Rayven Nolt // Lost 35 pounds
Age // 29
San Jose // CA
When I first decided to start training, I wanted to lose weight so that I could feel better about myself. Now that I have been training for a while it’s more than losing weight; it has become about maintaining a healthy life, challenging myself, and living an active lifestyle.
My initial goal was to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday and I gave myself 1 year to accomplish that goal. When I first started training, I was really weak and really sore. As I continued to train I could see and feel my improvements. I got stronger, my reps increased, and I felt better about myself mentally and physically. I changed my diet but believe me, I wasn’t always prefect about following the diet. But that’s why this program works: it practical. However, I dropped 35 pounds in 5 months so I met my goal quicker than I thought possible. Although I have reached my goal, my goals now have shifted. I am focusing on losing 15 more pounds and toning up by getting more muscle definition.
I have come a long ways since I started training. Not only have I lost weight, I feel better, and I have more energy. My life has changed since I began training because I really enjoy working out. I enjoy challenging myself to train harder and to get in even better shape. Getting a personal trainer has been the best thing I have done for myself because I have lost weight and I have had fun doing it. Having a trainer allows you to want to continue to train because you are always doing something different and you are constantly being challenged.
Alex is an amazing trainer. He is knowledgeable, flexible with scheduling and most importantly he enjoys what he does. Not only is he my trainer, but he is my friend as well. I would recommend Alex to anyone and everyone because he cares about his clients; he wants them to succeed, and most of all he is really good at what he does.
Lourdes Olanio // Lost 55 pounds
Age // 46
San Jose // CA
I have always struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. Standing only at 5'0" tall, my weight ranged from 125 lbs - 160 lbs. With years of yo-yo dieting and yo-yo exercising, I gained more weight than I could have ever imagined. My heaviest was at 180 lbs.
It was only in 2012 that I had a wake-up call. I was not in the best of health and to make matters worse, I hurt my lower back. I got so tired of being sick and the way I looked that I decided to do something about it. I came across Alex at the gym while he was training Rayven, who was another client. She only had good things to say about him, but I was still not 100% convinced. I asked myself how his workout program set himself apart from the other trainers, specifically how he worked with back problems. He may be able to 'talk the talk', but can he also 'walk the walk'?
Alex tailored the workout according to my goals and needs. If we were working on my abs, for example, and the exercise causes pain in my back, he would show me different options but the routine was still for the abs. Alex is very detail oriented in that he would take the time to show and explain the exercise even if it meant going over the allotted time. I am amazed that with only the use of certain tools such as the Kettle Bell, Bosu Ball, and Medicine Ball, Alex's workout program really works. My body has more definition and shape and my energy level has increased. And the best thing is I no longer experience the back pain that I used to have!!
Janet Salinas // Lost 37 pounds
Age // 37
Salinas // CA
I have been happily married for 16 years. In this time, I have been working a full time career with a busy travel schedule to different states, being a full-time mother of two, a head coach for a cheerleading squad, a baseball mom, always eating on the go and I have been EXHAUSTED! Sound familiar?
I never had the time to work out, or made the time. At 37 years old, 230 lbs, I was the heaviest I have ever been! It was spiraling out of control. I tried every weight-loss diet there was over the years, and I could never lose more than 15 lbs. The diets were never sustainable, so I would quit! I could never do it on my own. I sat at my desk and watched Alex train his clients for about 1 year. I could not believe how amazing Alex’s clients looked in just a short period of time! I could not sit and make excuses for myself any longer. I remember thinking, how was I going to fit workouts in with my busy schedule? I sat down with Alex, and he created a diet plan and workout schedule that worked with my “on the go” lifestyle. Alex has taught me to make healthy choices, including what foods I should eat and how to prepare my meals ahead of time. The best thing is I eat all day long!
The workouts are fun and educational, and I find myself anxiously waiting for my next work out. My energy level has increased dramatically, which has helped with my long days. I feel myself looking more fit and feeling much stronger in such a short period of time. I started my weight-loss journey with Alex 3 ½ months ago, and I have already lost 37 lbs.! My goal is to lose a total of 70 lbs. I know Alex is the guy to take me there!
David Berry // Lost 10” (waist)
Age // 54
San Jose // CA
I decided to get myself into training again after a holiday with family in the UK left me feeling decidedly unfit. After no training for about 10 years caused by a general laziness, I set about walking myself fitter. Although this was working to some degree, more was required.
I was using the gym one day when I met Alex, who was training one of his clients. We had a chat and I booked some sessions for my wife and myself.
In the first session Alex spent time building up a picture of my health and wellbeing history, and the goals I wished to achieve. He also took measurements of my height, weight, BMI and fat % and then proceeded to inform me not to get to caught up in the numbers (great advice). Alex also prepared a nutritional plan for me, and a training regime: twice a week with him one on one, three times on my own and a group session (Boot Camp) on Saturdays.
I have been training with Alex for the past four months and my weight has dropped, as well as my BMI and fat% and my waist is 10” smaller. The important thing though is that I feel much better and fitter in myself. The lessons have continually evolved and are fresh, exciting and challenging. His instruction about technique and form has ensured that I haven’t injured myself.
As with all goals, mine have changed as I have become fitter and I imagine will continue to do so. I appreciate the time and effort that Alex has put into the training, ensuring I don’t get bored and lose interest.
Nicki Ogle // Lost 20 pounds
Age // 65
San Jose // CA
My life has taken a turn for the better since I met my trainer Alex Zuniga. I hadn't worked out in over 14 years. It was negatively affecting all aspects of my life from my energy level to my attitude and overall health.
Alex has motivated me and showed me that I could change all these things if I dedicated myself to working out and living a healthy life style. When I started working out with Alex three and a half months ago, I could hardly do a lunge or squat my own body weight! Now I feel strong and determined. Alex is very encouraging and processional. He is not just my trainer, he's also become my friend.
My reward? I have lost 20 lbs so far and feel great!
Claudia Schwartzberg // Lost 36 pounds
Age // 43
San Jose // CA
Alex is the absolute BEST trainer in the area!!!
I lost 36 pounds and he got me in very good shape. He is knowledgeable and always pushes you to the max, beyond what you thought you were capable of. Plus he is genuinely nice, friendly, respectful and smart.
For anyone who has never trained or is looking for improvements, I would greatly recommend Alex.