"I was referred to Manny by a former client of his, and it has been by far one of the best investments I have made for myself! As a coach, he is a very dedicated, honest, passionate individual in what he does, and he DOES NOT have a problem communicating/teaching you the reasoning behind the things he does. I have learned a lot from myself within this whole journey of mine, I have been able to challenge myself both physically and mentally which I am very grateful for because during this process I have been able to find a good BALANCE and healthy relationships with all the food groups including fun foods which have helped me improve my gut health as well as feeling comfortable in my overall body. If you’re not ready to go ALL IN he is not the coach for you, The whole process of being comfortable with being uncomfortable will be part of the process and he wouldn't push you to things knowing you’re not ready for them. I've learned just to show up even when I don' t even feel like it and the results will speak for themselves"
"It is very rare that I think so highly of a service or someone to write a review about it! But Manny provides so much knowledge and expertise in a very unique way! He truly cares and puts all his effort into his clients and athletes to point that it is not just a service but you become part of his family! Manny is like no other coach I've had because he does it not do it to survive or to become rich. He does it because he truly loves the sport and seeing you grow and progress past the limitations you have put on yourself! You do your part and he goes above and beyond! Don't do your part and come with excuses I hate to be you!
With all that said If your serious about learning what your capable of... being pushed passed your own goals and limitations... Seeing real results! Manny is the coach for you!
"Manny is more than a coach. I’ve been trained and taught by many other coaches but I could never get to my potential. Soon as I hired manny this dude tapped into that potential. I’ve never the level of effort and commitment he gives to his clients. If I have a question, he has an answer. If I’m doubting myself, he’s always there to slap some sense into me. He pushes you the hardest because he genuinely cares. If anything you should be concerned if he’s not saying anything to you. His meal plans are great especially if you want to know what you’re supposed to eat. The meals change as well as weeks go by and for the most part I really do enjoy all the meals. Any question I’ve asked him he doesn’t just answer it but he explains as to why something is the way it is. He’s a very knowledgeable person and that’s what I admire a lot. He’s cold and tough on the outside but this man loves his clients.
He’s an athlete himself so to get others ready while getting yourself ready is not an easy task yet he’s never let that get in the way of taking care of his clients. One thing I would encourage is for him to keep learning and growing and using the things he learns and keep implementing those teachings to his clients. He didn’t just change my physique, he changed my mindset. Showed me that if there’s something I want then I have to be willing to do whatever it takes. I take that mentality with me in everything I do. Thank you coach!"
"Sin duda alguna he logrado un cambio radical en mi físico desde que empezamos a trabajar. Logré aumentar mi masa muscular y esto debido al buen hábito de la alimentación con ejercicio. Sin duda alguna, manny es un buen coach que tanto en lo físico y mental logra mantenerte fuerte. Siempre aconsejando lo mejor para llevar tu físico al siguiente nivel"
- Daniel Luna - @danyfit1 (Men's Physique Athlete)
"Manny como coach en mi opinión personal, simplemente ha sido el mejor en lo que hace, no es el coach que copia y pega planes para ver si dan resultados, él te adecua exactamente lo que realmente necesitas para cumplir tus objetivos. Me ha ayudado en los objetivos que hemos planteado, y así seguirá siendo porque seguiremos trabajando juntos hasta llegar a donde queremos.
Además de que cada viene adecuado personalmente a tus objetivos, viene explicado tal cual es, entonces no hay ninguna manera de fallar puesto que todo está para hacerse al pie de la letra.
Ciertamente no es el coach que te va a hablar bonito siempre, sino que te hablara con la verdad y sinceridad y eso es aún más valioso puesto que cada palabra que te dice es porque eso es, tanto una felicitación como alguna llamada de atención.
