Personal Training in Baton Rouge


Welcome to my website for my personal training studio. My name is Nick Ortego. I’ve been a personal trainer in Baton Rouge since 1998.

To see my reviews on google, click here.

I needed a trainer to get ready for my wedding. With Nick’s help, I lost 40 pounds in a year. Nick isn’t an average trainer. He’s incredibly knowledgeable on the body and what it needs. He builds you up into the workouts in a way where you’re working hard, but not overdoing it. He tailors the workouts to fit the needs of your body specifically. He is as much into the health of the mind as he is the physical health. He taught me breathing techniques, meditation, and how to alter my mindset when it came to my relationship with food and exercise. He’s encouraging and gives you the confidence to be your best self. He changed my life and I can’t thank him enough.–Elizabeth Hilgerson

Nick is an outstanding professional and personal trainer. I had no experience working out and no idea where to start. I tried to work out on my own before but was doing exercises that were too difficult for my physical condition and I didn’t have confidence that I was doing it correctly so I always gave up. He did an assessment to know exactly what condition my body was in and developed a custom fitness plan to help me get going. His understanding of biology and movement is evident. He was great about instructing and motivating me, but also educating me along the way. I worked with him for 3 months and learned how to keep evolving my routine to continually, but gradually, challenge myself. With Nick’s help I have become one of those annoying people that love morning workouts to kick start my day. At 50 years old I feel healthier and stronger than I have in 25 years. I highly recommend working with him no matter what your current physical condition is. He has the genuine interest and knowledge to help you develop healthy habits and achieve your goals. I’m grateful I found him. Thank you, Nick!!!–Tammy Scarpaci

I discovered Nick through a friend who had been working with him for a while, and I could see the positive results, so it inspired me to give him a call. Nick is not a one-size-fits-all trainer. What I really like is that he took the time to learn what my fitness goals were before we ever started the first exercise. His diagnostic and prescriptive approach identified the muscle groups in my body that needed strengthening. The result is that my running form has improved significantly, which was one of my goals. Nick is extremely well-educated as to the body and spirit, and understands that living well involves more than just a few exercises, it involves a broad perspective. —Melinda Walsh

Top 5 Things To Know Before Hiring a Personal Trainer In Baton Rouge

personal trainers Baton Rouge

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Personal Trainer in Baton Rouge

How does personal training work?

Each time we meet, I take you through your exercise session. Wiht me as your personal trainer, you can leave your doubt and uncertainty behind as I teach you proper form and coach you on the mental side of training.

As I guide you through each personal training session, you’ll gain confidence in your own ability to reach your goals. And you’ll leave each session feeling energized and happy that you committed to taking good care of your body.

So what are the top 5 things to know before hiring a personal trainer?

A personal trainer is an important part of any fitness regimen. A good personal trainer can provide you with the knowledge and motivation to reach your fitness goals. Finding the right trainer in Baton Rouge can be a challenge. There are many factors to consider when choosing a personal trainer. Here are the steps to find a qualified and experienced personal trainer in Baton Rouge.

  • First, it is important to research the credentials of any potential trainers.
  • Second, it is important to talk to the trainer and ask questions about their experience and qualifications.
  • Third, it is essential to discuss your goals and fitness level with the trainer.
  • Finally, it is important to consider the cost of the services and the availability of the trainer.

The first step in finding a qualified and experienced personal trainer in Baton Rouge is to research their credentials. It is important to make sure that the trainer is certified by a reputable organization.

You can check the credentials of potential trainers by visiting the websites of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) or the National Academy of Sports Medicine

The above is what the AI app ChatGPT had to say about how to find a personal trainer in Baton Rouge. But here is the rest of the story.

Looking to hire a personal trainer in Baton Rouge? Here are the top 5 things I think you should know based on my experience as a personal trainer in Baton Rouge since 1998.

To set a time for a free initial consultation click here.

1. There are no barriers to entry in the field of personal training.

Anyone can print some business cards and call themselves a personal trainer. There is no legal definition. No state licensing to become a personal trainer. No minimal education required to become a personal trainer.

The person who cuts your hair or arranges your flowers has to jump through more educational and licensing hoops than a personal trainer does.

To set a time for a free initial consultation click here.

2. Certified Personal Trainer means absolutely nothing.

There is no legal definition for “certified personal trainer”. I can certify my dog as a personal trainer. Actually, I just spent 10 minutes taking an online test with the International Fitness Association and now my dog is a certified personal trainer if I send them some money.

To set a time for a free initial consultation click here.
3. Experience is the best indicator of a quality personal trainer.

Because of the low barrier to entry in the field of personal training, there is a very short average career span. The market is swamped and it weeds out the people who don’t have a strong passion to make personal training a career. I’ve been a personal trainer in Baton Rouge since 1998.

4. A strong desire to help people improve is a key quality of a of great trainer.

Not every super-fit person makes a great trainer. The passion for fitness has to be coupled with strong desire to help other people reach their potential.

How can you tell if a trainer has this desire?

In the modern information age, anyone can share expertise freely with the world through blogs and YouTube channels. This site has many blog posts and instructional videos I’ve produced for that purpose alone.

Use the search function to find info and instruction on any fitness topic.

This desire is what drives a great trainer to develop deep expertise.

To set a time for a free initial consultation click here.

5. Expertise in health and fitness is really important.

Certification in personal training doesn’t ensure competence, much less excellence or expertise. So how do you know if a trainer knows what they’re doing?

Search the internet. Watch their videos and read their blog posts. Can they effectively communicate their information?

Also, if you’re seriously considering using personal training to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, then contact a trainer for an initial consultation.

To set a time for a free initial consultation click here.

Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.

Nick started his personal training career in 1998 while studying Kinesiology at LSU. He has experience working in a rehabilitation setting with clients recovering from orthopedic injuries and other medical issues. Nick is also a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a certified yoga teacher.

Nick’s approach as a personal trainer is to help clients optimize often-overlooked aspects of lifestyle to help all clients reach their full potential.

Whether you are a desk jockey with lower back pain or an accomplished runner, this website is a great resource to help you. If you’re interested in yoga or meditation, we have blog posts geared to you as well. We also have many posts optimized breathing–the most overlooked aspect of health and fitness.

Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

N 2 Action

Personal Trainers in Baton Rouge

Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching..

Nick Ortego, Owner, Personal Trainer, Health Coach : A personal trainer in Baton Rouge since 1998.

For an initial consultation with a personal trainer, complete the form below:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s