Eduardo is the best that money can buy! Initially I had reservations about hiring a trainer, but Eduardo's method yielded noticeable results almost instantly. Every goal I set with him was met with unwavering focus and painstaking ingenuity. After we got out of the cutting phase of training, he tailored all of our sessions to my specific requests, showcasing his encyclopedic knowledge of fitness. We trained in plyometrics, athletics, and power lifting to completely transform my body. From this transformation, my knowledge of the gym, prop[er technique, and recovery expanded as well. His sage advice was instrumental in making the changes i needed in my life and as a result, I have gained a true friend and someone who's advice I can count on at ANY TIME! Eduardo does not only wish that we succeed in the gym but also, in our lives outside of it. For that reason, he is the truth!
I rarely do follow up reviews, but I truly believe that Eduardo deserves this additional review. It's been a solid 3 years now and I could not be more impressed with my results! He's never let me down and anytime I reach out, either text or call, he's there to respond. The sessions are quite fun also, yet challenging because you learn so much about your body. I look forward to them! If you're looking for an honest, responsible and respectful trainer/coach, Eduardo is your guy. Hands down!
I began working with Eduardo in December 2014. I was about 145 lbs, 5'7" and 34 years-old wearing a size 8 (snugly)/pushing a sized Medium with a kindergartner at home. Two weeks after beginning training, I had a big holiday celebration with my extended family. I remember my uncle commenting on my arm muscles that were newly visible. Two weeks: muscles. Boom!
I made a deal with myself that if I was going to spend the money to hire an expert, I was going to listen to what the expert said. I ate what he told me to eat; I did not eat what he told me not to eat. I didn't question his knowledge, training, education, or extensive research that he has conducted as part of his business. If I knew better than he, I wouldn't need a trainer, now, would I? I did cardio on my own time per his instructions. You can expect to spend a fair amount of money on the protein shakes and supplements that he recommends but they will do the job that he says that they will do (at least another $100/mo). Within about 6 weeks, I had dropped to close to 130 lbs, a comfortable size 6/Small and even a size 4 if I wasn't cheating on my diet.
I have never been a real athlete. I am active. I sail, canoe, ski, hike, climb, etc. But, I'd rather stick a needle in my eye than sign up for a marathon - even a 1/2 marathon (who pays money to slog through mud for "fun"?). Eduardo understands this about me. He is not the kind of trainer that is going to yell at you and push you until you puke. The exercises that he lines up are easy in and of themselves, it's the added weight that challenges you. But, you will see results after every, single workout. I enjoy working out among all of the other trainers and clients at the facility where he trains. I like chatting with the other trainers, but, if I'm honest, I see better results than the other clients seeing the other trainers. Every time that I walk into the gym, all of the other trainers' eyeballs lock on me to see my progress and I know that they see the difference. They've asked what I do outside of the gym and I confess that I only do what Eduardo tells me to do.
Truth be told, I stopped seeing Eduardo after about 18 months. I took off a year. I arrogantly thought that I'd learned enough from Eduardo to at least maintain my results on my own and spend less money. No. Of course, I didn't exercise. Of course, I didn't stick to the diet. But, I can say that while my size climbed back up to an 8, my body composition had changed so much in the 18 months that I had been with Eduardo that I maintained more muscle and less fat than I had ever experienced before in my life. After a year, I returned to Eduardo with my tail between my legs. I've been working with him on Round 2 for just over a month. In that month, I've grown calf muscles, hamstrings, and glutes where previously there were just, you know, legs. My shoulders have rounded out, my shrugs pop up and biceps pop out. Now, when I throw on a summer tank top, it looks like I'm actually trying to make a style statement. Like my tank top was designed around my shoulders. Before, my tank top just shouted, "too lazy to put together a proper outfit."
More than looking better, I feel better. I joke that Eduardo is cheaper than my therapist but, it's not really a joke. All those experts love to tell you that exercise is good for your mood. Yeah, yeah, yeah. My idea of using the Beachbody program is to watch the infomercial at 3 a.m. when I can't sleep. Eduardo (very nicely and politely) holds me accountable. I get to the gym. I sweat for an hour (or 2 if I tack on some extra cardio) 2x per week. My mood is elevated. My boyfriend loves that part more than the new glutes. I no longer have time for my Beachbody routine because I'm asleep at 3 a.m. No pills, no insomnia. I have energy. I get up in the morning and have the stamina to go about my daily activities without overwhelming exhaustion. And, my immune system has improved. No, literally. I have an immune disorder and of 16 immune markers in my body, 14 were below normal before I began seeing Eduardo. Before I took the drastic measure of beginning plasma infusions (IgG Replacement Therapy), I decided I'd invest first in Eduardo. I chose protein shakes over plasma infusions. My markers are all normal now. I'm no longer on a first name basis with the doctors at the urgent care.
