Progressive Personal Training

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PPT in NYC - An impressive staff, all with degrees in exercise science
  • 135 W 20th St 3rd Fl

    New York, NY 10011

    Cross street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues

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  • 212-929-2656

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Mon-Fri 5:30am-10pm Sat and Sun by request

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I finally have found a perfect fit for my exercise needs and schedule! The team dynamic works great for me. I enjoy having the opportunity to work with different trainers who collaborate on my needs. James, Luis and David are great

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I finally have found a perfect fit for my exercise needs and schedule! The team dynamic works great for me. I enjoy having the opportunity to work with different trainers who collaborate on my needs. James, Luis and David are great

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As someone who is very active in the fitness industry, I will say I have not met more qualified personal trainers than James and Luis. I enjoy the healthy snacks they always have for me as well, so cute! Their private personal training studio in Chelsea is a great space and I enjoy going to my workout there once a week. The gym is always clean and the bathroom/shower is really convenient so I can run to work after. PPT recently started small group training and I have gone to a few classes of that also...love it! A few of my friends and I decided to go together and we really had a blast-as well as an exhausting workout. I've had many personal trainers throughout my time in NYC but PPT has got me hooked.

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As someone who is very active in the fitness industry, I will say I have not met more qualified personal trainers than James and Luis. I enjoy the healthy snacks they always have for me as well, so cute! Their private personal training studio in Chelsea is a great space and I enjoy going to my workout there once a week. The gym is always clean and the bathroom/shower is really convenient so I can run to work after. PPT recently started small group training and I have gone to a few classes of that also...love it! A few of my friends and I decided to go together and we really had a blast-as well as an exhausting workout. I've had many personal trainers throughout my time in NYC but PPT has got me hooked.

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James has created an fun workout routine that is ideal to sweat out the booze from the night before, but not make you feel like you wish you never came. The outdoor workout consists of a full body exercises that use a lot of bungee cords and simple agility movements. It is a great hour that has you leaving felling good about what you just accomplished and ready to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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James has created an fun workout routine that is ideal to sweat out the booze from the night before, but not make you feel like you wish you never came. The outdoor workout consists of a full body exercises that use a lot of bungee cords and simple agility movements. It is a great hour that has you leaving felling good about what you just accomplished and ready to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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At a time when my body became very weak and my extremities were in pain due to limited core strength, James helped me improve my balance and strength with simple routines that erradicated my pain and helped me feel like I was in control of my body again. Working out with James helped more than working with my physical therapist.

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At a time when my body became very weak and my extremities were in pain due to limited core strength, James helped me improve my balance and strength with simple routines that erradicated my pain and helped me feel like I was in control of my body again. Working out with James helped more than working with my physical therapist.

Pros: Great Knowledge and Expertise; Motivational

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James has been my trainer for 10 years. He takes a personal and sincere interest in seeing that particular exercises are making me stronger. As an older woman, I am aware of greater endurance as James continues to push me, gently, through our sessions. I must also mention that James is always prompt, caring, and efficient. The studio has the proper equipment and is clean and attractive.

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James has been my trainer for 10 years. He takes a personal and sincere interest in seeing that particular exercises are making me stronger. As an older woman, I am aware of greater endurance as James continues to push me, gently, through our sessions. I must also mention that James is always prompt, caring, and efficient. The studio has the proper equipment and is clean and attractive.

Pros: best workout

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James is a great trainer, and an all around great guy. I've been training with James for over a year now and have never been in better shape. He was able to devise a balanced program for me of cardio, weightlifting and core exercises. I now feel that I know my way around the gym and understand how to target certain muscle groups and vary my exercises so I don't plateau and get stale. Highly recommend James.

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James is a great trainer, and an all around great guy. I've been training with James for over a year now and have never been in better shape. He was able to devise a balanced program for me of cardio, weightlifting and core exercises. I now feel that I know my way around the gym and understand how to target certain muscle groups and vary my exercises so I don't plateau and get stale. Highly recommend James.

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I?ve worked out with a number of personal trainers over the years. I am so happy I finally found James! When we first met, about a year ago, James asked detailed questions about my health and fitness goals, and then designed an individual program to address them. This impressed me; other personal trainers I?ve encountered seem to have a one-size-fits-all approach, regardless of the individual.

