to empower EVERYONE to live a healthy lifestyle

At Trainers Coalition, we are dedicated to fulfilling our mission by providing free gym access, personal training sessions, and other fitness resources to low income groups with high health risks

We stand behind the idea that the knowledge and coaching necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle is a basic right to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Fitness is empowering. I’m never going to be the strongest or the most athletic guy, but I just love exercising because I’m so grateful for what it has done for me. Fitness rebuilt my confidence and level of self-efficacy after struggling with bullying, negative body image, depression, and an eating disorder as a teenager. In doing so, it has shaped my character, work ethic, and approach to all facets of life.

We’re all one accident, illness, or disaster away from having our lives uprooted - mine was by a fire that affected my family. The fitness space teaches resiliency in the face of these obstacles; it offers health in the face of illnesses; it gives peace of mind in the face of psychological turmoil. Everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, should have the opportunity to reap these benefits. This is where Trainers Coalition comes in. Not only can our programs change the way our clients view themselves, but it also serves as a way to help them lead healthier lives. We believe that our service is an important aspect of preventative medicine - many low income groups can benefit from a healthier and more active lifestyle leading to less metabolic and psychological illnesses.
— Alan Li, Founder & President of Trainers Coalition

About us


Trainers Coalition is a San Francisco based nonprofit organization working to empower all people to live a healthy lifestyle by making fitness resources available to low income groups.

We believe in the preventative power of personal training and basic nutrition —and are dedicated to providing underserved communities with the resources they need to live productive and healthy lives. As a community of health and fitness enthusiasts, certified personal trainers, fitness instructors, and nutritionists, we work together to create individualized exercise plans, offer gym access, and provide one-on-one personal training sessions free of charge. Our clients have the choice to be paired up with a personal trainer for individualized coaching, to join a community of people with all types of fitness backgrounds and participate in group workouts...or to do both. 

Trainers Coalition was founded by a group of fitness fanatics whose lives were transformed by the grit and grind of the gym. To us working out is much more than just iron and sweat. It is a transformative process that shapes our level of confidence and strength in all aspects of life.

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