Start Your Workout Journey Right With These Top Fitness Coaches

Start Your Workout Journey Right With These Top Fitness Coaches


Any one of these fitness coaches is sure to help you meet your body goals, whether you’re a celebrity hoping to train for a marathon or a beginner hoping to lose weight

Day one of any new routine can be difficult to maintain. This is why personal trainers work as they keep you accountable to your weight goals and strict schedules. But picking the one trainer who will see you through your journey can also lead to choice paralysis or decision avoidance, so here’s a diverse list of some of the country’s top fitness coaches whose services show that they can get you the specific results you want.

Gabb Rosario

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Coach Gabb Rosario is no stranger to fitness. Not only is he a Spartan Race Pro, but he’s also 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s personal coach. Notably, he trained her for nine months in preparation for the NYC marathon, and is now training her to run in the 2023 London Marathon. Coach Gabb specializes in strength and conditioning for endurance sports and obstacle course races. For obstacle course race training programs, you may contact his business Vetta Performance, while for advanced strength and conditioning, as well as physiotherapy, reach out to Strive Fitness and Performance. The latter also has a lineup of qualified personal trainers for you to choose from.

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Ida Paras-Cruz

Coach Ida Paras-Cruz is an advocate for sustainable fitness. This advocacy is particularly evident in her co-founded gym The Movement Studio, which offers scheduled and beginner-friendly classes online via Zoom and in-studio at Menarco, BGC. There, Coach Ida works as a movement coach alongside the likes of sports correspondent Martie Bautista and Magic 89.9 DJ Hannah Bacani. Their classes promise a perfect blend of cardio and athletic strength training by employing full-body workouts everyday for you to look and feel amazing. For more information, go to their Facebook page.

Culver Padilla

Like Coach Ida, Coach Culver Padilla also advocates for a sustainable fitness lifestyle. And like Coach Gabb, he has also trained celebrity clients, such as Darna actress Jane de Leon. And like both previously mentioned fitness coaches, Coach Culver has his own business venture called Awaken. Awaken Gym is located at Metrowalk, Pasig City, and is currently offering high-intensity interval training (HIIT), circuit training, and customized workout programs. Showing that he is a fitness coach worth trusting, Coach Culver most recently trained celebrity clients Jackie Lou Blanco and Iza Calzado-Wintle, whom he trained while she was pregnant. To begin your own holistic fitness journey, go to Awaken’s Instagram page.

Bok Santos

Another fitness coach and celebrity trainer to add to the list is Coach Bok Santos. Coach Bok is no stranger to celebrity training as he’s been known to do so for several years and has memorialized such workouts on his Instagram page. He’s trained celebrities like Liza Soberano, Julia Barretto, Maris Racal, and, most recently, Ann Murphy. For more of his credentials, visit his Instagram page.

Kat Geronimo-Garcia

Kat Geronimo-Garcia is a known multi-hyphenate. According to her Instagram bio, she’s a celebrity coach, functional trainer, and fitness nutritionist. Coach Kat, also known as Mamakat, has personally coached celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo, Bea Alonzo, and Megan Young. This fitness coach is also known for her weight-loss workouts online and for being a fitspiration to other moms in their 40s. To know more, visit her Instagram page.

Arnold Aninion

If you’re looking for a different approach, famed fitness coach Arnold Aninion could be the one for you. Like some others on this list, this coach has trained celebrities like Anne Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, and Mond Gutierrez in the past. Coach Arnold is also known for being a bodybuilder and former professional rugby player, and for appearing on Survivor Philippines. Additionally, he’s currently Erwan Heussaff’s personal trainer, whose progress he often posts on his Instagram page. To begin your own intensive fitness journey, you may contact him by visiting his Instagram page.

Jay Garcia

Next on this list is fitness coach Jay Garcia. Coach Jay is a registered nurse and personal trainer with over 14 years of experience, and his vast clientele ranges from businessmen and professional athletes to the occasional celebrities like Bea Alonzo and Alice Dixson. He offers personal training, online training, pain and mobility solutions, and orthopedic acupuncture. To know more about this fitness coach’s services and his digital fitness studio, visit his website and Instagram page.

Inigo Hizon

Eighth on this list is celebrity-trusted Coach Inigo Hizon. This fitness coach is a certified personal trainer and booty builder who is currently training Ylona Garcia, and has also trained Michelle Dee, Rhian Ramos, Max Collins, and even a pregnant Solenn Heussaff. For inquiries, you can directly message his Instagram page, wherein you can also view his most recent celebrity workout sessions.

Mark Banta

Last but not least is fitness coach Mark Banta, an advocate for healthy habits and sustainable results. Coach Banta has trained celebrities like Nadine Lustre and Pia Wurtzbach in the past, and switches between training sessions at Anytime Fitness in BGC and in Melbourne, Australia. Because of this, he accepts both personal training clients and online clients, depending on his location and availability. For more information, visit his Instagram page.

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