American Grit Personal Training

American Grit Personal Training

5.0 (4)
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I'm a U.S Marine Veteran with an extreme passion to help people achieve their fitness goals no matter what it takes to get there. I don't accept excuses. With my extensive knowledge of Kinesiology and Leadership that I provide my client's, anything is possible!

I have a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and attended the National Personal Training Institute in Newport Beach for 1 year.

This is where I took my passion for fitness and turned it into a rewarding business with my B.S. Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton.

I currently run my own Business (American Grit Personal Training) as an Independent NASM Certified Personal Trainer and I specialize in:

-Weightloss

-Hypertrophy/Bodybuilding

-Strength Training 

-HIIT/Conditioning

-Cosmetic Goals

-SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness)

⚊FULLY INSURED

⚊AHA (ADULT AND INFANT) CPR/FIRST AID/AED CERTIFIED

⚊NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER 

Contact me via phone or email for all training inquiries! Thank you! 

➖BACHELORS OF SCIENCE, KINESIOLOGY CSUF

➖NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE ADVANCED CPT GRADUATE

➖INFANTRY MARINE CORPS VETERAN

I enjoy seeing my clients succeed indefinitely and create a better lifestyle for themselves through commitment to their fitness goals. This career is extremely rewarding because of the changes I get to see and make in all of my clients. You guys are awesome and the reason I continue doing what I love as a trainer! 

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Credentials

Placentia, CA 92870
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Victoria A.

    · Hired on Thumbtack I had the pleasure of meeting with Ben, who is super personable and very knowledgeable. He took his time to explain the process of what to expect. Made me feel very comfortable and welcome. I'm super excited to get started! I'll be putting another review in the future! I'm confident I'll have great results.

  • Katy K.

    My son has been working with Ben for over two years and has enjoyed the training and results. Ben is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly which goes a long way in building a fitness foundation for any teenager. I appreciate the time he has taken to not only get my son into a good, healthy fitness routine, but to also get to know him as a person. He is also willing to work with and around schedules which has been great when dealing with work, school, and other activities.

  • Lorena V

    . Hire him! I’ve worked with other trainers before and have not received the same quality and care as what Ben provides. Very well worth it. He knows his stuff, makes himself available, and truly cares about your progress and success.

  • Jacob V.

    Hired on Thumbtack Ben is definitely everything I was looking for in a trainer. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable about the body, its muscles and how to build them, he’s an incredibly relatable guy who shows up to make you the best possible you. He’s also a veteran which I appreciate more than most! His workouts are fantastic, the way he pushes you and explains the process is definitely something to appreciate. Hire this man! You won’t regret it



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FAQs


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

I will Conduct an Initial Client Intake Interview and Consultation which Includes sitting down to discuss realistic goals and executing objective assessments. (BF%, Weight, Measurements, OH Squat Assesment) Following this, I will provide a complimentary training session catering to your personal needs.


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

•Bachelors Of Science In Kinesiology, California State University Fullerton

•National Personal Training Institute, Advanced Certified Personal Trainer Certification 

•Advanced NASM Certified Personal Trainer Certification 

•NASM Performance Enhancement Certification 

•UFC HIIT Instructor Certification 


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

Pricing is broken down into Monthly Packages:

•1× per week

•2× per week

•3× per week

•4× per week

•5× per week

Flexible options available for clients (Venmo, Cash, Etc...)


How did you get started teaching?

After I got out of the Marine Corps I continued my passion for fitness by competing in the 2017 Men's LA Championship Physique competition and did very will.

This sparked my desire to become a trainer and continue to make a difference in other people's lives.

I attended the National Personal Training Institute in Newport Beach for a year and graduated from the course as an Advanced NASM CPT.

I had several great mentors who advised me to start my independent business as a trainer coach and that is where American Grit Personal Training began! 

Most recently I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State University Fullerton to further increase my knowledge in the industry and be the best at what I do!


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with over 100 different clients/athletes of all ages and specializations including the following:

•Sport Performance Enhancement 

•High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

•Strength & Conditioning 

•Bodybuilding/Hypertrophy 

•Weightloss/Cosmetic Goals

•Flexibility/SMR/Core

•Stabilization/Balance 

•Stage Competitors (Physique/Bikini)

•Endurance Event Prep (Spartan Races)


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently finished a 3 year training program with a 14 year old boy who was Obese and Pre-Diabetic when his parents came to me for help.

He dropped 40 pounds and leaned out successfully from putting in the work consistently every week and he no longer has the risks associated with becoming diabetic.

His story is a True testament of the ability for anyone to change their lives for the better with healthy eating and fitness.


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

I would advise any potential client to ensure they are working with a trainer who has the education and experience to efficiently help them achieve their goals in a realistic timeline.


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

•What is your specific goal?

•In what amount of time are you looking to achieve your goal?

•Are you ready to commit to a program and be consistent?

•Are you ready to make specific lifestyle changes in order to help you be successful in training?

•Are you willing to be disciplined both mentally and physically and turn fitness into a lifestyle?

•Are you going to be a complainer or an action taker?

Training requires COMMITMENT and I only work with Clients who are 100% commited to being SUCCESSFUL!!