About 6 months ago when I joined the gym to get back into shape I was so glad I ran into Scott Yonehiro and his fitness program SY Performance. Today, at age 49, I am 25 pounds lighter and my body fat has dropped to a number that I didn’t even have in my twenties. I am literally in the best shape of my life!!! What’s unique about Scott is that he listens and really cares about helping you reach your goals. Every two weeks he monitors your progress and makes adjustments if needed. He has extensive knowledge in diet and nutrition and its clear to me that he knows the right fitness routines and proper techniques to get you maximum results. I guarantee that if you listen to him and do exactly what he says you will get the results you always dreamed of. Besides looking great I feel great too and am enjoying all the sports I used to enjoy in my teens and twenties, including surfing! For the first time I feel I can make his program a true lifestyle. It takes hard work and a commitment BUT it is very doable. No starvation diets, nothing mundane or so taxing that you’ll be put off that you never want to go back to the gym. It’s actually fun. It is without a doubt the BEST fitness program (diet and exercise) I have ever signed up for. Not to mention Scott is such a cool guy he has become a good friend. Investing in my health with SY Performance was the best money ever spent. Thank you!
I am both thankful and lucky to have found Scott Yonehiro and his SY Performance team. As a way-too-skinny middle-aged cubicle jockey, I finally decided to get off my butt and pursue a healthier lifestyle. Call it a mid-life crisis, but the investment I decided to make in personal training has been the best investment I can ever imagine making. I found Scott’s team the same way you are doing…I looked for the most 5-Star ratings I could find on Yelp. Months later, I can tell you 5 Stars really are not enough to relay the quality of service, care and genuine passion SY Performance has shown to help me achieve my goals.
The SY team got me started immediately, teaching me how to properly utilize the gym and work each muscle group. They taught me routines which lead to efficient and effective workout practices. And they give me their undivided attention during each session…encouraging me to push myself but never made me feel uncomfortable.
And that’s just half the story, as SY also provided me with a new diet regimen to help ensure that I can maximize the results of the training I am putting in. They review my meals every day and instruct any changes or alterations I need to make to meet my goals. I don’t have to guess anymore…an effective diet is all prescribed by SY and the results have been most evident.
Speaking of results, I have completed the SY 90-day program and gained 15 pounds of solid muscle w/out increasing my body fat percentage. More importantly, thanks to what I’ve learned from SY and the habits I have formed I am now hitting the gym six days a week on my own, or often with Scott or other friends I’ve made in group training sessions. This to me is the most amazing development, because before I called Scott I had never hit the gym in my life. What a difference a few months makes with the proper training and coaching. I simply cannot recommend Scott Yonehiro’s SY program enough.
I decided to try Scott’s Corporate Wellness program earlier this year, and I have to say the results have been fantastic. My company is exploring different options for motivating our employees, and fitness/nutrition was one of our choices. Not only were we given a fantastic deal, but the SY Performance program has gotten our employees in good shape physically and mentally. Less people are getting sick as often, and productivity is at a high. I really can’t say enough. Thank you!
Scott Yonehiro and the entire staff at SY Performance are AWESOME! They are knowledgable, friendly, and FUN! I have worked with Scott before and after surgery. He helped me trim down prior, and helped me ease back into my workouts after. My results after 9 months were amazing-I went down 2 pant sizes! His energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love for what he does shows in the results of all his clients. His positive reinforcement is key-no one wants a crabby trainer-Scott ROCKS!
I am incredibly thankful for Scott and his team of trainers. CanSer devastated my body a few years ago and I have struggled to get it back. (yea, I know it’s spelled wrong. just a lil’ extra eff you, canSer…I don’t even spell your name right. ) With a combination of good exercise routines, rest, and nutrition, they are getting me whipped right back into better shape than before I got sick. Scott is always willing to answer questions and is like a walking Encyclopedia when it comes to physical fitness. The trainers are respectful and mindful of my unique needs and I am always reminded that I am Ohana.
Between SY training and my own personal dedication, I’m takin’ back the bubble butt canSer stole from me.
