EPE Training Systems
Aspan Plaza
22821 Lake Forest Drive, #114
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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EPE Training Systems has closed. Many thanks to our former clients.

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Squat racks, barbells, olympic platforms, tons of conditioning equipment and an incredibly knowledgeable owner, what more could you ask for? I've been training with Stephen for about 4 months now and have been very happy with my strides in weight loss and strength gains. I take part in the group training and it's based around the big 4 compound movements with accessory exercises to complement the big lifts (squats, deadlifts, bench press, overhead press.) At the end of every workout is a conditioning aspect, which I love. Stephen is a form fanatic and focuses heavily on this. Everyone in the gym is very friendly and there is a great feel here. I personally haven't found a gym anywhere in the greater Orange County area that offers what EPE does, check it out!
- Jeff J, Trabuco Canyon, CA

Been training with Stephen for 3 months, very informative and helps push me towards my goals while teaching me to strength train in a healthy manner. Knows more than any trainer I've ever met. My level of conditioning has gone through the roof. Equipment is fun and different and the gym is unlike anything I've seen in Orange county. Stephen takes his time to teach the basics of movement in a work out as to best protect myself while creating a natural movement that creates the best results.
- Mike D, Laguna Niguel, CA

This gym is awesome. Stephen is way more knowledgeable, focused on form and on its clients specific needs/limitations/abilities than I've experienced with any of the "posh", more expensive gyms and trainers I've used. It's also got a great community feel. Stephen has years of experience in the fitness industry and is the only one I've met with the knowledge base to work with other PT's and physicians to get their patients to a high functional level.
He often gets recommended patients from local PT's and physicians, because of how well he can train and orthopedic injury. If you are tired of college kids and want to be trained by a professional go to Stephen!

- Nick D., Aliso Viejo, CA

I started here a few months ago with a one rep squat max of 185. I am now squatting 245 3 sets of 5 and increasing everyday. This is the same results I am getting with bench, dead lift and press. I have been going to the gym for years and am considered a 'buff' guy. I wholeheartedly recommend going to EPE and digging in. You will make real gains with a pro trainer in a real gym. loose the bar muscles and get strong!
- Derek S., Laguna Beach, CA

I've been training with Steve for little over 2 months now and let me describe this gym in one word AMAZING! Being involved for fitness for 5 years now, and being an ex Marine Scout Sniper, this has got to be the best gym in town. His knowledge, training techniques, energy level -  it’s all amazing! I hate 24 hour fitness and CrossFit is terribly bad on the body. This is the best alternative in town. I've lost 18 pounds in two months now I’m back in top physical condition. This is a must for anyone who wants to get involved in fitness, and I wouldn't recommend anything but EPE.
I have been around, and have used other trainers in my day, and nothing has ever come close to the attention and results I’ve gotten at EPE. Steve built a program around my personal level of fitness and my goals. He worked with me on my diet and supplement routine, and he spent the time to educate me on the “why” behind what we were doing. He spends way more time with me than any other trainer I know of, and the results are far beyond anything I have experienced – not even close! The mirror doesn’t lie! His knowledge level of what really works is just beyond anything I’ve seen out there – there is no BS. The equipment at EPE is like no other place, and the level of training has raised the bar for the entire Orange County fitness industry!

- Eric F., Laguna Niguel, CA

Could not have expected a better training program catered to fit my needs and ability. Stephen has this insane innate ability to cue in on every movement of every exercise you perform. Sounds intimidating? It's the exact opposite! You end up getting a 100% efficiency in every rep, lap, routine, etc you do. He is the only trainer I have ever met who cares more about your performance than time. I've been with good trainers who have worked me so hard that I was leaving drenched in sweat thinking, "This is so tough, it must be working, right". Then after training with Stephen I realized I was utterly wrong and, almost as important was how much money I wasted! My theory is that every trainer or program out there will help you to some degree, and Stephen is at the very top of that efficiency ladder. One on one with Stephen is unmatched. I'm a hardcore cyclist and considered myself to already have been in great shape. Stephen helped me maximize my potential and strength so much further.
Now let’s talk about the gym. Besides the pictures speaking for themselves, this place is a true gym. A well designed, well thought out, gym to hit every demand you want accomplished. You have the core equipment of course. Then you have the other equipment that just forces you to ask questions. I'm almost certain that he'll incorporate one of these unique pieces into your program as he did mine. Sometimes, I just want to work harder just to be able to use some of the other equipment pieces.
Bottom line, I could not have been more lucky to have found Stephen and I can't wait to see where he takes me next. He's that hole in wall restaurant that you don't want to tell anyone about but yet you tell everyone because it’s just that great.

- Daniel D., Irvine, CA

It is in my pleasure to highly recommend Stephen Yale of EPE Training Systems. I have been training with Stephen for almost two years now. He is an excellent personal trainer who always puts the client before himself.
I can't say enough about the hard work and dedication Stephen put into making me the best athlete possible. Stephen created a personalized workout plan designed around my body type and goals. Stephen always brought his A-game to each and every workout, and never let me take a workout off. He was constantly pushing me throughout each exercise, even when I was being tired and lazy. I believe, for these reasons alone, Stephen Yale is one of the best personal trainers in Orange County.
I trained with Stephen for roughly 5 months prior to my senior year of high school football. During this time period, I was able to become stronger and faster than ever before. I gained approximately 25 pounds of muscle and dropped my 40 yard dash from 5.2 seconds to 4.9 seconds. I added roughly 501bs on my bench press, 401bs on my power clean, and over 85Ibs on my squat. I was the second strongest person at my school, only behind another one of Stephen's clients.
I highly recommend Stephen due to his extreme dedication towards his athletes on both a physical and mental level. He is constantly researching the best programs for athletes regardless of which sport they wish to excel in. Stephen's workouts were always very physically demanding, but he keeps them enjoyable and very competitive.
Once again, I am honored to recommend Stephen Yale of EPE Training Systems as a personal trainer.

- Jacob H., Laguna Niguel, CA

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