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Personal Training Studio 1450 5th St
Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Personal Training Success Stories

Get Inspired, Get Results*.

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Client Testimonials - Personal Trainer Reviews

Claire has 3 children and is an executive at a major worldwide company. Even with this and traveling a lot for work, she still finds time to exercise with Fitness Together. She comes in 3 times a week faithfully ever since her doctor expressed concerns over her health. Since then, she has lowered her A1C, decreased her number of migraines and her stress levels.* Claire’s trainer helps her not only get her workouts at FT but also to hold her accountable outside of FT. Claire now runs 2-3x/week on her own!

Personal Training Reviews

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Rachel Teague Borowski

Fitness Together Client and Business Woman

"I had hit a significant plateau for six months after losing the initial 40 lbs* on my own. Fitness Together broke that plateau and it really started coming off quickly! I am down 16 dress sizes.* I am most proud to carry my "before" pictures (I never am without them) to encourage others and show people it can be done."

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Wick Lyne

Fitness Together Client and Professional

I've been working with FT for 3 months and could not ask for better results. Their staff is excellent and the gym is the perfect size for someone looking for something tailored to the individual who is there to work, not "the scene." I'm very pleased with my membership with these guys."

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Michele Roth

Business Woman

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Rachel S.


Bill S.

Fitness Together Client and Business Man

I have been training at FT on 5th Street in Santa Monica several times per week for over a year.  The results have been tremendous; it has changed my life.  I recommend FT to anyone, regardless of age, gender, fitness level, or training goals.  

The training focuses on the core, balance and the interconnections between muscles.  When you first start the training, you can tell something positive is happening, but it can be difficult to grasp the full import.  Over time, with consistent work, you will be amazed by the results*:  posture will straighten, balance will improve and promote more graceful movement, and you will have the strength and stamina to do your daily tasks with the kind of ease you thought you lost years ago.  The people in your life will undoubtedly notice changes, regardless of your starting point.

On top of the training program, the experienced and knowledgeable professionals will give you advice on nutrition and cardio to assist your weight loss goals*.  The staff is excellent.  They have been doing this for a long time, have a the necessary degrees, and use a low-key, helpful style.  

FT in Santa Monica is clearly a successful practice, with many long-term clients like me.  During my scheduled three time per week visits, I see the same clients before and after my session - I have been seeing them for over a year, and I have watched us all change for the better.

If you are at a place in your life where you are ready to invest the dollars, time, effort, and self-discipline, put yourself into the FT program.  If your experience is like mine, you will come to view it as one of the smartest moves of your life.

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Sarah S

Sanam Safavi

Mom and Business Woman

Sanam Safavi

Fitness Together has given me the opportunity to do something I was unable to do on my own or at any other fitness center. I am the type of person that needs that extra push when it comes to personal fitness. From the first day, my entire program was centered on me in order to meet my personal goals. I find that I need that accountability that FT provides. It has come part of my daily routines. Another huge key to why this program has worked so well is because of my trainer Kyle. He has really pushed me to achieve my goals without being pursy, he always has faith in me (even when I can’t do something or feel like I look silly doing it), and most importantly he makes me laugh. We work really hard but we have a lot of fun!

Grace Lim


I've been training at Fitness Together for the last 20 months and I have had and continue to have a really great experience.  Kelly is my trainer and she is really friendly, knowledgeable and tough (but encouraging!). I've trained with Kyle too, and he's equally awesome.  They really know what they're doing. 

My favorite things about FT are that (1) you don't pay a separate gym membership on top of the training sessions (like you do with a trainer at a typical gym), (2) the facility is clean and aesthetically pleasing, (3) clean towels and cold water bottles are provided, and (4) you get individualized attention without any distractions or feeling self-conscious (i.e. observers/other gym-goers). After almost two years, my work-outs continue to remain challenging and varied and never boring or repetitive. 

To be honest, I didn't think I'd stick with the personal training as long as I have, but it has made me stronger, more active in other pursuits, and makes me feel better, so how could I not?? (I went from not being able to do any push-ups or pull-ups to being able to do both -- well, at least one pull-up! (albeit, begrudgingly...)) I highly recommend FT to anyone who wants to get more fit and hot! :-)

Margaret T.

Los Angeles, CA

I could have been the poster child for a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle.  I wanted to exercise and eat better but even with the many options out there, nothing felt right.  When I saw the Fitness Together ad it intrigued me; I loved the idea of a private training room with just me and the instructor. Several months and many, many pounds lighter* I couldn't be happier with my decision to work with Kelly and Kyle.  They developed a specific workout program for me and continually refine it as my needs change.  They watch me like a hawk to make sure I'm doing everything correctly, provide great emotional support, push me when I need it (which is pretty much all the time) and have unbelievable patience.  The facilities are spotless; the equipment ready when I need it, and I love that there is a fresh towel and a bottle of water waiting for me when I arrive.  Fitness Together has made a HUGE difference in my life.

