Patient Testimonials

  • I’ve been training at Vert for more than 10 years. This recently expanded space with semi-private sessions (with no more than 2 others working out at the same time with me) are tailored to my specific fitness goals. If you’re a high school or collegiate athlete, Vert will work out a program for you. If you’re an older athlete — as I’d like to think of myself — Vert will work out a specific program as well. It’s not one-size fits all, but many sizes for everyone.

    Careful attention is paid to form and performance of each exercise. The Vert trainers are friendly and, most important, concerned about my physical well-being and progress. Flexibility, balance and mobility are becoming increasing concerns with age and the Vert trainers address these concerns in the workouts. The director of fitness monitors all of the fitness clients and discusses each individual’s progress with an eye toward fixing any deficiencies or weaknesses that can be addressed in the workout. At a lot of gyms you’re a paycheck or workout fee. At Vert, I’ve always felt welcomed and part of a group.

    One of the things I like about Vert is that the trainers are constantly re-educating themselves on new trends in exercise and fitness. You don’t do the same thing every time. Each workout is different and challenging. I’ve worked out at different times of the day and different days of the week with all of the current trainers and each one of them brings something interesting to the experience in terms of knowledge, experience and encouragement.

    The Vert machines are a particularly interesting invention, computer controlled push-pull machines where work is happening in both directions of the exercise. But the Vert machines are one feature of an overall workout which may also include a vibration platform, kettle bells, weighted water bags, resistance bands, TRX and conventional dumbbells and weight plates plus extensive core work and stretching. The Bulgarian Bag has also been making an appearance at the facility.

    Vert has recently undergone an expansion. About 1000 square feet more space devoted to fitness has been added. Also just arrived an entire line of new cardio equipment. My understanding is more is coming. Part of the expansion saw PT move into its own private room.

    Manager Kevin Theis has been advising on the Bulletproof diet for over a year now, and Vert has a display case of coffee, cacao butter, chocolate and other supplements from Bulletproof. If you’re into the diet — and I’ve been trying it — the display makes it very easy by buy Bulletproof products.

    Kevin also conducts body fat and body composition testing at regular intervals with results stored for easy comparison. I’ve been charting my progress for some time with these results.

    I’ve trained a corporate gyms where you’re just a body, and, they hope, a body that doesn’t come in too often. At Vert, the trainers are personally invested in your fitness outcome. I appreciate that.

    Ian W.

  • going here for PT, facility is clean, staff is friendly, and very helpful!

    Kerri M.

  • I am so happy to have found this place. Munched, my physical therapist is very knowledgeable and friendly too

    Shala M.

  • Great physical therapy and gym. Andy is an incredible physical therapist, staff is fantastic too! If you want to maximize your recovery, this is the place.

    Vincent S.

  • Amazing place ! Recommend !!

    Eduardo M.

  • Great staff. Terrific atmosphere. Not only helped me heal but taught me how to use my body in new more efficient ways.

    Dr John D.

  • super friendly staff. very welcoming. the employees here truly care about healing you.

    Vanessa C.

  • VERT offers top notch services. The staff at VERT are knowledgeable and offer the big picture when it comes to fitness and therapy. They carry a large array of Bulletproof product and are well versed in offering advice on how to use them correctly… Bottom line. They keep me coming back like my favorite flavor of ice cream. Mucho Kudos to this place.

    John K.

  • Great place to workout…No frills…Just working out with a trainer in small, almost private groups.

    Linda E.

  • VERT is awesome!!! Staff is helpful, friendly and just amazing overall~! ❤️

    Lourie A.

  • I did several workouts with Lea. She’s an excellent trainer, easy going, and very knowledgable about fitness. Everyone at Vert is very friendly!

    Catherine L.

  • Love working out at Vert. Lea truly understands how to work around various injuries to keep me strong.

    Lori P.

  • VERT is an awesome Santa Monica secret. I first came to VERT in 2009 when I tore my ACL. I enjoyed my time spent rehabbing my knee, and all the therapists and aides that I worked with helped make a difficult time more than enjoyable. I recently started coming back to VERT this year after a neck injury and even though there are new PT’s and aides working here the culture has stayed the same a decade later, and everyone is a pleasure to work with. Once again making me reinvigorated in my rehab. I’ve learned from the Physical Therapist, Mike, techniques on how to get better and stay better through techniques and exercises he has taught me. I couldn’t recommend this place enough! Not to mention that once the therapists have gotten you healthy you can move over to the personal training side and work on getting in shape. Julian is a great personal trainer and I would highly recommend him.

    Max Z.

  • I’ve been training at VERT for many years. The trainers are outstanding! Billy, Lea and Maurice (to name a few) are very knowledgeable and very in tune with your wants and needs. Every workout session I’m asked, “how are you feeling today, anything hurt, any special thing you want to focus on today?” The workouts are great. Be ready to sweat! One quote Billy and I say on a regular basis is…”It’s 100%…I always feel better when I leave than when I walked in!” I haven’t technically been to the Physical Therapy side, but from time to time if I had an issue and I talked to one of the PT’s they’d be happy to share their knowledge and help out. I like that! Special props to Walter, Kevin and Lourie for keeping things running smooth. Thanks VERT!

    Kevin S.

  • In 2017 I herniated A disc in my lower back. I was advised by my doctor to come to Vert for my rehabilitation. I am glad they made this recommendation because these guys really know what there doing and have the utmost respect and kindness to the individuals they all treat. It’s pretty much a family over there. Great People! My main Psychical Therapists Were Kerry, Mike & Chris. These three individuals did such a good job. Once I began, they put my on a regiment where I was in a good position to become fully better, in which it was achieved. I had many times of doubt that I was on this long journy but they provided so much confidence that we will get through this.

    Management- They did a great job. They are very good at organizing all paper work that you need help with if for any reason your insurances needs copies of anything.

    Facility – Awesome. Very Clean. They have some of the best gym equipment.
    The medical equipment is very very clean.

    Parking- Lots of spaces. No need to worry about if your going to have walk far for spots on side streets.

    Overall, Vert is the BEST!!!!

    Chris M.

  • Chris the PT worked on me for the first time and I was impressed with his work. I will be back next week to continue my treatments. Great place and friendly staff!!!

    Uniik514 MTL

  • I was very happy with the facility, my therapist and my results!
    Facility was well-kept and everyone was friendly and professional.
    I was comfortable during the treatments & felt better after each session!

    The print out of exercises designed especially for my issue was key!

    Also the ice pack was great for my ride back to the office!

    Patty T.

  • I purchased a subscription for my daughter who is home for college, and she has been going to personal training sessions several times per week. She enjoys all of the instructors, especially Maurice, and she is never bored because each workout is completely different. She enjoys sharing the training sessions with other clients, who are very diverse in terms of age and fitness level. Because the trainer personalizes each person’s workout, it does not matter how fit (or unfit) the other persons are in the session. The workouts are quite challenging and are really getting her in shape!

    Isabel L.