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★★★★★

I?ve worked out with a number of personal trainers over the years. I am so happy I finally found James! When we first met, about a year ago, James asked detailed questions about my health and fitness goals, and then designed an individual program to address them. This impressed me; other personal trainers I?ve encountered seem to have a one-size-fits-all approach, regardless of the individual.

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I had my first training session with James in August, 2005 at the request of my therapist who also trained with James. Trust me when I say that I had never considered going to a personal trainer for a few reasons including body image issues. I finally agreed to go for just one session simply to satisfy my therapist?s request and I?ve been with James ever since.

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I had my first training session with James in August, 2005 at the request of my therapist who also trained with James. Trust me when I say that I had never considered going to a personal trainer for a few reasons including body image issues. I finally agreed to go for just one session simply to satisfy my therapist?s request and I?ve been with James ever since.

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I went to see James with 30 lbs of extra weight on me at the age of 32 and in pretty bad shape. He was my first - and by far the best - trainer I have ever had. Having moved around the past couple of years I have been unable to find someone like him.

Unlike other experiences, I did not wake up the next morning with the obligatory painful muscles yet without realizing it, I leaned out and became very toned over the next 3-4 weeks. As a female, he understood how I wanted to look; he didn't talk incessantly (my pet hate); and I left each session feeling like I achieved a very satisfactory workout. Not one did I regret waking up early for.

It sounds cliche but he really did transform my body and helped me see exercise as a way of life.

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I went to see James with 30 lbs of extra weight on me at the age of 32 and in pretty bad shape. He was my first - and by far the best - trainer I have ever had. Having moved around the past couple of years I have been unable to find someone like him.

Unlike other experiences, I did not wake up the next morning with the obligatory painful muscles yet without realizing it, I leaned out and became very toned over the next 3-4 weeks. As a female, he understood how I wanted to look; he didn't talk incessantly (my pet hate); and I left each session feeling like I achieved a very satisfactory workout. Not one did I regret waking up early for.

It sounds cliche but he really did transform my body and helped me see exercise as a way of life.

Pros: Straight up; always professional and cordial; new his stuff

Cons: I honestly cannot think of any

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I have been training with James for over a year and can say without a doubt that he has changed not only my physical appearance but 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 from someone who hated gyms?.seriously hated them.

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I have been training with James for over a year and can say without a doubt that he has changed not only my physical appearance but 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 from someone who hated gyms?.seriously hated them.

Pros: Get results and have fun doing it

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I have been working with James for over ten years. His exceptional education and interpersonal skills make him an ideal trainer for older clients and those with special needs. James helped me recover quickly from a hip-replacement operation (he even researched my condition before tailoring a program for me). He makes sessions fun for those who hate to exercise and varies his approach for each client to achieve maximum motivation (for those of us who are difficult to motivate). Most importantly, he gets results and, therefore, is in great demand. See if he can find time for you, his sessions fill up quiickly.

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I have been working with James for over ten years. His exceptional education and interpersonal skills make him an ideal trainer for older clients and those with special needs. James helped me recover quickly from a hip-replacement operation (he even researched my condition before tailoring a program for me). He makes sessions fun for those who hate to exercise and varies his approach for each client to achieve maximum motivation (for those of us who are difficult to motivate). Most importantly, he gets results and, therefore, is in great demand. See if he can find time for you, his sessions fill up quiickly.

Pros: Exceptional motivation skills that achieve real results.

Cons: He's very busy, sometimes there is a waiting list for available time slots.

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I've worked out with James for 9 years. Within the first 3 months I became much stronger, flexible and confident in the gym enviroment. I have continued to work out with him, he has great follow through and a variety of workouts.

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I've worked out with James for 9 years. Within the first 3 months I became much stronger, flexible and confident in the gym enviroment. I have continued to work out with him, he has great follow through and a variety of workouts.

Pros: straight forward, goal oriented

Cons: sessions fill up

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I started working out with James when I was three months pregnant and we continued training throughout my pregnancy. James was very knowledgable 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.

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I started working out with James when I was three months pregnant and we continued training throughout my pregnancy. James was very knowledgable 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.

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James has a way of making each and every work out interesting and diverse. He understands that people are different and he customizes your time with him to suit you. He's an inspired trainer. Oh, and he plays the BEST music!

