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Highly individualized training

“I used to beat myself up five days a week and felt like a failure if I didn’t sweat buckets and get sore, despite not touching anything heavier than  12-pounds and rarely seeing change. Sam corrected 25 years of bad habits, I feel safe pushing myself, I’ve made great gains, and I use the 22-pound weights.”

Eileen S., client

Workouts that make your body work better.

Primal patterns
Strength & conditioning


Lots of things work. This is how I bring it all together to find what works for you.

Exercise Validation Cycle



My name is Sam Abrams. I am a trainer in Palo Alto, California.

Since 2005 I’ve trained athletes, kids, and grandparents to improve performance, overcome injury histories, and change body composition. 


I first became interested in the gym as a high school soccer player. I desperately hoped that lifting weights would transform me into an elite athlete. Alas, it did not–but I learned a lot about how the body works anyway. After college, my struggles to fully recover from sports injuries inspired me to further study human movement. 


Before training full time, I was a national security analyst in Washington, DC. I studied international relations as an undergraduate at Tufts and as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins.

Two locations in Palo Alto, CA

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Palo Alto, CA

310 California

Avenue Palo Alto, CA

(650) 485-1255‬

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