Testimonials

James, Luis and David are consummate fitness professionals and their focus on form and technique help to maximize results and avoid injury. I have been working with them for a year and have seen definite results including increased strength/muscle tone, better conditioning, better balance, increased endurance and more energy. The workout space is clean, well equipped and the one on one training experience is superior to anything else I have ever done before. I have recommended numerous friends to sign up and many are now also regular clients. Flexible scheduling, great music and proximity to home are added benefits! Greg

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


For anyone looking for a serious, thorough and specifically designed workout, PPT is the place for you. I have been a client for many years. I have watched the team hone their craft. James, David, and Luis are true professionals who are devoted to designing unique sessions to target my needs. The space contains all the equipment a good gym requires,but with a more intimate vibe. Scheduling is flexible and all three trainers are true professionals. Phyllis

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


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The trainers at PPT take a very thoughtful approach to creating an individualized work out plan. They incorporate your goals and objectives, injury history and strengths and weakness to devise your customized plan. With a modern approach and a focus on core strength training, James and Luis differentiate themselves from most trainers you’ll meet at the large health clubs. I would highly recommend PPT to those that are looking for serious long lasting results based on core fundamental training techniques. Douglas

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


James is the best personal trainer in nyc — i’m sure of it. i’ve been a fit, tone, healthy and happy client for 9 years and I still look forward to my sessions. Workouts vary so we hit every muscle group for both strengthening and toning. Over the years I’ve had a couple of minor injuries and he was very precise in the way he got me back up to par. James is professional, educated, knowledgeable and keeps detailed records of each session and my progression. His private gym is well equipped and always clean. Aside from all that, he’s a great guy. I highly recommend him!! I have also trained with Luis several times and I find him equally competent. Oh, and they play the best music! Lori

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


James and Luis are the superstars of this small, yet superb private gym. They keep the gym very clean and I love the privacy and the lack of a ‘scene.’ Just down to business – no games. They are very knowledgeable in dealing with existing and avoiding new injuries. The fact that James and Luis have had injuries of their own in the past makes them more sensitive to such issues – at the end of the day you don’t want some young trainer who is just out of school and ‘looks fit’ – you want people who actually know what they are doing and have been practicing for many years.

I usually walk up to this 20th Street gym in Chelsea from the West Village as part of my warm-up, but it also is very convenient to the 1/2/F/M trains. There are lots of perks to a small gym. For example, James is also open to customizing a music/workout mix just for you! Equinox would never do that – and Progressive is more affordable. Progressive also has a very clean shower and bathroom facility for those rushing off to work from the gym or want to get in the shower right away. James and Luis really go out of their way to help their clients achieve their goals. For example, James has also communicated with some of my other doctors/medical practitioners to further customize my program. Highly Recommended! David

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


James and Luis from PPT are two of the best trainers that I’ve ever hired. They know their stuff, and take a real interest in their clients. They have years of experience between them, and the bottom line, is that their results oriented approach really works. Rob

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


The Best Personal Trainer in NYC
I have been training with James for over a year and can say without a doubt that he has changed not only my physical appearancebut my attitude to health and fitness. I have even joined a gym and actually go 4 times a week on top of our sessions, this is fromsomeone who hated gyms? Seriously hated them. James keeps the sessions interesting and best of all fun, you will absolutely see a difference quickly and the fact that you enjoy it really helps for those days that you are feeling a little lazy. I guess that the proof was when I last went home, I hadn’t seen my friends for 6 months and they could not believe the difference in me. I cannot say enough great things about this trainer; he is busy for a good reason but will always help out if you need to change your schedule. If you want to get into shape quickly and have fun doing it then James is your guy!
Natasha

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


Effective, Professional, Knowledgeable
I started personal training with James a couple of years ago when I realized that my wife (who had been training with him for 2 years) was looking and feeling better than she had in years and I figured I had best get in shape! James keeps incredible records of my progress — he is fully aware of what we did the week before, the month before and the year before. He keeps the workouts interesting and varied. He is emphatic about doing each exercise correctly and with the proper form. I have a pre-existing problem with my shoulder and because of his in-depth knowledge of injuries, he is helping me overcome it. If you want to see results andlearn how to train properly and effectively, I highly recommend James.
Neil

