Our Favourite Celebrity Personal Trainers
What are the limits of a personal trainer? Will there come a point where you will have to admit, I have reached my peak? Many people come into personal training after a long-term love for fitness. The impulse at the heart of most personal trainers is the desire to share their experiences with likeminded people, while also encouraging them to grow physically and mentally.
So, what are the limits?
In terms of the broad options available to personal trainers, the community is split down the middle. One half is set on becoming gym trainers, working varied gym shifts under the umbrella of larger fitness organisations, while the other aspire to take risks. The latter take their chances setting out by themselves, and sometimes their risk-taking leads them to great opportunities.
As a PT, more often than not, if you’re going to take a risk, you’re going to find yourself in a freelance setting. This can be a daunting experience. The prospect of looking for clients could be something you’ve never done before.
Establishing a social media presence can also be a nerve wracking process, and some people may not be very familiar with how these platforms function. On the other hand, if you nail your social media, the possibilities really are limitless in terms of your growth and status in the industry, and beyond.
Up for a little inspiration from people who have taken a risk and got it right?
Below we have compiled a list of the most sought-after, elite online personal trainers. They all have their own website, and provide a number of programs that are specifically tailored to suit their clients’ needs. They manage, produce, and distribute content through their social media platforms, which returns a large following. In short, they took the risks and enjoy their status as celebrity personal trainers as a result…
Dickersonross – Ross Dickerson
Ross Dickerson was born in Texas, USA, before moving to London. Initially, he was unsure what he wanted to do in life, but then he discovered the gym. It wasn’t long before he was working out regularly, inspired by people getting into great shape, and determined to have a physique of his own that he could be proud of.
“I decided to make fitness my career as well as a hobby and went from tennis instructor, to PT, to modelling and owning my own online business.”
Ross has curated a library of videos which allow him to bring life to his training routines, tips and techniques. His clients can enhance their experience using his fitness plans and videos, and the content is also available to the wider public. As such, there are now tens of thousands of people all over the world using his content, maximising the impact of Ross’ training programs.
Justin is renowned for working specifically with women clients, often focusing on clients with aspirations to be a model (his clients often work for institutions like Victoria’s Secret, among others). He’s been dubbed the model whisperer by the New York Times, because of his expertise in training models to be in the best shape possible for their careers.
Justin uploads video training exercises to platforms like Instagram, showing audiences some of his techniques and increasing his status and prestige as a PT.
Dwayne Johnson – The Rock
Everyone knows who The Rock is, and we know that this was a list for famous personal trainers. But seriously, this guy is a fitness inspiration to anyone. Whether it’s an update on his ludicrous diets, his rigorous training, or if he’s just saying hello to his 98.9 million (!) Instagram followers, The Rock has truly mastered the social media game.
At Origym, we love him, and you should definitely give him a follow if you haven’t already!
Killer workout in before heading down to Anaheim, for #UFC214. Pumped I finally have a day off to go support the fighters & the company tonight. I'll be sitting front row tonight living vicariously thru the fighters since years ago I fantasized about competing in the octagon. Training for years to hopefully, one day become UFC Heavyweight Champion. Then reality smartened me up because remembered, I really really really really never liked being punched in the face. As a matter of fact, I hate it. 😂 Cant wait to see these warriors tonight – men and women – leave it all in the cage. #UFC214 #MyPreFightWorkout #INeedSomeWaffles
Of course, we can’t show our love for The Rock without mentioning his personal trainer. Like us, many people seem to be intrigued as to who exactly it is training a mountain like The Rock. In fact, “Who is the Rock’s PT?” is a highly searched question in Google.
So, who exactly is it?
Aaron Williamson became The Rock’s personal trainer in 2013. I’m sure, if you are an avid follower of social media, then you’ve more than likely come across any number of meme comparisons, showing how The Rock looked before and after he was trained by Aaron Williamson.
Aaron’s website holds a number of varying online programs and Skype calls that clients can purchase to receive more advice from his team of professionals. His business is a large one, and has no doubt been aided by celebrity clients like The Rock.
Alexia Clark caters to all kinds of fitness levels, which tends to appeal to a wider audience. Her 1.1 million strong Instagram following certainly suggests so.
Looking through her feed, you’ll find that she tries to switch up her routines, using a large variety of equipment. Think about the most unusual exercises you have seen…Alexia Clark has probably posted about them already. This combination of accessibility and unique training methods has made Alexia a huge hit with online audiences.
