Gary Leighton’s Bio

GARY LEIGHTON
MAXIMUM DEFINITION OWNER
MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER

Credentials

OWNER-PRESIDENT, MAXIMUM DEFINITION
CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST, NSCA
CERTIFIED HEALTH FITNESS SPECIALIST, ACSM
CERTIFIED MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER, MCPT
POST-REHAB CONDITIONING SPECIALIST, AAHFRP
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, HAYWARD
EXAMINER, ACSM PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION
CREATOR, BATTLE ROYALTM, THE ULTIMATE FITNESS COMPETITION
BA, SF STATE UNIVERSITY

Areas of Expertise:

Weight lossPartner and Group trainingFlexibility
Strength trainingProgram designCircuit training
Muscle mass gainCore trainingFitness testing
Aerobic trainingBalance trainingPosture
Sport specific trainingPost rehab conditioningFunctional training
Motivation and goal achievement

With over 32,000 personal training sessions performed, a wealth of knowledge, and a deep passion for his work, Gary ranks among the top personal trainers in the United States. He has led clients of all ages to tremendous improvements in body composition, strength, aerobic endurance, and flexibility, goals many of them never thought would be possible. These men and women include many national ranking athletes, personal trainers and aerobic instructors, people with various conditions and injuries, and individuals stepping foot in a gym for the first time.

Factors contributing to Gary’s success include approaching each session with great focus, demonstrating a sincere appreciation for the client’s goals and needs, an eye for detail, and a great deal of feedback. He places extraordinary emphasis on safety through instruction on proper postural alignment and technique. Through innovation, education, and motivation, he safely guides clients to the results they desire in a rewarding and enjoyable way.

As a creative force in the fitness industry, Gary started Maximum Definition, the Bay Area’s first world class personal fitness club, in 2003, as well as several unique fitness programs over the years, including The Battle Royal, Unstoppable, and The Fitness League.

Gary’s extensive background also includes experience as an author, speaker, radio and TV fitness consultant, group exercise and abdominal training instructor, committee chairman for various fitness competitions, and AAU youth basketball coach. His basketball coaching resume includes 8 championships and a winning percentage over .800 vs high school coaches.