He tenido también la oportunidad de competir, y es un apasionado por lo que hace y eso se refleja en uno mismo en la condición y el paquete con el que uno llega, además de que siempre está ahí para resolver dudas, hacer ajustes y hacerte ver todo con objetividad, no importa la hora que sea o el día, él ha estado ahí, y esto que quiere decir, que se preocupa y realmente le importa cada uno de sus alumnos"
- Aldo Rodriguez - @aldo_0505/ (Classic Physique Athlete)
"Llevo un poco más de 60 semanas en el plan de entrenamiento, Si ya había competido en la categoría classic physic en la liga de aquí (affbc) con otros preparadores y he aprendido con todos. En este equipo he aprendido la disciplina necesaria para estar a un paso del pro card a pesar de que la asesoría es en línea y no presencial la atención por parte del coach siempre ha sido muy firme y muy profesional en todo aspecto, dietas, entrenamientos y en todos los aspectos. Pero lo que más me ha gustado es el apoyo mental, no en forma de consentirte si no en decirte lo que necesitas escuchar y hacer, siempre directo y honesto... por ejemplo, mi cambio de categoría de classic a men's. Agradezco a este equipo y al coach por el nivel hasta donde he llegado y claro no siempre satisfechos seguiremos escalando para lograr nuestros objetivos. (Bagger mentality)"
- Luis Ortega - @ortegafit
(Men's Physique Athlete)
"El coach manny, hice mi primer prep con el y transformo mi cuerpo en 12 semanas nunca me imagine llegarme a verme así. Aunque si es muy duro, y le vale si te lastima tus sentimientos con sus comentarios y acciones, el demuestra que le importa y es orgulloso de su trabajo el cual lo hace muy bien. Y aunque no pudimos terminar esa meta por razones personales, me enseñó mucho de nutrición"
"When in doubt i ask him for any advice he understands my short term and long term goals. He is honest and does provide his service to your needs and adjustments to see healthier results. Having been on prep before when i came to Manny he has helped me adjust to my meals and work outs in order to loose fat and build muscle at the same time"
"Gracias primero que nada. Muy contenta por poder pertenecer a esta familia, gracias coach por estar siempre 24/7 , siempre al pendiente de tus atletas, aprendiendo y creciendo más con tu ayuda, muy directo siempre realista y todo con el objetivo de llevarnos a un nivel más del que estamos, no conformarnos si no siempre dar el máximo, siempre cuidando cada detalle por más mínimo. Gracias por prepararnos para siempre ir a dar el mejor paquete"
"Eh tenido la oportunidad de trabajar con varios coach/preparadores, y sin duda puedo decir que Cojack ah sido el mejor coach con el que eh tenido la oportunidad de trabajar.
Muy profesional y preparado, me ah sabido guiar en cada etapa, siempre explicando de la manera más clara cada proceso.
Un coach que primero que nada se interesa en el bienestar y salud de sus atletas, así como de llevarnos a nuestros límites y sacar lo mejor de uno. Confío 100% en su trabajo y su preparación.
Muy feliz de formar parte de Team Mannymal y muy agradecida por el apoyo"
“Manny might be the best bang for your buck coach out there, And will make sure you’re not wasting your time and money. His personality isn’t for everyone. But he is extremely knowledgeable and will always strive to answer any questions you have about your nutrition and diet plan. (Even if sometimes it’s a dumb question). Since joining with him I’ve transformed my body in ways I didn’t think were possible for me. Everyone is different and requires a different approach. But this guys is the real deal (as long as you’re willing to follow the plan). 100% recommend!“
"Not only is Manny an amazing competition/lifestyle coach, Manny is also an amazing life coach. If you’re looking a for sugar coat/a coach that tells you what you want to hear not what you need to hear, Manny isn’t your coach. If you’re looking for a coach that tells you what you need to hear, keeps you 10000% accountable and pushes you past your limits and reach levels you never imagined, Manny is your coach! I couldn’t be more happy and honored to be part of Team Mannymal! I am nothing but beyond happy with the results Manny gave me during prep and right now currently bulking. I learned more about my body and about nutrition/health and also a lot more about training being with Manny. If you give Manny 100% of your dedication, he’ll give you 1,000% back. I highly recommend hiring Manny for training sessions and for ANY nutrition plan for ANY health/fitness needs. Thank you Manny for everything! I will forever be grateful!
When I was first introduced to Manny my initial thoughts were “fuck he looks extremely intimidating” and “holy shit what did I sign up for”. I can truthfully tell you that … I was right about those thoughts lol. In all seriousness though, if you’re looking for a cookie cutter or copy paste type of nutritionist / sugar coating coach , Manny is NOT your guy. Manny is a straight up, no bs , tell it as it is type of person. If you’re someone who can’t cut the bs / push all the excuses aside and get down to business to achieve your goals , truthfully don’t waste your money nor manny’s time. I’ll tell you why, because this man truly cares for this clients and if you give it your all , Manny will reciprocate that back x10.
