Sayon Fitness

Sayon Fitness is your solution if you’re an Ambitious Career Woman or Man that’s looking to feel and look great. We can help you get in shape and lose weight with quick and fun workouts. We are one of the top fitness studios in the San Gabriel Valley and Southern California. Our clients are just like you, busy and have little time to work out. We work with lawyers, doctors, psychologists, professors, teachers, police officers, entrepreneurs, management and media people, and many more. It’s not for everyone only for those who are serious and want to achieve their fitness goals to feel great with the way they look.

1. Are you tired of not having enough time for yourself?
2. Are you always making excuses why you can’t lose weight or tone up?
3. Are you making the right decisions when it comes to your health?
4. Are you unhappy and annoyed by crowds at Big Box Gyms?


At our state-of-the-art fitness studio located in the beautiful City of Alhambra – just a few minutes away from Pasadena, San Marino, Los Angeles, and South Pasadena. Our training is unique and scientifically proven to get you the fastest results with the least amount of time.
At Sayon Fitness our programs are custom made to match your abilities using the latest heart monitoring technology. We use scientific research to develop individualized programs. We implement Tabata protocol – a scientifically proven method known to burn more calories in the least amount of time possible. We also instruct using the latest in Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT).


• Our training sessions are quick and fun, so that you can get back to the important things that matter to you.
• Our fitness programs will help you lose between 6-12 lbs. in the first few weeks, so that you can get and stay motivated to keep losing weight until you reach your goal!
• At Sayon Fitness we work with your eating habits, so that you can follow and stay the course with your fitness goals.
• We have small semi-private sessions and private sessions, so that you’re comfortable.

Benefits when you Train with Sayon Fitness
• We will help you save time and add value by giving you fast and effective workouts so you can enjoy your family, work, play or just relax.
• We put together advance fitness programs so you get the best results with minimal time.
• We care about your achievements because your success is our success.

Read what some of our clients are saying about us:



Cindy Ngo1Cindy Ngo

My review is really way overdue, time really flies…Its been a year since I’ve started training with Marcos! I knew after the first month training with him that it was one of the best investments I’ve ever made for myself. I work 6 days a week and 65 hours each week, which leaves no time to eat my meals on time let alone fit in a workout…in other words = unhealthy eating habits, weight gain, and lazy to do anything active. Since Sayon Fitness offered a workout of 30 mins = 1-2 hours at the gym I felt it was worth a shot. Of course, I was skeptical about 30 min workouts changing my bad habits, weight and health but after meeting with Marcos, his knowledge of workout techniques, and ability to make each workout do its job + fun at the same time has really helped me get healthier. He has sessions early in the morning and right before dinner for all the regular 9-5 workers, but for me I liked that he offered private sessions that accommodated my swing shift work schedule. The 1 on 1 also allowed the session intensity to be catered to my beginning level fitness to my current stamina of more intermediate to advanced workouts. Since I haven’t been able to stick to an exercise routine since my high school swim team days, it was really hard just getting myself to the gym before/after work, when I did, I’d over work myself by staying there for 2-3 hours and end up so sore I couldn’t get myself to go back again for weeks/months. With these sessions, I actually felt my body working hard but not feel like broken pieces after each session, it made me look forward to my next ones. His workouts are never boring and I was able to learn which workouts were more effective when targeting area’s I wanted toned down the most and when to stop so I don’t over exert myself. Aside from having a genuine, encouraging trainer here, the equipment is new and clean! The workouts I was taught made me sweat more in 30 minutes than when I’ve been at the gym for 2 hours. I also have to credit Marcos for teaching me how to jog, I was never able to jog a full lap at Almansor Park because of my breathing but since he got me a heart rate monitor I’ve seen such huge changes! I’ve worked on it enough the past month to get myself to jog up to 5 miles after getting off work at 10pm! I constantly end up surprising myself with my determination in comparison to how I felt about working out before, but after seeing results that’s what ends up happening. I just got back from my vacation to Kauai and I’m still shocked that I felt physically fit enough to repel off a 30 foot water fall, kayak over 2 miles down a river and hike (or more like climb rocks) up a 4 mile trail on the Na Pali Coast! Getting fit and feeling healthy really gives you the motivation to take on new challenges you thought you could never do. I wish I invested in a trainer sooner, and of course I’ll be Marcos. Thank you!
If you’re serious about getting healthy it’s never too late! Make an appointment, and try a session you won’t regret it!


