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Hello, I’m Phil Nicolaou. In high school I was very athletic. Having played sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball all year round, I kept myself in good shape.
However, all that changed when I got to college. When I was about 20 years old, I lived a very sedentary, college-like lifestyle. I spent all my free time playing computer games, which are very fun, but require no energy and no caloric expenditure. Then one day, I had a physical exam with my long-time primary care physician. My doctor said that by spending so much time at home in front of the computer, I developed a really bad eating habit, and considering I hardly moved, I managed to accumulate quite a bit of body fat.
He said for someone my age and height, my BMI (body mass index), which is the measure of your body weight for your height/size frame, was not good and that if I continued down that path, I stood a good chance of developing various diseases that are caused by being VERY overweight, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, among others.
I had not realized that my health had deteriorated that bad! This was a wake up call for me. The next week, not knowing ANYTHING about exercise or dieting, I decided to join a local gym. I went religiously, but had no clue what I was doing. I worked my chest everyday thinking that the more I did this, the more I’d get big and strong! I didn’t know that muscles need time to recover and that they grew at rest, not at the gym. I would also do two hours of cardio. For someone that just started working out that is what I would call a SEVERE overtraining! Two hours of cardio a week into a workout routine?!
But I didn’t know any better. Until one day, at the front desk of the gym, I came across a business card for a personal trainer. I had nothing to lose, so I called this trainer, told him my situation and he said he could help! He was my trainer for about a year. He prescribed proper cardio workout for me to do, monitored my food intake and monitored my weight exercises. And in several months, I went from having 38% to 15% body fat.
Working with him inspired me to become a trainer myself. Since then, I've managed to obtain over 10 more certifications ranging from nutrition to yoga, pilates, core conditioning and post-rehab, so when we work together, you can trust that I DO HAVE the KNOWLEDGE and expertise to help you!
I have been a personal trainer since 1999, so rest assured you are working with the best in Philadelphia!
Since then, I realized that it is my calling to help people achieve life changing results through proven science! To get out of being obese and to get off the medications that can be costly both money-wise and health-wise.
Becoming a trainer is the best decision I made to help people! I went from being obese to being healthy and you can too!
Let me help you learn what I’ve learned through NESTA, the IFPA and through daily experience,over the past 10+ years. Let me help you see that you can change your life and to live a happier, healthier and longer life. I learned a lot about dealing with various health challenges that people faced. Let me be your guide to complete wellness! Let me be your mentor to make your transition.
People always tell me “do you know what it’s like to be so fat that your clothes don’t fit, to turn to food for comfort, to get laughed at for being larger, to not be able to fit into certain rides or do certain fun activities with family and friends just because you are too big?” My answer is YES, I do know and YES, we can change that. That is one thing not written in stone! I can empathize with you! I know the road is not easy, but I will be there every step of the way as your trusted fitness source! I can help you change your mind set to think healthier and more positive and to become healthier through a proper program design and implementation and, most importantly, through wellness coaching. To see what aspects of your life you feel are lagging behind and to make your life a complete, well-rounded wheel that when put on your car of life, will give you a smooth ride! You don’t have to be fat or unhealthy anymore! Lets go!
A former NCAA college-level athlete and current competitive marathon runner, Robyn believes in the strong role that the mind plays in sports and exercise performance. Fitness is a key component to stress reduction in today’s busy world, and as a fitness professional, she combines a positive attitude with challenging exercises to meet her clients’ needs – all of which begin with simple goals. She inspires her clients to eat clean, train hard, and finish strong!
Along with attaining her B.S. in Exercise Science/Physiology from Towson University, Robyn is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and she also provides nutrition counseling. She does not believe in a “one size fits all approach” when it comes to implementing a fitness program. Rather, her goal is to create a tailored program that incorporates physical and mental components specifically geared toward each client’s individual needs.
Her specialties include general health and fitness improvement, weight loss/body shaping, pre/post natal, bridal prep, special events and sports-specific training. Start training with her today to start building the blocks toward the results you want!
