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We have talked with 190 athletes who mention personal training.

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.
Kayla Kleinman
Kayla Kleinman (, 29)
How I Combine My Work in Fitness with Being a Wellness Blogger
I’ve been in the fitness industry for about 8 years now as a personal trainer and instructor and I also worked in marketing at a number of fitness start-ups.
Kevin Lukarski
Kevin Lukarski (male, 25)
How I Love Working as a Physiotherapist and Personal Trainer
I work as a (sports) physiotherapist and personal trainer. Mostly athletes with sports injuries like torn ACL, muscle tears, sprained ankles, etc. but also gen pop with common musculoskeletal complaints like lower back pain, neck pain, etc.
Anna Zucker
Anna Zucker (female, 30)
How I Lost Weight, Changed Career and Became a Full-time Personal Trainer
Before the pandemic put everything on pause, I was a full time personal trainer at Equinox, as well as a yoga teacher. Now I’m training some clients virtually, just completed my Precision Nutrition certification and am still seeing my trainer virtually and training myself.
Jenna Epperly
Jenna Epperly (, 27)
This is How I Help Women to Get Fit and Find Freedom
Hi, I’m Jenna, a 27-year-old certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise. I live in Virginia Beach with my husband Landon and dog Nala, and every weekend in the summer you can find us outdoors and at the beach.
Lorenza Veronica
Lorenza Veronica (female, 31)
How Fitness Helps Me Manage My Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism
I am not a gym rat. I love working out from the comfort of my house, being a personal trainer to myself and knowing my body; I don’t want to lose time commuting. I think these days it is easy to create our personal programs!
Aaron Charles Mossadeg
Aaron Charles Mossadeg (male, 27)
This is How I Went from Skinny to Muscular and Became an Actor
In 2018, I became a qualified personal trainer under the National Council of Strength & Fitness (NCSF) in order to improve on my knowledge and pass it on to anyone who wants to improve themselves the way I did because I feel like the gym has given me so much in life physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. I don’t have much time to actively train people so I use my platform as an actor to educate and inspire.
Cody Stover
Cody Stover (male)
How Rocky Inspired Me to Get Fit and Become an Actor and Model
I am also a personal trainer. In the fitness field, my goal is to have a line of supplements and possibly my own gym in the near future. I am currently single.
Tina Bubalo
Tina Bubalo (female, 31)
How I Got Inspired to Quit My Corporate Job and Follow My Passion for Fitness
Hey everyone, my name is Tina Bubalo. I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer based in Toronto, Canada.
Danny Walker
Danny Walker (male, 35)
I'm a Personal Trainer. This is How I Stay Fit Training at Home
In my early 20s, I became a personal trainer and have been ever since, the transition was very easy for me, I had started in the gym when I was 18 and loved it. So getting paid to be there was a no-brainer.
Nacor Puig Nuñez
Nacor Puig Nuñez (male, 28)
I'm a Spartan Race Winner. This is How I Eat, Train and Maintain Mobility
My name is Nacor, I am 28 years old and I live in Barcelona working as a personal trainer.
Ivan Polanco
Ivan Polanco (male, 26)
I'm a Singer-Songwriter and Martial Artist. This is How I Balance Bodybuilding and Music
My name is Ivan Polanco and I am a 27-year-old singer-songwriter, personal trainer, and admissions counselor at a university. I’ve been an independent pop/r&b artist for 10 years, and throughout the entirety of my music career, I’ve been a personal trainer, group fitness and martial arts instructor.
Brian Pankau
Brian Pankau (male, 32)
How I Work as a Strength Coach and Educate Powerlifters and Weightlifters
After two years of training, I went on to compete in four small competitions earning one silver, and two bronze medals for 81kg class. This was my passion, which led me to becoming a personal trainer and strength coach for almost 12 years now.
Nicole Trimmel
Nicole Trimmel (female, 37)
This is How I Became World and European Champion in Kickboxing Multiple Times
Kickboxing is still a part of my training. I also work as a coach for the Austrian national team in kickboxing and also in Thai boxing. I do a lot of workshops for companies, hotels or even private persons and I do keynotes in regards to success, mindset, training, etc. and I do personal training. So I am not getting bored.
Krzysztof Ćwiertnia
Krzysztof Ćwiertnia (male, 29)
How I Build Muscle Mass Despite Having a Fast Metabolism
Hello! My name is Kriss and I am currently 29 years old. I live in Poland. I have been working in the gym for seven years as a personal trainer, I spend mainly my time there. In my free time, I like to spend my time with friends or go outside the city.
Francesco Pelizza
Francesco Pelizza (male, 33)
This is How I Earned My Recognition in Competitive Powerlifting
Although, it was just personal training I was pushing very hard as I really liked the sensation of muscle aching and pain during and after training but I never really trained squat and deadlift until I’ve started competing.
Landree Fleming
Landree Fleming (female, 35)
How I Work as an Actor, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and CrossFit Trainer
Oh hullo there! I’m Landree Fleming! I’m a Chicago-based actor, personal trainer, nutrition coach, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Amie Behave
Amie Behave (female, 30)
I'm a Vegan Personal Trainer. This is How I Got Stronger After Brain Surgery
Hey, I’m Amie Behave. I was born and bred near Brighton in the UK and am currently a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness.
Christopher Melancon
Christopher Melancon (male, 23)
I'm a Bodybuilding Coach. This is How I Lost 15 Pounds in Four Weeks
If I could start again, I would find a WELL RESPECTED expert in the field. Not your random local personal trainer, not someone on Instagram that only pushes protein powder or their “29 secrets to getting lean” ebook.
Stevy Palar Montgomery
Stevy Palar Montgomery (female, 29)
How I Use My Education and Training to Help People to Stay Fit and Strong
If I can help one person in this life and encourage him/her to be more active, I have succeeded as a personal trainer.
Alessandro Giovanniello
Alessandro Giovanniello (male, 26)
I'm a Personal Trainer and Online Coach. This is How I Eat, Train and Recover
I try to train as much as possible, being a personal trainer on the days when I have a lot of appointments I can’t make time for myself.
