The Best Personal Trainers in Marin

Every body is different, and sometimes you need a push to get you pumping iron the right way. A personal trainer can help you learn what’s best for you and help prevent — or recover from — any injuries. The 2024 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Heather Leigh Fit For Life (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Personal Trainer picks see below.

Our 2024 Fitness & Sports category sponsor is Club Evexia.

We’ve broken it down by region: Southern Marin, Central Marin and mobile.

Southern | Central | Mobile

Southern Marin

Binay Curtis, BodyByBinay

Mill Valley

woman (Binay) in an orange workout set under an LED sign reading Body by Binary
Photo courtesy of Binay Curtis.

Binay Curtis, aka, “BodyByBinay” energizes clients through her enthusiastic and holistic approach to health and wellness. She offers virtual and in-person HIIT classes, live or recorded, nutritional reboot programs, carefully curated and delicious Bounty Bags, and a private label supplement line.


Jake and JT Peterson

Mill Valley

Brothers Jake and JT Peterson founded their fitness studio in 2014 to provide athlete-style fitness training with a fun and relaxed atmosphere, offering support to prevent injury and a workout experience designed to motivate.

247 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley

Jeff Marth, Club Evexia

Mill Valley

Since high school, Jeff Marth has known he wants to be a coach. Now with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and over 20 years of experience, he’s living his own dream while helping others achieve theirs.

100 Shoreline Hwy., Suite 100, Bldg A, Mill Valley

Jordan Assadi, Club Evexia

Mill Valley

Jordan’s method is building a custom program for your body and your schedule, using his experience as a Master Personal Trainer and Certified TRX trainer to create something tailored for your lifestyle that will lift you up to achieve your goals.

100 Shoreline Hwy., Suite 100, Bldg A, Mill Valley

Kat Blair, Club Evexia

Mill Valley

This NASM certified personal trainer has also completed a Corrective Exercise Specialization, and if that weren’t impressive enough, she’s also a Bay Area native. She has personal experience with a hypermobility disorder and endeavors to provide creative solutions to clients’ issues.

100 Shoreline Hwy., Suite 100, Bldg A, Mill Valley

Central Marin

Heather Leigh Fit For Life

San Rafael

Heather Leigh wears a pink and blue workout set and lifts weights in front of a window.
Photo courtesy of Heather Leigh.

With over 25 years of coaching and training experience, Heather Leigh has led fitness and yoga retreats around the world while continually taking classes and trainings to evolve her training and improve her understanding of the body and mind. She recently opened her own studio and teaches a variety of fitness methods, including power yoga, hot yoga, HIIT, pilates, yoga sculpt and more.

777 Grand Ave., Suite 104B, San Rafael

Marie Holman, Fitness SF

Corte Madera

Marie Holman believes that health is the foundation for all of life’s successes, and she’s ready to help everyone unlock that potential. At Fitness SF, she’s in an ideal place to achieve that, with the gym’s convenient location and comfortable atmosphere, complete with an outdoor gym for those that crave the fresh air.

10 Fifer Ave., Corte Madera, 415.348.6377

Sarah Hester, The Studio

San Rafael

Born in Sonoma County, Sarah Hester has taught all over New York in classical pilates studios and now returns to her NorCal home to bring her love of pilates to The Studio in Marin. In terms of who she can help, she’s done it all; major surgery recovery, pre and post natal, cancer patients, athletes, models, and entertainers.

1800 4th St., San Rafael, 415.785.3019

Skaar Fitness


man grinning indoors in front of a white and blue mural of a viking rune
Photo courtesy of Skaar Fitness.

Skaar Fitness’ motto is “Work hard, train hard, play hard” and they’re here to help you reach those three goals. Their workouts might be a high-energy challenge that goes beyond what’s typically offered, but the results can’t be denied. If you’re looking to truly revitalize your body (or want to chase that elusive six-pack), this is the place for you.

1106 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 415.847.6861


Kyle Mastropole, The Bay Fitness

Multiple locations

Kyle Mastropole holding weight
Photo courtesy of The Bay Fitness.

Kyle Mastropole is the owner of The Bay Fitness, a concierge personal training company that delivers the fitness studio experience to the comfort of clients’ homes. Kyle holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science and has built an impressive list of clientele throughout his career. His clients range from athletes who have won National Championships, All-American accolades and played in the Super Bowl, to Hollywood actors, to Marin County seniors aiming to move freely without the assistance of a walker or cane. With 10 health and fitness certifications, Kyle is dedicated to helping you achieve your next level of fitness success.


Best of the County Fitness & Sports Sponsor

Club Evexia

Club Evexia is a luxury fitness, wellness and social club in Southern Marin. Set on the water overlooking beautiful Richardson Bay, the club offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment, over 70 group classes a week and amazing social gatherings and events that promote connection and community.