“I’ve worked with several trainers in the past and spent the last year training with Andre. Without doubt Andre has been the best trainer so far in my experience. I’m sad I can’t continue training with him as I’m moving to a different location.
What makes him a good trainer IMO:
1) He is very experienced, he has been an athlete himself and took care of himself really well, he knows how to treat you. He will understand what you are looking for and plan your exercise to go in that direction.
2) He knows nutrition well. He is going to help you understand how you should eat and always ask you about how you have been feeding yourself to give feedback and make sure you are eating healthy. He won’t recommend artificial supplies and I’ve learned you don’t need any if you eat properly.
3) He is fun. He will make your training entertaining while staying focused on your exercise.
I’d definitely give him a try if you are looking for a top tier trainer.”E. K. / CFO *
“Andre is a knowledgeable, experienced and inspirational personal trainer! When I first went to him, I was dealing with a painful shoulder condition and was quite worried that this problem would continue for the rest of my life, or that Andre wouldn’t be sensitive to how much pain I was in. Instead, Andre not only helped me to heal, but he helped me to build my upper body strength to prevent further injury. I am now in the best shape of my life and feel terrific. Working with Andre over the past two years has helped me strengthen my body, become more flexible and improve my endurance. His joy and can-do attitude is contagious and energizing. A wise trainer, he knows how to help you achieve your goals– mentally and physically– at a pace that works for you. He always fills his workout sessions with new exercises, challenges and fun so you grow and stay engaged week after week. I highly recommend him!”Dr. Matilde Mino *
“I have been a life-long athlete and an avid cyclist and skier. When I badly dislocated my shoulder this past ski season I was given little hope of a recovery for this season and a not very favorable prognosis for ever being able to ride a road bike comfortably again.
AJ has made all the difference. He has put me through a balanced and thorough fitness program to not only regain the strength and flexibility that I need in my shoulder but to make sure all of my body is able to support the activities that I want to pursue. At all points in my recovery, he has been ultra-careful to tailor the types of exercise and rate of progress to minimize chances of re-injury. It has been an incredible experience. I am cycling regularly again, without pain, and am feeling confident in my ability to get back on the slopes at 100% this winter.”Jeff Bloom COO August Capital
“I started working with Andre almost 2 years ago with the goal to get in better shape, but over the long run via a different attitude – rather than a “lose 20 lbs in a month” type of program. After 18 months, I’ve lost 30 pounds and gained in strength dramatically and had fun along the way. Andre had been awesome to work with, but most of all I appreciate the long term impact his program has had on my health and strength and knowledge.”Mike Maples CEO Floodgate Ventures
“Andre has been monumental in changing my attitude towards exercise. What I used to avoid at all costs, I now eagerly look forward to, and best of all, it shows! He’s a joy to work with and a great motivator”Donald Tanner *
“Woo hoo! I buttoned up a pair of pants this morning that haven’t fit me in over 10 years!”Linda Rockwood *
“I have been working out with Andre for several years. Depending on my needs, we focus on strength & conditioning or specific training for the ski season. I rely on Andre to tailor the workouts for my circumstances while keeping them interesting and challenging. He is tremendously knowledgeable regarding effective exercises and stretches. And he’s a great motivator!”Alex Liston / VP / tivo *
“Andre helped me stay in shape during my pregnancy, and he helped me get back to my pre-pregnancy body. He keeps the workouts fun and helps me stay motivated. He’s a terrific trainer.”Heather Leary / MBA *
“I first worked with Andre about 10 years ago and recently started up again. I can’t tell you how much better I feel and how much my overall fitness has improved. He pushes just enough to make it hurt and always gets more out of me than I think I can do. I highly recommend him.”Jim Marshall / VC / Shelby Ventures *
“I want to share my very good news with you: since ten years ago I have been taking Lipitor for my cholesterol, I stopped almost two years ago because of my pregnancy and breast feeding. Last week I went to doctor for a general check up and for her to prescribe me the Lipitor again (it’s genetic). Surprisingly today I got the results of the blood test and there are better than ever. I am just very excited and also wanted to thank you because the exercise has been taking impact on that, so is always nice to tell the good things! Thanks again for helping with my health!”Becky Meyer *
“I have been working with Andre for 7 months. He will not only make you work hard and build strength but he will always be cheerful and in a good mood. I now look forward to my workouts and my family can see the energy and muscles developing. I would highly recommend him.”Micky Meyer / Business Owner / VC *
“I highly recommend Andre. I’ve been working out with him for a few years now. My strength and stamina have improved greatly over this time. He also designs specific exercises for seasonal sports like skiing.”Wes Hartman / Ph. D. / Stanford *
