Ismael Celonio

Pflugerville, TX 75752

At twelve years old I hit my max weight of 220 pounds. I was headed in a bad direction health wise but with hard effort, and after three years, I was able to lose 90 pounds. I have kept that weight off for over ten years. Now, it is my mission in life to help others reach their own fitness goals by sharing my experiences and knowledge.

IDEA Member

About Me


  • AS

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: May 21, 2014

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: May 21, 2014

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Ismael's Locations

Personal Fitness Training

Within 25.00 miles of 75752 (Mobile Training Radius)

24 Hour Fitness

1401 Town Center
Pflugerville, TX 78681

Additional Information


$24.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Who's Who
  • Lost 90lbs and have maintained current weight for almost a decade

Languages Spoken




3 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Denzel Caldwell on Jan 27, 2014

    Shortly after moving back to the great city of Austin, after graduating from college, I decided a change was needed. I went to go check out the local gym and left with a membership and a personal trainer. I first met Ismael in September and told him I wanted to lose 20 lbs by years end. Well he and I not only achieved that goal, WE EXCEEDED IT! Month to month I see progressive results. In the beginning Ismael determined my squat form was incorrect, I hardly could do a push-up let alone last five minutes on the stair stepper. Now I squat like a pro...well getting there, I can crank out one legged push-ups and can go for more than 100 floors on the stair stepper!! I constantly give Ismael a hard time for putting me through these routines but it is all in good fun.

    Mohammed Ali said it best "I hated every minute of training, but I said, ''Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion"
    I tell myself this every time I gear up for a training session. I may not like it now but if I stick to it, results will be seen. And they keep coming!! I look forward to reaching and exceeding my overall goal. I must say I have experienced a paradigm shift towards working out and I'm looking forward to many more successful training sessions.

  • by Mechelle Marler on Nov 04, 2013

    I have used Ismael for a few months now and have seen great results. Although I give him a hard time about the exercise he makes me do, he still puts up with me and smiles. He is very motivating and spends a lot of time outside the gym monitoring my meals and exercise routine. He has made working out a great experience!

  • by Les Simpson on Oct 20, 2013

    Ismael is everything you want in a trainer: understanding, personable, and dedicated to helping you reach your goals. He is always learning and innovating with new ways to get results, tailoring your time together to most efficiently meet your needs. Working with Ismael is something I look forward to and energizes me to get through the week.