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Bios: Our Portland Oregon Personal Trainers
Hello Portland! My name is Kisar Dhillon and I am the owner of The Art of Personal Training in Portland, Oregon. I believe that everyone, those healthy and those who have some work to do, can lead a healthy and fun lifestyle. I started this private, boutique personal training studio because I wanted to give the people of Portland a professional experience where they get top notch customer service, amazing personal trainers and excellent results. Being in the health and fitness industry for almost 18 years has allowed me to experience on a first hand basis what a personal training client really wants, and my goal is to deliver that to each and every one of our clients. As the owner, I make it a point to be a potential client’s first point of contact, and will also help conduct their initial consultation when they come to The Art of Personal Training.
I carefully selected and hired the two personal trainers who work for my business because I wanted to mentor, train and mold both Mallory and Jessica into the personal trainers that will make the client experience not only great, but amazing. I received my BS degree in Kinesiology and have my MBA, which helped me successfully run an in-home personal training business for ten years. I know what it takes to be a successful personal trainer, and the knowledge and customer service skills that I learned are what I have instilled in both Mallory and Jessica.
Please read below the bios below of my professional personal trainers who are part of my team. Also, don’t forget to sign up for a free initial personal training session and assessment so we can help your fitness goals become a reality.
My name is Jessica Kelly, and I train at The Art of Personal Training with Kisar Dhillon. Being fit and healthy has always been something I have been devoted to. And now, getting the chance to help others reach that goal is an incredibly rewarding experience. I’ve been a lifelong runner, running cross country and track in high school and completing the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in 2005, the Banco Poplar Chicago Half Marathon in 2008, the Magellan Spring half marathon in 2011, and Run for the Roses Half Marathon in 2012. I became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. It is here and through my experiences that I learned that while running and other cardiovascular activities are vital to being a lean, mean, fighting machine, adding strength and resistance training into the mix provides you with benefits that stay with you even after your workout is complete.
Dedication and hard work pay off, and deciding to start a training program is the first step toward reaping the rewards. I know how great it feels to achieve your goals, and I will help you stay committed to your goals by providing you with positive encouragement, designing workouts that are right for you, and keeping your workouts versatile so you will never complete the same workout twice. Let’s get started!
My two main passions in life are fitness and educating others, so its no wonder I combined the two and became a personal trainer. There is nothing more rewarding than helping others become healthier and more confident and teaching them to maintain that new healthy lifestyle. I began running in high school and grew to love it, as well as cycling. Once I discovered the amazing benefits of resistance training, I fell in love with that too. I became certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2009 and have been training in gyms and homes since then. I also have my Associates of Arts in Kinesiology, Health Sciences, and Applied Nutrition. In 2012 I began working for a chiropractic clinic as their Case Manager and Rehab Specialist. Because of this position I learned a lot about spinal health and how to protect and strengthen the core. While working for the clinic I also became certified in Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Systems and Paul Chek’s Scientific Core Training program. My focus as a trainer is to identify clients’ movement pattern dysfunctions and correct them to allow more efficient, natural movements and to avoid injury. I look forward to helping you create a happier, healthier life!
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Client Reviews & Testimonials
“You are convenient, patient, understanding, reasonable, personable, funny, prompt, and very serious about our results. You never give up on us. The fitness program you provide is personalized and well thought out. It is tailor made for our age, weight, and the goals we wish to achieve. You know how to push without pushing too far. Having some training in psychology might help too; most people like to talk to their trainer like they do their therapist, bartender, nail technician, or hair stylist!”
“I trained with Kisar for several years. I was so bummed when he moved his business to Portland! I have found Kisar to be an amazing physical trainer who has great knowledge of the body and muscle function, and is capable of determining the ability of his clients. He instills confidence and encouragement — and he is a lot of fun too. I highly recommend Kisar as a personal trainer to anyone who wants to improve their health Portland is lucky to have him!”
“You are knowledgeable and can break things down to a level that I can relate to. You are organized and timely, which I appreciate. You are serious about training, which makes me more serious about it as well…you don’t put on any pretenses. I train with you because I respect you for your knowledge, honesty, integrity, and the bonus that you are genuine, as well as being a task master. I saw results because you helped to keep me motivated. This all translates to [the strength of] your character. That is not something that another person can duplicate.”
“You manage to train me even though my schedule is crazy. You make me workout harder than if I do it on my own. You change the routine all the time so I don’t get bored. You’re fun and I can beat you up! Thanks for putting up with me!”
“I chose you because you were easy to talk to and you embodied the ideas of fitness…and… it was your hot body! I think you provide excellent customer service. You are on time. You are conscientious regarding a person’s physical capabilities, and I like your stories!
The gym was not the best place to be trained. I found it distracting and the time allotted for one-on-one training was approximately 35 minutes. The environment was very crowded, equipment was being used and I found myself trying to adjust my schedule around my trainer’s.”
“Thank you Kisar. Your class was insightful and I look forward to having you speak at the Pasadena Learning Center.
I am working on the specifics with Jayne and will contact you as soon as I have all the details. Thanks again!
BTW: Thanks to the class, I was motivated to start jump roping. Something I’ve been wanting to start for a long time. YIKES! I am SUPER SORE. My calves are killing me but I feel good about starting the new regimen. I have been stretching and will go into the Jacuzzi today to help with the soreness.”
