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We have talked with 214 athletes who mention personal training.

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.
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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
Fast Food
Gluten Free


The most mentioned supplements amongst the personal trainers.

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

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