Charles Carpentero

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

I'm a U.S. Marine, avid outdoorsman, and personal trainer by trade. I've had a passion for health and fitness my entire life. Since 2004, I've been sharing my love for fitness by educating others and motivating them to pursue a healthier lifestyle. As a Marine Veteran, I instill the same dedication, integrity, and commitment that I had in the military with my clients. My goal is for my clients to reach and exceed their goals and know that they did it all on their own! My biggest philosophy is that you have to Take Action! Your health is your responsibility, so stop procrastinating and take action! The day you take action is the first day of the rest of your life!

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About Me


  • BSc., University of Pittsburgh
  • Master's Degree, Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention, California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U)

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Jan 31, 2024
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Feb 01, 2017

CPR Certified

American AED/CPR Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Sep 20, 2022
American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Sep 30, 2020
Amerian Heart Association
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

American AED/CPR Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Sep 20, 2022
American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Sep 30, 2020
Amerian Heart Association
Agency Unavailable

Liability Insurance

  • Hoffman Insurance

Additional Information


$45.00 / hr, $45 session for in-home training within 10 mile radius of 15146, additional charges apply beyond radius.

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Jim Bower on Jun 07, 2014

    I have been a close friend to Charles since 2001. It wasn’t until January of this year that I decided to give him a shot at training me. I had tried personal training at a different gym in the past, but was not happy with the trainers that I had. As you can imagine, I was skeptical to try it again, due to my past experience.

    However, from the moment I started training with Charles, I knew he was a person that could help me achieve new goals and also the one that would help change my life for the better. I have been challenged and pushed by Charles, and he has taught me a great deal about not only fitness, but health and nutrition as well. He makes working out fun and inspires me to reach new goals.

    I have been very impressed by his passion to help clients, his knowledge, and his ability to connect with his clients. It’s because of him that I have agreed to a long term fitness program, and it’s because of him that many of my friends have also signed up for personal training sessions.

    Charles is very attentive and meticulous as to what each client needs, what their limits are, and how far he can push them. He encourages and motivates me to do better, and yet he knows how much I am capable of. He deserves the best compliments from me. I plan to be a long-term client and continue to refer Charles to everyone I know.

  • by Alyssa Sties on Jun 07, 2014

    Charles has helped motivate and transform me to into a healthier and
    stronger person. Although I have only been working with Charles for a
    few months, I have already noticed differences in my body and in my
    everyday life. Charles has helped me to monitor my progress. I am most
    impressed with Charles' adaptability. He personalized the sessions to
    suit my needs and allowed me to work my way up to more challenging
    exercises as he carefully monitored my form. Charles addressed my
    imbalances (one side being weaker than another), acknowledged my
    weaknesses (pre-existing knee and wrist pain), and has helped me learn
    to move in ways that will help prevent future injury. With his
    knowledge on nutrition and dietary supplements, Charles has even gone
    the extra mile to help me change my diet, increase my water intake,
    and identify appropriate dietary supplements to help maximize my
    results. I highly recommend Charles to help you reach your goals and
    discover your optimal health

  • by Marc Cordisco on Jun 04, 2014

    I've been working out with Charles for over 3 years now. The thing I love about Charles is that he constantly has something new and exciting to add to our workouts. He is always researching the best ways to improve our routine. His knowledge about fitness and nutrition is far beyond anyone I know. I find myself constantly asking him questions about nutrition so I can become healthier and implement his knowledge into my daily lifestyle. I trust everything he tells me because I know how passionate and knowledgeable he is about fitness and nutrition. He truly makes it his life. He's a joy to be around inside and outside the gym and is always motivating me to be the best I can no matter what I am doing. Charles has also given me a lot of information on what supplements I should be taking and what supplements will get me to my personal goals and just improve my health overall. He has extensive knowledge on every topic of Heath and Fitness and I'm just lucky to have him as my trainer. Marc Cordisco.

  • by Christina Cawley on May 30, 2014

    Hi I have known Charles for many years! He's always been a person who I turn to for help with fitness whether it has been about dietary advice or problems I'm having reaching my goals. If I have a question he will know the answer or find it out. He has a variety of resources that give him a better understanding of what works! Great guy to work with! Christina C