Fitness By Hector

Fitness By Hector

5.0 (3)
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

I have over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry and have helped thousands of people get into better shape. Some of my fitness expertise includes fat loss, marathon training, kettlebell, boxing, Muay Thai, beach or wedding ready and working with injured clients. I have run marathons, ultramarathons and obstacle races.

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New York, NY 10021
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3 Reviews


  • Sarah Molly

    Coach Hector has helped me lose 22 lb's and look and feel younger than ever. I have been training with Hector over 4 years now he has helped me control my fluctuating weight issues, and he has​ also helped me stay focused. This past summer I went hiking, scuba diving, and took long bike rides because of all the hard work we did over the past 4 years. I highly recommend Hector.

  • Chan Long

    I never thought I would miss going to the gym! Coach Hector has really helped me get into better shape, lose some fat and now my lower back is no longer an issue. I sit at a desk all day and our training sessions are the only type of workouts I get. I like how Hector incorporates fun circuits and how well he pays attention to my form. I now find myself missing the feeling of a good workout. I love it! A+ Trainer.

  • Karen Bloom

    "I can say without hesitation that training with Hector has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Urbanathlon NYC 2015 - the reason I wanted to do this in the first place - climbing over that damn bus LOL - look how happy I am when I get to the top with the best trainer EVER - Hector Sanchez! ‪#‎ThankYouHector‬ ‪#‎TeamHector‬" Karen B.


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

Assessment/workout. *Fill out physical assessment requirement questioner *Body fat assessment - optional *Body assessment pictures - optional *Movement assessment We will talk about your fitness goal and then you and I come up with a plan to that will work best for you. 20-30 workout I will answer any questions you have :-)

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

Certifications / Relevant Education: * Certified Personal Trainer by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) * NASM CES Corrective Exercise Specialty * NASM Optimum Performance Training for the Senior Client * NASM Optimum Performance Training for Weight Management * NASM Neuromuscular Stretching * ISCA level 1 boxing * CrossFit Running Certification * Kettlebell Training Personal Fitness Accomplishments: * North Face Challenge Marathon at Bear Mountain, May 2010 * New York Hampton Marathon, Oct 2009 * North Face Challenge 50K UltraMarathon at Bear Mountain, May 2011 * MensHealth Urbanathlon NYC Oct 2011,15,16 * Tri-State area Tough Mudder Oct 2014,15,16 * New York City Marathon, Nov 2014 * North Face Challenge 50K UltraMarathon San Fran, May 2014

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

First 5 sessions are discounted so you can see if you like my training style. After the first 5 sessions price change depending on where we train, how many times a week, and how many sessions you get at a time. I am flexible.

How did you get started teaching?

I started and developed my fitness career as a personal trainer in 2005, After serving 4 years in the U.S. Navy. I found a passion for personal training in the joy of helping individuals make a difference in their physical and mental health. My mantra "Nobody ever regrets going to the gym."

What types of students have you worked with?

*Fat loss 1lb-100lb *Marathon prep *Wedding ready *Vacation ready *Obstacle race, Spartan, Tough Mudder *Boxing *Muay Thai *Muscle building 1lb-30lb *Strength building *Injured, lower back, knees, ankles, shoulders and so on *pre-post natal

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

This past summer (2017) I helped a couple get ready for their wedding. They had 6 weeks to get into the best shape of their lives, so they can look good for the wedding and the honeymoon. The groom lost 16lb's and the bride lost 12lb's. I introduced them to myfitnesspal app, held them accountable to their nutrition goals, and trained them 2x's a week. Now they are maintaining their diet and still working out 2x's a week with me. They now lover working out with and without me. :-)

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

Experience trumps everything. New trainers usually don't have the experience of a veteran coach. A veteran coach can usually handle the unexpected circumstances and client special needs. like me :-)

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

Always ask if the scheduling works for the both of you. Also, ask if the training location works for the both of you.