Best of Boston

Best Personal Trainer

2016 Best Personal Trainer

Sarah Dussault

Some trainers tend to give pointless cues, like “Lengthen your muscles!” and offer nauseating advice straight from The Secret. Sarah Dussault isn’t one of them. [...] read more»
2014 Best Personal Trainer

Julie Erickson, Endurance Pilates and Yoga

With 20 exercise and teaching certifications, Julie Erickson certainly has the cred. But education alone doesn’t make a great trainer. Erickson’s technique is very hands-on—she’ll [...] read more»
2010 Best Personal Trainer

Gregg D’Andrea

Like lots of trainers, Gregg D'Andrea combines resistance training and cardio. But his one-on-one sessions are remarkable for two reasons: His high-intensity spinning workouts are [...] read more»
2007 Best Personal Trainer

Gregg D’Andrea

After teaching spinning at workout meccas like Equinox and Crunch, D'Andrea opened his own 5,000-square-foot fitness studio last year to cater to his considerable following. [...] read more»
2006 Best Personal Trainer


No pain, no gain? We so understand that phrase. Our first day at BodyScapes was a bit of a shock: Our butts were kicked—hard—as one [...] read more»
2003 Best Personal Trainer

Mitch Shechtman

A good trainer knows how to get people in killer shape. A great trainer is part fitness expert, part therapist, part motivational speaker, and—let's face [...] read more»
2002 Best Personal Trainer

Zayna Gold, Boston Body

When Zayna Gold tells you to do a pushup, you do it. You do it because she's an expert in forging top-condition bodies, because she's [...] read more»
2001 Best Personal Trainer

Andrew Provost

One good workout with Provost and you'll be envisioning a new sculpted body. And you won't be the only one: His Saturday morning class is [...] read more»
2000 Best Personal Trainer

Michael Wood, Sports Performance Group

Equal parts stern taskmaster, supportive coach, exercise physiologist, and physical therapist, Michael Wood is everything a person could want in a personal trainer. His workouts [...] read more»
1999 Best Personal Trainer, Suburban

Dave Vasconcellos, Gold’s Gym

Feeling flabby, unmotivated, and bored with your workout? Charming, funny, and committed to making you crank it, Vasconcellos won't let you off easy, but you'll [...] read more»
1999 Best Personal Trainer, Urban

Kenneth Baldwin, Premier Fitness

If he can train Alan Dershowitz, we're pretty sure he can train anyone. We're convinced Baldwin knows the human body outside-in. While he's teaching you [...] read more»
1998 Best Personal Trainer

Adam Berke

Vogue named him one of the "most sought after trainers in America": he has a client list peppered with Boston's beautiful people, and his state-of-the-art [...] read more»
1996 Best Personal Trainer

John Jay Woodbridge

A Reebok model with the body of a Greek god and the patience of a saint, John helps you design a fitness routine that is [...] read more»
1994 Best Personal Trainer, In-House

Sportsmed at Cambridge Racquet and Fitness Club

Sportsmed's physical therapy rooms don't have all those overhead lights and gleaming metal for nothing: you'll get hammered, stretched, coached, pounded, and thrown into the [...] read more»