Alejandra has created an environment at everyday athlete, that makes you feel like you can achieve your goals. She is a fitness professional whose depth of knowledge will help you feel confident that you will not get injured and be craving the good pain that only an efficient work out gets you. At the same time, her humor, care, and humility will make you feel like you're spending an hour with an old friend. So, whether it's one on one training or small group training, Alejandra is able to customize the work out that suits you. Plus, the child care givers have been carefully chosen by Alejandra herself, so no need to worry about your baby while you work out. Alejandra's thought of everything! You have no excuse not to work out!!!
"Alejandra has helped me train during two pregnancies. She is an incredibly passionate and knowledgeable trainer. She fully understands how the body works and how far it can be pushed as well as what the limits are. It was because of Alejandra's training that I felt physically strong enough to have natural child birth with both of my children. Alejandra is truly gifted at what she does."
"I have been training with Alejandra and Everyday Athlete for 4 years. I started training 2 years after my son was born and then continued throughout my pregnancy with my daughter. I can truly say I have never been stronger or more fit in my life! Alejandra is so knowledgeable about the pre-natal and post-natal experience and what it takes to get your body back. Every work out is different and more challenging than the one before. I am never bored and look forward to class every week. There is child care provided and my daughter loves to go with me and play while I work out. Having that time to myself is priceless and I get to meet other amazing women and mothers which helps me to feel encouraged and never alone. I could not be happier with my experience and Alejandra is a true gem!"
"I have trained - group and private- with Tomas and Alejandra at Everyday Athlete Studio for over 6 years now: before, during and after 4 pregnancies. They have provided me with much more than physical results like losing weight or sculpting my butt - those are just the perks. The training helps me do the everyday tasks required throughout a normal day or a not so normal day: whether it's pushing a stroller, sitting at a computer, putting together an IKEA twin bed frame, sitting in a car for 8 hours to get to vacation, or picking up my kids for a hug. With their training, I have gained the knowledge and body awareness that helps me do all of these things better and more responsibly, with joy and without injury. Their workouts are more efficient than anything I have ever done (swimming, running, pilates), making my body more efficient than it has ever been - yet they continue to kick my butt in 4 minutes with a folded washcloth and a medicine ball.
Both Tomas and Alejandra continually study their craft and have a hunger for knowledge, change, and growth: a combination that improves on what already seems like a perfect philosophy: Fit to Play. Tomas and Alejandra reflect this from their core (pun intended, we use our core a lot): They are solid, loving, serious, funny, respectful, caring, innovative, curious human beings and it comes out in their training. I am blessed to have found them, not only as trainers, but as some of my closest friends. Did I mention they are cool? They are, and so is their daughter. One of the coolest kids my kids hang out with."
"I have been doing yoga and Pilate's training for a few years so I thought my body would be strong after giving birth but I wasn't prepared for having a C-section and the difficult recovery. Alejandra's deep knowledge of the body, the muscular system and how to adapt exercises post surgery really helped me. Her expertise in training post-baby really helped strengthen my body. During our initial visit, she took time to assess my body and recommended various training exercised to strengthen my weaknesses. Pregnancy and surgery resulted in a weak abdomen (what's the term for when your muscles have the gap?), sciatica in my back, hip problems and I was at least 50 lbs overweight.
I started coming to their beautiful, serene studio to do the small group training with other women who had post baby bodies so I didn't feel so out of place. Alejandra's attentiveness and watchful eyes always made aware of how I was positioning my body, my posture for the training to avoid any injuries. It was really difficult at first, I felt like I had never exercised before but after the first month of consistent training my body started to become stronger. The small group training improved my back and hip aches and I started to lose the baby weight.
Alejandra's encouragement gave me the motivation to continue to train and I worked really hard at it and was grateful to bring my daughter with me as Everyday Athlete studio provided childcare. After one year, I had lost the baby weight and was finally able to fit into my jeans again. Her small group training program addresses strengthening the whole body while gaining flexibility.
