Anthony Michael Ortiz, NASM, USAW is a certified personal trainer and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. He has over five years experience in the fitness industry as a master-level trainer and group exercise instructor. Originally from Cambridge, MA, Anthony has been involved in sports since childhood, and continues to play recreationally as well as focus on his own olympic weightlifting.
As a trainer, Anthony works with clients to design individual and personalized programs that challenge people on all fitness levels. Utilizing a variety of techniques and styles, Anthony is committed to providing his clients with the tools and encouragement needed to accomplish their health and fitness goals and maintain results over time.
Using mobility, strength and conditioning as the basis of his programs, Anthony is a firm believer that there is more than one way to train any muscle. He believes that your body is in your complete control and aims to equip each client with the tools and skills necessary to reach their ultimate fitness goals. He enjoys working with all individuals, from the serious athlete to those just beginning their fitness journey, helping them to reach their full potential.
For those who prefer a group exercise format, Anthony has established an array of popular group exercise classes. Anthony’s classes create communities of people who are looking to improve their overall fitness, learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, meet new people, and who want to feel, look, and perform their best. Click here to view classes offered.
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ACSM-CPT, USAW, PN1, AF L1
In 2008, I needed a change. Physically and emotionally, I could not continue on the path that I was on. I, like many others had slowly let my weight and formerly very active lifestyle slip away from me and was making destructive choices that were negatively impacting every part of my life. It was at this time that I joined a gym and began working with a personal trainer (Anthony Ortiz). Through this experience, I saw a change in myself that I never thought possible. While dropping the 40lbs that I had picked up post-college was a great feeling, the emotional transformation has been far more rewarding. I knew that in order to turn my life around, I had to make “sacrifices” (at least that’s how I saw them at the time) – so I reprioritized my life, putting fitness and nutrition right at the top. I began learning about different styles of weightlifting, training, programming, movement, visualization, and body awareness.
In 2013, I realized that lifting was not just something I loved to do. I was spending most of my time at work thinking about Olympic Lifting, programming workouts for myself and my friends, and counting down the hours until I could get to the gym. I could no longer only have an hour a day to devote to this new life that I wanted. I wanted to do this all day, every day, and I couldn’t wait to get started. So I left my job, and acquired my certification so I could help others take steps towards a stronger, healthier, happier life.
As a trainer, I know that each client’s fitness journey is unique. Each person will start their training at different levels of fitness, different backgrounds, different times in their life…and that is what makes it so exciting. Each individual will respond differently to each style of exercise. Finding a particular mode of exercise or specific movement that connects with a client, that creates that spark, is the most thrilling time. It is that moment when their journey really begins on the inside, and that excitement they have about training starts to spread into other parts of their life – they begin to see how strong they truly are, and owning their bodies and their health in a whole new way.
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