NatashaNatasha Itzel

I have seriously struck gold! I have been training with Marcos for a little over a month and feel I am definitely ready to write my review. I have never had such hands-on training, not to mention incredible results. After just one month I’ve lost 2″ around my waist and feel amazing. I feel super toned and my energy levels are through the roof. Let me give a breakdown: I take morning sessions. I start at 6am and his sessions are 30 minutes long. He recommends 3 sessions per week but no more than that. My initial thoughts were, “Only 30 minutes?”, “Only three days a week? How’s that supposed to work?” The man knows what he’s doing. My absolute favorite part about  Sayon Fitness is the environment. The people that take his sessions are all like a big family, and they are so happy to bring in new members. No ego. No attitude. It’s so refreshing. I also love that there are no mirrors in the the studio. Us women can get a bit distracted with our looks rather than using that energy for our workouts, so that’s not a problem there. When I say that Marcos is hands-on, I mean it. He pushes you beyond what you think you might be capable of. He sees your potential and he wants you to see it, too. I have surprised myself countless times when I have really pushed myself through the workouts with his encouragement. IT’S NO CAKE WALK, however. He designs his workouts to push you to your max in the allotted 30 minutes. Another nice touch is that he offers to check your measurements once a month. Seeing the results in the way your clothes fit, the way you look in the mirror and the words of praise from your significant other are all fantastic, but seeing it on a measuring tape and comparing those results to the previous ones is sososo satisfying. I truly recommend Sayon Fitness to anyone, anywhere. It’s just fantastic!

Before and now


 Sandy M.

Before Sayon Fitness, no gym membership in the world could get me to stay motivated though I was paying money every month to gyms that served me no purpose. I knew that something needed to change and that was the day I heard about Sayon Fitness. I started Sayon Fitness probably like most people, through its promo deal. But a week into it, I already know that I would sign up for the membership. Good bye LA Fitness! Marcos is a phenomenal trainer! He is constantly changing things up and pushing you to do the best. Its high intensity workout with a variety of exercises and training techniques will definitely shock your body out of any plateau. And although I go with group workouts, I always feel like I’m getting a lot of one on one attention. Regardless of your fitness level or fitness goal, you will not be disappointed with what you’ll get out of Sayon Fitness!
PS: What makes this gym the hidden gem of Alhambra is the atmosphere. Everyone treats each other like family. There is definitely no other gym that I can call “home”.



James F1Jim F.

I signed up because my wife wanted a place where we can both work out, lose weight, and build muscle without having to go the gym where I would seemingly just waste time and money. So we decided to try this place out instead of the gym. Greatest decision I’ve made concerning working out.
I’ll start with Marcos, the trainer. He is a great leader who knows how to push you and when to push–very motivational. His goal is to help you reach your goal, not push his own agenda. And he does that in an extremely comfortable way that is curtailed to your needs. He figures out a meal plan based on what you tell him about your eating habits, and he adjusts the food program accordingly, and helps you reach your goals. This guy has changed the way I think about eating and working out. He is very approachable and not intimidating at all. When you have questions he is more than willing to answer and give you his best opinion.
Next, the program itself is fairly simple and very effective. I came from the idea of working out in LA fitness for at least 45 minutes (4-5 times a week) using machines. Two years showed little to no results. Then, my wife found Marcos and his program. 3 times a week for 30 minutes of high intense interval training (with weights limits just for my needs). And in the first month I lost 9 lbs. I, of course, had to change my diet to get results–but nothing life changing really, but with his help and guidance I lost the weight. The idea behind his training is with the heart monitor. He wants to measure your heart rate going up and down, which basically can help prevent the body from hitting a “plateau” as it would in a gym. This “up-and-down” heart rate helps burn calories. May sound complex, but with a heart monitor it is not. The work out itself is 30 minutes with about 4-5 minute intervals (1 minute or so break in between intervals) of either cardio or muscle building. Workouts are never the same, and thus we never get bored. Also, he never requires too much. If I feel sick/tired/injured, he backs off. If he sees I can do more, he motivates me to do so.
He believes in group work outs because this does help motivate people to try harder, especially if you see others giving their best (I know this does not work for some so he does offer private training). The group is usually no more than 6-7 people, so far.
Honestly, had I known about this type of program years ago, I would have stopped all the gym membership stuff and just gone straight here. He does monthly measurements to make sure progress is being made.
Now, someone out there might be looking for something negative. Hard to find fault with a guy who knows his stuff when it comes to training, so no negatives here. He offers a semi-flexible schedule and of course private training. Park in the new structure located between Garfield and First St, north of Main St.
Essentially, if you have “tried everything” and you are not losing weight or you aren’t gaining muscle, try this program out for at least 3 months. This program is for both genders, people of all ages and all sizes. My clothes fit better and I am not as tempted as much to snack or eat junk food. Every day after a long day at work, though I may not want to go, I am always glad I went to go work out.


