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Welcome to Racked LA's Hottest Trainer Competition!

Image via Ivo Petkov/Shutterstock
Image via Ivo Petkov/Shutterstock

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Today officially begins our second-annual search for the hottest fitness trainer in Los Angeles. After sifting through all of the reader submissions and analyzing the abs, pecs and thighs of the nominees, we've narrowed it down to sixteen sizzling contestants from gyms, indoor cycling studios, bootcamps, barre spots, yoga sanctuaries and more.

We'll be rolling out all the contestants over the next two weeks. Each trainer will get their own post, complete with a photo gallery and a short bio. We'll begin the voting on Monday, August 19th by splitting the contestants up into groups, the winners of which will be chosen by a reader vote. We'll continue to pit them up against each other until there are only two left—they'll face off, and one will be crowned the ultimate champion.

Last year, we learned that promoting your favorite trainer via social media is key, so if you have a crush, don't be afraid to shout it from the Twitter rooftops. All forms of social media are welcome, and the more the better. We'll be tweeting with the #HottestTrainers2013, so feel free to follow along.

Of course, comments are encouraged, but anything mean spirited or offensive will be removed. In addition to being pretty damn sexy, our trainers are all really great people. Without any further ado, let the games begin!
· All Hottest Trainer 2013 Coverage [Racked]
· All Hottest Trainer 2012 Coverage [Racked]