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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Flowers and Gardeners

I suggested to a client that in life we must be flowers and gardeners. She thought I had said “or.” She chose to be the flower and yet felt like she was always been sholved around. She lost her strength. I reminded her that I had said we do both at different times and occasions. No matter what, we don’t need to lose our strength. Just because you feel weak does not mean you are. Have mental strength and keep the physical strength. When you are away for spring break, play both roles but be strong when making choices to workout. Sleep in, be healthy, and have fun. You can do it all! Just know that you are always strong. Best,...

If you can be anything..

Be kind. It’s funny how life brings out so many different sides of us.  When we’re unhappy, angry, or upset we eat and/or drink more. Some people eat less, very few exercise more (I know I do). We say and do all sort of things.. Today, take a step back. No matter how you feel, the two things you can do which will benefit you are: Exercise and be kind.Try it. Be kind to yourself and whoever else needs it. Exercise, be kind and buy a friend a session too. Small gestures go a long...

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...