Thank you, SY Performance Academy!!!
I cannot say enough about Scott and his SY Performance program. I have always wanted to be a disciplined and dedicated gym member, but constantly found myself falling well short of my goals. That was until I met Scott and hired him to be my trainer. He his dedicated to his craft and his clients. I have been with Scott for several weeks now, and the results are the best I’ve ever had in my 50+ years. Scott has proven with me that age is not a barrier to obtaining, seeing and feeling those fitness results. Scott is an exceptional trainer and I highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about training and wants results. Scott will make those results happen.
Last year at this time I finally came to grips with the fact that I was 36 years old and hadn’t actually worked out or exercised in any significant way since I was in high school. I was a new father and I just knew I wasn’t on the right track to becoming a grandfather someday. Something had to change quickly and I knew I needed real help to make it happen. I went on Yelp and landed on his page.
Hate to be corny, but Scott’s SY program, starting with the 90 day challenge, changed my life for good. There’s actually no doubt in my mind that I’ll never, ever let my health slip back to where it was before. Everything about Scott’s system just works for me.
Before I started the 90 Day Challenge, I was at least 40 pounds over weight. I couldn’t jog half a block without running out of breath, and I couldn’t carry my baby in my arms for 5 minutes without my biceps burning. It was pathetic.
My goal for the 90 day challenge was to just get my cardiovascular and muscle endurance up to a healthy level and of course to shed a couple inches in the process.
Those goals were surpassed within 60 days and my body was already transforming. All of a sudden our focus shifted from just getting in shape to actually trying to get in the greatest shape of my life … and that’s exactly where I am a year later. Greatest shape of my life. SY got me there quickly, but in a way that truly feels permanent to me.
My honest opinion is that if you’re ready to get on top of your physical well being through both diet and exercise but feel like you need the right guidance and motivation to get it done, you’ve found the right place.
I discovered this great place through Yelp while looking for gyms along with its good trainers in Burbank. I found really good reviews for SY Performance and its main trainer – Scott Yonehiro.
Me and my wife have our wedding coming up and we were looking to get in shape real quick. I got in contact with Scott and he invited us for a class for free evaluation. Yes – Free evaluation !!! Me and my wife were so much impressed with his evaluation class that we decided to take sessions with him.
Scott is not only highly knowledgeable in body fitness but also has great ability to understand your fitness goals and schedule a specific workout and diet plan that suits your body to achieve results. His workout sessions focuses not only on losing weight(which me & my wife desperately wanted) but also increase your body strength tremendously. Scott not only just makes you workout but also explains the benefits of every exercise in depth which is really crucial. Scott craved out a great diet plan for us that we would never have imagined of. At the end of the workout sessions, me and my wife were able to witness awesome results that we never would have thought to achieve on our own in just a month & half !!! We saw results not only in losing weight but also getting our body toned with great body strength.
I had bad splints in the past and it used to bother me while playing tennis. After Scott’s workout sessions with a healthy diet plan, my shin splints has almost gone. Scott’s sessions helped me to make my lower body strong enough to tremendously reduce shin splints.
Scott is a great guy. He has a great positive attitude. He always motivates you in pushing yourself more & more during workouts. We are done with our workout sessions but it just does not end here. Today, being inspired by Scott, me & my wife strictly follow healthy diet plan, go for workouts on our own and live a healthy lifestyle not only physically but also mentally.
Thanks Scott for helping us out in such a short time and getting us in shape for our wedding.
Scott has, hands down, the most motivating persona I have ever come across. His positive spirit and helpful health tips are just a couple of things I love about being around Scott. I have witnessed his handiwork on a few of my good friends and have seen the amazing results his motivation and hard work sculpt on their physique. Scott is the best kind of trainer because he makes the workouts fresh and fun. He really seems to go that extra mile for his clients and truly, in his heart of hearts wants everyone to succeed in their fitness goals.
