4019 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210332.750280 -117.171255
Monday through Saturday
By appointment only
Neighborhoods: Hillcrest, Western San Diego, Western
A transformational joy.
Working out at Fitness Together in Mission Hills has been a tremendously positive experience. From the first conversation I had over the phone with Blake, to each of the workouts with all of the trainers, I have enjoyed my time and am extremely grateful for having found this group. Just a little background on why I chose FT in Mission Hills – I am a workaholic and excuse expert. Over the last few years, as my work responsibilities increased, my physical health decreased. Once having been happy and excited to get to the gym, I became increasingly avoidant – sometimes with good reason, such as “I’m exhausted - over the course of three days I have slept seven hours,” and sometimes without good reason, “I’m not going to work out today – there are too many sweaty people at the gym.” I’ve tried every yoga class, every Pilates studio, every spin class, Zumba, what have you. I’ve belonged to expensive and not as expensive gyms. I’ve worked out with trainers and followed my own regime. All of those things were fine and worked on some levels, but they just weren’t sticky enough for me. And over the years, I abandoned all of them, my body paying the price. I came to FT feeling years older than I am, and realizing that I was, for the first time in my life, completely lost at the gym.
Blake and Gwen’s team helped me out of my self-induced fitness confusion and transformed my mind and body, helping me to again feel confident, strong, capable and healthy. From the various healthy snacks for your post-work out refuel, to the ultra-clean, well-taken-care-of cardio machines, there for you to conveniently warm up before your session, it is obvious from the minute you walk in the door how much pride this team takes in ensuring a safe, fun, clean and effective workout. They are extremely flexible and have worked around my silly work and travel schedule, helping me fit my work outs in at times that are digestible for me. I cannot even begin to describe how important and helpful their flexibility has been. They make the experience fun, easy and positive. It’s a workout I always look forward to. It’s an experience I always enjoy. And it’s a team I am always feel grateful knowing. Each trainer – Blake, Gene, Allison, Alyssa and Cat – has taken the careful time to get to know me, my boundaries and my strengths, and to help me achieve the best results for me. After each session, I feel stronger, healthier, slimmer and more energized. Over the course of a few months, I know I am stronger, healthier, slimmer and more energized. The workouts are challenging and fun, interesting every time, effective every time. It’s all because of this team of expert, passionate, caring trainers who have my best interest in mind. And here’s the added bonus, these aren’t just smart, educated and driven health professionals, these are great people who you actually enjoy seeing every week. They truly care about you both as a client and as a person.
If you have the opportunity to check out FT in Mission Hills – do it! It will do all of the great and wonderful things for your body and… it will make you feel better. I am so lucky to have found Blake and Gwen’s team. It’s been the best gift I’ve given myself and has been more than worth it. Can't wait for my next workout!
Working out at Fitness Together in Mission Hills has truly upgraded my life! I have been going there for two years and have seen slow and steady results that I know I can maintain. My trainer Alison is very attentive, knows what she is doing and we still have a good time with the workouts. She has added boxing to my workouts, something I've never liked, and I now look forward to those workouts the most. Gwen and Blake are very caring people who truly want the best for everyone. The atmosphere is positive and lively and the personal attention is top notch!
The "Biggest Winner" !!!!!! – I have been training with Alison at Fitness Together for over a year and love the one-on-one training I have received. Blake and Gwen run a first class personal fitness facility that really care about their clients. This facility provides you with all tools and training you need to be the "Biggest Winner" in meeting all your fitness goals!
I Feel Like Dancin!!!!! – I started training with Fitness Together (“FT”) in August 2011, days before one of those milestone moments (my 40th birthday). I googled trainers and gyms, read reviews, etc. and FT just seemed like a good place to start. I walked in the door weighing about 178 pounds, with 27% body fat and couldn’t stop looking at the clock for the entire 45 minutes I was there. It was sad, but I’d let myself go.
Blake, along with trainers Cat, Alison and Mark, really helped me to focus and get back into working out and eating properly. I went from 178 lbs/27% body fat to 150 + pounds and 12% body fat. I’d lost more than 25 pounds, gained a good bit of muscle and (the best part) was able to fit back into those 29” waist low rise jeans I’d spent a small fortune on.
