About the founders of  805 Get Fit

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The founders of 805 Get Fit, Doug and Michelle Waldman are both Certified Personal Trainers who understand what it takes to lose weight in middle age.  That's because they ARE middle aged. Doug and Michelle, 46 and 40, have lost weight and taken their lives back and can help you do it too. Unlike the trainer that is fresh out of school, Doug and Michelle have run busy companies, raised three boys and dealt with the demands that are involved in those endeavors.  Talk to them about their journey and what they can do to help you.    Click Here!    They are both Certified Personal Trainers certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and have helped clients drop hundreds of pounds!  Doug is also a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

805 GET FIT UNDERSTANDS WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH AND WE CAN HELP!

                805 Get Fit was founded by Certified Personal Trainers Doug and Michelle Waldman.   They came to the fitness industry later in life than most.  Their migration to the fitness industry from the real estate and banking industry started when Michelle saw herself in a family photo and realized that she had let her weight jump by over 30 pounds. She had been taking care of the family business, their three sons, the house and Doug… the one thing that she had forgotten to take care of was her own health.  She decided right then and there to take her life back.  She dropped the thirty plus pounds the hard way- cardio work twice a day and journaling what she ate every day.  Doug followed suit and started watching what he ate and exercising (karate) on a regular basis.

Doug and Michelle Waldman are both Certified Personal Trainers in Thousand Oaks, California.  They understand what it takes to lose weight and get in shape and help their clients do it too!

Doug and Michelle Waldman are both Certified Personal Trainers in Thousand Oaks, California.  They understand what it takes to lose weight and get in shape and help their clients do it too!

In 2009, Michelle and Doug decided that the mortgage industry had lost its allure; they started looking for other industries where they could help people.  They realized that nearly 70% of Americans were either overweight or obese and that helping other middle aged and older Americans to lose weight and get back in shape would be rewarding and challenging.   “This career has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done,” Says Certified Personal Trainer Michelle Waldman (40 years old), “I have clients taking control of their lives and dropping lots of weight.  They feel better, are stronger, more flexible and have more energy than they have had in decades.  There is so much false and misleading information in the media, it is hard to figure out what is the right way to lose the weight and get in shape.  Our personal experience allows us to really understand what our clients are going through and the frustration that comes with Yo-Yo dieting and all those articles that make it sound like losing weight is the easiest thing in the world.”  Doug adds,” We decided to offer in home training because studies show that 80% of American’s don’t want to go to a gym.  We figured that if we go to a client’s house then the chances of them staying on track is much higher and I am happy to report that this has indeed been the case.  We focus on functional training so we don’t need machines to work on movement patterns that our clients see in real life.  This makes it very easy for our clients to get started.  We make this a very inviting, very supportive experience.”  I WANT TO TALK TO MICHELLE OR DOUG ABOUT A PROGRAM