JOSE GONZALEZ-MEJIA

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science- Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

  • Master of Science- Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Physiology

  • ACSM- Certified Personal Trainer

  • EXOS- Certified Performance Specialist

  • EXOS- Certified Fitness Specialist

SPECIALTIES

  • Pre and Post-Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

  • Sports Performance Training

  • Strength and Conditioning (General and Sport Specific)

  • Running and Endurance Performance Training

  • Speed, Agility, and Plyometric Training

  • Functional Training

  • Weight Loss and Management

  • Muscle Building

BACKGROUND

Whether you’re new to fitness and you are looking to build general fitness, muscle, strength/conditioning, or sports performance. Are you dealing with an injury, or limitation? Are you stuck at plateau or need a new fitness routine to help you get motivated and reach your fitness goals? You have come to the right place!

I take great pride as a former collegiate athlete, exercise science researcher, and Master of Exercise Physiology alumni. I like to bring an all-around approach based on the latest scientific principles, and 5+ years of experience to get you to your goals in the fastest way possible, and in the safest manner. Most importantly, I want fitness to be a lifestyle for you and to become the best version of yourself through fitness.

I believe we all have an inner athlete within ourselves, and I am here to bring that out, encourage, and motivate you every step of the way because I understand the fitness journey is not an easy one. Once you get there though, it will be all worth it. I can promise you that!

Are you ready to become the best version of yourself?

Achievements

  • Former NCAA DII Cross Country and Track Collegiate Athlete (CSUEB)

  • Cal State East Bay Track and Field 10,000 Meter All Time Top 10 Record Holder

  • CCAA 10,000 Meter Conference Finalist

TESTIMONIALS

"Not only did I pass, I exceeded my expectations in the time I ran 2 miles (From 20 minutes to 15:20 minutes)”

When I started to train with Jose I was in good shape, but definitely needed help with running faster. It’s funny, you know, I’ve been a professional Kinesiologist and a military service member for years without fully understanding how to run faster to pass my Army Physical Fitness Test. I knew Jose had in-depth scientific knowledge and the practical personal experience in running performance so I put aside my current strength training program to focus my cardiovascular fitness with Jose.

What I particularly liked about Jose was that he worked with my schedule and limitations. It took some time getting used to as the mileage increased but Jose immediately changed things up to help me adapt. It wasn’t long before the day came to do my Army Physical Fitness Test. Not only did I pass, I exceeded my expectations in the time I ran 2 miles (From 20 minutes to 15:20 minutes). I’d recommend Jose to anybody.

- Jerry Estrellado


"He designed a comprehensive, challenging, and fun program, to help me lose weight and improve my strength. Within few weeks, I started to notice results.

Last Summer, I decided to lose weight, improve my strength, overall fitness so I can run again. I was looking for a trainer that will help me achieve all the above, and Jose was highly recommended by his peers. Choosing him over many other trainers was the best decision I made. 

Jose is very patient, professional, compassionate, and a great listener. He designed a comprehensive, challenging, and fun program, to help me lose weight and improve my strength. Within few weeks, I started to notice results. 

Jose is very knowledgeable and scientific about his training programs. He is not only showing, but he explains the proper from for each exercise, thus keeping me from being injured. Nutrition is a huge part of the training regimen Jose designed for me. He gave me general guidelines for a nutrition plan that is complementary to my training program. 

Jose has many qualities, I already mentioned that single him out in such a competitive field within personal training. The attention to detail, the focus and passion Jose has for the field of exercise, are traits that I always admired. Currently Jose is a graduate exercise physiology student at SF State University. I would recommend Jose to anyone looking for a compassionate, yet professional, and knowledgeable personal trainer. 

-Marilena Williams


" Jose didn't want me to just run but he  wanted to challenge me and test my limits in running. He brought my mile time from 6:00 min to 5:33.”

My positive experience with Jose, who was my personal trainer and mentor has been great and very professional. Jose help me build strength, speed, agility, but most importantly my endurance. I am a soccer player and I’ve been playing soccer since I was one year old. Being a soccer player you know that you must run, but Jose just didn't want me to run. Jose, didn't want me just to run but he challenge me and tested my limits in running. This help me improve my running by large margins. He brought my mile time down from 6:00 minutes to 5:33. Jose really thought me what being an athlete truly is. 

I remember a particular run on Niles river where Jose wanted me to run my last mile of a mile interval workout at 5:30 pace per mile. He told me that if I put my mind on the time and goal, I can do it. He made me believe I can do that and I did it running next to him until the end. 

-Oscar Flores


"Jose is excellent! Each and every workout is a unique blend of exercises that is transforming my body; it never gets boring, and every part of my body gets a great workout.”

Jose is excellent! Each and every workout is a unique blend of exercises that is transforming my body; it never gets boring, and every part of my body gets a great workout. He carefully monitors how I do each rep, knowing how far to push me to get results but keeping out of the injury zone. He's also friendly and upbeat, even on Saturday mornings. Highly recommended!

-Jason Menaya