William Sampaio Farneda

Midlothian, VA 23114

William S. Farneda was born in Brazil and holds a BS in Exercise Science (with a specialization in Quality of Life) from the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in Brazil. William is also Nationally Certified by NESTA as a specialist in a variety of fields: Functional Training, Nutrition, Physique & Figure, and Weight Management. William is also certified in TRX suspension training, with extensive experience as a trainer and motivator, and strives to help his clients actively pursue and achieve their goals. He has worked with clients of all ages and abilities, including those that are disabled and those recovering from injuries - helping everyone to live more independently. Furthermore, William has participated in numerous competitive sports and has more than 15 years of experience in Hapkido and Mixed Martial Arts. Additonally, William's broad experience extends towards servicing corporate clients with their employees' fitness goals. These include: Northrop Grumman, Hanover County Courthouse, Henrico County Recreation & Parks, Virginia DMV, Virginia Commonwealth University, and The Faces of Hope organization. In the end, William's approach to fitness is to help all people build strength through the mind and body.

* WBTK- Radio Poder 1380AM, March 2017. INVITED SPEAKER to discuss Health & Wellness
* PBS/WCVE Community Ideas Station/TV. VIRGINIA CURRENTS aired on February 2, 2012. Episode highlights my work with a young teenager suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome who is part of The Faces of Hope organization.

* PRESENTER at The Survivorship Journey Conference: Embracing Your New Normal. November 1, 2014, partnering with The Central Virginia Breast Cancer Coalition. The Survivorship Journey is a day long conference that brings together survivors and caregivers of all cancer types to connect with each other and learn about a wide range of topics.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Physical Education and sport science, Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Certifications / Trainings

IDEA - Turbo Tabata
IDEA - Nutrition & Behavior Change Certificate
IDEA - Weight Management and Body Composition Certificate Program
NESTA - Certified Physique & Figure Training Specialist
NESTA - Fitness Nutrition Coach (FNC)
NESTA - Functional Training Specialist (FTS)

CPR Certified

BLS-CPR Health Care Provider
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

AHA American Heart Association

Liability Insurance

  • philadelphia insurance

William's Locations


Within 25.00 miles of 23114 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, This price is per session, you can find people with a lower price, but consider the degree, knowledge and time that the trainer is in the market!

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English , Portuguese , Spanish



5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Lois Parker on Aug 07, 2017

    I have been working with William for almost 6 years. He is the greatest! He is caring about how you are doing in class and outside. If you have a problem area, he will modify the exercise so you can participate. He varies the exercises each time so it doesn't get boring. It is a joy to work with him! I am 82 years old.

    Response by William Sampaio Farneda on Aug 07, 2017

    Thanks for this great note Lois, it is a great pleasure to work with you at the group class.

  • by Olga Duque on Jul 28, 2017

    Recientemente empece a padecer de un fuerte dolor en la parte baja de la espalda. Este dolor me impedia caminar derecho.
    Era un fin de semana y tenia una cita con el ortopedista en unos dias. Hable con William y el me enseno una serie de ejercicios, muy faciles para hacer en mi casa. Estos ejercicios me iban a ayudar con el nervio ciatico. Los empece a hacer una vez cada manana y cuando fui a la cita medica, ya no tenia ningun dolor. Sigo hacienda los ejercicios una vez cada manana y hasta hoy no he tenido que tomar las pastillas para el dolor que el medico me receto. Gracias William.

  • by Tony Casale on Jul 18, 2017

    I have worked with William for about three and a half years. He is a consummate professional and is a caring trainer. He works hard to develop a regimen that fits my changing needs.

    Response by William Sampaio Farneda on Aug 07, 2017

    Hey Tony, Thanks for your comment, it is great to work with clients like you, that want to improve your lifestyle, who know what you want and trust my knowledge and expertise to help you.

  • by Peter Ericson on Jul 16, 2017

    I have been training with William for three years and he has been an incredible trainer. He develops individual plans to address one's unique needs and will modify the plans as the moment may require. I have the utmost confidence and professionalism.

    Response by William Sampaio Farneda on Aug 07, 2017

    Peter, I do appreciate your comment. As a Fitness Expert, I try to bring the most of my knowledge to our fun workouts, making sure that when you leave the weight room, you know that, although you had a fun time, you also had the best workout session and are prepared for the next one.

  • by Larry Marchant on Jan 28, 2017

    William is the best. He is loved and respected by his many clients. No matter your age, condition, goals, or level of motivation, William knows how to get you moving for YOURSELF. His professional, knowledgeable, interesting, and flexible approach to your goals and needs are simply outstanding. His consideration, understanding, and insight into every persons individual goals and needs make him a one in a million trainer, health coach, and overall wellness expert.

    Response by William Sampaio Farneda on Jan 28, 2017

    Thanks Larry, it is great to have clients like you who are eager and willing to learn new ways to achieve a better lifestyle.