Gideon Akande is known for his charisma, athleticism, and leading super fun & effective workouts! The winner of Men’s Health 2015 Next Top Trainer competition, Gideon teaches and inspires people across the world. In 2016 he created and led, the popular Men’s Health DVD series, RIPTENSITY™. In addition, Gideon’s Instagram account (@getfitwithgiddy) has been ranked as one of the best fitness accounts in the country.
A Chicago native and lifelong athlete, Gideon graduated from the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), where he played Division I football and became one of the leading kickoff returners in the school’s history. After embarking on a career in finance, he followed his heart and became a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor in 2010. Since then, Gideon continues to motivate and drive results through his positive attitude, contagious energy, and his wholehearted belief in each person’s success.