If you are interested in personal training in the NYC area, please use the form below to contact me. My schedule is limited, but I do my best to accommodate new clients.

I am also available for group workshops. If you are a gym owner/manager, feel free to contact me to discuss hosting a workshop in your city.

If you have other questions be sure to go to the F.A.Q. page. If you can’t find your answer there, try the search box in the top right corner of the screen and/or post your question on the message boards. You will get a reply there from me (or one of my moderators), plus responses from other readers of my blog.

I do not do online coaching or write out individualized programs for people, so please do not write to me asking for these services.

If you do not receive a reply after 10 days, feel free to follow up with a second message. I get a lot of emails and occasionally one gets lost in the shuffle.

We’re Working Out!
Al

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  • By davidschwendiman - Reply

    l,
    I’ve been poking around on your site for a bit now and like your training style. Born and raised a gymnast my personal workout programs have a lot of similarities to yours. Hoping to add some exercises that are up your alley soon such as muscle-ups, pull-up extensions, single leg jump and roll and the “shrimp”, an abdominal exercise I learned training Jiu Jitsu. I appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

  • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

    Hey Dave

    I am glad you like the site! I never had any formal gymnastics training–my
    foundation is in traditional weight training and bodybuilding. However, a
    few years ago I started getting bored with just training for aesthetics and
    decided to branch out a bit. I actually trained jiu jitsu myself back in
    2006 and 2007 but it got sick of the constant bruising and injuries that
    came along with it. I still have a ton of respect and admiration for the
    sport and for those who practice it.

    By the way, I am looking for other fitness experts to contribute to my site.
    Would you be interested in writing a piece for me?

    -Al

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  • By davidschwendiman - Reply

    Al,
    I would be happy to contribute something to your site, what exactly are
    you looking for?

    David Schwendiman
    Elevation Fitness LLC
    (503) 841-8099

  • By davidschwendiman - Reply

    Al,
    I would be happy to contribute something to your site, what exactly are
    you looking for?

    David Schwendiman
    Elevation Fitness LLC
    (503) 841-8099

  • By Matthias - Reply

    Hi Al,
    Why did not discovered this site today about Bar Bariane. Must say my first impression is very good.
    Get browse a lot here. Keep it up.
    Greetings
    Matthias

  • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

    Thanks, Matthias!

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  • By Chad McCullough - Reply

    Hey Al,

    I think what you’re doing is great! People sometimes need that little push to understand what no exercise, poor eating and poor health is doing to them. Your website is full of great info and a friend of mind let me look through your new book. I’ll be ordering a copy for myself.

    Thanks!
    Chad McCullough

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Thanks, Chad. Glad to have you on board!

  • By bilal - Reply

    Hey Al,

    i need some help, i want to get into shape by utilising ur bodyweight training program i am not a beginner cuz i can do most of the level 1 and 2 exercises the problem is i dont knw what routine or workout plan to follow. can u plz help me out!!!

    thanx
    Bilal

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Sorry for the delayed reply, Bilal. I don’t write individualized programs for people over the net, but hopefully you’ve figured out something that works for you.

  • By pejakovic1 - Reply

    Hi dude, i must ask this, i can bang 10 muscle ups straight with no kip (i dont even know how to kip) but after those 10 muscle ups, i can do none half an hour later, or even an hour later, i always get stuck at transition. I think i lack necessery pull up strength to get me over the bar again. What do you think? (my max pull ups is 20 full range of motion)

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      If you can do 10 straight muscle-ups you are obviously quite strong.  The scenario you’re describing does seem a bit odd, however.  My guess is you just need more practice.  Keep at it and you will improve in time.

  • By Anil - Reply

    Hey Al,
     
    I just wanted to say that you are great man.  You motivated me alot about pull ups, muscles ups and other great work out.
     
    I am 31 years old and I cannot say I dealed with alot but I sometimes did pull ups, sit ups, runing etc through out my life..
     