Life is not a race, but indeed a journey. Be honest, work hard, be kind, say "Thank you", "I love you" and "Great job" to someone each day. Wake up each morning with good intentions and focusing on building the new. Dreaming does matter – it allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. The best things in life really are free. Do not worry. Take time for yourself. Smile. #AlexiaClark #queenofworkouts #fitforareason ##queenteam #fitness #fitgirl # #quoteoftheday #motivation #inspire
Jeanette Jenkins boasts an unreal client list. She doesn’t only work with NFL and NBA stars, but also with professional gymnasts and a host of celebrities. In the past she has worked with big names including P!nk, Alicia Keys, Tia Mowry, Amber Rose, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nia Long, Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams, and Shonda Rhimes.
No wonder she’s dubbed the “Hollywood Trainer.” Don’t sweat it though, you don’t have to be a member of Hollywood’s elite to follow her workouts. Jeanette puts real effort into her social media posts, and always makes sure that there is a routine for everyone, available either through her website or following her Instagram.
Join me #LosAngeles Saturday August 26th at 9am for the @dressforsuccess 5k Power Walk at #DorothyGreenPark at the #SantaMonicaBeach. Just click the link in my profile👉 @msjeanettejenkins and click on #blog on the menu for all the details! Join my team or create your own team to support this amazing organization @dressforsuccess! ❤️😊After an amazing turnout in #NYC I can't wait to walk with everyone in #LA as we continue to work together to #empower women. 💪Men and #children are welcome to join us so bring the entire #Family & all your friends and let's make this the biggest @dressforsuccess power walk fundraiser to date!❤️👊💯#DressForSuccess has helped the lives of over 1million women in 23countries on their journey to economic independence & they are doing incredible work. 🙌💯This year’s theme "Unleashing the Power Within" represents the #power and inner #strength every woman has within herself, and the ability to unleash that power to make positive, rewarding healthy changes in life. ❤️True change starts from within, and The Power Walk for Dress for Success encourages, supports and promotes the transformative journey that is catapulted once a woman chooses to unleash her power within.❤️#PowerWalk #LA #DorothyGreenPark #SantaMonicaBeach #DressForSuccess #EmpoweringWomen
You heard right.
But can you blame us? Yes, he isn’t a PT. And yes, most trainers would scoff at the slightest mention that he could be considered “in the fitness industry.” But as we established with The Rock, you don’t have to explicitly be a trainer, to post inspiring fitness-related content.
Go over to his Instagram account for the laughs, but why not stay for the fitness too? Hart has got no time for your excuses, so go head over and check out his monster workouts.
Grenadejay – Jamie Alderton
You want to check out some celebrity PT’s online and see what they’re all about… But you’re a no-nonsense kind of girl or guy. Fear not, Jamie Alderton is the dude for you. His straight-talking personality and intense workouts have garnered him a large and dedicated following in the fitness industry.
If you want some immediate-impact inspiration, Jamie Alderton is your man.
ONE CHAPTER PER DAY …………………. If I told you to read 30 books next year the chances are you wouldn't manage it. …………………. Sure.. you'd start well and even get 5-6 books read. …………………. But eventually, you would fall back to your old ways and start making excuses like …………………. "You don't have time" or "You keep forgetting" …………………. And as soon as those excuses come in, you're done! …………………. I'll tell you now if you read the right 30 books in a year it would completely change your outlook on life and make you healthier, happier, fitness and stronger! …………………. But apparently your "don't have time" …………………. What if instead of telling you to read 30 books a year I just told you to commit to "One Chapter Per Day" …………………. This would take up 10-15 minutes of your time and its something you could easily do. …………………. Sounds much more sustainable, doesn't it? …………………. What you would find however is if you read one chapter per day it would take you 12 days to read an entire book (Based on an average 30,000-40,000 word book being 12 Chapters) …………………. 365 days divided by 12 days a book you would get….. …………………. 30 Books! …………………. Let's replace a chapter per day with other things that you can commit to for 10-15 minutes per day… …………………. – 10-15 Minutes Per Day Tracking Macros – 10-15 Minutes Per Day Learning Spanish – 10-15 Minutes Per Day Working Out – 10-15 Minutes Per Day Talking to your loved ones …………………. In a year if you committed a measly hour per day to all these things you would most likely… …………………. – Lose 20lbs – Aprender Español – Have a Six Pack – Feel More Grateful and Have a Stronger Relationship with the people you love …………………. Whenever you need to do something to get healthier, happier, fitter or stronger please remember this… …………………. One Chapter Per Day
Celebrity PT’s and fitness personalities prove that there are no heights when it comes to establishing your business. The truth is, anyone can achieve them. As long as you are creative, take (the right) risks, and work hard. And an Instagram account wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.
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If you're into your fitness you're most likely following a number of Celebrity Personal Trainers. Check out our favourite Pt's and see what you think!