Jesse LaFuze

San Diego, CA 92113

I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis as a fitness specialist from San Diego State University. My specializations are in muscle hypertrophy, fat loss/weight loss, and sports performance. Due to my no-nonsense approach to training and unique perspective on program design, achieving incredible results becomes habitual for every client. Individual programs and workouts are specifically tailored for each person based not only upon their goals, but also their lifestyle and activity level. By combining science with practicality, I aim to break everything down and focus on what's important to make your experience the most successful and enjoyable as possible.

My personal brand of training is focused on restoring proper movement patterns through functional exercise to ensure optimal performance in our daily lives. This focus is best achieved using self-myofascial release techniques and tools with high versatility such as kettle bells, TRX, and medicine balls.

Being a personal trainer means much more than coaching better exercise methods and lifting form, it is the opportunity to change lives and ultimately enhance the quantity and quality of the training time for each and every person I work with. My promise is to give unparalleled passion and care for your time, goals and any concerns that you may have, no matter how insignificant or unrealistic they may seem.

My time spent away from the gym involves spending time with family, playing around with kettle bells, playing and watching basketball, or taking trips to dog beach with my two year old lab, Mia.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, San Diego State Universicty

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Jul 18, 2014
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
Not Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2014

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Jesse's Locations

24 Hour Fitness - Imperial Marketplace Sport

4345 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • NSCA Member

Languages Spoken




3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Deborah Harvey on Oct 22, 2012

    I love Jesse's professional, friendly, individualized approach as a personal trainer to me. I have come a long way in my personal fitness/health goals. I've lost 80 pounds and have gone from a sedentary life to a fun active life. He trained me as a whole, time, strength. weight, and health issues. Jesse LISTENED (so vital to be heard and not treated with a cookie-cutter approach as other past trainers have treated me to my disappointment) to my needs and future fitness/health goals and pinpointed my body's strengths and weakness and addressed them accurately with exercises that were easy for me to understand, learn and repeat in my own time, and most important...THEY WORKED! I have more flexibilty, range and strength...and with a bad hip...A LOT LESS PAIN! yey! Jesse's great knowledge, friendly relaxed, non-intimidating approach, and ENCOURAGEMENT helped me do things I really didn't think were possible for and that I have not been able to do in years. I have more self-confidence. I am so very happy with the results I see and have in my body and the way I feel that translates to a HAPPIER ENERGETIC LIFE! Thanks Jesse, you rock! Five stars..You are awesome!

  • by Justin Apger on Oct 22, 2012

    Jesse and I have worked together for over five months. I originally came to him with the goal of gaining muscle mass and learning to correct my form on any given exercise. I have had nothing but positive results from my time with Jesse, and I fully recommend him.

    I'm an extremely analytical person, so I constantly ask Jesse questions on why we're choosing to integrate certain exercises into our plan, how various muscle groups work together and how I can basically just 'bulk up.' To every question, he gives me a well-though out response, one that is based not only through research and a text book, but also on real-life experiences working with his clients. He sets his expectations high for me, but never so high that I feel like I cannot achieve them.

    The best quality of Jesse is without a doubt his humble personality. It's extremely common that trainers can have a very arrogant aura about them, especially male trainers. Jesse, however, brings to the table a sense of sincere care in helping you to achieve your fitness goals. No "bro" attitude-Just professionalism and a lot of enjoyment; two qualities which definitely keep me hitting my goals.

    -Justin Apger

  • by Monique Wallace on Oct 21, 2012

    I have worked out with personal trainers before, but never with anyone who actually cared about how I was doing and wanted me to be healthy not just lose weight. I knew that Jesse was different when he gave me reading homework. I was like I have to read to get in shape, but he wanted me to understand my body and what roles nutrition and exercise played in my life. When I met Jesse, I had just stepped foot into a gym for the very first time in 7 months!! I didn't have the motivation, was very self-conscious, and was very intimidated by the machines. Jesse didn't make me feel like a fat loser. He is very patient, and knowledgeable on fitness & nutrition. He's super laid back and not your typical "military" style trainer. Don't get me wrong, there were times I whined & said I was tired, & he'd make me drink some water & get back to working out.
    Most important, I was very comfortable with him. I am very happy I made the choice of getting training w/Jesse & have made major changes in my lifestyle.

    Everyone asks me what I'm doing like it's some big secret or mystery. I just say I met this awesome guy who taught me how to eat right and exercise the right way. I truly admire him for his knowledge and constant pursuit of excellence in his field. But even more impressive is how he genuinely cares for everyone even those who aren't paying clients that shows his true dedication to his trade.

    -Monique Wallace