BS-Sports Science, ISSA, ISTA, SFS
Paulo grew up in São Paulo, Brazil and has been working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and business owner for almost 30 years. In 1997 Paulo moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina to create his In-Home Personal Training business. He moved to the United States in 2000 and two years later, Paulo founded Fit Factor Personal Training with a passion to educate clients about the importance of exercise in our daily lives, to motivate clients to become better people through fitness, and to inspire clients to live healthy lives so they can move, feel and look their best.
Paulo is the author of the book “Stay Strong, Live Long – A Practical Guide to Functional Aging Training”. His book is about the importance of exercise to support the things we need, love and want to do for the rest of our lives.
“Fitness is not about the perfect body or trying to bring back who you were “back in the day”. Instead, fitness can meet you where you are today and enrich the rest of your life.”
"Exercise should support the things we are really passionate about doing for the rest of our lives".
Paulo is the author of the book “Stay Strong, Live Long – A Practical Guide to Functional Aging Training”. Through his book you will discover that our training programs are fun, challenging, and motivating so you can live your life with less pain, more energy, strength and passion.
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree – Sports Science – Faculdade de Educação Física de Santo André
International Trainers Association – CPT
International Sports Sciences Association – CPT
PNF (Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation) and AIS (Active Isolated Stretching)
TRX Suspension Training – Level 1
Functional Training and Senior Fitness Specialist
Functional Aging Specialist – FAI
CPR Certified – One Beat CPR
Awards and Experience:
São Paulo Amateur Bodybuilding Championship – 2nd. Place - 1994
Top 5 Personal Trainer in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Sports Business Magazine, 1998
Brains and Balance Past 60 Volunteer – 2012-2015
Paulo speaks at workshops and events where he shares about his passion for helping the aging community stay healthy at any age.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I can’t say enough about Fit Factor. Paulo and his Team have created a really great environment for training. Fit Factor is an intimate environment (that’s well laid out and utilizes the key equipment of much larger gyms) with total focus and attention on each individual client.
The trainers are friendly and knowledgeable and create programs for each client, based on their goals.
I have trainer with Paulo, Gus and Cesar and I am amazed at my progress and the results already. They switch it up at every session so the workouts never get boring. He is very motivating and constantly pushes me each week.
I would highly recommend Fit Factor to anyone that wants to improve his or her fitness.
In 2011, my four children decided I needed to exercise. I refused to listen, I told them "I am too old, too busy! I never exercised so why start now." They persisted, it was role-reversal, my children were telling me what to do. I relented, I figured I would appease them for a month. My generation thought a gym was frequented by muscle men who lifted weights.
My daughter found a local gym and introduced me to Paulo Andalaft, a knowledgeable, attentive, caring, innovative, empathetic personal trainer. As I write this I am 83.5 years old, my legs have blossomed from toothpick to shapely, my balance has improved and I can stand in one leg, my hands open a jar with much less effort, and my posture has gone from slant to upright. I am no wonder woman, but my travels have taken me to among other countries China, Myanmar, Australia, and New Zeland, all land tours. Exercising jas given me confidence, body strength, flexibility, and a more positive outlook than many of my of my peers.
When I first moved to Fort Lauderdale I wasn't really sure where I should work out to keep up my training and fitness. One of the guys from the crew team at my school recommended Fit Factor and I can honestly say it has been one of the greatest choices I have made for my health. Whether it is coming back from an injury or intense mid-season training, Paulo, and the rest of the Fit Factor trainers will find a way to make you excel.