Paola Anastasi
Paola Anastasi (female, 49)
I'm a Model and Actress. This is How I Eat, Train and Compete at 49
If I had to start my fitness journey again, I would not change anything because I started studying a lot, from postural gymnastic to high impact fitness, pump, functional, up to personal trainer. I have practiced many sports but now I have found what gives me the most satisfaction
Denise Guidry
Denise Guidry (female, 42)
I'm a Model and Fitness Coach. This is How I Became 4x Overall National Bikini Champion
Hello everyone, my name is Denise Guidry (42) and I reside in Hollywood,CA. I’m a bikini champion athlete, professional award-winning certified fitness coach, and model. I specialize in strength and core training (functional exercises), bodybuilding, and bikini competition prep.
Niki Klasnic
Niki Klasnic (female, 29)
I'm a Pre and Postnatal Specialist. This is How I Help Moms to Stay Strong and Active
I’m Niki Klasnic and I’m 29 years old. I’m living outside of Atlanta Georgia in a tiny place no one ever knows called Flowery Branch! I’m a certified personal trainer specialized in pre and post natal fitness.
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq (female, 45)
How I Feel in Love with Bodybuilding and Became IFBB Pro
Hi, My name is Shammara Abdulkhaaliq and I’m 45 years old. I am a certified personal trainer as well as a Group X instructor.
Kwesi Orr
Kwesi Orr (male, 37)
I'm an Entrepreneur Bodybuilder. This is How I Eat and Train to Become Awesome
My name is Kwesi Orr, popularly known as Mr. Orr-some. I´m a 37-year-old, single entrepreneur, fitness model, personal trainer, and bodybuilding competitor from Trinidad and Tobago. I’m 6’2” and generally weigh between 175-190 lbs depending on cycle or consistency. I have no children but a one-year-old mixed-breed terrier named Juve`(pronounced: joo-vay).
Bianca Solo
Bianca Solo (female, 25)
How Fitness Helped to Overcome My Postpartum Depression
At the time I began my fitness journey, I was enrolled in college to pursue a Business Degree in Logistics and Supply chain, but as my love for fitness grew along with my online presence and request to train other women, I made the decision to obtain my Personal Training Certification and and start taking on clients.
Chiara Basile
Chiara Basile (female, 22)
How Fitness Made Me Love Myself Again and Discover the New Me
Hello to you who are reading my interview! My name is Chiara, I am an Italian and I live in Milan, Italy. Currently I am engaged in a very strong story where we share the same passion: fitness. I am a fitness instructor and personal trainer.
Lesley Maxwell
Lesley Maxwell (female, 63)
I am 63. This is How I've Competed and Won Over 30 Fitness Titles
I’m Lesley Maxwell and I’m 63 years old, although I rather think of myself as ageless. I live in Australia and am a full time personal trainer. Actually, I calculated last week that I have done over 15.000 hours training with my PT clients, so I guess this makes me very experienced.
Ali Burkhardt
Ali Burkhardt (female, 27)
This is How Bodybuilding Saved Me After Struggling Anorexia
Hi there! My name is Ali Burkhardt. I am a 27-year-old Chicago transplant (originally from small town Indiana.) I moved here about five years ago and have been working as a certified personal trainer. I got my start in a big corporate box gym where I was promoted to group fitness manager.
Lynn Montoya
Lynn Montoya (female, 50)
How I Made Fitness Part of My Life and Now Train 20+ Times a Week
Hi! My name is Lynn Montoya, 50, and I’m a free-spirited health coach and fitness trainer with a zest for life and a goofy sense of humor.
Pietro Lauro
Pietro Lauro (male, 23)
I'm a Natural Bodybuilder. This is How Bodybuilding Helps Me Control My Anxiety
As for life goals, I want to have a full roster for online personal training and get back into the YouTube side of fitness. When I had more free-time in college, I started my YouTube channel and grew my Instagram following through producing good content. It will take some discipline to get back to that considering my schedule, but that’s the plan for the next few years.
Snir Azoulay
Snir Azoulay (male, 20)
How Superheroes Inspired Me to Become a WNBF Bodybuilding Champion
I also was a personal trainer, and I had real-life clients. So I have experience in both. The most common training question that I get is if A b C training split is good, and I usually tell them that I less like it, because of the fact you train 2 muscles each day, so you don’t actually emphasize one muscle each time. And also it pretty much will be usually long workouts, and 2 times a week each muscle can be overtraining, and a little bit stressful.
Victoria Brady
Victoria Brady (female, 32)
I'm a Certified Personal Trainer. This is How I Went from 275 to 155 Pounds
Hi, my name is Victoria and I am a Marketing & Design Consultant and ACE Certified Personal Trainer from Atlanta, GA. I’m a mom of two boys, ages three and four (11 months apart in age) and I have lost 130lbs strictly through diet and exercise.
Alec Enkiri
Alec Enkiri (male, 31)
I'm a Strength Coach and Personal Trainer. This is How I Came Back Stronger After a Hip Injury
My name is Alec Enkiri. I’m 31 years old and I’m a strength training and sports performance enthusiast. I’m currently working full time as a self-employed strength coach and personal trainer through my online coaching business Enkiri Elite Fitness, where I offer comprehensive online fitness coaching to satisfy a myriad of goals, ranging from general strength/weight training, to powerlifting training, to sport performance training.
Jennifer Reece
Jennifer Reece (female, 42)
I'm an IFBB Figure Competitor. This is How Bodybuilding Gave Me Transformative Evolutions
Lauren Gleisberg
Lauren Gleisberg (female, 29)
I Love Fitness. This is How I Inspire, Empower and Support Women
My personal training reflects this balance. I workout for 30ish minutes, five days per week. I do traditional weight training workouts and follow the 80/20 principle for nutrition because I love my sweets and treats just as much as I love a healthy dish.
Keri Ann Heitzman
Keri Ann Heitzman (female, 37)
I'm an IFBB WP Olympian. How I Kept Going After a Traumatic Brain Injury
I stand to educate and empower individuals to create the life they want to live through personal training, mindset coaching, massage therapy, and nutrition. I enjoy public speaking events and working with the youth in our community.
Goran Borkovic
Goran Borkovic (male, 32)
How I Made a Remarkable Comeback to Bodybuilding After a Serious Motorcycle Accident
I have FISAF (Federation for international Sports, Aerobic and Fitness) International license and Master of Management college degree. I used to work in the biggest gym chain in Dublin as a personal trainer. Now I have my own business.