I have been training with Manny for almost about 2 years now & have experienced all kinds of plans: prep , off season & now lifestyle. Each one of these phases has pushed me physically , mentally & emotionally. Not only have I gained so much knowledge throughout these phases but I’ve also gained so much confidence within myself in & outside of the gym. It wasn’t an easy process , you will experience ups and downs, but the great thing about this journey is that you have a coach who will rock by your side throughout the whole experience. Throughout my time of being under Manny’s training , I’ve won my first bodybuilding show , I’ve bulked & gained about 5lbs of muscle within a 7 month time frame , competed a second time & now focusing on letting my body rest and prepare for starting a family. There’s no other trainer/ coach / nutritionist I could think of who would pour his heart and soul into his clients and make sure they achieve their goals just as much as Manny would. Thank you Manny for helping me accomplish my goals , becoming more confident within myself & overall being there through the thick and thin. Rocking with you for life! "
- Alexis Bergara - @oh_leex (Wellness Athlete & Lifestyle)
"Damn where to even begin, I have known Manny for years since I was a young pup and let me just say he was one of the most genuine people I have ever met. He inspired me and motivated me , he saw potential in me that I couldn't see. Years went by and at the time wasn't really seeing eye to eye with my coach. My fiancé ended up hiring Manny and I saw how much of a great coach he was, his meal plans were the most detailed plan I ever seen and if you had a question he'd respond within the hour. So I dropped my old coach and hired Cojack remembering the kind dude I met years ago , and don't get me wrong he cares about his clients well being beyond the gym and diet but if you are looking to get babied and patted on the back run the fuck away hahaha . This man will give you the tough love you need to improve yourself he wont hold your hand and tell you try better next week he will tell you get your shit together or stop wasting your time, shit people need to hear , Manny isn't mean at all he sees the potential in you and he won't let you cheat yourself or make excuses. He is hands down the best coach I have ever had , an amazing mentor , great friend , and the hardest working coach / trainer out there, truly inspiring .Thank you for all you done for me and all your clients, we gonna run it till the wheels fall off big bro"
"I have so much gratitude and respect for how much Manny has improved my quality of life. I started wanting to change the way I looked which is definitely working but most importantly he has really changed the way I think and feel. His level of professionalism and knowledge in nutrition is incredible, always willing to answer my questions; thoroughly and patiently. The meal plans are definitely tailored to me based on my goals and weekly check-ins. I am really impressed at the level of attention he has with his clients. I fully trust him because I have experienced the results first hand. I want to commend him for helping me change my lifestyle. If you are looking for a nutritional coach who cares - reach out to him - just be ready to work, another great quality about him- he will not sugar coat anything and will be 100% honest.
Grateful I found him- his services have exceeded my expectations."
"Me has cambiado la vida!!!!!! No solo a mi ya varias personas se han inspirado en mis cambios y ya empezaron el plan nutricional contigo, te quiero agradecer personalmente, el tomarte el tiempo de contestar todas mis múltiples dudas con paciencia y tanta sabiduría , gracias por enseñarme el cuidado más importante que deberíamos de saber todos “que comer” los planes alimenticios son nutritivo, balanceado y ricos, las porciones de acuerdo a lo que necesita mi cuerpo, eliminar mitos de que no comer te ayuda adelgazar jajaja porque nunca había comido tanto !!!!!!!! Eso me ayudará por el resto de mi vida !!! Gracias , gracias , gracias !!!!!!!!!!!!! Eres el más fregón !
"Empece a trabajar con Manny desde Noviembre del 2021 tres meses después de haber dado a luz a mi bebe, los cambios después del parto son inmensos y mas cuando era mi tercer bebé y con 38 años sentía que estaba estancada y no baje el peso en un par de semanas como con mis anteriores bebés. Al principio lo que más me costo fue ajustarme a comer cada 3 hrs aproximadamente ya que antes comía pocas veces al día y no me daba hambre. El plan alimenticio está bastante completo y muy bien explicadas las porciones así como el pre y post workout y el cardio que se debe realizar. Quedas muy satisfecho con la alimentación, mi metabolismo se comenzó a acelerar y se comenzaron a ver resultados. Hasta el momento e bajado unas pocas libras pero en tallas se ve la diferencia, la comparación de mis fotos antes y después son muy notorias.
Estoy bastante satisfecha con los resultados y de tener a Manny como coach, siempre atento y respondiendo mis dudas de una manera amable y con mucha disponibilidad. Las instrucciones de los check in, suplementos, alimentación etc está muy bien explicada.
