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Alex S.

San Francisco, CA (2 locations)

  • Years Training: 30
  • Trains:
  • Adults, Seniors
Sessions Starting at $71/hr
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About Me

Alex Schonfield has over 14 years of professional experience as a Personal Trainer and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He specializes in individual one on one training and puts the "personal" in every training session to help you lose weight, get stronger and have better balance – both physically and mentally! Learn and apply the latest in nutrition and exercise science to strengthen the body and ease the mind. Get a full-body workout by targeting multiple muscle groups simultaneously in novel and changing routines.

Enjoy the freedom of virtual online one-on-one training (Skype). Perfect for telecommuters, busy professionals, travelers, stressed parents and anyone with an internet connection. The key to reaching your fitness goals is consistency and consistency comes with ease of access. Exercise in your favorite space with the tools you have on hand to create an effective, efficient, and fun work out!

no crowds, no waiting for machines, no travel time - NO EXCUSES!

We'll create the intensity level that's right for you, using any equipment that's available - your body weight, home gyms, swimming pools, outdoor spaces, hand-held weights (etc...)

Workouts consist of a warm-up, high-intensity interval training (intensity depends on your ability) followed by a cool down. Focus on improving eating habits and nutrition and experience improvements in your physical and mental health and resilience. Whether you are just starting to exercise or want to take your workouts to a new level, customized personal one on one training sessions with Alex will help you reach your health and fitness goals.

Specialties

  • Bodyweight Training
  • Bosu
  • Circuit Training
  • Functional Training
  • High Intensity
  • Meditation
  • Personal Training
  • Post-Natal Fitness
  • Pre-Natal Fitness
  • Resistance
  • Senior Fitness
  • Strength And Conditioning
  • Stretching

I Can Help You Accomplish:

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Firming And Toning
  • Flexibility
  • Increase Muscle Strength
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Endurance Training
  • Body Building
  • Nutrition
  • Pre/Post Natal

What to Expect

Every training session with each individual client is based on the client’s needs and abilities at the time of the workout. Most sessions will have a warm-up period, a high-intensity training period and a cool-down, stretch period. The amount of time allocated for each period is determined by the needs of the client at each session.

Client Success Story

“I have worked with Alex for over 5 years and last November reached my target weight, with weight loss of over 65 pounds. Alex was instrumental in helping me reach my goal through fitness and diet, and making permanent lifestyle changes. He has the highest standards when it comes to loyalty, reliability, and professionalism. He is demanding, but gentle and genuinely cares about his clients.” – Doug

Training Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Federal Fitness Center
  • 75 Hawthorne St
  • San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Yerba Buena Gardens
  • 750 Howard St
  • San Francisco, CA 94103
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Client Feedback

I've been training with Alex for more than six years and have undergone a physical and lifestyle transformation thanks to his steadfast encouragement and support. When I started with Alex, my goal was to get stronger and develop more stamina for sailboat racing. What I got was far more than I thought possible:

I have lost 20 pounds (went from size 12 to 4/6) and gained a lot of muscle. I regularly sail on the bay and no longer feel completely wiped out at the end of the day.

I have overhauled my diet over the years after finally listening to Alex's guidance on how effective food journals are for weight loss and improved nutrition. Friends who knew me in my, "all pork products, all the time" phase are amazed at the delicious vegetarian meals I make.

Daily exercise is now the norm, not the exception. And I've realized that the mental benefits are at least as valuable as the physical. I even have a little home gym because I don't want to miss one day of movement.

An unexpected benefit has been that I am more calm, confident and I feel physically safer than I used to. Part of that may be due to my new muscles and boxing practice, but part my also be from my new ability to be more present in my body - as Alex himself always demonstrates.

All of these benefits stem from working with Alex, a person of outstanding integrity who has always held my trust sacred. He is always waiting for me at the appointed time, always fully present with my current state of body/heart/mind, and always gives me far more than my money's worth. He challenges me to find my inner athlete, and people who meet me nowadays actually think I am one!

Ingrid N. - November 7, 2018

Alex is an awesome personal trainer! I started working out with him after the birth of my second child when I was woefully out of shape. He not only worked with me at a level that I could sustain but also gradually guided me through the development of my upper back muscles and abs. I feel so much better about my physical strength and my overall health.

Isabella F. - November 7, 2018

I trained with Alex Schonfield for more than ten years, and he is an excellent trainer with a specialized knowledge of diet and health. He creatively varies my workout routine with circuits focused on strength training, I feel physically and mentally energized at the end of every workout. I've become committed to making exercise and nutrition a regular part of my week. I would strongly and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone interested in personal training.

Valerie L. - November 7, 2018

I can't recommend Alex enough, not just for fitness freaks but especially for the fitness-challenged/avoidant! Alex's surprisingly pleasant training sessions have helped me evolve from an exercise-avoiding/hating, middle-aged couch potato to a much fitter, much thinner, much stronger and happier person. Now, I don't feel like I have to hang out on the sidelines of life but can instead focus on the fun of activities, rather than worrying I won't be able to do them. When I started, I was totally out of shape and limited by a very bad knee (after 5 surgeries) and Alex helped me take non-scary baby steps towards slowly building my leg and other muscles. Always positive and supportive, Alex applauded every small improvement and constantly encouraged me towards the next one until I was actually enjoying complex core-strengthening, balance exercises and functional strength building moves. He also coached me on cardio and nutrition. It took a while, but it was never unpleasant along the way. It's hard to find the right words, without gushing, to express my sincere gratitude at finding Alex, for his unfailing support & encouragement, for knowing he's in my corner, and for just being such a great guy to hang out with. You have nothing to lose by trying him out, besides your fears, your excess weight & your limitations!

Jan C. - November 7, 2018

I don't know how to begin to thank Alex for all of his work in transforming me into what I am and what I will become. Alex doesn't just help with training in the gym but in life. He is very professional and knowledgeable when it comes to diet and health. This is my first and maybe last trainer as I immediately dropped 30 pounds within the first three and a half months of working with him. Alex knows the right way and just how to get you to you maximum potential. His classes fit my schedule very easily. I have more confidence and I definitely feel and look so much better than I did just three and a half months ago. Thanks Alex for changing my life.

Jeff W. - November 7, 2018

Alex is absolutely a great trainer!! He is very experienced in a variety of physical training as well as in nutrition. His pieces of advice are always scientific. He pays all his attention to how you're doing during a workout. He challenges you and not overwhelm you at the same time. It's really a pleasure to be trained with Alex!

Denis V. - November 7, 2018

I've been working with Alex for over a year. He is a consistent source of positive energy and motivation. I'm 72-years-old with the usual age-related physical challenges. Alex has a gift for understanding my limits and motivating me to exceed them and he's very knowledgeable about health and fitness. His fee is very reasonable to boot. I'm healthier and more fit because of the time I spend with Alex and I highly recommend him to you.

William K. - November 7, 2018