Function Fitness DTLA

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Function Fitness Bayo Samuel

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My journey as a fitness trainer began early, immersed in sports like soccer, basketball, and tennis. This childhood passion sparked my love for staying active and eventually led me to these amazing world of fitness. During my college years, I’d pursued a career in the health sector. However, after a year and a half, I realized it wasn’t the right fit for me. Despite this detour with some knowledge in anatomy and physiology, I knew enough to teach others something about the human body.

In 2001, I made the decision to become a fitness trainer/coach, driven by a desire to help others achieve their fitness goals. For me, being a fitness trainer means more than just leading workouts—it’s about empowering individuals to become self-disciplined, educating them on nutrition, and fostering self-control. I prioritize teaching proper techniques and protocols during strength and conditioning exercises, ensuring clients not only become stronger and healthier but also minimize the risk of injuries.

Over the years, I’ve dedicated myself to acquiring credentials that set me apart, including NASM CPT, CES, PES, and FNS, alongside ongoing education to stay at the forefront of the industry. I am committed to motivating, inspiring, and guiding you through the most effective training regimen you’ve ever experienced. If you’re ready to take the next step, let’s embark on this journey together. Let’s Function!

Bayo Samuel

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Omer Hadad
Omer Hadad
2024-03-06
Bayo is the gold standard. I am in the best shape of my life in my 30s. I've been physically active, worked with other trainers, and attended many classes my whole life. You'll get a challenging workout but more important, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to work out smarter, more effectively, and safer. If you show up ready to work, you'll get amazing results. THANK YOU BAYO!
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Old Wire Electric Old Wire Electric
2024-02-17
Bayo Samuel is the owner and founder of Function Fitness. He is a knowledgeable master coach passionate about fitness and helping others reach their lifelong goals. The Gym is clean and fully equipped. He worked with me to correct my form and many years of bad habits. I highly recommend him.
Deborah Kim
Deborah Kim
2024-02-15
Bayo is a great trainer. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and consistent. When I trained with him, he was diligent about providing different types of workouts that were interesting and challenging. He also provided nutrition guidance and kept me accountable. I would highly recommend working with him!
coco morier
coco morier
2024-01-19
Bayo is amazing! My husband and I have been training separately with him for a few months and really loving it. We're getting visibly stronger while also learning so much about proper form and how to avoid injury. I came in with some chronic back pain that flared up with any exercise I did, and now I'm back on my feet, feeling a lot better and slowly starting to be able to lift heavier again. Bayo definitely knows a lot about functional fitness which I love because in my mid-40's I not only want to be in great shape now, I want to keep moving well in to my 70's and 80's. He's also got a lovely, kind personality but just because he's super nice don't think he'll go soft on you, you will work hard! He also gives great tips on diet and recovery that really help round out your training. The gym itself is bright and sunny, and immaculately kept. Lot's of great equipment and variety so you won't get bored. If you're looking to get in great shape and enjoy doing it I highly recommend this place!
R K
R K
2022-10-08
Bayo is an incredible trainer. After my initial assessment he was able to instantly identify what my strengths and weaknesses were. Super knowledgeable!
Johnny Donovan
Johnny Donovan
2022-08-04
Training with Bayo has been an incredible experience. I had always wanted to get fit, but never knew where or how to start. With Bayo, he teaches you the fundamentals, so training is safe, challenging and rewarding. When I think about where I started versus where I am now, I am amazed.
Ryan Holman
Ryan Holman
2021-11-22
Training here has been a wonderful experience for me - Bayo is great!
Sara Pelster
Sara Pelster
2020-02-25
I found Bayo and his studio after months and months of research. Since this is LA, I was really nervous of getting a pretentious trainer who would treat me as just one of hundreds of clients. With Bayo, you really feel special regardless of how many clients he has. The gym can be a scary place for people, but Bayo takes the time to develop a friendship with you and tailors each workout to what you need to succeed and meet your health goals. Make no mistake, Bayo is also a serious person when it comes to health/fitness and he’s not afraid to call you out when you slack off (like he’s done many times with me haha). Bayo will go above and beyond to work with you both on the fitness side and the nutrition side to meet your goals. If you are wanting to make changes to your health, reach out to Bayo! He’s amazing!
V M
V M
2020-02-22
I've attached some before and after photos after with my first year with Bayo, but since then we've been with working out with Bayo for the last 4 years. He's really so awesome to work with! He's the right balance of encouraging me to step it up a little, to adjust my form, to go on to the next set. It's great to have a coach by my side since by myself, I would have a hard time pushing myself to do any lunges (that I hate), and to do the number of sets my body needs. Also, he's really good at changing up what we do week to week so my body never gets used to certain routines. He's a wonderful guy too, and great company. We really enjoy working out with Bayo and it's definitely changed my life for the better.

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