Best of Philly

Best Personal Trainer

2016 Best Trainer for the Weak-Willed

Osayi Osunde, Fit Academy

It takes nothing short of superpowers for a fitness trainer to make flutter kicks fun. So fun, in fact, that you leave the workout looking forward to doing more of them the next day, like some sort of masochist. Meaning: Osayi Osunde, who leads muscle-burning, laughter-filled boot camps at the Art Museum steps, might just be ... a superhero?

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2014 Best Marshall Roy

Marshall Roy

485 South Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA Website

His specialty is strength training, so if you want to get ripped, Roy’s the guy to show you how. The KOP-based trainer and owner of […] Read more »

2014 Best Marshall Roy at RISE Gym

Marshall Roy at RISE Gym

486 South Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2013 Best Brian Maher

Brian Maher

1429 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2012 Best Nick Odorisio at Nick’s Gym

Nick Odorisio at Nick’s Gym

600 Old Lancaster Road, Bryn Mawr, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2011 Best Mike Smaltz of Platoon Fitness

Mike Smaltz of Platoon Fitness

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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, […] Read more »

2010 Best Holly Waters

Holly Waters

, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2013 Best Brian Maher

Brian Maher

1429 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

You can come to him or he’ll come to you—so there goes your “I’m too busy to work out today” excuse. And with Maher’s tailored-to-you […] Read more »

2012 Best Nick Odorisio

Nick Odorisio

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

Your body’s a machine—you just need a little help greasing up the gears. Nick uses body weight and corrective exercises—ones that incorporate everyday movements—to maximize […] Read more »