Fitness is for every age at Excel Sport & Therapy in La Jolla

Trevor Isaacs, founder and CEO of Excel Sport & Therapy (Courtesy Photo)

By Marti Gacioch

Because fitness is for everyone, Excel Sport and Therapy customized its programs to meet the needs of clients ages 9 to 75. Owned and operated by Trevor Isaacs, Excel has specialized in one-on-one private coaching and small group fitness training sessions since 1998. The programs focus on personal and objective fitness-based training, rather than on large classes in a group volume facility.

Mike Lewis, general manager of Excel Sport & Therapy (Courtesy Photo)

Excel’s programs are targeted to four different age groups. “Our older population (ages 60-75) is concerned about weight-bearing exercise, osteoporosis prevention and maintaining muscle mass, so we offer weight training programs designed for them,” Isaacs said. “Our 40-60 age group is more performance-based, but not to the extent of training for a sport that’s competitive, so we have cardiovascular conditioning and nutrition education to help them prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

Nick Jurkoic, certified personal trainer at Excel Sport & Therapy (Courtesy Photo)

High school and collegiate athletes, and semipro athletes (ages 15-30), practice performance-based training at Excel to reach a high level of sports competition. “Our Excel Squad (young adult program for ages 9-14) is all about body awareness and how to move their bodies, along with education, nutrition and proper training techniques,” Isaacs said. “Our science here is called dynamic core stability. It uses our functional range of motion and core training techniques like isometrics.”

While in graduate school (on his way to medical school), Isaacs said he worked with a lot of physicians and people who had issues with their bodies, and soon found fulfillment in helping them. He passed on medical school, developed a good base of clients and a good business model, and his fitness studio took off. He never looked back.

“I found people need the inspiration and motivation that I provide,” Isaacs said. “They look for someone who can answer their questions about how a body is supposed to work.”

Excel Sport and Therapy is now offering two specials. Their $299 per month Small Group membership program offers personal training. Clients can sign up online and choose from classes on the schedule and attend an unlimited number of workout sessions each month. The studio is also running a private training program special. Clients who sign up for a three-month cycle (paid in full) will get the fourth month free.

Excel Sport & Therapy
Address: 7437 Girard Ave., La Jolla
• Hours: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and by appointment only on Saturdays.
• Phone: (858) 459-3310
• Website:

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