Who is Brice Remaley?
You may be wondering who exactly is Brice Remaley. Brice is a local Pasadena personal trainer with over a decade of experience to back up his practice. Being certified in many different areas of fitness, such as Kettlebells, CrossFit, powerlifting and TRX Suspension Training to name a few. Although he has over a decade of experience, Brice still attends workshops taught by some of the top authorities in strength and conditioning; Dan John, Max Shank, and Brent Brookbush. Striving to always learn more explains why he has such an in-depth knowledge about improving one's strength, conditioning, and overall fitness.
"My passion for fitness began in 1999. I was the victim of a violent crime and had a head injury leaving me in a coma for a week. At the time I could not run a half-mile without stopping. My goal was to go from 'zero to hero' as quickly as possible, which included completing my first marathon. In October 1999 I ran the Chicago marathon in 3:54:19 and by 2001 I was competing in ultra marathons and teaching Spin classes. Since then, my interests turned toward combining strength and endurance training and helping others to realize their full potential and reach their goals. I love working with others to improve their quality of life through hard work and dedication." - Brice Remaley
Brice enjoys helping his clients achieve goals and getting in the best shape of their lives. Most new clients want to build muscle and lose fat. If competing in a fitness competition or losing more than 50 pounds is your goal, Brice suggesting finding a trainer who specializes in those areas.
He achieves this by teaching or "training" the body to move correctly. By training the deadlift and squat, and learning to sprint, we teach the body correct movement patterns. These functional movements are used in our daily activities whether it be lifting a box on a shelf, carrying a baby, or running after a bus. That's what we mean by a functional exercise. Going to the gym and doing leg presses and leg extensions have no real world applications. Everything we do we do for a reason, to make your body safer and stronger.
Many new clients have postural problems that can be addressed through specific resistance training. These not only change a person's appearance but strengthen their posterior chain, some of the largest and most functional muscle groups in the body. Strengthening the posterior chain can alleviate back pain. Many clients find a reduction in thoracic and lumbar back pain associated with these specific exercises. It's one thing to show people how to do curls and get bigger biceps, it's a completely different animal to help someone alleviate a discomfort they have on a daily basis.
Another component Brice addresses, which most Pasadena personal trainers do not, is flexibility and mobility. By using traditional yoga and pilates movements, clients gain proper range of motion and are able to move more pain-free. You will be more flexible than you were on the first day, that's for sure.
All in all, if you’re looking to get into the best shape of your life then contact Brice Remaley. Helping clients fit workouts into their busy schedule is his forte.
If you're looking to take your fitness to the next level, then Brice is the PT for you! He can be a pain in the ass (he'll give you a wake-up call!) but BOY! can he give you a kick ass workout!! Brice is focused on helping me achieve my goal for my 7th marathon and makes every session challenging (and fun). My fitness has increased noticeably and I’ve seen improvements in my running and staying injury free this year. Brice is a stickler for good techniques to avoid any injuries. He is extremely organized and punctual – always set up and ready to start training ahead of time, with an exercise routine planned. I would recommend Brice to anyone looking to improve their fitness level!
I have always made excuses for why I couldn't make it to the gym, the biggest being lack of time. After wrapping up grad school, I was only working so I had run out of excuses. I quickly fell into going out a lot during the week. After digging around on Google, I found tons of great reviews on Brice and I now see that every one of them understates all he does for his clients I have been training with Brice since July 2015. We meet about 4 times/wk at and VERY early in the morning.. Brice is always there before anyone gets there at 4 AM. Even that early, he's enthusiastic about working with you on a personal level. Each one of his sessions provides another stepping stone towards his client's fitness goals. He puts great emphasis on proper technique and stretching. Each session will push you to the brink of your physical abilities, helping you become stronger and faster physically & mentally. That mental confidence has been huge for me personally. While looking better naked is great, there is something priceless about being able to start your day with a confident mindset to tackle whatever work your day has to throw at you. Leavng the gym at 5:30 AM confident and ready to take on the day is a priceless luxury. His sessions help provide a more fulfilling element in developing a better "you" and I guarantee anyone of any fitness level would find something of great value in any of sessions. If you're looking to make a change, Brice is the dude!!
