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SoCalFit

irvine, California

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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We offer 1 on 1, partner and small group training. Our goal is to make exercise an essential part of everyone’s life.

15 hires on Bark
6 min response time

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5 February 2021

Steve has been great to train with. He has a very professional and regimented plan that is not too overwhelming for newbies - but aggressive enough to see results quickly if you stay consistent. I am very happy with the service, and have recommended him to other people I know. My personal issue with working out, is not knowing where to start - or which exercises are needed to make progress. I usually just do cardio and hope for the best - his workout plan has me doing exercises that I would not have thought to do - or would have done incorrectly if I were left to my own devices. This plan completely takes the guesswork out of the equation.If you're looking to get in shape - or be healthier all around, Steve will help you reach your goals. More...

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23 November 2020

I have been training with Steve for the last two years. Steve is great at motivating you to be healthy. Not only does he tailor his workouts to meet your needs, he also provides recommendations for a healthy diet. I have lost 45 lbs in the last two years with the support of Steve. I was a collegiate athlete that was in shape for most of my life. I suffered knee injuries and surgeries over the years. I was holding myself back because of my knee and had gained a lot of weight. I was not healthy prior to training with Steve. Steve has supported my knee injuries and has provided exercises that do not aggravate your knee injuries.   I am living a much healthier lifestyle now thanks to Steve. More...

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3 September 2020

Steve is my trainer and I'm really happy with him. He changes things up each visit which I definitely appreciate and enjoy and I never get bored which is important to me.  I look forward to working out with him each time and feel like we've made the most out of the hour together. More...

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7 June 2020

Steve is fantastic to train with! He brings a great attitude and knows how to get you into the zone and into growth mode. He paid special attention to some of my prior sports injuries and adapted the workouts while still ensuring that I was able to get as much out of the session as possible . He's punctual, on time, and goes above and beyond to ensure you have an enjoyable experience. I could definitely feel the difference in the quality of the workout and am grateful that I was able to find him. I'm seeing great results in s short amount of time. Happy to recommend him for your transformation goals!!! More...

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28 May 2020

Steve has been a great motivation for my health and wellness over the last two years, He has helped me set up a workout routine that is manageable and focuses on both cardio and strength training. When injuries or past ailments have slowed me down he gives me alternative solutions on how to continue my routine. Steve has also encouraged me to make healthy choices in my diet. He continually checks in to make sure I am on the right path. I am down 35 inches and 30 pounds. I could not be happier with my results and the energy I have. Steve truly cares about his clients. Even during this difficult time with the Pandemic he is still available. More...

26 May 2020

Steve is the ultimate professional.  He cares about his clients and always makes sure to push me towards my goals.  I recommend steve to all.

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22 March 2020

Steve is an excellent trainer. I have been consistently working out for the last year and a half and it all due to the support and consistency of Steve. Even during this difficult time with the Pandemic he is still available. More...

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31 January 2020

Steve B. is best. He knows exactly how to motivate and inspire. He&#39;s truly a great guy. He knows how to keep it fun too! Steve has been training for a long time and it is evident in his approach to fitness and nutrition. Sometimes I think he&#39;s on a mission to make me pass out. Nah j/k. He keeps pushing me past my limits which I&#39;m very grateful for. Thanks for everything Steve!<br><br>Jeremy More...

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9 December 2019

Prior to my sessions with Steve I had absolutely zero experience  at the gym and as was overall lost during my workouts. Since working with him I have gained so much confidence during my workouts and have loved all of the guidance and motivation I've received .  I am seeing better results with my new workout regime! More...

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16 October 2019

Was searching for a fitness trainer for our son who is a high school and club soccer athlete (and runner), and still not 100% following a hip labral tear over a year ago.  I saw that Steve had studied kinesiology, so reached out to him to see if he could help strengthen and rehab muscles around the hip/glutes, and help with flexibility and stretching.<br><br>Our son has had 4 sessions so far, and it's already making a huge positive difference!  In addition to focusing on the lower body, Steve is working on building upper body strength, and my son feels great after every session.  Not only is he getting a great full body workout, the stretching routine Steve is teaching him is exactly what he needed.<br><br>Over the past two weekend games, our son has played the best soccer we have seen him play since before his injury well over 1 year ago.  His upper body strength improvement was evident on the field, and his running and play was 100%.  <br><br>We'll be continuing our regular sessions, and our son is extremely happy with his progress so thank you Steve! More...

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5 October 2019

So my partner and I were searching high and low for a personal trainer in Newport Beach. I got in touch with several trainers and we decided to give Steve a try. <br><br>We have been training with Steve for about six months now and have been seeing great results. I personally always ask him to work my lower body and I'm getting endless compliments on my booty. <br><br>My partner is the fittest he has been in his whole life.<br><br>Steve is very knowledgeable, flexible and fun to work out with. He always checks in on us during the week to make sure we are keeping up with our maintenance workouts. I can't recommend him enough!<br><br>Thanks Steve! More...

