clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Hottest Trainer Contestant #20: William Miller

New, 5 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Welcome to our search for New York City's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile twenty-two smoking candidates who work at local gyms and studios. Once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which you get to vote for your favorite.

Photos by Driely S

William Miller has been a trainer for the past six years, which includes three in New York City and three in Boston. He's been with Crunch since 2010, where he lends his fitness expertise to a wide range of clients—from those with injuries who need corrective exercise work to men and women just looking to beef up. He describes his training style as "versatile and well-rounded," and says: "I pride myself on that! I can take a large multitude of clients and work with them and their individual fitness goals." After the jump, he talks a bit about how to achieve those goals.

What made you want to become a trainer?

I used to be very skinny growing up—I was 135 lbs at 6 ft tall at 21, and when I was 22 I decided to join a gym and change that. (My friends used to tease me because I was so skinny. I would never take my shirt off because I was embarrassed.) I started working out and noticed changes in my body, and it really took over me. It was something that became a huge part of my lifestyle. I would train some of my friends just to help, and it was really enjoyable that I could help people and make them feel better about themselves.

At that time I was going to school to be a radiologist. It was what I wanted to do, but I felt like it wasn't my calling. I stopped taking classes and I became a certified trainer, and worked out of Gold's Gym and Work Out World in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I felt like I wanted to pursue more modeling and acting, so I moved to New York. I had a friend that trained at Crunch and she said it was awesome, so I had an interview and I was hired in September 2010. It really is the best job in the world! I come to work in sweats or shorts and I'm comfortable all day, doing a job that I absolutely love!

In addition to training, do you teach any classes?

I don't usually teach classes, but I have taught an abs class. I get shy when I'm around a large group of people and I have to speak aloud in front of them!

Tell us some fun facts about you.

I'm a neat freak and very coordinated—I know when something is moved or misplaced. I'm very meticulous when it comes to things like that. And I love Superman. Ever since I was a kid I idolized him, and even had the PJ's with the velcro cape!

Want to train with William? Check out his Facebook, as well as Crunch's one-on-one and group fitness programs.
· Crunch Gym [Official Site]
· Crunch [Official Site]
· William Miller [Facebook]
· Crunch [Official Site]
· All Hottest Trainer 2013 Contestants [Racked NY]