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We have talked with 208 athletes who mention personal training.


Awaiz Farid
Awaiz Farid (male)
This is How I Eat and Train to Stay Strong and in Shape
Hi my name is Awaiz and I’m in my 30s. I’m from UK and I live in London West Hampstead. I work as a public health nutritional advisor, personal trainer, sports therapist, and a life coach.
Massimo Arad
Massimo Arad (male, 39)
How I Eat, Train and Recover to Get Good and Long-Lasting Results in Fitness
I have studied Hospitality Management before and worked in several luxury trendy hotels and restaurants across London before moving to become a fitness and personal trainer.
Stephanie Dunlap
Stephanie Dunlap (female, 36)
How I Went from Couch Potato to Marathon Runner in Less Than a Year
Looking to the future and to my career, within the next five years I’d like to be out of the 5th-grade classroom and working full time in my Run Strong Run career as a writer, coach, personal trainer, nutritionist, educator, and encourager.
Malin Malle Jansson
Malin Malle Jansson (female, 28)
How I Eat and Train to Achieve Nordic Champion Titles
I work as a personal trainer online, with my social media channels and part time as a training model. I’m also a professional Calisthenics athlete (body weight training) and I’ve been active in the sport for about 4,5 years now. I’m the Swedish and Nordic champion three years in a row.
Brock Ashby
Brock Ashby (male, 26)
This is How I Make My Fitness Programs to Achieve Better Results
Hey, my name is Brock Ashby and I transform bodies and change peoples lives. I started on the gym floor as a personal trainer in New Zealand and now I am an online body transformation coach based in Sydney coaching my Team Brock Ashby members that are spread out everywhere in the world, from the USA to Puerto Rico.
Sami Rose
Sami Rose (female, 34)
This is My Plan to Achieve Double Bodyweight Deadlift
I’m an online health + fitness coach, and certified personal trainer. I’ve run my own business (Sami Rose Fitness) for over five years, and now work exclusively online, working with women all around the world to help them become the happiest, healthiest, most confident version of themselves.
Christine Phan Perrella
Christine Phan Perrella (female, 24)
How Working Out Helped Me to Stay Motivated and Cope with Sports Injuries
I’m actually starting up personal training again. My specialty is definitely HIIT, agility, speed, physical rehab training and soccer training.
Anna Laurell Nash
Anna Laurell Nash (female, 40)
How I Train and Exercise After Retiring From 20 Years of Boxing
Running is hard, specially after two kids, but a great workout and important for my fitness. When I don’t coach boxers, minds kids or train I work with inspiration, personal training and coach people and companies in teams, leadership and personal leadership.
Sharon Orval
Sharon Orval (female, 56)
How I Keep My Body Healthy and in Good Shape at Age 56
For the past 15 years, I have worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Teaching freestyle aerobics and bodypump. I have also worked full time as a group fitness manager for a large company.
Rebecca Kirkup
Rebecca Kirkup (female, 26)
How I Became Stronger After an Injury and Transitioned to Strength & Conditioning Coach
My name is Bec Kirkup and I am 26 years old. I am a personal trainer and I also run my own online coaching business. My whole life has revolved around sport and health and fitness, so jumping head first into the health and fitness industry was an easy choice for me. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be able to help people and teach people, and being a coach allows me to do both.
Clemens Schattschneider
Clemens Schattschneider (male, 28)
I'm an Olympian Athlete. This Is How I Went from Pro Snowboarder to Personal Coach
I’m a personal coach and just addicted to sports. I have a professional background as a snowboarder which brought me into this.
Joana Varbichkova
Joana Varbichkova (female, 33)
This Is How I Became a Personal Trainer and Pilates Teacher after My Pregnancy
Now eight years later, I’m a successful certified personal trainer and Pilates teacher, whose only passion and purpose is helping, motivating and supporting other women to change their lives for good.
