$50 an hour? Wow! In the Philippines you can train with a ex-professional boxer, some were national champions, for less than $8 an hour
Best Personal Trainer - 2009
You know that obnoxious girl at the gym? The one that answers her cell phone while she's on the treadmill? Well, she would last about two seconds with Mickey Demos. The bad-ass, muscle-bound 44-year-old former boxing coach uses the same tough love, run-till-you-puke philosophy for his average Joe and Jane clients as he did for the late Golden Gloves champ Gus Rahming Jr. "I'll scream like a drill sergeant to get you beyond your limit," he says. "It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 75." In the past four years of training, he has gained a loyal following of gluttons for punishment. They range from high-powered lawyers to troubled street kids. His clients swear by his workout routine which includes a combination of cardio, weight training, and amateur boxing. He now works out of Extreme Gym on 71st Street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, charges $50 per hour, and plans to open his own gym this summer. Be sure to leave your cell phone at home.
Mickey totally deserves this award!! He's been training me off and on (but mostly on) for 2.5 years now and I got in the best shape of my life under his tutelage. It's definitely not something to do if you're squeamish or want to "pretend" to work out...but if you're serious about getting shape, there's no better workout, and the boxing part is a lot of fun, too...!