    Now I am serious about this and I want to attain to a level of at leaset five consecutive muslce ups in a year. Do you think that I am too old to begin this?
     
    Thank you.

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Hey Anil – Thanks for the kind words.  You are never too old to get stronger!  Keep training hard!

      • By Anil - Reply

        Thanks for your reply and motivationg words Al.  I can now be able to do 5 pull ups, 25 sit ups and 15 push ups. But as long as you are around with your positive energy and motivating nature and also with your informative articles I will be able to attain my goal which is atleast 5 consecutive muscle ups in a year without any problem!!!!

        I do not live in the USA. If I did, I would be more than happy to meet you in person and take your classes. Maybe someday when I have a trip to US, I would have a  chance about these.

        Take care.

  • By Kai - Reply

    Hey Al, just wanna say ur fun to watch in your videos. You’ve got that silly look of jubilance on ur face and it’s awesome! I’ve got a question though… How do u progress keeping your legs straight in front of u in an L seat? I have to keep mine bent!

  • By Arya - Reply

    Hey Al
             You are super impressive . inspirational  and informative. I’m also more toward Bodyweight trainings thn weight lifting , though I like wt’ lifting also. I’m from India , a land of origin of all these traditional Body weight exercises and Yoga etc. and your videos remind me of our Gurukuls'(traditional name for Indian Schools) students’ traditional workouts . They can still in the present world can do 500 ,1000 or more pushups and other exercises easily but due to our poor Politics they are not known to rest of the world and due to modern day Hybrid foods produced with artificial chemicals and pesticides and processed food habits this endurance power is decreasing and this bodywt. practice is also loosing its attraction becoz of modern day wt’ lifting. I’m writing this just to let you know (may be you already know more) that there are lots of  ppl here in eastern world who believe in Calisthenics and we can all share our culture to enhance the unbeaten strength of human body Naturally .

    Besides this I have just one major query – Is Non-Vegetarian Food necessary to build muscle, gain strength and maintain healthy body ?

    In the last , Please dont mind about my English as I’m not a regular speaker of English but still I tried to write it correctly . And no offenses , no criticism just a pure friendly approach to appreciate your skills and efforts and to tell you about my thoughts……….

    regards 

    Arya

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Arya!  It’s always good to hear from international fans!

      As for vegetarianism, lots of people have built strong, muscluar bodies without consuming animal products.  Do a google search for “vegan bodybuilding” and you’ll see what I mean.

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  • By Staffan Persson - Reply

    Hey Al! I’ve been working out at the gym for 3 years but now I wan’t to start training with my own bodyweight instead. My goal is to be able to do 30 pull ups, 60 dips, 100 pushups, muscle ups, 1 one arm pull up, human flag and the planche:)
    Could you please write a workout for me involving pushups, dips and pull ups and other exercises you find important and write down how many sets I should do etc.
    Also how many times a week can I work out like this?
    Best regards /Staffan

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Those are some ambitious goals there, Staffan! 

      If you’d bothered to read the post above you’d know I don’t write out individual programs for people.  The good news is that my next book will address many of your objectives.  In the meantime, read through my existing blog posts and consider ordering a copy of my first book.

  • By David - Reply

    Hi, how do you perform so-called dead leaps (mentioned in CC as an explosive leg exercise)? Thanks
    David

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Squat down part of the way, then quickly jump as far forward as possible and try to stick the landing.  It’s similar to precision jumping in parkour: http://www.alkavadlo.com/2010/09/precision-jumping/

      • By David - Reply

        Hi Al, cheers for the prompt reply. Should these be performed in sets for plyo or what system would you recommend?

        David

        • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

          I recommend you experiment for yourself, David.  :)

  • By Marcellusmatthews - Reply

    Send info for ordering shirts and books. Please.

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      If you want to order a shirt, use the form above to contact me and tell me your size and mailing address.  If you want to purchase a book, use the tab above that says “my books.”

  • By Firemanhero - Reply

    Are bodyweight only exercises are enough to increase strength to weight heavy things? Or is it impossible to do without lifting?