Five years later, I still train with her and I'm in my 40's and I am overall healthier, in better shape and so much stronger now than when I was in my 20's. I would recommend her small group training classes over Pilate's, yoga, zumba or whatever the popular current fitness training craze because it is a total body work out, it's not about building muscles, it's about building strength everywhere.
Working with Alejandra made a huge difference in how I feel about myself post pregnancy and the social connections I made with other mothers at our group trainings have been rewarding. It is so worth the investment. You do much more for your family if make your health a priority and take care of yourself and your body so you can always be there for them."
"Alejandra kindly and good-humoredly took me in hand when I first arrived at Everyday Athlete, quickly assessed my challenges (as well as my strengths), and subtly turned my life around. Before I knew it, I was walking differently, I was wearing a backpack, I was taking care of my back pain, and I was sleeping better. When I felt self-conscious about fitting into my wedding dress at 7 months pregnant, she rapidly turned my work-out around to get my arms in tip-top shape. She is impossible not to admire and such fun to be with that you don’t even notice you’re getting a kick-ass workout!"
"I am easily bored with route training. Alejandra knows that about me and is constantly creating new ways to train me that keeps be interested, excited and still helps me meet my goals as a student."
Training with Alejandra makes my body happy. And when my body is happy, I am a better mom and a better chef. Training with Alejandra is not like going to the gym or doing video exercises. When you train with her, she takes care that your body is doing the right things, all you do is sweat. And even then, she hands you a towel. I love her!"
"Since I've been training with Tomas and Alejandra, I am 15 pounds lighter and feel 15 years younger. Although I swam and played sports competitively growing up, I am in better shape now than I was at my peak in high school. As a result, I feel equipped -- and excited -- to take on new challenges personally and professionally as well as physically.
Tomas and Alejandra's particular approach to fitness -- and their clients -- is a mixture of incredible expertise, incredible sensitivity, and incredible warmth and enthusiasm. I have tried almost every other gym in Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens, and I can easily say there is no comparison. Everyday Athlete's knowledge, attention, and environment surpasses all of them, by miles.
Simply put, Everyday Athlete has changed my life.
I am proud to be an Everyday Athlete."
“I cannot say enough good things about Tomas! When I began training at Everyday Athlete, I had 2 hierniated discs and my everyday was full of discomfort. Tomas met with me and my multiple notes/reports from all the doctors that I had seen and gave me over an hour of his time for free. It was a very informative discussion and I knew that I would be in good hands if I committed to a routine with them. Within 6-9 months time, I was feeling so much better and I had learned a great deal about my body and daily maintanance. I progressed to a more strenuous workout and was soon jumping rope! I am still a regular client at Everyday Athlete. It is truly a special place run by very special and talented people!”
February 28, 2012
“Tomas is a fantastic trainer who stays true to a science based, holistic health focused philosophy of fitness. At the same time he is an inventive thinker, creating exciting and enjoyable systems and environments where individuals can reach their peak physical potential.”
January 17, 2012
“Tomas is a rare find. He has both extraordinary knowledge and an absolute commitment to the health and betterment of his clients. Spend 15 minutes with him and you will see this to be undeniably true. I gladly give him the highest recommendation.”
“Tomas is an extraordinary individual. He is highly motivated, deeply committed to his work and his clients, and very knowledgeable. I am happy to recommend him.”
“I have worked with both Tomas and Alejandra at Everyday Athlete as personal trainers. They are both passionate experts and have a wonderful flair for bringing creativity and FUN into fitness...they kicked my ass and I enjoyed every moment of it and saw the results. My children attend Everyday Athlete Kids programs - the teachers are amazing, the programs are inventive - they look forward to every session! I highly recommend Tomas and the Everyday Athlete team.”
“Tomas took personal training to a new level. He offered me insight into fitness and how best to incorporate exercise into my lifestyle. His approach to physical fitness as not just a way of getting fit but of shaping and complementing a busy professional lifestyle offers deep rewards.”
