Who is NYC Online Personal Trainer Terri Walsh?

Hi! I’m NYC Online Personal Trainer Terri Walsh

A life-long fitness expert with 40 years of experience now living in Costa Rica.

Who is Terri Walsh?

NYC Online Personal Trainer Terri Walsh is the creator of the Active Resistance Training® Method, a Celebrity Trainer, and 40-year veteran of the fitness industry. She now exclusively trains clients online and offers livestream fitness classes since moving to Costa Rica in 2014.

Terri was the first Creative Director of Programming at Crunch Fitness and headlined five different shows on Crunch Fitness’ ESPN2 including “Washboard Abs” videos. She created the “Yoga Block Workouts” which were featured in Self, Women’s Health, Shape, Crunch Gyms, YMCA, and many more. Terri is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Specialist. She’s been interviewed, quoted, and featured in numerous beauty, fashion, print, and television media over the length of her continuing career.

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Terri believes EVERYBody is a work of A.R.T. and that Movement Cures Everything.


online personal training testimonial from Eleni
ART has not only changed my life, but has saved it. For a long time I was trapped in a cycle of disordered eating and behaviors, self hate, and dysmorphia. Doing the same harmful things over and over, terrified of shifting my mentality, and only viewing exercise as a punishing means to an end I would never reach. One day I woke up and asked Terri if I should delete my calorie counting app, and she held my hand in that pivotal moment.Through covid we worked together to reach new goals, break old habits, and instill a self confidence I didn’t know was possible.

Three years later I’ve become one of those people who works out for health, performance, and strength. Together we build the body I’ll be in for the next chapters of my life – Looking hot was just a great side effect of mental growth.
This practice will change you, and if you’ve ever struggled like me, it could save you.

Elenni Davis-Knight, Director of Product Marketing - Gucci
online personal training testimonial from Thaniya Keereepart

Working with Terri is incredibly effective. For three years I traveled all over the world with rather unpredictable schedule. Having Terri accessible over Zoom has been the only constant routine I look forward to. She’s so skilled and adaptive — always able to find something in my surroundings to use as exercise devices no matter where. I worked quite a bit on specific things with Terri — surf training, posture adjustments, restorative and pain management from sports. Her method is so solid that I always have it in my practice even when I work out on my own.
Terri is so supportive. Stern so you improve, and always so encouraging. At 46, exercise is such an important part of health. I so appreciate how far I have come with her support.

Thaniya Keereepart, Startup Advisor + Product & Business Leader

In the electric buzz of late 80’s & 90’s New York City, amidst neon signs and bustling streets, one name stood out in the realm of personal training: Terri Walsh. Now, in the tranquil beauty of Costa Rica, her legacy of unparalleled fitness expertise shines brighter than ever.

Age might be just a number, but in Terri’s case, it’s a testament to her profound understanding of health and the human body. Just turned 60, she not only epitomizes vitality but also inspires it in everyone around her. Her extensive experience, traced back to those days when she electrified the NYC fitness scene, is palpable in every training session, every piece of advice, and every transformation she facilitates.

Loyalty is an oft-used word, but with Terri, it’s a lived experience. Her unwavering commitment to her clients, irrespective of their fitness levels, is genuinely heartwarming. Whether you’re a novice taking your first steps or an athlete pushing boundaries, she’s there, steadfastly guiding, supporting, and cheering for you.

Her open-minded approach is the cherry on top. This trait ensures she is continually evolving, embracing new techniques, and blending them with tried and true methods. Paired with her innate kindness, Terri creates a training environment where one feels seen, heard, and most importantly, believed in.

Today, as I reflect upon my own journey, I recognize that it wasn’t just about achieving a fitter physique but about embracing a more fulfilled life. And for that, I am forever grateful to Terri Walsh. If you’re looking to not just transform your body but elevate your entire being, look no further. This NYC gem, with Costa Rican Pura Vidaflair, is the beacon you’ve been seeking.