I started training with Brice about 2 years ago when I moved off Washington. He's very easy going and flexible with his schedule and I've had to work out at all different times with my school schedule changing every semester. His workouts are very challenging and definitely push my limits and as a result I've seen awesome results. He does a great mix between the traditional weight lifting moves (which I'm a big fan of) and the newer style cross fit or circuit training and he integrates both in every work out. Its a great way for me to get some fast pace cardio in my workouts as I usually don't have time to do much of that. I remember the first few weeks of training with him, I would be so tired at the end I could barely climb to the 3rd story of my house. I was getting to a point where I was doing the same things over and over again and not seeing much results and his training definitely pushed me to the next level. I can safely say that today I'm much stronger and healthier than I ever have! Brice is an awesome trainer and he keeps you very motivated during your sessions. He's even been out to my office a few times to do boot camps and everyone loved the workouts.
I'm in my 5th year of training with Brice. Very early on I realized that I was at a much higher level of training and success at same than I had ever experienced. I realized more gains in physique and conditioning in a year with Brice than in 15 years working out on my own. Aside from his effectiveness he's also an especially sunny and companionable guy to spend an hour with-as drill sergeants go. Brice is demanding but never overbearing. He will encourage you and he will insist that you succeed. Keith L.
I am training for half ironman this fall and I've already had my swim/bike/run workouts figured out by a triathlon coach. What's missing is strength training. I've been looking for one since I had to part ways with my old trainer of 7 years due to job change. I found Brice through Yelp and after reading great review, I decided to give it a chance. The first session is free. Immediately I like the way he trains me. He pushes me, but at the same time, makes me do stretching. He designs a workout for me that target parts of my body that help me getting stronger as a triathlete. Since I've already had 9 workouts per week in swim/bike/run, my schedule is quite hectic. But he is flexible and works a time which is best for me. What I like most from Brice is he corrects my form, very patient, and showed me each time any routines that I'm not familiar with. I'm looking forward to train with him for years to come.
I have been working with Brice for about two months. So far everything goes very well. He is a super nice trainer. Always be positive and encourage his clients. He is flexible on schedule as well. He knows what he is doing and can personalize your training routine. I See great results now and will keep working with him.
I have been working out with Brice for more than a year now and I gotta say this man is professional when it comes to working out. He pushes people to do best and better every day. I recommend this man to everyone. I have gained over Thirty pounds of muscle and I am so happy with my results.
After spending the last 8 years focusing solely on my career, I found myself 30 lbs. overweight and was not happy with what I saw in the mirror. I decided to make a change and found Brice after a brief google search. His reviews were very positive so I decided to give him a try and I must say that he did not disappoint. I have been with him for 5 weeks now and am already feeling so much better. First, Brice works with your schedule. Early mornings were best for me so I joined his 430 am small group. He is always so positive and focused, even though it's early morning. The gym is very clean, well equipped and has pretty much everything from machines to free weights. Second, Brice has a holistic approach that addresses diet, flexibility, core strength and proper technique. Brice focuses on steady progress, building on small wins and safe growth that doesn't overtax your body. Finally, his workouts are never boring. We start every morning with dynamic stretches (Brice will not allow you to start your workout without stretching) and reviewing the previous days diet (He emphasizes keeping a food journal). After that we jump right into the days workout which consists of everything from weight training to lots of kettlebell work mixed with high rep sets. I end each session with cardio and am usually out of the gym in 70 minutes. He is very professional, has extensive knowledge and is enthusiastic. Brice is truly an excellent trainer.
Brice is a fantastic trainer! He pushes me and makes sure I don't go too far. I have the tendency to want to do more than I need and he keeps me in check while challenging mean new ways. He always checks in with me after a workout to see how I'm feeling. Not many trainers do that and I've had a lot of trainers! I'm doing new things I've never done with any other trainer and seeing results in my body composition after a few months of working with him. I'm excited and motivated to see where this can go. Check him out. You won't be sorry!
