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Personalities: Trainer/fitness instructor( Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun photo / January 6, 2011 )
Merritt Athletic Club, Fort Avenue location
921 East Fort Ave., South Baltimore, 410-576-2004, merrittclubs.com
For 14 years, Ron Zwolak has been putting Baltimoreans through workouts both mentally and physically challenging. Zwolak, who specializes in boxing, detoured to New York City and Los Angeles, where he trained clients such as Tony Bennett and Matthew Broderick. But he made his way back to Baltimore and Merritt Athletic Club four years ago. Zwolak enjoys understanding each client's goals and figuring out what will push a workout to the next level. He shapes his work around the philosophy that "we are all a work in progress ... it's always a journey and that's the beauty of it."
-- Jaclyn Peiser