Laura B1Laura Barrera

I always thought that weight loss would be more challenging. I gained 100 lbs. after graduating college and found it incredibly painful to lose them. I decided to join Sayon Fitness and have lost 80 lbs. since. I lost 15 lbs. the first month. His style of personalizing the workout given any prior injuries motivated me to try harder. He creates weight challenges to motive us and provides eating and after work out recommendations. It is my goal to continue to lose an average of 15 lbs. per month and then continue with him to maintain it. The music and team building workout helps to create a great sense of camaraderie which results in more weight loss. 




Rosendo Ruiz

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After trying out different fitness spots and working out on my own at the gym. I have come to the conclusion that Sayon Fitness has given me the greatest results with 30 minute workouts.Marcos Sayon will teach you high intensity workouts that will  strengthen your core and will get you a  flatter stomach, tighter arms , and toned legs.  If your looking to tone your muscles and burn fat Sayon Fitness is the place for you.Going to Sayon Fitness has decreased my  body fat, strengthen my core, and has also allowed me to have a high intensity workout in 30 minutes. So stop wasting 2 hours at the gym and get better results in 30 minutes.


Gladis Oropeza

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There will NEVER be enough words to describe how Sayon Fitness has changed my life.Before joining Sayon Fitness I was extremely overweight and could not run one lap if my life depended on it.  Doing 10 jumping jacks in a row was a mission in itself.  My self esteem was on the floor and didn’t have thrill for life and my body and energy showed for it.  At Sayon Fitness not only did I meet an amazing trainer but also a family that encourages me day by day to reach my goal and today I feel better than i have EVER felt in my life.

The workouts are amazing, you will never get the same workout done twice, which for me is a plus because I tend to get bored very easily.  The quote “no pain no gain” is something that never made sense to me until now.  Everyday i’m sore from the crazy yet fun workouts that we do.  Workouts such as supermans, frog jumps, burpees, mountain climbers, push ups or squats are something that I never in a million years thought i could do.  The feeling I have after every workout is an “I hate it but I love it feeling”.

Thanks to Sayon Fitness I am  now 40 lbs lighter and training to run my first 1/2 marathon within a couple of months.  I honestly do not see myself without Sayon Fitness anymore.  Completely worth the investment!!!


Ralph Salazar

Ralph Salazar

New Update; This weekend was a testimonial to what we can achieve by hard work and dedication, for the past 6 months I have been working with Sayon preparing myself for the toughest challenge of my life, the Tough Mudder Challenge, a 10 to 12 mile obstacle course designed for the British special forces, I was asked by many of my friends why would you want to put yourself through that, my answer today is because I can! 7-9-2012

I am both a member of a local gym and now Sayon Fitness. I joined Sayon a few months back on the suggestion of a friend, I had mentioned to him that I wanted to take my fitness to a new level although I also needed to shed a few lbs I need that extra push, Sayon’s method of training for 30 minutes at high intensity has taken me beyond my goal and now looking to achieve higher goals thank you!

I would like to thank Sayon Fitness for taking me to the next level of fitness and training. With his personal attention and diet tips, Marcos has taken me from being 40lbs heavier and out of shape to being 15lbs from reaching my goal weight, Marcos has a great talent for changing up the workouts, we never know what to expect when we walk in the door. I now truly understand how important it is to have a trainer that cares and understand your goal as much as you.