Is there a better investment? I don't think so.
"A Trainer that Cares. Eduardo has changed my life physically and mentally. I'm only twenty years old, but I have spent the past 6 years of my life in middle and high school trying a multitude of different workouts and diets that ultimately left me desiring more out of my body. As a result, I couldn't make the jump from high school to college athletics where scrappiness alone does not always cut it. My first year of college was busy, and without sports, I saw myself gain a few pounds of fat and lose cardiovascular and physical strength. This summer, I decided to make a change and seek a personal trainer. Eduardo quickly stood out as one of the best in the New Orleans area with a plethora of positive reviews from both the internet and close family friends. Choosing Eduardo was one the best decisions of my life. In two and half months, I have gotten in the best shape of my life with Eduardo's help. In my case, I wanted more definition and strength. Eduardo designed daily workouts and a diet tailored directly to want I wanted. I have a gained ten pounds of lean muscle, am lifting more and working harder than I have ever done before, and most importantly have gained a new confidence that everyone desires from working out. More importantly, I have done all this with simple one hour workouts five times a week. In high school, I would toil in the gym for three hours a workout without results because I lacked the knowledge of how to properly train! Eduardo has flexible hours, can handle any type of training goals whether it be simply losing weight or even bodybuilding with his lifetime of workout knowledge and prestigious qualifications, and is an extremely engaging and caring individual. This particular summer, he was dealing with a serious illness in his family, yet he was always focused during our workouts and brainstorming improvements I could make in my diet and workout. Having a trainer that genuinely cares about his or her clients in my opinion makes a huge difference. Eduardo cares and will change your life as well if you focus and work hard under his watch."
"I was really apprehensive about trying a trainer out. Eduardo spent our fist session as an "evaluation session," enabling him to tailor my workouts to my needs. Primarily, I want to burn fat/lose weight, but toning is also a goal. Eduardo constantly changes up the routine so that my muscles are constantly being targeted but I don't lose interest - which happened with my own personal workouts. I don't normally write reviews, but I am so pleased with my results after only two months that I felt it necessary to write one today. I'm not at my target weight yet, gut I feel more toned, have better posture, more stamina, and overall more self confidence. We meet at Temple Gym - also a great gym - twice a week and I very much look forward to my workouts now! Five stars, Eduardo! Muchas gracias!"
"During the two years I have been training with Eduardo I have far exceeded my expectations of anything I ever thought I was capable of. My body composition has dramatically changed with a 10 lb increase in muscle mass and a reduction in body fat from 22% to just under 10%. I get compliments DAILY about how amazing I look! Eduardo takes a personal interest in his clients. He is very knowledgeable and uses his many years of experience as a personal trainer to help clients reach their full potential. I feel that he trains me as he would train himself. He is also very creative and continually presents new exercises so that each workout is challenging and different. Whatever shape you are in or limitation you may have, Eduardo can help you reach your fitness goals. I am 59 years old and in the best shape of my life thanks to Eduardo."
"I have been working with Eduardo for 6 months. In that time I have substantially improved my physical fitness abilities. Eduardo is incredibly flexible with his time and is dedicated to reaching a client's desired goal(s). Eduardo is very kind and encouraging. If you're like me, you have avoided the gym because it means using the treadmill, which can be threatening. I assure you that Eduardo is creative in his techniques and tries to make the work out as enjoyable as possible (i.e. jump roping vs. running)! Eduardo has additionally educated me about changing my diet to improve my results. This has been very helpful as well. Overall, I'd say if you are looking for a great trainer (who is not hard on the eyes either) to start or continue physical training - find Eduardo."
"I've been training with Eduardo for a few months now and I am so happy with the progress I have made in this short amount of time. I have always wanted to be stronger but have had a hard time gaining muscle. After just a few months, I have learned so much about fitness and I feel and look stronger and more confident, which is exactly what I want out of this type of training. I honestly look forward to every single workout session I have with him. Our workouts are intense, as they should be, but perfectly balanced with the right amounts of challenge, reward, and fun! I went from doing 0 pushups to 10 REAL ONES!, and each week I am handling heavier weights and seeing more muscle definition all over my body. In addition to amazing results, Eduardo is very down to earth and easy to get along with. I was intimidated of the idea of meeting with a trainer, but he is so pleasantly positive in his encouragement and definitely is in no way a "yeller!" He will tailor each workout to how you are feeling and pay attention to your specific needs, making sure you are comfortable but also making progress. Eduardo is very flexible with schedule and even though my life is very busy we can always find time to meet. I highly recommend Eduardo to anyone who has a personal fitness goal to meet, whether it is losing weight or gaining muscle. Eduardo gives you that extra push you need to achieve what you want to!"