Amanda Essen
Amanda Essen (female, 24)
I'm a Fitness Model, Coach, Athlete. This is How I Went from Weak to Strong
My name is Amanda Essen, 24 years old and I am EHFA & FISAF personal trainer, model, blogger and bikini fitness athlete. I live in Finland but I have followers around the world. I blog and Instagram daily and right now I have a little over 32k followers.
Nancy Di Nino
Nancy Di Nino (female, 47)
How I Train and Inspire Women to Reach their Health and Fitness Goals
Hi, my name is Nancy Di Nino. I am a fitness cover model, weight loss transformation coach, personal trainer, media personality, former national figure competitor and former Salsa dancer. I really have a creative sole and passion, so I wanted to excel in so many diverse areas. As a fitness guru, I love inspiring women to be the best version of themselves!
Olivia Eze
Olivia Eze (female, 26)
How I Stopped Eating Junk Food and Became a Fit Personal Trainer
So, I decided to do a little research about health and fitness, and also proceeded in studying to become a level 3 Personal Trainer, and documenting my fitness journey on YouTube.
Caitlin Rice
Caitlin Rice (female, 28)
This Is How I Found My Calling Through Fitness
I started very casually providing personal training guidance to some of my friends and family, trying to get them into fitness. It felt great to help other people!
Tebogo Mashalane
Tebogo Mashalane (male, 31)
How I Train Professional Soccer Players to Become Conditioned and Fit
I am always in gym since I am a personal trainer so I do squeeze in my workouts in between my work breaks and weekends are normally a time out with family. In all honesty keeping up with a healthy diet is the biggest challenge I have and still facing.
Steve Cotter
Steve Cotter (male, 50)
I'm the Founder of IKFF. This Is How I Combine Martial Arts and Fitness
I did some personal training for a few years and was an early adapter to new trends.
Maya Nassar Maalouf
Maya Nassar Maalouf (female, 33)
How I Train to Become an International Fitness Model Champion
My name is Maya Nassar Maalouf and I am 33 years old. I am a fitness entrepreneur, international fitness model champion, specialist in personal training, and sports nutrition, and also a mother. I used to be overweight and unhealthy, and once I started a healthy diet and going to the gym, I became addicted to this lifestyle.
Randalene Sergent
Randalene Sergent (female)
I'm a Bikini Champion and Track & Field Pole Vaulter. These are My Best Fitness Hacks
Allison Vaeth
Allison Vaeth (female, 28)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. How I Train People to Become Successful in the Bodybuilding World
For work, I am a full-time online coach and personal trainer that focuses on lifestyle and prep. I go very deep into the mindset work and really enjoy helping clients reach their goals.
Moaad El Maguiri
Moaad El Maguiri (male, 27)
I'm a Fitness Model and Online Coach. Here's My Plan to Get My IFBB Pro Card
My name is Moaad El Maguiri, 27 years old from Morocco but currently living in Ukraine. I am a YouTuber, Men’s Physique Division competitor, fitness model, and also work as an online fitness coach.
Lonnie Boe Pedersen
Lonnie Boe Pedersen (female, 44)
I’m a Champion in Body, Athletic and Bikini Fitness. This Is How I Became Strong and Fit.
I’m born and raised in Denmark and I have worked fulltime as a self-employed trainer for eight years and since 2015 owner of my own personal training studio, with six employees. I’m currently also studying for a master’s degree in business administration.
Robby Gambino
Robby Gambino (male, 30)
I'm a Natural Bodybuilder. This is How I Came Back Stronger After My Injury
Hey guys! My name is Robby and I’m a 30-year-old personal trainer based out in Sydney, Australia. To start the interview, I am going to take you guys back to when I was 17. I had a terrible ankle accident playing soccer resulting in a torn ligament. This outcome left me in a very bad place. I was in year 11 at the time and couldn’t go to school for six weeks cause of the injury case.
Sarah Elizabeth
Sarah Elizabeth (female, 20)
I'm a Model, Actress and Personal Trainer. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Fit
Aside from being a qualified personal trainer, I studied performing arts in college and since completing my course I’ve been lucky enough to land lots of acting jobs in London, which has been one of my primary income sources for the last year.
Allie Edwards
Allie Edwards (female, 32)
How I Keep Myself Fit and Help Fellow Mothers Get More Healthy and Active
This is exactly what my personal training routine is based around. I am a happily married work from home, homeschooling mother of three little girls.
Gustavo White
Gustavo White (male, 59)
I'm 59. This Is How Fitness Became a Way of Life
For a couple of years since I started my web page in 2012 Cleto Reyes, one of the most famous brands in the sport of Boxing, and they sponsored me until 2017, mainly due to my Boxing activities that I included in my training as a personal trainer and for myself and I also produced a boxing basics video that is already still in my YouTube channel with their sponsorship.
Joe Seeman
Joe Seeman (male, 28)
How I Made the Leap From Amateur to IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
I am almost always taking on clients. Currently, I am accepting new online clients. Online coaching has been my main job since 2016. I started coaching online in 2014 after personal training for three years.
Francesca Lauren
Francesca Lauren (female, 38)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. This is How Fitness Became a Huge Part of My Life
In all my years of experience, I have wanted to get a certification as a personal trainer but never buckled down to study or take the exam.
Jenifer Lee
Jenifer Lee (female, 36)
How I Came Back to Bodybuilding After Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Hi! My name is Jenifer Lee, I am 36 years, living in Australia. I specialize in women’s health and lifestyle change. My education centres on nutrition, personal training, and naturopathy, as well as energy medicine. I have been training for 20 years and a personal trainer since I was 18.
Krista Stryker
Krista Stryker (female, 33)
How I Train Effectively and Founded the 12 Minute Athlete
Fast-forward a couple of years later: I was working as a personal trainer in New York City, right near the East Village, one of my favorite spots in the entire city. I was working crazy hours as a trainer. I would get up at 5 a.m. to train clients, then be in the gym until 8 or 9 p.m. training the “after work” crowd.
Bruno Salgueiro
Bruno Salgueiro (male, 35)
I'm a Professional Stuntman. This Is How I Train to Be Ready for Anything
I’m currently 35 years old. And I am a professional stuntman and personal trainer.
