I started with Scott in April and have seen huge advancement in endurance, strength, appearance, and overall health. I’m happy with the results (and I still train with Scott so I’ll continue to see improvement). I’ve lost 30 pounds, 9% body fat, and can see my vastly increased muscle tone in the mirror. Comparing my workouts today to when i first started is almost a joke.
His regime isn’t only for working out but for health and diet too. He’ll casually greet you with a “how’s your day” which may seem like small talk but he’s also learning about your daily habits, and using that info to personalize a diet/lifestyle plan to help you be at your best at all times. He definitely follows the “teach a man to fish” mentality of preparing you to independently maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re interested in getting fit, healthy, and learning how to sustain it, and wish to have that instruction tailored to your own personal abilities and body type, then Scott and the SY performance program are a very good choice.
Scott is the final piece of the puzzle in helping me get back into shape and stay there! He truly caters each person’s workout to what they need, to what their goals are and to what they can achieve.
I told him on the first day that I never had any expectations to have a body like his. It’s not in the cards (or the genes!) for me. My goals, as an almost 50-year-old man, are to be toned, to make sure my core strength is solid, to have good physical stamina and to regularly get a good dose of cardiac conditioning He is completely comfortable working with me to achieve all of that. Scott’s also comfortable taking an overall view of the situation — to talking about your diet, your sleep patterns and other choices you’re making during the day.
He’s got a great demeanor. He’s interested but never pushy in his questions. He’s got a great sense of humor and can appreciate my giving him some playful attitude at various times. He’s warm and engaging and doesn’t just push you for the sake of pushing you or for some sadistic thrill that I’ve witnessed in other trainers. I highly recommend him!
Scott Yonehiro and the entire staff at SY Performance are AWESOME! They are knowledgable, friendly, and FUN! I have worked with Scott before and after surgery. He helped me trim down prior, and helped me ease back into my workouts after. My results after 9 months were amazing-I went down 2 pant sizes! His energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love for what he does shows in the results of all his clients. His positive reinforcement is key-no one wants a crabby trainer-Scott ROCKS!
I decided to try Scott’s Corporate Wellness program earlier this year, and I have to say the results have been fantastic. My company is exploring different options for motivating our employees, and fitness/nutrition was one of our choices. Not only were we given a fantastic deal, but the SY Performance program has gotten our employees in good shape physically and mentally. Less people are getting sick as often, and productivity is at a high. I really can’t say enough. Thank you!
Scott is an awesome trainer not only does he work with his trainees but he also takes the time to help me out with my questions on fitness and nutrition!
Scott you rock brotha!
I did one of the 90 day challenges back in 2010 when Scott first started this program. Before starting the 90 day challenge, I was struggling with making time to work out and eating right because I was working full-time and a single mom, so I found many excuses to let my health go. And honestly, I did not like working out at the gym because I didn’t like to lift weights and didn’t know how to use the machines or what to do at the gym. So when I found out Scott was starting this challenge, I decided to join and check it out. During that 90 days, not only did I have great results with my weight loss and with strengthening my body, we also had a lot of fun with the process. The trainers really know how to make working out fun.
Two years later, I am back training with Scott, but this time when I contacted him, it was because I was completely stressed out about life; I knew I needed his expertise and motivation to get my life back on track. This time I was seeking a healthier body and clarity in my mindset as opposed to just losing weight. I love many things about the SY Performance model, but I find that Scott uses a lot of mindset techniques where his training goes far beyond eating right and working out. He really focuses on how you think about your self image, about life, about food, about all your strengths and weaknesses, about what you want in your life, how you want to live your life. SY Performance really does focus on your overall well being and not just your body.
I’ve been working out with Scott for 8 months now and I love SY Performance. Scott is just an all around super awesome dude, but each of the trainers I have met and worked out with have been friendly and upbeat as well as very knowledgeable.
I got engaged in January and decided shortly after that I should add “getting into better shape” to my wedding to-do list. I figured, why wait, I need to start an exercise regimen now. I wanted to feel better on a day to day basis, and I want to feel confident and be at my best on my wedding day. Most importantly, I wanted to do it right and I knew I needed help to stay motivated and keep on track (it’s easier to make it to early morning workouts when someone is waiting for you at the gym).