"Eduardo is awesome! I started working with him in August of last year to get ready for my November wedding (instead of giving up and getting my dress altered). I lost over 15 lbs and 2 dress sizes in two months. I worked out with him twice a week and listening to him about what to eat, with one cheat day a week (he didn't know about the cheat day - hah). He's very good at holding you accountable, but without being a jerk about it. Workouts are challenging, but he is good about changing things up so you don't get bored. And, he is a genius at shrinking and sculpting any problem areas. I haven't felt so good about my appearance in years! I took a few weeks off after the wedding, but I am back seeing him regularly now. I highly recommend him - you'll get a much better result if you stick with him than trying to get in shape by yourself"
"Eduardo is a fantastic trainer who spends a great deal of time reviewing personal goals and tailoring workouts to suit individual needs. He supports clients and encourages progress without being a drill sergeant. Want to lose 20 pounds in 4 months...totally doable and fun too!! Eduardo is fantastic, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to tackle their weight loss goal or improve their overall fitness."
"Fantastic trainer. I have been working out with Eduardo for about 8 weeks and he has extensively improved my physical fitness. He is a very approachable guy and is easy to work with...If you are serious about getting in shape or improving your overall appearance, I highly recommend him."
"AWESOME Motivational Trainer - Results Oriented! Eduardo is an AWESOME trainer. Having recently moved to NOLA and having enjoyed one too many beignets, I very quickly found my weight ballooning out of control. I have always tried to work out and eat healthy, but this city has a way of beating the best of us with the constant party vibe and good times that are to be had. I called Eduardo when I hit a wall and my historically loose pants became tight...I was ready for a change. I have been working with Eduardo for almost 6 months and can definitely see a change not only in my body but my overall mood and energy level as well. He truly knows how to push me when I need to be pushed and changes things up daily so I am never bored. Not only is Eduardo motivating in the gym, but he is constantly available via phone/text/email should I have questions regarding nutrition or really anything. It is rare that you find a trainer that it truly dedicated to his clients both inside and outside of the gym. If you are looking for someone to act as a full support system and truly fight your body to change, then he is your man. There is no goofing off or "light" workouts with Eduardo. Every workout is a new challenge and as painful as it is during the hour, the feeling afterwards is like no other! Eduardo is AWESOME, AMAZING, and just an all around excellent trainer that is able to tailor all workouts to each individual. He is a gem in NOLA!!"
“His goal is your success. My goal in hiring a personal trainer was to be healthy as I got older. If I could help it, I didn't want to be one of those people restricted in what they could do because of health issues. I am conscientious about exercise - I run, do boot camps, Insanity workouts and I'm careful about what I eat. Despite my efforts it seemed my weight stayed the same but my body was somehow getting fatter. I really appreciated that Eduardo took the time to meet with me for a personal assessment first. He listened to my goals and then explained what he thought I would need to do to achieve them. With his years of personal training experience, Eduardo is almost intuitive about what I am capable of and constantly encourages me to do more than I ever would on my own. He uses his extensive knowledge about exercise to create workouts that are personalized and varied so it's always interesting. The workouts are challenging but Eduardo creates a friendly atmosphere and the hour seems to pass quickly. I always look forward to the next workout. He is ALWAYS available to give advice-what to eat at a restaurant, what workouts to do away from the gym. - And he follows up with me just to see how I'm doing between workouts. In just 2 months with Eduardo's help I have lost 4% body fat and inches in my waist, hips and thigh. My clothes are actually loose. Eduardo takes his client's success personally and I consider him a friend as well as a trainer. I recommend him to anyone serious about getting their body in shape. At 57 I have already made amazing changes-can't wait to see what the next 2 months bring.”
"Eduardo is the best trainer I have ever worked with. After only a few sessions, I'm in better shape and have more strength and lean, toned muscles than after years of working out. Eduardo gives his clients exactly what they are looking for and exceeds their hopes. He is extremely professional and more knowledgeable than any trainer I have met before. Highly recommended. If you're not happy with your workouts, call him ASAP."
