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Anthony Harris

Burke, VA 22015-3144

Owner of Focused On Fitness Personal Training. Over 18 years of experience training clients of all ages and fitness levels.

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About Me

Degrees

  • BS in Psychology, James Madison University

Years Experience

16-20

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - ACE Health Coach
Verified
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expired

CPR Certified

Emergency Care and Saety Institute
American Heart Association - cpr
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

Emergency Care and Saety Institute
American Heart Association - aed
Agency Unavailable

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2004 NPC East Coast Tournament of Champions light heavyweight and overall champion
  • 2010 NPC East Coast Classic Masters 3rd place

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Male

6 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Cindi Woodrum on Dec 02, 2011

    Tony became my trainer over a year ago (Aug 2010). I first tried him out at a boot-camp offered at my place of employment. I had no idea of what I was getting into (duh I know). After taking 3 showers before 9am that day (1 of complete sweat), I then realized just how out of shape I was.

    Tony and I soon after discussed my goals 1:1, he was honest, full of information an obvious subject matter expert. His attention to detail where I am concerned is extremely impressive. It became easy to trust Tony in a short period of time. With Tony's guidance, nutrition and lifestyle changes I made, I have lost 26 pounds and a full clothing size. I am now addicted to fitness, both physically and mentally. If it were not for Tony, I would have probably given up by now. He is a true motivator in every sense of the word. The most amazing thing about Tony, his workouts are NEVER boring or routine. His patience and plesant demeanor are also of note. When I reached a plateau, he pushed me harder and saw me through it..... he went above and beyond to the extent of ensuring outside of the gym that I was okay and feeling good. A true professional in his field. He always seems to go above and beyond of what he is paid to do. For those people who do not feel they do not have the time.... MAKE time!! I am a 50+ hour a week working professional and work with Tony 3-4 times a week. Make an investment in you and your life will change dramatically!!

    Tony has made such a huge impact and difference in my life, I am finding that my 40's are the best years yet. If you listen and follow what Tony says, you will never be disappointed. Often you will be pleasantly surprised.

    Happy to discuss further with anyone considering engaging Tony in personal training. Contact information below.

    Cindi (aka Woody)
    703-220-9666 (cell)

  • by Monique Cross on Dec 01, 2011

    I started working on my own about a year ago and lost 35 lbs. My goal was to be further along in weight loss but I had hit a plateau. I noticed that I lost some weight but did not develop muscle tone like I wanted. I decided it was time to seek out a personal trainer because I felt discouraged and needed a boost. As I was looking at different trainers I noticed that majority of their clients were working out but no changes taking place. Tony Harris stood out to me because his clients were transforming in weight loss as well as muscle definition. I did not know about him at first because I never saw him smile. After a few weeks I decided to give him a try. The first work out was more than I expected. I worked more harder in 30 minutes with him than 1 1/2 hours on my own. Within several weeks I lost an additional 9 pounds and 2 clothes sizes!!! Tony definitely gets you results if you are willing to work hard, follow a healthy nutrition program, and have a positive mind set about accomplishing a new healthier you. I only wished I would of signed up with him a long time ago. I would definitely reccommend Tony to anyone. He definitely knows how to get the job done and I am sure his other clients can testify to this. Don't be intimidated if he doesn't smile much, he will give you your props afterwards and you will see his smile!!! Just know that you will work and sweat your butt off but just think of the new improved lifestyle. It will be worth it!!! Thanks for everything Tony!!!

    Monique

  • by User on Nov 30, 2011

    I have been working out on my own for several months. During that time I lost 35 lbs but really did not add on muscle. I hit a plateau and thought if I spent more time at the gym, the weight would start to come off again, but it didn't. I decided that I could no longer do it on my own. I needed a trainer. As I was watching other trainers in the gym with their clients, I personally took an interest in Tony Harris. He scared me at first because he did not smile much but his clients were making significant improvements in their health and wellness. After several weeks I decided to try him out... OMGoodness, did he ever work me out!!! I started to see improvement with him in a matter of a few short weeks. I am once again starting to lose the weight, have definitely become more stronger, and my body is showing more muscle definition. I would definitely recommend Tony Harris to anyone who wants to improve their health, want to enjoy working out, and have overall good wellness. Trust me don't think you will get an easy workout. You will definitely sweat but the overall results are "TRULY" worth it!!!! He will give you a smile afterwards. Thanks so much Tony for helping change my life into becoming a new, healthier me!!!!

    Monique

  • by Stephen Witcher on Nov 30, 2011

    My name is Stephen Witcher, I am a personal trainer at Fitness First Health Clubs. Big Tony Harris has been my Contest Prep coach/ Posing coach for the past 7 or 8 months and I have reached a physical level I could never have achieved without him. The first 2 1/2 months Tony brought me down from a slightly sloppy 16% body fat to a nice 5 or 6% body fat come contest time. He's been a true inspiration in all aspects of my training, from my own personal clients to the way i train myself. Tony always pushes me to the max, which helps me avoid plateaus, and makes me hold myself accountable to reach any goal i set for myself. Its been an honor to work with such a great personal trainer and a friend!

  • by RICHARD BANTON on Nov 30, 2011

    I am director of Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center, in Reston, VA. I have been practicing in the profession of physical therapy for 14 years. I choose to send my patients to Tony Harris because of his professionalism and knowledge in personal training. I have worked with many personal trainers, but none compare to Tony Harris. Tony is capable of working with a variety of patient and client populations. He designs programs that are tailored to your speciifc needs. I highly recommend Tony Harris if you are in need of a supervised workout program and a dedicated personal trainer that will help you incorporate wellness into your life.

    Richard Banton, DPT, OCS, CMPT, ATC

    Clinic Director Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center
    Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

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