In the short time that Thai has been training me I have gained strength, endurance, and seen results that I have never seen before from my normal exercise routines. He is extremely motivating and passionate about his work. In my experience training with him I’ve already made strides that I never thought were possible. Within a couple weeks my clothes were much looser, I’m getting compliments left and right and I’m feeling so much better about myself. When all the hard work started paying off, it made me that much more excited to continue working with Thai. He is the person to go to if, and only if you are ready to work and very serious about exercise and getting your body in shape. I can speak from personal experience that Thai is very positive, but at the same time he does not sugarcoat or BS about what you need to do to get the results you want. I have to say that I am very happy with what he has helped me to accomplish so far and because of that I am looking forward to the changes that will come in the future. 

Outside of his kick ass training sessions, his culinary experience was what put me over the edge. When I tasted his food that was just a really big bonus. It’s sooo good… the chicken, turkey chili, and rice pilaf made me forget I was eating something so healthy. 

 -Jocelyn Howard

I was looking for a trainer in the Pasadena area and had done some research for some time. Not only did I want a trainer who can help me with getting into great shape, I wanted someone who is skilled and knowledgeable of diet, food prep, exercises etc. Upon meeting Thai, he had all the qualities I was looking for. Not only is he a professional chef who can help with making meal plans taste good, he knew the ins and outs of the body and how to properly work the muscles needed to obtain the look I wanted. His prices are reasonable and his sessions are 1.5 hrs. Unlike many others. for that 1.5 hrs. he is pushing you to your limits and helping you meet your goals. He is definitely a no non-sense trainer with a great friendly attitude. I would definitely recommend him to others if you are serious about making a life change.

– Dax G.

I’ve been training with Thai for years now. I came from a place where bodybuilding and weight training was mostly popular for men. I will never forget the reaction my family gave me when I told them that I love and enjoy training! In the gym where I exercised there were only men. I couldn’t find any kind of support from family or friends. My mom thought I was going to destroy my body with weight training. I wanted to prove her and everyone else wrong. I wanted to prove that weight training is equally fine for women just as it is for men. I knew from the beginning what I wanted to accomplish with bodybuilding. I knew exactly the kind of body I wanted and how much work I would have to put in; I knew that with a toned body I would look fit, sexy, strong yet feminine. In my mind I knew that lifting weights would not make me hard, or masculine if done correctly. Being feminine is what we think and how we feel, but being sexy and attractive comes from the inside! A beautiful and nicely shaped body can only help us express how we sexy we feel. I knew that if I shaped my body the way I imagined I would be able to express myself more as a woman. Honestly, nothing could stop me once I felt what training did for my mind, body and soul and spirit Thai is so damn motivating! I am more than happy to write about my experience with weight training and bodybuilding especially with a coach like Thai. I want everyone, especially ladies, to know that there is no better or healthier way to shape your body than through this weight training. I’ve been training with Thai for 9 years now and he is the “TRUTH”, during this period I have mothered two beautiful children, we trained through both pregnancies and my body looks as if I didn’t have any kids at all. Do I look or feel like a man? Absolutely not… All I do in my workouts is moderate to heavy weight training. I hardly do any cardio because I’ve learned how to eat properly.  I love the feeling in my body while I exercise with weights as I tone and sculpt my body. At Body Couture I’m making my body healthy and strong, and I can still can focus on staying feminine for my husband and gentle for my children. I’ll forever be #teambc

– Beth Steahling

I was looking for a no-nonsense trainer who knows what he talks about & doesn’t waste time. Thai was exactly that. As a trainer, he was tough & nurturing at the same time, and thorough in every way, before/during/after the session. He was quick to know what I wanted to learn from each session and achieve at the end. He was able to answer all my questions on training and nutrition. “He LOOKS GREAT too!” which validates that he practices what he preaches.

– Em H.

My experience training with Thai has been unforgettable. He has taught me a lot about hard work and dedication to achieve my goals. Not only is he a great trainer, he is also a culinary chef. These are just some of the unique qualities that allow Thai to be a one-stop shop. Thai really has the skills and the eye to get you to that level of fitness achievement. I cannot express to you how happy I am with the results from training with him. This has been the first time in my life that 1 have been able to stick to a training and diet program with great success. His honesty and work ethics make him one of the best fitness trainers around today. Thanks for the rocking body!

– Ashley Cormier

I am a wardrobe consultant in the LA area. One of my clients worked with Thai and I was amazed by her results! Body Couture is the place to go for REAL results! I can’t wait to start my own transformation with Thai’s help!

– Kelly W.

Training with Thai Edwards at Body Couture has been an amazing and truly motivating experience. Thai is like a human sculptor, chiseling muscles to perfection. The results are visible so quickly that I didn’t realize I could have the body that others envy! It’s clear that Thai is very knowledgeable about weight training, cardiovascular fitness and nutrition. With the addition of his culinary expertise and the amazing food he prepares, you can’t help but be healthy and look amazing. His style of training is very personal, making you feel like you are his one and only client. His dedication to his clients paired with his fantastic and humorous personality really makes working out a completely new experience. He inspires me to be better and work harder to achieve my goals in all areas of my life.