I couldn’t recommend anyone any higher than I do Scott Yonehiro. His dedication to educate and motivate is really seen in his documentary about his 90 day challenge to carve out his fit rocken body out of the blubber he forced himself to paste on to his body by doing everything he preaches not to do. It was incredible watching him gain those ugly fat pounds just so we could all watch his body transform over those 90 days. What a sacrifice that was. I can’t even imagine letting myself step backwards into old habits that cause unhealthy side effects…and then watching my figure be buried under layers of visceral fat. I would be scared I would not be able to get back to my former healthy self. Scott showed us that he really believes in what he does and trusts his method to bring about the results he promises. He is just amazing.
Scott Yonehiro is a gentleman that I have had the pleasure to be associated with for the past 13 years of my life as my personal trainer, motivator, mentor, older brother figure, and friend. Scott has had nothing but a positive effect on my life and fitness from the day we first met.
Together we’ve experienced MANY hard days at the gym, and MANY heart felt conversations. Scott is a fitness professional to the upmost caliber, but with a personal touch that a price tag cannot be placed on.
I am not shy to say that when anyone asks me about personal training, diet planning, sport specific exercise, or any other fitness related question, I forward that inquiry straight over to my good friend Scott at SY Performance!!
I’ve been working out with Scott for 8 months now and I love SY Performance. Scott is just an all around super awesome dude, but each of the trainers I have met and worked out with have been friendly and upbeat as well as very knowledgeable.
I got engaged in January and decided shortly after that I should add “getting into better shape” to my wedding to-do list. I figured, why wait, I need to start an exercise regimen now. I wanted to feel better on a day to day basis, and I want to feel confident and be at my best on my wedding day. Most importantly, I wanted to do it right and I knew I needed help to stay motivated and keep on track (it’s easier to make it to early morning workouts when someone is waiting for you at the gym).
My fiancé had been training with Scott for years and he suggested that go to him. At first I wasn’t sure that I was looking for a “manly” weight lifting type trainer. In the past I took some yoga and spinning classes. I was wrong, working out with a trainer is not just lifting weights and it’s not too “manly”. Scott works me hard, I sweat, I get sore, I get a great workout, I actually have a good time, and I LOOK GREAT!
After my consultation meeting with Scott, I knew his program was something I wanted to sign up for. I luckily convinced my boyfriend (now fiance) to sign up in preparation for our future wedding and to learn the principles towards living a healthier lifestyle.
Not only is Scott the trainer that pushes you to your limit and challenges you physically, he is also there to support you mentally when you want to just give up. He understands that each person’s level is different and works with you to seek improvement gradually so you can reach your goal. I completed the 90 days challenge and feel a difference in my body as I have lost body fat and inches all over.
Noticing a dramatic difference in my mood, energy level and the quick weight loss with my body only after a few weeks of eating strictly vegetarian food, he informed me about the “eating for your blood type” diet and predicted that my blood type favored vegetables and not protein. Of course, Scott’s prediction became a reality and it was the death of me, but at least now I know why my energy level is low and why certain foods make me feel the way I do, something I would never had known had it not been for Scott.
For those looking to improve your lifestyle with fitness and diet, Scott is definitely your guy! You just have to realize that his program is not just for 90 days, it is a program to change your way of life.
Scott is the final piece of the puzzle in helping me get back into shape and stay there! He truly caters each person’s workout to what they need, to what their goals are and to what they can achieve.
I told him on the first day that I never had any expectations to have a body like his. It’s not in the cards (or the genes!) for me. My goals, as an almost 50-year-old man, are to be toned, to make sure my core strength is solid, to have good physical stamina and to regularly get a good dose of cardiac conditioning He is completely comfortable working with me to achieve all of that. Scott’s also comfortable taking an overall view of the situation — to talking about your diet, your sleep patterns and other choices you’re making during the day.
He’s got a great demeanor. He’s interested but never pushy in his questions. He’s got a great sense of humor and can appreciate my giving him some playful attitude at various times. He’s warm and engaging and doesn’t just push you for the sake of pushing you or for some sadistic thrill that I’ve witnessed in other trainers. I highly recommend him!