Julia Young

FT client and College Student

I have been with Fitness Together for a year now and it has truly changed my life for the better.  I am a healthier happier person and I know more about fitness than I ever did on my own.  The trainers are like your family or best friends and that's a rare thing to find these days and all the advice they give you on dieting and working out has help me lose 12 lbs.* and build muscle.  I thank everyone from Fitness Together to help me be able to look at the scale and my body and not cringe.


Tiffany Reynolds

FT client and Owner of Pet and Home Care


Fitness Together has helped me tune into my body as a whole. They have motivated me, helped me set and reach goals, and have taught me proper eating habits. They have also helped me get stronger, more toned, and strengthen my core which has alleviated most of my lower back pain.


I have improved in many ways, but most of all I have taken control of my caloric intake. I have worked with many trainers in the past but none of them have taught me the nutritional skills I need to know in order to take my workout to the next level and see the results wanted. Combining good nutrition and low calorie foods have given me the best and fastest results I have ever seen! I have lost almost 9 inches* off my entire body in just 6 weeks and I am able to eat yummy foods all day!! Yeah!


Tiffany's hobbies include working out, cooking, eating, working, sunset walks along the beach, dancing, and playing with her furry four legged friends. She recently moved to Santa Monica to expand her pet and homecare business. If you are in need of any pet and home care needs she is the person to see! Pet and Home Care


Jeffery G.

Fitness Together Client and IT Programmer

"Three years ago I came face to face with how much weight I have gained and decided to do something about it. At first I joined a national chain gym and got a personal trainer but after a short time I decided I wanted something more tailored to my needs and more personal. So I began searching for a different kind of fitness center and that's when I discovered Fitness Together. Immediately I was impressed with the personal trainers. It was like they knew exactly how hard to push me, something that was missing at the gym. I also liked the smaller sized areas. Fitness Together has that intimate setting where it felt like it was just me and another personal trainer and I didn't feel like I was on display like I did at the gym. As for my results it was really all these things coming together as well as my internal motivation that helped me stay focused and motivated."

Fanchon McBride

"My experience at Fitness Together can be summed up in one word-RESULTS! I started at Fitness Together in May 2007. My hopes were to achieve several pounds of weight loss, overall better health, and increased self-confidence. After my first three months were up, I couldn't wait to sign-up again. In just three months I was able to achieve every one of these goals and more.* I had never really enjoyed exercising. I didn't know exactly what to do or how. Now those 45-minute sessions at Fitness Together are the best part of my week. I am in the best shape of my life and feel better than I ever have before. I have made a complete lifestyle change and plan to continue for the rest of my life, you've made an extreme difference in my life!!!"

Rebekah Olsen

Fitness Together Client and Professional

"For about 3 years I was pouring my heart into a job working anywhere from 60 to 70 hours per week which turned into eating a lot of junk food, not spending anytime to care of myself, and gaining a lot of weight. The problem wasn't that I didn't know what to do it was that I didn't have the accountability, discipline, and motivation to follow-through with what I knew. The other problem was that going to a regular gym was completely unattractive to me. Then I discovered Fitness Together and it all came together. FT had expert trainers who really cared about my health and pinpointed my fitness and nutritional needs. They also gave me that accountability that was always missing as well as a close family atmosphere that made me feel I didn't want to let the trainers as well as myself down."


Alison W.

Fitness Together Client and Executive Producer of Dokument Films

I came to FT with the following goals in mind: become strong and lean. I am avid mountain biker and play in other sports outdoors as well. I wanted to be a better athlete - focus on my form in strength training and just overall be healthier and more fit. 

Kelly is an excellent ambassador of the facility. You can tell how much she cares about her business and her clients. My trainer, Kyle, is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is focuses on form and obviously builds each workout with my goals in mind.. not his other clients (no boring template workouts). I would highly recommend Fitness Together.

When you sign up, you also get access to a great software program that tracks your fitness and weight loss goals. You can see how many calories you are eating, the nutrition value of your food and learn more about how you can improve your diet. The overall cost of FT is worth it - since it is access to a personal trainer, nutritionist and individual focus on YOU as the client. Obviously, I love these guys.

D M. Marina del Rey, CA

Fitness Together Client

I was always an extremely motivated athlete who never felt the need to hire a trainer. But after coming off an injury that left me frustrated and out of shape for a year, I decided I needed that extra one on one motivation and support to get me back into shape. Fitness Together has been just that! When you walk in the door, you won't only find a clean facility with great equipment... you'll discover a knowledgeable staff that is also super supportive. My trainer Kelly is not only vested in my progress, but she customizes my program each session so that I'm safely back on the road to recovery. She is so conscientious of how I'm executing each exercise, that she'll correct my form or replace the exercise right on the spot. No cookie cutter programs here. If you're looking for experienced trainers who are truly vested in your results, in a one on one supportive environment, try out FT in Santa Monica. Marina del Rey, CA .