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Dan Isaacson

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Considered as one of the true pioneers of the personal training movement with over over 25 years of experience working with high profile film and television stars. Over the years Dan has worked with hundreds of actors on many high profile films, such as Matrix, Superman, Public Enemies, Philadelphia and Forest Gump, to name a few. Dan created the first scientific based personal training program used in the entertainment industry.

Dan's work with John Travolta in the 1983 film, Staying Alive launched the personal training movement in Hollywood.

Dan was one of the select few to take part in first committee, at IDEA, to discuss the components needed for a private training certification.

Dan was a part owner in one of the first full service athletic clubs in America. Their club created some of the very first software programs for front desk check in the industry.

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About Me


  • BSc., BS In Recreation Administration, Western Illinois University
  • Recreation Administration, Western Illinois University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Total Gym - GRAVITY Personal Training
Pending Verification
SMI Science Based Fitness Method - Entertainment Training
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CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Dan's Locations

Sports Management International, Inc

Within 25.00 miles of 91423 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$150.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Served as the Executive Director of California's Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Developed the first private training studio on a studio lot at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California
  • First Fitness Editor at Good Morning America
  • Costarred with Jane Fonda in her first workout video using weights titled, "Workout with Weights"

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