Top 10 Celebrity Fitness Trainers in Los Angeles


Los Angeles in the USA is a home to some of the finest and most sought after fitness trainers Hollywood has seen. These trainers are responsible for some of the finest and fittest Hollywood bodies.

Here is a list of the top ten celebrity fitness trainers in LA.

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Famous Celebrity Fitness Trainers in Los Angeles

1) Ray Velazquez

Found him on Yelp

Ray Velazquez
Ray Velazquez

Ray Velazquez, aka Ray V is the go-to body transformation guru who teaches the art and science of exercise and nutrition to several of LA’s top and most elite trainers.

Ray is a personal trainer, boxing coach and martial arts master with over 3 decades of experience. He’s also a five-time NPC Bodybuilding state champion, and a Nationally qualified physique competitor.

His training methods have been featured in Experience Life magazine, Physical Magazine, and Men’s Fitness Magazine. He’s also been published in Men’s Fitness Magazine and is the author of “How to lose weight quickly”.

Celebrities, athletes, MD’s, nutritionists, and chiropractors, are among his clientele. However, he is popularly known as the go-to trainer for other very popular LA trainers, including some celebrity trainers, who are in the know about who’s who in the fitness industry.

Ray is highly sought out for his expertise at designing fitness programs that garner the most phenomenal results in the least amount of time. His innovative training modalities and styles continue to saturate the mainstream, as he champions excellent technique and a powerful attitude.

2) Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson is known for ripping off the legendary singer Madonna’s body. Madonna is known for having a lean, strong and a worked out body and none other than Tracy has shown Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow the way to achieve their dream bodies.

She is also the creator of the Tracy Anderson Method of physical training, which is a Pilates-style program. It was in 2009 when Tracy opened up her first workout studio in New York’s Tribeca and there has been no looking back since then. Her program is now worth a whooping $100 million.

Her invention; the hybrid body reformer is a go to for many Hollywood celebrities.

3) Angela Davis

Angela Davis
Angela Davis

Angela has herself been an athlete and a member of the USA Track and Field Team, which is very evident when you look at her body. She was a five-time All-American who held world-ranked times at the 100m. She has trained many celebrities and she focuses more on spiritual and physical change inside out. For this she dedicates a class that helps people change their perception about fitness.

She ran track professionally for Nike and was an Olympic Trials semi-finalist, and a member of the World Championship team.

4) Jason Walsh

Jason Walsh
Jason Walsh

When Hollywood celebs wish to transform themselves for their most physically challenging roles; Jason comes to their rescue. Jason Walsh is the founder of Rise Nation and the go-to fitness expert for Hollywood’s biggest stars.

He has trained Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, Emma Stone as tennis legend Billie Jean King among several other well-known Hollywood stars who wanted a specific body type for a particular role.

Jason focuses more on training along with proper and adequate nutrition and states that no one can achieve the desired results if the either of the two is not followed.

5) Angelina Margo

Found her on Yelp

Angelina Margo
Angelina Margo

Angelina Margo is a Natural Olympia silver medal champion bikini athlete, trainer and sports nutritionist with an MSW and published research in exercise.

She’s transformed her own body three times, once after major weight gain due to thyroid imbalance, then after contracting late-stage Lyme’s disease, and lastly after IVF treatments.
She custom tailors science based fitness and nutrition programs, helping clients with everything from major weight-loss, pre & post natal and pre & post surgical training, and senior fitness to bikini and physique competition preparation.
She’s popularly known for utilizing her own creative strategies and modifications to work around any past injuries, or health conditions to get her clients strong and sculpted.
Angelina is referred to by her clients as the body sculpting queen who’s super sweet and upbeat with her training sessions described as engaging, dynamic, intense and fun.
Unique to her fitness programs, Angelina also helps clients develop a plan for maintaining lasting results. Angelina’s training packages range from quick targeted to wholistic & fully comprehensive programs, so she has something for everyone.


6) Simone De La Rue 

Simone De La Rue
Simone De La Rue

Simone is approached by Hollywood’s who’s who for injury related cases. She always wanted to create a revolutionary exercise technique to safeguard against injuries.

Simone is more into fun ways of working out those muscles. Her clients state that they fight boredom and get into the grind happily as Simone makes it energetic, fun and creates a lively environment through her dance moves.

Simone opened her first studio in 2011 and is the creator of the Body By Simone method. Her dance based interval-training program is a hit among Hollywood celebrities and has been endorsed by top A-List celebs.

7) Gunnar Peterson 


Gunnar Peterson is a Beverly Hills-based personal trainer and trains many Hollywood stars, athletes and others. He is the Los Angeles Lakers’ Director of Strength and Endurance.

His strength is functional training and he has always aimed at developing innovative fitness techniques that has helped many to acquire their dream bodies. He has an experience of 28 years in this industry and has coached and trained sportsmen and women from NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, USTA, professional boxing and various NCAA sports.

He is the cornerstone of fitness regimen for A-listers in America. His caliber to pursue and communicate fitness in an effective manner has led him to several corporate partnerships and business opportunities. Gunnar currently is working with Propel/Gatorade, Adidas, SmartFit, MitoQ, Theragun and SleepScore Labs.

8) Harley Pasternak

Harley Pasternak
Harley Pasternak

Harley Pasternak is another name that pops up when fitness is talked about in LA. He is the personal trainer for Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Jessica Simpson, Orlando Bloom, Halle Berry, Miley Cyrus, Katherine Heigl, Jimmy Fallon and many more. His Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology has got him far.

His diet food product line called 5-Factor World Diet is doing wonders for many.

Harley is also a spokesman for Coca-Cola’s Fuze drinks and for New Balance shoes. His innovative approach of combining fitness with commercial aspect has made him a popular name in LA’s fitness industry.

9) Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno himself is a bodybuilder and has bagged several titles like Mr. America and Mr. Universe. His love for fitness has made him design many Hollywood celebs’ fitness routines.

He has also been a television actor for the hit series The Incredible Hulk and has acted in many big movies. He has some commercials to his credit and has featured in magazines and articles. Ferrigno and his wife Carla, who compliments him well being a personal trainer herself, are noted philanthropists. He is Hollywood’s good guy and everyone likes him; actually he enjoys a fan club of his own.

10) David Buer

David Buer
David Buer

A weekly health and fitness columnist for the Huffington Post; David Buer is the personal trainer for L.L. Cool J, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey Lawrence, Tyler Perry, Cedric Boswell, and athletes, celebrities and others.

Buer states that he was a chubby little boy who was bullied and looked down upon for his body. It was then when he decided to start working on his physique and achieve a body, which he did and he is looked up to for a chiselled look.

After his own dream of competing on the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team, he was injured in an accident that made him come up with techniques that help people after an injury or a surgery in recovery.

No one can question the knowledge and the ability of these fitness trainers, who are the real ‘Gurus’ of fitness in Los Angeles. Most of them have a degree in some sort of field pertaining to physical fitness or physiology. They have received certifications in everything from personal training, to nutrition and treating people with injuries.

They are sculptors of great and coveted bodies and somewhere in the course of training Hollywood celebrities; these fitness enthusiasts and trainers have become celebrities themselves. When it comes to fitness; they are magic.

Written by Nyk

Hey All, this is Nyk father of two kids. Dish for Diet is an outcome of my passion for fitness. I have started this diet and fitness blog to share my experience and thoughts about diet, fitness, and nutrition. I am not an expert but an enthusiast trying to follow a healthy lifestyle. Stay with me to stay inspired with what I usually do :)