In November, personal trainer Will Torres christened his new training studio in New York’s West Village with a party that drew Bravo’s Andy Cohen, designer Doug Burkman of Burkman Bros., former Bergdorf Goodman men’s fashion director Nick Wooster and photographer Douglas Friedman— all acolytes of the stylish sweat temple. Since opening, Willspace has become a magnet for fashion types, with a client list that also includes A/X Armani Exchange chief marketing officer Tom Jarrold, Interview magazine president Dan Ragone, actor Mark Consuelos (husband of Kelly Ripa) and Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, who works out with Torres when he’s in town from Paris.
“My fashion clients work really hard. They’re in the media eye and they have to look good, so they really push themselves,” says Torres, who grew up in Jersey City and moved to Manhattan in 2003 to open his first personal training studio in a one-bedroom apartment that doubled as his home. He slept on his massage table for several months as he built up his business.
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