“Tomas and Alejandra at Everyday Athlete Studio make fitness fun. I've been going to Everyday Athlete Studio for almost 6 years now, through 3 pregnancies, approx 3,780 classes/private sessions and I have never been bored working out here.
The work they have you do provides much more than physical results like losing weight or sculpting your butt - those are just the perks. The difference is in the way you do everyday tasks throughout a normal day or a not so normal day: whether it's pushing a stroller, sitting at a computer, putting together an IKEA bookshelf, skateboarding, picking up your kid for a hug. With their training, you have the knowledge and body awareness that helps you do all of these things better and more responsibly, they give you the ability to do these things and enjoy it, injury free. They make your body more efficient. Both Tomas and Alejandra continually study thier craft and have a hunger for knowledge, a combination that improves on what already seems like a perfect philosophy: Fit to Play. Tomas and Alejandra are about this to their core: Solid, loving, serious, funny, respectful, innovative, curious human beings and it comes out in their training. It has been nothing but a pleasure working with them throughout these years.”
“Tomas changed the way I look at my health and revolutionized how I work out. He took the time to understand my unique goals, experiences and aspirations. Then, he developed a custom workout routine to meet my specific needs. Starting with a mix of personal training and massage, I got immediate positive results. Now I work out in small group classes. Tomas and the team at Everyday Athlete are truly expert trainers and wonderful people. It's been awesome!”
January 13, 2012
“Tomas has a really personal and holistic approach to training that is centered around having fun, seeing results, and staying injury-free. Whenever I work with him I learn something new about my body and it's potential. Most importantly, Tomas creates an environment that is inclusive and supportive yet challenging. It's no wonder that he has a very loyal customer base that sees him not just as an expert trainer but as a thoughtful friend. I would recommend him and EverydayAthlete without reservation to anyone seeing to improve their health/wellness/fitness.”
January 18, 2012
"After years of running 15-25 miles a week, I developed problems with my lower back and ankles. I started working out with trainers in local gyms, but my injuries just keep reoccurring. Eventually I switched to the Everyday Athlete where they focused on my flexibility, core strength and movement patterns. I was still building muscle with weights, but I was working on muscles I wasn’t use to using. This helped alleviate the pressure that was on my injured muscles which was a great benefit in overcoming my injury. I also noticed my posture improved and I can’t remember the last time I had a sore neck or shoulders. Overall, Everyday Athlete is a lot of fun and you will feel better."
"I totally enjoy Everyday Athlete's small group classes and see and feel the benefits in the other aspects of my life. Each week is different and the exercises varied, so I'm not left feeling like it's all just a routine. They are personable and the workout is personalized."
“Every time I work with Tomas Anthony I learn something new. He is constantly teaching me new ways to train and improve my workout. He understands body mechanics, how to achieve goals and recognize when rest is needed. I am very fortunate to work with Tomas. Call me, I'll tell you more. 917-805-8735.”
"As a physical therapist who works with performing artists--dancers as well as musicians--and "civilians" of all ages as well, I am always looking for safe and productive ways for my patients to move back into supervised exercise settings, so that they can progress their activity level with less risk of re-injury or flare-up. I have found that Tomas and Alejandra at Everyday Athlete provide exactly the kind of thoughtful and attentive supervision that my patients need as they move towards greater independence. They are good collaborators, responsible about helping to push their clients while also recognizing their limits and possible red flags. I feel very comfortable knowing that they will always encourage a client experiencing pain or coming back from an injury to seek further medical workup whenever it is indicated. I consider them a vital link in my neighborhood health & fitness network."
