Top 10 Fitness Trainers

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The fitness industry is a huge market with a ton of competition yet it can be difficult to find and keep a good fitness trainer. Fitness trainers not only help motivate you to get and stay fit, they work hard themselves to keep and maintain a healthy body and mind. Whether your goal is to lose weight, run a marathon or just to look and feel better, a personal trainer can help you get there. These trainers have a tremendous amount of expertise and hands on experience with a sincere dedication to see you reach your goals. These fitness trainers also have a lot of things in common: they are a caring, non-judgmental yet are able to tell you the straight and gritty truth. Here are the Top Fitness Trainers ranked from 10 -1:

10. Jeanette Jenkins

Jeanette Jenkins is the founder and president of the Hollywood Trainer fitness company. She studied human kinetics at NJCU. Jenkins is also the host of Lifetime Television's My Workout: Powered by has appeared on Fear Factor, won $50,000 and the title of the first female winner of Fear Factor, and is one of 17 experts chosen for Nike Corp.'s Elite Athletes program. In addition she was the official spokesperson for The BET Foundation's A Healthy BET Campaign. Some of her clients have included Kelly Rowland, Queen Latifah, Pink, Terrell Owens, Taryn Manning, Tia Mowry, and Amy Weber. She is also an expert on the Food Network's weight-loss show, Weighing In. "I was initially drawn to fitness through playing sports, specifically playing sports with my older brother Roger, who is an incredible athlete. I grew up playing with the boys, and at a very young age, I enjoyed the fire of competition, teamwork and working hard to achieve a goal. I played with the boys from age 5-9 and then I was told I had to play with the girls. After 4 years of playing with the boys, I had an incredible drive to work hard to do my very best!"

9. Gunnar Peterson

Gunnar Peterson is an American personal trainer best known for his work with professional athletes and celebrities. He is also an author, speaker, creator of major fitness programs, and developer of fitness equipment with a focus on functional training.Peterson owns and operates a private training facility in Beverly Hills, California where he works out up to 9 clients per day. He told Sports Illustrated, "My main focus is function" - a reference to his emphasis on functional training modalities. He is widely recognized for his expertise in functional training and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness techniques. As a personal trainer, Peterson does one-on-one sessions with workouts. Gunnar Peterson works out up to nine clients a day at his Beverly Hills gym, and they're often a mix of pro athletes and movie stars. J-Lo says he's the best trainer she's ever had, Sly Stallone was so grateful for Peterson's help he cast the trainer in Rocky Balboa, and after Pete Sampras won the 2002 U.S.
Gunnar Peterson's philosophy: "Get on a regular routine. Exercise should be a cornerstone of your life, like brushing your teeth. It's not even an option to blow it off"

8. Jackie Warner

Jackie Warner is an American fitness trainer best known for her participation in Work Out, a Bravo TV reality show. She owns Sky Sport and Spa, a gym and spa in Beverly Hills, California. In her own words, she is a small town girl that was raised on processed food and sugar. 'By my early 20’s, I was overweight, depressed, overstressed and not sleeping. While trying to find my own cure for being tired and miserable, I embarked on a life-changing journey that led to me getting certified as a personal trainer and owner of two World-class gyms in Beverly Hills. I have been changing thousands of lives since then and I am still very passionate about training.' Jackie has a plethra of diet programs and her “Power Circuit Training Method that combines free weights and body resistance with cardio acceleration (bursts of high intensity movements designed to burn the most calories per session. Studies show that my method of training is hands down the best and that you will continuously burn more fat for up to 13 hours after our session. More can be found about Jackie at her website Jackie Warner page.

7. Trainer Kendra

Trainer Kendra (Kendra Mahon) has been named Canada's Top Fitness Trainer and with good reason - she is a Professional Black Belt Kung Fu Professional with over 17 years experience in martial arts training under the direct lineage of Bruce Lee. Trainer Kendra has worked with such Canadian Celebrities as W.Brett Wilson (Investor on the Canadian TV Show The Dragons Den) as well as trained with top level executives and tech gurus such as Micheal Arrington who is the American founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch. Trainer Kendra not only gets her clients into shape with a unique and propietrary Kung Fu style training workout - she, as a biproduct - teaches you basic self defence skills at the same time. "Fighting for your life is the most intense workout". It's no wonder Trainer Kendra has been named Canada's Top Fitness Trainer as well as made the list at number 7. Trainer Kendra comes with unparalleled reviews from top level CEO's such as Hap Klopp - the CEO and Founder of The North Face, CEO and Founder of ScotteVest, Scott Jordan and the former Vice President of Ebay, Gil Penchina to name just a few. A list of her reviews from what most would call a 'golden globe' in the fitness industry, can found at her Reviews page and at Trainer Kendra