John Edwin is the founder and owner of Strength Personal Training, Inc. & co-owner of Strength Academy, which houses Strength Personal Training & Cool Hearts Muay Thai. Over the past 15 years, he has completed over 27,000 training sessions, and is one of the premier personal trainers on the East Coast.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Liberty University, where he graduated with honors. After graduation, he started his career at Philadelphia Sports Clubs, where he was named 'Trainer of the Year' 2002, 2003, 2004, among over 2,000 trainers on the East Coast.
In 2004, John started Strength Personal Training, Inc. He trains clients at Strength Academy, which is located in the Piazza in Northern Liberties, Philly. He is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-HFS) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS), as well as being Pre and Post Natal Certified.
John specializes in kettlebell training, core-conditioning functional training and boxing. John has also co-authored a best-selling book, called ‘Cutting Edge Sales’, in which he wrote a chapter on goal setting. John has had numerous speaking engagements on health, goal setting and overall wellness.
John takes pride in partnering with his clients to help them attain and exceed their health and fitness goals. Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle or train for a specific sport or event, John has the knowledge and expertise to get you there!!
John is married to his high school sweetheart and together they are raising 3 awesome kids and one crazy dog! When he is not training, you will often find him coaching his kids' teams, relaxing with family and friends and enjoying life!
My mission is to assist individuals in discovering their athletic capabilities, regardless of age or fitness level. My approach is to initiate training through a movement screening process, to fully understand how your body responds to training activity. This assists us in building a targeted program that will enhance mobility, stabilization, conditioning, strength, and power. Most importantly, this provides a platform for education and insight into your specific body mechanics.
I request the utmost compliance in a training program. In addition to our meetings, I supply program templates to integrate both cardiovascular and strength training for you to follow between our scheduled meeting times. These additional tools are imperative to help you progress towards your goals quickly and efficiently. With my coaching and expertise, I look forward to helping you reach your health and fitness goals through sound science, hard work, and education!
My name is Sam Williams, and I have been personal training in Philadelphia for the past 4 years. My training philosophy is centered around the SAM Method which is a philosophy that focuses on building a program around strength, agility, and mobility, however each program's design is made to fit the specific needs of the client.
The main reason I became a trainer is to help people transform their bodies, and meet their goals through the avenue of fitness. I absolutely love what I do and I honestly couldn't see myself doing anything else. I have pretty much been involved in fitness my entire life from playing sports as a kid all the way through college where I attended Central Michigan University on a full athletic scholarship for football.At Central Michigan I was a team captain and All Conference player where we won 3 conference championships.
After college fitness was a natural segue because it allowed me to personally stay active while doing what I love which is helping people. Since I've been training I have helped 3 people lose 50lbs or more! I've also worked with professional and collegiate athletes, but my crowing achievement so far as trainer may be getting my 91 year old client to walk up and down the stairs in her house again!! No matter what you are looking for as a client I take pride in being able to provide you will exactly what you need .
I've been training since 2013 and have a diverse and unique set of experiences that makes me confident in my abilities as a trainer.
My studio is home to a few great personal trainers, come swing by and talk about training to see if it's the right fit for you. Consultations are free and if you don't like me, there's a team of various styles to choose from.
Experience the BEST personal training with an award winning personal trainer! My program works 100%! All you have to do is follow my guidance and give your best during our training sessions. I work with all fitness levels and will get you phenomenal results! I have been doing this for a long time and have helped hundreds of people just like you! Message me and let's get started!
Owned and operated by Joe O'Hara, O'Hara Fitness is fully equipped to help people of all ages and abilities reach their fitness potential. Trainer Joe O'Hara has extensive experience helping clients reach their weight loss goals, improve their strength, conditioning and agility, achieve overall wellness and help athletes gain a competitive advantage.
LOWER MERION HIGH SCHOOL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
JACK M BARRACK STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
LMHS TRACK COACH /THROWS
WALDRON MERCY ACADEMY BASKETBALL COACH
CONSULTANT to NBA and NFL athletes as well as numerous celebrities
Joe has NASM certification in personal training, USTA Cardio Tennis certification, certfied AFAA Group Instructor and has NASM specializations in Youth Exercise, Senior Exercise, MMA Conditioning, GOLF Fitness, and Fitness Nutrition. Currently Joe is completing a Masters Degree in Leadership at Cabrini University and working on a CSCS certification.
