Thursday, April 5, 2012


The best thing about training with Sam is that it's a positive, frustration-free experience. Both he and Cindy put a major emphasis on proper form and building a solid foundation. They're both incredibly knowledgeable, and it's great to feel like you can truly trust the advice that you're being given. There's no boot camp-style yelling or bullying-- just encouragement, motivation, and tangible results that you can see and feel.

Sam is great about checking in on your progress as well as consistently sending out interesting articles and videos that back up everything he tells you during your sessions. Proper nutrition and stress management are emphasized just as much as exercise, which is key for longer-term success. You really get the sense that Sam is as invested in your progress as you are, and that kind of teamwork and coaching is what makes the difference.

As a former vegetarian and disgruntled cardio machine user who would cringe at the thought of anything more than a set of five-pound dumbbells, I can honestly say that my outlook on diet and fitness has done a complete 180-degree turn in a short amount of time, and I feel and look ten times better because of it (and there is still a LOT more progress to be made!). I initially thought that having a personal trainer was a major luxury, but more and more, I see it as a necessity for good health. Not to mention the awesome fact that two months ago I would've been embarrassed to be seen in a swimsuit, and now I'm actually excited for my upcoming beach vacation. My kettlebells will be joining me on the trip!

If you're in Los Angeles and you're willing to make the commitment, you really can't do better than Sam and Cindy. Seeing improvement as a result of hard work is a great feeling and I can honestly say that it's something I experience with every session. Read it on Yelp.
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