Como punto final: asegúrate de no hacer preguntas obvias, tontas, que ya había explicado o vienen descritas en tu plan. Siempre double check las instrucciones"
- Anya Chavarria - @jesanyka (Lifestyle Client)
"By far one of the best coaches out there. And I know that sounds cliché but in all honesty he really is. If you’re looking for someone who’s going to kiss your ass and tell you everything you want to hear he’s not the one for you. But if you want someone who’s going to tell you what you need to hear he’s the one. He actually cares about his clients and wants the best for them but also won’t waste your time or his time and he will tell you straight out. I’m in by far the best shape I have ever been in my life. I’ve been training with Manny for 18 weeks and can say I’m extremely grateful for him. Without his meal plans and work out plans I’d still be the same unhealthy person I was before contacting Team Mannymal"
-Isaac Flores - @isaac_h_f (Lifestyle Client)
“Manny ha sido mi coach por 4 meses y jamas me había sentido tan bien físicamente comiendo de todo llevando un estilo de vida en balance, es exigente y muy comprometido con sus clientes, siempre responde mis dudas. Manny no es para cualquier persona, Manny es para los que les gustan los retos, la disciplina, el compromiso y estar dispuesto a llevar tu vida fitness a otro nivel”
- Michelle Ortiz - @michelleortiz.fitness (Lifestyle Client)
"Without Coach Manny who knows where I would be today, Coach Manny has made this experience very pleasant, I’ve work many coaches before but I have never worked with a coach this long. Coach Manny is very attentive, knowledgeable, motivating, hands down best coach I’ve ever had. Meal plans are super easy to understand he gives you all the instructions/tools that you need to succeed, as a lifestyle client I was very surprised with all the food options, Especially because I was seeing results every week, nutrition is tricky but Coach Manny knows how my body works and he dialed my macros down to the letter. I wanna thank you for everything you do Coach"
- Adrian Cruz - @adrianmcruz_ (Lifestyle - Men's Physique Athlete)
"You’ve been a great coach. I KNOW for a fact that I wouldn’t have made as much progress as I have if it wasn’t for you. People ask me how long I’ve been working out and they didn’t believe that this April was my first year. I’ve met people dieting for YEARS and they struggle with what they eat. The dieting is really the key and I know everyone says it but they all say it for a good reason. Thank you so much for everything! "
- Crystal Brunn - @bamf_eilen (Lifestyle Client)
"Haven’t had many trainers but if you want someone who’s going to push you past boundaries you didn’t know you had then Manny is the man for you. One of the most genuine people I’ve gotten to know. He doesn’t sugar coat shit. If you have goals and want results then that’s exactly what manny will get you. But he isn’t your average joe, if you like being coddled and tucked into bed with a warm bottle of milk then keep searching because training with him won’t be no picnic. But don’t mistake his hard ass personality with him not caring, because it’s far from that.To put it into a better perspective he’s like that father figure that has high expectations and when you fail, he’ll tell you it’s your fault and to stop being a piece of shit and own your mistakes.
But you can’t get upset because there’s this charisma about him that closely resembles a toxic relationship where seek for approval or words of affirmation from a parental figure you wish you never had, because you want nothing less than for him to be proud of you. Basically like going through therapy but instead of talking gently about your feelings and being in a safe space, it’s being shit talked to and working your ass off in the gym to the point where you’re questioning your existence. So be ready, because his about me should have came with his own disclaimer. If you want real, Manny is a real as they come. My life has done a complete 180 since working with him and I’ll forever be grateful for being able to be part of such a great team"
"Tengo muchas cosas positivas por decir. Me gusta cómo haces cambios en mis dietas y todo funciona. Estoy muy agradecido con eso 13 kilos en tan poco tiempo, eres el mejor gracias. Solo lo único que te puedo decir
es que fueran las dietas en español por la cuestión de que batallamos los mexicanos en traducir. Empezare a hacer mis dietas personalmente
y si, en eso si batallo. Deberías de tener dietas en español e Inglés
"Llevo 24 semanas con mi plan, estoy muy feliz con los resultados y agradecida con Cojack por su apoyo a conseguir mi meta, aun estoy lejos de donde quiero estar, pero semana con semana he visto cambios en mi cuerpo, en mi salud fisica y mi rendimiento en los entrenamientos, sigo bajando mi porcentaje de grasa y aumentando el musculo, la forma de trabajo de Cojack es muy estricta, el hecho de hacer check in en fin de semana y por la mañana me obliga a no hacer "trampas" porque tengo el compromiso de enviar mis avances y quiero que sean lo mas reales posibles, si bien el compromiso es conmigo misma, tener un coach tan estricto y disciplinado con su forma de trabajo, me ayuda a tomarme en serio este proceso"
- Yazmin Rojas - (Lifestyle Client)
I have known Manny for many years throughout my bodybuilding journey. He has always been honest and upfront with me, especially in my competing days at Muscle Contest. After falling off a couple of years I gained weight and got way out of shape. I reached out to Manny because I knew I needed someone who would get me the results I was looking for. I wanted to get shredded again but more importantly I wanted something where I could enjoy the food that I ate while keeping my goals achievable. In addition, to have a well balanced diet to keep my energy up because I was working two jobs and a business. In a matter of a few weeks not only did I get shredded, I was eating the foods that I enjoyed, and had the energy to juggle two jobs and a business. Manny is as real as you can get. He kept me accountable and worked with me to adjust as much as possible to keep my diet enjoyable while staying course to my goals. In all honesty, Manny is just an amazing person,friend, and coach. He always told me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear. In honesty that's what a coach does. To get you to point A to point B. So if you are serious in achieving your goals, I highly recommend Manny!"