In addition to working with adults, O'Hara Fitness trains young athletes improve their level of fitness. Joe has experience running training programs at the prestigious Julian Krinsky Summer Camp at Villanova University, which draws 90 top athletes from around the world.
O'Hara Fitness currently operates out of two locations. Our first studio which is inside the Julian Krinsky Tennis Club in Narberth and our newest studio which is located inside the Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hills. From the young beginner to the professional athlete, O'Hara Fitness offers a program for everyone.
I grew up my whole life playing sports. I never lifted a weight until I was a senior in college. Fitness has become the most empowering and consistent thing in my life. It's my passion to help people find their place in the gym and build self confidence.
If you can change your body you can change your mind. If you can change your mind you can change anything. I would love to be there while you realize this and help you change your life.
Adam has 13 years of experience in the fitness field and focuses on using the correct exercise modality for each of his clients to achieve maximal results while minimizing injury risk.
After graduating from Ithaca College in 2003 with a degree in Exercise & Sports Sciences, he started his career at Equinox Fitness in NYC. After 7 months as a personal trainer, he was promoted to Fitness Manager, where he taught other trainers program design, anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics. While working at Equinox, Adam became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified Kettlebell Instructor.
Once Adam became a CSCS, he looked to his love of baseball for his next career move. In 2005, he was hired by the Chicago White Sox, and served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in their minor leagues for 7 seasons and is proud to have worked with over 2 dozen players who have reached the Major League level.
In 2011, Adam and went back to his original passion of helping people feel better about themselves through exercise. He creates programs designed specifically to his clients' goals and capabilities, while managing any existing injuries. He has trained clients from age 13 to age 85 and at all skill levels from novice to professional athlete. He specializes in training clients who have pre-existing injuries, are rehabbing from an injury, or have medical conditions.
My coaching mission is to supply a platform where women + men can create the best possible version of themselves so they are able to give back to others
A long time DC resident, now a Philly gal, Serena understands how city life can get in the way of a fitness routine. Serena has been voted one of DC's top 100 fitness people and has created her exercise and nutrition business, SerenaFit, to help busy professionals make health a priority, offering everything from workout videos and meal plans to online personal training and outdoor conditioning classes.
SerenaFit is a digital wellness company that focuses on creating confidence, muscle definition, healthy eating habits and consistent routines through the power of positive coaching. I offer 1-1 coaching, as well as partner and small group training. We focus on city life - how to manage it, how to take it on day after day and how to be our best. My programs are versatile, custom, flexible and realistic. I can't wait to coach you and for you to join my amazing SerenaFit community!
If we work hard, together during sessions & on our nutrition there's no telling what we can create over time!
I believe the body needs to be challenged in many ways for it to be at its best. Therefore I train the body from head to toe and have you exercise in multiple ways, such as up and down, side to side, and twisting motions. I also incorporate many neglected areas such as balance, reaction training, stability training, power training, and flexibility training. I also advise clients to use the foam roller to improve muscle imbalances and to reduce the chances of injury.
My name is Matt. Some call me the "buttsmith." I'm a ginger WITH a soul, and you'll be glad you met me. When not training for powerlifting, I enjoy hiking, concerts and exploring the world.
I provide high-end, individualized, progression-based programming that gets you from A to Z safely and efficiently. Each workout builds on the previous one. The first couple months of training we focus on optimizing your movement, learning to breathe properly, and maintaining neutral spine. Then we hone in on your goals.
You CAN look, feel, and move better.
I have experience working as a back rehab specialist at Rittenhouse Chiropractic, and have worked With UPENN Division-1 athletes as an intern. With over a dozen powerlifting meets under my belt, strength with the barbell lifts are my specialty.
I aim to teach you so well that I become obsolete unless you need me for accountability.
Plan on investing a minimum of 6 months to a year on training. A large portion of my clients come to me because they have been injured in the past and want to get stronger and remain out of pain.
I place many of my better moving clients on my Fast Gains program to eek out the maximum amount of newbie gains possible. After about 6 months they graduate to more personalized programming.
Book a pack of sessions and message me to set up an assessment today. FindYourTrainer guarantees a full refund if you are not fully satisfied with my services. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain!
