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Hello, I'm El-Ad Cohen, a Certified Personal Trainer accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine. I have extensive experience in physical therapy, having completed 1000 hours of clinical tra... read moreining at the University of Haifa in Israel, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. Currently, I work as an exercise physiologist at a physical therapy outpatient orthopedic clinic in Colorado and am pursuing a Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy. My diverse background includes being a martial artist, dancer, and former soldier in the IDF. I take a minimalist fitness approach, creating personalized training plans that don't require gym access or lots of time and equipme... read less
"It was an incredible experience! I acquired a great deal of knowledge and my body significantly gained in strength. Regrettably, due to frequent travels, I was unable to pursue it further."
Reviewed by Elizabeth T.
Team USA Boxing Coach 🏆 + Personal Trainer
San Francisco, CA
Hello Bay Area! I'm Javon Woods, a certified TEAM USA boxing coach who's currently working towards obtaining my personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. My goal is... read more to help clients lose weight and tone up muscle while learning self-defense techniques. I offer training for individuals ranging from beginner to intermediate levels. With my personal training, busy professionals can lose four to ten pounds per month, build toned muscles and gain exceptional strength. You won't have to spend countless hours in the gym or eat bland meals just to achieve your fitness goals. I help my clients lose weight, tone up their bodies, and learn self-defense through enj... read less
"For several months, Javon trained my spouse and me at our dwelling. Despite varying aspirations and proficiency levels compared to Javon, he guided us to conquer our objectives, develop our skills, an... read mored lose 30 pounds apiece. Personally, I find Javon delightful as a person and educator, and I can wholeheartedly endorse him without any reservations! read less"
Reviewed by Emily S.
Centered Martial Arts
Thank you for taking a look at my profile! My expertise lies in personal training and martial arts instruction. Don't miss out on the highlight reel video I've created for your viewing pleasure. I hav... read moree over 15 years of experience in martial arts and have achieved a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Hwa Rang Do. A two-time World Hwa Rang Do Grappling Grand Champion, I have extensive knowledge in nearly every element of martial arts, including joint manipulation, sparring, grappling, striking, and weapon fighting. My specialties include women's self-defense, bully prevention, professional full-contact training, sparring coaching, and tournament training. Not only that, but I'm also experienced in enha... read less
"After my initial session with him, I was thoroughly impressed. He encourages you to push yourself and achieve your desired results. I am eagerly anticipating my upcoming classes with him - he is truly... read more a consummate professional. I highly recommend that you give him a chance! read less"
Reviewed by Andrew F.
Self Defense & Kickboxing training All ages
San Jose, CA
Hey there, my name is Mefi Monterroso. I have been a professional Mixed Martial Artist since 2015. I absolutely love teaching, coaching, and am passionate about leading fun, action-packed workouts. Du... read morering our sessions, you will not only learn fundamentals and technique, but you’ll also get the chance to hit the Thai pads too! All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join me for a 30 or 55 minute Self Defense and Kickboxing training session. We can meet outdoors, at a park, your garage, or even at my gym. The workout will consist of resistance training to tone your muscles, and kickboxing techniques to build strength in your kicks and punches. For your very first workout, we can meet ... read less
"Training with Mefi is an absolute blast. As a master in martial arts and strength and conditioning, he is an exceptional instructor who has not only improved my physical health, but also enriched my k... read morenowledge base. I wholeheartedly urge you to give him a try. read less"
Reviewed by Michael R.
San Jose, CA
My focus is on delivering results through diverse workout techniques including boxing, kickboxing, resistance training, speed and agility, quickness, functional exercises, strength and conditioning. A... read more nutritional guide is provided throughout the training regimen, as it is a crucial element in attaining fitness goals. Furthermore, I offer personalized training to those interested in kickboxing, boxing, muay thai, mitt work, and thai pad work. My proficiency in Sports Performance, Corrective Exercise and Nutrition is certified. As a personal trainer, I take pleasure in aiding individuals to accomplish their fitness objectives. Observing my clients transform into healthier and stronger indivi... read less
"Meet Martin Villanueva - your personal trainer extraordinaire! In 2013, I embarked on a mission to shed some pounds and improve my condition. At the time, even a short walk was challenging and I hadn'... read moret exercised in 40 long years. Although I wasn't exactly thrilled about the idea of working out, I knew it was imperative for my health. Enter Martin, who I approached for guidance. With his support, I started off with simple but effective exercises that were tailor-made for my fitness level. He motivated me to stick with it and we introduced cardio and resistance training in a measured manner, so I was challenged but not overwhelmed. Martin truly listens, and repeatedly changed up my workout to keep it interesting. He also provided helpful nutritional advice to complement my fitness regimen. Thanks to his expert guidance, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained my healthy lifestyle for a solid four years - and counting! read less"
Reviewed by Megan M.
