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Top Rated Personal Trainer In Virginia Beach

Serving The Hampton Roads Area

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Coaching Philosophy

There's a lot of bad information in the health and fitness industry that can leave you confused and frustrated. 

It's time you learn what to focus on.


  • Learn how to workout effectively through my joint friendly strength training approach that will build lean, defined muscle, improve functional strength that translates to real life, and eliminate your aches and pains.


  • We'll find a nutrition approach that is realistic for you to follow and fits your lifestyle.  Still want to have a glass of wine on the weekend?  We can make that work.


  • Build consistency with your workouts and nutrition and you're on your way to an awesome transformation, improved confidence, and becoming the best version of yourself.


I'll be there every step of the way!


The VBA Fitness Approach

Your customized personal training program will be built around a minimalistic and simplified approach.   We'll work together to build a program that is realistic to follow and aligns with your goals.

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Service Areas

  • Virginia Beach
  • Chesapeake
  • Norfolk
  • Portsmouth
  • Online - Learn More


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"My life has been forever changed by Zack and VBA Fitness! I started this journey thinking I would work with him for a few months and then go back to my previous routines, but with less body fat. However, as I progressed through his ever challenging programs I came to enjoy the positive changes that living a healthy life brings...I have more energy, I have more mental strength, and greater resilience during periods of increased stress in my life. I am more confident and have more energy too!

One of the most powerful changes, has been seeing my children's reaction to their father completely change his unhealthy lifestyle. This has been such an important part of the journey, coming to understand that we are not defined by our poor life choices but defined by our ability to recognize and change our circumstances. I would have said my transformation was impossible 12 months ago, but I was willing to take one make one change. Then I took another step, and another, and I slowly built momentum. Until I ultimately realized I enjoy this new me and don't want to go back to my old ways! The new me is healthy, happy, confident, resilient, driven, and a positive role model for my family!"


"Zack is an awesome trainer! He is very knowledgeable, professional and creates a workout plan specific to your individual goals and needs. One of the things that I like most is that he takes a holistic approach to fitness and does not just focus on the gym/working out/weightlifting aspect of it. There are other important aspects that tend to get lost by some trainers such as nutrition and getting the right amount of sleep.

He is great at finding the perfect balance between challenging and motivating you to work out and give it your all, but without overdoing it and pushing things to the extreme. He has a very down to earth/realistic approach to helping you succeed. Zack will keep you engaged in achieving your fitness goals both inside and outside of the gym and has a ton of useful online materials, videos, and resources that he has created personally.

It had been a very long time since I had done any weightlifting or even seen the inside of a gym, so I was a bit nervous and hesitant initially. But from the moment I met Zack – he made me feel very comfortable and put my mind at ease. I have seen dramatic changes in my body and energy level, since working with Zack as my trainer. I would highly recommend Zack if you’re looking for a personal trainer."


"I have been training with Zack for about 4 months now. It has been a life-changing experience for me. He makes the workouts super fun and super easy; and tailors the workouts based on your goals. Not only that, but he will also give you knowledge on nutrition so you can go about your fitness journey in a holistic manner. In my opinion, a holistic approach is the most important factor when you are trying to reach your fitness goals. We talk about life/experiences and share a laugh while working out, he is very easy to get along with. I will recommend Zack to everyone who is looking for a personal trainer."

You'll Be Tackling Big Goals, Such As:

  • Building lean, functional muscle.  We don't get big and bulky here.  Learn to workout and eat in a way that will build lean, defined muscle.
  • Eliminating unwanted body fat.  Be gone belly fat!
  • Setting strength PR's on new exercises.  Your personalized workout plan will be based around my joint friendly strength training philosophy that will get you strong, improve your mobility, and move pain free.
  • Eat in a realistic, flexible way.  Fad diets are lame.  Learn to eat in a way that will make you feel great, compliment your workouts, and allow you to still enjoy the food and drinks you love.


  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Building
  • Resistance Training
  • Strength Training
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Flexibility & Mobility
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Certifications & Awards

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification

Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Weight Loss Center 2022 - Silver Medal

People Love Us On Yelp 2018 Award

Thumbtack Top Pro 2018 - 2021

Bark Certification Of Excellence Award 2019

Cat Dad Of The Year: 2016 - Current

Virginia Beach Personal Trainer Awards
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Total Access Fitness

5705 Lynnhaven Parkway #105.  Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Training Hours:

Monday: 7am - 7pm

Tuesday: 7am - 7pm

Wednesday: 7am - 7pm

Thursday: 7am - 7pm

Friday: 7am - 11am

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Interested In Working Together?

I offer all potential clients a free 1 on 1 consultation where we can discuss your goals, prior training history, and injury history.

It will give us time to determine if we would be a good fit before you have to commit to anything financially.

If you are interested in learning the next steps, feel free to fill out an application below and we'll chat more.

In person training is done at 5705 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Pricing depends on how many times per week you would like to train ranging from $400/month - $1600/month. Online coaching ranges from $250 - $350/month.


Call/Text: 951 - 294 -0883