Hi, my name is Brenden Shaver. Personal training was a logical growth of my natural thirst for knowledge. I consider my best asset as a trainer my ability to adapt my training style to fit the needs of my clients. My flexibility allows me to quickly asses and client's history and goals and deliver a great workout for each client.
Hi my name is Jordan Hankins and I am a challenge seeker, human performance coach, artist, foodie, yogi, fan of hip hop, volleyball player, and dog lover. I joined FYT to help others commit to leading a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle through diet and fitness. My clients include mothers, fathers, athletes, business owners, students, and other professionals who have a hard time making room for fitness within their busy days. My area of focus is interval strength training, weight loss, functional mobility/flexibility, and injury prevention. My favorite exercises are those that require you to move using the whole body through interval training. I pack a lot into an hour session and am very attentive of your abilities to either scale back or push you to do more.
The world of health and fitness can be overwhelming and confusing with many theories, fad diets, and complicated exercises. I teach my clients proper nutrition and exercise based on their personal goals and unique bodies. I love to see my clients progress each week in the areas of strength, fat loss, cardiovascular capabilities, flexibility, and improved blood pressure readings!
We can work together to strategically reach your goals for a better quality of life, improved internal health, and a nicely toned body! It is essential that my clients have a motivation to change because with change, comes resistance.
My education and experience in the field of counseling has allowed me to establish excellent rapports with my clients. We both maintain a relationship that consists of honest feedback and accountability.
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My name is Guy Nanni, I am a local personal fitness coach and Martial Arts instructor in the Philadelphia area. I have been a Certified personal trainer for about two years and before that I instructed Martial Arts at a school in the Bensalem area for about 4 years.
If you are someone who is looking to lose weight, tone up, build muscle; or if you are just looking for a little more self-confidence and to learn to defend yourself. Heck maybe you're just looking for a fun new way to train. I'm your guy...no pun intended.
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WHY YOU NEED A PERSONAL TRAINER
"My trainer is committed to getting the most out of the workouts and to reach beyond what I'd otherwise do by myself."
Exercising with personal trainer is the fastest and most effective way to increase your strength, cardiovascular fitness, and lean body mass.1 Period.
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"I've been challenged. I've exceeded what I thought were my capabilities. I'm stronger now than I've ever been. I've never felt better."
Do things you never thought possible. Run that race. Fit into clothes you love. Get ready for that big day. Feel stronger and healthier than ever.
"I love the personalization I get with each workout. My trainer is flexible to work with and welcomed me at my level of fitness so I didn't feel intimidated. But my trainer also pushes me farther than I ever thought I could go."
The right personal trainer will observe where you're at and take you where you want to be with a tailor made plan to help you to achieve your goals based on your body and your lifestyle.
"I was educated on the value of proper form and technique and couldn't have gotten to the point I'm at without personal training."
Personal trainers specialize in the sweet spot between knowing your limitations and pushing you to the next level. You will always be improving and focusing on thoughtful training as a means of staying injury-free.
"Every workout is a little bit different so my body and brain don't have time to dread what's coming! It's fun and interesting and, most importantly, super effective and efficient."
We know what physical fitness is about more than a workout. In order to see the results, consistency is key. A trainer will keep your workouts fun and challenging so that you stay motivated to achieve your goals.
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75 Philadelphia Personal Trainers
Fitness Trainer Brian Washington is passionate about health and fitness and credits his family for encouraging the last 9 years of his professional efforts. Much of Brian's success as a Fitness Trainer can be attributed to his many years of football conditioning and personal ambition to maintain his own physical fitness. His goal is to assist people who want to stay in shape and improve their lifestyle, while providing motivation, guidance, and results.
Brian specializes in endurance training, strength training, sports conditioning, plyometrics, weight loss, bodyweight training, TRX, and Kettlebells. Since graduation Brian has opened his own fitness studio, Live Train Evolve.
Brian attended West Chester University where he played Division 2 football and later signed to a minor league team and achieved honors as a 4-time National All Star. He received his personal training certification and nutrition consultant certification from one of the top schools in the country, National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in Philadelphia, PA and also has a degree in Sports Management.