FireFitness Training, Inc.
Menlo Park, CA
I am an expert in fight sport fitness and practical self-defense. Join me for training!
"After two sessions with Jeremy, I appreciate his attentive approach. He observes and listens closely, striking a balanced execution without excessive force or constraint. For someone with my history o... read moref injuries, Jeremy's emphasis on form is essential. He respects my areas of focus while incorporating necessary components to enhance my "athlete" capabilities in daily life. Trust is crucial to progress, and with Jeremy's guidance, I am able to undertake challenging lifts with confidence. Additionally, his knowledge of various martial arts comes in handy for relieving stress through basic (for now, bwahaha) boxing drills. I eagerly anticipate further sessions with Jeremy and am curious about our shared accomplishments. read less"
Reviewed by Nicholas R.
I have been engaged in the martial arts and health and wellness sectors for as long as I can remember. My personal goal is to continuously improve and I am eager to assist others in reaching their pot... read moreential too. Through martial arts, I have gained invaluable insight into how to maintain a healthy and driven way of life. Additionally, it has taught me the importance of self-respect, respecting others, and the power of having an open mind and a willingness to learn diligently. With these attributes, I truly believe anything is attainable.... read less
"It is wonderful to hear that Keith has been an outstanding personal Jiu Jitsu trainer for you. Based on your positive feedback, I am delighted to recommend Keith as an exceptional coach. Working with... read more Keith as my personal Jiu Jitsu trainer has been a pleasure, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Keith is a highly skilled Jiu Jitsu practitioner who has helped me to improve my martial arts abilities. He is patient, knowledgeable, and always goes above and beyond to ensure that I am advancing in my training. Keith took the time to understand my goals from the first session and customized his teaching to meet my specific needs. His patience and expertise in explaining the techniques and strategies behind each move helped me understand the underlying principles of Jiu Jitsu. What sets Keith apart as a trainer is his ability to motivate and inspire his students. His passion for the sport is contagious, and he brings a positive attitude and unwavering support to every session. His dedication, knowledge, and genuine care for his students' progress have helped me push through difficult moments and achieve new levels of accomplishment. In conclusion, if you're searching for a personal Jiu Jitsu trainer who is committed to your progress, knowledgeable, and truly cares for his students, look no further than Keith. He is an exceptional coach who has helped me enhance my martial arts skills, and I am grateful for his guidance and support. read less"
Reviewed by Brittany R.
Proficient coach and trainer for amateur fighters.
"I highly recommend Ron; he's a patient instructor who pays great attention to detail. I'll definitely continue taking classes with him. He earns a perfect score of 10 out of 10."
Reviewed by Sarah J.
Combat Krav Maga/ Berserker Combat Academy
San Carlos, CA
As a scenario instructor and bodyguard, I offer individual and group self-defense training. Get in touch to schedule a session.
"Sensei Brown excels as an instructor by incorporating practical situations into my training and delivering personalized content that is always current."
Reviewed by Heather R.
Team USA Boxing Coach 🥊 + PERSONAL TRAINING
Hi! I am Bakr Ali Shehadeh, a verified Team USA Boxing Coach who offers exceptional boxing services for the Bay Area locals. Presently, I hold instructional classes that integrate both high-intensity ... read morefitness routines and boxing techniques at the Mayweather Boxing & Fitness Gym located in Palo Alto. My focus lies in offering fitness programs that highlight boxing-inspired exercises with a blend of intense cardio, strength training, plyometrics, and of course, boxing techniques! In my classes, every day we learn new combinations that we build upon in each session. With a decade worth of experience in boxing, including three years of coaching, I am proficient in working with clients of all ... read less
"One of the finest trainers I have ever had the pleasure of working with is Bakr. He possesses immense zeal for the art of boxing and motivates his trainees to put in their best effort with correct for... read morem and endurance. Whenever I am faced with difficulties in mastering a sequence, Bakr adeptly analyzes the methodology and its application in a fight. My progress is evident with each workout session. Collaborating with him is a source of great joy and accomplishment. read less"
Reviewed by Heather N.
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