Our Coaches & Therapists – Our Expertise

Behind every Westwood Private Fitness coach you’ll find an unparalleled training methodology clinically proven to deliver real results. Your coach has undergone a rigorous, science-backed education through the best fitness certification the industry offers. And each of our coaches continues and is encouraged to steadily evolve in the latest fitness, health, nutrition, and lifestyle education, so you get results and turn your impossible into possible sooner.

Steve Jordan, BS, PES, CSCS, CPT, HLC2
www.stevejordan.com
Owner and founder of Westwood Private Fitness.

“Everyone thinks about changing the world, but no one ever thinks about changing themselves.” – Leo Tolstoy

!998: Steve received his BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland.

1997: Worked as a personal trainer at the White House under President Clinton’s administration in 1997.

1999: Steve followed his instincts and moved to NYC worked at The Sports Club LA, Rockefeller Center and Clay Fitness where he trained high profile celebrities, CEO’s, investment bankers and executives who wanted a cutting edge integrated approach to wellness.

2002: At a young age of 27 years old and considered one of the top professionals in his field, Steve found his way to Los Angeles.

2002-2004: Educator/Trainer To Trainers for The National Academy of Sports Medicine, Power Plate, Keiser Fitness, and The Parisi Speed School.

2004- 2019: Owner of Steve Jordan Fitness, a premier private training facility working with a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life including the rich and famous: A-list celebrities, musicians, athletes, authors, industry tycoons, and billionaires.

Present: Host of the podcast: I AM Healthy & Fit with guests including pro athletes, NY Times best selling authors, top physicians, and gurus of health and fitness. Leading health and fitness retreats for Canyon Ranch, The Peninsula Hotel, & The Robb Report.

Opening Westwood Private Fitness is Steve’s latest business venture to bring health and fitness to the amazing residents of Westwood and near by communities with his extraordinary team fitness coaches.

Accolades: Appearances and features: Dr. Oz, NBC The Today Show, ABC News, E!, Tyra Banks Show, Oxygen, Men’s Fitness, Fitness, Self, The Robb Report, LA Confidential, Outside, Men’s Journal, Hollywood Life, University of Maryland Alumni magazine, and much more.

Specialties

  • Athletes of all levels and any sport
  • The busy executive crunched for time
  • Performance psychology
  • Weight loss
  • Back pain and other musculoskeletal imbalances
  • Prehab and rehab post surgery including hip & knee replacements
  • Bodybuilding
  • Physique and/or strength training for quality of life, TV, film, music tours, or camera
  • Endurance training for marathon, triathlon, cycling, hike or swim.
  • Competition training
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Stress management
  • Meditation and breathing
  • Public speaking for company or wellness retreats, seminars, schools, and for willing audiences of all sizes.
  • Having fun during the process

Our Coaches

Matthew Lebowitz, CPT
Strongfirst Elite: SFG I, SFG II, SFB, SFL
ELDOA 1, 2, 3

“In the world of athletic competition and actual performance, those that purposefully embrace the struggle routinely triumph over those that purposefully avoid the struggle. Resistance training is struggle.” – Marty Gallagher

Matthew has been a personal strength and conditioning coach for 6 years certified through NASM. Originally from Dallas Texas he was an athlete his entire life, playing football, water polo, lacrosse, and wrestling. After a brutal back injury during a college wrestling tournament, he spent months searching for physical therapy to help cure his injury. Eventually, he discovered the great team at LA Sports and Spine, headed by Dr. Craig Liebenson. After a few months of treatment, he was back on his feet again and discovered his love for physical fitness and the power that proper training has for curing the body. He interned with their team for six months and then became one of their trainers, eventually heading the training program. There, Matthew discovered a missing link in physical training – bridging the gap from injury into achieving one’s best physical ability. Matthew has spent the last 3 years studying under some of the best coaches and doctors to develop and create training systems that allow one coming off the couch or professional tri-athlete to maintain their health, grow out of bad habits, and achieve their peak performance.