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Yes you can get stronger with just bodyweight exercises.  If you want to enter a weight lifting competition or something you should probably practice lifting weights though.

  • By Opsnyder - Reply

    Can you do non assisted one arm handstand pushup?
    There seems to be controversy around this exercise. I have discussion with people around here and it seems like nobody has seen anyone do it on just one hand without wall. Nobody even seen to do it with the wall. I wonder if it’s even possible.

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      No I cannot. I’ve addressed the possibility of someone performing the move at the end of the following post: http://www.alkavadlo.com/2011/05/handstand-push-ups/

  • By Opsnyder - Reply

    By the way Al what are your sleeping patterns?

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Early to bed, early to rise.  7-9 hours of sleep per night.  No naps.

  • By Srhowell03 - Reply

    Al,
    I have been reading on your site for a couple days now and I am extremely inspired now to strive for even some of the things you have accomplished.  I am 29yo, 5’11 and 235lbs and am very unhappy with myself so I wanting to drop weight and add functional strength.  Do you have any advice on getting started on my weight loss journey as far as workout routines go?  I will not be able to access a gym just due to lack of time and funds with having kids.  Thanks very much for any advice.

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Thanks for the message – I am glad to have inspired you!  My advice is all over this website as well as in my books.  Take a look around and enjoy the journey.

      • By Srhowell03 - Reply

         Cool Man.  Thanks for the reply.  I am hoping to get on the journey and enjoy the ride.  Hopefully I will be able to head up to NY one day.

  • By Opsnyder - Reply

    Do you play guitar to? It says that the music is yours 😀

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Yep!

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Yep!

  • By Rob - Reply

    Hey Al, I’ve been trying to do a muscle-up for almost a year and still have been unable to do it. I know you can’t tell me what I’m doing wrong in my training, but I just wanted to know, is it normal to practice MU’s for a year and still not get it, or should I be seriously looking into revising my training? Also, I think one of my mistakes when I’m attempting MU’s is looking up instead of straight forward, what do you think about that? Any comment is greatly appreciated. -Rob

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Hey Rob – You may need to improve your strength on pull-ups before you’ll get a muscle-up. Maybe take some time off from trying muscle-ups and work on just pull-ups and dips for a while. If you want more advice, there is an entire chapter on muscle-ups in my new book, Raising The Bar. http://www.dragondoor.com/b63/?apid=4e8cb1ea167b0

      • By Rob - Reply

        Purchased. I hope it will help me find what I’m looking for.

  • By Ethan - Reply

    Hi al, i was wondering is it ok to eat just fruit and veggies or will i lose muscle? ive been wanting to go allmost vegan withthe exception of eggs and whole milk .

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      It’s okay with me if you go vegetarian. How about you try it and see how your body reacts?

      • By Ethan - Reply

        I will thanks

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  • By Spence - Reply

    Hi Al, I am from the uk and i just wanted to say that i think you are great. I have always loved bodyweight,calastnethic circuit style workouts and i firmly believe that they, coupled with a good diet and regular stretching will allow you to carry on training long into your life. I am 5’7.5″ tall and weigh around 145 pounds and carry about 11% bodyfat. I am also just about to turn 40 and can still do the same training i was doing when i was 24, in fact i feel fitter now than ever! My own personal bests are 10 one handed 3 finger pushups and i can do a 100 pushups straight off in under a min and a half. I feel that many people look at guys with my frame size and training regime and like to think they are better coz they they “cheat rep” massive amounts of iron and pump them selves up on steroids and processed junk. Answer me this my freind. How many bodybuilders have you seen that age that well? The ones that i know just get fat and artrithic! I am going to try and master the muscle up and i can do a pistol on one leg but not the other but hey i got time to practice. Keep up the good work and i would love to be able to come to the states one day and participate in one of your boot camp workouts. You are an inspiration. Thank you.

    • By Al Kavadlo - Reply

      Thanks, Spence! Keep training hard and you’ll get that muscle-up in time.

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