After over 7,000 votes, here are the results of the Favorite Personal Trainers in Southwest Michigan poll.

Being a personal trainer is not easy.  They have to put their knowledge of the human body together with the correct workouts for each individual depending on their wants and needs.  Not to mention, they have to motivate us, no matter how lazy we may be.  They're always keeping their eye on our form and safety, even more so during this pandemic.

Since January 2nd was National Personal Trainer Day, and 90% of the population has a new year's resolution of losing weight or getting healthier in some form, let's find Southwest Michigan's favorite personal trainers.  For the sake of this poll "Southwest Michigan" will include the following counties only: Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, St Joseph, Branch, Allegan, Berrien, and Barry.

Rules of this poll: One vote per person / per day.  Votes by bots and other 3rd party IP changers will be detected and removed periodically. Votes outside of Southwest Michigan are also at risk of being removed. Extreme abuse of these rules can lead to disqualification. Keep it real, legit, and local folks.  All votes after 11:59 PM, on Sunday, January 23rd were removed.  A Third-party voting system also ran an audit to remove any fraudulent votes.  Below are the results.

Here are your 5 favorite personal trainers in Southwest Michigan for 2022

#5. Ray Yager at Burn Bootcamp in Battle Creek with 9.94% of the vote.

Ray finished just outside the top 20 last year.  But this year he grabbed nearly 10% of the vote to land in the top 5.

#4. Shawn Knash at Fit Body Boot Camp in Portage with 12.50% of the vote.

Shawn wasn't one of the nominees in the 2021 poll.  That didn't stand in his way this year as he lands the #4 spot.

#3. Lexie Rydleski at Anytime Fitness in Portage with 13.02% of the vote.

Lexie drops from #1 last year to #3 this year.  Still, a very strong showing.

#2. Billy Conklin at Bronson Athletic Center in Oshtemo with 14.75% of the vote.

Billy wasn't nominated in last year's poll.  This year he came out of nowhere to nab #2.

#1. Cordell Holmes at Holmes Fitness in Battle Creek with 15.30% of the vote.

Cordell came in at a very respectable #6 in 2021.  He killed the game this year grabbing the top spot. Congrats Cordell Holmes.

We wish you all a healthier and happier year in 2022.

Here are the full poll results.


Here are your 5 favorite personal trainers in Southwest Michigan for 2021.

#5. Jonathan Childress at Childress fitness in Kalamazoo with 8.21% of the vote.

#4. Lainey LaFountain at Fit Body Boot Camp in Plainwell with 8.81% of the vote.

#3. Carmen James at Fit BellaVei in Kalamazoo with 11.58% of the vote.

#2. Kim Guess of Guess Who Fitness in Kalamazoo with 12.12% of the vote.

#1. Lexie Rydleski at Anytime Fitness in Portage with 13.04% of the vote.

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