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5 October 2019

After searching for a local personal trainer I decided to give Steve a try. From the start, he was enthusiastic to help me meet my personal fitness goals. We have a great rapport and I always leave the sessions feeling charged up and powerful. I'm seeing great results and most important, Steve helps me stay accountable to my fitness goals. I even roped my girl into the sessions and she loves working out with Steve too. I highly recommend Steve. More...

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9 September 2019

Steve has been an amazing trainer since I've started with him. I'm not very muscular and he's helped me build my strength. I've seen great results since starting and he's been extremely flexible with my scheduling. Thanks Steve! More...

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11 July 2019

Challenging workouts, but fun! Steve makes an hour in the gym feel like 30 minutes. Super motivating in and out of the gym, he keeps me focused on my health. He knows which areas to focus on to create optimal results and he knows how to push me, especially on days when I am dragging. I have more energy, better focus and I look forward to every training session. I'm so happy I met him! More...

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11 July 2019

I have been training with Steve at SoCal Fit a few times a week for the last 6 months. I am down 35 inches and 30 pounds. I could not be happier with my results and the energy I have . Steve is great motivation to do your best. Steve is not only supportive with exercise but he also encourages and advises on healthy eating choices. He is a positive motivation for focusing on a healthy lifestyle. More...

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8 July 2019

Steve is a phenomenal trainer! I am already seeing results in just the two months working with him. He is really knowledgeable about the weightlifting, cardio and additional core workouts to keeping me moving all the time during the hour workout. The variety in the workout is stellar! More...

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11 April 2019

I've been going to Steve for the past few months whenever my regular trainer was out of town. But I've actually started using him regularly because he's such a great trainer. He's always able to accommodate my schedule and really pushes me (but in a safe and supportive way, not like the douchey boot camp style, push it till you puke way). The fact that he has a degree in exercise science as opposed to just a 20 hour certificate makes me feel much safer. The workouts are fun and he listens to what I want to work on. Plus he's just an overall cool guy. The gym he works out of has tons of equipment and is really nice. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable trainer. More...

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19 March 2019

I have been working out with Steve for at least 3 yrs, Most folks go to personal trainers to keep their bodies in shape for personal reason, sports, or just need the motivation, But oh no those are not my only reasons, as I was diagnosed with Multi Sclerosis in 2002 and have gradually lost some of the mobility in my legs and being one of those girls that will never give up, I went in search of a trainer and their be Steve, he has always given me great workouts, truly understands my limitation and safety is always on his mind. Having MS my body needs change, and he has always listens to my needs and makes the necessary changes to my workout. My workouts have helped me maintain my Muscle strength and  balance, Steve has become a great friend along with all folks that work there they are a great bunch of people. My Doctor says what ever I'm doing Continue More...

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19 March 2019

I've known Steve over 5 years now.. he was my Back-up trainer at the gym... for when my prior trainer was sick. Or our of town. He is now my trainer and we 'Jive well'. His approach is straight forward, motivational and with no baloney. Appt. scheduling is easy and flexible with him. Steve reads my tiredness level and pushes me at a good intensity level. Check ins... after a day help him to know how well I'm responding. This helps with inspiration and a good trainer relationship. Don't hesitate to give him a call! More...

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8 March 2019

Steve is a great trainer at an even better price. Most personal trains can cost up to $100 an hour and his price is actually affordable. I can use what he taught me anywhere I go. I have actually have people come up to me and ask me where I learned to work so<br>Many muscles groups at once? I tell them from<br>My trainer! Even though I am a woman and he is a man he still knows exactly how to get a me in<br>Optimal condition. He can work with any body type and  get results fast!!! More...

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22 February 2019

Steve at Socal Fit is always professional and makes a point to provide the highest level of service. Every workout is planned out, and you can tell the Steve really values fitness through the way he interacts with his clients, and goes above and beyond to listen and tailor your program the way you want it. He leads by example by staying in great shape year round, this guy is always ripped! Go for Socal Fit! You won't be disappointed! More...

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22 January 2019

I am super happy with the progress that I am making working out with Steve. I am now down 15.5 inches and 7 pounds in just the last two weeks. I feel healthy and full of energy!

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19 November 2018

Steve Botsford is an attentive, patient trainer who designs workouts for each person's fitness goals.<br><br>I needed to work with a trainer who could accommodate my difficult schedule. Steve is easy to communicate with, and he works around my frantic schedule.  <br><br>I can send him daily updates on diet and my workouts, and I am extremely happy with the progress I made with his program.<br><br>Steve's methods are positive and inspirational.  I would recommend his program for anyone who has specific fitness goals. More...

