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Marc Ayala

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Phone: 6176422470
Quincy, MA
United States 02169
10 out of 10 (7 reviews)
 
 Marc Ayala, PCC, is a personal trainer in Boston. With a love for reading and research, he is constantly on the quest for more knowledge and sharper skills. He has a passion for uncovering the physical potential in his clients, pushing them to levels of strength that they never thought possible. No matter whether they are 15 or 65, he is going to push them to get their chin over that bar!
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10/10 A Complete, Safe Training Program
 
By MImmy Cooper / Boston, United States

Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Endurance! All so important. How do you fit it all in? Working with Marc, he finds a way to address all these important aspects of exercise, especially for older clients. I've been working with Marc for the last year and he is very systematic in his programming. He keeps good notes about progress made and works on progressions that are encouraging. You know where you are going with the progressions and can really see your own progress. I am impressed with my push-ups (no knees for me!) and hope to be doing a "real" pull-up soon!. Marc is a stickler about form and provides a workout where you feel confident that you are not going to hurt yourself... he pushes you to the exact right place. The workouts are always fun, challenging and built on what we've accomplished before. Marc's approach is low-key, yet I always want to make him proud of my successes. I have really loved working out with him and always feel energized after my sessions. He is constantly keeping up with the fitness industry and he works well people of any age and gender.

 
10/10 Certified PCC Convert!!
 
By Paul Leone / Boston, USA

Marc's passion for PCC and his ability to convey that passion makes our training sessions truly intense at a physical and mental level. At 42 years old, the bulk of my training had always consisted of heavy weights and 1980s and 90s concepts and routines. With that approach came some gains as well as a tremendous amount of chronic joint pain especially in the shoulders and knees. The amount of lower back pain was absurd. Prior to my work with Marc, it never occurred to me that there was another way...much less one without weights and constant pain. Never in my life would I have imagined people stopping at the YMCA to watch me do Dragon Flags...truth be told, I had never heard of a Dragon Flag! The progressions are as intense as they are fascinating and Marc's ability to explain the "why's" is very important. Marc's attention to strict form and emphasis on intensity over volume has pushed my strength and flexibility well beyond any of my expectations. From advanced bridging techniques to inverted ring training, the comfort zone is a thing of the past. If your training goals include things like strength, flexibility, vascularity, learning, and becoming a better version of YOU, then give Marc a call. Be patient, open-minded and ready to work!

 
10/10 A systematic training program
 
By Mark Lapman / Boston, USA

Marc takes a very programmed approach to training. He listens carefully to your goals and really familiarizes himself with your current conditioning, sensitivities, weaknesses, strengths. The whole picture. I am in my 60's, so I wanted a really personal, age-appropriate program, one that would really watch the potential problems in my shoulder and back. He established exactly what i wanted. The program was and is very progressive, aiming to build strength, balance and agility step by step. I've progressed to single leg squats, chin-ups (just a few), long-duration planks and bridges. Lots of push-ups are almost easy at this point. And I can really see and feel the progress. Importantly, I don't think I've come away from any session feeling pain, feeling like i had hurt myself. Instead, I feel invigorated! He keeps his appointments, is on time and, and he makes it all fun.

 
10/10 Marc to the Rescue
 
By Bob Shulman / Boston, USA

I'm 67 years old and have for most of my life been in good aerobic shape through running and bicycling. I've been a member of various fitness clubs but have spent the majority of exercise time on treadmills or spinning bikes. I realized that despite my aerobic strength the rest of my body was not as strong as it should be. I had seen Marc around the fitness center and talked to some of his clients who all gave him kudos for his training abilities. Last January I became one of Marc's clients (or in this case "projects"). There is no question that I feel stronger, more coordinated and better balanced. If my mother were still around she would be beaming because for the first time in my life I am standing up straight with shoulder downs, not slumped over! I have Marc to credit for this turnaround. His training abilities and knowledge of the body is incredible but so are a lot of other trainers. Marc distinguishes himself from others with his intellect, communication skills and empathy. Marc is able to break down each movement in an exercise to assure that you are doing the basics successfully before moving to the next step. His patience is yet another attribute which I have tested severely over the last year and he comes out with flying colors. Marc is more than 10 years younger than my youngest child yet he is able to communicate as a peer, which is another incredible talent. There is no doubt that Marc had had a tremendously positive impact on my physical and mental well being!! My training sessions are now an essential element of my life and I thank Marc for it!

