We offer personal training, meal preparation coaching, nutrition coaching, and even a prepped meals program all from the comfort of your NYC apartment. Co-owners Shayna and Khaya have worked tirelessly to find some of the most qualified trainers and coaches in the city. Shayna is NASM-certified; Khaya is NCSF-certified, and collectively we possess about 20 other certifications. Our website can be found at https://www.weightedplate.com/; our Facebook profile at https://www.facebook.com/weightedplate/; Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/weightedplate/; and our Twitter at https://twitter.com/WeightedPlate. With nutrition and fitness both taken care of, we'll help you crush your goals without a doubt.
Where to start?! Shayna has been everything I could have hoped for in a trainer. Let's start with the physical stuff: I have always been consistently active, but for me that meant yoga and running and nothing more. After ONE leg day with her I felt confident and comfortable enough to start squatting 160lbs regularly. She helped me zero in and focus on form which, as a runner, is invaluable. Shayna gave me tips for keeping my feet and spine in line with one another, which made it easy to focus on progress instead of just focusing on how much I could or could not lift. My alignment got better, as well as my strength. Doing HIIT workouts with her are my favorite, though. She does the workouts with me so we can push through the struggle together! She is so driven and she pushes herself so hard that it inspires me to go faster and harder just to keep up. I have a personal goal of trying to beat her in a HIIT sprint one day! But what I actually love most about working with her is not the physical aspect of her training, but the mental support that she offers and openly shares with her clients. She explained to me that exercise, while it can be very much about how our bodies look, is much more about FEELING good and capable and strong. When we feel good in our bodies, we start to love and take care of our bodies, which ultimately makes us look and feel happier. She always says that "the most important thing is listening to what your body wants and needs" and it has given me so much intuitive perspective about my health that I could not have had without her. I no longer focus on how my body LOOKS, but what my body can DO--which, ironically, has helped shift and change the way my body looks for the better.
Working with Shayna completely turned my life around. I ate pretty healthy most of the time, but working with Shayna brought my nutrition to the next level. She taught me about macronutrients and provided incredible suggestions for snack swaps. Her recommendations completely changed the way I look at food. In terms of fitness, Shayna really understood my goals and knew exactly what I should do to get me there. She created an incredibly in depth workout regimen for me, opening my eyes to exercises I would have never done at all! I went from being a woman who only went to spin class and lifted the occasional dumbbell to someone who was going to the "men's side" of the gym and squatting more than 100 lbs of weight. Never in my life would I thought I was ever capable of that, but with Shayna I accomplished so many goals and tried so many new things. Shayna really is the entire package. From nutrition to fitness, Shayna's knowledge really is unparalleled. If you're looking for an incredible trainer who can also help you tweak your diet to reach your maximum potential, Shayna is the perfect fit. Bonus: She shares your workout plans with you so that when you are working out on your own you can do what you did with her! She makes everything super convenient and will give you the confidence you need to walk over to the "muscle area" without feeling awkward.
We always offer a complimentary initial session, during which we evaluate movement patterns and functionality, discuss health and fitness starting point as well as goals, take body composition measurements if client desires, and get in a short workout. From there, our trainers develop a personalized fitness and nutrition plan for each client.
Each trainer has a Certified Personal Trainer certification from one of the Nationally Accredited Institutions (e.g. NASM, ACE, NCSF, ISSA, etc.) as well as a nutrition certification. Each trainer also has other certifications including TRX Suspension, Precision Nutrition, Trigger Point, Kettlebells, Pre/Post Natal, Bulgarian Bags, and more.
We determine our training pricing based on frequency of sessions per week.
We love helping others feel like their happiest and healthiest selves.
All types. Most of our students are weight-loss students, but we have also helped others gain muscle/weight, improve sports abilities, gain flexibility, increase endurance, and more.