-University of Pheonix
“Imet Kisar running Hood to Coast and was really motivated by his enthusiasm. He invited me to come in and check out his studio and I haven’t looked back since. I was an athlete growing up but had fallen out of any routine. I have been more challenged working with him and have been more pleased with my physical results than I ever could have imagined. I have worked with Kisar, Jessica and Matt and would absolutely recommend all three for strength training, weight loss or to challenge oneself. I have so much fun training at the studio and always leave feeling amazing”.
“Ilove working out with Matt and Kisar. I’ve done gym workouts and classes and home workouts on my own for years, and the results don’t compare at all to the results I see from one-on-one training. The individual focus, customized workouts and encouragement really make a huge difference. Matt pays close attention to your progress and effort in the moment and carefully calibrates. He doesn’t let you slack at all but he doesn’t push you so hard that any set feels impossible. And each workout is unique and fun and never feels like a grind. Beyond all that Matt and Kisar are both just really friendly and supportive and keep me motivated — it’s great to have them on my side”.
“The Art of Personal Training is exactly what is states-personal. The trainers really take the time to get to know their clients and find out what motivates them so they can help them achieve their goals. Each workout is challenging and different, so you never know what to expect and don’t come in just going through the same motions day after day. If you’re ready to get results, have fun, and train with knowledgeable fitness professionals, check them out! You won’t regret it”.
“Kisar is a fantastic personal trainer. He helped me lose weight and become stronger prior to my second pregnancy, and then helped me stay fit during my pregnancy resulting in a much healthier experience the second time! He is very motivating and creates individual workouts targeted to exactly what each client needs. He is extremely knowledgeable about exercise science and gets results quickly. Each workout is different and interesting, and he keeps it light-hearted and fun making the time go by quickly. Kisar is very dedicated to his clients and keeps in touch through email and texts between workouts to help with scheduling and keeping me motivated. His ability to help me with focused pre-natal exercise as well as exercise while I recovered from several injuries was impressive. His training studio is in an easy-to-access location on the near East Side and it has a shower facility to make it easy to work out and then head to work or home”.
“Every workout at the Art of Personal Training has always been challenging, and has helped me to take my personal fitness and training to the next level. Kisar, Matt, and Jessica are amazing trainers! You will not have regrets signing up to train. You cannot go wrong training here. P90X was good, but there is no replacement for having the accountability, motivation, and results that a personal trainer can give”!
“I found myself in my late 30′s with low self-esteem, not looking the way I used to nor having much energy to keep up with my kids. I decided to make a change and invest in my well-being. I have a hard time keeping motivated and exercise videos just did not work. I knew I needed a personal trainer and Kisar really understood my situation and my goals. He even texts me to check up on me, make sure I do my cardio and gives me tips on what to eat. He is the reason I look better than in my 20′s and everyone is noticing. I did the work but he motivated me to work hard. It’s the best investment I’ve made. I’ve never felt better”. Thank you, Kisar!
-Leslie Ann Sultani
“Thanks to Kisar’s workout technique and motivation, I lost 30 pounds. I love working out and I look better now than I did on my wedding day. I’m more confident and now I have more energy to keep up with my young child. Kisar understood my goals and made me feel good about my achievements. Thank you Kisar. My life will never be the same”.
“Kisar is a awesome trainer and great person to work with. He gets results, and helps motivate me. Very honest and all around cool dude. I highly recommend him”.
“Matt and Kisar have been a phenomenal resource for me. During sessions, Matt helps me find my limitations and push through them. He also gives me the tools to make my workouts outside of our session more fun and productive. Matt is a very honest and caring guy and I can tell he is really committed to his craft”.
“Kisar is one of the best personal fitness trainers available. I was sad to know that he isn’t located in Orange County anymore because his customized workout plans really help you achieve your specific goals. Kisar is an awesome trainer for beginners and more experienced individuals. I was a beginner during my training with Kisar and was excited about the progress I made in just a few weeks. I would recommend Kisar to anybody that is trying to achieve a fitness goal, he is sure to help you achieve a better you”!
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The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon
Portland Personal Training Studio in Southeast Historical District in Portland, Oregon
Olympic Mills Commerce Center in Southeast Portland Industrial Historic District
We are in Suite No. 137 inside this amazing building. Come inside and see what this Portland Oregon Personal Training Studio is all about. It is all about the client, so come an experience amazing customer service while you get excellent fitness results.
RATES: Portland Personal Training
Private Personal Training: $55/hour (Minimum 2 x's Per Week)
This is private personal training with Jessica or Mallory. We will give you 110% of our personal attention on getting you to achieve your fitness & health goals. We will design a program that is individually catered to your ability, pre-existing conditions (if any) and a realistic time-line that can be achieved and attained.
*Training with Kisar Dhillon: Upon request and availability only!
Semi-Private Training (2 people $45/person) - $90/hour
The benefits of this program are cost reduction per session, have a workout buddy, accountability increases, and there is more energy to each workout. This type of training is popular among spouses, significant others and colleagues who want to stay in shape or work towards a common goal together. Also, you will get my 110% attention to reaching your goals!
Small Group Training (3 to 5 people) - $35/person - NONE AVAILABLE!
Small group training is very effective: increases motivation, accountability and brings in a high level of energy. The other benefit is that it is affordable. Each program is individually designed, implemented and monitored when we are doing the activities. Also, you will also get 110% of my attention when we are together!
Program Design - $205
This includes one scheduled private personal training session and a program design that will be catered to you and emailed in an MS Excel or Word document. During the private personal training session, you and the trainer will go over the workout in detail so you know how to do it all on your own.
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