"I've been working out with Eduardo for a month now and the results are already astonishing. I let my diet and physical condition fall way down during college, and I was looking for quick results, having never tried a personal trainer before I decided to give Eduardo a try. Eduardo has proven in a very short time that he is extremely knowledgeable about not only exercise routines, but also any supplements you might want to take, as well as proper dieting. Working out in my gym at home for an hour, as well as out on the levee for another 30 minutes, we have never done the same exercise once, and each one is designed especially for my needs. What's even better is that my father and I both use Eduardo for our workouts, even though my Dad is looking to drop some belt sizes, while I'm looking to get slimmer and stronger. He can help with any workout routine your looking for, as long as you stay dedicated, because his biggest desire is to see you reach your workout goal. Don't get too worried though, while he will push you to your limits, he is also very responsive to any problems you might have, and adjusts his workouts accordingly. The best part of all is that Eduardo is very friendly, and is great to talk to. I already consider him a friend, and look forwards to our workouts not only for the great exercise but also the friendly atmosphere he helps create during training. If you are serious about getting in great shape, call Eduardo now. You won't regret it "
"I just starting working out with Eduardo only ONE WEEK AGO! I've been working out in an gym several days a week consistently on my own for years while watching my diet and was not getting the results that I was hoping for. I decided to give Personal Training a try and I am so glad I picked the PERFECT TRAINER for me. He completely changed the exercises that I was doing, which were inappropriate for my goals, put me on a very detailed nutrition and supplement plan to complement my workouts, AND he gives me 24/7 advice for all of my questions, ranging from what to order in a restaurant to what I should be doing on days that I work out on my own. He not only changed what I am doing in the gym, but my entire lifestyle and way of thinking. There is no way that I could have achieved the amazing results that I've seen in two weeks without his tips, secrets and advice. I'm amazed at his knowledge in all areas of fitness, bodybuilding, sports and nutrition. My sessions are a pleasure and I look forward to each one. I would recommend him to anyone that wants the BEST BODY OF THEIR LIFE...at any age"
"I first met Eduardo Yibrin through a mutual friend I hadn't seen in awhile. When we met up the first thing that jumped out at me was how good my friend looked and how in shape. Although he had always looked okay, the change was remarkable-- there was no hiding this new muscular frame. Slightly envious I asked him how he had done it. This guy is like myself, early 40's, good but not great shape. He told me straight out: trainer Eduardo Yibrin. I gave Eduardo a call that day and I haven't regretted it since. Eduardo is such a great trainer in so many ways. He made a point of meeting with me at Starbucks so that he could give me a personal assessment. He explained his methods of working out and took time to listen carefully to my goals—this is in my experience hard to find in a trainer—they often just have their agenda. Now I'm working out with Eduardo on a regular basis and even after a just a few weeks I noticed pretty pronounced improvements in my body. Eduardo knows how to push you without overwhelming you. He's always carefully observing my movements and assessing them. He puts together a great workout agenda and he's always pleasant, always with a smile. He's a great trainer and a great guy."
"I would recommend Eduardo Yibrin to anyone looking for a personal trainer. I've only worked with him for a short time but I already see physical results. I'm even more impressed with the positive mental changes. Eduardo takes into account my personal fitness goals and tailors the workouts to reach them. He also incorporates training the muscle groups I need to strengthen in order to better perform my favorite sport. He changes the workouts to keep it interesting, is very knowledgeable regarding supplements, and the gym he uses is ideal for one on one training. Eduardo truly cares about helping his clients reach their personal fitness goals. He doesn't believe his job is over when the session ends. He's available day or night to answer questions or provide support. For example, I didn't know what to order at a restaurant that would fall within my meal guidelines and Eduardo was happy to help me make the best choice. If you're looking for someone to really help you get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle, Eduardo will push you and support you every step of the way."
"Professional, and very knowledgeable is how I would best describe Mr. Eduardo Yibrin. Glad to have him working out his clients at Temple Gym."
