a few short months she helped me reach the goals I had set for myself. She is knowledgeable and patient with me and she is always very encouraging. She's also very personable and friendly. I would definitely recommend her to others!

Jeannie

Roxanne is prompt, easy to communicate with and has an enthusiastic attitude. I came to her while dealing with a shoulder injury. I did my shoulder exercises but she also helped me understand how my correct form and posture for my feet, legs, thighs, butt, core were all connected and related to keeping myself stable. She has been really diligent with helping me master the basics of form and movement. I learned a lot from her approach and continue to learn. Thank you so much, Roxanne!

Karen K.

I decided to start my 2020 resolution early and so happy that I did. Roxanne Coleman is the trainer that I chose and I am so pleased with her. She is knowledgeable, patient, caring, friendly, and very professional. I had a bad experience in the past with a personal trainer which made me hesitant to find another. If Roxanne had been my first trainer, I would be at my goal right now. I have recommended her to many and look forward to continued progress with her in 2020.

Arlene Z.

I have been working with Roxanne for a few months now. On time, personable and genuinely invested in your journey. In time, I realized that everything was done for a reason and I saw immense changes in my body in terms of strength. I even started developing muscles in places I didn't know. I wouldn't have it any other way, I look forward to working out, and that is not something I say easily.

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