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Personal Trainers

We have talked with 214 athletes who mention personal training.

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.
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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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