– Samantha C.

Thai was the very first trainer I had ever worked with, and I had learned so much more than I had ever expected. Thai has an extensive knowledge on training and nutrition, and he developed and delivered a comprehensive program that is tailored to meet my needs. His feedback was always thorough and specific, and he gave me constant positive praise that kept my motivation high. I had learned not only about exercising but also about how to live a healthy life. Thai knows how to bring the results efficiently and effectively. I have never been pushed so hard let alone did any real weight training. So many people have noticed change in me, and it is all because of his help. My workouts with him are for sure challenging but most definitely rewarding. Finally, Thai is a great sport and it has always been such a fun and pleasant experience working with him! Thanks A Million,

– Chisato K.

My name is Freddy and I have been working with Thai for over a month. Within this period of time there have been changes I have seen in myself. This is all attributed to some of the intense and rigorous workouts, that he has me do. A month ago, I was not able to hold my own weight as resistance, nor last more than 15 minutes in cardiovascular exercise. Today, I can do all that and more, I am doing things that I thought I would have never done or be capable of. In just one month, my body has gone through positive changes, I am leaner and look and feel better. But most importantly, I feel more confident about myself and feel that I am starting a brand new chapter in healthier direction in my life. Thai has been the toughest trainer that I have ever worked with, but as I see results, I am very happy that I am working with him. He is what an A list top celebrity would want in a personal trainer, one that delivers realistic results!

– Freddy M.

I met Thai at a training seminar he put on for a non-profit my wife works for. The dude has an infectious personality that spurs you to go kick some ass and gets yourself in shape. Just listening to him talk fired me up to go hit the gym. Upon meeting him once I signed up for assistance with getting in shape for a 22 Mile, Stand Up Paddle Board Race I planned to do from Catalina Island to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. I was also getting married in 2 months and wanted to trim down for the big day. Thai built me a personal training regiment to prepare for my race and get yoked for my wedding. The personalized program came with diet instructions, supplements to buy, and a workout routine. Thai provided me with great results. I lost 15-20 lbs. within 2 months and successfully completed my 22 mile Stand-Up-Race in my goal timing. Since then I have continued to meet with him weekly and am still seeing great results. I went from barely benching 135 lbs. to pushing 225 lbs. I’ve cut fat and put on real muscle and am now the guy on the beach no one wants to mess with. Thai will give you confidence in your body and strength. He is your biggest fan and pushes you harder than you will EVER push yourself. On top of that, he is a good dude. As hard as his workouts are, he always keeps the challenges interesting and I always look forward to seeing him. I original was driving 1 hour to see him in Pasadena but now he has opened gyms in Manhattan Beach and Hollywood. If you are serious about getting in shape I could not recommend a better trainer.

– Niko B.

Three words: Thai is amazing.
I started working out with Thai in November 2014 because I not only felt a lack of motivation towards working out, but also because I felt I hit a plateau. Prior to working out with him, I was relatively familiar with exercising since I had been an avid runner growing up and also had a background (albeit, limited) concerning weight training. However, I felt that my progression was not as efficient as it could have been given the amount of time I was spending at the gym.

I remember looking on Yelp and flipping through the 13-something pages of trainers in Pasadena and I came across his page and site. After talking to him on the phone, I knew I had found what I was looking for in a trainer. For one, I wanted someone who was clearly knowledgeable and had a background training those who competed, rather than those who were looking to lose weight. I myself was looking to gain strength/ muscle mass and at the same time lean out at bit, having gained a little weight from earlier in the year due to irregular eating and exercising habits. Also, I wanted someone who was on the tougher side–after all, I was going to be contributing time and money towards a trainer and I wanted the best one for me. After going on a few trial training sessions with some other trainers and comparing them to Thai, I knew that I wanted to be trained by him.

Let me say that if you are looking to be pushed physically and mentally, Thai is your guy. Granted, he is not anything like a drill sergeant and is definitely not in your face. He is very understanding, but at the same time, tough and will push you beyond what you think you do. This was exactly what I wanted. I didn’t want to be babied because I was serious about reaching my goals and knew that he would get me where I wanted to be. I will point out that after working out with Thai for only a little over two months, I have made massive gains. I can squat and deadlift 185, bench way more than I was ever capable of, and I can run farther and longer than I have ever before (and this is coming from who transitioned from running 4-6 miles/day to only doing HIIT 2-3 times a week).

I’ll emphasize that if you are going to spend money on a trainer, you need to match in terms of philosophy and personality. For me, Thai is the perfect trainer for me because he is very charismatic, charming, and funny. I train 4-6x per week at 6 am (I am a full-time student and work weekends and this is the time that works for me), and honestly, I always look forward to the workouts because he makes sure I am never bored by changing up workouts. He is also very silly and fun to talk to.

