I have been working out with Anthony at God's Gym in Oakland for about a year. I genuinely look forward to going to the gym - which I didn't think was possible. Anthony and the rest of the God's Gym family cultivate a wonderfully inclusive and supportive environment for all of their clients.
Working out with Anthony feels like working out with a cousin or a brother. He is knowledgeable, kind and beyond willing to work with you on whatever your goal's may be. I am stronger, leaner and healthier than I was 1 year ago- and it hardly feels like it took any work to get here as I enjoy working out with Anthony that much. He is a great trainer and a great person. Do yourself a favor and give him a shot -especially if you sort of hate working out :)
Anthony changed my life. I was severely overweight and the tipping point was when my doctor, during a physical basically said, "dude you're fat." At that point I know I needed help. In college I was in the best shape of my life because I had two friends I worked out with that guided me through our lifting routines. I worked out with them for 2 years before they graduated. I tried to maintain the regimen on my own accord but lost focus and the lbs started piling up. Flash forward to the day my doctor told me I was fat. After that happened, I started researching training gyms and settled on God's Gym. I started training with Anthony about 2 years ago and it's been amazing. I'm down +/- 50 lbs from my starting weight. At one point I was down 70 lbs, but then added on about 15-20 lbs of muscle. Anthony is super supportive and has guided me on this journey. My goal is to compete in a physique contest in July 2018. The result of my journey so far has changed my life for the better and brought me closer to my goals than I have would have gotten if I had gone at it alone. It was and has been hard, but it's more than worth it. If you go with God's, just keep at it, no matter how hard it gets, and you'll get the desired results you're after. 5 Stars for God's Gym! 5 Stars for Anthony!
Worked out with Anthony for four months. By doing weights 3x/week, cardio 4x/week and following the macro guidelines he gave me on MyFitnessPal, I am proud to say that I lost 19 pounds (10.5% of my body weight)! Anthony is incredibly positive and supportive. He's cool and upbeat and will cater your workout to you. Loved not having to think about the workouts, but just show up and do them. They progressively got more challenging as I became more fit as well. 10/10 highly recommend Anthony!!
Working out with Anthony has made me a better person. Over the past 2 years, I have been working out 3 times/week with Anthony. Not only am I happy with how I look, but I also have so much more energy, more positivity, and I feel healthier. Anthony is one of the kindest and most charismatic people I have met. He genuinely wants his clients succeed and will do whatever he can do make that happen. His unrelenting encouragement and deep knowledge of fitness and nutrition make him a truly excellent trainer. Despite having worked out with Anthony for so long, I still leave feeling sore and knowing that I got a rigorous work out.
After years and years of wanting to have a personal trainer, I always pushed it off. But something about turning 25 was a wake up call for me. So I made the plunge and did my research and looked into plenty of Personal Trainers but none of them really stood out. It wasn't until using this service and Anthony reaching out to me is a very fast manner that I took the opportunity to meet with him. Let's just say after a quick 15 min phone call and getting to know one another, I was hooked and ready to go. I started my training session on Monday and for someone who really hasn't stepped foot in a GYM or lifted weights, Anthony understands that and works to your level. During the 30 min workout (which felt longer at times haha) he was with me every step of the way, motivating and encouraging me to complete my sets. It has truly been the best investment I have ever made and look forward to accomplishing my goals. You won't go wrong with God's Gym & Anthony as your trainer. This guy knows his stuff!