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Welcome to Racked LA's search for Los Angeles' hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile sixteen smoking candidates who work at local gyms and studios. (Not only do they look hot in spandex, but if you take their classes, you might someday look nearly as good.) Then, once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which you get to vote for your favorite. Let the games begin!
Photos by Elizabeth Daniels
Our third Hottest Trainer contestant is Quincy Burgers. A favorite at Crunch Hollywood, the 36-year-old trainer is also known as "the nicest guy on the planet," according to one shining Yelp review. Training both bootcamp and Krankcycle classes (it's a hand crank bicycle used to improve upper body strength), he describes his training style as "rigorous, compassionate and a breath of fresh air."
After clocking more than a decade of experience in the retail world, Burgers decided to jump into the world of training professionally only a few years ago. "One day, I thought about the careers I could move to that would fulfill my need to help people be better," he explains. "I've trained myself since high school and helped friends reach their fitness goals, so I took a leap of faith and got my certification."
His best piece of advice for workout novices? "Don't look to the past to measure your success in fitness. You will never be the person you were before. Create a vision of who you want to be and start living the behaviors of that person: healthy nutrition, active lifestyle, goal driven, inspiring. I'm 36 years old and am in the best shape of my life. If I had a goal to look like I did in my 20s, I would be selling myself short."