Brandie Sylfae

San Jose, CA 95110

I have been exploring paths to wellness for more than twenty years. I have always been physically active; dancing since I could walk, earning my second degree black belt from Chuck Norris when I was sixteen and teaching aerobics at eighteen. I began my career as a researcher, developing an understanding of the body at a molecular level through the study of cancer biology, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. When I decided to move from cells to the whole body, I became an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer.

Working with my clients, it became apparent that some of them had issues outside of the gym that were keeping them from reaching their goals, so I started having “talk sessions” with them. These sessions led me to further my education and enroll in the Integrative Health Coach program at the Duke University School of Integrative Medicine.

As an Integrative Health Coach, I have worked with people of all ages, helping them set achievable goals with respect to not only their bodies, but also careers, spirituality, self-care, families, and other areas that are important to them. All of these points are important to a complete and healthy person. My unique method combines traditional coaching techniques with a knowledge of human biology, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and behavior modification to help my clients achieve and maintain whole health, a balance between body, mind, and spirit.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Biotechnology/Cancer Biology, Johns Hopkins University

Certifications / Trainings

AFAA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

CPR Certified


AED Certified


Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Depends on time. $40 - 65

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken



4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Sharon Rose on Jan 31, 2013

    I used to be a personal trainer and bodybuilder: Now I am an acupuncturist. Brandie and I share quite a few patients. A lot of my work is about retraining muscles that are too tight, or not working enough. I often recommend sessions with Brandie to help activate and integrate muscular function. She is extremely knowledgeable, and can always be counted on to work around whatever injuries or issues you have. I trust her completely - in fact, I train with her twice a week myself, and she's helped improve my diet! She's also a lot of fun to work with. :)
    Sharon Rose, LAc, MSAOM
    Rose City Acupuncture

    Response by Brandie Sylfae on Apr 24, 2013

    Thank you so much for your support! Your meat pies look awesome :)

  • by Kate McMillan on Jan 29, 2013

    After making a commitment to become fit and lose fat, I spent about a year at a gym making little progress on my own. I switched gyms, found Brandie, and began what has become an awesome journey towards health & wellness. Brandie not only supports me through her vast knowledge of how diet affects fitness and fat loss success, but as a trainer she has transformed me into a someone with a level of fitness I didn't think was possible for myself. She meets you where you are & knows what you're capable of -- I look forward to every one of our workouts b/c she's fun to work with & they're always challenging and rewarding. She always gives me 110% & I can't imagine my life without her!

    Response by Brandie Sylfae on Jan 29, 2013

    You are amazing and your dedication inspires me!

  • by Lauren Shapiro on Jan 26, 2013

    Brandie has been wonderful for me. She has both helped me improve my diet and exercise habits! She really has committed to helping me and puts in the extra effort and clearly cares about my success. I appreciate her depth of knowledge and has certainly improved my workouts in ways I couldn't do for myself. I would highly recommend her as a trainer.

    Response by Brandie Sylfae on Jan 29, 2013

    Thank you! You own those stairs!

  • by Elizabeth Lorenzo on Jan 26, 2013

    Brandie has been my trainer for about two years, and I have recommended her to many of my friends who have also loved working with her. She is so much fun to work out with, incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, and she makes you work! Brandie is truly amazing, and I will continue to recommend her to anyone interested in working with a personal trainer. She has truly changed my approach to health and wellness and helped make me a healthier, stronger, more fit person!

    Response by Brandie Sylfae on Jan 29, 2013

    I am in awe of all the posotive changes you have made in your life. You have worked hard for your success!