A.J. Hoy Founder & CEO Starfit LA
For the first 18 years of my life I lived on a farm near the small Pennsylvania town of Lewistown, where country values and hard work ethics were taught and practiced. Since I was a young child I have been competing, first with my 2 brothers and later as an athlete. I excelled in wrestling, football, baseball, and track. I attended Florida State University on an academic scholarship graduating in 2004 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While attending, I excelled as a javelin thrower on the ACC championship track team.
After receiving my degree I moved to Los Angeles, anxious to apply the knowledge I gained and passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals. I began personal training at Equinox in West Hollywood and after 2 years had moved on to private training and teaching group classes in the Hollywood and Beverly Hills area. Around 2008, I began to work with some amazing clients which lead me across the globe while touring with musicians, visiting film locations, working with professional athletes, and instructing fitness retreats at luxury resorts. During those 5 years, I had developed my own training techniques and methodologies to assist my clients in reaching their goals.
In 2013, I returned to Los Angeles and founded Starfit LA. I have a no nonsense approach to fitness. Avoiding many of the fads and gimmicks, instead focusing on the most efficient exercises and tools needed to achieve maximum results in as little time as possible. I am very passionate about supporting my clients in achieving their goals through changing their mindset and their physical bodies. A positive mind leads to positive changes.
What drives me?
I have always been motivated to learn- in school, athletics, and personal training, but I still felt that something was missing. I needed more.
My life changed one night. As a result of a horrible accident, I found my passion and my path. In 2015 , I was struck by an unknown vehicle while walking home. The doctors agreed my good physical health and strength literally saved my life and allowed me to walk out of the hospital the next day- injured but alive. My purpose and the missing key became clear to me. I had to continue to take care of my body and help others achieve their optimal health and well being. I knew I needed to grow Starfit beyond Los Angeles to reach people in other cities and areas. I knew I needed to teach others my training philosophies so they too can help others achieve their goals, both mentally and physically.
I began offering personalized online training and am planning to expand across the globe. Today, I have online clients across the world and also travel to their various locations.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and I hope to be able to assist you in achieving your goals. Much love!