Brian is a member of the Idea Health and Fitness Association and is also a featured trainer and contributor in the book "The Real Skinny on Fitness and Nutrition." Brian brings creativity and experience to the FYT family.
Training with Brian you can expect two things, quick and effective results. Brian offers creative, fun workouts that will challenge you, and push you to places you never thought you were capable of.
Fitman is a certified performance and physique coach, a 2x Men's Health Next Top Trainer finalist, and the owner of The Fitman Performance Center in Roslyn, PA.
Fitman has been published on the internet at T-Nation, Muscle and Strength, Breaking Muscle, Black Fitness Today, and Philly Fit magazine as a guest fitness writer.
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I believe in helping people not only achieve their goals, but exceed them. My clients' health is the most important thing to me.
I follow a joint-by-joint approach when coaching clients. Experienced and knowledgeable coaches, such as myself, understand that dysfunction and/or pain in a joint is not localized, or necessarily centered, in that joint. A dysfunctional joint is more than just a specific point of pain in the body. It also causes pain, discomfort, and compensation of other parts of the kinetic chain (or human body). As a result, there are residual compensation patterns, which in turn, lead to more dysfunction in other areas of the body. For example, a sprained ankle injury sustained months, or even years ago may be the reason you have a nagging pain in your lower back or knee despite the fact that all your x-ray and MRI results are negative.
With this approach and complex understanding of the synergistic connection of the joints of the human body I can find the true origin of a client's pain or dysfunction and help them to alleviate the problem. I utilize a multifaceted approach to help people regain mobility, increase flexibility, promote neuromuscular connections, and build strength by ensuring proper technique and optimal posture. It is a methodical, step-by-step, scientifically tested approach to health and wellness.
Isaiah Wise originally started boxing out of Philadelphia at the age of 15. A two sport athlete in high school (football and baseball) Isaiah excelled in boxing which lasted through college and into the start of his professional career. A collegiate bronze medalist his freshman year, Isaiah moved towards bigger and harder amateur events. Competing in the National Golden Gloves and Olympic trials through his amateur career, Isaiah excelled in his many endeavors.
Isaiah joins Strength Academy with 8 years of experience in the fitness field. Competing and traveling all over the United States in a variety of boxing tournaments that are certified by USA Boxing Isaiah developed into a top national fighter.
After training under several world class strength and conditioning coaches, Isaiah brings a fresh outlook of circuit routines that focus on endurance, explosiveness, and recovery. As a professional fighter and personal trainer, Isaiah has been known to incorporate a hybrid style in his training.
Isaiah is a dedicated trainer who takes pride in his clients' results, whether you're interested in boxing or simply looking to get into the best condition of your life. Isaiah will motivate you towards your goals and will personally take on your health challenge until you are satisfied with the results.
With a diverse group of clients, Isaiah embraces each session with empowering energy, attention, focus, and love for his clients. With a multitude of different specialties such as boxing, personal training, plyometric, TRX suspension, circuit training, and weight loss, Isaiah has the ability to develop and deliver any personal fitness goals you may have. Isaiah's intriciate fighting style comes from various training sessions with many pro fighters including Jessie Hart, Julian Williams, Gabriel Rosado, Dennies Hassan, Paul Fielder, Antony Terrell, Victor Vasquez, & Miguel Acosta.
I’ve played just about every sport, but I excelled in Gracie Jujitsu which I’ve studied for a little over 8 years. I have competed at a high level and attended national championships and actively train a minimum of four days a week.
I understand when someone says that they are tired and don’t feel like training; believe me, I know where you are coming from. I have had injuries before and had to rehab them just like everyone else, so I am familiar with what it feels like to start over. My viewpoint is that there is always something you can do and you are only as strong as your weakest link. Regardless of your condition, past injuries, gender or age; I can help make you stronger, faster and feel better. All I ask is to keep an open mind.
I’m always eager to learn, so I study body mechanics to learn about how it works, how it moves, etc. I actually hated the fact that I didn’t know the difference between my pecs and my lats. I wanted to know more than anyone else, or at least I would take the opportunity to learn anytime I could. I am a sponge and soak up everything: everyday I try to learn one more thing, a move, a fact, anatomy, energy systems of the muscles, rehab exercises, something that I didn’t know yesterday to make me a better trainer today.
