In today’s world, more people than ever are getting in great physical shape. However, while it’s possible to do so on your own, it’s always easier if you’ve got a personal trainer working with you several times per week. If you’ve had the television on at all the past several years, you’ve had the chance to see many of the most popular male and female celebrity trainers on such shows as The Biggest Loser as well as Oprah’s talk show. If you’re interested in finding out more about how these trainers keep themselves and their clients in great shape, take a look at their profiles below.
Billed as “America’s Toughest Trainer” during her stint on The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels has put her money where her mouth is for many years. At age 37, Jillian has built a fitness empire for herself, with books, television shows, DVDs, and more showcasing her talents. Located in Los Angeles, she’s also part-owner of a day spa named Sky Spot Spa, which caters to numerous celebrities.
One of the most popular personal trainers in Los Angeles, Bob Greene became a household name when Oprah Winfrey tabbed him to help her melt away the pounds several years ago. The author of 10 books, two of which were co-authored by Oprah herself, Bob has long been considered one of the most talented and qualified personal trainers in the world. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise, Bob has developed the Total Body Makeover DVD as well as the Best Life Diet and Fitness Plan, both of which have enabled him to build a fitness empire worth almost $1.5 million.
If you’ve been up late at night and seen an infomercial with a personal trainer who’s been busy saying “You can do it” and “Conceive, Believe, and Achieve,” chances are you’ve been watching Tony Little. A member of the Fitness Hall of Fame since 2006, Tony is best known for his many pieces of exercise equipment, most notably the Gazelle Glider. Thanks to this and his many other ventures, Tony is worth more than $200 million, making him far and away the wealthiest trainer among this group.
Based in Beverly Hills, Jackie Warner is busier than ever. At 43 years old, she co-owns a spa with Jillian Michaels, hosts two television shows, has produced several DVDs about fitness, and is a spokeswoman for Fit in Your Skin, a national health and wellness campaign designed to help those suffering from the skin condition psoriasis. When she’s not doing any of these ventures, she’s working directly with clients, charging up to $400 per training session.
Having made it big in the business of fitness, these trainers continue to show everyday just how important the role health and wellness play in the lives of people everywhere. Whether they’re working with a celebrity or selling the latest DVD, they’ve proven fitness does indeed pay off.