Gary W, 45. From 56% to 35% body fat with 76 pounds of weight loss.
My wedding was coming up and I wanted to get into better shape. Over the years, I’ve had memberships in different gyms, however, after a few months, I get bored and stop going. Instead of self-training, I wanted to work with someone who was knowledgeable and passionate about health and wellness, and someone who could motivate me. I found these qualities in Jose. He is knowledgeable, passionate, and authentic.
Overall, I’m more physically fit and healthier. I drink more water, I make better food choices, I get more sleep, and I exercise regularly. I was motivated to make permanent changes in my life since having Jose as my trainer.There are a few things that I look for in a trainer and Jose has all of these attributes:
- Highly knowledgeable not just about fitness but about health and well-being.
- Someone who has a body similar to what I’d like to achieve.
- Someone who can motivate me regardless of how I’m feeling.
- Someone who is friendly, easy-going, creative, and genuine.
- Someone who practices what they preach.
Working with him made me realize that working out can be enjoyable. He was always prepared with new challenges and he tailored my workouts to meet my needs and capabilities. I really liked the variety of exercises and equipment he used, such as kettle balls, power ropes, large tracker tires, etc. Jose was very focused so I got a lot out of each session. Jose motivated me to lead a healthier lifestyle.
All of my time and money spent was 100% worth it! Although I was exhausted after each session, I was satisfied that I met each challenge that Jose set for me. I am so happy that I worked with him. I give Jose and his services the highest recommendation possible!
Era Mae Ferron, 30 years old
I am very fortunate to have Jose as my Personal Trainer. I’ve been working with Jose for 3 months and have seen amazing results. My friends, family and co-workers have all noticed a difference in my appearance and energy level. Their compliments and comments have kept me on track. Jose is very passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. He is easy going, friendly with a great personality that creates a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere at the gym. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, FUN!! He motivates and pushes me above and beyond my own fitness level which has been good for my success. Jose is very professional and extremely passionate about helping people reach their goals. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, Jose will lead you every step of the way! You gotta train with Jose Villablanca! =) He is extremely professional and motivating!! Thanks Jose! =)
Angela Naval, 28 years old.
Jose’s dynamic and positive personality made it easy, engaging and exciting for me to start, establish and maintain an exercise and health program. He is very knowledgeable in all facets of Health and fitness, and was always very professional and kept my training sessions interesting. His enthusiastic personality kept me motivated, and years later, I am still applying some of the principles he taught me. Well worth the investment in my health and well being!
I needed more discipline and a proven, well-researched, structured program to achieve my goals. I increase and balanced strength. I also improved lifestyle choices around nutrition. There are a few reasons why I liked about having a trainer:
- There’s someone challenging and supporting you to reach your goals, both short-term (session goals) and longer term (program goals).
- You’re not wasting your time when you need to adjust your program when the equipment is available or when you’re trying to get through a specific injury; Jose provides adequate support and flexibility in his program.
- Jose provides a ton of variability in the program, different equipment and training methods so that it never gets old.
There’s a lot more to getting healthy and vibrant that just lifting weights and doing aerobic activity. The holistic program involves everything: exercise, nutrition, and most importantly, education that supports those activities.
Ike C., 52 years old.
I decided to lose a few pounds of fat while gaining lean muscle. Since I am not getting any younger, I made the right choice of investing in Jose’s wellness services.
I learned how to eat better that improved my workouts, energy, mood, self-esteem and energy to name a few. I got stronger, leaner and fitter with the right quality food and supplements. I could do more in the gym than ever before.
I love the variety of exercises from drop sets (you really feel the burn like no other) to TRX workouts, sandbells, kettlebells and other uncommon exercise apparatus. I enjoyed training with Jose as he was very relevant and personal yet professionally there for me every step of my wellness journey. I always look forward to exercising because it is no longer felt like a means to an end.
I would tell people to see the value in hiring Jose. It’s an investment and not an expense. He really instills discipline through education and understanding which makes it really fun. I would have never accomplished this much on my own. That’s for sure!
Jeff C., 38 years old.
I wanted to start an exercise program because I wanted to get toned, reduce my body fat and improve my over all fitness and energy levels. I felt that working with an experienced trainer, which could create a program tailored to my needs, would help me stay focused and achieve my goals.
After working regularly with Jose for a year, I feel that I have surpassed my fitness goals! He created a challenging fitness program which kept me focused and motivated. I have increased muscle mass and lowered my body fat. I feel stronger, more flexible and I have a lot more energy.
I enjoyed working with Jose because he was not only knowledgeable with fitness and exercise, he was also very knowledgeable when it came to nutrition. He kept me challenged in the gym, and he also made great nutritional suggestions for me to implement outside of the gym. Jose is an experienced trainer with a great personality. Working out was always a lot of fun. He helped me achieve my fitness goals and I highly recommend him.
Betty C., 40 years old.
Always a professional, Jose inspires the best in his clients. Workouts were never routine or mundane. He challenged my physical abilities and built my self-confidence. Jose’s session were educational providing relevant healthy living information as well a being a life coach. Jose takes a genuine interest in helping clients attain their personal goals.
Linda N., 49 years old.
ABOUT JOSE VILLABLANCA
Hi! Thank you for visiting my website. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I was born and raised up in the Philippines. Growing up, I had ADD, had to wear knee braces, had chronic severe asthma attacks almost on a weekly basis and was full….overfilled with excess energy which meant I had a hard time focusing.
My fitness journey began at a very young age, pre-teen. My parents enrolled me for swimming classes. After a while of swimming laps religious, I noticed I rarely had asthma attacks. I had more mental focus due o the energy put into swimming and had greater lung capacity. Later in high school, I joined the basketball team. I learned discipline, team work and a sense of camaraderie thanks to team sports.
People usually say it’s hard being 30 pounds being overweight. By the same token, I would say it is just as hard being 30 pounds underweight. When I finally joined the gym at 18, I started gaining muscle and self-esteem. The dedication, hard work and perseverance in the gym translated to my personal and professional lifestyle. I am more focused, self-confident, happier and well balanced physically, emotionally and mentally.
I learned more about health and fitness in my university years. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from De La Salle University in Manila.
I moved to Toronto in 2005, enrolled with the Canadian Fitness Professionals as a Certified Personal Trainer. I have worked in both commercial big box gyms as well as private personal training studios. I loved what I did with clients on a 1-on-1 basis and boot camp / group exercise classes. But I always had the hunger for more.
I continued my education more for my own growth in wellness. I then applied what I learned to my clients with the knowledge, practise and experience under my belt. I took up the Spinal Decompression course at Sutherland School of Osteopathy in Toronto, Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 2 with Paul Chek of the C.H.E.K. Institute based in California. I also am a CHEK Practitioner Level 1 with other extra courses like Scientific Shoulder Training and an Integrated Approach to Stretching all from the C.H.E.K. Institute. I am a certified TRX trainer both individuals and group TRX classes. I am lucky enough to be a Lululemon ambassador for Sherway Gardens, Toronto in 2010.
With all that I’ve learned, I am very confident with helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. I strongly believe wellness is a big journey in life. Anyone can achieve anything and everything through their life choices. I make sure you enjoy your wellness journey because this is a big determining factor in getting to your goals. I believe in each and everyone of us. All you need is the belief in yourself.
I would love to hear from you. Please drop me a line!