Danielle Natoni
Danielle Natoni (female, 41)
How I Became a Full-time Fitness Professional and Got Featured in Fitness Infomercials
Fitness quickly became an obsession for me, and in 2010, I began my career in fitness by getting certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.
Jessica Dickson
Jessica Dickson (female, 28)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Competitor and a Personal Trainer. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Healthy
Hello! My name is Jessica Dickson (28) and I am a personal trainer, online coaching and adventure seeker based out of Brisbane, Australia. I am also an IFBB bikini competitor, a lover of all animals and am on a mission to help our everyday population become healthier, more mobile and mindful humans.
Aleksi Paju
Aleksi Paju (male, 33)
Here's Why Weightlifting and Strength Training Make Me Stronger and Better
I’m a certified personal trainer and I’ve been doing that full time for past four years in one of the biggest fitness companies in Scandinavia called, Elixia (part of SATS Group). Before that I was a lifeguard for several years.
Maria Lee
Maria Lee (female, 33)
How I Went From Editor to Fitness Entrepreneur and Vegan Activist
I currently own a personal training business that is just over five years old and growing stronger each year. My business is my baby and consumes the vast majority of my life — business owners who are goal-oriented often have to sacrifice time with loved ones when pursuing professional success, and I am no different.
Belinda Norton
Belinda Norton (female, 43)
I Have Written 5 Books about Fitness and Training. This Is How I Stay Fit and Healthy Myself
I have certificates in personal training, nutrition, and massage and also hold a Diploma in Marketing and love to learn new things daily.
Deniz Saypinar
Deniz Saypinar (female, 25)
How I Trained to Become the First Turkish Woman with IFBB Pro Status
I have been doing Online Coaching and Personal Coaching for 7 years professionally. I also have my own personal sports product company and I sell waist trainers. I also doing competitor coaching.
Donna McGinn
Donna McGinn (female, 56)
I'm an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder. This is How I Build My Muscles and Compete After Age 50
My name is Donna McGinn. I am an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer/prep coach/posing coach, sports nutritionist — Anything to do with bodybuilding, the muscles and showcasing them on stage.
Carmen Demske
Carmen Demske (female, 51)
Here's How I Cut, Bulk and Plan My Fitness Training Program
I’ve been a fitness professional and own a personal training gym in Florida along with my husband. We’ve been married for 29 years and we have two daughters ages 25 and 28 years old.
Carissa Joy Johnson (Monroe)
Carissa Joy Johnson (Monroe) (female, 34)
How I Made a Miraculous Comeback in Bodybuilding Following a Horrific Accident
I earned my CSCS certification and began in-home personal training. My first competition I participated in was the NPC Natural Colorado. I attempted figure at the time and earned 2nd place in both novice and open categories.
Tim Conde
Tim Conde (male, 26)
How I Keep Going and Continuously Build a Bigger and Better Physique
With online coaching, I’m able to become a personal trainer in your pocket who is available 24/7 to motivate, inspire and educate individuals to develop positive habits.
Melissa Sarah Wee
Melissa Sarah Wee (female, 36)
How Bulimia Got Me into Training and Competing in NPC Women's Physique
Hi! My name is Melissa Sarah Wee and I go by Sarah. I’m 36 this year. I was born in Singapore and grew up here. I was a personal trainer for 14 years, an elementary school teacher for 5 and I recently went full time into the food business (check us out on Instagram at @theplatteringco).
Terrance Brown
Terrance Brown (male, 30)
How I Work as a Personal Trainer and Film a Fitness Documentary
I’m a full time personal trainer and certified through “National Academy of Sports Medicine”(NASM). I’m also a spinning instructor and certified through a spinning indoor cycling program called, “MADD DOGG”.
Morgan Mitchell
Morgan Mitchell (female, 33)
How Training Makes Me Love the Way I Feel Physically and Mentally
I’ve been a personal trainer for the last eight years. I worked at Equinox for six years and decided to open my own training business two years ago.
Monique Kabel
Monique Kabel (female, 37)
How I Quit My Career to Become an Elite Pro Trainer and Sports Nutrition Specialist
I have an education in Nutritional Science, and am a certified personal trainer, as well as I have expanded on my education every year a little because I believe we should always keep learning, especially as new information is released and the industry is always changing.
Sharlyn Ooi
Sharlyn Ooi (female, 26)
How I Work and Train as a Freelance Personal Trainer and Record Breaking Powerlifter
I have been a freelance personal trainer for four to five years, and have recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Studies and Marketing degree. Last year, I’ve also launched my own sportswear line for women, called, LXIX Athletica.
Nick Cheadle
Nick Cheadle (male, 30)
How I've Built a Safe Gym for Coaches, Bodybuilders and Powerlifters
My name is Nick Cheadle, I’m 30 years old. I live in Sydney, Australia and have been working as a personal trainer and coach for the past 12 years. I now own my own facility called, Paragon Strength & Performance with my partner Bec Chambers that specialises in strength training and powerlifting.
Eric Helms
Eric Helms (male, 36)
How I Work as a Chief Science Officer to Support Lifters Professionally
I’ve authored book chapters for strength and conditioning, nutrition, and personal training professionals. I started lifting in 2004, and today, I’m a PNBA pro qualified natural bodybuilder and I also compete in powerlifting, weightlifting, and strongman.
Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson (female, 37)
How I Help Women Navigate Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism
Hi! My name is Kate Johnson. I am a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, Certified Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach and Postnatal Fitness Specialist in Greeley, Colorado. I coach at an amazing CrossFit box, CrossFit Helix, as well as run my own personal training/coaching business, TulaFit.
Julie Germaine
Julie Germaine (female)
How Being a Mother Doesn't Stop Me from Training Hard and Staying Super Fit
I am Julie Germaine, and I am a proud Canadian. I’ve been a fitness expert and online personal trainer since 2005, and a Pro fitness model for 12 consecutive years.
Juma Iraki
Juma Iraki (male, 32)
How I Work as a Personal Trainer Despite Having Crohn's Disease
I went on to pursue a certification in personal training and a master’s degree in sports nutrition. Today, I run my own company (Iraki Nutrition AS) specializing in helping people build muscle and burn fat.