Specialties

  • Kettlebells
  • Barbells
  • Bodyweight
  • Absolute strength training
  • Strength endurance training for long distance athletes and martial arts athletes
  • Strength and conditioning programming
  • Weight loss
  • Mobility
  • Back pain and other musculoskeletal imbalances
  • Prehab for surgeries
  • Rehab post surgeries
  • Breath training
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
Farrah Zweig, BS, CPT, CEP
Fitness Coach

“Life is a journey, not a destination”

Farrah Zweig has a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness, nutrition and health. As a Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist for over 15 years, she has helped numerous clients increase strength, confidence, and an appreciation of what their body can accomplish.  We will define your personal definition of what “being fit” means.

Physical fitness requires a holistic approach; it’s not about being skinny! It’s about feeling good about your body and your body feeling good.  From neuroscience tools to playful activities, Farrah guides you on your way to athleticism. Staying healthy is a lifelong journey on a long and windy road and she stays with her clients every step of the way! Having overcome eating issues and losing over 40 pounds multiple times throughout her life, she understands the challenges and struggles of change and supports her clients in establishing and maintaining their own healthy lifestyle. Creating exercise and nutrition programs that take into account a person’s likes, dislikes, goals, and any health issues is just the beginning…

Change occurs from the inside out. From focusing on small muscle groups to ensure they are supportive of the larger muscles we also focus on the behavioral and emotional aspects that accompany life-changing events.

Motivate. Cheer. Encourage. You can do it and I am here to help!

Specialties

  • Toddlers/Preschool (0-5)
  • Adolescents (6-12)
  • Tweens/Teens (13-18)
  • Pre/post natal, pelvic-core
  • Musculoskeletal Rehab
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle/strength building
  • HIIT Training
  • Mud run training
  • Running, marathon training
  • Balance/flexibility/mobility
  • Athletic skill building and injury prevention
  • Behavior, Nutrition, Weight Management and Lifestyle
  • Mind-body, breathe fitness
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Neuromuscular training
  • Mental Fitness
  • Boxing
  • Play fitness
Madelyn Levine, CPT, Precision Nutrition, Sprint 8 HIIT
Fitness Coach

“We are what we repeatedlydo. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Will Durant

After years of coaching group fitness, Madelyn transitioned to personal training in order to focus on the unparalleled processes and results that come with a one-on-one approach to fitness. Madelyn has developed a client-centered training style, helping a vast range of people find their fitness “why.” Once found, your fitness “why” will serve as your anchor — the foundation of the necessary discipline when motivation no longer carries enough power. Because Madelyn struggled with her weight during adolescent and teenage years, she understands and respects the physical, mental, and emotional commitment and toll any kind of athletic change requires. She has a passion for coaching clients through such change.

Specialties

-Rehab/Prehab

-Weight loss

-Mobility

-Nutrition

-Strength Training

-Core Training

-Strength Training for Women

-Lifestyle change

-New-to-fitness clients

-Running / Cross-training

-Pilates/Yoga

-HIIT

-TRX

Our Therapists

Robert Torres, NASM-C.E.S., P.E.S, LMT, ELDOA 1

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan

Robert has been practicing soft tissue therapy for 12 years by working with elite athletes at the age of 20. He has surrounded himself with strength coaches, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors and Trainers to understand ailments and limitations in individuals from chronic issues to pre and post surgery.

Robert has has taken all is experience and knowledge  with professional athletes and applied it to those with various physical issues. using multiple modalities in soft tissue, active/passive stretching , fascial abrasion technique (graston,iastim, Gua sha) and muscle testing to better help with the body as a whole from musculoskeletal to fascia  and mobility in joints.

Robert has had the pleasure in working  with multiple organizations from the Los Angeles Rams to Men’s tennis at UCLA to collegiate athletes training for the NFL combine and the Los Angeles Sparks.