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James has a way of making each and every work out interesting and diverse. He understands that people are different and he customizes your time with him to suit you. He's an inspired trainer. Oh, and he plays the BEST music!

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I started 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 and learn how to train properly and effectively, I highly recommend James.

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I started 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 and learn how to train properly and effectively, I highly recommend James.

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I started working with James about a year and a half ago, having not really worked out before aside from sporadic and unfocused attempts. He guided me gently toward a better understanding of my body and what I needed to do to accomplish my goals - and he taught me how to do that while maintaining good form and avoiding overextending myself. My fitness level and my self-image have improved considerably as a result of working with James. I recommend him with no reservations whatsoever.

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I started working with James about a year and a half ago, having not really worked out before aside from sporadic and unfocused attempts. He guided me gently toward a better understanding of my body and what I needed to do to accomplish my goals - and he taught me how to do that while maintaining good form and avoiding overextending myself. My fitness level and my self-image have improved considerably as a result of working with James. I recommend him with no reservations whatsoever.

Pros: Professional, great credentials, personable

Cons: I have no complaints.

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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 does not hurt anymore, I am lean, more toned than in my entire adult life and feel great!

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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 does not hurt anymore, I am lean, more toned than in my entire adult life and feel great!

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I've been training with James since 2002 and I cannot say enough about what he has done for me both physically and mentally. I am a 47 year old woman and proud to say that my body looks amazing. I recently went to my 30th HS reunion and people took notice! I looked and felt better than I did back then. I have always been somewhat athletic but I have never looked like this. Within months of our first session I began to see results and before long, instead of dreading a workout, I began to look forward to the workout. My arms are cut, my abs look great and my core is strong. Our sessions are never boring and besides from being professional, knowledgeable, educated, and a super nice guy, James is very creative -- and great with working with injuries. Recently, I broke my wrist and obviously I was not able to lift any weights. During the 6 weeks I was in a cast (I did not want to miss a workout), James thought up ways to keep me strong with resistance training against his own body! I totally trust him and highly recommend him to anyone.

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I've been training with James since 2002 and I cannot say enough about what he has done for me both physically and mentally. I am a 47 year old woman and proud to say that my body looks amazing. I recently went to my 30th HS reunion and people took notice! I looked and felt better than I did back then. I have always been somewhat athletic but I have never looked like this. Within months of our first session I began to see results and before long, instead of dreading a workout, I began to look forward to the workout. My arms are cut, my abs look great and my core is strong. Our sessions are never boring and besides from being professional, knowledgeable, educated, and a super nice guy, James is very creative -- and great with working with injuries. Recently, I broke my wrist and obviously I was not able to lift any weights. During the 6 weeks I was in a cast (I did not want to miss a workout), James thought up ways to keep me strong with resistance training against his own body! I totally trust him and highly recommend him to anyone.

Pros: all

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I've been working with James Camastra for three years. He is an incredible professional in every way. He pays intense attention to what I do and how I do it and has a very friendly but very specific way of guiding me into proper form for maximum effect and avoidance of injury. Like no other trainer, he keeps a detailed record of every workout and is therefore able to continously adjust each session to take into account various notes he's made of my overall progress as well as specifics regarding several injuries he's helped me to overcome. At the beginning of each of the first two years I'd schedule two months of weekly workouts to get myself primed for the year. This last year I have been working continuously with James once a week every week, filling in the time between our sessions with aerobic and yoga workouts on my own. Progress with James has been noticeable and lasting. I highly recommend him!

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I've been working with James Camastra for three years. He is an incredible professional in every way. He pays intense attention to what I do and how I do it and has a very friendly but very specific way of guiding me into proper form for maximum effect and avoidance of injury. Like no other trainer, he keeps a detailed record of every workout and is therefore able to continously adjust each session to take into account various notes he's made of my overall progress as well as specifics regarding several injuries he's helped me to overcome. At the beginning of each of the first two years I'd schedule two months of weekly workouts to get myself primed for the year. This last year I have been working continuously with James once a week every week, filling in the time between our sessions with aerobic and yoga workouts on my own. Progress with James has been noticeable and lasting. I highly recommend him!

Pros: Superior knowledge, attentive, effective

Cons: Absolutely none.

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I started with James six weeks after the birth of my second child. I had tried working out with trainers 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 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.

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I started with James six weeks after the birth of my second child. I had tried working out with trainers 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 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.

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