"Joining The Everyday Athlete is one of the best decisions I have ever made for my health and well-being. Tomas and Alejandra have a completely different outlook on exercise and working out and have created a program that is fun and functional. I actually look forward to working out and I have definitely seen results. This is not a gym where you are surrounded by grunting men who only care about how much weight they are pressing. This is a safe, comfortable environment where you get to exercise with a great group of people with similar goals. One of the things I like best about the program is that Tomas concentrates on exercises that are functional in every day life. He also teaches us about how our bodies work. I have never felt better or healthier and I have The Everyday Athlete to thank for it. You guys are the best!"
"When i first came to everyday athlete, i had consistent pain in my lower back. i had seen several doctors and had tried prolotherapy, physical therapy, spinal decompression, you name it! I kept thinking my herniated discs would go away.. but they didn't. I knew that i needed a new approach. My consultation with Tomas was perfect! He spent over an hour with me, listening to my story, understanding my pain, and planning a treatment program, and he didn't charge me a penny! It was clear to me that these were real people with real solutions! It's been about 9 months since I began training with Jeremy and Alejandra and I feel great! The pain is not completely gone, but it comes much less frequently and it is much more manageable. I feel stronger both physically and mentally! My friends compliment me on my posture and just the other day my cousin asked me if i have grown taller! And, I feel sexy! "
"The functional training I get at Everyday Athlete allows me to live the active life I love and need. I can jump up and throw a Frisbee with the kids, play a better game of tennis (without the injuries), and just feel stronger and more flexible in my day to day life. The trainers at Everyday Athlete are so supportive, inspiring and knowledgeable. I always look forward to working out with them."
"My wife and I have gone out of our way to train with EA for years. They are the real deal! My wife did prenatal training and got back into great shape after each kid. I went there for 6 months or so – what I learned from Tomas and Alejandra is constantly in the back of my head: I was having frequent back spasms and sharp pain for over a year, but they are no more. They taught me simple stretches (I hate stretching) and general knowledge about the mechanics of my body (why don’t they teach this stuff in gym class) that have profoundly altered my experience of being an animal that moves. I can’t recommend them enough… and the massages are insane!!!! They are my go-to gifts for my wife. And it’s true – the space is really great, not out-of-balance masculine or feminine, great wood features. I feel like I’m in another country a little. I don’t like “spas” that make me feel like a little lady getting her nails done. I do like relaxing though. LOVE THESE GUYS!"
"I couldn’t live with out everyday athlete! My husband and I have been going there for personal and group training for about 6 years. The is no place like it in the city or Brooklyn, We feel so lucky to live near by! Everyday Athlete is the greatest! Just the right atmosphere for us, and we are in great shape inside and out!"
"I found Tomas/Everyday Athlete in a quest to gift some personal training sessions to my boyfriend. After emailing and then speaking with Tomas, I chose EA because I was impressed by the more sophisticated understanding of biomechanics as their training philosophy is focused on functionality (useful movements); after hearing my bf’s rave reviews, I subsequently started going there with him, and we have both greatly enjoyed and benefitted from our training time with Tomas–> definitely recommend!"
"I have been training with Alejandra for over 2 years. I am in the best shape of my life and have great friends I’ve met through the Mommy Boot Camp classes. I started training with Alejandra 6 weeks after I had my first baby. She trained me through my 2nd pregnancy and post baby as well. She is the absolute best trainer I have ever worked with and has a heart of gold. I consider her my friend, not only my trainer, and the EA studio is a second home to me. Everyone that works out there regularly is like family, and I am so thankful to Alejandra and Tomas for creating such a wonderful, unique environment for us to feel healthy and strong. I would recommend the Everyday Athlete to everyone!"
"Alejandra and Tomas are amazing people and true community builders. Everyone who works and attends EA is friendly and down-to-earth. I immediately felt comfortable despite my lack of physical conditioning when I joined. At the time I was also struggling with my post-natal recovery. With their encouragement and extensive knowledge, I now have the energy and strength to keep up with my kids. I also love the studio’s philosophy – getting fit so you can live your life more fully, whatever your goals may be. Our whole family goes now – from tumbling, yoga for dudes, massage, private instruction, and group classes. They have really transformed my life. "