Miles Ross , EMBA Candidate - London Business School
Elizabeth jamison testimonial for Terri Walsh

Terri Walsh is an artist and bodies are her canvas. Terri has been a fixture in my life for over 20 years, and she is my go-to whether I need to get into top shape for a special event or to recover from an injury. And she has never let me down.

What I adore about her & her technique is that she can give you a low-impact workout that you feel for days… Anyone can get your heart rate up by making you do mountain climbers. There is no ART to that. But Terri ensures her training combines sculpting and cardio and has honed her technique for years. She is a master teacher.

Whatever you want: to get those six-pack abs you’ve been craving, to lose a few pounds, or to get your fitness to the next level – Terri is your answer.

You will not regret it.

Elisabeth Jamison, Producer / Casting Director
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Terri is pleasure to train with because she is an expert in her field and a terrific person. She takes time to evaluate the strengths and needs of clients and will create a plan to help you achieve your goals. You will be challenged but you will also feel safe, seen and heard.

Jonathan Latimer, Owner, The Big Brown Lab LLC

Terri Walsh is a truly excellent trainer. Outstanding master of her craft; incredibly bright with a treasure trove of health and fitness knowledge; expert and creator of Active Resistance Training which encompasses knowledge based in dance, yoga, martial arts, weight training; and a warm, spontaneous personality that make workouts fun. She is the perfect combination of tough (“Terri you are KILLING me!”) and warm (“Valerie, you are doing SO well”), and she works with the whole person — mentally, emotionally and physically. Because of her efforts, I am stronger and more flexible, I have better balance and most importantly, she provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle. Terri is brimming with the brains to help anyone achieve the brawn. She’s the real deal in an industry full of “wannabes” and is the standard by which any trainer should be measured.

Valerie Miller, C-Suite Strategic Innovation and Digital Transformation expert | Mobile | IoT | Machine Learning/AI Technologies

Terri is fantastic. She is an innovative, results-driven, and dedicated fitness expert. I highly recommend working with her!

Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, Executive Director, Katonah Museum of Art

I have been working with Terri on and off for the last 10 years, and she has been an instrumental part of my life. From helping me along in my weight loss journey to helping me build confidence, Terri can do it all! She is definitely one of the best trainers out there with plenty of experience and knowledge!

Rachel Chachoua, Sales and Marketing Manager - Chatham Imports

Terri was quite simply the best trainer I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a few). Why was she the best? Well for starters, she knew how to push me in a way that was conducive to my own personality. She was comforting yet strong, pushy yet understanding. She taught you how to listen to your body – to push it to its limits but also to protect it from harm. And she genuinely cared. She was invested in your journey – she cared when you struggled, she celebrated when you succeeded. And it was this general attitude that had me down a full size in a month – not just the working out and the food adjustments, but the fact that I believed I could do it and I had a support system to help me when things got tricky.

Dara (Orlando) Handelman , Strategic Marketing Leader

Terri is an outstanding trainer in a field where you are never certain what to believe- the fads change with every celebrity that endorses a type of exercise or diet. Terri has an incredible foundational understanding of the body and how to help you reach you true potential. She always helped me push myself and gave me an appreciation for the importance of stretching. I always had full trust in her when we worked together. Anyone who trains with her can count themselves lucky to get to work with such a knowledgeable person, who also happens to be a wonderful person.

Bonnie Rosen, GM @Disney Accelerator | Innovation, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

I trained with Terri at her studio in New York for several years, and many years before that, I trained at Revolution, a gym she started in NYC. So, in one way or another, I have been training with Terri for well over 10 years! She is incredibly knowledgable, committed to form and results, and a fantastic advocate for her clients’ capacity for change through the power of movement and consistency. She is an exceptionally skilled professional whose form- and results-based training is some of the best around. Her online program is a fantastic way to bring her skills with you wherever you go, and is delivered with Terri’s trademark motivational and accessible style. Highly recommended!