Nick Screeton
Nick Screeton (male, 31)
How I Keep Improving as a Personal Trainer after 10,000+ Training Sessions
Health & Fitness – being strong, mobile, aesthetic, and having a good all-around level of fitness. Business – running my one to one coaching business LEP Fitness. To date, I’ve completed over 10,000 x 1-1 personal training sessions and train clients in my private personal training gym, which is based in Sheffield, UK. Finances – building wealth for my family and making investments in both property and the stock market. Money gives you the ability to do the things you love doing. Family – spending quality time with my two children (Noah, who’s two and Darcey who’s four weeks old!). Family time each week is incredibly important to me, and I love them with all of my heart. Personal Development – reading every day – books on mindset, psychology, human anatomy, business, finances, etc. I also listen to lots of podcasts (Mark Coles, London Real, and the occasional Joe Rogan podcast!). I’ll also meditate most days and spend time visualizing how I want my future to look. Describe a typical day of training
Daniela Leccisi
Daniela Leccisi (female, 36)
How I Stay Strong and Compete in Bodybuilding Despite Having Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
The load of work that comes with it is massive since I’m also a personal trainer and a mum, so I have decided to put competitions on hold as it will be too hard for me to get the right rest to keep my body healthy.
Nucia Freitas
Nucia Freitas (female)
I'm a Full Time Bikini Athlete and IFBB Pro. This Is How I Stay Fit in My 40s
I originally studied accounting but now I am a full time bikini athlete and a married mother of 2 children. I am also studying for my personal trainer certificate and already have some clients. I also provide posing coaching.
Josef Rakich
Josef Rakich (male, 28)
I'm an Online Fitness Trainer. This is How I Go for Success on a Global Scale
My day job is an online fitness trainer and I help people from all around the world reach their fitness goals through my personalized meal plans & workout programs which are all updated monthly and all accessible via my mobile app.
Sean Harley
Sean Harley (male, 40)
I'm the Founder of Rock Solid Nutrition, IFBB Pro and 12x Cover Model. This Is How I Stay Strong and Fit
I try to get a good 7-8 hours of sleep per night. For a many years, while I was personal training and getting up for work super early, I was getting about 4-6 hours of sleep per night.
Wendy Broekx
Wendy Broekx (female, 51)
How I Started Competing in Natural Figure Bodybuilding in My Late 40s
My biggest regret is I wish I started my weight training journey in my early twenties. Being a fitness trainer, I did use weights but nothing like I do now.
Petar Ivancevic
Petar Ivancevic (male, 26)
How Videos Got Me Hooked on Parkour and Bodyweight Training
I am a personal trainer and a co-owner of Smash Training, online coaching that is focused on helping individuals with increasing their performance.
Jason Latonio
Jason Latonio (male, 40)
How I Got Fit and Strong Enough to Get a Black Belt in Calisthenics
I am also a certified personal trainer, and specialize in Bodyweight Fitness, or calisthenics.
Marc Mullen
Marc Mullen (male, 38)
I'm a Vegan Personal Trainer and Fashion Model. This is How I Push and Motivate Myself and My Clients
As well as been a personal trainer, I have had a relatively successful and long career as a fashion model. This is the job that enabled me to spend around 10 years travelling and working. I am still represented by agencies and I am lucky enough to be still working on a regular basis.
Viktoriia Voronina
Viktoriia Voronina (female, 25)
How the Death of My Parents Motivated Me to Become a Personal Trainer
I have lost both of my parents by the age of 25. And now more than ever I see the importance of my job as a fitness coach.
Theo Lury
Theo Lury (male, 23)
I Had Surgery for Scoliosis. Then I Got into Calisthenics and Bodyweight Training
Hi! I’m Theo Lury. I’m a 23-year-old freelance personal trainer, specialising in calisthenics and bodyweight training.
Tiago Guedes
Tiago Guedes (male, 36)
I Own a Gym. This Is How I Combine My Own Training with Training Clients
We are extremely proud and busy parents to our 1 year old son. I am a personal trainer but I see myself as a body transformation specialist, providing both one to one and group traning to clients.
Eve Dawes
Eve Dawes (female)
I'm a WBFF Pro Diva. This is How I Combine Bodybuilding with Running My Own Business
I did my personal training, yoga and spin certifications as I thought that would be what I went into when I stopped dancing but my careers evolved a lot since then.
Ciara Martinez
Ciara Martinez (female, 34)
How a Ketogenic Way of Living Has Helped Me with My Fitness Journey
Hi, my name is Ciara Martinez. I am originally from Georgia but I now live in the big city of Dallas, Texas. I am a full time mom with two beautiful children. I am also an online health & lifestyle coach as well as a fitness trainer.
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson (male, 46)
I'm a CEO of a Supplement Company, Coach and IFBB Pro. This Is How I Eat, Train and Recover
I’ve got numerous certifications including nutrition, personal training, yoga and meditation. I’m also a very lucky husband and father to a fantastic 26-year-old son and a wonderful 15-week red toy poodle.
Tom Ramsay
Tom Ramsay (male, 33)
I'm a Competitive Bodybuilder. This Is How I Keep Training Despite a Serious Injury
Get somebody to work with you on this, even if you need to hire a personal trainer for a few sessions. Look at food labels and begin to understand the quantities of macronutrients in the foods you eat and what would be required to increase or decrease each of these in your diet.
Kuba Firkowski
Kuba Firkowski (male, 23)
I'm a Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is What Calisthenics Does to My Body
You have few options if you are new in fitness world. First, if you have some money, hire a personal trainer. He will show you exercises and teach you properly technique. Second, maybe you have any buddies who are into fitness and they can help you.
Valentin Bosioc
Valentin Bosioc (male, 36)
This is How I Became the Most Followed Sports Influencer in Romania
Right now, I’m a full-time personal trainer and also a master trainer at one of Romania’s best fitness schools.
Mallory Reilly
Mallory Reilly (female, 27)
I Was Diagnosed with Depression at 13. This is How Fitness Helps to Regulate It
Hi, I’m Mallory! I’m an occupational therapist and personal trainer currently living and working in Manhattan. Everyday I am inspired by children with disabilities in school and adults in rehabilitation who challenge themselves to become stronger. I carry this same energy determination into my own training.