In terms of scheduling and pricing, he is also very accommodating and understanding. Being a graduate student with an erratic schedule and limited funds, we were able to negotiate a good time and fair price for the both of us.

If you are serious about working out, you should consider Thai. I know I have no regrets and I intend to train with him indefinitely (that is, as long as he’ll have me). If you are willing to put in the time and effort with him, I swear you won’t be disappointed.

– Cathy T.

I am in the best shape of my adult life and weigh less than I did in college! Being an athlete all my life, I have never been a stranger to the gym. However no matter how hard I worked out on my own I just couldn’t get over the hump. Body Couture provided a fitness plan including not just innovative workouts but a nutrition plan as well. Thai Edwards (owner) is super supportive and motivational all the time. He keeps me on my game, holds me accountable when I am not feeling it and always pushes me to go harder than the day before. And most importantly BODY COUTURE GETS RESULTS!!!!!!!! If you don’t believe me…. check out the pictures. They say more than I ever could! PS…Ladies you can be fit, muscular, strong and still SEXY! #teambodycouture

– Vanessa G.

I’ve trained with Thai for 3 months now. I was referred to Body Couture from a friend that saw great results. I drive for over an hour to get to Pasadena and it’s been nothing short of amazing. I lost a good amount of weight before I started with Body Couture, but Thai has helped me tone my body in a whole new way. The workouts are intense and not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to sweat and to be sore. 90 minutes of non-stop heart pumping intense workout with great motivation and the right amount of push. My body has transformed and am looking forward to finally being able to proudly take my shirt off at the pool. If you are tired of working out and not seeing results and are ready to push yourself beyond your limits then set an appointment with Body Couture. You must be ready mentally. They will give you a nutrition plan and help you look good, its not all about health with Body Couture, its about looking your best.

– Casey M.

Body Couture provides the most holistic and elite quality of health/fitness services to a very diverse group of consumers in the area. The company provides an exquisite dining experience in the comfort of your own home; the food is of the purest taste of Heaven! Mr. Edwards is personally invested in his work, which greater informs his ability to meet the specific and unique needs of each of his clients. His personal daily lifestyle serves as his own personal testimony! As a great professional, leader and motivator, who better to trust than a man who practices what he preaches! Body Couture is guaranteed to assist you in meeting your greatest fitness desires!

– Jessica Smedley

I want to commend Thai for being such an outstanding personal trainer and a beautiful human being. I have worked with trainers in the past, but have never had such a positive experience. Thai is not merely a walking example of what he teaches; he is professional, supportive and fun. I am not a young body builder. To the contrary, I am a 53 year old lawyer who sits at a desk most of the time. I have been on a lifelong journey to stay in shape, but there have been many detours and false starts. I decided I was not ready to passively slip into dumpy middle age, but was hesitant to work with someone who was obviously interested in challenging his trainees. It was an eye opening experience to see what my old body could do. I was sore, to be sure, but Thai was always ready to encourage me to stick with it. I did, and I saw results right away. I feel and look better; I have more confidence, and an unexpected sense of empowerment. I fully intend to keep working out and very much appreciate Thai’s willingness to help me write down my whole program. I’m sure Thai would have had more fun working with someone much younger, but he always made me feel like I was his most important client. I have told many of my friends and colleagues about Thai. He is truly an asset for anyone who is looking to acquire a personal trainer.

– Liza Billington

When I began training with Thai I thought I was in decent shape and somewhat fit. However, I was not happy with the way I felt and looked. Thai explained to me the basics of a good training regimen and diet. He pushed through each workout with encouragement and motivation. In just 12 weeks I lost 28 pounds of unnecessary weight and put on 8 pounds of lean muscle. Another aspect of Thai’s program is the custom diet and food he created for me. He not only showed what to eat but when to eat. In addition, everything on his menu I tried was very tasty. But the most important thing is I look much better and as a result feel much better. My confidence has also gone up. I can’t thank Thai enough and I could not be happier with him as a trainer. As a licensed Physical Education teacher and former Division I college football player I endorse Thai Edwards 100%.

– Martin Wurmlinger

Through Thai, I discovered a whole new world of exercise. I learned correct forms in lifting, proper diet and which supplements were appropriate for me. I always look forward to my training sessions with Thai. No matter how I feel when I enter the gym, I always have a great workout and leave feeling great. Thai has helped me to become leaner and stronger. ] had found it extremely difficult to gain muscle mass, but Thai seems to be able to push me that extra bit that 1 needed to get the results 1 was looking for. Thai has always been very professional in every conceivable way: his knowledge, punctuality, attention to detail, and his ability to develop my weak areas. Thai’s program is valuable and will give you the results you are looking for!

– Gaspar

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