With over two decades of professional fitness experience, James Hidalgo has a Black Belt in Taekwondo and specializes in personal fitness and training. James has established himself as one of the elite personal trainers and Taekwondo instructors in the Bay Area!
After training at some of the Bay Area’s top facilities, James Hidalgo decided to take his passion for fitness to the next level and open up his own business. With his passion for training kids, adults and competitors in the art of Taekwondo and expertise in fitness, it was the next logical step for him. James lives in the San Francisco Marina neighborhood and opened his studio there to serve the coummunity in which he lives and values.
James' clients have experienced lasting success with their personal training goals because his methods are all-encompassing. He trains clients by incorporating challenging cardiovascular and muscle building workouts during his sessions, but he also schools them in their choices made outside of the sessions, namely diet and nutrition. James trains clients to remain focused on their health and personal fitness goals. He has an understanding of individual needs and is able to push people to their maximum fitness level to help them obtain the results for which they strive.
James has a passion for teaching and training children in the practice and techniques of Taekwondo martial arts. The martial arts programs he has developed are high-energy, fun and interactive. The overarching goal of the children's Taekwondo program is to build the student's self esteem, which is done by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just the student's accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well. Learning martial arts is a physical endeavor, involving all muscle groups to help develop a student's physical fitness. But the emphasis goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques.
Martial arts is implemented as a mechanism to develop positive
character and life improvement skills in students such as
increasing self-confidence, improving focus and concentration,
learning respect for others, developing self-discipline, and
optimizing physical fitness. Here is a short list of traits
that martial arts like Taekwondo can develop in a child:
• Physical fitness
• Positive attitude
• Goal setting
• Strong work ethic
A Taekwondo martial artist who has competed in many competitions (locally and nationally) and a former Marine, James knows what it takes to become a top level competitor with peak performance fitness.