Personal Trainers are available to Burns Recreation Center members for a minimal fee. All Personal Trainers are AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America), ACE (American Council of Exercise), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) or NCSF (National Council on Strength & Fitness) certified.
Benefits of a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers provide motivation and individualized workout plans that will help you achieve your fitness goals.
- Increased muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility
- Stress reduction and mood elevation
- Reduced risk of injury
- Improved aerobic capacity
- Weight loss (increase in lean muscle mass)
- Improved self-esteem
- Better sleep
- Overall improved quality of life
Register for Personal Training & Rates
- Create your ActiveNet Account
- Log into ActiveNet and follow the ActiveNet personal training instructions
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My name is Sean Pontikos and I am an NCSF certified. Fitness may not seem part of the package of a film student but I believe that fitness is a universal activity that everyone can partake in. I learnt this valuable lesson after transforming my own self where, at 18 years old, I realized that I felt incredibly insecure about my body. At first I wasn’t sure what to do but I decided to contact a personal trainer. After a few months I had put on 20 pounds of muscle and felt more confident about myself and my health. If you are reading this and feel that you have a goal you want to achieve, then I am here to motivate you to success. I believe that anything is possible with the right mindset, and under my certification from the National Council of Strength and Fitness, I feel I can provide you the best trainer to client experience. No goal is impossible!
My passion for health and fitness developed largely in high school where I participated in wrestling, cross country, and track for 4 years. Upon graduation, I began searching for a new outlet, and discovered one of my biggest passions as I began competing in local bodybuilding shows. I’ve always had a smaller frame, but I found that with positive encouragement and a desire to shape the best version of my own physique; I was able to win first place in the lightweight category in my first show. I since have developed a strong passion for nutrition and strength training, and coupled this with a certification from the National Council of Strength and Fitness. I am immensely excited to share what I have come to learn thus far with anyone who desires to live a healthier and well balanced lifestyle. Additionally, I have no doubt that I will thus be inspired by the hard work that comes from you as a result of this pursuit. I firmly believe that fitness should be both enjoyable and sustainable, and I am thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to work with you!
Jeff has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. He is a proud LMU alumn that has helped thousands of people reach their health and fitness goals in the greater Los Angeles area. Jeff understands the dificulty that can come with changing your lifestyle, as he himself lost over 127lbs at the age of 14. It is his goal to make becoming a healthier person not only something that is realistic and attainable, but fun!
For prices and packages please email him at Jeffrey.Palmer@lmu.edu