“I have worked with Andre for a couple of years. He is an outstanding personal trainer, very knowledgeable and a joy to work with. He has a unique ability to be easy going and keep you motivated at the same time. I highly recommend him without any reservations.”Dr. Greg Engel / Surgeon *
“I have worked with Andre for a couple of years. He is an outstanding personal trainer, very knowledgeable and a joy to work with. He has a unique ability to be easy going and keep you motivated at the same time. I highly recommend him without any reservations.”Jim Simmons / Venture Fund Manager *
“I visited Andre’s gym on a whim over three years ago. I needed to exercise and to gain strength. I liked his approach to nutrition and gaining strength without the jazzersize I have always disliked. Through carefully designed warm ups, stretching and weights I have changed from size 8/10 and am now size 2. I weighed 125lbs and although weight loss was not a major consideration I now weigh 110lb. Workouts were always fun and still are. I am eating better more protein, feel great and look good. I especially enjoyed shopping for all those new, size 2, outfits! I have introduced three new clients to Andre and his Fitness Center.”Margo Raferti *
“I visited Andre’s gym on a whim over three years ago. I needed to exercise and to gain strength. I liked his approach to nutrition and gaining strength without the jazzersize I have always disliked. Through carefully designed warm ups, stretching and weights I have changed from size 8/10 and am now size 2. I weighed 125lbs and although weight loss was not a major consideration I now weigh 110lb. Workouts were always fun and still are. I am eating better more protein, feel great and look good. I especially enjoyed shopping for all those new, size 2, outfits! I have introduced three new clients to Andre and his Fitness Center.”Pete Sonsini / Partner / NEA *
“He pushes me….he really knows how to press my buttons and get results!”Sean Flynn / Amateur Tri-Athlete / Investment Banker *
“Working with Andre has eliminated periodic leg cramps and general weakness; it has also removed 2 inches of fat from my waist.”
“Weight training with Andre allowed me to cut back on arthritis pain medication by two-thirds.”
AudreyRobert & Audrey Ritchie *
“Andre is the best at motivating and focusing me to get to the next level. He has a keen sense for keeping everything unique and comfortable to my “current” personal fitness level; making it fun to stay on track!”Michael J. Anthony / CCIM / Venture Fund Manager *
“Andre is a true professional. I’ve worked with him on and off for several years and appreciate his holistic approach, up to date knowledge and flexiblity…highly recommended.”Thomas Bailsdale / Doll Capital *
“I have worked with 3 trainers over the years, and Andre is the best combination of knowledge, program design, and personal attention. As a runner for 40+ years, I have some severe flexibility challenges, as well as being a late comer to systemic strength and total fitness. Andre’s technique has made a difference in my overall approach to my health. I highly recommend him for whatever fitness challenges one might have.”Bruce Zuckerman / Business Owner *
“I have been a client of Andre Jackson’s for over two years. In this time Andre has not only helped me lose a significant amount of weight, but my fitness has improved so dramatically that it is obvious to most friends who don’t see me regularly that I am in great shape. Andre is focused more on weight training and diet than aerobics. Though not ignoring the need for consistent aerobic exercise, Andre is intent on making best use of the training time we share together. He is sensitive to my overall well-being, and pushes me when needed, i e., often. Andre is among the best trainers I’ve ever worked with. His pricing is very competitive as well. I suggest you go in for a free consult with Andre, you’ll be impressed!”Ronaldo R. / VP *
“I started working with Andre last October. Before that, I had been going to the gym sporadically on my own and saw Andre training with others. And I thought to myself: why on earth would I need a personal trainer for? Isn’t it just lifting some weights, do some treadmill and sweat a little bit? Boy, was I wrong! One day I decided to give it a shot and started my sessions with Andre. It was tough at first, but Andre pushed me enough to make my workout counts. He showed me how to train myself and rotate the workout exercises to keep me engaged. It was awesome. To me it is the efficiency and effectiveness that count, get the result you want in the time that make sense. I also noticed how my muscle tone and build changed over the course of the sessions, not to mention my stress level from both work and school went down a bit. It was great working out with Andre, and I highly recommend his professional training services. Tracy Rich,Technical Writer.”Tracy Rich *
“I like it that Andre seems is as interested in working with Seniors as he is with working with those young, prime condition athletes. Great attention to detail. I hate exercising but time with Andre seems to fly by. He’s very professional, great attention to detail. Try it, you’ll like it”Naomi Ramusen / CEO *
“Thanks to your confidence in my efforts getting me to where I want to go and your tips to focus on staying in one place and keeping my elbows in, I think I am on my way.”David Eller *