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Kisar Dhillon

Portland, OR 97214

Hello fitness freaks, fans, and wannabes! My name is Kisar Dhillon and I believe that everyone, those healthy and those who have some work to do, can lead a healthy and fun lifestyle.I grew up a skinny kid and in school, wanted to get “bigger”. I was a gym rat, but quickly learned there is much more to it than just lifting weights. I pursued studies in a degree that would allow me to focus on fitness, as I have a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso and also pursued post-graduate studies there.

However, my LIFE is based on health and fitness as well. Being in the health & fitness industry for almost two decades has allowed me to train with individuals of all shapes, sizes, ages and personalities. When looking at my career I would have to say the three things that have allowed me to succeed in this challenging industry is the ability to alter fitness programs for each individual, adapt to an array of personality types and just listening. I am a firm believer of doing what it takes to make it happen and that requires constantly thinking outside of the box in order to make my clients succeed with their goals. I strongly believe a healthy lifestyle is possible when you combine fitness, nutrition, and accountability.


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About Me


  • BSc., Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology , University of Texas at El Paso
  • Master's Degree, MBA, University of Phoenix

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

AFPA - Personal Trainer Certification
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
University of Texas at El Paso - Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology College Educatio
Agency Unavailable
NATABOC - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Kisar's Locations

Kisar Dhillon "The Art of Personal Training" - Portland, Oregon

107 SE Washington Street
Suite 137
Portland, OR 97214

Additional Information


$74.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Successful Business Owner of 1-2-1 Fitness since 2003
  • Part-Time Undergraduate Business Professor at University of Phoenix
  • Sold a branch of my business, 1-2-1 Health Screenings in 2010
  • Graduated from the M.E.J.O.R. 10 Week Entrepreneur Program in Texas
  • Completed WorldWorks 14 Week Leadership & Life Coaching Program

Languages Spoken




17 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by E. Ann on Aug 27, 2013

    I have been training at The Art of Personal Training for almost a year and it is one of the best studios I have trained at in years. The owner, Kisar Dhillon, has hand picked the two of the best of trainers, Mallory Stevens and Jessica Kelly, and I have been training with both of them. The one thing that I love about this specific studio is that it is private and by appointment only! I have also noticed that there is never a lot of people in there training at one time, because this is one of the rules of this training studio, which I love! I also take pride at places I spend my money at that concentrate on giving the best customer service, and I have to say, this personal training studio delivers on that. It is high end service that is helping me get in shape, feel great and developing some great relationships.
    Thank You,
    E. A.

  • by Jodi Erb on Sep 24, 2011

    I can’t say enough about Kisar both professionally and personally. He was my personal trainer for many years and I consider him to be the ultimate expert in health and fitness. He was not only an excellent trainer, but if I needed advise on a health condition, or getting special instructions for an injury, I could always count on his educated and straightforward expertise. Kisar is a fun, high-energy individual with zest for life and I will miss our times together.
    Jodi Erb
    Mission Viejo, CA.

  • by TING TING WANG on Sep 19, 2011

    Kisar is an excellent personal trainer/ fitness coach! He truly master the art of training by getting to know the person and understanding their fitness goals. He then customizes a plan for the person (i.e. me) and follows up on a daily basis to check up on your progress! Since I love his training technique, I have also helped to promote his services among friends and family. I also worked with Kisar to work on his public relations. Kisar also loves giving back to the community by offering his services at no cost to local non-profit organization to help domestically battered women to achieve their fitness goals!

    Kisar is no longer just a personal trainer, he is a friend that cares about my physical health!

    Thanks, Kisar!

  • by User on Sep 19, 2011

    Kisar was such pleasure to work with, even though as a Physical Trainer, my body sometimes didn’t like him very much.(lol) He has a positive attitude, pleasant personality and exudes a high level of confidence in his field of work. His training methods are strategic and very effective. My body began a transformation that I had been desiring for years. Through his clever sense of humor, he motivated me to PUSH, when I was convinced that my body would not allow 30 more seconds (which he ALWAYS managed to get 60 more seconds, OUCH!).

    Kisar is a professional, who pays attention to the detail/aspirations of each one of his clients.

    Come back to Cali Kisar!

    Michelle Hudson
    Los Angeles, California

  • by Nefertiti Austin on Sep 19, 2011

    Kisar is such a great trainer! He won't let you slack off and has a way of miscounting to push you further than you ever thought you could go. Lol

    Those of you in the Portland area are so lucky to have him!

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