Cruz Fitness And Self Defense Systems

Cruz Fitness And Self Defense Systems

5.0 (32)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
35 years in business

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The CFS Fitness Challenge

Vinny Cruz of Cruz Fitness/Self Defense Systems in Burbank, CA: WANTS TO KNOW!

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ON THE CRUZ FITNESS CHALLENGE? AND WHY ARE YOU PAYING GYM FEES AND EXTRA FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER? GET RID OF THE GYM MEMBERSHIP AND JUST HIRE THE PERSONAL TRAINER!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Vinny Cruz, I am a Fitness Expert, Motivational Coach and Reality Based Self Defense Trainer here in Burbank, CA. I am currently certified as a Personal Trainer under the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), I am also a TRX Certified Personal Trainer. I have worked in the health, fitness and martial arts industry as a Personal Trainer for over 35 years. I have worked at many prominent New York City Health Clubs, such as: The New York Health and Racquet Club and Equinox. I have helped hundreds of men and women achieve their health and fitness goals, and looking their best, ranging from bodybuilders, power lifters, Boxers, Kickboxers, MMA Fighters to the average soccer mom or dad, pre and post natal women, executive professionals, college students, teenagers, children to the elderly. My 40 yrs. of Martial Arts and Self Defense training include: Filipino and Indonesian Martial Arts, Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, Thai Boxing, Boxing, Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I teach unarmed and armed hand-to-hand combat, realistic self-defense, defense against bullies, defense against larger attackers, defense against multiple attackers, ground fighting and self defense against rape attacks and assaults for men, women, teens and children. If you are in need of true Reality Based Self Defense Instructor and not just wearing a uniform and belt, THEN THIS IS FOR YOU! There are many things to consider when deciding on who to hire as a Personal Trainer. Hopefully I can help you with this dilemma. To start off many so called Personal Trainers have little to no experience whatsoever, and many who do, do not exemplify fitness and instead look like they need Personal Trainers themselves. And so you become the "Guinea Pig" client. Having said this, do take some things into consideration when hiring a Personal Trainer. - For one, realize that this is not a hobby for me; you are NOT getting an amateur Personal Trainer. At the age of 53, I have been an athlete, bodybuilder and martial artist since the age of 12, and this has been my only profession for the past 37yrs. - I was always one of the best Personal Trainers in NYC, and have worked at many of NYC best prominent health clubs. - You will not get someone who is just going to waste your time and money talking your ears off, rather than educating, motivating and giving you 41yrs. of knowledge. -You will get someone who respects that you work hard for your money and appreciates it when someone is willing to take out of their finances to hire me. So you will get results. -You will get a Personal Trainer who has true expertise in both the fitness and martial arts fields, and has trained individuals in both. You would have to hire 2 different Personal Trainers or join different facilities if you desired the benefits of both. So, before you make any decisions, take advantage of the consultations from the other Personal Trainers, and then when you’re ready to do some real training from someone who's been in this field for over 37 yrs. take advantage of a your first personal training session with me, and then make your final decision. Trust me; No matter what your goal is whether it’s to: lose weight or to have the athletic, bodybuilder or fitness competitor look or to get lean, firm and tone your body or to build some muscle. Or you desire to have shapely arms, a lifted and toned butt, shapely thighs and those amazing abs that you’ve always wanted. Or you want to learn how to defend yourself against bullies or an altercation, or you want to learn boxing and kickboxing either for fitness or competition. YOU SET THE GOAL, AND I WILL PROVIDE THE PATH! And I will help you mentally to train like if you were getting ready for a physique competition, even if you’re not, but your friends will think you are. That is my CHALLENGE to YOU! I am looking for THOSE who are willing to take that challenge! The question is, "Will you CHOOSE to be one of them?" It all starts by making, A CHOICE, to start, TODAY! So get excited! This is not a temporary fix, but a change for life! Expect success! If this is what you have been looking for, and would like to set up an appointment for a personal trial session with me or would like more information. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience, so that we can discuss your goals and the best days and times that will work to fit your schedule.

It's $40. the hour If you come and train with me here in Burbank. If you need me to travel to you and train you in the comfort of your home or residential gym or areas, I can do that as well. The rate is $60. for the hour. I service the areas of: Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Vilage, Downtown LA, San Fernando, Arcadia, Pasadena, Baldwin Park, Rosemead, Calabasas-Tarzana, Encino - Sherman Oaks, Hollywood - Silverlake, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.

