LOS ANGELES PERSONAL TRAINER
BRUCE GILBERT GETS YOU RESULTS
SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY!
Finally, a fitness professional that understands what it
really takes for the over 40 client to get fit and healthy. Bruce Gilbert
has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on
NBC's First Look.
Whether you're in your 40's, 50's, 60's or beyond I have the training and
expertise to guide you safely and effectively to reach all your health and
I know what it takes to train the older adult because I've been doing it for
over 15 years and I have helped hundreds of people just like you get their
health and fitness back so they could enjoy the highest quality of life by
overcoming joint pain from injuries, weight gain from high stress jobs and
poor posture from years of inactivity by finally breaking free of the pain
I have spent over 10 years working specifically with post-rehab patients
where I apply corrective exercise techniques which enable your body to work
in a more balanced state. Correcting strength and flexibility imbalances are
crucial to balancing the body and counteracting the everyday activities that
throw your body out of alignment.
Most trainers have no idea the workouts they are prescribing for their
clients actually encourage muscle imbalances which can lead to more
injuries. In other words, your workouts could be part of the problem not the
solution. Those old school bodybuilding routines encourage imbalances,
overdevelop your dominant side and overload your joints. So if you're not
including functional movement and healthy movement patterns with your
strength training you will continue to be unbalanced and limited to movement
that's not in all three planes.
I wanted to train with Bruce because he was referred to me by a
respected Registered Dietician who assured me that he would be
professional, patient and could push me without causing injury.
Well, he did not disappoint. He is very knowledgeable and uses a
common sense approach that works. He keeps me focused and motivated
on my workouts when I want to give up and always encourages me to
keep going. I can trust that he won't let me do anything that's not
safe or effective and he has earned my highest possible
recommendation as I have him training my entire family too.
One thing I never considered before training with Bruce is that he
makes exercising more enjoyable by bringing his passion and
enthusiasm to our workouts and transforms what would otherwise be a
punishment to me. I dare say I actually enjoy our workouts together
despite the physical exertion.
took a survey of our diets, started us off slowly, and both pushed
us and encouraged us. It was a perfect combination! within a few
weeks I was doing push ups off an exercise ball! Bruce has not only
gotten us on the road to being in good shape, but he's made it fun
and challenging (not daunting).
I only wish we'd started five or ten years ago. Thanks Bruce!
I came to
Bruce Gilbert with some health issues and I wanted to stay fit and
trim. I noticed as I worked out in the gym that most trainers are
clueless as to what the human body does or how it functions. Most of
the trainers, I observed, were not even focusing their attention on
The thing that impressed me most about Bruce was his constant
attention----he watched what I did and most importantly watched what
I did incorrectly. His attention meant that I was unlikely to get
hurt. My body increased in strength and stamina and my heart rate
dropped from 78 beats per minute to 63 beats per minute.
I then had a major health crisis—I developed colon cancer and I had
the surgery last December. I was faced with six month of
chemotherapy. I quickly lost more than 30 pounds and was overcome
with nausea. I feel that very few trainers could have dealt with
this situation. I also felt that it was important for me to exercise
and to try to keep my body functioning.
Bruce was extremely sensitive to my situation. I was able to
work out lightly during my six months of chemotherapy. Bruce was
positive and very supportive. I am now through my medical treatments
and getting stronger with my weekly workouts with Bruce. Bruce has a
solid, practical knowledge of the human body. With his help, I was
able to strengthen myself during this challenging time.
Gilbert has been training me for ten years now. He has kept me fit
and toned, enthusiastic and disciplined. His knowledge of the body
is extensive and has helped me to recover fully from several
injuries I have sustained over the years. Most of all, he makes
exercise fun inside and outside the gym. Thank-you, Bruce.
want it quick and to the point all you need to do is read is the
next paragraph, if you want the back story keep reading beyond it.
Bottom line, I consider Bruce a consummate professional. For the
past nine years he has worked with me through some difficult times.
