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Training Services

Personal Training

With 1-on-1 training you get the utmost care and supervision in proper training technique. And a customized fitness program will be prescribed to you based off of your health/fitness goals.

Semi-Private Training

Semi-private training still has the feel of the many aspects of private training but has the benefit of a reduced cost per client.

Boot Camp

People that love the healthy competitive and teamwork environment will benefit from the group training program. People of all different abilities and levels can workout together because of the scalability of the various exercises.


The Studio is a private 450 sq ft facility.  It is operated on an appointment only basis, allowing full privacy and attention for each individual client.  The facility is equipped with all the tools necessary to help clients reach their fitness goals.  Workout towels and water are provided.


Jin has always had a passion for sports and fitness, playing various competitive sports such as track & field, cross-country, and soccer. So it was a natural transition for him to get into the fitness world as a career. He began personal training in 2001. He’s worked in all facets of the gym training world, from the big box gyms, corporate fitness gyms to private studios.

Jin has had the unique privilege of receiving specialized training from world renowned coaches such as Valery Fedorenko, a World Champion kettlebell athlete. He also learned his weightlifting techniques from Jim Schmitz, a three-time US Olympic Team Weightlifting Coach (1980, 88 & 92) and the USA Weightlifting President from 1988-96.

Jin is an avid runner with several full marathons and half marathons under his belt. He is a Boston qualifying marathoner that has run Boston, Chicago, Paris, New Orleans, Big Sur, San Francisco, San Diego and many others.

Jin loves to help clients exceed their own expectations when it comes to their health and fitness goals. In his off-time, he has many interests from traveling, food, craft brew, golf, fishing to name just a few. However his passion is spending time with his wife and son.

Jin's Story

Jin can relate.

Through the years, he's had his ups and downs. His downs included a serious back injury that led to a subsequent weight gain because of the love of food and sudden lack of exercise because of the injury. Once he realized the gravity of the situation, Jin was determined and set goals for himself.

The journey was, and continues to be full of temptation, excuses and laziness

-- even for a personal trainer. But even after that episode in his life, Jin has been able to live an active and healthy lifestyle. He's in his 40's and he's able to do things physically that he wouldn't even think about in his 20's.

Set goals and be determined to achieve them.
Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.


Try it for free!

Call 650-269-3748

or send a message to jin(at) for a free personal training session (new clients only) at our facility in Palo Alto.

Whatever your health and fitness goals, be it fat loss, muscle gain, better sports performance, Barebones Personal Training can help you achieve them.

The studio is located at 935 Emerson St – Palo Alto, CA.
Training sessions are scheduled by appointment only.