 
10/10 Confidence-Building Strength Trainer for All Women
 
By Megan Juel / Boston, USA

I have been working with Marc for about a year, but was familiar with his training techniques for several years prior and overall impressed with how he conducted his training sessions with clients of all ages. When I wanted to work with a new trainer, I was sure to seek out Marc directly due to his firm grasp on many strength training techniques. Over the course of the past year, I have made tremendous gains in strength, muscle tone, muscle endurance, as well as increased my general enthusiasm for putting in time at the gym. I largely owe this to Marc! We focus not only on traditional weightlifting techniques, but also have worked through many body-weight progressions over the past year. Just 12 months ago, I had trouble doing push-ups. Now we have progressed to diamond push-ups! The most significant accomplishment that Marc coached me through is the chin-up. As a woman, it is very difficult to gain the strength (and even the mental strength!) to complete a clean chin-up. Marc slowly worked with me through bar hangs, negative pull-ups and assisted chin-ups in multiple formulations so that I can now approach the bar and raise my head confidently above it every time. In addition, Marc has inspired me to pursue my own personal training certification, as I wish to impart to others the enthusiasm and physical training tips and skills he's shared with me. I will be attending the SCC program soon and know that Marc will have prepared me well for this experience. I plan on working with Marc for as long as I possibly can, and eagerly await his guidance on new ways to improve my calisthenics strength through his professional, educated and creative coaching.

 
10/10 The Best Trainer
 
By Megan Juel / Boston, USA

I have been working with Marc for about a year, but was familiar with his training techniques for several years prior and overall impressed with how he conducted his training sessions with clients of all ages. When I wanted to work with a new trainer, I was sure to seek out Marc directly. Over the course of the past year, I have made tremendous gains in strength, muscle tone, muscle endurance, as well as increased my general enthusiasm for putting in time at the gym. I largely owe this to Marc! We focus not only on traditional weightlifting techniques, but also have worked through many body-weight progressions over the past year. Just 12 months ago, I had trouble doing push-ups. Now we have progressed to diamond push-ups! The most significant accomplishment that Marc coached me through is the chin-up. As a woman, it is very difficult to gain the strength (and even the mental strength!) to complete a clean chin-up. Marc slowly worked with me through bar hangs, negative pull-ups and assisted chin-ups in multiple formulations so that I can now approach the bar and raise my head confidently above it every time. In addition, Marc has inspired me to pursue my own personal training certification, as I wish to impart to others the enthusiasm and physical training tips and skills he's shared with me. I will be attending the SCC program soon and know that Marc will have prepared me well for this experience. I plan on working with Marc for as long as I possibly can, and eagerly await his guidance on new ways to improve my calisthenics strength through his professional, creative and enthusiastic coaching.

 
10/10 A Smart and Knowledgeable Coach!
 
By Paul Mehlman / Boston, USA

Marc has provided me with one-on-one training for over two years. With his direction I have realized significant gains in my strength-weight ratio, without taking on significant bulk - exactly the objective we formulated at the outset my training program. Marc is highly attentive to individual needs and takes a wholistic approach to training, health and fitness. He identifies areas for improvement and provides a plan to work through these. In addition to strength, my flexibility, posture and focus on diet have all improved thanks to Marc’s input and guidance. Marc is highly knowledgeable in a wide range of training techniques. During the time we have worked together Marc has migrated my training from a largely weight based program to pure calisthenics. The calisthenics have been a fun change and I like them because of lower injury risk. I have continued to experience gains in strength while improving flexibility. I highly recommend Marc for anyone looking for coaching and guidance!

 
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