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Body By Craig

Personal Trainer
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  • 1600 South Colorado Street, Salem, VA, United States #A

  • Operating Hours: Closed (Wednesday)
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What makes Body by Craig different from other trainers is basically everything. Potential is interesting, but performance is what matters in competition or just everyday life: training, nutrition, supplementation, mental acuity, emotional/spiritual grounding all functioning in sync at optimum levels, working within strict time deadlines. Body by Craig pulls all this together into one package individualized for each client at a realistic price. If you have the drive and determination to reach tangible goals be your best and win then I want to work with you. At Body by Craig I train just plain folks along with athletes and serious competitors but I’m best known for my growing international reputation as a go-to performance trainer for pageant and swimsuit competitors and elite fitness models. I not only train winners I identify and create them from scratch. Clients pay me for results not just for my time. When you walk into my private gym you won’t see a lot of machines or equipment just the basics that are needed and nothing more. Everything is individualized and no two workouts are ever quite the same. There are no standardized routines or workouts of the day. Together we set defined goals and I pinpoint exactly what needs to be done in the moment and adjust your workouts accordingly so you continue to progress. My client list is as private as my training methods are. My clients expect and demand a large degree of privacy and discretion so what happens in my gym stays in my gym. And clients even manage to have a little bit of fun along the way.

Pageant Planet Awards

  • Top 10 Best Personal Trainer of 2018
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Paige  Jensen
26, March 2019
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Craig is the BEST at what he does! We worked together from across the country and it was still the most attentive personal training experience I’ve ever had. He is so knowledgeable of how to train your body to be on stage PLUS he knows a great about nutrition and supplements. To top it all off, Craig has an expert to refer to you for all things Pageantry. He’s the whole package with an excellent network to help you be the best of the best.

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Kelly  Porazzo
01, February 2019
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I am auditioning for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (the premier cheer team in the NFL) and Body By Craig is my COACH. I do not refer to him just as a "personal trainer" because he is so much more than that. Craig has helped me reach new levels physically in the gym that I didn't even know existed. But that is only the beginning. He has helped me mentally prepare for competition, which I truly feel is 50% of the prep. He keeps me calm when I get anxious and he COACHES me through the highs and lows. Competition can be scary and intimidating, but Craig is there to help you through it. I am stronger (mentally and physically) than I have ever been and that is because of Craig. He also helps me so much with my nutrition because I love food; I can text him any time of day and he will immediately respond with an answer, whether that's food choices or workouts or anything. Also, my road to competition has been rough (car accident, concussion, etc) and he personalizes my workouts for what I am able to do to prevent headache and pain. He gives an ENTIRE NEW MEANING to the title "Personal Trainer". I am so blessed that he took me on as a client and so thankful to call him my coach.

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Vanessa  Gonce
19, December 2018
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I have been going to Body by Craig for a little over 2 years now. When we met through a mutual friend I was a mess to say the least, both physically and mentally. From knee, hip, and shoulder problems to not happy with where I was at in life, Craig has helped me and continues to help me find myself more and more every day. He is by far the best personal trainer and coach! Wouldn't trade him for the world! #NODOUBT

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18, December 2018
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My name is Emily Sullivan and I am a titleholder for Oceania from Christchurch, New Zealand. I have been working without Craig Hughes for roughly 6 months now. Not only is his knowledge of the human anatomy absolutely astounding but his professionalism and kindness is unrivalled to any other trainer out there! I’ll explain why. I train with Craig over the Internet through video chat in my gym all the way from NZ. You’d think that would make it “less” of a workout right...? WRONG. The distance doesn’t stop the burn, or results, by any means. I constantly feel challenged, mentally and physically- and I know he deserves to be the #1 trainer for Pageant Planet WITHOUT A DOUBT! Not only has my entire mindset shifted, but my overall outlook on life, since training with Craig. I used to be one of those girls who just wanted to “get skinny” in prep for my pageant. Now, all I want to do is get as strong as possible so I can subsequently build the body I know I’m capable of for future international competitions. It’s now a month to go until I gonand rep my continent in World Supermodel in Vietnam and I can safely say I know I’m just about there in regards to my body composition goals. I am so grateful to he Body By Craig brand and Craig himself! #NoDoubt

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