135 W 20th St 3rd Fl, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.746497 -74.009447
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I finally have found a perfect fit for my exercise needs and schedule! The team dynamic works great for me. I enjoy having the opportunity to work with different trainers who collaborate on my needs. James, Luis and David are great trainers. They each have individual styles that keep it interesting and are all genuinely interested in helping you achieve your goals. Each training session is geared around how you are feeling each time you come in. They know when you can be pushed and when you might need to back off. Your well being and form if foremost in their approach. I have worked out with many personal trainers over the years and I have never met a group who truly care about you. Having one on one training is so much better than the group dynamic for so many reasons.
Great One on One Attention – As someone who is very active in the fitness industry, I will say I have not met more qualified personal trainers than James and Luis. I enjoy the healthy snacks they always have for me as well, so cute! Their private personal training studio in Chelsea is a great space and I enjoy going to my workout there once a week. The gym is always clean and the bathroom/shower is really convenient so I can run to work after. PPT recently started small group training and I have gone to a few classes of that also...love it! A few of my friends and I decided to go together and we really had a blast-as well as an exhausting workout. I've had many personal trainers throughout my time in NYC but PPT has got me hooked.
Great Saturday Morning Bootcamp – James has created an fun workout routine that is ideal to sweat out the booze from the night before, but not make you feel like you wish you never came. The outdoor workout consists of a full body exercises that use a lot of bungee cords and simple agility movements. It is a great hour that has you leaving felling good about what you just accomplished and ready to enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Quintessential Personal Trainer – At a time when my body became very weak and my extremities were in pain due to limited core strength, James helped me improve my balance and strength with simple routines that erradicated my pain and helped me feel like I was in control of my body again. Working out with James helped more than working with my physical therapist.
James excels in the field of training. His knowledge and competence exceeds the average trainer; and his ability to build relationships with his clients creates a familiar, comfortable atmosphere for exercise.
He is the quintessential personal trainer!
simply, the best – James has been my trainer for 10 years. He takes a personal and sincere interest in seeing that particular exercises are making me stronger. As an older woman, I am aware of greater endurance as James continues to push me, gently, through our sessions. I must also mention that James is always prompt, caring, and efficient. The studio has the proper equipment and is clean and attractive.
Great Trainer!!! – James is a great trainer, and an all around great guy. I've been training with James for over a year now and have never been in better shape. He was able to devise a balanced program for me of cardio, weightlifting and core exercises. I now feel that I know my way around the gym and understand how to target certain muscle groups and vary my exercises so I don't plateau and get stale. Highly recommend James.
The trainer I've been looking for! – I’ve worked out with a number of personal trainers over the years. I am so happy I finally found James! When we first met, about a year ago, James asked detailed questions about my health and fitness goals, and then designed an individual program to address them. This impressed me; other personal trainers I’ve encountered seem to have a one-size-fits-all approach, regardless of the individual.
He continually adjusts my program, adding new exercises that always keep my workouts interesting and challenging. With his constant encouragement – sometimes gentle, and sometimes (when necessary) considerably more forceful! – he makes sure his clients get the most out of every workout. James doesn’t just say “do this, do that.” He takes time to explain why an exercise is important, and then makes sure the movement is executed with proper form.
James has a private exercise studio that is fully equipped. It has everything all the other gyms have – except crowds of annoying people! It is a pleasure to be in an exclusive, private environment; it allows me (and James) to focus exclusively on the workout.
As an added bonus, James has hired a terrific new trainer, Luis Nunez, to work with him. While adhering to the same basic philosophy as James, Luis brings his own experience and insights to his workouts. He’s smart and engaging, and it’s enjoyable to occasionally spend a session with him as well.
I wish I had found Progressive Personal Training years ago!
Look No Further! – I had my first training session with James in August, 2005 at the request of my therapist who also trained with James. Trust me when I say that I had never considered going to a personal trainer for a few reasons including body image issues. I finally agreed to go for just one session simply to satisfy my therapist’s request and I’ve been with James ever since.
If you’re considering a trainer look no further. James is a special guy who will put you at ease and focus his total attention on your needs and goals. To put it simply, he cares. He’s a true professional in this business (sterling credentials) and as I’ve come to learn, you can’t say that about all trainers. I’ve made great progress over the years and while I do work hard, most of the credit goes to James. I train after work and many nights after a tough work day I drag myself to the gym convinced that I won’t be able to do squat tonight. Without fail I leave the session feeling invigorated and so glad I went. I’ve also had a couple of health issues recently and James is always careful to consider these problems and adjust my routines accordingly. Before too long I’m back on track and moving forward.
James recently opened his own facility on West 20th Street. He is as focused on creating a first class gym environment as he is on his clients’ individual programs. Take it from this satisfied client and stop in and meet James. You’ll be glad you did!
By far the best trainer I have had – I went to see James with 30 lbs of extra weight on me at the age of 32 and in pretty bad shape. He was my first - and by far the best - trainer I have ever had. Having moved around the past couple of years I have been unable to find someone like him.
Unlike other experiences, I did not wake up the next morning with the obligatory painful muscles yet without realizing it, I leaned out and became very toned over the next 3-4 weeks. As a female, he understood how I wanted to look; he didn't talk incessantly (my pet hate); and I left each session feeling like I achieved a very satisfactory workout. Not one did I regret waking up early for.
It sounds cliche but he really did transform my body and helped me see exercise as a way of life.
Best Personal Trainer in NYC – I have been training with James for over a year and can say without a doubt that he has changed not only my physical appearance but my attitude to health and fitness. I have even joined a gym and actually go 4 times a week on top of our sessions, this is from someone who hated gyms?.seriously hated them.
James keeps the sessions interesting and best of all fun, you will absolutely see a difference quickly and the fact that you enjoy it really helps for those days that you are feeling a little lazy. I guess that the proof was when I last went home, I hadn?t seen my friends for 6 months and they could not believe the difference in me.
I cannot say enough great things about this trainer; he is busy for a good reason but will always help out if you need to change your schedule.
If you want to get into shape quickly and have fun doing it then James is your guy!
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