My two biggest issues were (1) getting motivated enough to get off my rear and work out; and (2) my anxiety over going to one of the chain fitness centers where there are so many people, long lines for equipment, etc. After a few visits to FT I was certainly motivated enough. Each time I went in I was able to do just a little more than I had on the prior visit. I was feeling so good I even pulled my bike (purchased 3 years earlier and NEVER ridden) out of the garage and started riding it to FT and work 3 days a week. A huge selling point for me is the one-on-one time with your trainer and the 1 person workout bays. It really makes going back to the chain centers all the more difficult.
I’ve already gotten one friend to start training at Fitness Together and I tell everyone else that will listen just how great they are. After 3 or so months, I felt like doing something I hadn’t done in well over 2 years – dancing. I had a blast on New Years Eve and continue to have a blast with everyone at Fitness Together.
Fit, fun, fantastic! – Fitness Together Mission Hills delivers a one-of-a-kind personal training experience. I've been a client since July 2010 and I've never been in such good shape. Only down side is that my pants are way too big! It's exciting to see your body change and become stronger. I have small bones, so building density is a priority for me ... Blake, Gwen and all of the trainers will create a personalized experience around your goals and will help you achieve them in a fun and encouraging way. This is serious work for people who aren't into the gym scene but are committed to feeling and looking better.
Happy Bride – The team at Fitness Together Mission Hills helped me achieve my goal to feel good and fit comfortably into my wedding dress. I got married on April 7th and my trainers at FT in Mission Hills helped me get the job done.
The best part was actually the workouts and how good I felt afterwards and how the sessions actually helped me deal with the stress of planning and wedding and working two jobs. I slept better and I went from a size 8/10 to a size 6! I had not been a size 6 pants since I did the Rock nRoll marathon back in 2005.
I would highly recommend them to any bride and tell her to budget them in. I made the cost for the 6-month sessions part of my wedding budget.
In my book, I thought how I looked was as important as the flowers! Now I look at the pictures and will for years to come and be thrilled at how they look.
Best Personal Trainers in San Diego – When I moved to SD two years ago I had no idea where to go to get advice on ways to improve my health, and I really wanted to lose weight before summer.
My doctor recommended me to Fitness Together and said that they were the best nutritionists and fitness experts, all in one service.
I have been going to Fitness Together for 4 months and I have already dropped so much weight. I have really never felt so good! The staff is encouraging and they set real, obtainable goals based on your individual work out. Anyone that wants the best work out advice, health knowledge, and care about their fitness should check out Fitness Together.
Liars and Fake – Sure, they are great....if you like cookie cutter fitness. Nutrition? Neither Gwen nor Blake are nutritionists. If you like trying to live on lettuce and tomatoes then enjoy. They hire trainers that have just received their certifications so they can mold them into their idea of what trainers should be instead of letting people train like they are...different. Also, they are using the gay community for their financial gain. They advertise in the gay publications, and are part of a gay friendly business group, but when it comes down to it, they want nothing to do with the community besides taking their money. They also discriminate against the very people they claim to be trying to help. Fire their trainers because of a disability. They both appear to be great until you actually scratch the surface. Dig deeper...don't be fooled
Thankfully in America our constitution provides for freedom of speech for all. This freedom extends to disgruntled past employees and Yelp provides an unfiltered outlet format for their commentary. Rachelle Rodriguez ended her employment with Fitness Together in August of 2009.
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Great 1-on-1 training...even when you're preggers! – When a friend suggested I check out Fitness Together during pregnancy to keep me in shape and prepare for my natural birth, I was a bit skeptical how they could be any different from the local commercialized gym down the street. Using a gift certificate from Mind Body Partnerships, I received two 1-on-1 personal training sessions and a health evaluation at a discounted rate.
The first session covered upper body strength and toning and the second worked lower body from the waist down. I was impressed at how much the trainer knew (even though had over six years of gymnastics coaching experience), especially about specific pregnancy exercises.
I'm now moving smoothly along in my pregnancy and even this late in the game, Fitness Together is really helping me to keep up my workout's, keep me encouraged, and keep me fit and ready to go for when my lil one arrives.
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