6. Lou Ferrigno

Louis Jude Ferrigno Sr. is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. Ferrigno started weight training at age 13, citing body builder and Hercules star Steve Reeves as one of his role models. Its no wonder Lou Ferrigno has made the list of Top 10 Fitness Trainers in the world.

5. Harley Pasternak

Like Trainer Kendra, Harley Samuel Pasternak is a Canadian personal trainer, motivational speaker, author and television host. Harley Pasternak is known for his books The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet, along with working with many celebrity clients as a personal trainer. Pasternak graduated from York Mills Collegiate Institute, and holds an honors degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, and a master's degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. During his time at U of T, Pasternak served as a Nutrition and Exercise Scientist at Department of National Defence's DCIEM (Defence and Civil Institute for Environmental Medicine) from 2005–2007. Pasternak's Celebrity client list includes: Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and more

4. Bob Harper

Robert Harper is an American personal trainer, reality television personality, and author. He appears on the American television series The Biggest Loser. On September 8, 2015, Harper was announced as new host of The Biggest Loser, succeeding Alison Sweeney. He was an advisor on The New Celebrity Apprentice. Harper has worked as a personal trainer for celebrity clients, including Jennifer Jason Leigh. In 1999, he was cast as an extra in Melissa Etheridge's hit video for the song "Angels Would Fall" from her album Breakdown. He is featured as a trainer on the United States version of The Biggest Loser reality television series. He has been a trainer on the NBC show since 2004 and has appeared in several Biggest Loser DVD workouts. Harper is also featured in the first three seasons of the Australian version of the show. In addition to making appearances, speaking dates, and writing, Bob Harper teaches regular classes in Los Angeles and works as a yoga instructor.

3. Tony Horton

Anthony Sawyer Horton Jr., known professionally as Tony Horton, is an American personal trainer, author, and former actor. He is best known as the creator of the commercial home exercise regimen P90X. After moving to California in 1980, Horton became a personal trainer to an executive at 20th Century Fox, working out of his garage and charging $20 per lesson. His clientele grew, eventually including Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and Annie Lennox. He did some improv and worked as an actor. He appeared in the Thighmaster infomercial and a Shakeology commercial and as a spokesperson for NordicTrack.He starred in a number of exercise videos including Power 90. He later created a sequel, P90X—or Power 90 Extreme—which was his breakout hit. He went on to create variations of P90X, such as P90X2 and P90X3. It's now wonder this pioneer Tony Horton is number 3 on our list!

2. Joe Wicks

His fitness method uses short intense High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT or, colloquially, 'HIT') workouts. Starting off by posting 15-second recipe videos on social media, Wicks grew his brand to become one of the most followed fitness accounts on Instagram and YouTube. His first published cookbook Lean in 15: 15-minute meals was a best-seller in 2015, having sold over 900,000 copies. He has created a "90 Day Plan" with workouts and meals with portions tailored to the individual. Wicks began to gain traction for his fitness and nutrition related content on social media. In 2014 he began posting videos to Instagram relating to workouts and nutrition advice. He has amassed over 3 million followers on his Instagram account. He launched a website called The Body Coach where he sells his kitchenware and a range of fitness/nutrition plans. Joe Wicks has been recognised by several major publications, such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle UK and Forbes for his online fitness efforts.

1. Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser. She has also made an appearance on the talk show The Doctors. As a personal trainer and like Trainer Kendra she is a black belt holder. Jillian Michaels uses a blend of strength training techniques with her clients including kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, plyometrics, and weight training.[5] Since 1993, Jillian has held four personal training certificates from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association NESTA and The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), CanFitPro and she is Kettlebell Concepts certified. Jillian has also developed a continuing education series for trainers with AFAA and holds a nutrition and wellness consultant certificate with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates Jillian Michaels