Madison gym owner named America’s most inspiring trainer

Madison personal trainer Pat Gilles was selected as the most inspirational trainer in the country by Reebok One and Well+Good, according to a release.

Gilles was named one of 12 finalists in November out of more than 5,000 nominees across the country.

Gilles, who owns Pat’s Gym in Madison, said he was surprised and excited to be nominated by his clients and chosen as the winner.

“I am humbled to be recognized for something I thoroughly enjoy – it’s bringing together my passion for health and my desire to help people live better lives,” Gilles said in the release. “I am privileged to help people be fit, and find ways to effectively deal with stress, and, therefore, live happier lives.”

As “America’s Most Inspiring Trainer,” Pat will be under contract with Reebok in 2018 and will be profiled in the December edition of Well+Good Magazine.