There is no shortage of great things to say about training with Brice! I ended up training with him for the first time due to a schedule mix up and he jumped right in and offered to give me something to do and the rest is history. It is clear that he truly cares for his clients and loves what he does. In the short time I have been training with him I have seen AMAZING results! The compliments on my physique and questions on how I got all the muscle definition keep rolling in on a daily basis. I have Brice to thank for that for sure! I have learned so much from him. Now I can go to the gym with confidence. His schedule is very flexible, it seems he is always willing to be there if you are willing to put the work in.
I have been working out with Brice for almost 4 years. I have seen my body go through a physical transformation, and my mind go through a mental one! All positive!!! I am strong, fit, emotionally and mentally balanced. I believe working out is the key to having a balanced body and life, but Brice helps take that to another level. I am so happy with my body since I've been working out with Brice. People compliment me on my arms all the time, and I feel just better all around. Brice is also flexible and will work with your schedule. The gym he trains at is very nice and clean and not crowded. If we weren't moving out of the country I would be a Brice supporter for years to come. Good luck my friend!
In the 80's and 90's working out involved isolation and bodybuilding style movements. Bodybuilders of this era had one focus, training to look a certain way. CrossFit helped create a shift in that paradigm and modern science has shown us a better approach. Performance became more important than appearance. That is why Brice chooses to train movements rather than muscle groups. Learning full body movements such as presses, squats, and deadlifts, the body learns the safe and correct way to move. Rather than performing an exercise to change the way a person looks exercises were selected to help us perform better. Ask a 70-year-old man if he would rather be able to curl a heavy dumbbell or get out of bed without back pain every day. Whether you're a soccer mom, businessman, or a marathoner, performance should not come second to appearance.
Why I choose full body training over bodybuilding
Bodybuilders usually follow a split routine, meaning they have a day for legs, back and biceps, and chest and triceps. Since the body’s lower half has some of it’s biggest muscles, does it make sense to only train them one day? Furthermore, does it make sense to train them to a point where you can't use them the next day? Training total body routines are a better alternative for a person seeking to improve their strength and conditioning. Brice's clients bench press, squat, and deadlift on different days, but perform some variation of those movements in every balanced full body session.
How my workouts cater to functional training
Let's talk about movement. It doesn't involve any kind of Nautilus style machine. Popular in the 80's, these machines were built for gym owners. While they help increase strength, that is only strength in one plane of motion and doesn't recruit any core muscles. Let's think about an overhead press machine designed to build strong shoulders. Training with this machine will help you lift a weight over your head, as long as that weight travels in an exact straight line. None of the body's smaller stabilizer muscles are used and therefore they are not strengthened. If we replicated the same movement but used a dumbbell, your body stabilizer muscles will be used to make sure your arm goes up in a straight line, as well as all of your core to maintain proper posture. Since the stabilizer and core are not being used, the main muscles of your shoulder get stronger while the others don't, resulting in muscle imbalances. These imbalances can lead to injury. Machines are for gym owners and lazy trainers, not people who are serious about strength and conditioning.
Let's talk about my training. Rather than machines kettlebells, barbells and other free weights are selected to train the body to move safe and efficiently. One of the big three movements, bench press, squat, and deadlift, are the usually focus, but every routine consists of an upper body pull and push, a lower body pull and push, a carry, and core work. We all want good looking arms and chiseled abs, but they shouldn't be our focused. Conditioning is usually done at the end of the workout when the body is already burning fat. Science has shown us that running three miles at a steady pace does little to actually burn fat or improve cardiovascular efficiencies. It just makes us better at running three miles. A better way of conditioning the body is through high-intensity intervals. Weighed carries, tabata, and HIIT are a few of the popular ones, but there are many more. These selections take much less time and produce greater results in performance and weight loss than any steady state cardio.
Brice has a creative way of scheduling process which allows you to easily make up a missed session
Strength conditioning and flexibility, routines are based on science.
Frequently Asked Questions
Flexibility and mobility are addressed at the beginning of every session as well as paired with exercises during the workout.