"Eduardo has helped me to progress more than I ever dreamed possible. I get compliments from people that I don't know who see me on the street! I have had other trainers in the past, but never anybody with such in depth knowledge about training, diet, and beneficial supplements. I would recommend him to anybody at any fitness level. His knowledge in this area is unsurpassed! "
"This has been my first experience with a personal trainer. I am a physician and I am very knowledgeable in nutrition and fitness but of course I have failed to apply these principles to my own life. I have become unhealthy and overweight. I have been very impressed with Eduardo during our training sessions and discussions. He is very knowledgeable about nutrition, supplements, and training. Eduardo has been very good at pushing me beyond what I would ever do working on my own but he has also been very responsive to adjusting the sessions based on my feedback and what I am comfortable doing! I have left every session feeling like the hour flew by and that I have worked to my maximum effort. Most importantly, I am seeing great results! In just a few weeks my clothes are much looser, my diet is much better, cravings are under control, and I FEEL GREAT! I would recommend you call Eduardo TODAY! "
"A True Professional! I have been working out with Eduardo for about six weeks and he has made an amazing difference in my life. He is a true professional who really knows his stuff. He has a very pleasant personality, but also knows how and when to push you to achieve higher levels of performance. In a short period of time, I have seen a noticeable difference in my body. I would recommend him to anybody who is serious about trying to get, or stay, in shape."
"Amazing Results! I've never had such great results before. Eduardo was patient and helped me get the exact results I was looking for. I'm now in the best shape I have been in since high school. Not only am I in great shape, I feel healthier all around. Highly recommended!"
"Eduardo is a great trainer! I have only been working with him for about a month and I already see results. He also has very flexible hours that work well with my schedule."
"I am just getting back into working out. Was actually kind of lazy and needed the push a thought a trainer would provide to hold me accountable for showing up! Eduardo has done exactly that, keep me motivated and looking forward to our sessions. In the process of working out, we discuss diet dos and don'ts - which I am finding helpful as well. Eduardo has also been good about understanding my personal fitness goals in that I am looking for ways to tone and reshape my body without necessarily loosing pounds. Good guy, will definitely continue training with him."
"I have been working out for almost four years now and I do so 6 days a week....It all started because I have a family history of heart disease and my father died young...my sister had a heart attack 4 years ago and my other sister had a triple bypass soon after...I work out with two different trainers..one is 4 times a week and one is twice a week...Eduardo is very detailed oriented and extremely knowledgeable about exercise and nutrition!!! He is meticulous about what and how I do my exercises...I have been training with him since September of 2011 and I have noticed a big difference in my body...I strongly recommend both of my trainers as being the best in town although they train very differently! If you want someone with tons of knowledge and an eye for details, then he is your man! My heart is healthy...my body is looking much better and I'm happier at 49 years old then I've ever been! Good Luck! "
“I am a 76 year old grandmother who developed several physical problems, the greatest of which had been difficulty breathing upon the slightest exertion. It is my belief that my inactivity had created these problems. Because I have a very caring son who was concerned about my health, he encouraged me to receive the guidance of a personal trainer with the experience of Eduardo Yibrin. In just a few short weeks, this young man worked diligently with me to improve not only my physical strength, but amazingly, my shortness of breath has disappeared! For anyone desiring to improve his or her quality of life, I wholeheartedly recommend considering this approach. I am so grateful that my trainer did not allow me to give up.
I can now enjoy working in my garden again. Thank you, Eduardo!”
"Eduardo is AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME! I recently moved to NOLA and clearly was having too much fun as my clothes were no longer fitting me. I called Eduardo when I had hit a wall and needed a change - I was feeling sluggish, I was depressed that my clothes no longer fit, and I just didn't like the person I was looking at in the mirror. To that end I could not have been any luckier in finding Eduardo! He is not only a fantastic trainer, but someone who makes your personal goals his priority. He is completely accessible both inside and outside of the gym, has fantastic nutrition tips, and has a way of casually checking in to be supportive and motivating at the same time. I have been working out with him for 6 months now and despite my crazy travel schedule he has made the most of my time in the gym locally and I can definitely see my body changing. I have muscles starting to showcase themselves that I never even knew existed. I am shocked when I think back to my very first work out with him and where I am now. My friends and family have noticed the difference and above it all I just feel great. My energy levels are fantastic and I just have a new bounce in my step each and every day. The beauty of working out with Eduardo is that each day is a new challenge and he customizes workouts to you - there is not set workout that all of his clients go through. Just when I think I know what he's going to have me do he mixes it up and keeps it interesting. He knows when to push and when to give you a break but I can assure you there is no such thing as an "easy" day with him. Each hour is brutal and painful (yet fun in a weird way), but afterwards is when you realize it was all worth it.....when the sweat is dripping after your final 1 minute sprint on the treadmill and you realize you've survived another workout, the feeling is INCREDIBLE! I would HIGHLY recommend working with Eduardo if you are looking for SERIOUS changes to your body."