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13 November 2018

Great place. I have been training with Steve for couple of month already. Very happy with the program and exercise plan. Steve is a great professional, very accommodating, and works with me to make sure the hours and training program does fit right into  my busy schedule and is aligned with my personal goals. More...

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21 October 2018

I've been training with Steve for over a year. As a seasoned athlete, Steve's training allows me to pivot from one sport to another.  He mixes up the exercises so my body doesn't get used to any one movement. Thanks for keeping me in the game! MACK More...

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19 September 2018

The easiest five star review I can give for working out and fitness. Steve is a fun and personable trainer with a lot of knowledge about health and wellbeing. He checks in throughout the week to make sure you're on track with your walking and diet. I've been working out with Steve for several months now and have seen very noticeable changes in my body! Train with Steve! Five stars!! More...

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13 August 2018

There are a lot of trainers out there, but Steve is the real deal! He is truly invested in fitness in his own life and his clients. Not all trainers practice what they preach, but Steve walks the walk. He has a refreshing approach and offers guidance rather than strict rules.  He is always happy to answer questions and motivate when you need an extra push even outside of sessions. He also helps you set realistic goals and create a plan to get there which makes a huge difference rather than those who are just trying to get a number on the scale.<br>Fitness is the most important investment you can make in yourself and working with Steve will get you on track and stay there! More...

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16 July 2018

I've probably gone through 3 personal trainers in the past two years and none of them can compare to Steve here at SoCal Fit Personal Training! I've gotten amazing results just in the first month training with Steve! He is very knowledgeable when it comes to diet, techniques, and form to build proper muscle mass and or cut down. 10/10!!! More...

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8 May 2018

Steve is such a great trainer!! He always bring something new workout to the table. As time goes by, my training becomes challenging and i see such a great change in my well being. I have more energy than I used to and my eating habit has gotten better. I love coming to my training and never want to miss a day!!! :) More...

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4 May 2018

Good dude, backed hard. Steve keeps the workouts interesting by using a wide variety of the equipment that they have in the gym. The workouts are high energy and push my limits, I always leave feeling like it got a good workout. Steve has been pretty easy to work with if something comes up and we need to change our normally scheduled session. More...

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21 November 2017

Steve has been an awesome trainer for me.   Always on top of me and the workouts push me hard, but never to the point of injury or so much that I can't finish the hour.    He's also a pleasure to be around and the hour passes much quicker.   <br><br>Can't go wrong with him.  Would recommend him very highly. More...

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20 November 2017

Pretty good fitness trainer.Steve! Nice place good equipment ,the key point is Steve is the best personal trainer that I have seen before . He will let u   Have happy working out and relax! More...

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20 November 2017

I have been training with Steve for a little under a year now. He is great at working with the pace I need, yet challenges me enough so I see results.  He manages to keep the workouts new and fresh by constantly switching up the routines.  The gym itself is pretty small and somewhat private. The equipment is all clean and well taken care, too. Overall, I would recommend choosing Steve as a Personal Trainer. More...

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28 September 2017

I've been working out with Steve for about a month now and have already noticed a difference in my overall energy levels and have started to see my body change. Strength wise I've noticed that every week I'm able to do more than the week before. Steve is really great about switching up my workout circuits and keeping them challenging. He really makes working out enjoyable and I always look forward to my training sessions! I've tried many different personal trainers in OC and Steve is by far the best!!! More...

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8 July 2017

Since Steve has always come to us, going into the gym has been a nice change. I like that the gym is small and personal - I hate crowds! It's a quiet, real, and unobtrusive place to workout.  Steve is very easygoing and flexible in his training, too - - He can turn any environment into a place for exercise - - So, even if you can't get into the gym... you have no excuse NOT to get fit! - - Just call Steve... he'll make it happen! More...

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15 June 2017

I've been working out with Steve for about 3 years now and it just keeps getting better.  Steve is great about mixing up the workouts that we do to keep things interesting.  He helped me get in shape for my wedding (the original reason I started with a trainer) but I liked the way I looked so much that I couldn't stop working out.  <br><br>Steve is also a great guy to work out with.  He interesting and funny so you don't get bored during your workouts.  He's not the yell at you type, but certainly motivates you to do your best each session.  My favorite thing about Steve is that on the days I try and bail - he calls me and talks me into showing up.  I love that he cares enough to push me and I'm always glad that he did.<br><br>If you need a good trainer - look no further. More...

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24 April 2017

I was referred to Steve for strength training due to a back injury.  Initially, I was not excited about having to work out.  Steve was careful not to irritate my back while trying to strengthen my core.  He doesn't make me feel stupid when I don't know how to work an equipment.  I think if he was pushy or condescending -- I would have been turned off from working out all together.  He usually demonstrates it and walks me through the process.  He's also pretty  accommodating to your schedule.  After working with Steve I have come to enjoy working out (never thought I'd say that)!  I feel more toned and definitely notice improvements with my back pain.  I'm sure there are other great trainers out there but I'm glad I got Steve.  So he's stuck with me for another 8 weeks .  Totally recommend him if you are new to working out or intimidated with equipments! More...

