We asked, and by gosh, did you answer! We’ve done the hard yards toiling through a whopping 2,700+ votes to unearth the best personal trainers on the Gold Coast, as voted by you.
Now let it be known we stopped at 10, but there were a ton of other hard-working PTs that got full props from their clients; so, it’s safe to say us fitness-lovin’ Coasties are in very dedicated hands. If your fave didn’t make the cut, don’t forget to give them a solid high five for sticking by as you bitch and moan your way to optimal health and sexiness.
If, like us, you’ve been feasting on too many burgers and cocktails, and are in the market for a new PT, read on to see who Metropolist readers voted among the best personal trainers on the Gold Coast.
Drum roll… in no particular order… here they are:
Mia Allen | Forever Fitnation
Sitting pretty amid somewhat of a boy’s club, this bad-arse babe trainer received a ton of support from her loyal female clients. Mia Allen of Forever Fitnation hosts ladies-only PT sessions, small group classes, Pilates, and Muay Tai from her indoor-outdoor Miami studio. It seems there are plenty of tight buns and sexy thighs kicking around the Coast thanks to Mia and her team!
Where: 5/2190 Gold Coast Highway, Miami
Simon McDermott | Starke Fitness
Burleigh has its fair share of body-shaping experts, but you guys particularly love Starke Fitness. Owned and operated by PT Simon McDermott who consistently delivers winning results in a supportive environment, including his signature 12-week “Bikini Body Burn” challenge. Trust us, you’ll do what Simon says if you know what’s good for you.
Where: Unit 2B/87 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads
Ryan Evers | Forever Fitness
Um, babe alert!? Ryan Evers can not only handstand #likeaboss but he’s got muscles on muscles so you know he practises what he preaches. Ryan’s mastered some inspirational moves and has an unwavering dedication to his PT business and group classes, Forever Fitness.
Where: Sports Lane, Pizzey Park, Miami
Haydn Kiel + Matt Hughes | Vision Personal Training
Star AFL player Haydn Kiel knows a thing or two about peak performance and it’s clear our readers hold him on a pedestal for his commitment and attention to helping others reach their fitness goals. Team mate and GC Premier League soccer (AKA football) star Matt Hughes also got the nod for achieving some stellar results for his clients. You’ll find this dynamic duo at Vision Personal Training Southport (Haydn) and Bundall (Matt). Rock on, fellas!
Where: 2/53 Ferry Road, Southport + 3/93 Ashmore Road, Bundall
Trent Thurtell | Body Dynamics Training
Another kick-arse locally-owned and operated fitness destination, those who’ve found Trent Thurtell and his tight-knit team at Body Dynamics Training know they’re onto a good thing. Taking a holistic approach, Trent offers tailored nutritional and fitness plans, together with strength and conditioning training, cross fit, and girls-only bootcamp. Sign us up!
Where: Suite A3, 1 Bellvue Drive, Varsity Lakes
Alex Hart | Alex Hart Fitness
Transform your worn-out body into a strong and healthy one with Alex Hart Fitness, one of the best personal trainers on the Gold Coast as voted by you. Alex (or Zondi, as he’s more affectionately known) specialises in one-on-one sessions and comes to you, so there’s one less (massive) excuse to get your lazy arse off the couch.
Where: Mobile PT service
Dale Warrander | Jump2it Personal Training
Now Dale Warrander of Jump2it ain’t no every day PT; he’s an Olympic-standard marathon runner who’s attained the ultimate pinnacle—representing his country at the 2004 Athens’ Olympic Games. If you’re yet to tick July’s Gold Coast Marathon off your bucket list, then joining up with Dale will put you on the best track possible. But don’t procrastinate, you’ve got exactly two months left to bust out your inner-Steve Moneghetti!
Where: 108 Helensvale Road, Helensvale
Chris Daley | Daley Strength and Conditioning
Our readers love Chris of Daley Strength and Conditioning. We reckon he’d be a happy-go-lucky kinda guy who can still kick your arse, while making you have a laugh, which is totally good for your core (and sanity) all in the same breath.
Where: 19—33 Robina Town Centre, Robina
Ian D’Andrade | Never Quit Fit Factory
Here at Metropolist we love a Canadian accent at the best of times, but if it’s on the other end of a lean, mean, toning machine who’s standing by to whip our abs and buns into tip top shape, then we surrender. PT Ian D’Andrade, owner and operator of Never Quit Fit Factory is obvs very loved by his clients, so you’ll wanna hope he’s got room for a few extras.
Where: 1/51 Upton Street, Bundall
Jaime Martin | Func Fitness
Holding down the fort at one of the best gyms on the Gold Coast, Func Fitness co-founder and head trainer, Jaime Martin lives and breathes her craft. You showed your appreciation when showering her with votes, and we gave her extra points for juggling kids and business life like it ain’t no thang. #wondermum
Where: 4/75 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads
Other honourable shout outs go to Nick Mason, Jeff Rosenlund, Dane Anderson, Jaymes Wright, and Brooke Chamberlain to name a few. Props guys!
Did you forget to vote for your fave among the best personal trainers on the Gold Coast? Show them your love in the comments.