Best of Philly

Best Personal Trainer

2014 BEST Trainer

Marshall Roy at Rise School of Strength

If your main gym objective is to get jacked, Roy’s your guy. The competitive power lifter left his job as an NYC Equinox trainer to open a no-frills shop dedicated to weightlifting, where you can grunt like you’re Schwarzenegger, under the watchful eye of a trainer who won’t let you slack off not even for a second.

486 South Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA | 610-247-5715 | Website

2013 BEST Personal Trainer

Brian Maher

2130 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

You can come to him or hell come to youso there goes your Im too busy to work out today excuse. And with Mahers tailored-to-you workouts and solid diet and nutrition know-how, you may evengasp!look forward to your gym time. Read more »

2013 BEST Personal Trainer

Brian Maher

2130 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Whether in his personal training studio in Center City or in the privacy of your own home, Maher a certified strength and conditioning specialist provides a custom exercise program, sensible nutrition advice, and, most importantly, the firm but friendly voice you need to drown out your inner Ill just skip today monologue. Read more »

2012 BEST Personal Trainer

Nick Odorisio

Nicks Gym, 600 Old Lancaster Road, Bryn Mawr, PA

Your bodys a machineyou just need a little help greasing up the gears. Nick uses body weight and corrective exercisesones that incorporate everyday movementsto maximize results and help you achieve your goal, be it a 5K, a marathon, or a day spent running around the playground with your kids. Read more »

2012 BEST Personal Trainer

Nick Odorisio at Nick’s Gym

600 Old Lancaster Road, Bryn Mawr, PA

Whether you’re training for your first 5K or just want to keep pace with your kids, Nick uses your own body weight and exercises that involve multiple planes of motion to get your body working like the machine it is. Read more »

2011 BEST Personal Trainer

Mike Smaltz of Platoon Fitness

See website for locations

Your paunch doesn’t stand a chance against this dude a trainer for the past 20 years who’ll whip your wimpy butt into shape with kettlebells, gymnastic rings (yeah, you heard us) and nonstop body-weight intervals. Read more »

2010 BEST Trainer for the Weak-Willed

Holly Waters

Sweat Fitness, 1425 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Commitment-phobes have nowhere to hide from this energetic, tough-as-nails fitness pixie. When five-foot-two-inch Waters isn’t cheering you on at the gym, expect e-mails, texts and calls rooting you toward your weight-loss goals. She’s happy to be your (adorable) motivation as you learn to tap into your own. Read more »