Where do you train people?

Please see our LOCATIONS page for more information, but we train people all over San Francisco. Some of my favorite spots to work out are the Lyon Street Steps, Aquatic Park, Marina Green, Kezar Stadium and any playground in town.

What are the hours you train people?

The hours I train people are:

Monday - Friday - 6:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday - CLOSED

Sunday - CLOSED

I've never worked out with a personal trainer before - what makes working out with you different than just going to a gym?

When you work out with me, you can be confident that I have your goals as well as your safety in mind. I want to help you become your physical best by designing a systematic, comprehensive program that will build your strength and stamina without risking injury. You can be sure that you will not only get an amazing workout, but you'll have fun while doing it. I like to keep a smile on my clients' faces because I think that if you're enjoying your workouts, you'll be more likely to stick with them. And last but not least, we will be outside enjoying this beautiful city! That beats a stinky gym any day! 

What if I have an injury?

If you have a previous injury, have recently had surgery or have been diagnosed with an illness, I will take special care to accommodate for your limitation, building your strength at a safe and gradual pace. Please provide clearance from your physician for any recent surgeries or diagnoses.

What are your qualifications as a trainer?

I am a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

How long have you been training clients?

I have been training clients professionally since 2010.

What kind of payments do you accept?

I accept cash, personal checks, credit cards and PayPal.

How much will it cost to train with you?

The cost for personal training will vary depending on how many sessions you purchase, where you would like to train and if you are signing up individually or with a partner. Please drop me a line in the CONTACT US page with your inquiry and I will get back to you right away.

What can I expect at our training sessions?

When you train with me, you can expect a solid hour of movement. We will start with some active stretching, focusing on any trouble spots, then we will move on to a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout using weights, kettlebells, TRX suspension training and bodyweight exercises intermixed with short bursts of cardio for maximum muscle building and fat loss. For the last five minutes we will cool down and do some static stretches. 
Some of my clients like to run for their workouts. In that case we will pick a terrain (flat, hilly, road, trail), meet there and spend the hour running with bursts of sprints intermixed and sometimes some hiking too. Afterward we will stretch for about five minutes.

What should I wear?

I generally recommend working out in whatever exercise apparel that you feel the most comfortable in and workout appropriate sneakers. No jeans or dress shoes, please. 

Should I bring anything?

I highly recommend bringing water and a towel. I will supply all equipment.

Should I eat before our workout?

Yes. Please eat something 1-2 hours before we meet. I recommend a small meal of a piece of whole grain toast with a bit of peanut or almond butter and a banana, or something comparable. Think fuel. Fuel up before you show up.

What can I expect from a running group or tour?

Most runs are 60-120 minutes long. We will meet at our starting point ten minutes before leaving. At that time, I will collect payment and talk a little about where we will be going and what we will see.
Runs are generally 4-7 miles long and can be on both pavement and dirt trails. If there are a lot of hills on the route, expect periods of walking/hiking as well as time factored in for picture taking. I would not advise bringing a camera that you can not store while we run. Smart phones are the best bet.
Feel free to bring water. There aren't always water fountains nearby. 
All run routes are on a loop so we will end back where we started within 1-2 hours.

What is your cancellation policy?

I require 24 hours notice if you are unable to make it to our session otherwise you may be charged for that session. If you are signed up for a running tour and do not give 24 hours notice, you will lose your deposit.* 

*I understand that sometimes there is an emergency or illness that cannot be predicted. In those cases, penalties will be waived.

What if it rains?

Luckily, we don't get rained out very often, but in the off chance that we do, we can always train indoors. Some clients don't want to train inside so in those cases, we will touch base as soon as possible before our session and reschedule at no charge. 
For running tours, if it's raining enough to cancel, you can either transfer your deposit for the next scheduled run or, if that isn't an option, your deposit will be refunded.