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson (male, 53)
I’m a 3x World Champion. This is How I Train to Win 3 More World Championship in The Next 5 Years
I am a personal trainer and a part-time model. I’ve been a personal trainer for 21 years since 1998.
Betty Ng
Betty Ng (female, 50)
How a Health Crisis Made Me Move from Finance to Full-time Fitness Training
If you had asked me, Betty Ng, ten years ago whether I could see myself becoming a full-time fitness trainer, I would have laughed and walked off.
Shea McLaughlin
Shea McLaughlin (female, 29)
I'm Registered Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer. This Is Why I Love Fitness
My name is Shea McLaughlin, I’m 29 years old and I have been a personal trainer and an exercise physiologist since 2014. I grew up in Essex, ON, Canada and currently live with my fiancé in Windsor/Tecumseh, ON.
Vanya Sakazova
Vanya Sakazova (female, 25)
How I Went from Being Slow and Weak to Stronger, Faster and Better
Hi there! My name is Vanya Sakazova. I am 25 years old, I was born and grew up in Bulgaria. I moved to Finland when I was 19 where I completed a Bachelor degree in Sports. Currently, I live in Edinburgh, UK and I work full time as a personal trainer.
Cassandra Kilkenny
Cassandra Kilkenny (female, 25)
How I Moved on from Competitive Swimming to Weightlifting and Bodybuilding
Additionally, I run my own web design studio, The Aurora Creative, and I sell workout programs and serve as an online personal trainer!
Nir Shamir
Nir Shamir (male, 25)
How I Combine Movement, Yoga and Calisthenics to Become Fit and Strong
My Instagram (main): @nirrshamir My Facebook: Nir Shamir Personal Trainer
Brittany Noelle
Brittany Noelle (female, 30)
I'm a Luxury Personal Trainer. This Is How I Train, Eat and Compete
I’ve been a certified personal trainer for 10 years. I’m also an online fitness coach and a fitness & lifestyle digital influencer.
Allison Fahrenbach
Allison Fahrenbach (female, 35)
I'm a Natural Pro Figure Athlete. This is How I Combine IBD and Bodybuilding
I train alone, in my own gym. I have a private facility my husband and I built right on our property where I also work with a small personal training clientele.
Ines Schubi
Ines Schubi (female, 27)
I’m a Plant-based Fitness Coach. This Is How I Help Traveling Women Stay Fit and Healthy
I’m Ines Schubi and I’m a plant-based fitness coach for traveling women. I am a digital nomad, so that means I don’t really live in one country.
Derek Duszynski
Derek Duszynski (male, 37)
Here's My Plan to Get on the Arnold Classic and Olympia Stages Multiple Times
My “day job” is as a personal trainer as well as a nutrition and contest prep coach. I currently live with my girlfriend and two kids – my former shelter pups, Zeb and Layla.
Sara Bigatti
Sara Bigatti (female, 28)
How I Went from Sales Consultant to Personal Trainer and Fitness Studio Owner
All my energy is here now. As a personal trainer and fitness instructor, I support people in developing awareness in the way they look at physical activity. It’s a way of being, it’s not a temporary choice. It’s important to be in the moment, listen to our body and respect it.
Gergo Jonas
Gergo Jonas (male, 33)
I'm a Vegan Strength Coach. This is How I Train to Stay Fit, Strong and Motivated
Hey, my name is Gergo Jonas, people just call me Coach G. I’m from Hungary, but I’ve been living in the UK for 11 years now. I’m a strength & conditioning specialist, working at PureGym Brighton Central as a personal trainer where I train athletes to increase their performance, and people who want to transform their bodies.
Paul Chelemen
Paul Chelemen (male, 31)
How My Training Changed from Bodybuilding to Functional Movements after I Became a Vegan Father
Hi, I’m Paul Chelemen, vegan personal trainer and yoga teacher. I’m 31 years old.
Antjuane Sims
Antjuane Sims (male, 46)
I'm a Plant-based Athlete Who Loves Burpees. This Is How Exercise Fuels My Mind and Body
Although, I’ve been asked to get back into training people, my focus right now is on growing my brand, GRABBZ™. I was inspired to create a product that helps people improve their workout performance, which helps them achieve their fitness goals. This is a different slant of personal training, but it still allows me to play a part in helping individuals achieve their fitness goals.
Amanda Louise Warlo
Amanda Louise Warlo (female, 29)
How I Don't Let My Scoliosis Stop Me from Training, Coaching and Competing
My name is Amanda Louise Warlo, I am 29 years old and from Copenhagen, Denmark. I have been living in Dubai, UAE for just over three years. In Dubai, I work as a personal trainer specializing in corrective exercise, due to my background in physiotherapy.
Brandan Fokken
Brandan Fokken (male, 40)
How I Have Appeared on 31 Fitness Magazine Covers and in over 300 Magazines
AFAA personal trainer certified
Jason Frand
Jason Frand (male, 30)
How I Became a Fitness Coach for Actors and Performers Who Want to Build Muscle
Hey! I’m Jaron Frand. I’m an actor turned online fitness coach for other actors! And I’m the founder of the Get A-List Fit Method.
Azad Singh
Azad Singh (male, 28)
I'm a Vegan Personal Trainer. This is How I Developed My Passion for Fitness
Hi to all the readers here at Bulk Hackers. I’m Azad Singh, a personal trainer from Birmingham, UK. I turned vegetarian in 2011 and further went vegan at the end of 2015. I’m not protein deficient. 😀
Kiana Nirvana Loomis
Kiana Nirvana Loomis (female, 23)
My Passion Is Fitness. This Is How I Learned the Importance of Rest and Recovery
I have a few projects that I am currently a part of including enhancing my own business and clients’ experience, and working on a new and upcoming training platform to bring personal training to those who can’t make it to the gym via virtual reality.
Scott Shetler
Scott Shetler (male, 44)
I'm a Vegan Strength Coach. This is How Fitness Has Been Part of My Life for 28 Years
In addition to my degree, I am a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and have the following specialty certifications: Westside Barbell Special Strengths Coach, Tai Chi Healthways Standard Tai Chi Instructor, and World Kettlebell Club Kettlebell Coach.
Asontia Alex
Asontia Alex (male, 29)
How I Went from Bullied Child to Mr. Strength Africa
Am a professional fitness trainer, a model and an actor, and I moved to Germany to widen my brand internationally, am single and have no children yet.