Elizabeth S. , Director

As a former client of Terri Walsh I know her to be a passionate and knowledgeable fitness professional and lots of fun to work with. Whenever I’m o the east coast she is my choice to train with.
Angela Bullock – Actor

Angela Bullock , Theater Television Film Actor | MFA Creative Writing

I’ve worked with Terri several times over the past five years. She is my go-to resource when it’s time for me to reevaluate my fitness goals, adjust my workouts because of a crazy schedule, or when I just need to get my butt kicked back into shape. Terri is not only extremely knowledgeable, but she is also one of the most motivating people I know. If you’re willing to put in the work and follow her instructions, Terri can help you get the results you want.

Alyssa Andreadis , Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM Business Automation

I have been attending Terri’s classes for the past year and a half and absolutely love what she has to offer. The great thing about Terri’s classes is the personal attention and small class size. It’s like getting your own personal trainer without the hefty price tag!

Jessica Chappell , SVP, Managing Director Digital and Out of Home Investment

Terri got me great results in a short period of time. It was a complete program and I was in the best shape ever! I would use Terri and her team again.

Firra Abramov, Independent Consultant

Terri’s workouts and work ethics are top notch. She will get you results and you will have lots of fun doing it!

Cathe Thompson , Equinox Group Fitness Manager

Terri is a true professional and has consistently delivered over and above my expectations from a trainer. As well as providing varied and innovative workouts, she is also very caring and willing to help out at any time. Highly recommended both on a professional and personal level.

Janice Cumberlidge, Oracle database and Java programmer by day, creative soul by night

I worked with Terri to get in shape for my wedding and couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. Teri is a true professional, incredibly knowledgable and taught me a whole new approach to fitness. She is incredibly motivating and her ART Method works, you really do get results and feel great. I would recommend Teri to anyone looking for superb attention to detail and great training/small group bootcamps.

Kelly Rosen, Consultant

I have been training with Terri for a year and a half. I can’t say enough good things about working with her. I have never been able to stick with a gym or trainer, but love coming to her classes. Terri designs the classes to benefit each individual. They are super challenging and results driven. She is always available for support, advice and meal planning. If you want to change your body just listen to Terri she will get you there!

Ehrin Feeley, Executive Agent at B&A

Terri’s bootcamp classes have been a life-saver for me. Not only did I get fit after the first few months of classes a few years ago (I’ve been a client since 2009), but I’ve also been able to maintain my results by following Terri’s sensible nutrition and exercise advice. Every class is different and based on the group’s needs, and everyone receives feedback and personal attention. Classes, which are based on active resistance, get progressively more difficult — it’s a fresh set of unpredictable movements every time.

This is nothing like a regular gym where you are anonymous — you are held accountable for your progress, monitored, and coached all along the way and given the tools and encouragement needed for long-term success.

Kim Friedman, Product Designer at Coforma

Terri has created a fitness program that is accessible to women at all levels and that WORKS! It only took Terri one consultation to diagnose the dietary issues that were keeping me from success and provide me with a manageable plan for changing my eating habits. I’ve been able to stick with it and have completely kicked the sugar cravings and associated low energy. By following Terri’s advice and doing the ART Method workouts, I’ve lost 20 lbs and taken 5.5″ off my waist in less than two months. Highly recommend working with Terri.

Audrey Binkowski , Fractional Chief Marketing Officer

Terri is the best personal trainer in NYC. She has a lot of integrity and really cares about what she’s doing. She doesn’t create ridiculous gimmicks or recommend insane diets like many of the other so-called celebrity trainers out there — yet she gets results. When I recommend a trainer in NYC, Terri is usually the first name on the list.

Liz Neporent, Director and Global Lead of Social Media and Community

Terri and her apprentices are definitely experts in their field. Aside from the wonderful results, I’ve come away with knowledge that will guide me for a lifetime. I would recommend TW Training to anyone wanting a real change in their health and their lives!

Elsie Aldahondo , Art Director

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