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List of Famous Personal Trainers

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List of famous personal trainers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top personal trainers in the world? This includes the most prominent personal trainers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. Fitness fans will also enjoy our lists of celebrities who do P90X and pictures of sexy fitness models. This list of notable personal trainers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic personal trainers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned personal trainers.

This list below has a variety of notable male and female personal trainers, like Jillian Michaels and Lou Ferrigno, in it, but if you see any famous trainers who are missing feel free to add them below. Featuring celebrity trainers, home workout experts, and popular fitness instructors, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known personal trainers to the lesser known personal trainers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the personal trainer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous personal trainers ever?" and "What are the names of famous personal trainers?" then you're in the right place. 

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  • Milton Teagle "Richard" Simmons (born July 12, 1948) is an American fitness instructor, actor, and video producer. He promotes weight-loss programs, most prominently through his Sweatin' to the...  more

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  • Jillian Michaels (born February 18, 1974) is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on...  more
  • Kiana Tom (born March 14, 1965) is an American television host, fitness expert, author, actress, and businesswoman. She is best known as the hostess and creator of Kiana's Flex Appeal on ESPN....  more
  • Louis Jude Ferrigno (; born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title...  more

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  • Denise Austin (née Katnich; born February 13, 1957) is an American fitness instructor, author, and columnist, and a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports....  more
  • Susan Powter

    Susan Powter (born 22 December 1957) is an Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the...  more
  • Robert Harper (born August 18, 1965) is an American personal trainer and author. He appears on the American television series The Biggest Loser. On September 8, 2015, Harper was announced as new host...  more
  • Michelle Christine Heaton (born 19 July 1979) is an English pop singer, actress, television personality and personal trainer. Heaton was a member of the pop group Liberty X from 2001 until they...  more
  • Jessie Pavelka (born September 26, 1982) is an American fitness expert and television host, specialising in extreme weight loss. In the United Kingdom, he was the presenter of Obese: A Year to Save...  more
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  • Tony Horton

    Anthony Sawyer Horton Jr. (born July 2, 1958), 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...  more
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  • Melinda Midajah McCullum (born March 23, 1970) is an American personal trainer, fitness model and former professional wrestling manager, better known by her ring name, Midajah. She is best known for...  more
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  • Adrianne Therese León (born March 15, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter, chef, personal fitness trainer, model and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Caught...  more
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    Shaun T. Fitness (born May 2, 1978) is an American motivational speaker, fitness trainer, fitness motivator, businessman, television personality and choreographer. He is best known for his home...  more
  • Jackie Warner (born Jacqueline Renee Waddell on August 17, 1968 in Fairborn, Ohio) is an American fitness trainer best known for her participation in Work Out, a Bravo TV reality show. She owns Sky...  more
  • Richard Alan "Ric" Drasin (born July 12, 1944) is an American bodybuilder, personal trainer, actor, stuntman, author, and former professional wrestler. He wrestled professionally for 36 years...  more
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