Clay Burwell

"One of the top 100 trainers in America" - Men's JournaL

"World's best trainers" - livestrong

Clay has been a personal trainer since June 1999 when he completed service in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division. His celebrity clientele list includes such names as Matt Damon, Anna Paquin, Drea DeMatteo, Stevie Van Zandt, Adam Ferrara, Lenny Kravitz and many others. His numerous magazine and TV spots are no accident. He has a reputation for working his people hard and he gets results. His passion is changing people's lives through fitness and the Martial Arts.

Clay holds certifications as a Crossfit Level 1 Coach and is a certified Crossfit Olympic Lifting Trainer. In addition to this he is also certified by the esteemed National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA).  

Other instructor certifications include: USA Boxing Coach (level 2), WKA Muay Thai Kickboxing (level 2) and Russian Kettlebell by Kettlebell Concepts. He also holds the rank of brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu awarded to him by Pan-American gold medalist Josh Griffiths. Clay is proud to have competed in the Golden Gloves twice.  He has recently attended seminars led by renowned coaches and trainers Mark Asanovich and Mark Verstegen.


Clay Burwell is the best trainer
I have ever worked with. His workouts are tough but he brings energy and fun every time. We have a blast! In 2 months I lost 20 pounds and felt like I could run a triathlon. His workouts enabled me to do some of my most challenging physical roles.
Highly recommended.
— Matt Damon
Clay with Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso at the French premiere of Jason Bourne, 2016.

Clay with Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso at the French premiere of Jason Bourne, 2016.

Clay is more than everything you could possibly want in a personal trainer. His specific knowledge of a vast range of fitness activities from boxing to weights and cardio, injury rehab and pilates is amazing. His intricate understanding of anatomy and how it relates to physical activities allows for a precise and more effective workout. But the best part is his infectious enthusiasm for everything he does. Training with Clay is guaranteed to get you in the best shape of your life and it’s so much fun that you will not even notice how hard you’re working. Train with him once and you will be addicted,
I certainly was!
— Anna Paquin
If you are serious about getting into the best shape of your life, Clay’s your man. I’m a model and actress and thanks to Clay, I have never looked better!
And I can actually eat again. Thanks Clay!
— Alex Tyler