Irma B1Irma Bello

I came to Sayon fitness after giving birth to my first baby. I felt overweight and worried that I would never get back in shape. In just 3 months I’ve gotten myself back into my pre-pregnancy clothes and I’m still shedding the weight. I have always been skeptical of trainers but Marcos proved me wrong. Not only was I over weight I had never really worked out a day in my life. Marcos was patient and gave me the confidence I needed. I would never ever trade in my trainer!!!!!





Martha R1Martha Rmrz-Lim

I started Sayon Fitness back in March 2013 for a summer wedding. After the freshmen 15 and grad school 20, I had completely given up hope on the possibility of loosing weight. I had tried WW, ” my own unhealthy diets, and “working out” when I had time. It didn’t work! I simply had thrown in the towel.

It wasn’t until the intervention came along. A family member took a look at me and said, “You need to start working out!” I knew that I was getting bigger and I simply did not believe I could train longer than a week with any trainer. The idea of having a trainer made me uncomfortable. I gave it a shot, called Sayon Fitness and thought “Let’s see how this goes!” On the back of my mind I thought that I would walk in to health/gym freaks and that I would be looked down upon.

WRONG! As I looked around I realized that everyone at Sayon Fitness was at a different fitness level. The trainer Sayon, made sure to modify the exercise regime to sooth each person’s fitness level. While others completed a push-up, I took baby steps and was barely able to slightly lean forward prior to falling on my stomach. I was encouraged to keep trying and every time that I got closer to completing a push up, the Marcos noticed and complemented each inch that I got closer to completing at push up. For someone who never worked out, this gave me the motivation and encouragement to continue those baby steps towards improving.

When I least expected, my goal was no longer solely ridden on my weight, it became focused on lowering my %of fat and getting stronger, getting faster, improving my breathing. While I focused on those goals, my body began to develop MUSCLE! My arms and legs were beginning to tone up, what???

The workout is fun and the workout groups make the workout dynamics interesting. The HIIT work out regime is great, however the person that executes and delivers these workouts is simply who has turned this hopeless unfit person (Sadly prior to training, I was literally out of breath each time that I walked ONE flight of stairs) into someone who has completed a 6.2 mile race. Marcos Sayon has pushed me to the limit and believes in my potential when I had NO vision, mission, or confidence. I am now looking forward to training to run a half marathon. Wow!


Albert R1Albert Ruiz

This is the best work out I’ve ever done! I don’t have Lots of time during the day to work out now that I have 2 boys that I love spending time with. The 30 minute classes are awesome because I get in, get my work done, and get out…. still have time to go home and spend time with my wife and kids.What I love about the work outs is that they are never the same, they might target the same body parts on specific days, but the exercise is always different… Lots of variety so you never get bored and your muscles never get used to it. Classes are small so the trainer gets to spend more time making sure your form is correct.
I’ve been going to Sayon fitness for about 5 months now, and I don’t remember a particular day that I have not been sore… and it’s the good kind of sore. It goes to show that there is no repetitiveness so your muscles are always getting the best workout possible.I would recommend this to anybody, but especially to all you moms and dads that don’t have the one to two hours to spend at the gym.





Olga Zavala

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I will keep this short and sweet, but this is by far the best fitness spot I have ever had the privilege of being a member. It’s not as flashy as any other Sports Club in LA, but there is enough space to get your training done.  Marcos Sayon is tough and pushes you to the limit with very few breaks.  His 30 minute training sessions are intense that I often end up flopping on the floor.

I’ve been a member to many other gyms and have had trainers; however, can’t say that I have been able to get such quick results as I have in the few months I have trained at Sayon.Training here has allowed me to learn so much about form, and various exercises.  I’ve been able to tone up my arms (something I never thought possible). Highly recommend Sayon Fitness!


Elizabeth LaSirena


I am absolutely 100% satisfied with this place!!  I’ve joined gyms before and I’m very athletic but I’ve not gotten results as I’m getting now.  Sayon Fitness challenges me even more!  I have to admit that my exercise routine got boring and I decided to join my friends after they raved about Marcos and his fitness center.  I now know what they were so happy about and I agree! I try to bring as many people here as I can.  After that, it’s up to them to decide. Most often than not, people stay because they see results!  Unlike some personal trainers, Marcos knows exactly what he is doing and you will see the results you want.  Of course it’s up to you to do the work.  Marcos will just show you how :)

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