" When I first start working with cojack I had told him I wanted to wait before starting a prep to compete for the first time. Within the first few weeks or following my meal plan and cardio regimen my body was changing. Fitness wasn’t anything new to me but the nutrition aspect was something I lacked a lot of knowledge in. Not even two months had gone by of working together that I told him I wanted to go ahead and get ready for a show. He did what he had to do as a coach and tell me how hard a prep is mentally, physically, and emotionally. All through prep he was there with answers to my questions. Getting a hold of him has never been an issue. And honestly what he charges in my opinion if extremely affordable. I mean you can just tell that this man does this out of love and not for the money.
My one complaint though would be that he needs to move to Dallas, Texas. (: Hands down he is an awesome guy and never stops learning. He is a very tough love person so if you can’t handle that then he’s not for you and he will tell you that himself"
"BEST COACH/MENTOR/FRIEND EVER.
I joined TeamManny 1 year ago looking for a new coach to start my second show of bodybuilding my first experience with my past coach it wasn’t the best and it wasn’t what I needed I was looking for a coach who can teach me and guide to reach my goal, that’s when I met manny I start his program in middle of June of 2022 since the beginning he was really honest and straight about the program and the way he coaches.
My experience on prep with manny it was the best, the meal plan, the check ins, the workouts the communication and the support it’s on point. As an athlete going through prep is like a roller coaster and you have to make sure you have a really strong and support team on your side in the good days and bad days manny-coach was always there answering my stupid questions about the meal plan, workout, my body or if my cheat meal “can have some cheese” .
Prep is not easy but manny-coach make it in away easier for me mentally and physically he also put me through hell testing my discipline in does low days and my body in those hard workouts and for that I’m forever grateful for my coach for believing in me and making me strong mentally and physically.
One time a bodybuilder friend told me after my first show after having this bad experience with my past coach he said “You need to have a good relationship with your coach, you have to believe in him and trust him 100% all the time” now I can say that I find and I have the best coach for me.
Currently with my coach-manny bulking season getting ready for my next show he got me as a bikini girl and he’s going to turn me in a wellness girl.
You change my life for sure coach I haven’t been this happy in a long time, grateful for having you in my life and one day I will make you proud"
- Alondra Sagastegui - @alealondra (Bikini Athlete)
"I've been with Team Mannymal for about 4 years now. Manny's knowledge in nutirtion, training, and overall health make me feel like I'm in good hands and I know I'm not the only client of his to feel this way. We have done three bodybuilding shows together so far and I've come in looking better than before every time. He's fully aware of my goals as a competitor and he understands them as a competitor himself. I know that giving him my all will result in receiving his all. I look back at where I started and I can definitely say that I did not imagine myself getting to where I'm at now in this time span. I knew right away that I made the right decision to join this team and I have yet to say anything negative about the overall experience. The excitement for what is to come is at an all time high"
- Alejandro Acosta - @tx.poon.tappa (Classic Physique Athlete)
“I was referred to Manny through a friend of mine who told me if I wanted to get serious about my nutrition and my overall fitness to hit him up. From my initial conversation with Manny about my interests in doing my first bodybuilding show, he kept it real and was completely honest. I was overweight and he told me I’d have to work my ass off like I never have before and do everything he said down to the T, no excuses. I put 100% faith in Manny and the plans he had for me and he took me on as a client. Week by week I saw steady progress by eating my meals, finishing all my cardio, and having Manny push me in workouts farther than I’ve ever pushed myself. Manny tailors your workout and meal plans specifically for you and what foods react best with your body. He even goes as far as checking on your current mental health, life stressors, adequate sleep, up to blood work if needed. He wants every client of his to be successful and if you put in the effort with him he’ll do the same with you. At the end of my 17 week prep I had lost a total of 54lbs. No gear, all natural. Nothing but dedication, hard work, and trusting Manny’s coaching methods. Im excited to continue with him and prep for my next show. I highly recommend Manny as a coach for lifestyle or show prep if you’re really serious about making a change in your life. Amazing coach and an awesome guy!”
- Mark Macias @markmacias1 (Life style & Men's Physique)