Nat Bardonnet
Nat Bardonnet (female, 45)
How I Became a Successful Celebrity Personal Trainer in LA
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Science from North Carolina and a personal trainer certification.
Ben Andrews
Ben Andrews (male)
How I Got Back to Full Fitness After My Ligament Tear
Hello, My name is Ben Andrews, I am a Personal Trainer in South West London specialising in Correctional Exercise. My training focuses on correct technique and muscle activation, a common form of this exercise is Pilates.
Christopher Keverian
Christopher Keverian (male, 25)
How I Got into Fitness and Hustled to Get a Big Supplement Sponsor
My job before this whole corona episode was as a personal trainer at Fitness First in Chatswood, however as the gym is closed I’ve had to convert to other means, mainly doing outdoor sessions at a park.
Maricris Lapaix
Maricris Lapaix (female, 30)
How I Use Flexible and Realistic Goals to Transform Clients
Hello fit fam! My name is Maricris Lapaix and I live in Los Angeles, California. My full-time career is working as a certified personal trainer. I’ve been a NASM Certified Personal Trainer for almost five years now, and absolutely love what I do!
Gabriella Ripepi
Gabriella Ripepi (female, 29)
How Competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Took Me Around the World and Back Home Again
Today I’m a CrossFit Trainer, a Personal Trainer, a Weightlifting Trainer, a Jiu Jitsu coach and also a 200 h yoga teacher.
Chloe Richards
Chloe Richards (female, 32)
How CrossFit Helps Me Overcome Many of Life's Challenges
Hi, my name is Chloe Richards. I am from Sydney Australia, a personal trainer and a mum.
Sharissa Reichert
Sharissa Reichert (female, 53)
How I Became a Popular In-home Trainer for Seniors in New York
I started my career at Crunch Fitness Gym in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 3 years later, I was hired as the assistant manager and Personal Trainer at Fitness Together, a personal training studio.
Karen Plum
Karen Plum (female, 47)
I'm a Sports Performance Coach & Figure Champion. Here's My Plan to Work with Motorsport Athletes
I am a full time coach, sports nutritionist and personal trainer and also run an online store importing specialized supplements for things such as sports performance, recovery and hormone re-balancing. I am 2 x Ms New Zealand Figure Champion, 3 x Ms Australia Figure Champion. Amateur Olympia Masters Figure Champion.
Katie Sampayo
Katie Sampayo (female, 28)
How I Quit My 9-5 to Become a Thriving Fitness Nomad
I’m a 200 hour Ashtanga-based yoga instructor, certified personal trainer, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of Eat to Thrive: The Anti-Diet Cookbook.
Connan Murray
Connan Murray (male, 28)
How Rugby Got Me into Fitness and Running My Own Gym
I run my own gym and I am a personal trainer. I spend most of my time either training myself or training other people as it is my job and my passion.
Wayne Bester
Wayne Bester (male, 32)
How I Work as a Dancer and Run the Biggest Dance Convention in South Africa
I love exercising and training people. I’m a qualified personal trainer and did personal training a few years ago but the dancing took over.
Simone Ferretti
Simone Ferretti (male, 24)
How Fitness Has Helped Me Live Abroad in Both Hong Kong and London
On the side, I work for a company that helps people obtaining their financial freedom. At the age 18, I obtained my certificate for swimming instructor and one year later the one as personal trainer.
Ofentse Boloko
Ofentse Boloko (male, 28)
How I Went from Pro Rugby Player to South African Muscle Model Champion
I work for Lexus South Africa as Marketing and brand specialist with a sales background, I am also currently studying towards my personal training qualification in fitness and sports psychology.
Yasmine Rawls
Yasmine Rawls (female, 25)
How I Stay Motivated as a Pro Natural Bikini Competitor
Hey!! My name is Yasmine (Yaz-meen). I’m from the Sunshine State!!! I’m 25 years old. By day I am a Physical Education Teacher and outside of that I’m a professional fitness model and a personal trainer.
Jody Sokol
Jody Sokol (female, 28)
How My Professional Soccer Career Got Me into Fitness and Lifting
