We are pleased to announce the top 15 finalists for the 2015 PFP Trainer of the Year! ...

Kyle Brown, San Diego, California
Host of the Empower Hour show on ESPN Radio, celebrity trainer and nutritionist and CEO of FIT 365 shakes, Kyle is now working with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper program for inner city youth. He is committed to inspiring others to live the life they want.

Joshua Carter, West Hills, California
Recently featured as the body transformation expert on the reality series, Gym Rescue, Joshua has helped local residents lose over 20,000 pounds of fat in 20 years of training. He is strongly committed to his community and has impacted the industry with his four best-selling fitness business products.

Brent Gallagher, Houston, Texas
Taking pride in a purpose-driven commitment to fitness, Brent is the founder of a 4,500 square foot personal training facility complete with a teaching kitchen and signature 30-minute training programs, West U Fitness. Brent has also been featured by Dave Ramsey and Brian Williams and is a noted writer and business leader.

Andrew Garrison, Albuquerque, New Mexico
A highly-qualified fitness professional, writer, sought-out speaker and successful fitness entrepreneur; Andrew has impacted thousands of lives through his lifelong commitment to health and fitness and diverse personal and professional experience in fitness.

Jacey Gengenbach, Omaha, Nebraska
Jacey has earned the respect as a leader in health and fitness for those living with Parkinson's. She played an integral role in developing the Parkinson's Health Development Program and is sought out for her Parkinson's specialty trainings and classes.

Jolie Glassman, Miami Beach, Florida
Jolie, owner of South Florida Boxing, one of the longest-standing and most recognized gyms in Miami Beach, is the energy behind several community-driven programs and is a respected leader in business, community service and the fitness industry as she continues to innovate programs, particularly on her youth-focused programs.

Stephen Holt, Timonium, Maryland
Stephen is a nationally recognized fitness professional and is the founder of 29 Again Custom Fitness studio and 29AgainNutrition.com focused on senior fitness and a sought-after resource for several industry publications and organizations. He is committed to his community and has served two terms on Governor's Council on Physical Fitness.

Farel Hruska, San Marcos, California
As co-creator and National Fitness Director for FIT4MOMS (formally Stroller Strides), Farel has impacted thousands of women's lives; becoming a household name as a leader in pre- and postnatal fitness. Through various certification programs, Farel also helps build the careers of fitness professionals.

Lynn Kreider, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
Currently celebrating her 25th anniversary of her facility, LJ's Fitness, Lynn is strongly involved in her community having both served as the first female mayor of her town as well as orchestrated community-driven events and fundraisers.

Andrea Metcalf, Chicago, Illinois
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Andrea is nationally recognized as a best-selling author, has released 13 DVDs, owned a long-standing studio and is a sought-out expert by national media outlets. She worked for VIE Custom Fitness, and through her company she has a multi-faceted influence including product development and marketing for equipment companies, writing and consulting.

Gregg Miele, Los Angeles, California
Gregg is the owner of Heart & Hustle, a private personal training facility and is also dedicated to several other ventures including The Self-Discipline Band, a simple band and system to remind wearers of simple, conscious daily decisions as well as the Volt Green Project, a foundation he created to donate shoes to the homeless.

Mindy Mylrea, Santa Cruz, California
Mindy is the founder of known brands including Gliding Discs and Tabata Boot Camp and advisor to several leading industry leaders. Mindy has dedicated her career to the fitness industry as an influential fitness professional, educator, leader and innovator.

Mariah Prussia, Fargo, North Dakota
A nationally recognized undefeated female professional MMA fighter, Mariah is the founder of Xtreme Measures, Inc. and has been recognized as the YWCA Woman of the Year and a Top 10 Business Leader under 40 in North Dakota.

Jesse Swoyer, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Joe is the founder of G.H.O.S.T., LLC (Greatly Helping Others Strength Train) and was the founder of a non-profit fitness center for individuals with injuries and disabilities. Joe continues to evolve his business to bring fitness into the lives of those who may not otherwise have access.

Dianne Sykes, Rockville Centre, New York
Dianne is a recognized exercise physiologist, owns an award winning facility, The Fitness Detective and is the innovator behind Osteoblaster, a program designed for those suffering from Osteopenia. Dianne served as the NSCA New York State Director for eight years and is a respected author and speaker.

Our finalists will now participate in the second round of judging, and soon a winner will be crowned at Club Industry 2014. Contest updates will be posted on PFP's website, and can be followed on Twitter (#TOTY2015).


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