So give me a call when you’re ready to get serious! I look forward to hearing from you.

Best in Health,

Your Personal Fitness Trainer, Self Defense and Motivational Coach,

Vinny Cruz

This is Vinny Cruz of Cruz Fitness Systems. As a fitness professional, my mission is to keep my clients accountable, committed and motivated to obtain their individual goals and to design training programs that will enhance their individual performances. I teach my clients to keep their focus and patience, pushing them to their limits and getting results. I inspire my clients and motivate them to train hard, not just their bodies, but their minds as well. I encourage them to strive towards being fit and living a healthy lifestyle, while creating a fun and positive environment. I educate my clients on how their minds and bodies move and work. I am a mentor and teacher, demonstrating what a fitness lifestyle is all about, always realizing that I am the example. I support my clients to help them achieve their fitness goals. I challenge all of them to make fitness their lifestyle choice, encouraging them to come back each week knowing that consistency is the key! I help my people create a routine, a lifestyle, and a way of life. I make a difference and I change lives, and that’s what CFS is all about. Giving you WHAT you NEED with the RESULTS you WANT! Remember, it’s never too late to make a difference in your life. But, it all starts by making, A CHOICE, to start, TODAY! So get excited! This is not a temporary fix, but a change for life! Expect success!

Best in Health,

Your Fitness and Motivational Coach
Vinny Cruz, NASM/TRX CPT

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Burbank, CA 91502
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32 Reviews

5.0

  • Melanie W. - N. Hollywood, CA

    Vinny is amazing at what he does. He really took the time during the initial consultation to get to know me and find out what my needs were. His approach encompasses the well being of mind, body and spirit. His demeanor is calm and professional, and it is apparent that he truly cares about his clients' success. This is my first experience with a personal trainer, and I was quite nervous about what I may find. In Vinny, I found much more than I could have hoped for. I have no doubt that he will help me reach my goals.

  • Lisa T. - W. Hollywood, CA

    Fantastic very friendly and supportive... I know I'll achieve my goals soon and each session is mixed up and different very motivating!!

  • Lauren L. - Studio City, CA

    Vinny is an excellent fitness trainer; not only is he knowledgeable in the field, he listens to my goals and designs my routine accordingly. I am very happy with my results which have not gone unnoticed by others. I have been training with Vinny for almost four months and look forward to our sessions each time. Not only am I gaining more energy and strength, my confidence has been renewed. I highly recommend giving him a chance.

  • GAUDY V. - Burbank, CA

    MR. CRUZ HAS THE MOST EXCELLENT TRAINING PROGRAM , I TOTALLY RECOMMEND HIM..


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

As a fitness professional, my mission is to keep my clients accountable, committed and motivated to obtain their individual goals and to design training programs that will enhance their individual performances. I teach them to keep their focus and patience, pushing them to their limits and getting results. I inspire my clients and motivate them to train hard. I encourage them to strive towards being fit and living a healthy lifestyle, while creating a fun and positive environment. I educate my clients on how their bodies move and work. I am a mentor and teacher, demonstrating what a fitness lifestyle is all about, always realizing that I am the example. I support my clients to help them achieve their fitness goals. I challenge everyone to make fitness their lifestyle choice, hoping that they will continue to come back each week knowing that consistency is the key! I want to help my people create a routine, a lifestyle, and a way of life. I make a difference and I change lives, and that's what CFS is all about. Giving you WHAT you NEED with the RESULTS you WANT! Remember, it's never too late to make a difference in your life.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am currently certified under the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), I am also a TRX Certified trainer. I have worked in the health, fitness and martial arts industry for over 35 years. I have worked at many prominent New York City Health Clubs, such as: The New York Health and Racquet Club and Equinox. I have helped hundreds of men and women achieve their health and fitness goals, and looking their best, ranging from bodybuilders, power lifters, Boxers, Kickboxers, MMA Fighters to the average soccer mom or dad, pre and post natal women, executive professionals, college students, teenagers, children to the elderly. My 40 yrs. of martial arts and self defense training include: Filipino and Indonesian Martial Arts, Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, Thai Boxing, Boxing, Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Clients within 10 mile radius of Burbank 60 Minute Sessions CFS- Single Personal Training Sessions - $60. CFS- Personal Training Package 5 — $285. ($57) CFS- Personal Training Package 10 — $540. ($54) CFS- Personal Training Package 20 — $1020. ($51) Clients outside 10 mile radius of Burbank 60 Minute Sessions CFS- Single Personal Training Sessions - $80. CFS- Personal Training Package 5 — $380. ($76) CFS- Personal Training Package 10 — $720. ($72) CFS- Personal Training Package 20 — $1360. ($68)


How did you get started teaching?