Adam Neth
Adam Neth (male, 26)
How My Training Has Changed and Improved since I Started at Age 12
My name is Adam Neth and I’m currently a full-time personal trainer in Cincinnati, Ohio at Cincy 360 Fitness. I have been heavily involved with weight training since I was 12 years old. I am now 26 years old, so you can say that I’ve been at this for a while. Training is my passion and I am very fortunate to be able to enjoy my passion.
Dave Cunningham
Dave Cunningham (male, 33)
How I Maintain an Impressive Fitness Model Physique after 17 Years of Training
Hey! My name is Dave Cunningham and I’m 33 years old. I’m a PT (Personal Trainer), Online Coach and Fitness Model from Medway in Kent. I have been active in fitness for nearly 20 years.
Daz Hallett
Daz Hallett (male, 49)
How I Won Mr. Universe, Got Surgery and Then Won Mr. Universe Again
I’m Daz Hallett, 49 years old and I’m from the South of the UK but now live in Florida, USA with my wife Laura and our two daughters. I’m a Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist, Advanced Sports Nutritionist and Online Transformation Coach.
Caleb Blanchard
Caleb Blanchard (male, 32)
How I Went from Being Undersized to IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Online Coach and Personal Trainer
I am married with three beautiful children, one boy and two girls! I am a personal trainer and typical stay at home dad. I spend most afternoons doing homework and house work. My wife works full time in the medical field.
Nick Staro
Nick Staro (male, 26)
How I Came Back Strong after a Motorcycle Accident and Placed 2nd in Mr. Hellas
I make my living as a certified personal trainer at a gym in Athens. I coach people online and advise them with nutrition and training programs. I have been lifting weights somewhere between seven to eight years and before that I was into Muay Thai, MMMA, and boxing. 
Ben Palacios
Ben Palacios (male, 30)
How I Went From Hating Sports To Loving Calisthenics, Crossfit and Outdoor Training
Hey Bulkhackers! My name is Ben Palacios. I’m somewhat of a Renaissance man; actor, model, personal trainer, producer, singer/songwriter, a capella geek, voice actor, celebrity nanny, Enrique Iglesias’ hand double (for real) and the list goes on.
Antti Plaami
Antti Plaami (male, 35)
How I became a Natural Vegan Powerlifting Ultra-Endurance Athlete and Coach
My name is Antti Plaami. I am 35 years old. I am from Helsinki, Finland and lived here all my life so far. I work as a personal trainer, marathon & nutrition coach. Including world wide online training as well.
Rishi Kunal Joshi
Rishi Kunal Joshi (male, 29)
I'm a Supercomputing Engineer, Vegan Powerlifter, Bodybuilder and Fitness Coach. This Is How I Work, Train and Eat
I’m a Supercomputing Engineer, Vegan Powerlifter, Bodybuilder and Fitness Coach. This Is How I Work, Train and Eat
Alex Buffone
Alex Buffone (male, 24)
How I Train, Eat and Prepare to Be the First Male Vegan Athlete on the Mr. Olympia Stage
Hey guys, my name is Alex Buffone. I’m a 24 year old personal trainer from Montreal, Canada.
Chad Havunen
Chad Havunen (male, 40)
How I'm Gonna Comeback to Pro Bodybuilding, Mr. Olympia and Battle of the Godz after a 5 Years Hiatus
I am a certified personal trainer and nutritionist with ISSA. I am also the CEO of Natural Bodyz Fitness 24/7 (NBF 24/7).
Ingrid S. Clay
Ingrid S. Clay (female, 39)
I'm a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Plant-Based Chef. This is How Fitness Has Become My Meditation
I am a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and plant-based chef. In addition, I am a bodybuilder and aspiring triathlete. I’ve been training for over ten years.
James Ruckert
James Ruckert (male, 28)
I Used to be an Overweight Teen. Now, I'm a Fitness Author, Personal Trainer & Calisthenics Coach
Hi, I’m James Ruckert, a 28-year old personal trainer/calisthenics and movement coach based in London. I’ve worked within fitness professionally for over five years now and been involved in fitness for over seven years.
Magda Xantopol
Magda Xantopol (female, 44)
I'm a Vegan Coeliac. This Is How I Went from Financial Controller to Fitness and Health Professional
I have been into fitness and health all my life and started training professionally in 2014, when I became a Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor, Kangoo Jumps Mentor and Trainer (allowing me to organise workshops to teach KJ instructors and license them too).
Eva Tretjakova
Eva Tretjakova (female, 42)
How I Juggle Being Mom, Wife, Fitness Instructor and Bodybuilding Champion
I’ve obtained certificates of Personal trainer (EQF Level4), Fitness instructor (EQF Level 3), Group fitness instructor (EQF Level 3), Group exercise to music instructor (EQF Level3).
Zack Belknap
Zack Belknap (male, 27)
I'm a Vegan Bodybuilder. This is How I Build Muscle with Plant-Based Diet
My name is Zack Belknap. I am 27 years old, I live in Eugene, OR and I am the owner of Bold Body Fitness LLC personal training business.
Tshireletso Madibo
Tshireletso Madibo (male, 30)
How I Made the Choice to Keep Training Even When Things Get Difficult
My name is Tshireletso Madibo from Johannesburg City, South Africa. I am a 30-year-old God-fearing man. I am an introvert, personal trainer and have no children yet. I don’t smoke and I don’t drink.
Jae Griggs
Jae Griggs (male, 37)
At 237 Lbs, I'm One of the Biggest Vegan Bodybuilders. This Is How I Eat, Train and Get Big
I am currently a Gunsmith II for VSE in Ft. Benning GA, (Military base), inspecting and repairing weapons for the soldiers (nine years), and I am also a personal trainer and nutrition coach. I’ve been a personal trainer for about five years now.
Samantha Shorkey
Samantha Shorkey (female, 37)
I'm the Host of Jacked on a Beanstalk. This Is How I Became the First-ever Vegan WNBF Bikini Pro
My name is Samantha Shorkey. I am a certified personal trainer and the first-ever vegan World Naturals (WNBF) bikini pro. I share my knowledge and experience via my blog and podcast at JackedontheBeanstalk.com.