My fiancé had been training with Scott for years and he suggested that go to him. At first I wasn’t sure that I was looking for a “manly” weight lifting type trainer. In the past I took some yoga and spinning classes. I was wrong, working out with a trainer is not just lifting weights and it’s not too “manly”. Scott works me hard, I sweat, I get sore, I get a great workout, I actually have a good time, and I LOOK GREAT!
Last year at this time I finally came to grips with the fact that I was 36 years old and hadn’t actually worked out or exercised in any significant way since I was in high school. I was a new father and I just knew I wasn’t on the right track to becoming a grandfather someday. Something had to change quickly and I knew I needed real help to make it happen. I went on Yelp and landed on his page.
Hate to be corny, but Scott’s SY program, starting with the 90 day challenge, changed my life for good. There’s actually no doubt in my mind that I’ll never, ever let my health slip back to where it was before. Everything about Scott’s system just works for me.
Before I started the 90 Day Challenge, I was at least 40 pounds over weight. I couldn’t jog half a block without running out of breath, and I couldn’t carry my baby in my arms for 5 minutes without my biceps burning. It was pathetic.
My goal for the 90 day challenge was to just get my cardiovascular and muscle endurance up to a healthy level and of course to shed a couple inches in the process.
Those goals were surpassed within 60 days and my body was already transforming. All of a sudden our focus shifted from just getting in shape to actually trying to get in the greatest shape of my life … and that’s exactly where I am a year later. Greatest shape of my life. SY got me there quickly, but in a way that truly feels permanent to me.
My honest opinion is that if you’re ready to get on top of your physical well being through both diet and exercise but feel like you need the right guidance and motivation to get it done, you’ve found the right place.
I am both thankful and lucky to have found Scott Yonehiro and his SY Performance team. As a way-too-skinny middle-aged cubicle jockey, I finally decided to get off my butt and pursue a healthier lifestyle. Call it a mid-life crisis, but the investment I decided to make in personal training has been the best investment I can ever imagine making. I found Scott’s team the same way you are doing…I looked for the most 5-Star ratings I could find on Yelp. Months later, I can tell you 5 Stars really are not enough to relay the quality of service, care and genuine passion SY Performance has shown to help me achieve my goals.
The SY team got me started immediately, teaching me how to properly utilize the gym and work each muscle group. They taught me routines which lead to efficient and effective workout practices. And they give me their undivided attention during each session…encouraging me to push myself but never made me feel uncomfortable.
And that’s just half the story, as SY also provided me with a new diet regimen to help ensure that I can maximize the results of the training I am putting in. They review my meals every day and instruct any changes or alterations I need to make to meet my goals. I don’t have to guess anymore…an effective diet is all prescribed by SY and the results have been most evident.
Speaking of results, I have completed the SY 90-day program and gained 15 pounds of solid muscle w/out increasing my body fat percentage. More importantly, thanks to what I’ve learned from SY and the habits I have formed I am now hitting the gym six days a week on my own, or often with Scott or other friends I’ve made in group training sessions. This to me is the most amazing development, because before I called Scott I had never hit the gym in my life. What a difference a few months makes with the proper training and coaching. I simply cannot recommend Scott Yonehiro’s SY program enough.
At the end of October 2011 I decided I had had enough. I was tired of being fat and tired. There was a newer trainer at the gym my wife was going to and she had talked to him and thought he might be a good fit for me. That trainer was Scott Yonehiro. I have now been a client of Scott Yonehiro’s for a little over six months and I have to say that his SY Performance system works. I am already in the best shape I have been in in the last twenty years and working with him has inspired me to push further and get myself in the best shape of my life.
Scott’s system is the complete package. I have been through periods of my life where I watched what I ate in order to lose weight. I also trained with another trainer in order to get in shape without watching my diet. Neither of those worked for me. But using Scotts system, under his guidance, eating a customized diet and training with him three days a week and three days on my own has been the combination that has worked me. I have lost thirty pounds of fat and am now in the process of replacing it with lean muscle.
I find Scott to be not only a master trainer but a master motivator as well. He gives you things to think about on all levels as he really understands what is going through your mind as you are changing your body and bring fitness into your life. His style is relaxed but please understand that he takes training and training you dead serious, so you should make sure you are serious as well. It will be worth it, you will feel so much better as the system starts to take effect and your lifestyle will change. The way you think about eating and fitness will change as well and will grow in your life.
Working with Scott has been a nothing but a pleasure for me, I feel better and stronger everyday and know that with his help I will reach my fitness goals and then some. Easily one the best things I have ever done for myself.