Russ The Fitness Guide

is here to guide you to a healthier way of life!


After nearly 18 years of personal training out of my own facility, RJS Fitness, I decided to close the gym and continue training in a new style that better prepares my clients for long term fitness success.

This website is still under construction as I re-brand and alter how I articulate what I do and how I improve a clients fitness, so please excuse the fact that there is old information mixed into these pages.  In the meantime, if you would like detailed information on how I can enhance a sedentary lifestyle, create fitness goals that are realistic, build programs to reach these goals that are fun and implementable in an average persons life, and help deal with pain issues, please email me at or call me at 310.874.2082.


      It is my goal to help you with yours.


As a personal trainer, I have been guiding people to healthier lifestyles through exercise since the early 90's.  In '99, I opened RJS FITNESS, a private personal training facility in El Segundo and soon moved to Hermosa Beach.  In '08, I created the Redondo Beach gym and private personal training center.  December 31, 2016, RJS FITNESS closed.  Beginning 2017, RJS Fitness was re-branded as Russ The Fitness Guide, personal training independently, using the wonderful assets of South Bay Southern California.

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I will be your guide on your fitness journey.


Your Fitness Guide

Beyond getting you in better physical condition, I want to create a foundation for continued success. I am here to help you create better exercise habits in my semi-private Redondo Beach gym and private personal training center. The equipment, education, and experience gives me the tools needed to achieve results in all my clients, regardless of age, current health and fitness status, and goals.  I offer a high level of communication, understanding, accountability, and thoroughness, and set a high standard for other personal training facilities and gyms.

I would love to be your guide to a healthier lifestyle!

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I used to have trainers at the big gyms, but since switching to Russ Samuels 18 months ago, I would never go back. It is so nice to have the “personal”
attention you get with Russ.
— R. C.

When I’m working out at RJS Fitness I feel that I’m in my own personal gym. It’s quiet, peaceful and allows you to really immerse yourself in your workout.
— D.R.

As a chiropractor with a growing practice in Southern California, I look to align myself with health professionals that have not only the educational background and certifications relevant to their profession, but also the often overlooked service aspect. My clients rely on me to recommend professionals who are focused on getting them results – and the team at RJS Fitness certainly fits this mold.
— Dr. D H

I had been doing my same tired workout for years and RJS Fitness changed things up for me. The results are incredible. I’m stronger, have more stamina and I like what I’m seeing in the mirror. (Ok so it’s actually my wife standing next to me, that I’m seeing in the mirror, but you get my point!) The gym is clean and the equipment is well maintained. I love the coded access at the door too. Thanks RJS!”
— P. D.