Making a positive impact on other’s lives is one of the greatest aspects and joys of being a health and fitness professional. I have an extreme passion for health and fitness and being the best version of yourself. I believe in accountability, dedication, and working hard your goals and results you want to achieve while enjoying working out along the way!
Personal training and group training is all about relationships. Every client is a top priority of mine, and your health and fitness goals are just as important to me as they will be to you. I have been active throughout my entire life, playing at least 2 sports yearly for the majority of it. As a former college athlete, current competitive obstacle racer, and physique competitor I know exactly how much discipline it requires.
Regardless of your goals I will make sure you have the motivation and proper structure and guidelines to surpass your expectations and be the best version of yourself possible.
What is my ideal workout? A workout that combines bodyweight training, free-weight training, and a variety of cardiovascular activity, for a high emphasis on developing both aerobic and anaerobic endurance, as well as developing a great deal of functional strength, including but not limited to core strength.
What’s my trick to keeping a healthy lifestyle: At the moment, a primary key in my own life is pushing myself to do what I know I have to do, even if I’m tired and have had such a long day that I can’t begin my own workout until late at night (this challenge is both mental and physical). Along with this, getting enough protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates into my body throughout the day is a critical component to being able to put everything into my workouts when I have “nothing” left at the end of the day. Another key component for me is focusing in on executing exercise form as correctly, safely and intensively as possible. The simplest of exercises can be done with grueling intensity and effectiveness when even subtle adjustments are made to technique and timing. At the same time, the simplest of exercises can be the thing that sends an individual to physical therapy or a chiropractor if done carelessly and with poor form.
Henry graduated from Ithaca College in 2014 with a degree in Clinical Exercise Science, which combines many different fields in exercise science and cardiac rehab training, using exercise to help someone recover from or prevent certain diseases. He is currently a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
During his time at Ithaca, Henry completed three internships at different strength and conditioning facilities and worked as a personal trainer for staff and students for two years. While working as an intern at strength and conditioning gyms, Henry was able to train high school and college athletes, as well as assist in training MLB pitchers, NFL players, and MLS players.
Before coming to Philadelphia, Henry worked at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Boston, where he trained middle school, high school, college, and professional athletes. He also holds a volunteer position as a trainer at a rehabilitation program for men, where he uses exercise to teach self-discipline and helps others find strength to rebuild their lives.
Henry has also been featured in publications such as: Women's Health, AskMen, Livestrong, and Fast Company.
Growing up I always wanted to work in the health field. While attending Lincoln University with a major in Health Science I worked at a retirement home as a caregiver. There I would help residents with their daily routines through out the day. There is where I learned "if you don't use it, you will lose it"! The residents there lacked range of motion, flexibility, and energy. At that point I knew I wanted to help individuals maintain a level of fitness that would help their quality of life. Upon graduation I had a privilege to intern at Live Train Evolve Gym in Malvern PA and have been working there as a trainer ever since.
I'm 34 years old and have over 10+ years experience training people both inside and outside the gym. I have a background in gymnastics (rings) and am a semi-pro basketball player. I am also a musician (Saxophonist, Alto, Tenor, Baritone.) I am an experienced Boxing trainer and my specialty is in functional fitness and the natural movement system. Remember your body gets better at whatever you do with it the most.
My fitness journey began when I was in college. I was about 50 pounds overweight I was very unhappy. I felt very lethargic and I hated looking in the mirror. I decided that it was time to make a change. I followed a very strict 1,600 calorie/ day diet and did 40 minutes of cardio each day. Within 6 months, I dropped 50 pounds.
This was the beginning of my journey as a fitness enthusiast. I was blown away by how much more energetic and confident I felt. I began learning how to lift weights and later joined a kickboxing gym. By the time I graduated college, I knew that it was my destiny to share the joy of fitness with the world by becoming a personal trainer.
I have been a personal trainer for about 5 years. My greatest joy comes from seeing my clients make progress. Whether the client's goal is to move more efficiently, lose weight or learn a new skill, I love being involved in each client's journey to better health.