I am a Personal Trainer at Lifetime Fitness and I also have my own clients that I train online and in person as well. With the pandemic of Covid happening, I am no longer working at Lifetime so I am training a few clients online right now.
Erin Pash
Erin Pash (female, 29)
This is How My Pregnancy Got Me into Fitness and Nutrition
Hi, I’m Erin Pash, 29 from Perth, WA. I’m a full time paralegal, mum and personal trainer and nutritional consultant.
Carlos Zamora
Carlos Zamora (male, 32)
This Is How I Combine Coaching with Professional MMA and American Show Wrestling
My name is Carlos Zamora. I am 32 years old. I’m from Denmark living in Copenhagen. I have a Spanish-Filipino heritage. I work as a tennis coach, a personal trainer and a kick-boxing coach. I’ve been training all my life. I’m always in shape.
Danae Vasileiadou
Danae Vasileiadou (female, 32)
I'm a Swimming Instructor and Personal Trainer. This is How I Inspire Women Through Fitness
My name is Danae Vasileiadou and I am 32 years old. I was born and raised in Greece and moved to New York, which was a dream of mine, 7.5 years ago. I have been a swimming instructor for about 16 years and a personal trainer for the past three. I was a professional swimmer most of my life and had some European and world distinctions.
David Wang
David Wang (male, 25)
How Fitness Gave Me Confidence and Took Me from Scrawny to Muscular
My name is David Wang. I live in Los Angeles, California, and have been working as a health & fitness coach for nearly a decade now.
Maeve Kavanagh
Maeve Kavanagh (female, 29)
How I Stay Strong and Fit Without Having to Suffer and Do Endless Cardio
I was working full time, started doing some classes and then got going in the weights room. I was fascinated by it all, especially nutrition, so I decided I would study part time and did my original course in Personal training, Fitness Instruction, and Sports Nutrition.
Esther Chen
Esther Chen (female, 34)
How I Became a Full-time Competitive Pole Dancer
However Pole fitness is a real thing that demands a lot of physical preparation in order to succeed, so as a fitness coach I dedicate a lot of time in biomechanics research and performance enhancement.
Brad Feinberg
Brad Feinberg (male, 31)
How I Work as Personal Trainer to Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds
I am a personal trainer/wellness coach and personal trainer to lead singer of the Imagine Dragons Dan Reynolds.
Christian Wall
Christian Wall (male, 34)
How Injuries Taught Me the Importance of a Strong Body
My name is Christian and I am a Fitness Director and Personal Trainer for Goodlife Health Clubs. I live in Brisbane and I work out of 2 Goodlife clubs.
Daniel Barbeau
Daniel Barbeau (male, 28)
How I Combine the Army with Running a Personal Training Business
Well, as a personal trainer and military member I get really irritated when I see some one in the same occupation as me that is not in very good shape.
Paul Dermody
Paul Dermody (male, 30)
How I Train and Work as a Nomad Personal Trainer and Podcaster
I am a personal trainer, though I feel much more than that. My passion is getting people to develop a healthy relationship with food. I feel strongly about getting my clients “off the diet” once and for all and to set goals from that mindset.
Roo Hamer
Roo Hamer (male, 30)
How I Stay Strong and Explosive Despite Hunger and Broken Bones
After injuring my back at 21 I decided to become a personal trainer and learnt how to train without the need for weights. I began my journey into Calisthenics, the art of becoming strong using only your body as resistance.
Amanda Cartner
Amanda Cartner (female, 56)
How I Biohack to Stay the Best Version of Myself at 56 and Beyond
I have had a lifelong association with fitness – from long distance running in my University days, through swimming, gym workouts and salsa dancing through pregnancies (not all in the same space of time!) to qualifying as personal trainer in 2012 – and later as a yoga teacher in 2017.
Kayla Ross-Jackson
Kayla Ross-Jackson (female, 28)
I'm a Dance Choreographer, Fitness Instructor and Model. This is How I Make My Workouts Fun
