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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Today, I had to get up to work in the city, then drive to the Hamptons to work just to turn around and come right back. I can’t exactly say I was excited about the idea. I got to work and was speaking to one of my trainers about their schedule. They told me they could still do a 5:30 AM shift, but they would just need to arrive at the gym by 3:00am It made me rethink my day and really, how bad was it? I got to the Hamptons early. I got a little sun time and a little workout time. I got to train three new clients who were all amazing. Then, before I headed back to the city I stopped and played nine holes. Now, as I write this, the sunlight is still out. There was no traffic on my drive home. I did not have to get to work at 3:00am and I’ll be home by 9:00pm. The truth is other people have worse days than ours. We can choose to look at our days as bad or we can look at it positively and think about all of those who don’t get to have the days we have. Get up a little earlier and get your workout in. Then, you still have a wonderful day ahead of you. Best,...


I know that I don’t like change, but when I do finally do it, I am very good at it. I went to two classes this week, both based on what I see as making myself a better person. One of the classes spoke about how we may resist change, but when it happens, we cannot understand why we didn’t make the change sooner. I have a client who had 5:30am sessions with me. She finally tried a session at 7:00am because she had no other choice. She never wants to come in earlier again. At 71 years old, there’s no need to be up at 5:00am. She can finally see how much better this change is for her. Try it! If it’s not right. nothing is lost. Today, switch up your workouts. Bike if you always walk, take on a challenging exercise. Try the change, even working with a different trainer. Ask us about our new trainers and see if they might be a great change for you! Best,...

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As I am not a real mother, though I at least I feel I am to some, I don’t get caught up in the Mother’s Day events. What I do know is that it doesn’t seem to be a day that mothers are really deciding how they spend it. Of course, people mean well, but as someone who struggles to say no or yes to what I really want, I find some mothers can actually be more stressed by the day. We all lead busy lives, but I hope we all learn (myself included) to say what we really want. Either way, any day can and should be Mother’s Day. So, take a day and do as you want, do what makes you happy. Perhaps, get in a extra workout, followed by a stretch and then a soothing massage. Take care of your body to take care of your mind. Ask us about the specials we are offering, to make your day all about you. Best,...