About us

Paul Wassily, the powerhouse behind Fitness by Paul, is driven by passion, dedication and determination. He discovered personal training at the age of 17 after losing 80 pounds. That experience sparked an enduring passion for fitness, and PT in particular.  

Paul earned his personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and studied Kinesiology and Exercise Science at California State University, Northridge. He has been a full-time trainer and nutrition advisor for his entire professional career, working at such elite fitness establishments in the Los Angeles area as the Spectrum Club, Bally’s Total Fitness, Action Personal Training,  and The Gym Spot. Paul was the legendary Dr. Dre’s personal trainer from 2010 to 2012, responsible for keeping him in shape by being on call 24/7 and overseeing his diet.

Paul was also the personal trainer of the late great Taylor Hawkins. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters. He was a regular at The Compound till his last day and will never be forgotten.

Paul’s approach includes understanding his clients’ personal needs and knowing that with personal training, one size does not fit all. This allows him to customize a unique program to fit each individual. He takes time to learn about his clients’ fitness and medical history, taking any limitations into consideration as he designs a regimen to help them meet their goals. He stresses the importance of diet as well as consistency while teaching clients the skills and knowledge needed to get to where they want to go.

The Compound, the culmination of over 15 years of success stories, is where Paul chases his greatness and defines his legacy. This luxury, world-class personal training gym is where empathy, rigor, inspiration and leadership come to life.

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