I did one of the 90 day challenges back in 2010 when Scott first started this program. Before starting the 90 day challenge, I was struggling with making time to work out and eating right because I was working full-time and a single mom, so I found many excuses to let my health go. And honestly, I did not like working out at the gym because I didn’t like to lift weights and didn’t know how to use the machines or what to do at the gym. So when I found out Scott was starting this challenge, I decided to join and check it out. During that 90 days, not only did I have great results with my weight loss and with strengthening my body, we also had a lot of fun with the process. The trainers really know how to make working out fun.
Two years later, I am back training with Scott, but this time when I contacted him, it was because I was completely stressed out about life; I knew I needed his expertise and motivation to get my life back on track. This time I was seeking a healthier body and clarity in my mindset as opposed to just losing weight. I love many things about the SY Performance model, but I find that Scott uses a lot of mindset techniques where his training goes far beyond eating right and working out. He really focuses on how you think about your self image, about life, about food, about all your strengths and weaknesses, about what you want in your life, how you want to live your life. SY Performance really does focus on your overall well being and not just your body.
From beginning to end, the 90 day challenge was truly an amazing experience and voyage in getting to know myself better. The trainers were always motivating, energetic and supportive and really put us to the test as they strived for us to get stronger and faster as the weeks progress. In the end I found myself losing over 32 lbs of fat and inches from my body which uncovered lean muscle that I worked hard for to gain. I think one of the best things is that I have now learned a system that will be a way of life for me that I can maintain and manage for the rest of my life. Thank you SY Performance!
I started with Scott in April and have seen huge advancement in endurance, strength, appearance, and overall health. I’m happy with the results (and I still train with Scott so I’ll continue to see improvement). I’ve lost 30 pounds, 9% body fat, and can see my vastly increased muscle tone in the mirror. Comparing my workouts today to when i first started is almost a joke.
His regime isn’t only for working out but for health and diet too. He’ll casually greet you with a “how’s your day” which may seem like small talk but he’s also learning about your daily habits, and using that info to personalize a diet/lifestyle plan to help you be at your best at all times. He definitely follows the “teach a man to fish” mentality of preparing you to independently maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re interested in getting fit, healthy, and learning how to sustain it, and wish to have that instruction tailored to your own personal abilities and body type, then Scott and the SY performance program are a very good choice.
At the end of October 2011 I decided I had had enough. I was tired of being fat and tired. There was a newer trainer at the gym my wife was going to and she had talked to him and thought he might be a good fit for me. That trainer was Scott Yonehiro. I have now been a client of Scott Yonehiro’s for a little over six months and I have to say that his SY Performance system works. I am already in the best shape I have been in in the last twenty years and working with him has inspired me to push further and get myself in the best shape of my life.
Scott’s system is the complete package. I have been through periods of my life where I watched what I ate in order to lose weight. I also trained with another trainer in order to get in shape without watching my diet. Neither of those worked for me. But using Scotts system, under his guidance, eating a customized diet and training with him three days a week and three days on my own has been the combination that has worked me. I have lost thirty pounds of fat and am now in the process of replacing it with lean muscle.
I find Scott to be not only a master trainer but a master motivator as well. He gives you things to think about on all levels as he really understands what is going through your mind as you are changing your body and bring fitness into your life. His style is relaxed but please understand that he takes training and training you dead serious, so you should make sure you are serious as well. It will be worth it, you will feel so much better as the system starts to take effect and your lifestyle will change. The way you think about eating and fitness will change as well and will grow in your life.
Working with Scott has been a nothing but a pleasure for me, I feel better and stronger everyday and know that with his help I will reach my fitness goals and then some. Easily one the best things I have ever done for myself.
Scott is an awesome trainer not only does he work with his trainees but he also takes the time to help me out with my questions on fitness and nutrition!
Scott you rock brotha!
Scott and his team are great! I really enjoyed working out with them and I plan to only use their services in the future. If you want to get your sweat on and lose that tire around your waste, give them a call!