Bruce never takes his eyes off of you, is always learning new
tortures (exercises) to bring to the workout, never has missed a
session without a call and is 100% present. He knows his profession
and is smart in the way he gets the most out of you and your
workout. Bruce has developed that special talent were he pushes you
to your limit but not to the point of injury. In my professional
world I take referrals very seriously and I must say that I
recommend Bruce without hesitation. You would be very fortunate to
work with him.
I came to Bruce seeking discipline in my workout. On my own I was
achieving very little and wanted to be in better shape and free from
some chronic pain from a previous injury. My posture was poor and
stress had put my shoulders to my ears. My height was 6 ft. & 1/2
To say I hated going to my workouts would not be far from the truth
however I quickly realized the importance of the work and Bruce made
it as pleasant as possible.
On June 21st, 2002 I fell 80 feet off of a cliff 50 feet was a
free fall. In a matter of seconds I broke my jaw, dislocated my
shoulder, re- injured a previous broken wrist and forearm, broke a
rib, jarred my tailbone, crushed my knee cap and lost a lot of skin.
The road back was difficult. The physical therapy was painful and
exhausting. Eventually I was ready to work with Bruce. Bruce
listened as I shared where I stood and where I hoped to go. We
worked very hard together.
I’m not going to walk you through the last five years, but what you
should know is that I give the majority of my near full recovery to
Bruce. In fact during some recent extensive physical labor I
realized that I was in better shape than prior to my fall. By the
way I now stand 6 ft 11˛2 inches tall.
Sometimes you have to give the devil his due.
Bruce I would not have recuperated as successfully as I did. I
wouldn't be as diligent and exercising wouldn't be as fun.
believes that true fitness begins with a commitment to one's health
and well being, followed by basic hard work. I really appreciate
Bruce's common-sense / no-nonsense methods. I also appreciate his
positive, upbeat attitude. He is a reliable, hardworking and
flexible trainer who I can easily, heartily recommend! After working
with Bruce, I believe I am more fit than I have ever been in my
the best personal trainer I've ever used. He's now been my trainer
for over ten years. I've watched others at the gym with different
trainers and worked out with others in the past, but I don't think
there's anyone else I would want. He is always creative in the
workout, modifying it, and surprising me with new challenges. He
makes every session both tough and fun. Besides his sense of humor,
he is an excellent listener. He also trained my son, when in high
school, and was very helpful with him.
I always look forward to training with Bruce. He makes it fun
by varying the workout, setting up do-able challenges and being
attentive. He is very conscientious and always watches that I
perform the exercise properly and breathe correctly.
Gilbert, owner of Balanced Fitness, is, bar none, one of the best
personal trainers out there. He manages to cram in a workout for
every body part in the space of an hour and still make it seem fun!
Although I began working with Bruce because of my shoulder
injury, I have found that his workouts have benefited every part of
my body. Bruce is a gifted trainer who is guided by his knowledge of
the physiology of the body, the particular needs of each individual
client and also by his feeling and intuitions about the needs of
Bruce customizes each workout for each client, taking into
account any injuries, old or new; ability and motivation.
With regard to the motivation part - somehow, without any hard
sell, he manages to increase that trait in me!
I have been training with Bruce for almost 10 years and find
him to be among the best of the best! I highly recommend him for
whatever workout needs you might have. Give him a call and get
~ Dell A
Challenge. It's a cliche when it comes to working out but it's
certainly the one area where Bruce excels as a trainer. He
challenges you to push yourself to the limit in order to achieve
maximum results. He also has a very strong understanding of how the
body works. You would think every trainer would have that but after
one session with Bruce you can look around any gym and see how most
people (with their trainers) are getting it wrong. If you're
recovering from an injury like I was (emphasize on was) or just
looking to get your body in gear, Bruce is the man.