We live in a society that devalues movement. Most people spend the majority of their days sitting behind a desk, becoming more deconditioned each day. My goal is to help each client understand the value of daily movement. It isn't just about looking good. It's about having more energy to engage with your kids/ spouse, improving your posture and improving your emotional health through exercise. I use many different approaches when training clients. If the client has postural issues, I address this first with flexibility training and corrective exercise.
Once clients are able to move well, I progress them to harder exercise. I use dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, TRX straps and various bands to create unique workouts for my clients. I also teach kickboxing to many of my clients. I look forward to working with anyone who genuinely wants to improve their quality of life through exercise.
My background in athletic training and corrective exercise has prepared me to help you meet your health and fitness goals while keeping in mind your safety while preventing injury. Whether you are a high level athlete, weekend warrior, looking to add fitness into your lifestyle, or trying to get back into the swing of things following orthopedic surgery and rehab, I am the guy to get you where you want to be. I strive to bring my clients the newest information and best practices in sports performance and corrective exercise because keeping you healthy and safe is my main concern on your road to a better you. I hope to impact your life in a positive way!
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I specialize in the "over 35" crowd.
I specialize in rapid weight loss.
I myself have lost 70 pounds and kept it off. I will teach you how to do it.
I had a heart attack at age 44 and am determined to make sure you'll be around for your grandkids.
Are you ready for your comeback?
Looking to start an exercise program? Unsure of where to start?
The task of getting started with a fitness program can be extremely daunting. Finding a suitable gym, making the commitment, following through, all of these steps can prove challenging and often make your goals seem out of reach. I am here to let you know that you're not alone! Let me be a part of your success.
Each person that trains is provided a program designed specifically for their needs, goals, and body type. Certain criteria are taken into consideration when creating these programs such as: limitations, goals, and fitness assessment results.
Make today the day you put yourself first. You only get one body, treat it right!
I will make sure you get the most out of your training sessions with me. With fitness assessments prior to starting your program, we will set goals and track your progress throughout. Whether you are new to fitness or need more variety to your routine, I can help you every step of the way.
My approach to training is based on building a rapport with each client; understanding their exercise likes/dislikes, goals and lifestyle. From that, I create a program that is tailored specifically to each client’s needs — complete with nutritional guidance.
I like to keep workouts fun and challenging, while offering variety. Starting at a pace that you can handle is critical for me, followed by increasing levels of intensity as your fitness level progresses.
Ultimately, my goal is to impart to each client a wealth of knowledge of good exercise and fitness so that they’re empowered to eat well and stay fit whether working with a trainer or not. This ongoing client education not only keeps them interested and highly motivated, but the physical results are truly amazing!
Harry is a United States Navy Veteran with over 25 years of experience in health and wellness. During his time in the Navy, he served as the ship’s Fitness Petty Officer. For two years, he was tasked with providing exercise instruction for those who fell below the Navy’s fitness standards with the goal of them passing the physical performance tests.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Harry continued his education at Penn State University, where he earned a B.S. Degree in Kinesiology/Movement Science, with a focus on Physical Therapy. While there, he took several nutrition courses which provided him with a deep understanding of health and fitness at the molecular level.
Passion for “all things fitness” drives my desire to do more and learn more; and it makes me a trainer who will teach, build and encourage my clients to not only be fit, but to BE the best that they can be. “No one stops, no one quits”.
Mr. Natural Philadelphia 2015 physique champion, Brazilian Jujitsu practitioner, and former Diamond League sprinter. A wide area of expertise including: advanced stretching, weight/resistance training, cardiovascular/aerobic training, TRX, Crossfit and Tabata training and extremely comprehensive at kettlebell training.
Let's face it if getting in shape were easy we wouldn't need personal trainers. Just because the work can be hard, doesn't mean it can't be fun. Training with me you can expect to be challenged but I'm not a drill sergeant. I want you to enjoy this journey to fitness and health and that's why I offer such a personalized service. I come to the location of your choice and together we will craft a program that will help you reach your goals.
My main goal as a trainer is to help people become better versions of themselves. If you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle, improve flexibility, increase energy, improve balance and coordination, training with me will get you there. Fitness is my life and training is my passion. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping my clients achieve their goals. No matter what you are trying to achieve, I can help you do it.