I was reminded of the skills and assets that I possessed and the more I taught, the more amazing it felt sharing these skills and all my knowledge with people from all different walks of life. I successfully achieved my first set of certifications, and began teaching at the Scarborough YMCA back in 2010. I continued training and managed to get a position with the City of Toronto as a fitness trainer, and fitness and dance instructor. I also specialize in other styles of dance like ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop.
Manon Hallay
Manon Hallay (female, 25)
How Barre Training Changed My Life and the Way I Train
My goal/focus lately is to build my personal training business. I want to empower people the same way I have been empowered by my fitness journey.
Barbora Labidi
Barbora Labidi (female, 32)
I'm a Strongwoman Competitor. This is How I Became Strong and Powerful
I started training with my friend but he gave it up very soon so I stayed alone but I immediately fell in love with this type of training. I wanted to make some good results with my body shape so I decided to hire a fitness coach.
Tertia Dippenaar
Tertia Dippenaar (female, 30)
This is How I Prevent Injuries While Performing Eight Shows a Week
My name is Tertia Dippenaar. I am 30 years old, born and raised in Joburg. I am a professional dancer and personal trainer and wife. I’ve worked for the Lion King Musical and other shows.
Justin Andrews
Justin Andrews (male, 36)
I'm a Professional Wrestler. This is My Plan to Get into WWE
My name is Justin Andrews and I’m a 36-year-old professional wrestler, author, personal trainer and Air National Guardsmen currently living in Fountain, CO.
Renny Hunter
Renny Hunter (female, 20)
How Fitness Helped Me Battle Eating Disorders and Depression
From YouTube videos (Nikki Blacketter, Christian Guzman, Hanna Oberg to name a few), to my time studying with both ISSA and NASM, learning from Equinox’s fitness training institute teachers, my peers in the industry as well as my family members (Tom Day – my godfather, SlowBurn trainer) and friends (Nicole Robert – Equinox trainer, Chordale Booker – professional boxer, Jeff Glover – personal trainer) in the industry.
Lulu Rentie
Lulu Rentie (female, 31)
No Excuses. This Is How I Worked out Every Day of My Pregnancy
I am a personal trainer for LA Fitness and I’ve been working there for almost nine years.
Aimee Corry
Aimee Corry (female, 26)
I'm a Personal Trainer. This is How I Combine Fitness and Acting
Hi, my name is Aimee Corry, I’m 26 years old and from North London. I have been working as a full-time personal trainer for three years, specialising in weight training and conditioning.
Emmanuela Pintus
Emmanuela Pintus (female, 45)
This Is How I Have Combined Yoga and Bodybuilding for 15+ Years
My business goal for the next five years is to expand my online personal training programs, and offer lifestyle coaching online. I have trained under Paul Chek and believe in a holistic approach to health.
Nelsi Pamela
Nelsi Pamela (female, 30)
How I Work as a Full-time Personal Trainer While Taking My NASM CPT Certification
I’m a full-time Personal Trainer and now I am doing the NASM CPT Certification and planning to take CFSC Costa Rica, June 2020.
Jo Dowson
Jo Dowson (female, 35)
How I Keep Going Despite Scoliosis and Major Setbacks
I would advise using a personal trainer if you specifically want to bodybuild and compete, as they will be able to set you food plans and exercise plans to suit. It will be a bulk build phase and then a major cut phase.
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Hacks and Routines

The most mentioned hacks and routines amongst the personal trainers we have talked with.

Sleep
Stretching
Massage
Rest Days
HIIT
Foam Rolling
Meditation
Leg Day
Plyometrics
Kettlebells
Sauna
Fasted Cardio
Supersets
TRX
Barre
Acupuncture
Circuit Training
Detox

Diets and Diet Hacks

The most mentioned diets and diet hacks. Some are negative. For example alcohol mentions for most athletes mean mentioning no/very little alcohol 👍

Coffee
Alcohol
Vegan
Tea
Cheat Days
Chocolate
Fasting
Keto
Vegetarian
Ice Cream
Paleo
Candy
Smoking
Fast Food
Gluten Free
IIFYM

Supplements

The most mentioned supplements amongst the personal trainers.

Pre-workout
Whey Protein
Creatine
BCAA
Glutamine
Fish Oil
Plant Protein
Beta Alanine
Protein Bars
CBD
ZMA
Citrulline
CLA
Energy Drinks

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