7. Kyra Williams
Location: Tampa, FL, but trains clients online via KyraWilliamsFitness.com
Favourite exercise: Deadlift as it recruits the most muscles in the body and builds muscle faster than any other lift.
What her clients say about her: “Kyra taught me proper nutrition according to my needs. That includes the right balance of nutritional macros in order to keep my batteries full. Her workouts are SO doable and don’t take half a day to accomplish. You get a lot of bang for your buck with the workouts with both strength training and cardio. I don’t want to sound dramatic but Kyra is saving my life and my sanity. I can get off the floor once again!!! I have a sense of pride in myself and I am smiling once again for the first time in years. I came out of the depths of despair to sheer giddiness. LIFE IS SO GOOD!!! Thank you, Kyra, for believing in me!”
8. Jacqueline Kasen
Location: Miami’s premier wellness center: Anatomy, at locations in South Beach and Midtown Miami
Favourite exercise: My favorite exercise is a pull-up. Having the ability to perform pull-ups gives me the feeling of achieving a certain level of strength physically and mentally; it’s very challenging and taxing on the body that leaves you feeling accomplished.
What her clients say about her: “Jacqueline is not a body changer—she’s a life changer. For the last 4 years, she has brought enthusiasm, knowledge and energy to our sessions that inspire me well beyond the gym. Although technically my personal trainer, I’ve come to rely on Jacqueline as my primary source for well-being, which includes everything from my physical to mental fitness. I’m consistent in my training because I’m driven to emulate her character. She also can scream really loudly and can be scary AF (in a good way). Pro tip: Show up to every session with your shoelace untied. She loves that.” -Jordan Barrocas
9. Lindsay Bennett
Location: At home gyms or her on-site home gym in Nashville, TN
Favourite exercise: My favorite exercise is the goblet squat! Not only is it a great lower body exercise, but it challenges and engages your whole body (especially your core) when done correctly! It’s total body engagement gets your heart rate up and makes it a great fat-burning exercise!
What her clients say about her: “When I started working with Lindsay, I told her all the things that I can’t do. I can’t squat. I can’t jump. I can’t lift heavy. The list went on and on. Some of it was true. I really did have trouble squatting (which Lindsay corrected in one session). Most of it was in my head. Lindsay has helped me become stronger, and healthier. More importantly, she’s helped me to see all the things I can do. I now have the confidence to try new things not only in the gym but also in my personal and professional life.”-Crescent M., PharmD, PhD, Marathoner