ZERO Training Center offers an alternative to big-box gyms

From left: Nelson Bautista, Tony Campbell, James Thacker, owner David Maldonado and Daniel Woody offer a range of fitness expertise.

From left: Nelson Bautista, Tony Campbell, James Thacker, owner David Maldonado and Daniel Woody offer a range of fitness expertise.

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David Maldonado said he wanted to open a gym that allowed people to work out in a private setting. With ZERO Training Center, he has been able to do just that.

ZERO Training Center, which opened in June 2015, is based around personalized training, with a select number of clients per hour.

“A good amount of people that step in really like the concept,” Maldonado said. “The people who want personal training for the most part only know to get it at the big-box gyms.”

Clients interested in personal training need to make appointments at least 24 hours in advance. Most personal trainers specialize in different things—from weight loss to rehabilitation. This allows for training specialized to each client, leading to better results, Maldonado said.

“Whenever my clients get results, I want to see results more than they do,” Maldonado said. “I’m like a proud parent.”

Those interested in working out on their own also need to make an appointment to ensure there is room in the gym. Appointments help to keep gym capacity low, Maldonado said.

ZERO Training Center is about to expand its services and offer a BodySculpting class. This class will focus on weight and resistance training but will offer timed circuits for a full-body workout as well, Maldonado said. The class will cap out at four or five members.

Maldonado began getting interested in fitness at 18 or 19 years old, he said. However, he was not consistent until he was 28.

“I had learned enough from my previous failures about nutrition, not just lifting and proper form, but nutrition and consistency, where it really became a passion and turned my life around,” Maldonado said.

After health became a passion, he wanted to leave his job in decorative plumbing to become a personal trainer, but it was too much of a pay cut, he said. So, he decided to open his own business instead.

While he is hoping to expand, Maldonado likes working in the Pearland area, he said.

“I love it,” Maldonado said. “It’s a nice, tight-knit community.”
By Haley Morrison

Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. In her tenure as a reporter, she has primarily written about education, health care and transportation.


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