About MaryAnn

MaryAnn Browning

Founder and President of Browning’s Fitness, is one of the most sought after trainers in New York City. Celebrities, socialites and moguls alike, train with MaryAnn because she produces results that last a lifetime without sacrificing quality of life.

MaryAnn’s clients include: Vera Wang, Candace Bergen, Tommy Mottola, Jonathan Tisch, David Steinberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, Rachel Nichols, Samantha Boardman, Stavros Niarchos, Adam Lindemann, Gregg Hymowitz, Alina Cho, Lyor Cohen, Tico Mugrabi, Marjorie Gubelmann, Aby Rosen and David Hamamoto.

MaryAnn has been featured in Allure, Elle, Vogue, Self, Fitness Magazine, Town and Country, Hamptons Magazine, More, Glam, Page Daily, Daily Candy, Glam.com, Fitist, Plum Magazine and Plum TV, and The New York Times. MaryAnn is a regular contributing editor for Page DailyGlam.com, and is one of the distinguished Board of Experts for Fitist.

MaryAnn is a certified trainer in MESC, NASM, AFTA, Pilates, Spinning, Swimming and Running Coach, Sports and Nutrition, and Yoga. MaryAnn has competed in the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon as well as 37 marathons worldwide, and six Iron Man competitions. Mary Ann holds a degree in Sports and Nutrition.

Prior to becoming a personal trainer, MaryAnn was a prima ballerina with the Johannesburg Ballet Company in South Africa, as well as the Munich Ballet Company. MaryAnn attended the Royal Academy Ballet School in London, and was awarded the Margot Fonteyn Award for the Dancer Most Likely to Succeed.

MaryAnn was named South Africa’s most successful personal trainer, and worked in New York as a Specialist Trainer to the Stars until 2005 when she opened her first Browning’s Fitness Center.

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Things Happen For a Reason

And even if they don’t, you can make it work your way. When one door closes, another will open.  This week I was lucky enough to to finally hear what the Universe was trying to tell me this year. All we feel inside, good and bad is what we put out and what we create for ourselves. Think angry, fat, sad.. you will feel it and attract it. This applies to happy, good, strong, positive, and grateful. So when things happen that make you unhappy, Stop, wait, marinate, and listen. You will then hear the way it can be instead. It’s all inside of you. So is the engird to push your body to achieve what you want. Try...

2017 Luck… Are you a lucky person?

  I read a article on luck. I feel I am incredibly lucky. I also know luck means hard work and I am lucky to love my work. I also know not to take it for granted. I am lucky to love exercise and working out , moving and feeling healthy. It takes time and it requires work. But if you view it as a chore, negative it will be unlucky for you. 2017 is going to be a great year. I know that and I thank you all ahead for making it so. I am truly grateful and yes very lucky. Wishing you a year of endless luck and happiness to achieve all your goals. Best wishes...


I felt more pressure over the last few weeks to avoid drinking or  indulging at the party or at dinner. The more pressure, the worse I ate and drank. I had a conversion with a nutritional client as we biked together.  She reflected how in two years since she met me the 10 pounds have stayed off. Not the 15 as she originally wanted, but she can start the new year  with losing that extra 5 pounds as her goal. She noticed during this holiday season – as soon as a bag of goodies arrived, she wrapped them up and sent them away after just a few tastes. When she was out, she might indulge but nowhere near as badly as before. She sees that this is a way of life and every year is progress. She adds extra steps and even planned a biking holiday this Christmas instead of sitting around in Palm Beach.  Before she leaves next Tuesday, she has training or cardio scheduled every day. Remember: this is a way of life. Book extra sessions or a boot camp if you’re staying in town. Let us know…. Best wishes,...