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


Exceptional Personal Trainer!
I can’t say enough good things about working out with James Camastra. Of all the personal trainers I have tried he is the most professional and well-educated. Once I started working with him I was totally spoiled. He is very serious and enthusiastic about health and fitness and his creative and thoughtful approach to the workout made a big difference. He varied the routine day to day and kept it fun and interesting. I could tell the difference right away. Soon after beginning our work together I felt stronger and fitter and my clothes fit differently.
Kit

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


Best Personal Trainer Out There
I started working out with James when I was three months pregnant and we continued training throughout my pregnancy. James was very knowledgeable on prenatal fitness, and designed a very safe and effective program for me. I attribute my easy child birth and fast recovery and weight loss to our consistent workouts. James and I continue to work out and I feel fabulous and four months later have lost nearly all of my baby weight. James is an excellent personal trainer and extremely professional. I highly recommend him!
Molly

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


Changed the Way I Look and Feel!!
I have been training with James since May 2006 and in that small amount of time my body has changed tremendously. I dropped two sizes without dieting!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone and think that he does an incredible job adapting the workout to target YOUR body. I also have back problems and we work together to make sure I only improve it and do not hurt it. My back doesnot hurt anymore, I am lean, more toned than in my entire adult life and feel great!
Lauren

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


Changed My Body
I started with James six weeks after the birth of my second child. I had tried working out with personal trainers in NYC on and off in the past, but I hate to exercise and never found someone who motivated me to stay with it for more than a few weeks. I have been training with James continuously since January 2005. He is extremely professional and reliable and he keeps the workout moving quickly with a wide variety of exercises – so it is never boring. He pushes hard, but he is also very knowledgeable and educated, he is particularly excellent for anyone who, like me, has significant injuries and has been through rehabilitation therapy. I have had certified trainers exacerbate my back problems. Since I have been seeing James, I haven’t had any back problems. Most of all – the results don’t lie. I just turned 40 and my body looks better than it did when I was 30 – and I have had two kids in the interim. I can’t recommend James highly enough – he is very likeable (which actually is important to me when I am spending time and money with someone), and he is very, very good at what he does. I won’t say that I have come to adore working out now that I am with James, but I don’t dread my sessions the way I used to with other personal trainers. And I never saw results that could even remotely compare to what James has done for me. The best compliment I can give is that a close friend of mine who witnessed the changes in my body and my energy level signed up with James and has now been with him for almost a year. Lisa

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”


I’ve always hated working out and going to the gym. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing and was always too shy to ask for help. I tried a few of the trainers at different gyms and none encouraged me enough to make me want to continue working out. When I explained about certain pain or problems I had, these trainers often ignored me and continued to use their methods.

20 extra pounds later I decided to search for the right personal trainer. I found James after doing extensive research online. He had great feedback so I decided to give him a try.

He asked about my medical background and current workout routine. Since I have rheumatoid arthritis, I’m always nervous about working out, but James made me feel at ease and I could tell right away that he was using a routine that was made specifically for ME and my condition. After just one session I knew this was the place for me. I felt comfortable, I was challenged and I had privacy! No more worrying about an entire gym watching me struggle through an exercise. I love that there is never more than 2 or 3 people there at a time so you always have personalized attention.

James’ knowledge exceeds that of the average trainer. If I struggled through an exercise, he’d explain to me why I was struggling and what muscles were weaker. He walked me through every exercise and encouraged me and pushed me when I needed it.

I have more recently been training with Luis. Like James, Luis is very knowledgeable and brings his own experience to his workouts. He continually adjusts my program and keeps the sessions interesting and fun. Both James and Luis are very down to earth. I always find myself laughing and enjoying the time I spend there and I actually look forward to my sessions.

This place focuses on YOU and what is best for YOU. I would highly recommend to anyone! Mady

“The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.”