SuzAnne Llano
SuzAnne Llano (female, 49)
How I Started Competitive Bodybuilding at 40 and Fell in Love with the Discipline and Commitment
I’m originally from Long Island, New York. I now reside in Wellington, Florida. I’m a personal trainer and online fitness coach for bikini and figure gals.
Maik Wiedenbach
Maik Wiedenbach (male, 43)
How I Became a Top Personal Trainer in New York City and Got My Own Gym
I run a personal training gym in the city and teach at NYU (I teach exercise science).
Taylor Patterson
Taylor Patterson (male, 34)
How a Back Injury Forced Me to Focus on Mobility and Flexibility in the Gym
My name is Taylor Patterson and I live in Vancouver, Canada. I’m 34 years old and have been a personal trainer since 2010.
Stefano Manassero
Stefano Manassero (male, 56)
How I Won Competitions, Retired for 17 Years and Then Made a Winning Come Back at 50+
I am a self-employed Personal Trainer, Sport therapist, Competition Prep Coach and Nutritional coach.
Sharon Polsky
Sharon Polsky (female, 46)
I'm a Pro Fitness Bikini Competitor. This Is Why I Choose to Loose Muscle
For my personal training regime I still use bodypart splits. I lift heavy 5 days per week and enjoy functional/athletic training 2 days per week.
Fábio Veras
Fábio Veras (male, 42)
This is How I Stay Fit and Motivated After 25 Years of Competitive Bodybuilding
I started as a competition bodybuilder and as a personal trainer and now I’m the CEO of Center of Physical Excellence where I manage a team of professionals including medical doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists and personal trainers.
Bre Hess
Bre Hess (female, 28)
How I Lost 185 Lbs, Became a Personal Trainer and Fitness Model
I’m Bre Hess, 28 years old and living in West Virginia, USA. Certified personal trainer and now studying to be an Exercise therapist as well.
Taco Fleur
Taco Fleur (male, 45)
How I Run Cavemantraining and Stay Fit with Kettlebells While Traveling the World
As for personal coaching clients, I only take on a select few and they have to know exactly what goal they want to reach and be committed about reaching that.
Alex Carneiro
Alex Carneiro (male, 31)
How My Motivation Has Changed the Way I Train, Eat and Recover
I’m a full time Fitness Studio Owner, Personal Trainer & Television Host. I’m also a published health author.
Marios Iacovou
Marios Iacovou (male, 32)
How I Stopped Eating Meat and Became a Vegan Personal Trainer in London
Hi, I’m Marios, a 32 year old Vegan Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Nutritionist, based in North London, UK. Personal Training is my full time work, where I offer sessions to clients from a private studio.
Diana Chaloux – LaCerte
Diana Chaloux – LaCerte (female, 42)
How I Became Fitness World Champion and Featured in Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Natural Muscle
I became a personal trainer in 2002. I realized that the gym was the place I loved to be!
Micah LaCerte
Micah LaCerte (male, 40)
I'm the Owner of Hitch Fit, WBFF Muscle Model World Champion and Iron Man Cover Model
I am the owner of Hitch Fit Online Personal Training and Also Own 2 Hitch Fit Gyms in Kansas City. I am also Married to Diana Chaloux LaCerte.
Victor Egonu
Victor Egonu (male, 30)
How I'm Planning to Win the Drug-free Bodybuilding World Championship next Season
Hey wasup I’m Victor Egonu from the US living in Baltimore, MD where I am a manager at an Adult Medical Day Care and Physical Therapy center for elderly as well as run my side business personal training studio coaching healthcare professionals who want to lose fat and build muscle.
Michael Habibi
Michael Habibi (male, 27)
How I Went from Skinny Fat to Vegan Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach
I am a part time personal trainer and part time online fitness coach (I run a 90 day program where I teach my clients how to master their body, health and mindset).
Ishaan Verma
Ishaan Verma (male, 23)
How I Got a Job Training Clients at My Gym after Just 2 Years
I work as a personal Trainer and freelancer. I’m an ACE, FIT and EREPS certified professional who has been working professionally in the fitness industry for the past 2 years. I have almost 4 years of lifting experience.
Mehdi Benmoussa
Mehdi Benmoussa (male, 23)
My Body Fat Percentage Is 7%. This Is How I'm Cutting, Eating and Training
I’m Mehdi Benmoussa, 23 years old and from Morocco. I’m a fitness coach, an entrepreneur and I also study economics.
Klaudijus Simutis
Klaudijus Simutis (male, 19)
How I Got a Very Aesthetic Physique (It All Started with Dragon Ball Z)
I’m from Lithuania and am currently living in Ireland where I have studied Personal Training and have been helping people reach their fitness goals ever since.
Luka Skubonja
Luka Skubonja (male, 22)
How I Trained to Become WFF Balkan Champion and IBFF European Champion in Bodybuilding
All of that has led me to have a fitness trainer job in a local gym (Life Wellness Center Šibenik) and I’m very happy with working what I love.
Faisal Ali
Faisal Ali (male, 20)
How I Lost 30 Kg and Got Lean by Dieting and Doing Smart Gym Workouts
During my fitness journey I had no one to guide me, so this is the reason why I give personal training to people.
Loued Capisinio
Loued Capisinio (male, 31)
How I Moved from the Philippines to Be a Personal Trainer at the Oxygen Gym in Kuwait
My name is Loued Capisinio, I’m 31 years old. I’m from the Philippines and a full-time gym/fitness/bodybuilding trainer. I’m living here in Kuwait for a job at the Oxygen gym, have been here since 2016 (where I weighed just 85 kg (187 lbs), 19 kg (42 lbs) less than now).
Easton Elliott
Easton Elliott (male, 25)
How I Stopped Smoking 35 Cigarettes a Day, Became a Personal Trainer and Got Really Fit
My name is Easton Elliott and I am a personal trainer in Canada. I’m 25 years old now, but only recently got into fitness within the last 4 years.

Hacks and Routines

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

Rest Days
Foam Rolling
Leg Day
Fasted Cardio
Circuit Training

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 👍

Cheat Days
Ice Cream
Gluten Free
Fast Food


The most mentioned supplements amongst the personal trainers.

Whey Protein
Fish Oil
Plant Protein
Beta Alanine
Protein Bars
Energy Drinks

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