Fitness and Martial Arts have been my love and passion since the age of 12. My desire to pass on the knowledge that I've acquired in these fields over the years to others, eventually led me to making training, guiding, motivating and helping people to change their lives and to reach their fitness goals my lifelong career. So in 1983 at the age of 16, I started Cruz Fitness Systems. Being a personal trainer and self defense instructor is an important part of my life. It is not a hobby or a part time job as it is for many others. I live it every day, and will probably die with this lifestyle of always reaching my full potential, and motivating others to reach theirs as well. It is what I do, it is what I do best, and it is what I know. I have trained and worked hard to achieve what I have, and so will you as my client! I live INTENSITY!


What types of students have you worked with?

In my 36 years as a Fitness and Self Defense Instructor, I have helped hundreds of men and women achieve their health and fitness goals, and looking their best, ranging from bodybuilders, power lifters, athletes, boxers, kickboxers, MMA Fighters to the average soccer mom or dad, pre and post natal women, to the elderly.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I had a client come to me for the first time, and after the session he told me that he learned more from me in half in hour than he did with his previous trainer who he trained with for more than a year.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Is the individual certified and how many years has he been in the business? Where has he worked and can he train all types of individuals?

 I have worked in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. I have worked at many prominent New York City Health Clubs, such as: The New York Health and Racquet Club and Equinox, as well as: Best Fitness of Albany and LA Boxing in Albany, NY. I have helped hundreds of men and women achieve their health and fitness goals, and looking their best, ranging from bodybuilders, power lifters, athletes, to the average soccer mom or dad, pre and post natal women, to the elderly. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

There are many things to consider when deciding on who to hire as a trainer. Hopefully I can help you with this dilemma. To start off many trainers are young kids who have very little to no experience whatsoever, and many who do not exemplify fitness and instead look like they need trainers themselves. Having said this, do take some things into consideration when hiring a trainer. 

- For one, realize that this is not a hobby for me; you are NOT getting an amateur. At the age of 53, I have been an athlete, bodybuilder and martial artist since the age of 12, and this has been my only profession for the past 37yrs. 

- I was always one of the best trainers in NYC, and have worked at many of NYC best prominent health clubs.

- You will not get someone who is just going to waste your time and money talking your ears off, rather than educating, motivating and giving you 41yrs. of knowledge.

-You will get someone who respects that you work hard for your money and appreciates it when someone is willing to take out of their finances to hire me. So you will get results.

-You will get a trainer who has true expertise in both the fitness and martial arts fields, and has trained individuals in both. You would have to hire 2 different trainers or join different facilities if you desired the benefits of both. 

So, before you make any decisions, take advantage of the consultations from the other trainers, and then when you’re ready to do some real training from someone who's been in this field for over 37 yrs. take advantage of a your first training session with me, and then make your final decision. Trust me; No matter what your goal is whether it’s to have the athletic , bodybuilder or fitness competitor look or to get lean, firm and tone your body or to build some muscle.  Or you desire to have shapely arms, a lifted and toned butt, shapely thighs and those amazing abs that you’ve always wanted. Or you want to learn how to defend yourself against bullies or an altercation, or you want to learn boxing and kickboxing either for fitness or competition. YOU SET THE GOAL, AND I WILL PROVIDE THE PATH! And I will help you mentally to train like if you were getting ready for a physique competition, even if you’re not, but your friends will think you are.  That is my CHALLENGE to YOU! I am looking for THOSE who are willing to take that challenge! The question is, "Will you CHOOSE to be one of them?" It all starts by making, A CHOICE, to start, TODAY! So get excited! This is not a temporary fix, but a change for life! Expect success!

So give me a call when you’re ready to get serious! I look forward to hearing from you.

Best in Health,

Your Fitness/Self Defense and Motivational Coach,

Vinny Cruz