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15 March 2017

Steve is an amazing personal trainer. He came highly recommended from another trainer which is saying something!<br><br>I've had great trainers and one careless previous trainer who's only motivation was to schedule as many clients in a day as possible without knowing what our needs or limits were, or care to apply safe techniques. ..  instead pushing clients so fast and sloppy through the workouts that the results created an ongoing amount of injured clients.<br>Sadly, through him I too was one of his injured clients who suffered a severe neck and back injury that had me laid up in bed, couch, barely moving for almost a year with non stop doctors, pain meds, and chiropractor appointments.<br><br>I struggled to get back in gym, I just couldn't get motivated, or able to workout without re-injuring myself which led to giving up and hesitant in taking a chance on another trainer who doesn't care.<br><br>When started with Steve it had been shortly after yet another back relapse from original injury.<br>I was willing to start with him but frustrated with my back...yet knew there is NEVER a perfect time.<br><br>I explained my situation to Steve and stated while I need you to motivate, push me, do not baby me because of injury but instead help me to work around it.<br><br>He was the perfect trainer for the job.. He did just that and more!.<br>He understood perfectly and modified every and all exercises to insure that at NO time would there be any stress ever on the injuries.<br>He is very consistent during each exercise to confirm I am ok. I work soooo hard while loving it and at NO time do I leave a session feeling any pain whatsoever.<br>He's on top of keeping my workouts in perfect formation and techniques to prevent any further injuries. <br>As an added bonus, He manually stretches me out directly before, during, and after each session depending on when I need it during workout.<br>Through him I have gone from walking in like a hunchback and twisted with a electronic stimulation Tens unit strapped to my back on our first meeting,....to shortly after jumping up and off high benches, and bringing me back to the strength I had pre-injury a 2 years prior.<br>I love working out with him.  He's always been on time, and in fact always early.<br>He the perfect motivator, who doesn't just train but checks in with you and your life to make sure you are in a good place, and through that becomes your friend.<br>I look forward to working out with Steve every chance.<br><br>So if you are looking for a personal trainer who cares about getting you to your goal, care about your needs and limitations, and motivate you.<br>Steve's the Man!! More...

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26 January 2017

Steve is a a great trainer. But a greater friend stays on top of you like you would want. I also seen results very fast from him pushing me. Good job mane

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6 November 2016

I have been working with Steve for about a month and a half now, and the result is showing already. He is amazing at pushing you to get the most out of your training. He is always encouraging and making you believe that you can do it. At the same time he also makes sure that you won't hurt yourself.<br>Before training with Steve i worked out on my own like 5x a week for about half a year, but I have never felt as strong as now, after training with him for less than 2 months. <br>We do various kinds of training including strength, TRX, and balance for surfing. Steve can always accommodate your needs and schedule. I highly recommend him as a personal trainer. More...

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25 October 2016

I came to SoCalFit looking for a big change and some serious toning. I've been lackluster in my fitness protocol (aren't we all), but I finally feel ready to be motivated. Found my new trainer for life, Steve Botsford. He is amazing!  Steve knows exactly how to get the best of me with every workout. Great blend of motivation, personality, and a genuine caring attitude. I can't believe I actually look forward to working out!  Many people shy away from paying for a trainer, but dollar for dollar is there anything worth your money more than health and happiness?  Thank you Steve for working hard to making me feel so good about myself, and caring for your clients' as more than just a paycheck. I'd highly recommend him to friends and family! More...

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4 October 2016

Guys, I'm 24 years old, working a full-time desk job and prone to snacking, binge eating my stress away, or netflix and chilling too hard. <br><br>Steve keeps me fit and my booty is still lookin' good. Use Steve for a stress free workout for self improvement :D More...

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30 June 2015

I have been seeing Steve now for 1 week. I have to say I am already seeing results. Along with good eating habits and his knowledge on getting you where you need to be I am feeling wonderful. Steve is very personable and goes above and beyond for his clients. Thank you Steve!! More...

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18 May 2015

Steve is a great trainer, feeling stronger everyday!!! I need the extra push in the gym and Steve does just that. He keeps me motivated and the sessions are fun! Thanks for everything.

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23 March 2015

Steve has help me to gain strength &amp; endurance. Nice to get the push I need &amp; encouragement! Always a positive part of my training experience!!

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3 November 2014

Steve is very friendly, professional, and flexible. He has always been able to accommodate my busy schedule, which I really appreciate. His passion for what he does is inspiring and his knowledge of exercise and nutrition is always informative. If you're looking for a trainer, definitely call Steve! He kicks my butt and is better than any class I've taken at any gym A++ More...

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