I was in desperate need of a personal trainer, after I realized I could not run around the block to my house in an emergency to get to my car to take my dog to the vet as he had passed out. I almost passed out trying to run half way around the block, with my heart about to leap out of my chest. So, I found Pamela on Yelp - after 6 sessions with her - my body has really changed - I can do cardio exercise for 1 hour and not pass out, I actually have a butt (given - I'm Asian - and most Asians have really flat asses), I have some not-yet-Madonna-but getting there definition in my Olive Oyl arms, my abs are starting to look defined and not soft and squishy like marshmallow, and I might not be embarrassed to don a bikini this summer. She's patient and encouraging and realistic, she keeps me motivated, and with the progress I've made - I think I'll be using her services for a long, long time.
- Audra E.
Pamela has been my trainer for a year and a half now, I hired her for my wedding and kept her for six months since. She got my body re-shaped. I found my waist, butt cheeks and other contours that I had no idea I could have. She kicks my butt and makes me laugh in the meantime. She's so interested in your life, your whole way of life, so that she can help you pinpoint what it will take to get where you want with your body.
- Mira B.
After seeing a very unflattering picture of myself dancing I realized all those extra servings and sugary sweets (my biggest weakness) were finally starting to show. I hadn't worked out seriously since before college and to be honest I was just plain lazy. Any time I did strenuous physical activity I just thought, "Good Lord, I am going to die or at least pass out." It was not pretty.
- Alanna T.
I quit my job...and then began to realize the impact of two years of long hours and long commutes: 18 lbs, a few inches on my waist and a fraction of the cardio ability I had before that job.
- Dave S.
She's EVIL . . . and MEAN! She takes pleasure torturing people. After one particularly brutal ab session, I even saw her smile with sense of pride as I lay on the floor curled in fetal position. BUT I LOVE HER! There is nothing like a 5'4", weighs nothing, super hottie to bring you whimpering to your breaking point.(Ii know, I know . . . I have issues.) For real, though, Pamela rocks my world. The first session begins with a full body measuring upon which she assesses future progress (fyi . . . she's totally anal with the tape measure). Then each session is a super unique mixture of stretching, balance exercises, strengthening and gossip. She is quite knowledgeable and is very motivating. I go three times a week and have seen radical changes in my flexibility and muscle tone. I cannot recommend Pamela highly enough . . .
- Kenneth S.
Hi, I'm lazy and generally uninformed about proper diet and exercise. Yet I want to be in shape and healthy forever. How do I resolve this misalignment of goals and actions, you ask? Do I spend $50 per month to run on a treadmill or load up a barbell with an absurd amount of weight and grunt through 2 reps of bench press? No sir, tried that and it doesn't work. If you want to get results from your workouts, stop throwing away money on a gym membership you never use and put the money toward a personal trainer. Good trainers provide variety, motivation, and correct weight and technique - the ingredients us normal people are missing when we try to workout alone. I've been training twice a week at home with Pamela for the past year, and the results have been far better than I could have ever achieved alone. She continually finds new and interesting ways to make me hate her - all to the benefit of my abs and other core muscles. And Pamela's knowledge of nutrition is an excellent complement to her workouts. I have the will to be fit, Pamela and her evil mind have the means to get me there.
- Steven H.
I've tried working with personal trainers at gyms in the past, but I've never been very impressed with their performance. After a few great workouts with Pamela, I hired her to design a home gym and order the equipment for me as well. Pamela is encouraging and informative, explaining the benefits or purpose of each exercise. She pays close attention to my form and modifies her exercise plan so it is always challenging. Her sessions always end with assisted stretches, which feel great after a workout. My experience with Pamela has been awesome and I'm in a lot better shape now.
- Thomas M.
I've been working with Pamela for almost a year now, and the experience has been great. The training is focused on the areas that I'm weakest, but nothing is left out. She also has a great deal of dietary knowledge and can help you combine diet and exercise. She gives a challenging workout without going too easy or too rough. Very responsive and a great person!
- Ken B.
Pamela Burdak is my personal trainer at SF Symmetry. She's knowledgable and encouraging, and her rates are quite reasonable. She works at various locations around the City, by appointment. She's not one of those trainers who go easy on you in hopes that you'll book more sessions with her. Every session is a complete, kick-ass workout that leaves you feeling sleeker and stronger. I recommend her to everybody I know.
- Kristen Q.