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Top 5 Ways to Tone It Up This Year

Nadine Jolie Courtney | January 4, 2017 | Feature Features National

2017 has finally arrived, which means it's time to hit the gym! Book a session with one of these premier personal trainers who will whip you into shape in no time.
Fitness instructor Jenna Smith works with her clients to meet their personal goals during customized training sessions.

1. Basheer Abdullah With a roster of impressive qualifications—including head coaching for the U.S. Olympic boxing team—Abdullah offers expertise in everything from kickboxing to jiujitsu. $150 per session, 3350 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, 619.222.5554

2. Marshall Eklund As the owner of S.D.’s only Stott-certified Pilates studio, Eklund has 30 years of experience helping clients achieve peak form, thanks to a master’s degree in biomechanics and multiple fitness certifications. $75 per session, 1807 Robinson Ave., San Diego, 619.298.1177

3. Leah Francis A specialist in prenatal and postnatal fitness, personal trainer and Wholesome Kitchen SD owner Leah Francis prides herself on motivating clients to live active lifestyles and make healthy nutritional choices. Expect paleo-inspired meals paired with top-notch workout results. $100 per session, 619.565.0054

4. Jenna Smith A San Diego native with a slew of certifications, Smith is particularly adept at honing bodies—and minds—through Pilates and private-training sessions. Numerous devotees also pack her spin sessions at SparkCycle and muscle-burning classes at Pilates Plus La Jolla. $75 per session

5. Chad Yarvitz A California Golden Glove champion, Xplicit Fitness owner Chad Yarvitz creates a custom health program for each client. Devotees enjoy success thanks to his mental approach, with the belief that 80 percent of boxing is psychological. $70 per session, 4780-C Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 619.281.0800


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