Definitely worth your investment. If you have a clear goal of what
you want to achieve from your workout, then Bruce is the right
person to train with. He is extremely knowledgeable, loves his work,
and has the best attitude. Bruce was always on time to workout, and
is definitely not the type of trainer who spends time goofing
around. He is very serious about his work, and will ask you to
commit. I highly recommend him. Thanks Bruce!
there with right idea's and attitude. I'm a "difficult" case and
Bruce brings out my best.
helped me recover from chronic back pain with patience and
professionalism. He has a big heart!
believe this hidden gem! I found out about Bruce and his Personal
Fitness training program and then I found out about the other side
of his business. The Bow Wow Workout is the best thing to ever
happen with me and my dog. Bruce is a great guy and very fun to hang
with on a Sunday morning. It's a great run up Runyon Canyon and back
with the dogs getting a great workout and me trying to keep up with
the pace. It gets easier the more you go. It's a blast! I would
highly recommend this workout as well as the other services Bruce
offers. Since seeing Bruce, I have lost 30 pounds, increased my
stamina, and with his guidance, I now eat better than I ever have. I
don't have the pain from tendonitis in my hip anymore and I am much
more flexible. I just can't say enough about this guy. Go see him
and make your whole life better.
~ Jeff N.
an exceptional trainer and fitness professional. What I appreciate
most about Bruce is that fitness is not a hobby. It is his passion
and his profession. He knows how to get results. He is smart and
efficient. He's a great motivator, too. I highly recommend Bruce!
~ Matthew S.
trained with Bruce, off and on, for a few years now and can't
imagine working with anyone else. (and I've worked out with a LOT of
people over the years) This past year I have had to work through
some injuries and Bruce has had the patience and expertise to get me
strong again. I love that he changes things up, pushes gently but
firmly (for me, at least) and has a great sense of humor (not to
mention vast knowledge of 80s music!). What impresses me about Bruce
is that he continues to train and learn new techniques in the area
of fitness. It's not the same old workout because he genuinely cares
about the well being of his clients. I can't recommend him enough!
~ Mari W.
been a trainer myself for 15 years. I stopped training clients in
2001, but had always practiced a rigorous exercise routine for
myself. I met Bruce through a business associate, (who trained with
him), after complaining about being "bored with and burned out" with
my exercise routine. Too much effort for the same predictable
results. I had fallen victim to what many of my former training
clients had experienced. The SAME OLD workout.
Bruce dramatically changed that for me. Within 6 weeks I experienced
amazing results from his unique routines. There is always a
"consistency" of challenge and information to his workouts. However,
there is always a variety and interest to his instruction. He is
exacting but amazingly generous and supportive. I always looked
forward to those early morning workouts.
I highly recommend his program to anyone with no workout experience
or to an avid athlete.
~ Philip J.
are a person who does not want to work at improving oneself Bruce is
not the man for you. If you are a person who believes in committing
to personal health and well being and wants a leader in training
both the body and the mind, then Bruce is for you. I have had the
honor of working with Bruce to reclaim my body and with it most
definitely my quality of life. Bruce worked me immediately with the
mindset that health is a conscious choice and a process that I must
commit to if I wish to achieve a better quality of life for myself.
He set me with realistic goals and routines that would work my body
but would also give me the mindset to match. It was his approach in
telling me the realities of fitness and achieving my goals with a
healthy attitude that appealed to me. Soreness in the first few
weeks turned to greater flexibility, strength and better sense of
well being for my day to day in the months to follow. Bruce set me
on a course for fitness that I still follow today - 5 years after I
began my fitness journey with Bruce.
Keep up the good work Bruce and thanks for your time, patience and
~ Dan F.
Balanced Fitness is the answer to:
MUSCLE AND BONE DENSITY LOSS
STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY IMBALANCES
DIETS THAT DON'T WORK
LACK OF MUSCLE TONE
LACK OF FLEXIBILITY
My laser focused, personalized workout programs will guarantee the
fastest and safest results available based on almost two decades
of knowledge and well over 10,000 hours working in the field.
Warning: My training is not for everyone. It won't work for those who
think they will get in shape because they paid someone to train them. It
takes more than a commitment of money, it takes a full on commitment and a
belief in yourself that you will come in and do what it takes to achieve
your goals this time. If you're ready to actually do something about your
health and to finally make a positive change then call me right now. Instead
of putting it off, take action and call (213) 703-8554 or e-mail me
to schedule a free consultation and I will get you on the path to health
Notice: there are a very limited number of time slots available for
consultations and the longer you wait the less likely you will be able to
get on the schedule so call (213) 703-8554 or e-mail me now at firstname.lastname@example.org