San Diego Personal Trainer and Prep Coach

Joe Lenihan -

San Diego, California 92109

Trains both men and women.

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  • Strength Building
  • Body Building
  • Weight Loss
  • Body Sculpting
  • Bikini Competition Prep

Training Locations

  • home
  • work
  • gym
  • studio
  • Boot Camps as well


  • NASM-CPT NETA-CPT Various Secondary Certs

Personal Trainer Overview

I have over 18 years experience helping men and women achieve their fitness goals. My specialty is figure and bikini competition prep, and getting intermediate to advanced level clients through their fitness plateaus and on to the next level.

Training Philosophy

I believe that training to get very lean can be done safely, without any adverse long term effects. Unfortunately, many of the dieting and training methods we see being used in physique competition and for general fat loss do not reflect this statement, and are focused almost exclusively on the short term. My clients train and diet just as intensely as their fellow competitors, but are spared the "shotgun approach" of taking supplements that don't work (or are dangerous) and doing excessive amounts of cardio to make up for a poorly prescribed diet. We train both hard and smart!


National Academy of Sports Medicine, Personal Trainer


I began my Personal Training career in 1997 in Virginia, where I worked at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center. There I trained a wide variety of clients with goals such as weight loss, muscle gain, athletic performance, figure competition, bodybuilding.competition, post rehab and more! 7 years later I moved to Gold's Gym in Richmond Virginia to surround myself with a larger pool of potential clients who I felt would be a better fit for my skillset: Men and women wanting to get in the best shape possible, and prospective figure and bikini competitors. I later moved with the owners to open a new location to install my training systems, which had proven very effective. After 5 years with Gold's, I decided to branch out and become an independent Personal Trainer. Not having anything tying me to the area, I decided to explore the "mecca" of fitness and bodybuilding, SoCal. I now have a successful training and boot camp business working with the types of client I enjoy the most. I couldn't be happier with the decisions I've made with my career and plan to continue on my path for a long time to come!